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How to get the most out of your FETC experience

by Participate, on 1/23/19 10:19 AM

FETC is right around the corner, and to prepare, we asked some educators what they’re most excited about for this year’s conference! See what they recommend for you to get the most out of your conference experience.

Monica Burns, Class Tech Tips


Kristin Harrington, Digital learning coach, Flagler County Schools

Each year at FETC, I most look forward to the TechSHARE Live session with Adam Bellow, Leslie Fisher, Kathy Schrock and Hall Davidson. These presenters have the inside scoop on all the latest gadgets for education and beyond--plus they’re entertaining.

This year I am also looking forward to the Apple Education sessions. These are led by Apple Distinguished Educators and Apple Education experts. The sessions always focus on technology integration that encourages creativity, creation and student expression. Coming from a 1:1 Apple District, I am always impressed that they can show me ideas I haven’t thought of or seen in classrooms yet.  

Claudio Zavala, Instructional technology coordinator, Duncanville ISD


Keith Peters, Principal, Gator Run Elementary

I am most excited about reconnecting with my PLN in person.  As much as I love the online connections, it is the face-to-face interactions that truly matter to me.

I am also ready to be inspired.  This year, more than any before, I am in need of inspiration.  I can't wait to be surrounded by like-minded individuals--those who believe in continuous learning and striving to do better for all kids.

If you’re attending FETC, stop by the Participate Learning Lab (Booth #2449) for interactive workshops and mini-sessions led by these educators!

Tuesday, January 29

10:00 a.m.School-Wide Blended PD, Natalia Walchli

11:00 a.m. - Media Literacy for the Classroom, Michael Hernandez

12:00 p.m. - The Power of PLN, Claudio Zavala

1:00 p.m. - Calling all tech directors: Using data to inform practice, BrightBytes

2:00 p.m. - The T3 Academy, Dr. Sonny Magana

Wednesday, January 30

10:00 a.m. - Spark collective change through empathy, community and practice, Empatico and Broward County

10:45 a.m. - Empathy Project fellows event

11:30 a.m. - Innovations in professional learning, Monica Burns, Andrew Marcinek and Bob Dillon

12:30 p.m. Assessment for Tech-Savvy Teachers, Steven Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth

1:30 p.m. - Creative problem solving in the classroom, Rabbi Michael Cohen

2:30 p.m. - Globally conscious and service-oriented schools, Kristin Harrington

For more, follow us on Twitter @participate and use the hashtag #FETC!

Topics:Online learning


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