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
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
|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
|1:20 – 2:00 pm||Breakout Session #2
|2:05 – 2:40 pm||Colleague Circle #2|
|2:40 – 3:00 pm||Cultivating a Calling Keynote Address #3
Jerod Phillips, Seaford Middle School
*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.
*Attendees are encouraged to bring their own device.
Representatives from the following platforms will provide live demonstrations and answer questions at the event.
Transportation is no longer available. Please reach out to Malia Neal with any questions or concerns.
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.