Summer 2017

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ATPE NEWS 25 THE PAPERLESS CLASSROOM 2014 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year Jillian Howard pres- ents an innovative in- structional strategy for enhancing your classroom engagement. This presentation highlights software applica- tions, websites, and techniques that will create individualized instruction for every student while considering student learning modalities. Howard provides insight on how to gradually release stu- dents into a paperless setting and the proper steps for preparing a digital classroom. "The Paperless Classroom" presents an evolutionary approach in both classroom management and instruction. DIGITAL STORYTELLING In a world that is filled with the pings and noises of various de- vices, reaching stu- dents can be challeng- ing. Students need to be comfortable with self-expression, and digital storytelling helps de- velop these valuable skills. Join librarian and for- mer instructional technology specialist Andrea Keller for this interactive and fast-paced session that provides ideas for helping learners of all abil- ities create digital stories! Participants walk away with completed digital stories, ideas, and various resources to continue their own learning. HELPING STUDENTS USE THEIR RESOURCES Tired of hearing "when is this due?" or "I can't find that"? This course from Allison Venuto, educator and personal organizer, offers tips on how to help students better use their resources to become more success- ful, independent learners. From creating a calendar to backwards planning assignments, these tips can be implemented quickly in your classroom. HELPING DIFFERENT KINDS OF MINDS SOLVE PROBLEMS Dr. Temple Grandin is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. As a speaker, Dr. Grandin inspires and motivates others through her powerful story. Watch her SXSWedu 2016 opening keynote, "Help- ing Different Kinds of Minds Solve Problems!" ATPE SUMMIT 2016 KEYNOTE: DR. ADOLPH BROWN As a noted business and education humorist, Dr. Adolph Brown enter- tains you as he relays his professional experi- ences coupled with his evidence-based and data-driven research in his hilarious and heart-warming style. His mantra is "Learn More & Laugh Louder! ™ " MAKING PROJECT- BASED LEARNING WORK IN THE MIDDLE GRADES Join the Association for Middle Level Educators and Ryan Steuer, pro- ject-based learning (PBL) expert in action, to fight apathy with authenticity! Research shows that PBL is closing the engagement, equity, and achievement gaps. As the executive director of Magnify Learning, Ryan Steuer helped create a PBL school within a school in Indianapolis. PBL turned around the school's culture and improved attendance, standardized test scores, discipline, and lives. View these and many more classes at private. Questions? Email us at Do you have knowledge or skills that could benefit fellow educators? Share your expertise by developing a course for the ATPE Professional Learning Portal. Complete a course proposal form at . Ú © Student lying on grass using tablet/Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock; Icons of e-learning/IStock/Thinkstock

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