FROM: Maddy Ahearn, Lane ESD STEM Specialist

We look forward to welcoming you to our December 12th Curriculum Leaders Symposium focused on Instructional Technology. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of research-based methods for improving the integration of instructional technology and have ample opportunity to hear about efforts in districts in our county and across the state. This symposium will include an option for staying for lunch and attending two break-out sessions to dig deeper on topics of choice (see options below).

You are encouraged to bring district/building admin as well as teachers that represent leaders in instructional technology. Districts are encouraged to bring teams of 2-4. Registration HERE.

We are thrilled to have a dynamic presenter joining us, Jennifer Gingerich. Jennifer was a classroom teacher turned instructional technology trainer and works with ODE’s Statewide Ed Tech Cadre as well as districts across the state and county. She will facilitate conversations and explorations of equity in instruction technology and three technology lens: TPACK, ISTE and SAMR.

Participants will select two of the following break-out sessions to learn more:

  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Single-Sign On (SSO) facilitated by our Beaverton and Eugene partners so they can share their lessons learned in selecting and implementing these tools.
  • Open Education Resources (OERs) where you can collaborate about free online tools and hear cautions and advice about the implementation of these tools.
  • Technology for increased accessibility¬†where you can learn about Springfield’s integration of Google Read & Write and other powerful technologies that have worked to include more of our students.