IgniteU!

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Welcome to EdTechTeam’s IgniteU! Program

EdTechTeam worked with over 85,000 educators in 2017. We learned what educators can do and we know what they are ready for. They spoke and we listened. Here is what we created.

Details

EdTechTeam has developed a series of one-day events dedicated to the body, mind, and spirit of educators with content-specific professional development. Each IgniteU! session is carefully designed with the educator in mind. We model new ideas throughout the day and provide workshop time which allows teachers to create the ideas they learn. Teachers leave each IgniteU! event with new foundational ideas that ignite creativity throughout the academic year.

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Streams of Study

Literacy (Secondary)

This full-day ELA session provides instruction, modeling, and workshop time with the following topics: digital publishing using websites and many forms of collaborative lessons using Google Docs. ELA teachers leave the session with the confidence to use these tools and strategies in the classroom and a library of lesson templates to use in their classrooms immediately. The day ends with assistive technology and ESL strategies to allow for differentiation in lessons and communication in the classroom.

Math (Secondary)

This full-day math session gives math educators confidence in using digital tools while providing students with strategies to make their thinking visible. Teachers are provided instruction, modeling and workshop time with the following topics: digital math on Chromebooks, student engagement with KnowledgeHook, math portfolios, and screencasts to make student thinking and problem-solving visible. Additionally, we have built in dedicated time to learn about ESL and assistive technology strategies.

Science (Secondary)

This full-day science workshop allows participants to explore G Suite and web-based tools in order to create engaging science lessons using NGSS 5E lesson organization. Topics covered include using Google Slides to create visual arguments, collecting and analyzing data on Google Sheets, using Google Docs for science simulations, and learning how Breakout EDU Digital games can be an engaging, inquiry source for science lessons. Additionally, we have built in dedicated time to learn about ESL and assistive technology strategies.

History

This full-day workshop allows history teachers a deep-dive with instruction, modeling, and strategies for creating media-rich lessons. We focus on publishing templates with Google Slides including a variety of template samples for use with any age level (e.g. newspapers, newsletters, posters, trading cards, etc); discover Google Geo Tools and VR to take virtual field trips; and explore some exciting web-based apps outside of the G Suite of tools to improve student research and creatively demonstrate student learning. Additionally, we have built in dedicated time to learn about ESL and assistive technology strategies.

PE (K-12)

This full-day PE workshop allows participants an opportunity to explore the use of G Suite and other technologies to enhance their physical education and coaching programs. Topics include using Google Forms to develop online, self-grading exams, creating detailed fitness testing spreadsheets that track improvement, publishing and printing tournament draws, brackets and tournament promotional posters, using Google Classroom for team communication and feedback, and so much more.

Special Education (K-12)

This full-day workshop allows participants the opportunity to explore the use of G Suite and other technologies to enhance the educational experience of all their students. We look at how technology can support students through tools that are essential to some but good for all. We also look at different strategies that can be applied to better support your students from an accessibility aspect to functional output.

English Language Learners (ELL)

This full-day ELL session provides instruction, modeling, and workshop time with the following topics: creating background knowledge opportunities with digital tools and different strategies; making fluency tangible with digital tools; listening comprehension activities that work; and tech supported task-based learning. Teachers leave with the confidence to use each tool and strategy in as well as lesson templates to use in their classrooms immediately. Additionally, assistive technology techniques will be demonstrated to encourage further differentiation techniques in the classroom.

Looking for a content area that you don’t see? Let us know and we can build it!

District Options

  1. Districts and schools can choose one or more sessions from IgniteU! to strategically schedule throughout the year. Target groups of teachers by content area throughout the year and provide each group with engaging strategies that they’ll use immediately.
  2. Want to schedule us on your next in-service day? Address the needs of all your teachers with EdTechTeam’s entire IgniteU! series in one day. Choose a site in your district and treat all of your teachers to a full day of learning.
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If you’re interested in hosting EdTechTeam custom professional development (or engaging our team as consultants or organizational change coaches), please click the button to fill out the request form so the appropriate team member can reach out to you.