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EdSurge User's Guide: 6 Steps for Getting the Most out of Your Tech for Schools Summit

Posted by Chris Brida

Feb 26, 2015 7:22:00 AM

Introduction

This weekend, I’m headed to the Baltimore Tech for Schools Summit hosted by EdSurge for the second year in a row. If you’ve never been to EdSurge, it’s the biggest EdTech conference of the year for Maryland and features thirty-four EdTech companies, a keynote address from Richard Culatta (Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education), and a chance to collaborate with other teachers from many districts around the state. Such an undertaking could be daunting to a first-timer. I certainly don’t consider myself an expert in how to navigate, but I’ve taken many tips from good friends of mine who are much savvier when it comes to getting the most out of your experience. Something that I wish I had when I headed to EdSurge the first time was a user guide, so without further ado, I present to you: A User Guide to EdSurge (and other EdTech Summits).

The Summit is actually broken into two days this year—one for school administrators and one for educators. Since I’m not an administrator (not yet, anyway!) I’m just going to focus on the All Educator Day.

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Resources, Teaching & Learning

Author Profiles: Annette Zook

Posted by Annette Zook- LearnBop Author

Feb 25, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Here at LearnBop we have a team of amazing educators with diverse backgrounds who have come on board to author content for our interactive Bops. To help you get to know them better, we started a series of Author Profiles. Today's is the third installment, written by Annette Zook, a valued member of our author team.

Introduction

Hello! I am Annette Zook, a Teacher on Special Assignment in our school district.  I have had experience teaching at all levels—elementary, middle, and high school. My main instructional areas have been in mathematics, although I have also taught social studies and worked as an interventionist, helping to identify interventions that can help students close different knowledge gaps. I love working with teachers and students as we explore mathematics and look at multiple ways to solve problems. My current passion is helping teachers find ways to engage students in mathematics!!

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Teaching & Learning, About Us & Our Community, Author Profiles

Meeting the Needs of All Students: Universal Design for Learning

Posted by Matt Bergman

Feb 18, 2015 8:28:00 AM

Introduction

There is more variability and/or diversity in our classrooms today than at any time in history. Today’s classrooms contain an array of students with different backgrounds, intellectual abilities, experiences. The way our students learn is “as different as their DNA or fingerprint” (CAST, 2015).  With all of these challenges, how can educators develop lessons to address the needs of all students in their classroom?

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Differentiating Instruction, Teaching & Learning

Risk vs. Reward in the Math Classroom

Posted by Chris Brida

Feb 16, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Introduction

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Teaching & Learning, About Us & Our Community

Author Profiles: Marsha Tischler

Posted by Marsha Tischler- LearnBop Author

Feb 13, 2015 11:05:00 AM

Here at LearnBop we have a team of amazing educators with diverse backgrounds who have come on board to author content for our interactive Bops. To help you get to know them better, we're starting a series of Author Profiles. Today's is the second installment, written by Marsha Tischler, a valued member of our author team.

Introduction

Hi! My name is Marsha Tischler, and I’d like to take some time to introduce myself. I think you’ll find my teaching career somewhat unusual in its unpredictability! Before I retired from the public schools, I was a classroom teacher for over 35 years. I have taught mathematics, as well as other subjects, in both lower and upper elementary grades and at the middle school level.

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Teaching & Learning, About Us & Our Community, Author Profiles

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