Presentations

Teaching the 4Cs

  • The strategic plan asks teachers to incorporate the 4Cs into their daily instruction. Quickly into the process we soon realize that our students don’t understand how to collaborate or communicate. Participants learn how to explicitly teach students how to collaborate, communicate, think critically and be creative! Collaborate? How?
    • Winter Convergence McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC. January 14, 2020;
    • Staff Professional Learning at Vandora Springs ES January 15, 16 2020;

Invention Literacy; Makey Makey

  • Invention Literacy with Makey Makey is a fun, hands-on learning experience where participanta learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. Wake County Public School System, January 8, 2020; Invention Literacy with Makey Makey

Discovery Education: What You May Not Know

  • Educators are once again embracing Discovery Education as a resource that is changing with the times in response to educator needs and future-ready demands. Come find your way through the amazing new interface and discover how DE can enhance your teaching with engagement and assessment activities, channel subscriptions, resources for college access, career awareness, social-emotional learning, professional development, collaborative opportunities, global involvement and more! Wake STEM Early College High School, December 19, 2019; Discovery Education: What You May Not Know

Google Explore Tool

  • Whole staff experiences the possibilities of the Google Explore tool for enhancing and simplifying research, presentations, and data in Google Docs, Slides and Sheets. This session involved guided explore and time to try! Wake STEM Early College High School, December 19, 2019; Google Explore Tool

Google Keep

  • Introducing high school staff and admin how Google Keep can be useful for personal as well as professional needs and how it can be applied to classroom curriculum. Wake STEM Early College High School, November 18, 2019; Google Keep

Keeping It Confidential

  • Informing School Leadership Teams how to use One Drive for storing or sharing confidential information. Middle Creek HS, November 14. 2019; Keeping It Confidential

Make Forward: Introduction to Making Across the Curriculum

Mindset for Makers: Access for All Students

  • 5th Annual Maker Ed Convening, Pittsburgh, PA, Maker Mentors from Wake County Public School System in North Carolina share how they are scaling maker education in a large suburban public school district in ways that are deeply rooted in curriculum standards. October 12. 2019; Mindset for Maker: Access for All Students

Digital Portfolios in Math

  • School District Wide Professional Learning, Exposing teachers to apps and best practices that can be showcased and reflected on for student portfolios, Wake County Public School System, September 30, 2019, October 9, 2019; Digital Portfolios in Math

Intro to Tinkercad

  • Series: Introducing Tinkercad and 3D printing to teachers: sandboxing, curating resources and creating lessons, Smith Magnet Elementary School, September 20, 27, October 4 2019; Tinkercad for Starters

Google Draw for Beginning Teachers and Mentors

  • BTs and Mentors learn Google Draw: Where it is found, how to use it and how to apply it, Buckhorn Creek Elementary School, September 18, 2019; Google Draw for BTs

Minecraft Education Edition: Refresher

Makerspaces for Future Teachers

  • The makerspace leadership team presented about makerspaces to future teachers.  Goals following this session included that participants would understand:
    • The importance of maker and building maker mindset
    • How space affects maker
    • Why coding is part of maker
    • How the grant can support the exploration of maker

    During the session participants got to explore maker materials and ask questions. May 13, 2019: #Wakemakes: Supporting making in WCPSS for Future Teachers

Makerspaces for Principals

  • Principal Book Study maker experience, Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love, by Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis, Hack 6- Center the School Around Children, May 9, 2019: Makerspaces in Your School

Flipgrid

Hyperdocs: What’s the Hype

NCWise Owl: Middle School

Flipgrid

  • Middle School Staff Professional Learning Opportunities, East Garner Magnet Middle School, March 13 & April 2, 2019; Flipgrid for East Garner

Getting to Know Google

  • Elementary School Staff Professional Learning Opportunity, Holly Ridge Elementary School, March 29, 2019; Getting to Know Google

#WakeMakes: Supporting Making in WCPSS

Google Draw

K2 Can

  • Present Google work samples to K-2 staff for ideas of what students can do once in their Google Drive, Holly Ridge ES, March 21, 2019; K2 Can 

Flipgrid

  • BT Mentor Meeting, Buckhorn Creek Elementary School, Match 20. 2019; Flipgrid REMIXed

NCWiseOwl

Flipgrid

  • NCTIES 2019, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh NC, March 8, 2019; Flipgrid 101

Flipgrid

  • High School Staff Professional Learning Opportunities, February 28, 2019: Flipgrid 101

Makerspace

  • School-based Instructional Technology Facilitator and Digital Learning Coordinator Meeting, February 20, 2019: Why Makerspaces?

Makerspaces for Principals

  • Principal Book Study maker experience, Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love, by Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis, Hack 6- Center the School Around Children, February 14, 2019: Makerspaces in Your School

Makerspace

Google Certification

  • MTAC Google for Education Certification Bootcamp, Timber Drive Elementary School, Jan 24, 2019: Training Website

Flipgrid

  • Convergence REMIX Track 4, Timber Drive Elementary School, January 22 & 23, 2019: Flipgrid 101 & 102

Google Updates

  • Convergence REMIX Track 4, Timber Drive Elementary School, January 22 & 23, 2019:
  • Google Updates: Nothing Stays the Same
  • Google Updates: Nothing Stays the Same WEBSITE

Hummingbird Robotics

Flipgrid

Google Updates

  • Fall Convergence Media Tech, McKimmon Center, November 30, 2018:
  • Google Updates: Nothing Stays the Same
  • Google Updates: Nothing Stays the Same WEBSITE

Websites

Google Sites

Flipgrid

  • Convergence REMIX, Green Hope HS, August 14 & 16, 2018: Flipgrid 101
  • Convergence REMIX, Fuquay-Varina HS, August 15, 2018: Flipgrid 101
  • Convergence REMIX, South garner HS, August 17, 2018: Flipgrid 101
  • Convergence REMIX, Track 2, September 2, 2018: Flipgrid 101
  • Convergence REMIX, Track 1, September 26 & 27, 2018: Flipgrid 101

Google Tools

Minecraft

Coding

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