2017 CREATE! Conference is June 8, 2017

2017 CREATE! Conference: creativity. technology. education

My friend, Chris Hamady, an Apple Distinguished Educator and all-around brilliant educational-technology-enthusiast is hosting his annual CREATE! Conference. You may remember Chris from the awesome series of guest posts he did on the Wired Educator blog, or from his own, awesome site. Either way, you will want to check out his upcoming conference and add it to your calendar.

The conference date is June 8, 2017. The conference is at Anthony Wayne Schools in North West Ohio. It begins at 8:15 AM and ends at 4:00 PM.

Learn more, apply to present, or register to attend here: https://createconference.net

Here’s more from Chris:

CREATE! – June 8, 2017
8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2017 CREATE! Conference. creativity. technology. education

Anthony Wayne Local Schools, an award winning educational technology program, and Bowling Green State University, are pleased to invite you to take part in the 2017 CREATE! Conference on June 8, 2017.

CREATE! was conceived to provide educators with an opportunity to explore and discover real-world, standards-based lessons that incorporate creativity, technology and 21st century skills. Lessons containing these characteristics result in engaging, inspiring, student-centered learning. Let our presenters show you how they are leading the evolution of teaching and learning in order to more effectively prepare our students for the 21st century and beyond.

There will be 5 session strands at CREATE! 2017:

1. Sessions that focus on the integration of creativity and technology into the classroom.

2. Sessions that focus on Information Technology support of classroom technology integration.

3. Sessions that focus on higher education and its focus on the integration of creativity and technology in the classroom through research and faculty development.

4. Sessions co-presented by students.

5. Sessions focusing on STEM and STEAM related content.

 

WEP 0063: Jennifer Serravallo on Reading Strategies and Writing Strategies

An Interview with Jennifer Serravallo, Author of The Reading Strategies Book and The Writing Strategies Book

Kelly interviews author, speaker, and educator, Jennifer Serravallo in this 63rd episode of The Wired Educator Podcast.

Jennifer is the author of several awesome books on education including: The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook, The Reading Strategies Book and her upcoming Writing Strategies Book. Kelly and Jennifer talk about her writing, and great reading and writing practices.

Remember, all educators are teachers of reading and writing.

Jennifer was a teacher in Title I Schools in NYC, and later a Senior Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. She is now a national consultant and speaker who helps urban, suburban, and rural schools implement exceptional literacy instruction. She is the author of numerous books on the teaching of reading and writing including the New York Times bestseller, The Reading Strategies Book and the two-time award-winning Independent Reading Assessment series. Her latest book, The Writing Strategies Book, will be released in February 2017. Check out her blog at www.jenniferserravallo.com and tweet her @jserravallo.

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Mentioned in this podcast: 

The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo.

Pre-Order The Writing Strategies Book NOW! And be one of the first to receive it when it ships!

The Art of Teaching Writing by Lucy McCormick Calkins.

In the Middle, Third Edition: A Lifetime of Learning About Writing, Reading, and Adolescents by Nancy Atwell. 

Jennifer’s podcast: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo!

Jennifer is on Twitter: @jserravallo
Jennifer’s blog and website: www.jenniferserravallo.com
Jennifer’s Facebook group connected to Reading and Writing Strategies:
Heinemann: www.heinemann.com
Scrivener: The best writing software for everyone!


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WEP 0050: Blending Leadership with Stephen Valentine & Reshan Richards

An Interview with authors Stephen J. Valentine & Dr. Reshan Richards

Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 1.20.49 PMKelly interviews authors Stephen J. Valentine and Dr. Reshan Richards about their hot new book, Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off.

Kelly interviews these two incredible educators about how their book on leadership went from idea to publication and what the book is all about.  The book is titled Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off by Stephen J. Valentine and Dr. Reshan Richards, with sketchnotes by Brad Ovenell-Carter.

This is the first interview Kelly hosted  two guests, with each person being in a different location, and we are celebrating our 50th podcast. Yay!

Stephen and Reshan’s publisher, Jossey-Bass, sent me a copy of the book to review. It is great. The book is packed with great take-aways for everyone.  The pictures, illustrations, and even the type of paper, a somewhat glossy magazine-like material, all work in harmony for a great experience and read. Add this book to your library and enjoy the interview.

51ZLxbipdXL._SX331_BO1204203200_.jpgMentioned in this podcast: 

• 2XU Socks: Yes, socks! These are my new secret weapon for teaching this year! I’ve been watching professional athletes wear them, and I thought, “Why not teaching?” The result? I have a super energy boost and less leg pain. Awesome!

• Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off

• The blending leadership website: www.blendingleadership.com

• Stephen’s book recommendation: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

• Unsplash: Free images to use for whatever you want! www.Unsplash.com. A great resource for finding and using royalty free images for books, blogs, slides, and whatever.

• Reshan’s app suggestion:  Piano Maestro on iTunes: a free app to help you become better at playing the piano.

• Padcaster and green screen recording for my classroom.

Inside the Wired Educator Testing Laboratory: 

• littBits: Steam Student Set of littleBits and Invention Guide. I will be reviewing these soon.

• Roger Wagner’s Hyperduino is back with an upgrade. Looking forward to reviewing this soon.

• Segway transport: Excited to be testing a Segway transport for educational possibilities. These look incredibly fun and handy. Many teachers need to be on other parts of the campus quickly. This may be the solution.

The Wired Educator Book Club: Here’s our Super-Secret Facebook Page! Click to request a spot.

Wired Educator Spotlight: We are proud to spotlight & promote teacher Jaclyn Pearson’s Donor’s Choose Goal: http://bit.ly/29wT3Uj to help her get some technology in her classroom. Email us and Wired Educator will promote your’s too.

Book List of upcoming interviews: 

•  Instant Relevance: Using Today’s Experiences to Teach Tomorrow’s Lessons by Denis Sheeran

• The Classroom Chef: Sharpen Your Lessons, Season Your Classes and Make Math Memorable by John Stevens and Matt V


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Kelly Croy is an educator, author and speaker. 

You can subscribe and listen to his Wired Educator Podcast here.

Invite Kelly to speak at your event here.

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Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader is available for purchase here. 

 

WEP 0049: Reflections on the ADE 2016 Global Institute

Kelly's Reflections on the ADE 2016 Global Institute in Berlin Germany

Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 12.51.24 PMKelly shares his thoughts, takeaways, experiences, and lessons learned at the 2016 Apple Distinguished Educator Global Institute that was held in Berlin Germany. This was Kelly’s first opportunity to speak with an international audience, explore Europe, and work with a team of educators from all over the world. Much to learn and apply in this episode.

• We are Global Educators, Tearing Down Walls in Education, Create Learning Playgrounds, Travel, Collaborate with Educators, Collaborate over Distances, Podcasting, Travel Offers New Perspectives, Swift Coding Language, and more!

• I took a week off from podcasting after my travel through Europe. I know this is a BIG podcasting no-no, but I believe a scheduled break once or twice a year may just have provided me the opportunity to plan my editorial calendar, schedule interviews, and step outside of the “scheduled week and ritual” I have created around my podcast to gain a new perspective and plan. (It is summer!)  So… I hope you missed me, I’m glad to have taken a week off, and now… I’m back. I hope you enjoy episode 49, join my book club, and send me an email.

Mentioned in the Podcast:

• This episode is sponsored by www.airsquirrels.com “Software you’ll go nuts for!” I am excited about using AirParrot 2, Reflector 2, and Ditto in my classroom this upcoming school year and you will love it too. Check it out.

Wired Educator Spotlight: Please consider supporting first year educator, Jaclyn Pearson’s Donor’s Choose Goal: http://bit.ly/29wT3Uj to help her get some technology in her classroom. She is a first grade teacher in Bellwood School District in Illinois. It will be her first year teaching in the district. She says, “I do not have any educational technology to provide students with. 97% of my students are from low-income homes and a majority of the school population are also English Language Leaners. I believe that these students are our next scientists, engineers, makers and doers. These students are our presidents, doctors, lawyers, and computer scientists. But, in any of the innumerable fields my students will one day enter, they will have to know how to work comfortably with technology. It is undeniable that technology is woven into the thread of the world my students live in today, and I cannot send them into the world confidently when I know that they have not learned how to be digital citizens.” She started a Donors Choose project entitled ‘There’s No Place Like Chrome.’ This is her initiative to provide educational technology for her under resourced students. She is hoping to gain 13 chromebooks for her students.

• Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off will be the first Wired Educator Book Club book. Here is the link to our Facebook Page where we will be discussing the book. Order the book and join us for a discussion.

• Swift Playgrounds Teacher Guide an iBook about learning Swift programming language. Everyone can learn to code.


(Enjoy the podcast & please subscribe & leave your review on iTunes. Thanks!)

Kelly Croy is an educator, author and speaker. 

You can subscribe and listen to his Wired Educator Podcast here.

Invite Kelly to speak at your event here.

Subscribe to The Wired Educator blog here.

Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader is available for purchase here. 

 

WEP 0047: Master the Media an Interview with Julie Smith

An Interview with Author Julie Smith

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 10.47.33 AMKelly interviews Julie Smith, the author of Master the Media: How Teaching Media Can Save Our Plugged-In World.

Julie Smith has been teaching media literacy at two St Louis universities for fifteen years. She’s been all over preaching about classroom engagement, using social media in the classroom, and the importance of teaching critical media consumption in all classrooms regardless of age. Her book ‘Master the Media’ is a great starting point for any teacher or parent interested in helping the young people in their lives become aware of the power and influence the media has over our entire culture.

Julie is also very interested in changing the higher education classroom paradigm and is known to “stir things up” in her classrooms. Determined NOT to be the ”sage on the stage” Julie uses all sorts of social media and apps within the classroom to give college students a voice as well as a reason to get out of their chairs.

9780986155444_p0_v1_s192x300Mentioned in this Podcast:

Follow Julie on Twitter at:

Julie’s book: Master the Media: How Teaching Media Can Save Our Plugged-In World

Julie’s blog: www.HeyJulieSmith.com

Julie’s favorite book: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Julie’s favorite apps: Remind, LiveBinders, Padlet



(Enjoy the podcast & please subscribe & leave your review on iTunes. Thanks!)

Kelly Croy is an educator, author and speaker. 

You can subscribe and listen to his Wired Educator Podcast here.

Invite Kelly to speak at your event here.

Subscribe to The Wired Educator blog here.

Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader is available for purchase here.