Tech Tools 101: Social Media Skills for Educators
Professional Development for K-12 Teachers
Date Postponed, TBD
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Register by July 18 to reserve your spot!
Learn practical skills for using technology and social media to engage youth in service learning and community-based education.
This dynamic day-long workshop offers hands-on, personalized training to see how young people are using technology to make a difference in their communities, and how YOU can stay in step with these digital experts by building your tech skills!
All levels beginner to advanced welcome.
During this workshop, you will learn:
- How educators and youth have used these tools to create social change and engaging classrooms.
- A 4-step system for developing and implementing a social media plan with your students.
- Practical skills for useful tech tools such as Dropbox, Google Sites, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, WordPress, Pinterest, Google Docs and more!
This workshop is presented by Sammy Lyon, an educational leader with extensive experience using tools and best practices for supporting youth leadership and community-based learning, with a focus on integrating critical media literacy and eco-literacy principles into program design. Sammy earned an M.A. in Education, Leadership & Change from Antioch University.
Registration includes light breakfast, lunch, and parking. Please bring your own electronic device (i.e. laptop, smartphone, or tablet).
To secure your spot for this workshop, please complete the included registration form, or call (213) 744-2019. All events take place at the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037.
Hear what people are saying about Tech Tools 101:
* I attended one of Sammy’s workshops, which opened my eyes to some new ways to use technology. During her workshop, I created a Pinterest board to tag ideas for both my fifth grade teaching team and my students. Within a day of pinning a Jamestown colony comic book to my “Early English Settlements” board, the publisher of the comic book reached out to me to share some additional resources.
* One thing that I liked is the ability to talk to peers and discuss the issues we have. I also loved Sammy’s energy and her ability to create a very comfortable environment.
* One thing I liked is seeing all the important work being done with students around social media in local private and public schools. I liked the stress on student voice and opportunities for collaboration.
* Like all of the hands-on opportunities. Not just theory!
* I liked the practical examples I will be able to take away from this workshop and the connections I’ve made.
* Well-paced modules. So important to begin with the WHY because then you can DO anything!
Sammy’s enthusiasm is infectious!
Her explanations are user-friendly!
The workshop is invaluable!
Flyer & registration form: http://lyonideas.com/wp-