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    Pre-Conference Workshops


    Tuesday- Nov 27, 2018 --Leadership Summit

    TETA and TOSS are partnering to provide this Leadership Summit at Embassy Suites Conference Center, Murfreesboro, TN, on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, from 9:00 - 4:00 CST. 

    Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today
    Having no historical precedent, the current speed of technological breakthroughs has lead to the coming age of workplace automation, dramatically altering the world of work that our students will enter upon graduation. With the vast disparities of inequity that have existed for centuries, all that is known about how students learn, and the predictions regarding the world that our students will face tomorrow, utilizing a traditional, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning is educational malpractice. Built upon the foundation of leadership and school culture, a redesigned learning experience fundamentally shifts the teaching and learning paradigm to one that is personal, while altering the use of authentic assessments, how technology is leveraged, the spaces in which the learning occurs, the way educators grow professionally, how schools collaborate with the community, and ultimately, the sustainability of the system as a whole. In this engaging, hands-on workshop, ASCD best selling author Thomas C. Murray will dissect these eight keys, which each serve as a puzzle piece for redesigning the learning experience, to unlock tomorrow’s schools so that today’s modern learners leave ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems. We must create tomorrow’s schools today and you are part of the solution.

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    Wednesday - Nov 28, 2018 


    The following optional Pre-Conference Workshops are available at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, Murfreesboro, TN on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 8:30-11:30am CST at an additional cost of $50.00 per seat. Capacity is limited to 40 participants each workshop.  Registration is/was on the TETC Registration, but if you would like to register for one of these and did not when you registered for the conference, please contact Joan.Gray@teta.org and your name will be added and a separate invoice will be sent to you.

    • New Trends in the Classroom - Are You Ready for It?

    Don’t have all vocabulary for STEM, Makerspace, Coding, BreakoutEDU & other classroom design trends, then attend this workshop and dive into what makes these things great for student learning. We will explore and give you hands on experience so you can make the decision on what is right for you and your classroom.

    Jill Pierce, CTO McMinn County Schools

    Dr Chris Smallen, CTO Lenoir City Schools

    • Integrating Google Suite for Education into Your Classroom

    This workshop will explore an effective way to integrate Google Suite for Education into your Classroom. In this workshop you will discover the many different tools that GSFE provides for enhancing your classroom. You will see both the teacher and student side of the experience. Emphasis will be placed on how these tools can build a better relationship with your students. Much of the activities will be based on Google  Certified Educator Level 1 curriculum. Tools that will be explored are Google Classroom, Forms,  Slides, Drawings, Docs, Sheets,  the Explore Tool along with tools (extensions and add-ons) will help you manage and work with your students. . At the end of the workshop there will be plenty of follow up material shared. 

    Randy Damewood, CTO, Coffee County Schools

    • Microsoft Office 365 Deep Dive

    What is Microsoft Office 365? Office 365 is more than Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. It is innovative, collaborative programs like Microsoft Teams, Forms, OneDrive, OneNote, Videos, and many, many more! You will leave this session with a bag of tricks to enhance effectiveness, productivity and collaboration!

    Haris Balcinovic - System Administrator, Johnson City Schools


    Free Workshop for Technology personnel:  Extreme Networks is bringing in a wireless expert who will share tips on successful wireless implementation.  If you are planning to attend this, please register here: