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An Insider’s Tips for Attending EdTech Conferences This Year
Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Darri Stephens, Educational Consultant, Concordia University; and Carrie Willis, Technology Director, Valley Preparatory School
Sponsored by Concordia University
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In this edWebinar, get the inside scoop on some of the best educational conferences of the year and how to find ways to minimize your budget to attend! From BETT, to ISTE, to FETC and CUE, edtech conferences are a great professional learning opportunity for you and for your school community. Learn about regional, national, and even international conferences, which are chock full of “educelebs,” educator-to-educator advice, and the latest and greatest from the ever-changing world of edtech. Plus, explore the variety of ways to present, network, and exhibit – all of which can help lower your individual cost of attending. Leave this edWebinar with best practices and insider tricks for making the most of any conference going. Discover ways to bring back fresh ideas and new teaching tools to your students in 2020 (and beyond!)
This recorded edWebinar will be of benefit to preK through higher education teachers, counselors, tech specialists, administrators, and educators interested in online graduate programs.
About the Presenters
Darri Stephens, Educational Consultant at Concordia University and founder of Darrow Ink, is a dedicated LX (learning experience) designer, passionate about creating quality content and programs for kids, families, and educators. Her combined background of teaching in the classroom plus working in research, development, and marketing for the wonderful world of children’s media and educational technology, has given her a wide breadth of skills to help engage all ages in the pursuit of lifelong learning. With master’s degrees in education from both Harvard and Stanford, and work experience at best-in-class edtech organizations including Wonder Workshop, Nickelodeon, and Common Sense Education, she is steeped in the design thinking process and committed to agile and iterative project management, which has resulted in multi-award-winning programs and products. Darri finds the creative narrative in taking an idea from conception to launch an ever-compelling challenge!
Carrie Willis serves as Technology Director and STEAM Coordinator at Valley Preparatory School, a private school in Redlands, CA, educating students in grades preschool through 8. She was responsible for the design and implementation of her school’s recent STEAM Lab addition, which was established in 2016. During her 19-year teaching career, she has developed a love for educational technology and project-based learning. Carrie helps to inspire educators not just on her own campus, but around the world, by sharing her love for coding, robotics, movie production, engineering and design, and all things STEAM and edtech, through social media, and presentations at local and national conferences.
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