LAS VEGAS and PETERBOROUGH, N.H., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning technology educator and popular blogger Josh Stumpenhorst will deliver the opening keynote at Power Up!, a pre-conference event to be held July 10 in conjunction with the SDE 2017 National Conference, July 10–14, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV.
"If there are three words that should carry educators into the future, they're these: Creativity, Innovation, and Engagement. Attendees will learn how to foster all three in this exciting all-day event," Staff Development for Educators (SDE) program developer Kendra Fowler says. "Teachers, coaches, and other forward-thinking educators who are registered for either the Differentiated Instruction strand or Teaching Math strand of this year's National Conference are invited to come a day early and participate in this pre-conference event."
Also speaking at this all-day event will be literacy and technology expert and blogger (Blogging through the Fourth Dimension) Pernille Ripp, nationally recognized technology educator and blogger (The Nerdy Teacher) Nick Provenzano, and National Board Certified Teacher and author Julie D. Ramsay.
With 16 cutting-edge sessions to select from, attendees will be stimulated the entire day. They'll discover new ways to provide collaborative instruction utilizing technology and connected classrooms to inspire self-directed learners. They'll learn how to connect project-based learning to the standards, differentiation, assessment, and student success through the power of technology and innovation across their curriculum. "Throughout the day, they'll also explore how to make group projects fun and engaging for students, and inspire solving of real-world and complex problems to build perseverance and foster creativity," Fowler adds.
Topics will include the connected educator, makerspace, everything Google®, global collaboration, and apps to support DI and assessment. In a special session, attendees will have an hour to solve a mystery and test their critical thinking skills, before learning how to set up a Breakout Room where students can develop their own understanding of complex systems.
"By the end of the day, attendees will be energized, focused, and ready to embrace social media, develop authentic learning experiences, use technology to take learning beyond the walls of the classroom, and create a community of self-directed learners," Fowler says. "And just think of the impact on their students—it will be long-lasting."
To register for SDE's national conferences and pre-conferences, upcoming PD events, or other professional development opportunities, visit www.SDE.com, call 1-800-462-1478, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDE is one of America's leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. Through Onsite PD, PD Events, Web-Based PD, and PD Resources, the company empowers teachers and administrators across the country with ongoing professional development that is not only evidence-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. All SDE training is presented by the nation's top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century.
For more information about SDE, educators are encouraged to visit www.sde.com, or to call 1-800-462-1478.
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