Thursday, December 14, 2017

9 Terrific Trainings - The FREE 2017 Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit

On the 9th day of Tech-Mas my true love gave to me… 9 Terrific Trainings.

Note: This post is part of my "12 Days of Tech-Mas" series for 2017. You can see all of the posts for each day as they get released in the main post here: "12 Days of Tech-Mas 2017".

With the holiday season here, you have probably been busy trying to find the perfect gifts for the people in your life. But what about you? Don't you deserve to get something for yourself?

Well you are in luck! You may not be able to find any Hatchimals in the stores, but you can still get yourself nine days of free professional development on technology, pedagogy, and more!

Back for its second year is the "Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit". Starting on December 15th there will be a new video from a new speaker each day for nine days. This is a fantastic way to get free professional development at your pace, on your schedule, in your pajamas (if you want).

See below for all the details on how to take advantage of this awesome opportunity, before it goes away (like all the Hatchimals).

Ditch Summit Details

Ditch Summit is provided by Matt Miller from the awesome EdTech blog Ditch That Textbook.
  • From December 15th through December 23rd there will be a new training video by a new speaker each day.
  • The videos range for 30 minutes to one hour each.
  • Each video will have a PDF notes page with resources from the session.
  • For each session you can get a certificate of completion to turn in to your school.
  • The videos will be available online until December 31st, and then "poof" they will be gone!
  • Bonus: Acer will be giving away two free Acer Chromebook 15's during the Digital Summit!

To sign up for the 2017 Ditch Summit go here:

The 9 Days of Ditch Summit Presenters for 2017

December 15th
Combining Tech and Solid Teaching Effectively
Authors, The Google-Infused Classroom
Boca Raton, FL / San Diego, CA
Twitter: @tanyaavrith / @hollyclarkedu

December 16th
The Science of Happiness
Educational Consultant, Happiness Coach
Tell City, IN
Twitter: @strobeled

December 17th
Brain-Friendly Learning that Works
Cognitive Scientist, Former K12 Teacher
Boston, MA
Twitter: @poojaagarwal

December 18th
How in the Google Did You Do That?
ERIC CURTS (Hey! That's me!)
Tech Integrationist, Google Certified Trainer
Uniontown, OH
Twitter: @ericcurts

December 19th
How to Learn from a World of Educators
Educator/Regional Tech Coordinator
Washington D.C.
Twitter: @sarahdateechur

December 20th
Plan Smarter, Not Harder with Edu-Protocols
Interim Executive Director for CUE
Walnut Creek, CA
Twitter: @jcorippo

December 21st
How to Make Learning a Game
Teacher, Game-Based Learning Sherpa
Milwaukee, WI
Twitter: @mrmatera

December 22nd
Chromebook Crash Course: What You NEED
Author, Speaker, Blogger, Educator
Tangier, IN
Twitter: @jmattmiller

December 23rd
What Schools Can Learn from Start-Up Culture
Teacher, Podcast Host, CEO: StartEdUp
Noblesville, IN
Twitter: @donwettrick

For more details on the "Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit" see Matt's video below:

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great treat of this video today! It was most inspiring and I too have to shift my foundation to use the tech pieces to increase fluency for later years of learning!