Entrepreneurship; Social Media; Digital Footprints; Online Safety

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Shedding Light on the Dark Apps

half-day, full-day

Audience: K12 teachers, administrators, parents

Join Ginger for a highly active and engaging session that will highlight both the positive and cautionary realities of using social media for learning. We’ll spend some time exposing us to “dark apps,” or those apps that allow our kids to connect with other anonymously. We’ll peek into that world and quickly learn what is happening and how we can shed light into those dark corners.

Students as Self-Advocates: Why/How Learners Should Craft Their Own Digital Footprints

1 hour, half-day, full-day

Audience: K12 teachers, administrators, students, parents

When you last “Googled” your name, what did you find? All learners should ponder those results when considering potential colleges, scholarships, jobs, and even future mates. Is it better for the results to come up poorly or not at all? Come learn how we can help our children become more digitally literate and earn an A+ in Digital Citizenship.

Don’t Land In Your Parent’s Basement!

1 hour, half-day, full-day

Audience: K12 teachers, administrators, students

Ginger outlines the free entrepreneurship tools & smart-bomb strategies she uses with middle & high school students to help them want to develop intentional, strategic social media footprints. No more fighting or lecturing to rolled eyes or tuned-out ears. This is important for all kids because even good kids can make dumb decisions online. These kids WANT to do the right thing. Come learn how to foster smart digital citizenship by helping kids leverage social entrepreneurship.

Trending Topics: What’s Next?

1 hour, half-day, full-day

Audience: K12 teachers, administrators, students

Looking into our magic crystal ball, what tech trends will the future hold? And how can edtech give the push that our kids need to not only use but to also develop these innovations? Join Ginger as she looks into the next generation of tools for the next generation of kids.

Learning by Doing: The Big 5 Must-Have Tools for Learning by Doing

1 hour, half-day, full-day

Audience: K12 teachers, administrators, students

As we move from sit/get lessons into more active and authentic learning projects (a la Common Core), EdTech tools will be leading the way! Come learn about the “Big 5” must-have tools for a stellar Project Based Learning classroom! (this is a broad view of 5+ types of tools, with many options for each type: video conferencing, collaborative documents, social networking, Google Alerts, blogging).

Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram: Social Media in the Classroom

half-day, full-day

Audience: K12 teachers, administrators, students, parents

Join Ginger for a highly active and engaging half-day session that will highlight both the positive and cautionary realities of using social media for learning. First, we’ll learn — and practice — the basics of Twitter. Are you a newbie? That’s ok! We have you covered. Maybe you have a Twitter account you started once a few years back, then got busy and accidentally let it stand alone like an abandoned orphan on a rainy street. Then this is for you too! We’ll reignite our Why as we refocus on the benefits of Twitter, then look deeper into other tools to see how they too can support our (and our students’) learning.

Finally, Ginger will spend some time exposing us to “dark apps,” or those apps that allow our kids to connect with other anonymously. We’ll peek into that world and quickly learn what is happening and how we can shed light into those dark corners.

Leveraging Social Media to Change the School-Stories Heard

1-hour, half-day, full-day

Audience: K12 teachers, administrators, students, parents

Every day our nation’s legislators are telling stories about our kids, our schools, and our teachers — and they’re getting the stories wrong! But what are we doing to share the real stories…the truths of what awesomeness is actually happening in our classrooms? This session will help you map out a positive strategic plan for leveraging social media. We all want to share our stories so our Legislators can make better decisions on behalf of our kids.

Creating a Smart Digital Footprint with Student Social Entrepreneurship

1-hour, half-day, full-day

Audience: K12 teachers, administrators, students, parents

In schools, we hear a lot about being safe online, how to not be a bully, and about not posting things we don’t want shared. But in today’s world, Social Media is THE key to breaking out and building the foundation to whatever your goals are. We HAVE to use it if we’re going to accomplish anything meaningful. Are you connecting with the right folks? How do you know who the right folks are? And how do you create a digital footprint that doesn’t just follow you, but leads you down the path to your dreams? Let’s gather ideas, learn some tools, and strategize!

 

At the Intersection: Project Based Learning, Career & Tech Ed, and Common Core

1 hour, half-day, full-day

Audience: admin, MS-HS teachers, career coaches

In this session, participants will explore the crossroads of Common Core, Career and Tech Ed, Project Based Learning and we’ll begin to create a plan that helps take advantage of these commonalities for the benefit of our schools and students.

Creating the School of Your Dreams to Create the Life of Your Dreams

half-day, full day

Audience: students, parents, educators, Middle School & High School

In this session, participants will examine how to utilize strategies and tools to discover and grab their passions. We’ll learn some tools for entrepreneurship and how to intelligently use the online tools of today to become master marketers. It’s about creating your own path.

6 Simple Steps to Strengthen Our Schools with Social Media

1 hour, half-day

Audience: administrators, K12 teachers, community, students

Looking for ways to energize your community? In a busy world of varied schedules, it’s tough to bring everyone together. Let’s learn very actionable ways to leverage social media tools for more than just sharing pictures of dinner and kitties. Participants will learn how to select the right tools for the job and leverage those tools to grow and engage a positive, active community that thrives both online and in-person.

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