GTL 3 - March 2017 - Breaking Out of the Box

March GTL Final


Breaking Out of the Box: Students as Innovators


Table of Contents:


Plan your night!

  1. Check out all the different breakout groups for today:

Breakout Group 1:

Innovation 101

Mentors: Emily Kirsch, Kyle Liao

Interested, but not really sure where to start? Come and join us for a chat to explore the ins and outs of a variety of classroom innovations: Inquiry-based learning, cross-curricular and arts integration, flexible seating.

Breakout Group 2:

Innovation for Everyone


Mentors:

Stacey Schultz

Becca Garrison

Come discuss ways to support ALL students in becoming innovators. Young students, students with special needs, and students who are learning English are all capable of working as innovators in the classroom. If teachers utilize the right tools, they can break down barriers and give access to all students to use their creative power, and grow as a learner and contribute to their peer’s learning as well.

Breakout Group 3:

Make-Your-Own Makerspace

Mentor:

Hannah Campion

A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. They can support individual or collaborative projects, and be curricular or extra-curricular. No two Makerspaces  are exactly alike, but they all have one thing in common: innovation. Makerspaces give students a place in which they can take risks, explore, create, and collaborate. Join us to start designing your own makerspace - explore a variety of working makerspaces and establish norms conducive to to innovation.

Breakout Group 4:

Always Room for Innovation

Mentors: Stephanie Phekoo, Annette Bindert

Tight schedule? Not to worry! Explore the variety of ways in which innovation can fit within your curriculum without affecting pacing. Learn to build student independence, create authentic/alternative assessments, and implement menus of tasks/activities which ensure differentiation.

Breakout Group 5:

The Launchpad: Application Station

Mentors: Corra Novak, Emily Barker

Now that you have a plan...ready to apply what you’ve learned to a specific tool? We will support you with this! Google Sites, Blogger, and many more!

Breakout Group 6:

NYC DOE SPOC Spot

Mentors: JoJo Farrell

Want to learn more about the DIIT initiatives? Members of the DOE will support your work with technology at NYC DOE schools. Just ask.


  1. Copy the schedule below into your own Google Document, and create your own schedule. Remember:

    1. You can spend as much or as little time as you want with any breakout group

    2. You can go to as many or as few breakout groups

    3. You will have access to all the resources from this document after tonight

Time/ Minutes

Breakout group

What I would like to accomplish...

EX: 20 minutes



EX: 5:30-5:50







SAMPLE SCHEDULE:

Time/ Minutes

Breakout group

What I would like to accomplish...

15 min

101

Figure out exactly what my next steps are with innovation

30 min

Makerspace

Come up with a plan for my classroom makerspace

15 min

Wild card

Either stay at makerspace, or go to a new group




.

Resource Pages

Breakout group 1:

Innovation 101

https://goo.gl/bXjCdK

Breakout group 2:

Innovation for Everyone

https://goo.gl/tVJLvu

Breakout group 3:

Make-Your-Own MakerSpace

https://goo.gl/rB1bRD

Breakout group 4:

Always Room for Innovation

https://goo.gl/gQw9g0

Breakout group 5:

The Launchpad- Application Station

https://goo.gl/thg4I6

Breakout group 6:

NYC DOE SPOC Squad Hangout


GEG NYCDOE

Educate LLC




Becca Garrison

  • Google Teachers’ Lounge Mentor & Program Lead

  • Educate LLC Instructional Technology Coach

  • bgarrison@educatellc.com

  • Breakout Group: Innovation For All


Becca believes the best teachers do more than impart knowledge to their students—they equip them to tackle life’s challenges. She lives this philosophy everyday as an instructional technology coach. Having spent three years coaching teachers and five years teaching English in NYC and Colorado, she brings a wealth of experience to the Educate team.


You can connect with Becca through these amazing links:









        Corra Novak


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  • Mentor

  • Google Teachers’ Lounge Mentor

  • Educate LLC Instructional Technology Coach

  • cnovak@educatellc.com

  • Breakout Group: The Launchpad-Application Station


An Instructional Technology Coach, Corra Novak leverages her expertise in a wide range of tools, including Google Apps for Education and Mathletics. As the Manager of Program Evaluation and Outcomes, Corra works with others to identify the goals and evaluate the results of Educate’s programs.


You can connect with Becca through these amazing links:





Emily Barker



As an ITC at Educate, Emily Barker is patient, attentive, and easy-going. She empowers teachers to improve their craft and tailor instruction to students’ needs with the help of diverse technology tools—including Google Classroom, a personal favorite of hers. An inveterate athlete, Emily played soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and threw on the track team as a student. Today, she races and plays in soccer and ice hockey leagues in New York City, where lives with her husband Jeff.


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            Emily Kirsch



Emily Kirsch is proficient in a wide range of tools and believes in the importance of developing positive, one-on-one relationships with each student, then finding opportunities to let their creativity shine. Emily is a proud aunt to two adorable nephews and an intrepid explorer of the great outdoors. A former music educator, she continues to foster her creative side through singing, piano, and guitar.


You can connect with Mentor Name’s through these amazing links:

  • @Ed_Tech_Em




                          Kyle Liao


  • MENTOR

  • Instructional Technology Coach/Manager of    

               Strategic Partnerships

Kyle Liao sees education as a community of networks—a community we can galvanize through collaboration. While participating in Startup Weekend EDU, he helped create Bloop! News, a news app that inspires kids to engage with current events. Kyle is now an avid supporter of education startups. He advocates for stronger partnerships between edtech companies—perfectly positioning him to drive Educate’s growth as Manager of Strategic Partnerships. A lifelong New Yorker, Kyle lives in Queens with his fiancé. In his downtime he loves to cycle, rock climb, or simply get lost in a good book.


You can connect with Mentor Name’s through these amazing links:

  • @Kyle_edtech








        Hannah Campion


  • MENTOR

  • Instructional Technology Coach/Manager of

              Strategic Initiatives


As Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Hannah Campion keeps Educate at the cutting-edge of educational innovations . She develops comprehensive training programs to help teachers and school leaders engage students and faculty in their own personalized educational experiences. Hannah grew up in Pennsylvania, taught in Connecticut, and now calls Manhattan home. Upbeat and active, she loves running, biking, and hiking.


You can connect with Mentor Name’s through these amazing links:

  • @HMCampion




              Jared Quiza



While CEO of Tech2Teach, an instructional technology professional development company, Jared Quiza guided educators at two of NYC’s top schools to implement technology in the classroom. He worked closely with teachers and saw first-hand how blended and personalized learning strategies can facilitate small group instruction and engage students. In his extensive toolkit of ed-tech tools, Jared lists eduCanon, Google For Education, and NearPod.


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        Stephanie Phekoo



Digital tools revolutionized Stephanie Phekoo's approach to teaching–inspiring her to advocate for more technology in the classroom. She values edtech for its ability to enhance collaboration, provide immediate feedback, and allow students to drive their own progress as independent learners. Stephanie grew up outside of Philadelphia; she now lives in Queens, NY, with her husband and two dogs. When not exploring New York City or visiting family in Philly, she loves taking road trips, hiking, and visiting wineries in upstate New York.


You can connect with Mentor Name’s through these amazing links:

  • @EdTechStephanie



         Annette Bindert



Annette Bindert knows that implementation begins with trust, and that her own teaching background is critical. That’s because teachers are most receptive to feedback when it comes from someone who’s walked a mile in their shoes. Annette has also seen first-hand how technology helps students to manage their assignments, explore their creativity, and publish their work. To aid both instructors and students, she employs a strategic, collaborative, actionable approach. She also ensures that she’s well-versed in a wide range of platforms and web applications, from Dropbox to Google Classroom.


You can connect with Mentor Name’s through these amazing links:

  • @ABindert








            Stacey Schultz


  • MENTOR

  • Instructional Technology Coach/Manager of

             Curriculum Design


As Manager of Curriculum Design, Stacey Schultz develops courses to help teachers and coaches integrate technology into teaching in meaningful ways. She loves guiding teachers to reach their personal goals and motivating students to engage deeply in their own learning. Stacey grew up in Philadelphia and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband, their three kids, and their border collie.