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Empowering Readers with Tech Tools
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Katherine Bush, Fourth Grade Teacher, Maury County Public Schools, TN
Sponsored by myON
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When teaching elementary schoolers, it’s important to make your lessons engaging and relevant for them. But it’s also important that the tech you use for this purpose feels essential to you and your goals. Don’t settle for what’s available. Think outside the box and go try something new!
In this edWebinar, Katherine Bush, 10-year veteran and fourth grade teacher in Maury County Public Schools, shares how she adapted existing reading practices and gave them a modern “makeover” leveraging technology to engage all students. Katherine’s presentation provides many valuable tips for you to use with your own students, including:
- Examples of reading tech tools she uses in her classroom
- How she has integrated these tools into her lesson plans
- How she aligned the tools to standards while driving student achievement
All educators looking for ways to integrate technology into their reading will benefit from the real-world experience from this veteran teacher. Learn how to empower the readers in your classroom with tech tools!
About the Presenter
Katherine Bush is a 10-year veteran teacher at Maury County Public Schools in Tennessee and a proud alumna of MCPS and a graduate from Middle Tennessee State University. She was offered her first teaching position in 2009 in MCPS at J.E. Woodard Elementary, and has been there ever since. She teachers fourth grade and is the elementary cross country coach, Knowledge Bowl coach, ambassador for Seesaw, STEM camp leader, and a DIPLOMA teacher. Her passion and creativity has led her to develop innovative approaches and lessons to engage students’ attention. She enjoys learning, searching, collaborating, and sharing ideas that prepare kids for their futures and loves finding ways to let her students create, communicate, and think for themselves. She also enjoys collaborating with other educators to break outside the box.
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