If Our Schools Were Like Woodstock
What if our schools, classrooms and learning were more like this epic rock festival? This keynote challenges the way we approach learning in our schools and classrooms by encouraging teachers and administrators to take risks, laugh, have fun, and build relationships with students. Read more
Creating a Healthy Technology Balance in Our Lives
How does technology affect us? How can we help ourselves and students create a technology balance when coding, robotics, AI and other technology jobs require hours of screen time to develop skills? This keynote includes practical ways to model and support students in creating healthy technology habits in the classroom and home. Read more
Creating a Healthy Technology Balance in the Classroom and the Home
Preparing students for the future includes teaching them basic skills, but also introducing them to existing and changing technologies. Last year, a student told me their average daily screen time was 11 hours per day, but some days were as much as 14 hours on weekends. How does technology affect us, but more importantly how does it affect our students? How can we help and encourage creating a balance when coding, robotics, AI and other technology jobs require hours of screen time to develop skills? How can we assist students in creating a positive “digital” footprint? This presentation will focus on the research answering these questions as well as suggestions and tips to support our students in creating healthy technology habits in the classroom and home.
Teach Like Woodstock
Woodstock—the concert of all concerts! What if our schools, classrooms and learning were more like this epic rock music festival? This session will focus on concepts and lessons taken from Woodstock paired with strategies, tools, websites and apps our students use daily. Take one rocking idea and implement it to keep your students engaged by creating a classroom filled with peace, love and learning!
Using TikTok to Build Relationships with Students and Teachers
“Mr. Rinkel! You’re TikTok famous!” I’ve heard this phrase via email, messages and as I walked around my school. In October 2019, I heard students and my children talking about TikTok, but had no clue of the app’s potential for education. This session will focus on my journey into TikTok, the app’s history, uses, cautions and how we can use it as a relationship builder with students as well as encouraging teachers across the globe.
Teaching Tech Writing: STEM in the English Classroom
With nearly 70 percent of jobs revolving and focusing within the tech sector, it is important for students to know how to communicate academically, but also technologically. While academic writing and literary analysis has its place, it is equally important for students to learn new technologies and write about the experience and process. Technical Writing takes a variety of forms including reports, memos how to manuals, and creative writing for advertising. This informative and exciting session will showcase student projects, break-down the forms of tech writing, and a brief time experimenting with drones, a Cosmo robot, a Sphero Spark+, and a Raspberry Pi to top it off.
Graduate to Teacher Leader–Making a Difference in the Field of Education
This session will be a guided forum discussing 12 steps or ideas that are crucial in becoming a teacher leader within the field of education. The session will focus on developing and encouraging first to five-year teachers. The guided forum approach will allow for discussion and sharing of ideas to be effective classroom teachers.
What People Are Saying…
“The information provided was great. I liked the ideas, and already shared some things with colleagues even during the session.”Attendee We ‘R’ Richmond Expo 2019
“The information provided was great. I liked the ideas, and already shared some things with colleagues even during the session.”Anonymous Attendee IETC 2019
It is another way to reach the students using a platform they are familiar with. Thanks @RinkelJeremy for the TikTok presentation. Nailed it! #ietc19Rebecca Reynolds IETC 2019