SIU16: Save the Date!
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom. He combines a conversational, engaging speaking style with loads of resources, leaving teachers equipped and inspired to move forward.
Matt's DITCH Model:
D=Different; I=Innovative; T=Tech-laden, C=Creative, H=Hands-on
Traditional: Presenters show and/or inform participants about a topic. Participants listen with an opportunity to ask questions.
Informal/Participatory: Presenters facilitate a conversation about a topic. Participants are expected to contribute actively to the conversation.
Hands-on: Presenters help participants interact with a tool/s. Participants learn in a hands-on fashion how the tool/s work and consider implementation strategies.
Digital Creation: topics relating to student use of technology to create their own content
Digital Leadership: topics relating to leading educators in effective use of technology
Google Apps for Education: topics relating to using tools included in the Google Apps for Education suite for teaching, learning, and/or productivity
Innovative Projects & Ideas: topics relating to a specific project or idea that ignites learning
Personalized Learning: topics relating to instruction designed to meet individual student needs
Professional Learning: topics relating to adult learning about professional practices
Assessment and Feedback: topics relating to assessing content mastery and providing feedback to move students to the next level
Technology Hardware (topics relating to the use of specific hardware to support effective teaching and learning
Call For Speakers!
We need you! If you are interested in being a SIU16 presenter, please fill out the Call For Speakers form by May 16, 2016.
Contact Pam Shoemaker, WLCSD Technology Instructional Coach, by filling out the form below.