Thank you for your interest in working with me to increase student engagement by utilizing wonderful technology tools and implementing new instructional strategies!
I can currently offer the following professional development sessions to your teachers, and am happy to develop personalized sessions for your district!
Are you a Google school? This session is designed to show teachers how to integrate Google tools (Drive, Docs, Forms, Slides, Sheets) into their classroom. Google tools can drastically transform that way you teach, and more importantly, how your students learn. This session will guide teachers through the basic features of Google Drive, Docs, Forms, Slides, and Sheets and will compare features of these tools to their well known Microsoft counterparts. Teachers will leave this session with a working understanding of these Google tools, as well as “cheat sheets” to help them locate important features. Let’s Google will also emphasize the uses of Google Classroom. Google makes updates to Classroom quite often, and sometimes it can be difficult to keep up, especially if you are unfamiliar with the tool! In this session, I will guide your teachers through the ins and outs of Google Classroom, as well as demonstrate applications (and limitations) for your classroom!
Flip Your Classroom: Tips and Tools from a Flipper
As you probably already know, I am a flipped teacher! This session is designed to present the concept of a flipped learning environment, provide easy to use and (mostly) free tools for teachers, and discuss experiences, questions, and concerns about this awesome instructional strategy.
Your Personal Learning Network: What it is and why it is vitally important
Do you ever feel as though you are experiencing history? That when historians look back at our modern time period, they’ll report that a major shift occurred? I think we are living that shift right now in regard to an extraordinarily important feature of life: EDUCATION! Change is not easy, especially in the world of teaching and learning, which is why creating and interacting with other teachers who are “in the trenches” is so vitally important! This session is designed to encourage teachers to create an online presence, as well as how to use social media to connect with educators from all over the world! Your PLN is an amazing tool!
It’s Not About the Tech!
Join me as we explore how to use technology to enhance the learning environment in our classroom, by encouraging our students to explore, engage, create, communicate, collaborate, reflect, and think critically!
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If you or your district is interested in working with me, please feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter @Bethany_Petty. I look forward to working with you!