Convention and Conference Presentation History

As a subject matter expert on educational technology, Adrienne Smith’s workshops and demonstrations provide educators with effective tactics and techniques for accomplishing task without feeling overwhelmed. Adrienne is known for educating while creating enthusiasm.

TECCSES Technology Consortium 2019: GenZ, The Voice-First Generation

If millennials are dependent upon their devices, Generation Z is near inseparable. Having grown up in a world where a smart device has not been outside of arm’s reach, GenZ looks to instant results – video and audio are more immediately engaging than text. This session will explore the balance needed to reach GenZ while teaching other skillsets.

TECCSES Technology Consortium 2019: What Do You Meme in a GIF?

The old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words might be an understatement in regard to memes and GIFs. Join the conversation about how memes and GIFs can be used as educational devices to promote clarity, pedagogy, and humor.

TCEA Convention 2019: Authentic Learning – It Can Be Done

Both the traditional classroom and online learning fail to maximize learning. Join in the conversation and learn how to provide students with opportunities to achieve critical and analytical thinking skills and continuous embedded assessment and feedback.

TCEA Convention 2019: T-TESS Observation and Learning Management Systems

What am I looking for when I do an observation and the teacher is using a LMS in the lesson? Principals and assistant principals will leave with an understanding of the components of a LMS and will understand how to spot evidence when evaluating teachers.

TCEA Convention 2019: Tales from the Tech Side

What happens when Instructional Technology Specialists share their most successful trainings and best ideas with each other? In this interactive session, share your valuable experience while learning from others in the field.

TECCSES Technology Consortium 2018: Flipping your Tech life from Day to Night; Night to Day

How do you value the role of technology in your daily life? As professional developers and trainers, we need to foster the transfer of technology use from personal to professional. This panel will discuss ways to uncover the inherent knowledge and skills that educators have with regard to many common educational technology tools.

TECCSES Technology Consortium 2018: Transformers – The Cutting Edge of Ed Tech Coaching

One and done professional learning centered around tech integration is ineffective. Let’s discuss innovative ways for you to coach teachers in order to start changing pedagogy and integrating technology into instruction at a transformative level.

TCEA Convention 2018: No Pain, Still Gain – Tech Teacher Hacks

Find out about five painless tech hacks that teachers can leave TCEA with and implement immediately in the classroom. From using memes as an educational device to adding emojis in Powerpoint, see examples made by both teachers and students alike and learn the pedagogy behind each hack.

TCEA Convention 2018: The Transformers – Cutting Edge of EdTech Coaching

In educational technology coaching, are your Optimus Prime or Megatron? 1 and done PD centered around tech integration is ineffective. Find out about an innovative way for you to coach teachers in order to start changing pedagogy and integrating technology into instruction at a transformative level.

ISTE Convention 2017: Diary of a Flipped PD – The Flips, Flops, and Fantastic

We have flipped. We have sometimes flopped. And that’s okay because we also experienced the fantastic. We’ll share our encountered highs and lows as well as a step-by-step guide to creating engaging, interactive, and technology rich PD that will promote active learning with teachers.

ISTE Convention 2017: The Transformers – Cutting Edge of EdTech Coaching

In educational technology coaching, are your Optimus Prime or Megatron? 1 and done PD centered around tech integration is ineffective. Find out about an innovative way for you to coach teachers in order to start changing pedagogy and integrating technology into instruction at a transformative level.

TECCSES Technology Consortium 2017: Authentic Learning – Not Easy, But It Can Be Done

Both, the traditional classroom and online learning fail to address the issue that neither approach to instructional delivery maximizes learning. Join in the conversation about providing students with opportunities to achieve critical and analytical thinking skills which are authentic tasks and continuous embedded assessment and feedback.

TCEA Convention 2017: Diary of a Flipped PD – The Flips, Flops, and Fantastic

We have flipped. We have sometimes flopped. And that’s okay because we also experienced the fantastic. We’ll share our encountered highs and lows as well as a step-by-step guide to creating engaging, interactive, and technology rich PD that will promote active learning with teachers.

TCEA Convention 2017: From the Office to the Classroom (Microsoft)

Join us in a candid discussion as we walk the hallways of technology integration from the Office (Office 365) to the classroom (Microsoft Classroom). We will touch on our challenges, pitfalls, and successes from nearly three years of Office 365 and a semester of Microsoft Classroom.

TECCSES Technology Consortium 2016: Maker Mindset

Discuss how to inspire student and teacher learning through self-directed discovery.

TECCSES Technology Consortium 2016: Moving the Unmovable

Creating flexible spaces designed for active/engaged learning and teaching.

TCEA Convention 2016: Ed Tech Playground – Digital Recess Begins Now!

Have you ever just wanted time to play? Sometimes we get a list of tools, and although we have the best intentions to investigate these tools after conferences, that is where they stay…on a list. In the Ed Tech Playground, we will present our favorite tools that we use to create engaging digital experiences for students, and we’ll also give you time to learn, play, and produce deliverables with each tool.

TCEA Convention 2016: Extreme Makeover – Tech-Infused Edition

Bring your own lessons and units and we’ll help you make them better. Focus on the intersections of digital learning technologies, higher-order thinking skills, student agency, and authentic, real-world work. We’ll redesign lessons and units to go beyond lower-level academic work and technology usage. Bring a unit or a few lessons you would like to redesign.

TCEA Convention 2016: High-Level Thinking Activities with Mobile Devices

Experience higher-level thinking activities for devices with any subject area. Allow students to gain perspective on topics, integrate diverse ideas, and create for others. Students can use devices to use the wisdom of others outside the class so that learning takes place at a higher level. Preferred device: Android, iPad, or iPhone

TCEA Convention 2016: Reach Out and Touchcast

You’ll create interactive video to make accessible content and learning. Learn to embed a variety of touchable apps into your video, including web pages, images, polls, quizzes, PDFs, videos, and more. TouchCast offers a simple way for teacher or student to include a wealth of related content and interactivity within the video itself. Preferred device: iPad or PC laptop with a webcam.

TCEA Convention 2016: What the Blip? Augmented Reality over DAQRIs

Augmented Reality is a medium that enhances knowledge transfer on complex information with ease, engages students, and brings stories to life like never before. Let’s explore the process of creating AR experiences via various mediums and find meaningful ways to integrate pre-packaged as well as custom AR in your classroom. You are encouraged to bring an iDevice or Android device with the following “free” apps installed: Blippar, Daqri.

TCCA Conference 2015: Promote Higher Level Thinking – Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Raise the bar for student learning through carefully selected mobile activities and watch your students move from consumers of low-level facts to producers of higher-level thinking.

TECCSES Technology Consortium 2015: iPads in Education

District management, classroom management and instructional use.

University of Houston Emerging Trends 2014: The Difference and the WHY Behind Best Practices

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