Boston Summer Institute
We are back for our 16th summer of learning in Boston with a new approach to summer workshops.
Boston University Academy
Our Boston Summer Institue will be held in the heart of Boston just walking distance from the MBTA Green Line “B” Trolley. There are also multiple hotels and pay-per-entry parking lots in the area.
7:30 – 8:00 am: Registration
8:00 – 8:30 am: Keynotes or Ignite Talks (multiple 10-minute mini-keynotes)
8:45 – 11:30 am: Morning Session for your registered workshop
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lunch on your own
12:30 – 3:30 pm: Afternoon Session for your registered workshop
- There are numerous hotels in the area depending on your preference. Use your favorite travel site to find Boston hotels.
- Hotel Commonwealth
- Boston Hotel Buckminster
- Boston Inn
- Cambridge Hyatt
- AirBnB can also be an affordable option to stay.
- Lodging accommodations available at Boston University Academy
- $90/night/person in a shared suite with a private bedroom and shared bath or $158/night/person in a shared suite with a private bedroom and private bath. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about making an overnight reservation.
- If you are flying into Boston’s Logan Airport, the most convenient option is to take a taxi from the airport to your local hotel.
- You can also take the subway (also known as the “T”) or a bus from Logan Airport. The MBTA website has schedules and details. From Logan, take the Silver Line Bus to South Station and then get on Green Line “B” trolley to the Boston University Central stop. Keeping the Marsh Chapel on your right and Pavement Coffee on your left, walk one block west to the Academy entrance at One University Road.
Get to know our workshops:
Summer Institute Boston Schedule
Join us for the whole week for the best experience, or you may also attend part of the week to meet your needs. Filter the options below or sort through the schedule to find the right workshops for you.
Each morning, we will have all the attendees together for an exciting keynote or multiple 10-minute inspiring Ignite Talks.
|Workshop||Instructor||Workshop Title||Location||Instructor||Duration||Date (s)||Ticket Needed||Topics||Grade Level||Device||Grad Credit||Description||Link to Description||Link to Bio||Link to Purchase||Ticket Needed||Headshot||Bio 2018||Twitter handle||Course ID|
|Art of Reflection with Technology||Ben Sondgeroth||Art of Reflection with Technology||Boston||Ben Sondgeroth||1-day||June 25||1-day ticket (June 25)||Theory||Middle School, High School||All devices||No||Formal opportunities for reflection allow us to pause, look back, and analyze the points we can and should improve upon as we move forward. Great teachers regularly engage in reflection. If our first lesson of the day did not go well, we reflect back on what needs improvement and adjust to ensure that the same mistakes do not happen again. If, as teachers, we use the power of reflection to improve student learning, then it should be important to promote reflection with our students. In this workshop we will explore how technology can help students in the reflection process. We will look at strategies, apps, and web tools that will assist students in the reflection process, and allow them to grow as learners.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_0||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_ben-sondgeroth||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 25)|
|Creating Interactive Learning Experiences with G Suite for Education||Avra Robinson||Creating Interactive Learning Experiences with G Suite for Education||Boston||Avra Robinson||Half-day AM||June 27||1-day ticket (June 27)||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||No||G Suite for EDU offers a wide variety of opportunities for engaging learners of all ages. From writing and narrating a story to illustrating ideas to verbally reflecting on the learning process, the possibilities are endless. In this half-day workshop, we will explore ways teachers can create interactive activities using tools such as Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Drawings, as well as audio recording and screencasting tools.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_1||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_avra-robinson||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 27)|
|Creating Multimedia with the Chromebook||Ben Sondgeroth||Creating Multimedia with the Chromebook||Boston||Ben Sondgeroth||2-day||June 28-29||2-day ticket (June 28-29)||Multimedia||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||No||Unlock the creative potential of the Chromebook and move beyond using the device for word processing, productivity and organization. The workshop will explore the creative potential of the Chromebook to give your students the ability to craft amazing multimedia masterpieces! Participants, will explore various apps, web tools and extensions available to create multimedia such as interactive images, video, and audio. In addition, learning strategies and thoughtful approaches to Chromebook creation will be explored in detail. Participants will walk away with an arsenal of new ways to engage their students in the classroom.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_2||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_ben-sondgeroth||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 28-29)|
|Creative Uses of iPads in the Elementary Classroom||Anissa Labrador||Creative Uses of iPads in the Elementary Classroom||Boston||Anissa Labrador||2-day||June 25-26||2-day ticket (June 25-26)||iPads||Elementary||iPad||Yes||From recording reading fluency, to developing storytelling skills, to demonstrating problem solving, iPads can be used in a myriad of ways in the elementary classroom. This workshop will focus specifically on unleashing the creative potential of the iPad at the K-5 level. We will explore apps and strategies specific to young learners to empower them as creators of their own learning artifacts. With our philosophy of “All the Good Apps Fit on One Screen” as a guiding principle, this workshop provides participants not only with an understanding of the device itself, but also ways to leverage essential tools and apps in the classroom. |
Key topics addressed in this intensive workshop will include reading and writing, visible-thinking strategies, multimedia creation, portfolios and publishing, and collaborative projects. Whether you have a cart of shared iPads, a 1:1 program, or a single device in your classroom, this workshop provides an excellent forum for thoughtful integration into the elementary classroom.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_4||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_anissa-labrador||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 25-26)|
|Creative Video and Screencasting||Ben Sondgeroth||Creative Video and Screencasting||Boston||Ben Sondgeroth||1-day||June 26||1-day ticket (June 26)||Video||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All devices||No||As more and more devices enter our classrooms, it increases the opportunities for students to demonstrate learning. Creative possibilities exist for transforming the traditional lecture environment and leveraging video and screencasting creation in the classroom are two exciting opportunities. Students now have endless options for demonstrating their knowledge and sparking their creativity when creating short videos and screencasts. |
In this workshop, participants will be presented with the benefits of student-created videos, the steps to take when implementing a short video-project with students, and the tools necessary for creating those amazing videos using mobile devices, Chromebooks, and laptops. In addition to short video-creation, participants will explore how screencasting can allow students to engage in self-reflection, peer-editing, deeper learning, and much more. We will also dive into how teachers can leverage screencasting to create additional opportunities for connections with parents, students, and colleagues by creating screencasts. Potential tools include iMovie, DoInk, WeVideo, YouTube Creator Studio, Quicktime, Screencastify, and more! Make sure you bring at least one mobile device that can record video.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_6||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_ben-sondgeroth||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 26)|
|Design Thinking||Greg Kulowiec||Design Thinking||Boston||Greg Kulowiec||2-day||June 28-29||2-day ticket (June 28-29)||Design thinking||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||Yes||While we cannot predict what the future looks like, we do know that innovation and creativity are skills that our students need and Design Thinking has emerged as a proven framework for helping people develop a creative problem-solving mindset. The Design Thinking process provides an effective framework that can be implemented in classrooms to create an environment that values collaboration, research, and creativity. This process ultimately helps facilitate the process of carefully identifying a problem, and proposing, prototyping and testing solutions. The foundation of Design Thinking is the capacity to empathize with the end-user or intended community, so special attention will be given to thoroughly understanding all aspects of the process. |
Over the course of the workshop, we will engage in a deep-dive into the Design Thinking process, participate in hands-on design challenges, work through a lo-fidelty prototyping process and test proposed solutions. Next, we will explore ways that exemplar schools have incorporated Design Thinking activities into their own curriculum and devote time to developing a vision and practical approach to adopting Design Thinking in classroom and school environments.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_7||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_greg-kulowiec||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 28-29)|
|Digital Portfolios||Avra Robinson||Digital Portfolios||Boston||Avra Robinson||Half-day PM||June 27||1-day ticket (June 27)||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||No||What is a digital portfolio? Who should create a digital portfolio? Why are digital portfolios useful and important? How can digital portfolios help us differentiate learning experiences for students? Most importantly, HOW does one create a digital portfolio? Join us for an engaging session filled with tools that you can take back to your classroom for immediate implementation! Participants will be introduced to a variety of ways they can increase student engagement, differentiate learning experiences for students, and get students reflecting on their learning through the use of digital portfolios.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_9||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_avra-robinson||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 27)|
|Digitally Archiving Learning via Note Taking with Google||Tom Daccord||Digitally Archiving Learning via Note Taking with Google||Boston||Tom Daccord||Half-day PM||June 27||1-day ticket (June 27)||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||No||Workshop participants will be introduced to the concept of Digital Note-Taking and how it can be accomplished using Google Tools. Through a hands-on model, we’ll explore a variety of note taking applications and solutions as we discover new ways to assist students with executive functioning, working memory and language processing. Participants will be challenged to explore various means by which students can clarify information,engage in active learning and develop digital curation skills. Our goal will be to to uncover how these tools can support the note taking process within the specific context of the classes that you teach and assist you in the adoption of these tools and strategies in your classrooms.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_10||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_tom-daccord||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 27)|
|Flipping Instruction and Learning in the Math Classroom||Anissa Labrador||Flipping Instruction and Learning in the Math Classroom||Boston||Anissa Labrador||Half-day PM||June 27||1-day ticket (June 27)||Flipped learning, Math||Middle School||iPad||No||Are you a math teacher or tech coach looking for ways to leverage iPads into mathematics instruction but can’t seem to find the right apps and web tools? In this 3 hour, hands-on workshop you’ll be immersed in a typical intermediate math classroom from bell ringers to homework assignments and everything in between. You’ll learn how to use Doceri to create instructional videos, enhance your classroom instruction, and make student thinking visible. Personalize your digital curriculum by transforming it with Formative to add your own questions to differentiate learning for your students, watch each student solve a problem on your onscreen dashboard and offer individualized feedback, and create bell ringers to find out what students have learned or need to learn. You’ll learn how to use the native iOS Notes app to show students how to take and organize their digital notes, insert photos, digitally handwrite to solve math problems, and draw diagrams easily. In addition, we’ll explore Padlet’s new updated features which provides an excellent collaborative environment to review for a test, create a math dictionary of terms, use it to collect all your instructional resources and so much more! You’ll leave with tools that can be used Monday, not someday, which will energize and excite you and your students for every math lesson!||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_11||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_anissa-labrador||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 27)|
|Fostering Creativity with iPad for Secondary||Mason Mason||Fostering Creativity with iPad for Secondary||Boston||Mason Mason||Half-day PM||June 27||1-day ticket (June 27)||iPads||Middle School, High School||iPad||No||Fostering Creativity with iPad for Secondary shows educators how to engage students in the creative process using multiple iOS apps in a connected workflow. We will explore Apple’s creativity suite of apps and innovative ways to use them on the iPad. Learn to cultivate student curiosity and let creativity blossom with iPad. Versatile and mobile, iPad includes apps and features that allow educators and their students write, record, sketch, and gather inspiration from others and the world around them. We will leverage Safari, Notes, Clips, iMovie, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers as we navigate the creative process. And when multiple apps and features come together in a connected workflow, educators and their students have all the tools needed to share compelling learning stories as poets, engineers, musicians, and filmmakers. |
This workshop is designed to help educators show their students how they can use iPad to support creativity. It focuses on three phases of the creative process—brainstorming, gathering inspirational resources, and telling compelling stories—that can help make learning more meaningful for students. Educators will find this process helpful in establishing a structure that will foster creativity in their classrooms and allow their students the freedom to use iPad to express learning in innovative ways.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_12||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_mason-mason||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 27)|
|G Suite for Education in the Classroom||Avra Robinson||G Suite for Education in the Classroom||Boston||Avra Robinson||2-day||June 25-26||2-day ticket (June 25-26)||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||Yes||In this workshop, participants will develop knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in using Google and the Web to develop student-centered, creative, and community-minded learning environments. Through hands-on activities and simulations, participants will explore the core suite of Google’s programs such as: Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Forms, and Google Drawings. Additionally, we will explore Google Chrome web apps and extensions that increase opportunities for collaboration and learning. |
By the end of the workshop, participants will have explored a powerful set of education platforms and tools, understand how to use these platforms and tools to serve diverse communities of learners, and understand pedagogical principles applicable even as new technologies emerge.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_13||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_avra-robinson||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 25-26)|
|Google Add-Ons and Chrome Extensions for Productivity and Creativity||Brenda Doucette||Google Add-Ons and Chrome Extensions for Productivity and Creativity||Boston||Brenda Doucette||Half-day PM||June 27||1-day ticket (June 27)||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||No||Discover some of the best Google Add-Ons and Chrome Extensions for productivity and creativity perfect for laptop, desktop, and Chromebook classrooms. Also learn strategies that promote more effective teacher integration. Featured tools include: Google Explore, SAS Writing Reviser, Screencastify, PrintFriendly, Kami, Mercury Reader, and others. Explore how educators can make the most of these powerful, free tools that extend Google capabilities!||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_15||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_brenda-doucette||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 27)|
|Google Classroom - the Tool||Avra Robinson||Google Classroom - the Tool||Boston||Avra Robinson||1-day||June 28||1-day ticket (June 28)||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||No||One of the most difficult tasks teachers have when shifting to a digital environment involves the challenge of organizing, sharing, and collecting digital artifacts. Where do they go? How can you possibly keep track of them? How do students turn them in? The answer is Google Classroom! Google Classroom provides teachers and students a learning space to organize and effectively manage digital coursework. Throughout this workshop, participants will have the benefit of both the teacher and student perspectives as we combine explanation and exploration. We will explore the wide variety of ways that Google Classroom can be used to create authentic learning experiences for students, increase collaboration, strengthen communication skills, engage students, and streamline digital workflow.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_16||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_avra-robinson||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 28)|
|HyperDocs||Mason Mason||HyperDocs||Boston||Mason Mason||1-day||June 26||1-day ticket (June 26)||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||No||Combine the power of Google Slides and your curriculum content to create engaging lessons that promote collaboration, communication, reflection, and creativity among students! In this session, you'll learn the key components of a HyperDoc, explore subject-specific examples, and take away valuable resources by grade level. Bring your computer to begin designing your first HyperDoc to use right away with your students!||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_18||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_mason-mason||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 26)|
|Intro to Design Thinking||Mason Mason||Intro to Design Thinking||Boston||Mason Mason||1-day||June 25||1-day ticket (June 25)||Design thinking||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All devices||No||While we cannot predict what the future looks like, we do know that innovation and creativity are skills that our students will need. Design Thinking has emerged as a proven framework to support people in developing a creative problem-solving mindset. The Design Thinking process first asks individuals to engage in empathy and inquiry to seek out and define a problem. From there, the process encourages brainstorming, prototyping, iterating, and testing in order to produce possible solutions - whether it be a 3D printed product, a piece of creative writing, a multimedia project, a community service endeavor, or any other possibility. |
Throughout this workshop, we will take a hands-on approach to understanding Design Thinking and how we can use its principles to create learning environments that engage students, foster curiosity, and encourage a collaborative approach to solving problems. Ultimately, participants will modify and adapt this process to best fit their curriculum so that they can encourage their students to engage deeply with curricular content and take ownership of their learning.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_20||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_mason-mason||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 25)|
|Leading Innovation in Schools||Tom Daccord||Leading Innovation in Schools||Boston||Tom Daccord||2-day||June 25-26||2-day ticket (June 25-26)||Leadership||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All devices||Yes||Technology can play a powerful role in expanding the possibilities of learning environments, but technology alone does not change schools. Leadership plays an essential role in ensuring that new technologies are paired with innovative and effective pedagogical practices. We will outline key characteristics of successful technology leadership and discuss frameworks and models that help create and sustain a culture of innovation. In all, participants will leave the program with a greater comprehension of leadership around emerging technologies, a deeper understanding of effective technology integration, and an action plan for leading change in their school.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_21||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_tom-daccord||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 25-26)|
|Leading Personalized Learning: Action Steps for School and Teacher Leaders||Tom Driscoll||Leading Personalized Learning: Action Steps for School and Teacher Leaders||Boston||Tom Driscoll||1-day||June 29||1-day ticket (June 29)||Personalized learning||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All devices||No||Although the concept of personalized learning has gained considerable traction in education, there is still much confusion regarding what this complex set of ideas actually looks like in practice. Fortunately, we have seen a convergence among various personalized learning visions and frameworks that share common themes and attributes. In this workshop, participants will explore many of these key components of personalized learning, such as learner profiles, competency-based progressions, flexible pathways and student agency. We will also explore current research and case studies from around the nation that highlight specific steps that you can take to refine a vision for personalized learning and put it into practice across your school or district.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_23||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_tom-driscoll||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 29)|
|Leveraging Devices and Digital Tools to Create a Differentiated Learning Environment||Rosey McQuillian||Leveraging Devices and Digital Tools to Create a Differentiated Learning Environment||Boston||Rosey McQuillian||2-day||June 28-29||2-day ticket (June 28-29)||Differentiation||Elementary||All devices||Yes||In this workshop, educators will explore how various tools, devices and apps can facilitate differentiation and how to personalize instruction to meet the needs of students. This workshop will use the Universal Design for Learning framework, which provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for all learners. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution, rather, it is a flexible approach that can be customized and adjusted to accommodate individual differences.|
During this hands-on workshop, participants will explore a variety of sites, tools, apps and strategies that can be applied to any device in order to leverage technology and scaffold student learning. In particular, we will focus on how these tools can support reading, writing and note-taking while allowing students some voice and choice in how they demonstrate their understanding. Participants will need access to a Google Account for this workshop.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_25||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_rosey-mcquillan||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 28-29)|
|Makerspace||Greg Kulowiec||Makerspace||Boston||Greg Kulowiec||1-day||June 27||1-day ticket (June 27)||Makerspace||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All devices||No||What is the "Maker" movement, and how can we effectively and creatively use a school makerspace? How can coding be used to make real objects come to life, allow students to tell stories or solve problems? In this hands-on workshop we will explore the purpose and philosophy of of school based makerspaces. By adopting a Design Thinking mindset, makerspaces and making can become more than a process of following a recipe for a prescribed product. Instead, it can become a creative environment that values both lo-fi analog creation and coding, 3D design and printing. With the underlying purpose of fostering creativity and innovation, the workshop will help educators frame the purpose of a makerspace to foster problem solving, creation and innovation.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_27||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_greg-kulowiec||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 27)|
|Managing the Technology Classroom||Mason Mason||Managing the Technology Classroom||Boston||Mason Mason||Half-day AM||June 27||1-day ticket (June 27)||Classroom management||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All devices||No||BYOD, iPads, Chrombooks, or somewhere in between? Gain the valuable knowledge and skills necessary to manage your technology-rich classroom. Get the tips, tricks, and classroom hacks to make teaching and learning in a digital environment a breeze. Learn how to transform your rules, policies, and procedures to increase student engagement, reduce off-task behavior, and improve student success. Increase student productivity through proven technological tools and pedagogical strategies for success.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_29||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_mason-mason||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 27)|
|Movie Making Magic on the iPad||Mason Mason||Movie Making Magic on the iPad||Boston||Mason Mason||1-day||June 29||1-day ticket (June 29)||iPads||Elementary, Middle School, High School||iPad||No||The iPad opens up numerous opportunities for teaching and learning. Join us for a hands-on journey with powerful creation apps on the iPad. Get an in-depth look at Apple's Photos, Camera, Notes, Clips, and iMovie applications. Learn power tips and tricks for getting the most out of Apple's creativity suite. Experience advanced editing in Photos, capture studio quality video with the Camera, sketch progressive ideas in Notes, create expressive videos in Clips, and master video editing in iMovie. Then take movie making magic to the next level by app smashing with third-party apps, including Bitmoji and Chatterpix. In this workshop, participants will discover the infinite possibilities for digital storytelling, assessment, presentations, and more. For grades 3 and up.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_30||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_mason-mason||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 29)|
|Personalize Learning to Foster Student Agency - Voice and Choice||Tom Driscoll||Personalize Learning to Foster Student Agency - Voice and Choice||Boston||Tom Driscoll||1-day||June 28||1-day ticket (June 28)||Personalized learning, Leadership||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All devices||No||Successful personalized learning environments not only optimize instructional approaches to students' needs and interests, but also emphasize student agency in which they take ownership of the learning. To do this effectively, students must become co-designers of the learning environment in which they are provided with choice and autonomy regarding what, how, when and where they learn. Personalized learning done well also promotes social and emotional learning by amplifying student voice as learners actively engage and collaborate with educators, students, and outside networks throughout the learning process. During this hands-on workshop, participants will explore these concepts along with specific examples of this in action across the nation. Participants will leave with practical strategies and resources that will help them implement these approaches in their educational settings.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_32||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_tom-driscoll||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 28)|
|Project Based Learning: Integrating Technology to Support Meaningful Student Learning||Greg Kulowiec||Project Based Learning: Integrating Technology to Support Meaningful Student Learning||Boston||Greg Kulowiec||2-day||June 25-26||2-day ticket (June 25-26)||PBL||Elementary, Middle School, High School||Chromebook/Chrome Browser||Yes||Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students explore real-world problems and challenges over an extended period of time, acquiring deeper knowledge and expertise. Applicable across grade-levels and content areas, PBL has seen a resurgence in interest. Project Based Learning, paired with the ever-growing technology access available in many educational settings, offer educators unique possibilities in unit design. Intentional use of technology within the essential design elements of PBL provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of concepts, refine 21st Century Skills, and publish to a Public Audience.|
In this intensive workshop, participants will learn the essential design elements of PBL, meaningful ways to integrate technology as an integral component in student engagement and motivation, and instructional strategies to support student learning. With PBL, we will identify and align student learning goals, construct driving questions to support sustained inquiry, and maximize authenticity, in addition to offering student choice and voice through the use of technology. Participants will also explore examples of PBL, identify and create assessment frameworks for PBL, and reimagine current curriculum in order to implement Project Based Learning in their classroom.
|http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_34||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_greg-kulowiec||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 25-26)|
|Seesaw||Anissa Labrador||Seesaw||Boston||Anissa Labrador||Half-day AM||June 27||1-day ticket (June 27)||Digital portfolios||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All devices||No||Looking for a learning journal that collects students’ digital and physical work in one place? Then Seesaw is the solution for you! It has a space that each student can own with built-in tools that make it easy for students to capture their learning, reflect, record audio, draw and develop new skills. Teachers can also include parents in the community to build a strong school-home connection. In this hands-on workshop participants will alternate between planning as a teacher and creating as a student and will walk away with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to get started with Seesaw the next school day!||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_36||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_anissa-labrador||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 27)|
|Teaching History with Technology||Tom Daccord||Teaching History with Technology||Boston||Tom Daccord||2-day||June 28-29||2-day ticket (June 28-29)||History||Middle School, High School||All devices||Yes||The Teaching History with Technology Workshop is an intensive hands-on environment for History and Social Studies educators. During this intensive workshop, participants will explore practical, dynamic, and creative ways to use technology in the classroom to enhance their curricula and provide students with unique opportunities to create original content to demonstrate their understanding. The workshop examines innovative ideas, effective techniques and thoughtful approaches for incorporating web tools, mobile devices, apps and emerging technologies into History and Social Studies curricula. In addition to exploring examples and content applicable to World History, United States History, and Civics at the middle school, high school and college level, this workshop emphasizes the use of technology to provide students with the ability to create digital stories, screencasts, collaborative documents and presentations, interactive maps, Virtual field trips, and timelines. Other topics include social networking, evaluating sources, and emerging technologies. The projects, concepts, and tools addressed in this workshop apply to the 4Cs - Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity - as defined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_39||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_tom-daccord||http://ettsummer.org/register||2-day ticket (June 28-29)|
|Twitter for Teachers: Why and How||Brenda Doucette||Twitter for Teachers: Why and How||Boston||Brenda Doucette||Half-day AM||June 27||1-day ticket (June 27)||Social media||Elementary, Middle School, High School||All devices||No||Twitter is the most popular social-networking microblogging site on the web and the most important professional development tools for connected educators. Yet, many educators do not understand the potential that it has to inform, communicate and collaborate, especially in education. Twitter can be an amazing tool to harness the power of social-networking for our students and for professional growth. We will focus on our own professional growth and create a PLN or “Personal Learning Network.” You will find educators, educational organizations, authors, scientists and many others from around the globe who are eager to share and learn with you.||http://ettsummer.org/workshops#table_7_row_40||http://ettsummer.org/instructors#group-id-table_1_brenda-doucette||http://ettsummer.org/register||1-day ticket (June 27)|
|Instructor||Duration||Date (s)||Topics||Grade Level||Device||Grad Credit|