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thINK21 Wacom Education Summit: On-Demand Professional Development

March 28, 2021

Are you looking for live and on-demand professional development this spring? The thINK21 Wacom Education Summit has one more day of live programming and plenty of content you can access right away. If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration to finish the school year strong, the thINK21 Wacom Education Summit has you covered.

Each day there is a mixture of live and pre-recorded content. As I write this post for you today, there is still one more day of the summit you can join live. On April 1st (this week!), you can join the K-12 focused event for six live sessions. There is also plenty of on-demand content you can explore right now from the first two days of the summit.

Register for the free event here >>

On-Demand Education Summit

The on-demand content is ready for you right now! You can use this link to access sessions like the ones shared in the image below. As you can see, these sessions include stories from the field as educators discuss their experiences with on-site, hybrid, and remote learning.

You’ll also find short videos where educators tackle four big questions. These quick videos include conversations with educators from a variety of backgrounds. This same on-demand page also consists of some short tech tips videos. You will find 101 videos featuring Wacom, Pear Deck, and more.

The thINK21 Wacom Education Summit has one more day of live programming and plenty of content you can access right away.

Regular readers of the blog know how much I love live professional development and on-demand options. As much as I prefer to join a live event when I can, I know it isn’t always a possibility to fit in my schedule. So I’m so glad that the thINK21 Wacom Education Summit has a combination of on-demand and live events.

Speaking of live professional development… there is one more day of the thINK21 Wacom Education Summit left for you to join live! This final day of the summit has a K-12 focus, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.

Live Events: EdTech in K-12 Classrooms

The April 1st focus is titled “No Looking Back. New Ed Tech. K-12.” Register for the free event here >>

Here is the official description: K-12 educators who use technology to improve students’ experiences and engagement share ideas on building effective STEM and STEAM programs and infusing creativity across the curriculum.

Let’s take a look at the sessions for this part of the thINK21 Wacom Education Summit:

  • KEYNOTE: STEM Success from the Land of Enchantment with Tom Ryan + Guests (5:00 pm-6:00 pm ET): Dr. Tom Ryan, Chief Information and Strategy Office for Santa Fe Public Schools, and his colleagues will give you the inside story about the district’s STEM programs and how these programs have grown and are now impacting the district’s entire community. 
  • And Action! Teachers Share Video Production Tips with Beth Tumminello and Justin Backeberg (6:00 pm-6:30 pm ET): Pick up some practical tips from the Wacom team of math and science educators about making instructional videos for your students.
  • 30 Minutes of Sketch Notes with Tim May (6:30 pm-7:00 pm ET): Whether you’ve got great artistic skills or can’t draw your way out of a paper bag, Tim’s techniques will help you engage your learners on screen and the whiteboard.
  • Talking EdTech with Tyler Tarver (7:00 pm-7:30 pm ET): Spend 30 minutes with Tyler Tarver and learn how to use some new ideas and techniques to give your lessons, projects, and assignments new energy!
  • One Teacher’s Story: Building a New STEAM Program (7:30 pm-8:00 pm ET): In 2020, Celina Bertoncini was tasked with creating the STEAM program at Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy. In this honest, human session, she shares her story and learnings with Wacom’s Faik Karaoglu.
  • KEYNOTE: Creativity Across the Curriculum with FableVision (8:00 pm-9:00 pm ET): Join representatives from FableVision Learning as they share their approaches and learning tools to help all teachers infuse creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and compassion into learning.
The thINK21 Wacom Education Summit has one more day of live programming and plenty of content you can access right away.

Live & On-Demand PD

Want to catch up with the on-demand content? Use this link to register for free access to March 18th’s sessions on creative education. That’s where you’ll also find March 25th’s sessions on higher education

The ready-to-watch content is full of fantastic speakers. I’ve had the chance to meet and see a few present at events the past few years. The session list includes a talk where Joe Dockery shares tips, techniques, and student-centered approaches to teaching.

There is still time to join the live event this week. And of course, you can access all of the on-demand content right away. Register now for this special event and add April 1st to your calendar!

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site ClassTechTips.com for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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