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Southern Oregon is bringing back our premier “Teacher to Teacher” instructional technology integration training event: the annual Southern Oregon EDTech Summit, now in its 11th year, on August 8th 2023. This event will feature teachers sharing their knowledge and skills for integrating technical tools for teaching and learning. Come join us for a variety of engaging topics presented by your fellow educators, just in time to support your fall classes. We will be joined by our STEAM Hub partners to offer onsite training, and hands on experiences from our lending library.

Fellow educators from across Southern Oregon and around the state will provide practical ways to engage students in multiple methods for all age groups. They will also support administrators in visioning approaches to hybrid and distance learning.

We’ll be holding this year’s Summit at White Mountain Middle School and working with multiple partners to offer access to sites across Oregon. These sites will provide virtual access to speakers and enable people to attend as a group and thus engage in interactive discussions and exercises the presenters put forth.

Please join us and if your district or organization would like to host a site please contact Aaron Cooke or Nancy Hayes.

When

August 8th

Location

White Mountain Middle School and multiple site-based venues.

Fee Schedule

Free for Southern Oregon Educators $25 for all other Registrants

District outside SOESD may contact us for direct billing, or use credit card billing.

If you are out of the area our ESD partners may provide the summit at their own locations around the state. ESD’s  wishing to offer streamed access to the Summit should contact Aaron Cooke.

Our EDTech Summit is made available through a variety of programs  grants and Sponsors.

Contact Information
Aaron Cooke at 541-261-0107 aaron_cooke@soesd.k12.or.us
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If you would like to have a booth or be a sponsor for our EDTech Summit reach out here.

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Returning to Keynote at this year’s Summit

Tisha Richmond

Tisha is a Canva Learning Consultant, Global Community Manager for Canva, innovative educational consultant, international speaker, podcast host, and author from Southern Oregon. She has served 25 years in public education as a Career & Technical Education teacher, district Tech Integration Specialist and Student Engagement & PD Specialist. Additionally, she is the co-founder and president of Southern Oregon CUE affiliate and serves on the Executive Board for CUE.

Tisha is the author of the book, Make Learning MAGICAL, which unlocks seven keys to transform teaching and create unforgettable experiences in the classroom.  She has a children’s book that she co-authored with her son coming out this Fall with Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.

In 2018, she was a recipient of Medford School District’s Golden Pear Educator Secondary Teacher Award and a first place winner of the Henry Ford Innovation Nation Educator Award. Tisha is passionate about infusing joy, passion, play, and gamified strategies to immerse and empower our 21st century learners and make learning a MAGICAL experience for all! She connects globally with educators around the world continuously reaching beyond her comfort zone to grow and help transform the educational landscape so all learners can thrive.

Keynote: 7 Keys to Unlock Magical Learning & and Bring Joy Into the Classroom

In this highly engaging keynote session, you will discover how 7 keys can work together in MAGICAL ways to spark joy in every learner and create a classroom environment that comes alive in ways you never dreamed possible! It doesn’t matter what grade or subject you teach…..you all hold the MAGIC! Discover it for yourself and change the way you think about teaching and learning forever!

Summit Session Strands

Tour the new Career Connected Learning Resource Hub

Heidi Lee Harless

Career Connected Learning includes all experiences that connect Oregon youth to their futures. Funded by the Oregon Department of Education, the CCL Resource Hub is a web-based platform that will enable students, families, educators, business and industry partners to access tools and resources that support engagement and participation in CCL.

The Hub will provide free, equitable access and serve as a connecting point to CCL. The Hub will enable its stakeholders to establish a cohesive and branded online presence, communicate with one another, and engage with community partners.

Come learn about the design and development of your new CCL Resource Hub. We need your help to produce a robust and equitable CCL Resource Hub for all Oregonians. We seek stakeholder feedback to ensure a diversity of voices in our foundational planning. Come review our prototype and share your stories!

Get With the Programming! Using robots with students in human-centered ways

Erica Carmona

Too often, social-emotional learning (SEL) is missing or disconnected from STEAM learning, but it doesn’t have to be! In this presentation, two educators will demonstrate how to use iRobot Root tools in ways that build students’ SEL and STEAM-based skills. The educators will demonstrate how to design hands-on coding experiences that support diverse learners to thrive as a whole human as they meet challenging learning expectations, such as academic content standards. The information and practice from this presentation can apply to grades K-12 and beyond.

Building a Comprehensive Careers Program

Patrick Irvin

An all in one road map for helping your students get a leg up and compete in the 21st Century workforce.

Using Oregon Connections to Help Students Find Their “Why”

Amy Lukens

Oregon Connections is a convenient and equitable tool for virtually providing career awareness and exploration for K-12 students, regardless of demographics or location. Oregon Connections helps address the perception gap between what students are asked to learn and why it’s relevant. Remote/rural students can be exposed to a breadth of careers they may not see in their community.

Oregon Connections is currently a pre-paid resource for ALL educators in the Southern Oregon STEM Hub.

Opportunities at the Butte Falls Natural Resource Center

Ben DeCarlow

This presentation will be an opportunity for participants to learn about how Butte Falls Charter School is using YouScience results to help students get real life experience at our Natural Resource Center. Participants will hear from both school staff and students about their experience in this new and different model of programming.

Driving the Future

Bob Schaller

A massive Transportation transformation is underway, for lack of a better name, let’s call it “e-Mobility”. Today’s Applied Technology curricula are under prepared to provide tomorrow’s “mechanics” with the skills necessary to address and participate in this emerging technology. “Driving the Future” strives to engage and energize young learners about the opportunities that e-Mobility present. The Horizon Educational H2GP program (https://www.h2grandprix.com/) is a step in the right direction. Driving the Future’s end goal is to establish a High School, H2GP – Pro Racing team capable of competing at an international level.

Sketchnoting Magic for Next Level Notetaking

Tisha Richmond

Discover the magic that happens when text and doodles unite in the form of sketchnoting! In this interactive session, I will share a powerful form of visual note taking that will help students connect, retain, and focus on the information they are learning. Come away with an understanding of the what, why, and how of sketchnoting as well as many strategies and fun doodle challenges you can use immediately with your students.

Laser-focused: Inspiring whole-human learning 3D laser printing

Berkeley Skuratowicz

Learn how 3D laser printing with students can be a hands-on way to unite social-emotional learning and STEAM skill-building. As you make a pair of earrings or a medallion with a Glowforge, you will get inspired! The presenters will support you with planning how you can use 3D laser printing with diverse learners in ways that nurture whole-human success — academic growth, well-being, and self-efficacy.

Creative Bravery with Canva

LeVonda Vickery

Not sure where or how to get started with graphic design? Then this is the session for you. Learn how to use Canva to break down those barriers that are keeping you and your students from showcasing your creative side with this super easy to use online platform. In this session you will learn the basics of using Canva, it’s awesome Ai features, some useful tips and tricks, how you can use it to level up your presentations and more. As well as how it can be used in the classroom with students. In this session we will create a “make and take” to kick off our creative bravery. Now let’s go Create!

Gamified Strategies to Engage Students & Elevate Learning

Tisha Richmond

The gamified classroom is an adventure at any level or in any content area. In this session you will learn how to layer the most motivational techniques of gameplay over your curriculum to increase student collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Come away with practical strategies that you can use in any class or grade level to make learning magical! You will leave ready to turn your classroom into a gamified adventure.

Color Me Happy with Ozobots

Heather Armstrong

Ozobots are a very accessible way to introduce students to coding. Although Ozobots can be programmed using Blockly, they can also be coded with markers and paper. These desk top robots twist, turn, and generally entertain. They also serve as a powerful learning tool, as students plan, problem-solve, and collaborate. This 90 minute session will introduce participants to Ozobot basics and engage learners in an integrated lesson.

Interactive Instructional Videos

Jenni Jones

We will explore multiple free video creation and collaboration tools to create instructional videos, provide quick and effective feedback, and develop deeper connections with students.

Create your own virtual classroom

Megan Flannery

Create a place to have all of your links for your classroom.

PhET Simulations: Interactive Science and Math Simulations

Ben DeCarlow

This interactive presentation will offer individuals a chance to “play with” various science and math simulations online to understand the way they work. Participants will then be given a basic template and instructions on how they could use it for nearly all of the simulations on the PhET website.

Creative Bravery with Canva

LeVonda Vickery

Not sure where or how to get started with graphic design? Then this is the session for you. Learn how to use Canva to break down those barriers that are keeping you and your students from showcasing your creative side with this super easy to use online platform. In this session you will learn the basics of using Canva, it’s awesome Ai features, some useful tips and tricks, how you can use it to level up your presentations and more. As well as how it can be used in the classroom with students. In this session we will create a “make and take” to kick off our creative bravery. Now let’s go Create!

Color Me Happy with Ozobots

Heather Armstrong

Ozobots are a very accessible way to introduce students to coding. Although Ozobots can be programmed using Blockly, they can also be coded with markers and paper. These desk top robots twist, turn, and generally entertain. They also serve as a powerful learning tool, as students plan, problem-solve, and collaborate. This 90 minute session will introduce participants to Ozobot basics and engage learners in an integrated lesson.

BeeBots and Early Learning STEAM!

Lisa Udall

Fun, exciting, and educational! BeeBots bring STEAM Learning to preschool and early elementary students. Provided through the Southern Oregon STEAM Hub in conjuction with SOESD’s Lending Library this fun interactive workshop will have you experiancing all hands on playbased learning with these cool interactive robots designd with little hands in mind.

Get With the Programming! Using robots with students in human-centered ways

Erica Carmona

Too often, social-emotional learning (SEL) is missing or disconnected from STEAM learning, but it doesn’t have to be! In this presentation, two educators will demonstrate how to use iRobot Root tools in ways that build students’ SEL and STEAM-based skills. The educators will demonstrate how to design hands-on coding experiences that support diverse learners to thrive as a whole human as they meet challenging learning expectations, such as academic content standards. The information and practice from this presentation can apply to grades K-12 and beyond.

Laser-focused: Inspiring whole-human learning 3D laser printing

Berkeley Skuratowicz

Learn how 3D laser printing with students can be a hands-on way to unite social-emotional learning and STEAM skill-building. As you make a pair of earrings or a medallion with a Glowforge, you will get inspired! The presenters will support you with planning how you can use 3D laser printing with diverse learners in ways that nurture whole-human success — academic growth, well-being, and self-efficacy.

Color Me Happy with Ozobots

Heather Armstrong

Ozobots are a very accessible way to introduce students to coding. Although Ozobots can be programmed using Blockly, they can also be coded with markers and paper. These desk top robots twist, turn, and generally entertain. They also serve as a powerful learning tool, as students plan, problem-solve, and collaborate. This 90 minute session will introduce participants to Ozobot basics and engage learners in an integrated lesson.

More sessions and Keynote details coming soon.

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