2019-2020 Schedule and Topics
Headways for Educational Technology Specialists: Technology and Innovation in Education will be facilitated by Sarah Edson, NCGS Trustee and Dean of Academic Technology and Innovation at Ethel Walker School, and will occur from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the below dates:
October 17, 2019: Technology Integration & Curriculum Design
Topics to consider: leading with pedagogy: choosing the right tool for the task, “Evergreen apps” (non-subject-specific tools useful all year for essential skills, such as writing, presenting, speaking, listening, designing, annotating, curating, collaborating, sharing, and more), technology and learning styles, Universal Design for Learning, blended and online learning
November 12, 2019: Faculty Professional Development
Topics to consider: faculty skill development, online and in-person training, the spectrum of enthusiasm for tech usage, fostering a culture of sharing, creating opportunities for collaboration, personal learning networks
January 9, 2019: Classroom Management: Maximizing Engagement & Minimizing Distraction
Topics to consider: classroom design, instructional approaches, time management, “distraction & dopamine” — the temptations of veering off task, the myth of multitasking
February 6, 2019: Digital Citizenship
Topics to consider: digital identity & digital footprint/tattoo, media balance, privacy, media literacy, social media and self-esteem, communication, empathy, cyberbullying, student portfolios, copyright & citation, digital boundaries between faculty and students, acceptable use policies
April 2, 2019: Leveraging Global Digital Connections While Ensuring Student Safety & Protecting Privacy
Topics to consider: connecting classrooms, social media activism, Skype in the Classroom, publishing student work for authentic audiences, mentorship with alumnae and professionals, student privacy and protection
Available exclusively to NCGS member schools, each cohort includes five conversation topics. A registration fee of $250 is required by each participant. Space is very limited with preference given to new, first-time participants who can commit to joining every session within a cohort.
Registration is now open! Click here to register.