Take a Walk on the Tech Side: Step out, Strap in, and Steal

Wednesday, March 4 3:00 pm–3:50 pm
TCC - Skagit 1

Ever hear your students rave about the teacher next door? What really goes on in those fun classes that your neighbors just aren’t sharing? And how can you do better than your Friday Kahoot game?

Take a technology walk within and around your district with the confidence and purpose to beg, borrow, and steal from the best. Maybe not steal, but certainly borrow from the masters already in your neck of the woods.

Join us to learn about how we’ve built and grown our “Technology Walks” model to pull teachers out of their comfort zones and into their colleagues’ classrooms to enrich their practices around technology integration and just good teaching.

Key points:
- Finding your funds and costs to consider
- Collaborative cohorts and the apps to prove it
- ISTE observations and professional growth data
- Reflection strategies to make it personal
- Recruiting tech host teachers to grow the grassroots movement for years down the road

Type: 50-minute Session
Focus Area: 1:1, Assessment, Brain Research/Neuroscience, Coaching, Coding, CTE, Digital Citizenship, Emerging Trends, Google, Leadership, Makerspace, Mobile Devices, Professional Development, Special Ed, STEM/STEAM, Teacher Librarian
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, All levels

Presented by

J Roger Hay J Roger Hay, Gresham-Barlow School District

One of two district Technology and Innovation Coaches, I co-plan and co-teach integrated technology with classroom teacher content for grades 6-12. My cohort coaches grades K-5. Tech and Innovation coaching opens doors for educators to invigorate their learning as well as their students. We do so by leveraging the allure of technology while focusing on great teaching and reliable lesson planning.

Hope Newport Hope Newport, Gresham-Barlow School District

Presenter and classroom teacher