Meet our Keynote Speaker: Alice Keeler
I am a wife, mother of five, teacher, speaker, and author from Fresno, CA. Named the “Queen of Spreadsheets” by Google, I am an expert in EdTech integration. However, no amount of technology can replace a great teacher. With that in mind, I help teachers learn to use today’s tech tools to enhance instruction and build relationships with their students. I have traveled the world teaching teachers and I love what I do.My teacher career started in 1999. I was a high school math teacher for fourteen years before I began providing professional development for teachers and administrators. I have since written five books on education and provide online workshops as well as in person PD.I am a Google Certified Innovator, Microsoft Innovative Innovator, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, and the founder of CoffeeEDU. My professional work includes developing math curriculum and innovative online courses, and leading collaborative teacher teams for projects with Google such as YouTube for Teachers and Google Play for Education.My passion is helping all students succeed. Kids are not failures. Technology should improve learning through interactions, better feedback, increased relevance, and facilitating a student-centered classroom. I have a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Educational Media Design and Technology.
IT² 2020 Keynote: We Teach the FuturePresented by Alice Keeler, Math Teacher and Adjunct Lecturer Chawanakee UnifiedWe live in a unique moment of time where the relevance of what we teach is easily called into question. The dramatic leaps forward that the digital world is causing makes the job of educators increasingly difficult. As photographer Steve Uzell tells us, if “you don’t really know where you are going… then every road is the wrong road, and any road will get you there.” Educators have to know what outcome they are trying to get and what skills they need to cultivate to get that outcome. In this insightful keynote, Alice Keeler will share her thoughts around the skills and outcomes educators should be paying attention to and what paths we can take to get there. She will also help us understand how to get out of the way at the right time so other meaningful learning can occur.
Using GSuite to Increase DOK and the 4 C'sPre-Conference Workshop - Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pmTeaching in the 21st century requires that we reexamine our assignments and update them. Include the 4 C's: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Clearly Communicate Ideas, and Creative Thinking. Consider how to increase the Critical Thinking (DOK). How does G Suite help us to teach differently and prepare students for a digital world ahead of them?
Shifting to Student Centered Classrooms (The 7 Stages of Grief)
Monday, March 16 Breakout SessionIn a student centered classroom we remember that “the person doing the work is the person doing the learning.” Technology can help shift from a traditional teacher centered model to a student centered classroom; however, do not expect this to be unicorns and rainbows. Students asking for worksheets, “can’t you just tell me” and other forms of resistance should be expected. Students go through the 7 stages of grief when moved to a student centered model, let’s help them through this to let them really shine!
Ditch That HomeworkPart of our Luncheon Keynote SeriesDo we need homework? Why do we give it? Alice Keeler is the co-author of the book Ditch That Homework. This session goes over some of the reasons to ditch homework and what practical strategies you can do instead!
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