ECET2 Delaware: Connecting Innovative Educators

ECET2 Delaware: Connecting Innovative Educators is a free conference that brings together teachers from across the state for an inspirational and empowering day of teacher-led and teacher-focused programming. This event was previously known as the Rodel Teacher Council Personalized Learning Workshop.

Register now to celebrate teacher leadership, learn about innovative classroom practices, explore technology in the classroom at the demo lab, and build connections with other Delaware educators. Keynotes and sessions will cover topics relevant to elementary, middle, and high school educators, as well as those in early childhood, CTE, and special education. Delaware educators can also earn five clock hours toward their continuing license renewal.

AGENDA – subject to change:

9:00 – 10:00am
Registration opens

Continental Breakfast and Networking in the Demo Lab

10:00 – 10:10 am Welcome and Keynote Introduction
10:10 – 10: 40 am Cultivating a Calling Keynote Address #1

Barbara Bray, Rethinking Learning

10:45 – 11:25 am Breakout Session #1

  • Personalized Learning through Play
  • Redefining the Learning Environment
  • Creating Green Screening on the Cheap
  • Autism 101 – Successful Strategies to Incorporate in the Classroom
  • How Implementing Restorative Circles Changes Classroom Culture
  • Schoology 101 – Introduction to Using the Online Learning Platform
  • Number Talks and Number Strings (Personalizing Math Discussions)
  • Using Instructional Technology to Motivate and Engage Student Learners
11:30 – 11:45 am Networking break in the Demo Lab
11:45 – 12:45 pm Lunch and Colleague Circle #1
12:45 – 1:15 pm Cultivating a Calling Keynote Address #2

Dr. Justin Comegys and Mr. Ry Culver, Two Guys Who Sort of Know What They’re Doing

Student Performance

1:20 – 2:00 pm Breakout Session #2

  • Learn Zillion to Teach Zillions
  • Redefining the Learning Environment
  • Building a Community of Engaged Learners
  • Design Thinking Process and Passion Projects
  • Personalized Learning in the Montessori Classroom
  • Ed Tech Resources + Schoology = A Perfect Marriage
  • Developing Teacher Leadership While Staying in the Classroom
2:05 – 2:40 pm Colleague Circle #2
2:40 – 3:00 pm Cultivating a Calling Keynote Address #3

Jerod Phillips, Seaford Middle School

Closing Remarks

*Breakfast, lunch, and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by the students of the St. Georges Technical High School Culinary Arts Program

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Barbara Bray is a creative learning strategist who loves to blog on her website Rethinking Learning (barbarabray.net) and is the Founder/Owner of My eCoach (my-ecoach.com). She is also co-founder of Personalize Learning, LLC and co-author of Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning with Kathleen McClaskey. She wrote the professional development column for CUE for 17 years and received the CUE Gold and Platinum disks for her contributions to educational technology for the advancement of teaching and learning.

Barbara is passionate about writing, sharing stories of transforming learning, and facilitating change. She is encouraged when she sees teachers and administrators immersing themselves in challenges that stretch their minds and imagination. She loves combining the neuroscience of learning with the design-thinking process and project-based learning in a learner-centered environment. Barbara helps schools and organizations develop sustainable coaching programs, design professional learning to transform teaching practice and guide the redesign of flexible learning spaces so learners develop agency. She enjoys working with leadership teams in guiding change so all stakeholders are committed to a shared vision around transforming teaching and learning that focuses on learners.

Dr. Justin Comegys and Mr. Ry Culver have been educators for a combined sixteen years and have been leading professional development opportunities for over a decade. Additionally, Dr. Comegys and Mr. Culver work collaboratively serving as their school’s pedagogical coach and digital teacher lead. They function as a unit called Two Guys Who Sort of Know What They’re Doing with a large and established professional social media network across several platforms in order to provide teacher to teacher professional development.   See some of their work on YouTube and follow them on Twitter @TwoGuysDE.

Jerod Phillips is an associate principal at Seaford Middle School. His passions in education are Restorative Practices and Personalized Learning through the use of innovative mediums such as Twitter and Voxer. His training and implementation of Restorative Practices has transformed his daily work with students and staff alike. He has a strong belief that one of the key components to advancing our profession in this digital age is increasing teacher voice at the highest level possible in professional development offerings, which gives teachers a greater sense of ownership of the new and innovative instructional strategies that exist to better serve our students. This is the topic of his dissertation, which is in progress at Capella University. He is a devoted husband and proud father to three beautiful children, and he is very active in their church.

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

*Attendees are encouraged to bring their own device.

Autism 101 - Successful Strategies to Incorporate in the Classroom
Building a Community of Engaged Learners
Creating Green Screening on the Cheap
Design Thinking Process and Passion Projects
Developing Teacher Leadership While Staying in the Classroom
Ed Tech Resources + Schoology = A Perfect Marriage
How Implementing Restorative Circles Changes Classroom Culture
Learn Zillion to Teach Zillions
Number Talks and Number Strings (Personalizing Math Discussions)
Personalized Learning in the Montessori Classroom
Personalized Learning through Play
Redefining the Learning Environment
Schoology 101 – Introduction to Using the Online Learning Platform (Assignment Creation)
Using Instructional Technology to Motivate and Engage Student Learners

DEMO LAB:
Representatives from the following platforms will provide live demonstrations and answer questions at the event.

TRANSPORTATION:

Transportation is no longer available. Please reach out to Malia Neal with any questions or concerns.

DIRECTIONS:
ECET2 Delaware: Connecting Innovative Educators will be held at Delaware Technical Community College – Terry Campus 100 Campus Drive, Dover in the Del-One Conference Center. View the campus map here.

What's In A Name?
The event formerly known as the Personalized Learning Workshop is now called ECET2. So what’s changed? ECET2 stands for Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers. Teachers across the country organize regional and local ECET2 convenings in their communities with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These convenings help teachers collaborate with, learn from, and support one another, which improves their ability to support students. All are by teachers, for teachers. ECET2 Delaware will provide for attendees the same great personalized learning strategy sessions led by Rodel Teacher Council members, plus a whole lot more.

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