Pre-Conference Workshops prior to TETC

    Wednesday, Dec 4, 8:30am - 11:30am

    Embassy Suites Conference Center

    Murfreesboro, TN 37160 

    Cost per workshop is $50

    Bring your own laptop, tablet, or iPad

    To register for a workshop only

     Click here 


     Full STEAM ahead into the Maker Movement

    Makerspaces and the Maker Education Movement are quickly taking hold in school media centers and classrooms that want to increase focus on STEAM initiatives.  In this session, you can learn what the Maker Movement is, and find ways to get started bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics into your classroom or school library. This three-hour journey into STEAM and Makerspaces will be filled with practical tips and examples of activities and programs, and will include a hands-on opportunity to try Makerspace and STEAM tools. Any teacher grades K-12 -whether new to Makerspace and STEAM or experienced- will find something to take home, regardless of budget. Make plans to attend this session, which features all-new material from the 2018 version!  Presenter:  Chris Smallen


    G Suite Deep Dive

    This three-hour, hands-on workshop is geared toward those not hesitant to explore their geeky side. Attendees will develop advanced skills that will empower them to bend G Suite to their will! We will dig deeply into many G Suite apps but especially Google Sheets & Google Apps Script. Learn how to automate complex tasks to save your time and sanity. Please bring a laptop and have a (preferably non-managed) Google account. Presenter: Wanda Terral


    Strengthening Literacy with iPad

    Discover new ways to enhance students’ literacy skills with the power of iPad. Explore the built-in features on iPad and a variety of education apps that can build reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Experience creativity apps that help students increase fluency and demonstrate their knowledge in creative and personal ways. Presenters: Anthony Robinson, Apple, and Jerram Froese, Apple