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Pre-Conference Workshop [clear filter]
Thursday, September 10

6:00pm EDT

Virtual Conference Orientation
Ask your technology questions about Indiana State Literacy Association 2020 Conference.

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Kristin Patrick

Blended Learning Coach, Noblesville Schools
Kristin Patrick is a PreK-8 Technology Integration Coach with Noblesville Schools. She also teaches as an associate instructor within the IUPUI School of Informatics & Computing, Department of Library & Information Science. Kristin is Past President of the Indiana State Literacy Association... Read More →

Thursday September 10, 2020 6:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Live Session

7:00pm EDT

Every Child Deserves #TheRightTools: Equitable Practices that Meet All Students’ Needs
This workshop supports you as educators as you make informed choices based on the unique needs of students before you each year. Ensuring that diversity exists in the resources, instruction, and strategies shared is crucial to meeting the needs of all students in your classroom. This session will challenge you to reflect on your current practices as you choose resources that are well-matched to your unique students and their academic goals as you can keep working to help your them reach their full potential.

Recording will expire October 10.
Password: VSM2020

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Dr. Towanda Harris

Author/Consultant, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Dr. Towanda Harris has been a teacher, staff developer, literacy content specialist, and instructional coach. Currently an Instructional Leadership Coordinator and an adjunct professor of reading and writing in Atlanta, Georgia, she brings almost twenty years of experience to the... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Live Session

8:00pm EDT

Drawing as a Thinking Process
Every day in our classrooms we ask our students to design and demonstrate their learning. They channel their efforts to develop presentations, videos, and prototypes. Often missing from the equation is the opportunity to help them develop their creative process.
Something as simple as reaching for a pencil and paper can help students begin that journey. Listen to Manuel share how using simple sketches can help students and teachers think openly about their ideas. Learn strategies to support your students to quickly generate designs, and then use them to share with others for perspective and constructive feedback. As you step into the sketch arena, he will guide you to shift your mindset from seeing drawing as an artistic process to seeing it as a thinking process and beyond.

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Manuel Herrera

Coordinator of Learning Services, Affton School District
Manuel is an educator, a speaker, and an illustrator. He specializes in sketchnoting, visual thinking, design thinking, 3D printing and design. Over the past 18 years, he has keynoted and led workshops at educational conferences like SXSWEdu, ISTE, TCEA, MassCUE, FETC & .EDU. Manuel... Read More →

Thursday September 10, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
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