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Continuous Improvement in K12 Organizations: A Value-Stream for Efficiency & Process Improvement

Presented by: Kevin M. Steele, Ed.S.

Our educational organizations face unprecedented challenges.  Amid societal calls and government mandates for improved student performance, educators find themselves tasked with meeting annually increased performance expectations but doing so with diminishing financial and political influence – essentially, doing more with less. This workshop will take you through simulations and real-world application of many of the points of LEAN and Six-Sigma improvements.  Many of these improvements will result in increased employee commitment, improved processes, waste reduction and much more.  All of which will show returns in the improved culture of your organization and the budget! 

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Developing Coding Skills through Robotic Play (and Some Serious Competition) Grades K-5

Presented by: Janice Kato, MA

Janice will lead you to discover practical, innovative ways to involve students in coding activities that incorporate problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and much, much more! Attendees will leave with access to the latest, most useful websites, apps, and technology resources for facilitating coding and enhancing student achievement. This workshop participants need no prior training is needed for you to be a facilitator of coding. Whether you are tech timid or tech-savvy, you will find an abundance of resources. 

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Developing Coding Skills through Robotic Play (and Some Serious Competition) Grades 6-12

Presented by: Janice Kato, MA

Janice will lead you to discover practical, innovative ways to involve students in coding activities that incorporate problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and much, much more! Attendees will leave with access to the latest, most useful websites, apps, and technology resources for facilitating coding and enhancing student achievement. This workshop participants need no prior training is needed for you to be a facilitator of coding. Whether you are tech timid or tech-savvy, you will find an abundance of resources. 

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Lights, Camera, Action! Using Video to Give Students A Voice (Grades 6-12)

Presented by: Wendy Michels

During this innovative workshop, educators will quickly appreciate the value and benefits of integrating video into their educational practices. Regardless of your prior experience with video production, you will leave this workshop ready to seamlessly integrate video into your classroom. Through the course of this workshop, educators will have an opportunity to experience video production from start to finish. Gain priceless knowledge regarding fair use and copyright laws to ensure students’ digital citizenship. You will be inspired to revamp your existing projects to address 21st Century Skills using video production.

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Project-Based Learning With Purpose: New Strategies and Tools (Grades 3-12)

Presented by: Matinga Ragatz, MA

Project Based Learning is an effective approach that allows students to research, develop and learn while they learn relevant life skills. In this NEW seminar, multiple-award winning classroom teacher, Matinga Ragatz, will provide powerful strategies for successfully integrating PBL in your classroom or school.