School/District Professional Learning

Synchronous keynotes and sessions, or asynchronous courses, for educators in all roles. Through these sessions, EduMatch helps prepare educational stakeholders to support students for a world where they are prepared to create and collaborate.
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Synchronous Keynotes Available

  • Beyond the Devices: Digital Equity in Edtech: What can we do as educational professionals to help ensure digital equity?  Several factors go into promoting digital equity, many of which go beyond the scope of access to devices.  Let's dive deeper and see what lies below the surface, and how stakeholders at all levels can work together for the benefit of all students. 
  • #TBT: Looking Backwards to Look Ahead: The present is a gift, the past has passed, and the future is what is to come.  Let's time travel and reminisce on our first days of teaching.  What has changed?  What lessons might we learn from our past, and how might this inform our future?  Take a trip with Sarah Thomas on this magical journey that discusses the power of reflection and community, edtech trends over the years, and...fanny packs?
  • The "I" in Team: About how all educators, regardless of role, bring something valuable to the table.  Features stories of grassroots projects by educators and students, the story behind EduMatch, and an invitation for participants to discover a need in their sphere of influence they can do something about. 
  • The Superhero in Us All:  Twitter-chat style keynote to walk educators through the process of becoming change agents.
  • Magical Moments in Education: Stories behind the inspiration for some current grassroots movements in education.  
  • Designing with Passion: A protocol using the design process, moonshot thinking, and passion to solve problems in education.
  • CPR for the Drowning Educator: Collaboration, passion, and reinvention to revive us when we feel as though we are drowning. 
  • More topics available on demand.

Synchronous Sessions Available

  • Let’s Talk Podcasting: Podcasting is a great way for you and your students to become creators of content, by reflecting on learning, flipping content, teaching new topics, connecting with other educators, and so much more! Let's explore how to get started. In this session, you will learn how to create your own educational video podcast, using a variety of tools such as YouTube Live. Participants will discuss ideas for podcasting, explore best practices, and learn about various tools available.
  • Teaching and Learning Through Video: In this session, catch the bug as we discuss flipped and blended instruction. Topics covered will include videotaped lessons, useful resources, and best practices to begin.  Participants will be introduced to the concept of using video for learning (i.e. flipped/blended learning, creating vs. consuming, etc.), discuss common challenges of flipped instruction and their solutions, preview and test resources for video creation, editing, and curation, examine best practices for video in teaching and learning. 
  • Level Up: Five Steps to Gamify Your Class: The face of instruction is changing, as educators often struggle to engage students. Gamification, or applying game mechanics to non-traditional settings, has proved to be an innovative and effective way to capture the interest of today's learners. In this session, educators will create a basic template to help them begin the process of gamifying their classroom for little or no money. After attending this session, participants will understand what gamification in education means, and how it will help to engage students; understand the difference between gamification and game-based learning; begin to create a gamification model; learn other resources to gamify for little or no cost.
  • Writer's Workshop (For Grown-Ups): Think you could never be an author? Think again! We all have something to share. Find out how easy it is to get started with writing and publishing educational books. This session could change your life! 
  • Making Friends in a Hurry: Have you ever been in a session, looked around the room, and wonder, "who are these people?"  Today, let's find out and make some new friends!  In this session, we will use the Fast Friends Procedure (Paige-Gold, 2008) to experience the ultimate in team building. Utilizing this simple procedure can help you build a sense of community among educators in your school or district, which can then facilitate collaboration and peer learning.
  • More topics available on demand.

Asynchronous Courses Available

  • Podcasting with your PLN: There's no time like the present to start podcasting. You'll learn the nuts and bolts of podcasting plus how to provide relevance, feature international perspectives, and maximize your reach.  Also perfect for schools and districts looking to begin connecting their staff in new and innovative ways.  
  • Teaching and Learning Through Video: In this session, catch the bug as we discuss flipped and blended instruction. Topics covered will include videotaped lessons, useful resources, and best practices to begin.  Participants will be introduced to the concept of using video for learning (i.e. flipped/blended learning, creating vs. consuming, etc.), discuss common challenges of flipped instruction and their solutions, preview and test resources for video creation, editing, and curation, examine best practices for video in teaching and learning. 
  • Level Up: Five Steps to Gamify Your Class: The face of instruction is changing, as educators often struggle to engage students. Gamification, or applying game mechanics to non-traditional settings, has proved to be an innovative and effective way to capture the interest of today's learners. In this session, educators will create a basic template to help them begin the process of gamifying their classroom for little or no money. After attending this session, participants will understand what gamification in education means, and how it will help to engage students; understand the difference between gamification and game-based learning; begin to create a gamification model; learn other resources to gamify for little or no cost.
  • Writer's Workshop (For Grown-Ups): Think you could never be an author? Think again! We all have something to share. Find out how easy it is to get started with writing and publishing educational books. This session could change your life! 
  • REAL LOVE: Every student deserves real love and, from this course, you're going to learn how to apply the concept of REAL LOVE to your classroom and school. You will be able to use what you've gained from this course to grab ahold of the hearts and the minds of every student you encounter and provide them with the support they need to unlock their true potential. This course is broken down into four modules, based on Alexes Terry's REAL LOVE: Strategies for Reaching Students When they See No Way Out book. (Facilitated by author Alexes Terry)
  • More topics available on demand.