ISTE 2016 and Summer Break
ISTE 2016 & Summer Break
I’ve only had one week of summer so far, and I’m just finally starting to hit the point of relaxing a bit. Pretty soon, I’ll be heading over to Denver, Colorado for ISTE 2016. I’m super excited to see all my Twitter BFFs in real life, to meet new people and to share about my work. It’s going to be an insane and amazing whirlwind. I’m presenting a lot this year and the presentations I’m doing are quite different from my usual concurrent sessions. I’m doing several hands-on and panel sessions this year. Check out below to see where I’ll be. Also, check out my recommendations for sessions that I think are going to be awesome.
Where You Can Find Me:
Saturday, Mobile Megashare, 2-6 – The Mobile Learning Network puts on this super fun event. Attendees get to choose four different one hour long sessions by picking and choosing which table to sit at. I’ll be running a hands-on session on design challenges in makerspaces.
Monday, ISTE Librarians Playground, 8-11:30 (I present 9-9:40) – The ISTE Librarians Network hosts this event and it always awesome. The playground is a great way to connect with amazing librarians and educators. I’ll be hanging out for the first half of the event, and I’ll be presenting on design challenges (same as at the megashare) from 9-9:40
Monday, Girls in STEM Snapshot panel, 4:15-5:15 – This is a thirty minute snapshot panel on getting girls involved with STEM. Me, Colleen Graves and Bev Ball will each be sharing our experiences. I believe that our session will be the first thirty minutes.
Tuesday, Amazon Maker Challenge, 10-12 – Amazon is hosting this new event. Five Maker teams will work through a challenge together and the whole event will be live tweeted and MC’ed by Nicholas Provenzano.
Wednesday, Knights of Make-a-lot Part 2, 10:15-11:15 – Nathan Stevens, Lisa Palmieri, Colleen Graves and I will be sharing our experiences on this panel. It will be different than last year’s, and exceptionally awesome 🙂
Some of my top picks for sessions at ISTE 2016:
- Low Tech, No Tech Makerspace: Technology Not Needed
- Inclusive Library Spaces: How to Move Your Library Beyond Accommodation
- Building Schools 2.0: How to Create the Schools We Need
- Designing Learning Spaces for Literacy, Technology and Collaboration: Startup Classroom Culture
- The Under $500 Makerspace: Tools and Toys to Get You Started
- Sketchnoting in Education: The Best Practices, Benefits and How-to’s of Sketchnoting