Tech Matters 2012: Teachers Teaching Teachers to Geek Out
This post is by Jason Shiroff (below, seen in his classroom), a teacher at the Odyssey School. He also participated on the panel at DK's first 2012 blended learning summit event on March 22.
Seamlessly utilizing technology in your classroom can be daunting. With so many tools available and so little time to explore and master them, it is easy push technology lower on an already overflowing priority list. Each summer the Denver Writing Project sponsors Tech Matters, aimed at helping teachers deepen their digital literacy skills.
Tech Matters is facilitated by teachers, for teachers. The learning environment is relaxed, caring, and fun. Mornings are spent in inquiry groups exploring this year's mentor text, Understanding the Digital Generation. Afternoons are set aside for play. Teachers can use this time to learn new tech tools, master familiar technologies, or develop curriculum for their classrooms. We want teachers to enter with questions and leave feeling inspired and empowered to teach in new ways.
Tech Matters fosters a collaborative learning community appropriate for digital beginners and experts alike. Please join us!
Who: Teachers (Grades K - College)
When: June 18 - 22, from 9 - 4
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Cost: $65 early bird special, $75 after May 15
What's included: Daily admission to the Museum, a copy of our mentor text, Understanding the Digital Generation, and a certificate of completion.
• 3 continuing ed credits are available for an additional fee.