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How to Talk EdTech with Parents: K-12 Educators Share Their Stories

Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

How to Talk EdTech with Parents

Presented by Douglas Kiang, Computer Science Teacher; and Makisha Rogers, Instructional Technology Specialist K-5

Sponsored by The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

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There’s a lot of guidance out there about how to talk to parents about student privacy, the home-school connection, and acceptable use policies. And it’s all valuable information. But there’s another message that parents need to hear about school technology – how it opens doors to transformational learning, creates more equitable learning environments, and prepares students for jobs that don’t even exist yet.

In this edWebinar, educators share their strategies for engaging parents in a different conversation by showing how they use technology to open up a world of opportunities that wouldn’t be possible without digital tools. They share examples of how they use technology for collaborative and inclusive learning, how they embed digital citizenship into their lessons, and why they encourage students to use digital tools to interact with the real world. They share examples that you can adapt for your own school and classroom and offer guidance for how to frame the conversation about technology so that parents become your biggest supporters and advocates.

In this edWebinar, hear answers to specific questions, examples, and see some amazing educators who are making a difference in their schools and classrooms every day. This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, instructional and tech coaches.

Don’t miss your chance to win!

Live webinar participants will be entered to win a free copy of ISTE’s new book Spark Change: Making Your Mark on the Digital World, written by 11-year-old student Olivia Van Ledtje (@thelivbits) and her mother, Cynthia Merrill (@cyndisueboo).

Get the FREE edtech guide to changing the conversation with parents and then get a student (and parent) perspective on tech-empowered learning from this mother-daughter team. Stay tuned throughout the live event to find out if you’re a winner!

 

Douglas KiangAbout the Presenters

Douglas Kiang has over 28 years of teaching experience at elementary, middle, and high school levels and currently teaches at Punahou School in Hawaii. Douglas worked on Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum and has developed computer science curricula for Microsoft using MakeCode, micro:bits, and Minecraft. He serves on the National Development Committee for AP Computer Science Principles. As a research fellow at the MIT Teaching Systems Lab, Kiang studied how to mitigate the effects of unconscious bias to level the playing field for girls and minorities in STEM. He has also taught CS50 Computer Science at Harvard University. Douglas holds a master’s degree in technology, innovation, and education from Harvard, is an Apple Distinguished Educator, and was awarded the Educator Award for 2015 by the National Center for Women in Technology for his work with middle school girls on coding and design.

 

Makisha RogersMakisha Rogers serves as the instructional technology specialist for a K-5 charter school in Atlanta, Georgia. She’s a Google Certified Educator & Trainer, NEA Global Learning Fellow, has served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Global PLN Leadership Team for three years, and is currently pursuing ISTE Certification for Educators. She’s passionate about STEAM integration with a global perspective, computer science, and the intersection of universal design for learning (UDL), technology and the ISTE Standards. Connect with Makisha on Twitter @kisha4tech.

 

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ISTEISTE is a global education organization with a bold vision that all educators are empowered to harness technology to accelerate innovation in teaching and learning and inspire learners to reach their greatest potential. ISTE inspires educators worldwide by providing community, knowledge, and the ISTE Standards, a framework for rethinking education and empowering learners.

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