These LLI certified courses offer the best instructors helping you to understand the most important concepts in student-centered schools. These instructors will combine the best of direct instruction, hands-on work, and challenge based inquiry to ensure you are a faculty VIP. The sessions may be taken individually, but all 6 are required for LLI certification and a CEU credit through the University of Memphis. Each course certification and CEU will cost an additional $100. Pre-registration is strongly recommended for these courses (you can choose one or more of these courses during registration).
Mike Cobb, the Director of Admissions with The Oakridge School and the incoming Head of School at All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, Texas, will be leading workshops on how to prepare administrators for 21st century expectations of faculty, parents, and board members in this unique course. Learn some of the best techniques for walking the walk when you talk about community building and authentic learning.
Charles Vergara, Technology Coordinator at Bank Street School for Children, will help you focus on transitioning a 1 to 1 program from IT-led to a fully integrated classroom initiative. Thoughtfully transitioning ownership to teachers is essential for sustainability. Once teachers regard the devices as classroom tools they will be able to refine and develop the program to best reflect the curricular and developmental needs of their students. Teachers’ ability to view technology as an essential set of teaching tools is key to the evolution, longevity and success of the program.
Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator Julene Reed of St. George’s will be leading sessions covering Google Apps and Google Classroom. Participants will be learning and exploring Google tools through hands-on activities, sharing and discussing curricular connections. This course is a must-attend for faculty teams who want to redesign their classrooms with Google’s digital tools or discover new ways of using Google apps with blended learning, project based learning, collaborative classrooms, or paperless administration.
Chelsy Hooper, Middle School Technology Integrationist at Ensworth School, and Julie King, Director of Hedges Library at Baylor School, will lead a series of sessions and workshops on best practices and development of the Technology Coach. Many schools have yet to take full advantage of the value this innovative role can bring to every learning space. This course will help current and future tech coaches, teachers and administrators understand and articulate the need for coaches who reach beyond tech support to fuel genuine innovation. Attendees will develop an understanding of the role of Tech Coach as a digital learner and leader, as a professional development source, and as an innovation catalyst. Participants will create a personalized portfolio for practical implementation.
Vinnie Vrotny, Director of Technology for The Kinkaid School, will lead this wildly popular series on the fundamentals of creating Makerspaces and how to motivate your students to learn by doing. This is a very engaging course, so make sure to secure your spot early!