Embedding Digital Literacy

July 31, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Join Sarah for a fast-paced tour through accessible, tried and true digital lessons and tools. Learn how to create global classrooms and foster digitally literate students. Techniques for integrating web tools and social media will enhance your current curriculum.

This seminar reflects the latest thinking about engaging students in authentic projects and connecting them outside the classroom. We will explore student work and test drive some of the tools.

Earn 6 hours toward recertification!

Minimum Participants: 8; Max Participants: 25
 
Cost $100 (includes coffee, light breakfast and snacks)

Registration closes April 30.

 

Your Instructor

Sarah Finnemore Palazzolo is a teacher and literacy consultant with expertise in reading and writing workshops and literacy curriculum development. She has taught third through fifth grades. Her experience as an independent school teacher, her training in reading and writing workshop from Columbia University, and Sarah’s position as lead staff developer and literacy coach with Pinellas County Schools allows her to offer specialized and practical professional development in literacy.

Coding and Robotics in the K-8 Curriculum

June 27-28, 8:30am - 3:30pm

This professional learning experience provides a broad understanding of how coding and robotics can fit into the everyday classroom. The workshop will explore coding as a new literacy, review ISTE’s updated computational thinking standards, and address best practices in instructional design. Examples of integration across the curriculum will be shared, and participants will have opportunities to work hands-on with a variety of coding and robotic tools and software including Scratch, WeDo and EV3 Legos, BeeBots, Ozobots, Osmo Coding and Wonder Workshop’s Dash.

Minimum Participants: 8; Max Participants: 25

Earn 12 hours toward recertification! Register by June 1.
 
Cost: Early bird discount price of $300 before April 30; $325 after April 30.
Included in Cost: Coffee, light breakfast and snacks

Meet Your Instructors

Anna Baralt holds a Doctorate in Educational Technology from the University of Florida. She taught preschool and elementary students for 17 years before becoming Shorecrest’s Director of Educational Technology. In this role, she provides support in designing curriculum and technology integration and facilitates professional development school-wide. Anna was recognized as a Teacher of the Future by the National Association of Independent Schools in 2008 and a Superpower Educator in 2009. She is also a 2010 recipient of the FCIS (Florida Council of Independent Schools) DeWitt E. and Vera M. Hooker Fellowship Grant as well as a 2013 Benedict Foundation Grant. Anna is passionate about integrating technology into project work, 1:1 learning programs, fostering digital citizenship, STEAM education, and using technology to facilitate professional learning communities. She has presented at numerous local and national conferences and has been published in several peer-reviewed educational journals.
Katy Deegan earned a B.A. in International Relations & Global Affairs and French from Eckerd College. She holds a Masters in Elementary Education and an additional Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. She began her career teaching a program for gifted students (grades K-5) in public school. She has taught for many years at Shorecrest Preparatory School and is currently the Lower School Educational Technologist. She is an Apple Teacher and has presented at FCIS on Design Thinking, as well as other trainings on technology integration. Katy teaches students to use basic tech skills, fosters the importance of good Digital Citizenship, blends STEAM activities inside and outside of the classroom, and shows students how to infuse low and high tech in their project work. She also coaches teachers in authentic technology integration in their classrooms and curriculum.
Christine Scoby holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and a Masters in Educational Technology and has taught many years in the lower and middle schools at Shorecrest Preparatory School. Christine is an Apple Teacher and a Discovery Den Star educator who has presented at AMLE 2012 , FCIS 2013, ISTE 2014, FCIS 2018, and FCIS Winter Symposium on technology integration, and presented training at other schools. Christine was a 2016 recipient of the Steelcase Active Learning Grant. She integrates core academic curriculum within her technology course in all middle school grades to enhance, connect, reinforce and expand concepts taught in the classroom.
 


Underwater Robotics - Integrating ROVs Across the Curriculum

July 22-23, 8:30 - 3:30

Build your own underwater ROV!

[View a video of this project in the classroom here. View photos of this project here.]

Interested in bringing innovation and real-world learning to your curriculum? Learn how Shorecrest started an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) program to complement its eighth grade Middle School curriculum. Presenters will share integrated curricular projects, successes and challenges from implementing the program, as well as tips to get your own program started. Participants will be guided step-by-step through the building process and exposed to a series of challenges with their new ROV.  

Minimum Participants: 6; Max Participants: 15

Earn 12 hours toward recertification! Register by June 1.
 
Cost: Early bird reduce price of $425 before April 30; $450 after April 30.
Included in Cost: Coffee, light breakfast and snacks; all needed supplies to build your own ROV.

Meet Your Instructors

Anna Baralt holds a Doctorate in Educational Technology from the University of Florida. She taught preschool and elementary students for 17 years before becoming Shorecrest’s Director of Educational Technology. In this role, she provides support in designing curriculum and technology integration and facilitates professional development school-wide. Anna was recognized as a Teacher of the Future by the National Association of Independent Schools in 2008 and a Superpower Educator in 2009. She is also a 2010 recipient of the FCIS (Florida Council of Independent Schools) DeWitt E. and Vera M. Hooker Fellowship Grant as well as a 2013 Benedict Foundation Grant. Anna is passionate about integrating technology into project work, 1:1 learning programs, fostering digital citizenship, STEAM education, and using technology to facilitate professional learning communities. She has presented at numerous local and national conferences and has been published in several peer-reviewed educational journals.
Kathryn Jeakle holds a Bachelor Degree in Biology from Oakland University, a Masters Degree in Education from Framingham State College, and is a certified Florida Masters Naturalist through University of Florida IFAS.  She has 23 years of experience with teaching science to students from Kindergarten through 12th grade in three different countries. For the past 8 years she has taught 8th grade Marine Science at Shorecrest Preparatory School.  Her passion for innovation and hands-on experiences have led to her development of new programs for her students. With the help of various grants, she has created a Coastal Awareness Program and ROV program that is currently part of her curriculum.  

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