The importance of Student Agency.
At EdTechTeam we believe Student Agency is a crucial aspect of meaningful school change. Through Schoolwide Grants, Student Summits and more, we have worked with schools and educators from around the world to further Student Agency in their classrooms and beyond.
What are Student Summits?
Student Summits are immersive educational events for students of all ages. During a Summit, students work with world-class educators learning how to utilize technology in the classroom. Scheduled for a full day or entire week, Students Summits expose students and teachers to authentic educational technology experiences.
The content of a Student Summit.
Content for the event can be customized to match the needs of your students. Two possible strands focus on the Google Apps for Education or STEAM focused sessions. These topics are flexible and interchanged depending on the audience.
The Google Apps Strand is based on the lessons, projects, and activities of the Google Apps Guidebook, students will learn numerous aspects of the Google Apps toolset in fun and engaging lessons. The
The STEAM Summit focuses on creation! From animating to coding to robotics and 3D Printing, students experience hands on lessons writing programs, animating stories and printing custom built objects!
Model One: Mentor Coaching Model
Utilizing a shoulder to shoulder co-teaching model our team will work side by side during a “class period” modeling a lesson and activity that leverage technology and aligns with age and grade level expectations and behaviors. This model allows the teachers to experience successful technology integration, while students learn with them.
Example: Foothill Knolls (500 students) Sample Schedule of the Day
Model Two: Maker/STEAM Camp
We will bring additional equipment to work with students creating a ‘Makerspace’ right in your school! 3D Printers, robotics, coding and more. When the event is over, the equipment, (and learning how to use it) stays right in the school with your students and teachers!
Example: STEAM Maker Camp
Model Three: Google Apps Student Certification