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#R7DL Day of Awesome is an all-virtual event.  Presenters and attendees will be connected via the internet using Zoom.   A high speed connection is recommended.  Attendees in 2016 said it was one of the best sessions they had last summer.  Join us!  See the Attendee Information page for more information.   

ESC Contacts:  Holly Curry, hcurry@esc7.net, 903-988-6953
                        Donna Staney, dstanley@esc7.net, 903-988-6962 

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Thursday, June 8
 

8:30am

Technology Infused Project-based Learning
Learning established through the project-based work of "Define, Plan, Do and Review" can engage students in technology-based learning activities that develop 21st century skills. In this session, participants will gain an understanding of project management and each project phase. Examples of project-based learning that teach essential information, media and technology skills are explored.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Reeder

Rebecca Reeder

Hudson ISD



Thursday June 8, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Zoom Link will be provided

9:20am

8 Tech Tools to Help Classes Not Be "Boring"
Our job as teacher should no longer be the "sage on the stage" but more of a facilitator of learning. My presentation covers 8+ ways to use technology in the classroom to get our kids more invested in their learning. Let them work harder than us for once while at the same time having fun!

Speakers
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Jillian Robinson

Teacher, Marshall ISD


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:20am - 10:05am
Zoom Link will be provided

10:15am

I Didn't Know Google Would do THAT!!!

Many people know that Google has Docs, Drive, Sheets, and Slides. But did you know about Chrome experiments? What about Geoguesser? This session will showcase different things about Google that you might not have known. Be prepared to day "I didn't know Google would do THAT!"


Speakers
avatar for Holly Curry

Holly Curry

Digital Learning Specialist, Region 7 ESC
Holly Curry has been in education for 15 years. As a Digital Learning Specialist, she gets to help teachers integrate technology into their classes so that students become producers of their learning and not just consumers.


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Zoom Link will be provided

11:00am

The Digital YOU - Managing YOUR Digital Persona

More than 65% of adults use social media on a daily basis. Every year, more and more employees are getting fired over their social media activity. In our modern, interconnected culture, social media has become indispensable to our everyday lives. It is a rushing river that everyone is a part of and it cannot be stopped. However, for the sake of our professional and personal lives as well as our families, we must learn how to navigate it safely and how to comply with our employers policies when it come to social media and email.

 Attendees will learn:

What's at risks involved with using Social Media.

Top 7 Social Media Mistakes.

How to managing YOUR Digital persona.

Simple step-by-step tips, tricks and how-tos.


Speakers

Thursday June 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Zoom Link will be provided

1:00pm

The Google App for Formative Assessment and 100% Student Engagement!
You will experience the power of Pear Deck from a student’s perspective. Using your own laptop, tablet or phone you will answer questions using text, numbers, multiple choice, drawings and draggable objects on the screen. See how Pear Deck can help you increase student voice, engage your learners and provide better and more timely feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Yoo

Robert Yoo

Partnership Manager, Pear Deck
I get to work with teachers everyday to engage their classrooms with Pear Deck. To date, I've worked with over 200 schools and led PD sessions on formative assessment to more than 10,000 teachers.


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Zoom Link will be provided

1:55pm

Smash it up!
So you want to do digital projects and lessons with your students? Don’t just stop with one app or website! Smash several together to get the maximum effect of the technology. This session will focus on creating digital projects using at least two sites or apps together. All devices are welcome and encouraged.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Curry

Holly Curry

Digital Learning Specialist, Region 7 ESC
Holly Curry has been in education for 15 years. As a Digital Learning Specialist, she gets to help teachers integrate technology into their classes so that students become producers of their learning and not just consumers.


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:55pm - 2:40pm
Zoom Link will be provided