In addition to the Google themed events, the Custom Professional Development team worked with schools to provide 207 additional learning experiences for educators, ranging in size from small workshops to district-wide training days, drawing from a broad catalog including a variety of topics from specific tools to pedagogical approaches such as project-based learning. Several new bootcamps were offered in 2017, including the Learning & Leading Administrator, Clerical/Classified Skills, HyperDoc Bootcamp, STEM – Drones, and Beyond Code. Face-to-face programs are supplemented by EdTechTeam Online, including facilitated cohorts for certifications and graduate credit, and a library of self-paced Just in Time Courses. Programs focused on students also continued in 2017, with four conference-style Student Summits. Many districts (and partners) work with EdTechTeam on an ongoing basis to provide coaching and consulting for teachers and leaders. In partnership with the Moonshot Incubator, EdTechTeam also offered eight days of discount priced design thinking workshops for local teachers on Kaua’i.
“She held my hand, made me explore, kicked me up a notch when I needed it, and was there to catch me if I felt like I was falling. WHO DOES THAT??? EdTechTeam, that’s who. I have NEVER had a presenter that I didn’t feel comfortable approaching for help. I love that about EdTechTeam. Thank you for planting seeds in us that we in turn plant and water.”
-Level 1 Bootcamp Participant
Kimberly Voge says
Our district, Placentia Yorba Linda USD, has hosted three consecutive summits. Each year about 175 teachers have attended the custom summit. The learning is through the roof since the sessions are created based on the needs of our attendees, classified, certificated, and administrative employees. I believe the EdTechTeam custom summits have had a profound #impact for our teachers and students. The integration of tech has increased, as well as students as producers of their learning, rather than consumers. Personally, I have grown into a better professional developer for my district as well. My “one word” this year happens to be #impact…and I am certainly trying to model what I see from the EdTechTeam. #bettertogether