March 31, 2017 – Last week, Mark Zavala (Technology Support), Andrew Spitzer (Development Assistant), and Long Dam (Technology Support) attended the 2017 Northwest Council for Computer Education Conference for three days of professional development. The three-day conference offered them an opportunity to meet with peers around the region and immerse themselves in an oasis of information relevant to everyday workflows.
The conference structure included daily workshops, breakout sessions, and an exhibit hall that offered face-to-face interaction with the providers of some of the products and technologies we use here at Seattle Academy as well as those will hope to implement in current and future classrooms. Sessions attended gave each one of them wonderful content that can be put back into their work here at SAAS.
Below is a list of workshops and session attended:
- 3D printing with Photoshop
- VR in the classroom
- Connecting, Communicating and Collaborating with Personal Learning Networks on Twitter
- Implementing Innovative Technology: Ensuring it’s Effectiveness and Making it Manageable
- Digital Tools to Connect, Create, and Collaborate
- Google Apps Administrivia
- Creating Copyright Guidelines
- The Poverty-Induced Digital Divide and Tech Equity: Gaining Access
- 30 in 50 2017: 30 Brand New Tech-Savvy Tools for your classroom
- Go Beyond G Suite for Education with Chrome Apps & Extensions
- Resources for Teachers Making Schools Innovative and Safe in a Digital World
- Changing the Stories Heard: leveraging social media in schools
We are thankful for our communities generous support in providing these opportunities for our faculty and staff!