If you are interested in booking a keynote presentation or a hands-on professional development training, please contact me at CatlinRTucker@gmail.com or send me a tweet @Catlin_Tucker.
- Connecting Students to an Authentic Audience
- Creatively Teach the Common Core with Technology
- My Blended Learning Journey: Weaving Technology & Tradition
- Create, Innovate and Iterate…A Teacher’s Mantra
- Moving Forward in the Face of Change
- Placing Students at the Center of Learning
- Getting Creative: Transforming Low Tech Classrooms
Workshops & Trainings
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Note: All workshops and trainings are hands-on and tailored for the needs of each group. I use the same blended learning strategies when I train teachers that I am encouraging teachers to use in their own classrooms.
Blended Learning: Strategies & Technology Tools
Description: In this 3 part workshop, teachers will learn how to create a safe space online to engage students in dynamic, high-quality academic asynchronous discussions to complement and enhance face-to-face work. They will experience a Station Rotation lesson then create a lesson they can use with students tomorrow. The workshop will end with the flipped classroom and emphasize the importance of flipping and engaging students online. Finally, teachers will see how the flipped classroom can be combined with the Station Rotation Model with the in-class flip! Teachers will leave with concrete strategies and tools they can use NOW!
Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology
Description: Are you overwhelmed by the idea of transitioning to a new set of standards? Don’t be! Learn how you can use Web 2.0 tools to effectively engage students and teach the Common Core State Standards. Teach technology and media literacy while providing students more opportunities to develop their reading, writing, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills (and eliminate piles of paperwork!). More effectively prepare your students for life beyond high school!
Creatively Teach the ELA Standards with Technology
Description: Play with technology and explore new ways to engage students to meet the Common Core reading, writing, language, speaking, and listening standards. Use technology to scaffold work, be more efficient and improve learning outcomes for students!
Don’t Just Flip Your Classroom, Transform It!
Description: Flip instruction and engage your students! Drive inquiry, differentiate instruction and use class time to create student-centered learning opportunities that encourage communication and collaboration. Don’t want to record your lectures? No problem! You’d be surprised how much you can flip using a variety of ready-to-use media. Wrap content in conversations and collaborative group work to improve retention and drive higher-order thinking. Learn how mobile devices and QR codes can be used to amplify curiosity and engage students.
Project Based Learning in a Blended Learning Model
Description: Do you wish you had more time for project-based learning (PBL)? Using Web 2.o technology, asynchronous online discussions, and Google apps, you can connect students both inside and outside of the classroom to build more project-based learning into your curriculum. Learn how to create more opportunities for students to work together, explore, problem solve, think critically and create! This presentation will present multidisciplinary project structures that can be easily facilitated in a blended learning model- combining work in the physical classroom with work done online – to increase student engagement and get students college and career ready.
Digital Writing: Communicate, Collaborate, Reflect & Publish
Description: In an era of texting, tweeting, Facebook updates, and blogging, digital writing is a necessary skill to success beyond the classroom. Learn how you can use Google.docs, blogs, asynchronous discussions, online journaling, website creation and more to teach digital writing. Foster collaboration, eliminate piles of paperwork, and teach the Common Core State Standards while teaching students how to harness 21st-century technology to communicate effectively.
7 Steps to Successful Online Discussions
Description: Transform traditional classes into dynamic learning communities with online discussions and asynchronous group work. Learn how to 1) create a virtual safe space, 2) build an online community, 3) design dynamic discussion questions, 4) encourage substantial postings and meaningful exchanges, 5) define a realistic facilitation role that saves you time, 6) incorporate multimedia to differentiate instruction, and 7) weave it all together!
Give Your Low-Tech Classroom a Mobile Makeover!
Description: Are you frustrated by the lack of technology in your classroom? Harness the power of mobile devices to engage your students and amplify their curiosity. Teach your students how to leverage their mobile devices to research, problem solve, communicate, collaborate and create! Only a fraction of your students actually need a mobile device for you to successfully create a high-tech classroom. Explore free education apps, learn how to use QR codes in the classroom and walk away with tons of ideas for how you can use mobile devices to create a student-centered classroom.
The Common Core Made Easy with Google Apps
Description: Learn how to use Google Maps, Search, Moderator, Docs, Sites and more to meet the Common Core Standards. Teach writing, research, technology fluency, communication, and collaboration using Google apps.