Ditch That Textbook! (Grades 4-12)
Teachers are no longer the gatekeepers to education. With ubiquitous information available from Google searches, YouTube videos and social media, how do we as educators navigate the new landscape? It's time to 'Ditch That Textbook,' engaging students in digital spaces and rethinking our 'textbook' beliefs about education.
You'll leave this session with lots of practical, 'use in class tomorrow' ideas for using technology in the classroom. You'll also be inspired and equipped to provide the most relevant education possible for your students. Thorough digital handouts save links to all your valuable content in one place to refer back to later. Be sure to bring a laptop, Chromebook or tablet to get the most out of this workshop!
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Matt Miller has been infusing technology and innovative teaching methods into his classroom for more than 10 years. After trying to do the traditional “teach by the textbook” for a few years, he launched into a textbook-less path where learning activities were often custom-produced for his students as well as infused with technology. He likes the results a lot, and his students do too! Matt is the author of “Ditch That Textbook”, a book that encourages teachers to free their teaching and revolutionize their classrooms with mindsets, techniques, and curriculum to serve today’s learners. He also created the Ditch That Textbook blog (DitchThatTextbook.com) and regularly writes about educational technology and creative teaching. Thousands of educators subscribe to his blog, which has visitors from more than 200 countries.
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Cost is based on membership in WVEC or any of the other 8 Indiana Education Service Centers. If you are not a member of an Indiana ESC, the cost of the workshop will be twice the amount listed.