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Pep Assemblies, Red Pens, and School Lunches
This keynote address is a hilarious look at attitudes and how choosing the right attitude can make all the difference! It can be presented in 45min-2 hr formats. Purpose Teachers don’t really teach for the summers…Do we? This keynote will remind educators why we CHOOSE to walk through the doors...
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Teaching Kids to Thrive
Bring best-selling author/educators, Dr. Debbie Silver and Dedra Stafford to your school or district to inspire your preK-12 educators and guide them in how to implement social-emotional learning (SEL) concepts in the classroom. Choose from a 6-day, 3-day, or 1-day Thrive Initiative Package....
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Reaching and Teaching the Digital Learner
This keynote address is upbeat, motivational and informative. It can be a presented as a one hour keynote to a full day session. Purpose The Digital Natives are not the students of the past. They learn and think differently which means teachers must learn to teach differently. In this keynote,...
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The “Best Stuff” is in the Middle
This keynote address is upbeat, motivational and informative. It can be a presented as a 45min format. Purpose This keynote will remind educators how important we are in the lives of the middle school students we teach. Dedra will help teachers remember what a great job they really have. This...
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Breakout Session: Classroom Management:The Real Secret to Success!
Set aside the vision board and the meditation tapes the real “secret to success” is classroom management and relationships. Best practices like DI, technology, and RTI are all great ONCE YOU MASTER CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT. New teachers and veteran teachers must attend this session. You will keep...
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Breakout Session: Teambuilding for the Rock Star Teacher!
Need an easy to implement team building activity? The best way to build team unity in school is getting the kids engaged and understanding why we team. Come to this session, participate, and walk away with several activities that can be used on teams and in advisory programs. The spotlight is on...
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Breakout Session: TEAM-A-NOMICS:The little things teams do to achieve BIG!
What makes a good team? A good team name, A celebration, or luck? Teams are an important part of school but great teams are no accident. Teaming must be done with purpose. If you are not careful, teams will become a group of people in the same hall and team meetings will be nothing more than a...
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Breakout Session: Attitude Adjustment! Does Your School Need One?
Lift your staff’s spirits with ideas and energy from conferences across the US! After being inspired, our school staff has had an attitude adjust- ment. We will share tips on how to wake up your staff and keep them smiling! From faculty meetings that are FUN, to quick little ways to make everyone...
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Other Breakout Sessions:
History Happens! Reading for Meaningn - How to Motiate Our Students to Read Be A Game Show Host in the Classroom!
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Breakout Session: Podcasting: Web 2.0 Tools of Classroom Collaboration
The next generation of the web is the new web 2.0. Collaboration websites cater to the on- demand, video game generation of today. See how these sites can work in the classroom. Move your class into the future and out of the past with Voice thread, Photostory, Blogs, and the ever-popular Teacher...
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Breakout Session: Podcasting: The Nuts and Bolts of It
Now that you understand what podcasting is and how it can be used in the classroom, come in and make one! We will use the computers and free software to create a simple podcast. You don’t have to be a techie to make this happen. Learn the ins and outs of the podcasting basics and Audacity...
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Breakout Session: What Casting? How to use Podcasting in the Classroom:
Can you really make it educational? Don’t ban those IPods yet. We can show you ways to make a podcast in the classroom. Get kids hooked using the technology that they crave. Podcasts are great for lecture, reinforcements, or even student projects. All kids can podcast and so can you, ready? Come...
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Breakout Session: Twitter This:Websites that make you say “COOL!”
This session is a tech lover’s dream! Come in and learn about the websites that everyone is talking about (or tweeting about). No theory, lecture, or research in this session. It is an old fashion swap party. We will highlight the latest and greatest websites educators can use to teach, learn,...
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Breakout Session: Story Telling in the Classroom... Digital Style
Learn what digital storytelling is all about and how you can use it in your classroom. This is where students’ creativity can come alive while dem- onstrating the understanding of major concepts in the classroom. We will share great project examples and a multitude of resources that can be used...
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Breakout Session: iLearn, iRemember and iPad: Using technology to Engage Today’s Learner
“Whatever it Takes” is the motto for keeping the multitasked generation active and engaged in our class- rooms. Come in and learn what tools are out there for IPads and IPods to facilitate learning, collaborating, and creating. This session is always changing as the best apps have yet to be...
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Breakout Session: Take Classroom Involvement to the Next Level w/ Smart Boards , SMART Teachers and SMART Students!
(This session can be modified for any IWB) Is the Interactive white board in your classroom/building used as a fancy overhead ? Smart Boards can be used as more than just "Write and Wipe," if you know the capabilities. We often provide our teachers with the initial "where the buttons are"...
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Breakout Session: Movie Maker/Photostory: Kids in the Director’s Chair!:
Ok, so you know how to use PowerPoint, but what else is out there? Do you want to learn to make your own movies with pictures and live video? Better yet, get the students make their own creations for assessments of major concepts, and they will remember those concepts for life! There’s no better...
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Breakout Session: WhyTeachDigital(Alternatefocusis“DIand DigitalLearners”)
This session is a shortened version of the Keynote “Reaching Digital Learner” Learn how educators across the globe are using podcasting, blogging, wikis and other web 2.0 tools to teach the students of today (our digital natives). Why not tap into this “My Space” genera- tion’s interests and...
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Breakout Session: QR in the classroom, it’s too EASY!
Have you seen the little black and white 2D square boxes on posters and products? They are QR (quick Re- sponse) codes. Cell phones are everywhere, why not capitalize on them in the classroom and across the dis- trict? Simple, free QR generators allow you to create codes that can link to just...
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Other technology software or websites that can be included in a workshop
United Streaming or Discovery Education Google (From igoogle to Google docs) Website, Blog, or wiki Creation Blogging, wikis, and Twitter in schools Clickers for CPS or other question software One-Computer Classroom Ideas 4teachers.org help teachers need Websites in a subject area Websites that...
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