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December 2019

A Design Thinking Approach to Education

December 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Online IL United States

Event Description By the time our students enter the working world, the technology that we teach them today will more than likely be obsolete. How then, can we best prepare them for the workplace that they will encounter? The answer lies in two concepts that will never become obsolete: innovation and creativity. The Design Thinking framework gives us the ability to develop a creative problem-solving mindset when looking at situations. This framework can be brought into our classrooms to create

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January 2020

Using TikTok in the Classroom and Beyond! (Webinar)

January 21, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Online IL United States

“Mr. Rinkel! You’re TikTok famous!” I’ve heard this phrase via email, messages and as I walked around my school. At the beginning of the school year (September 2019), I heard students and my children talking about TikTok, but had no clue of the app’s potential for education. This session will focus on my journey into TikTok, uses in the classroom, precautions and more! I'll also discuss how we can use TikTok as a relationship builder with students as well as

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February 2020

Google Earth: The New Mentor Text (Webinar)

February 18, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Online IL United States

When Google Earth is used as a mentor text, it becomes an empathy machine inspiring students to expand outwards beyond the classroom with curiosity and care. Learn how Earth’s many applications can be incorporated within inquiry-based instruction when students use Earth Voyager as an engaging nonfiction text and demonstrate their understanding with Tour Builder. Presenter Tarah Tesmer Register here

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