SIU16: Save the Date!

Experience learning, tailored to your needs, by attending the 11th annual Spice it Up Conference! Take the next step in developing yourself as a digital age educator by learning with your colleagues. Please note the location; the conference will be held this year at Walled Lake Central High School.

Keynote Speaker

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

Session Formats

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.

Session Strands

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.

Questions? Comments?

Contact Pam Shoemaker, WLCSD Technology Instructional Coach, by filling out the form below.