EDS Series

Educational Development & Support Enrichment Series

Educational Development & Support Enrichment Series
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
in the Classroom

Tech Tools for the Classroom to Support STEM & Common Core State Standards
Date: Aug. 27, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 
Location: Harrison Road Elementary
6230 Harrison Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Hosted by: College of Education

Participants will receive a certificate for two professional development hours.

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Featured Speaker 
Cherie Stafford,  EDS Specialist
Cherie Stafford attended Northern Arizona University, attaining a Bachelor's degree in Elementary/Special Education, a Master's degree in Special Education as well as a Library Sciences endorsement. She has been a teacher/facilitator for over 30 years. Her experiences range from teaching grades 2-5 regular classroom and special education, Library Media Specialist, Computer teacher, Technology Integration Facilitator in Paradise Valley Unified School District, adjunct faculty member for Ottawa University Professional Education Program, Arizona State University Cohort Program, the University of Phoenix Online division and Arizona K-12 Center's technology workshops. She also provides professional development and mentoring in school districts throughout Arizona through the Statewide Instructional Technology Project. She currently provides consultation services in Common Core Standards integrated with technology, Project-Based Learning and STEM.  

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the Classroom 
Looking for ways to enhance your classroom practice with today's tools? Thinking about integrating the use of student devices in the classroom?  Not sure where to start, or what you will need to know? This session will give you information you need to get started! Participants will learn about many of the free applications found on the internet for smartphones, iPads and computers that combined with learned instructional strategies can be an effective teaching and learning tool.  Participants will explore apps that encourage critical thinking, collaboration and creativity.

Tech Tools for the Classroom to Support STEM & Common Core State Standards
This session will explore web sites and tech tools which support and promote Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) content and the Common Core State Standards. Participants will learn about some of the brightest "stars" in this ever-growing list of free applications. Participants will see how online math and science simulations and interactive tools can support instruction while improving student learning. They will also glimpse a few of the best engineering sites for elementary, middle and high school levels. Participants will receive the list of web sites and tech tools introduced in class.