In an ever-changing technological world, the purpose of the REEP Ed Tech Conference is to help educators learn how to invest wisely and improvise creatively. Three strands will be offered:
#ChoppedEdu:Getting Smart (gettingsmart.com) will host a blended learning workshop. Borrowing from Food Network’s Chopped, participants “cook up a batch of blended learning” by designing their own school models. Armed with helpful tools like the "Blended Learning Implementation Guide", "How to Implement Blended Learning" infographic and other materials, participants will move through creating the conditions for success, planning, implementing and improving their schools. Key Presenter: Tom Vander Ark, www.gettingsmart.com
Applied Improvisation: Participants will discover how improv can enhance leadership and associated behaviors and help people internalize and apply these skills seamlessly in their daily work. Presenter: Jim Tosone, www.improvmeansbusiness.com
Practitioners in Action: Participants will discover tech tools that are highly effective, simple to use and easily accessible. This will include Google APPS for Leaders and Teachers and methods for flipping the classroom. Presenters: Rhonda Wade, Spring Branch ISD and Adrian Acosta, Houston ISD.