Alison Housley International Grammar School, Sydney, Australia
Andrew Mifsud @AndyMifsud Music Teacher, Barker College, Sydney, Australia
Jane-Marie Talese @MsTalese Music Teacher, Tara Anglican School for Girls, Sydney, Australia
Description: Creativity. How do you begin, how do you make is the backbone of your classroom? View teachers from around the world how they use creativity within their classroom. Samuel Wright, a composer and educator has put together a variety of musicians and visual arts that demonstrate how they use creativity through collaboration and the arts. Learn from them and from more examples from Samuel below.
There are many ways to take part in the discussion:
Join us at the conference live page for a live panel discussion with educators who have implemented creativity into the classroom on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00pm Greenwich mean time. (9:00am EST; 8:00 CST; 3:00 Vienna)
Tweet with the hashtag #k12onlineconf. Your tweets will show up in our slow chat here as well as on Twitter.
Alison Housley International Grammar School, Sydney, Australia Andrew Mifsud @AndyMifsud Music Teacher, Barker College, Sydney, Australia Jane-Marie Talese @MsTalese Music Teacher, Tara Anglican School for Girls, Sydney, Australia
Presenter: Scott McLeod Location: Ames, Iowa, USA @mcleod
Presentation Description: Whenever any sort of change or innovation is discussed, the ‘Yes, but…’ objections are inevitable. However, instead of allowing those resistance points to dominate and defeat promising ideas, teachers and administrators can reframe opposition into possibility by asking the questions ‘Why not?’ and ‘How can we?’ Effective educators focus on adaptation, forward progress, and collective effort and efficacy. The ‘yes, buts’ dont do anything except keep us stuck. Too often we get mired in negativity and defeatism instead of recognizing that – both individually and collectively – we usually have the ability to do and be so much more than our current reality reflects. This keynote focuses on transformative leadership mindsets and features exemplary schools from around the world that are ignoring the ‘yes, buts’ to make amazing things happen for children and youth.
Presentation Description: As an educator, I have been running an NGO for 20 Years. In the past few years I began collaborating with teacher colleagues around the world. Teaching in their classes, have them teach in mine. I will share many of my experiences and encourage YOU to join us on our journey of making the world a smaller place. This is what REAL education is about.
Presenter: Don Wettrick Location: Noblesville, IN @DonWettrick
Presentation Title: Our Journey to Innovation
Presentation Description: Don Wettrick is an Innovation Specialist at Noblesville High School, just outside Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the author of Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level. Wettrick has worked as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; and educational speaker. Don is passionate about helping students find their educational opportunities and providing them with the digital tools they need to give them a competitive edge. This video provides a look inside Don’s Innovation class. He begins with how the class started started, and goes into the “ROTH-IRA” method of innovation. Lastly, several of Don’s students discuss the Innovation class and the impact it has had on them as students and learners.
If anyone is interested in learning more about “Genius Hour,” 20% Time, or wants to pilot an Innovation class, please let me know how I can help. You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentation Title: Five Steps to Level Up Your Teaching
Presentation Description: The face of instruction is changing, as educators often struggle to engage digital natives. Gamification, or applying game mechanics to non-traditional settings, has proved to be an innovative and effective way to capture the interest of today’s learners. In this session, educators will be provided with a simple framework to help them begin the process of gamifying their classroom. This video presentation will incorporate various resources to gamify for little or no money.
Presenter: Wesley Fryer Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA @wfryer
Presentation Title: Igniting Innovation in Teaching and Learning
Presentation Description: What ignites your spark for teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom? What sustains your spark for creativity and innovation? What can be a spark of innovation to encourage teachers who are not early adapter / innovators in our schools? These questions and more are addressed by Wesley Fryer, Rachel Fryer, Brad Wilson, Autumn Laidler, Jess McCulloch, Cheryl Oakes, Amy Burvall, Richard Byrne, Kevin Hodgson, Brian Crosby, Jennie Magiera, Jason Neiffer, Diane Woodard, and Michelle Roundy in this opening keynote presentation for the 2014 K-12 Online Conference. Come travel with us from Oklahoma City to Michigan, Chicago, Australia, Maine, Nevada, Montana, California, New York and Wyoming as we explore the theme of “Igniting Innovation” for this year’s conference. Please take the challenge posed by Wesley in this video: Record and share a short (60 second) video answering one of these questions about “igniting innovation!” Share your video on YouTube with the hashtag #k12onlineIgnite under a Creative Commons license. By sharing with a CC license you will permit and empower others to engage in “combinatorial creativity” and make combined remix videos including your ideas! Also, please make sure your video is PUBLIC on YouTube. Share the link to your video using the following Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j53vNvuSY6T3kqqyO3SyarNu-2UAeJEzQawjAH5DzuQ/viewform?usp=send_form
Presentation Title: Building Learning Keynote – Making the Case for Making in Schools
Presentation Description: The Maker Movement is a revolutionary global collaboration of people learning to solve problems with modern tools and technology. Adults and children are combining new technologies and timeless craft traditions to create exciting projects and control their world. The implications are profound for schools and districts concerned with engaging students, maintaining relevance, and preparing children to solve problems unanticipated by the curriculum. The technological game-changers of 3D printing, physical computing and computer science require and fuel transformations in the learning environment. K-12 educators can adapt the powerful technology and “can do” maker ethos to revitalize learner-centered teaching and learning in all subject areas.
Presenter: Janine Campbell Location: Byron Center, MI USA Twitter:@campbellartsoup
Presentation Description: Learn how you can kick it up a notch by adapting a blended online learning system. Through incorporating an online Learning Management System to organize content and engage students in class, see how I have been able to differentiate instruction and meet students’ needs. In this presentation you will see how using a blended method of instruction where traditional and digital tools combine improve productivity and solve issues that have long plagued classrooms.
Presentation Title: Technology and Drama – teaching with glove puppets
Presentation Description: A junior science class is used here to demonstrate a lesson about multicelular organisms using glove puppets with a constructivist approach to problem solving and blended learning model. It has even been adapted by the teacher Roland Gesthuizen to help explore complex topics including technology issues such as cyberbullying, privacy, programming, copyright, freedom and ethical behaviour whilst improving their literacy and social skills. This is a very engaging way to quickly assess student understanding using some simple technology and computer skills without the need for sophisticated digital equipment.