Past and Upcoming Presentations
July 25-27, 2017 Now4Forever Recharge Your Super Powers (Region 10 ESC)
Location: Hilton Garden Inn 705 Central Expressway South Allen, Texas 75013
Presentation Topic: Evaluating Early Childhood Teachers Using T-TESS
Title: Let Your Superpowers Shine
Description: As a dedicated Early Childhood Educator, you have a multitude of superpowers! Though wearing a cape is not routine, you demonstrate your superhuman abilities every day in the way you care for your students, collaborate with peers, never stop learning, design engaging, guideline aligned, developmentally appropriate lessons, and teach your heart out! T-TESS is a perfect opportunity to let your superpowers shine! During this session, presenters will share tips & tools to effectively align, document, and evaluate best practices in early childhood classrooms using T-TESS. The T-TESS Rubric will be emphasised and connections will be created to topics such as the value of play, developmentally appropriate practices, differentiation, the 4 C’s (creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking), academics aligned to the Texas Pre-K Guidelines, professional growth, and collaboration. Both teachers and administrators of early childhood programs would benefit from attending this session. Are you ready to Let Your Superpowers SHINE?
Day: Tuesday, July 25th
July 16-18, 2017 Tots and Technology (TCEA)
Location: Arlington Convention Center 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011
Presentations July 17, 2017
Title: QR and AR in the Bilingual Early Childhood Classroom (9-10:00 AM)
Description: Learn ways to use Quick Response (QR) Codes and Augmented Reality (AR) in literacy stations and/or teacher-directed groups to support the development of early literacy skills in English and Spanish.
Title: From Dream to STEAM (1-2:00 PM)
Description: It’s never too early to engage your students with STEAM. Learn how to create STEAM learning experiences that motivate and challenge young minds to collaborate, problem solve, and take risks
July 9-11, 2017 National Principals Conference
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Presentation: Future Focused Leaders
Description: Together with Dr. Bill Ziegler and Derek McCoy, both National Secondary School Principals, we will share strategies and ideas from Dr. Ziegler’s latest book Future Focused Leaders. Learn what principals from across the country are doing at every level to engage students, staff and the community.
February 23-25, 2017 National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE)
The Hilton Anatole 2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
Presentation Topic: Technology
Title: Integrating QR Codes (Quick Response) and AR (Augmented Reality) into your Early Literacy Stations
Description: In this session participants will learn ways to infuse QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) and AR (Augmented Reality) to promote early literacy skills in their early childhood bilingual and ESL classrooms. Many ideas, resources and real examples will be shared of ways integrating QR and AR can be used to boost engagement, promote independence, and provide practice to mastery of foundational early literacy skills for bilingual and ESL students. Examples shared will be in English and Spanish, but the concept can be adapted to any language. Participants are encouraged to bring a smart device with a QR reader app already loaded on their device so they can experience some of the stations and activities themselves during the session.
February 1-5, 2016 TCEA (Austin, TX)
Monday, February 1, 2016
PRESENTATION: QR and AR Presentation
Session Title: QR and AR in the Bilingual/ESL Early Childhood Classroom
Overview: Come learn new ideas for using QR and AR to create engaging early literacy stations for your bilingual and ESL students.
Audience: PreK-2 Grade Teachers, Bilingual Teachers, ESL Teachers
Session Number: 161552
Room: Hilton Room 412
February 1-5, 2016 TCEA (Austin, TX)
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
PRESENTATION: Building Your PLN Presentation
Session Title: Building Your Powerful Leadership Network (PLN)
Overview: Discover new tools to keep you connected with other school leaders and make professional development part of your lifestyle.
Audience: Administrators and School Leaders
Session Number: 160538
Room: Hilton Room 408
June 22-25, 2015 Converge (McKinney, TX)
PRESENTATION: PD Revival
Session Title: PD Revival
Overview: Come discover new tools to engage your audience during professional development.
Audience: Administrators, School Leaders, Presenters, Teachers
PRESENTATION: Building Your PLN
Session Title: The Power of a PLN
Overview: Learn the importance and how you can become a connected educator and leader.
Audience: All are welcome
November 1, 2014 Emerge TCEA Regional Conference (Garland, TX)
Session Title: Taking QR and AR to the Next Level
June 15-17, 2014 Tots and Technology (Galveston, TX)
PRESENTATION: QR Codes in the Classroom
Session Title: Creating Engaging Learning Stations Using QR Codes
Audience: Grades PK-5th
Grade Learn how to create learning stations that incorporate text, audio and image QR codes. View examples of ways you can use QR codes in your math, ABC, phonics and listening stations and how QR codes will help support ELL with vocabulary building.
By attending this session, you will be able to answer the following questions:
1. How do I create an QR code?
2. How can I use QR codes in my learning stations?
3. In what ways can QR codes help support ELL, visual and auditory learners?
July 30-31, 2014 TechnoPalooza (Ft.Worth, TX)
PRESENTATION: Inspire, Differentiate and Create with Augmented Reality
Session: Differentiate and Create with Augmented Reality
February 2013, TCEA (Austin, TX)
Session Title: Everything Early Childhood
Focus on early childhood learners (3-5 yrs. old) with an emphasis on Special Education, English Language Learners, and PreK. Technology for Smartboard/Slate/Table and iPad apps for SpEd, including autism and speech focuses. Modify iPad apps for ELL learners and gain access to the best apps for PreK. Led by an LMS, IS, and classroom teacher! Preferred device: Mac or PC laptop
I am available for professional development training. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialty: Early Childhood (PreK-3 Grade) and Technology Integration