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“I was fortunate to observe Drew and Brad successfully engage students with special needs into their classroom lessons using AR! Both teachers demonstrated to parents during parent-teacher mtgs the unlimited possibilities of AR. The possibilities with AR and asst. technology changed the "tone" of IEP's and parent/teacher planning meetings.” -Eastover Elementary Educator Kelly Hooten





    

Learn. Teach. Lead. Professional Development and Presentations!

We have designed presentations and professional development workshops to increase student engagement, teacher productivity, and cross-curricular instruction with the focus of using technology as a tool. We have the knowledge, passion, and excitement to change the way your school uses technology to engage students and we want to share it!! Contact us via Twitter @TechMinock and @techbradwaid or email for more information.

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Conference Session Descriptions
Preparing Students for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet
New technologies will change the kind of jobs people have in the coming years. 65 percent of today’s schoolchildren will eventually be employed in jobs that have yet to be created, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Labor. That raises important questions: Are we preparing students for job that don’t exist yet? To solve problems that don’t exist yet? These are just a couple of the questions we will explore during this thought provoking session. 

Design Thinking: A Framework for Innovation
Design Thinking attempts to inspire the essential element of creativity, the ability to take an abstract idea and create something with it. This approach has created a new way for educators and students to solve problems, express themselves with creativity, and build new things. During this session, we will explore the exciting process of design thinking and how it can be used in education as a framework for innovation.

Future of Storytelling
According to research, Storytelling predates writing, with the earliest forms of storytelling usually oral combined with gestures and expressions. We encounter different forms of storytelling in everything we do, including education. It is an art we often take for granted. This session will focus on bringing this incredible form of communication into the digital age. We will discuss how we can allow students to show their comprehension while exploring the best web tools and apps for the future of storytelling. 

Augmented Reality: Engaging a Minecraft Generation 

Why will kids sit for hours immersed in a Minecraft world, but have trouble staying engaged during class? As a group, we will discuss how new augmented reality (AR) tools give educators and students the power to: create meaningful learning experiences that combine the digital and physical worlds, build interactive experiences to show and share knowledge with a global audience, understand complex concepts, and retain information longer. Together will we address how we can take existing curriculums, and enhance them to appeal to the Minecraft Generation.

Game Changing Apps
We will be presenting game-changing apps for student engagement, teacher productivity, and augmented reality. We will show you how we are using these apps to change the culture and engagement in our classroom and our school. This session will benefit all grade levels and administrators. This is happening now! Come see how you can change the game! Learn. Teach. Lead. Changing the Game!
Game Changing Apps AMPLIFIED (workshop)
We will be presenting our AMPLIFIED version of game-changing apps for student engagement, teacher productivity, and augmented reality. We will show you how we are using these apps to change the culture and engagement in our classroom and our school. This session will benefit all grade levels and administrators. This version of our presentation will include hands-on activities and experiences with augmented reality. This is happening now! Come see how you can change the game! Learn. Teach. Lead. Changing the Game!
Inspire Innovation by Fostering Collaboration and Creativity

True innovation happens when collaboration and creativity are given the opportunity to run wild! Finding many different solutions to the same problem creates outside the box thinking. Using technology to with this approach breeds innovation. During this session we will tackle an abundance of web tools, applications, and devices to get students working as a team to reach new heights. Come explore how to use technology as a tool to inspire student innovation, collaboration, and creativity! 
Change your life with a PLN

This presentation focuses on the journey of connecting with people worldwide to grow as an educator, and a person. This journey includes why it is important to be create a PLN (Personal Learning Network), how it benefits you, and each student, or person you encounter. Don’t wait, change your life with a PLN!
For other sessions and Keynote presentations, please contact us at dminock1@gmail.com or techbradwaid@gmail.com


2016
CES - TransformingED: Las Vegas, NV January 8, 2016 (Drew)
California League of Schools: Monterey, CA January 8, 2016 (Brad)
EdTechTeacher iPad Summit: San Diego, CA February 2-3, 2016
NCTIES: Raleigh, NC March 2-4, 2016
SXSWedu: Austin, TX March 7-10, 2016 (Drew)
University of Findlay's Excel at Teaching and Learning Symposium: Findlay, OH March 12, 2016 (Drew)
TXLA Tech Camp: Houston, TX April 18, 2016
iPadpalooza - Indiana: June 13-14, 2016
ST4T Conference: Tampa, FL June 16, 2016 (Brad)
ISTE: Denver, CO June 26-29, 2016
CFISD Digital Learning Conference: Cypress- Fairbanks, TX July 27-28, 2016
CJUSD CampED: Colton, CA July 29, 2016
iPadpalooza South Texas: San Antonio, TX August 4, 2016 (Drew)

iPadpaloozaMN: August 4, 2016 (Brad)

2017
SXSWedu: Austin TX March 7-10, 2016* (Drew)
NCCE Conference: Portland, OR March 22-24



*Tentative




2 comments:

  1. Hi, do you have any tips for teacher on the actual management of creating with Aurasma in the classroom? I tried for the first time to create today and the students just could not cooperate in groups. We would in groups often, but I am not sure if the newness of the activity through everyone into turmoil or what. I teach 5th grade. Do you have any advice for guidelines and parameters for creating? Thanks, Jackie

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  2. I attended your keynote at 2016 NCTIES. You had some great motivational ideas that I would like to share with the teachers/administration at my school. I was wondering where I can find links to the various videos that you used? I found the commercial about the importance of learning to read but I can't find the others. I would greatly appreciate your help! Thanks! Stacy Giaccone

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