Presentations

Project Based Learning

Liberty High School
Thursday, February 11Liberty High School
1:30-3:45 pm
Co-presented with Dr. April Adams, Liberty High School Principal
Session 3/3

Description: Liberty High School staff is diving into creating Deeper Learning opportunities for students throughout all early release professional development.  Today we will provide individual assistance as educators continue their quest to provide deeper learning experiences for students.


Reach and Teach Gen Z

Cohort for Liberty High School and Liberty North High School
Thursday, October 29 (Session 1)
Wednesday, December 2 (Session 2)
Thursday, February 4 (Session 3)

8:30-3:30
Co-presenting with Tara Harvey and Sara Wickham
Session 1/3

Description: How exactly are the kids in your class wired? With our shared goal of creating independent as well as collaborative, critical thinking and creative kids, how can we use our changing school environment differently to reach and teach Gen Z? Join these sessions to design lessons/units that use student evidence to practically differentiate instruction, incorporate methods to engage students through problems and authentic audiences, and use high-impact strategies in our new flexible learning spaces.

Session Resources: http://tinyurl.com/GenZLPS


Project Based Learning

Liberty High School
Thursday, October 15Liberty High School
1:30-3:45 pm
Co-presented with Dr. April Adams, Liberty High School Principal
Session 2/3

Description: Liberty High School staff is diving into creating Deeper Learning opportunities for students throughout all early release professional development. As a co-presenter with Dr. Adams we began our first PBL session building background knowledge and sharing practical application of PBL concepts. Today we will… (description coming soon!)

Session Resources:  Coming Soon!


Making Learning RelevantRed Bridge Elementary

Wednesday, September 23
Red Bridge Elementary
Center School District

Description: Blogs are publishing portals where teachers and students can ignite learning and create connections! Today our goals are to discuss the power behind blogging in the classroom and to emphasize the instructional implications of documenting the learning process. Together we will look at examples through the lens of the 4C’s to dive into what makes learning relevant in our modern world.

Session Resources: bit.ly/RedBridge15 


EPiC Connection Workshop

EPiC ElementaryEPiC Elementary
Friday, September 18
8:30-10:00 am

Description: Blogging is a portal to the world and a great way to make connections with our Project Based Learning activities. Today we will look at ways to connect and learn with others without boundaries through collectively sharing ideas and resources. Think BIG but start small in this differentiated workshop.

Session Resources: bit.ly/EPiCblogs


Project Based Learning

Liberty High School
Thursday, September 17Liberty High School
1:30-3:45 pm
Co-presented with Dr. April Adams, Liberty High School Principal
Session 1/3

Description: Liberty High School staff is diving into creating Deeper Learning opportunities for students throughout all early release professional development. Pre-service was an opportunity to discuss Deeper Learning and help staff determine what they wanted to learn about throughout the 2015-2016 school year. September being a kickoff of three possibilities to explore at a deeper level: Authentic Audience, Design Thinking, and Project Based Learning. As a co-presenter with Dr. Adams we began our first PBL session building background knowledge and sharing practical application of PBL concepts.

Session Resources:  http://bit.ly/PBLSept17


Welcome New Teachers

Liberty Public SchoolsLiberty LEADS Logo
Wednesday, August 5

Description: What a privilege to be able to welcome 2015-2016 new teachers to Liberty Public Schools and share our story of becoming a digital district! During our time together, let’s explore Liberty LEADS and how we Learn, Engage, Achieve, and Discover with Students.

Session Resources: Welcome to Liberty 2015


Liberty LEADS 2015

Liberty LEADS Conference

July 28-29, 2015
Liberty High School – Liberty, MO

When there’s NOT an “App for That” – APP SMASH!

Tuesday, July 28
12:30-2:00 pm

Description: One size doesn’t fit all… so why are we trying to make one app do everything? No matter if you have a fully functioning laptop, chromebook, or tablet – you CAN leverage the access to create more dynamic end products to tell your story or show learning. Novice and experienced App Smashers unite and join this Creative Think Tank to share smashes that work and explore new possibilities. Let’s learn forward together!

Explore and Create Session – This session is a hands-on and experiential learning session. Make sure you bring your devices or any other requested materials and roll up your sleeves as you jump into learning.

Session Resources: http://bit.ly/LEADSappsmash

Raising the Bar with Digital Volunteers

Wednesday, July 29
8:30-11:30 am

Description: Digital Volunteers help create meaningful learning experiences for students, make lasting connections as an authentic audience, help students expand their voice, and create a community of learning that goes deeper than a one-day on-location event.

It really is easier than it sounds! Build a Digital Volunteer partnership and train adults to provide consistent feedback over time. Learners are given the opportunity to connect, reflect and grow and Digital Volunteer partnerships allow adults to be involved in the learning process without time and location restrictions. Digital Volunteers receive all training online and equally respond to student work through blogs, YouTube, Sites, or any other digital platforms allowing commenting features. In this session we will look at examples, brainstorm ideas, and help you get started creating a Digital Volunteer program for your class or building!

Participate and Share / Workshop – Interact with presenter and peers as you learn. Be prepared to share experiences and brainstorm ideas.

Session Resources: http://bit.ly/DigitalVolunteers


Google Summit Missouri

Google Summit – Missouri
July 11-12, 2015
Crossroads Academy of Kansas City

When there’s NOT an “App for That” – APP SMASH!

Saturday, July 11
10:00-11:00 am

Description: One size doesn’t fit all… so why are we trying to make one app do everything? No matter if you have a fully functioning laptop, chromebook, or tablet – you CAN leverage the access to create more dynamic end products to tell your story or show learning. Novice and experienced App Smashers unite and join this Creative Think Tank to share smashes that work and explore new possibilities. Let’s learn forward together!

Session Resources:  http://bit.ly/AppSmash15

Raising the Bar with Digital Volunteers

Sunday, July 12
10:00-11:00 am

Description: Digital Volunteers help create meaningful learning experiences for students, make lasting connections as an authentic audience, help students expand their voice, and create a community of learning that goes deeper than a one-day on-location event.

It really is easier than it sounds! Build a Digital Volunteer partnership and train adults to provide consistent feedback over time. Learners are given the opportunity to connect, reflect and grow and Digital Volunteer partnerships allow adults to be involved in the learning process without time and location restrictions. Digital Volunteers receive all training online and equally respond to student work through blogs, YouTube, Sites, or any other digital platforms allowing commenting features. In this session we will look at examples, brainstorm ideas, and help you get started creating a Digital Volunteer program for your class or building!

Session Resources: bit.ly/DigitalVolunteers


Liberty LEADS Logo

Green Screen in Education

Liberty LEADS Wired Wednesday
June 2015
3 Hour Workshop

Description: What makes presentations come alive? Why should we settle for flat one screen video when we now have the power to overlay images, video, and sound to create messages that stretch traditional boundaries? Help students unleash creativity and dive into what creates a strong visual message by developing protocols for controlling quality in presentation and content. Bring your MacBook Air to this session and make sure you have on hand images and/or video you might want to share with next year’s students. Let’s put our learning to the test and by the time you are finished with this workshop, you will have created a video that you can send to your students welcoming them to their 2015-2016 learning space.

Session Resources: http://bit.ly/greenscreenWW 


METC 2015

Rethinking Education – Every Person Inspired to Create

METC Conferece 2015
Tuesday, February 10
50 Minute Session
Co-presenter: Susan Maynor

Description: What if school looked different for today’s modern learner, empowering students to create, find solutions, engage in real world work, all while directing their own learning every day? Come learn how we in the Liberty Public Schools have reimagined the educational experience, harnessing the power of technology, our community, and the unlimited creativity of students. This session will provide ideas and tools to rethink, redesign, and transform learning experiences for your students.

Session Resources:  http://bit.ly/METC2015


KCPT and KC TechNet

Time for an Authentic Audience
KCPT / Kansas City Tech Net 2015
Wednesday, February 25

Description:  Educators collaborate and plan for authentic audiences on a daily basis: preparing lessons, running PD sessions for staff, working with teams, and interacting with PLNs via social media. All of these activities involve engaging with real people in the real world. So, why not provide students with similar experiences? Come to this session prepared to share at least one example of how you use authentic audiences with students and we will provide projects K-12 where we have bridged the audience gap and created meaningful, authentic learning opportunities for our students.

Session Resources: http://tinyurl.com/TechNet15

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