Innovative Teaching Strategies

Clemens & Ngo: Innovative Learning Design Thinking Program

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Innovative Teaching Strategies presenters Katherine Clemens and Christina Ngo are part of an Arizona State University team that believes entrepreneurial thinking is more than a skill it’s a mindset.

Watch Katherine Clemens explain ASU’s Innovative Learning Design Thinking partnership with the Verizon Foundation.

Assistant Director of Youth Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University, Katherine Clemens will co-present the following sessions with her colleague Christina Ngo in Las Vegas:

  • The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Empowering Students to Solve the Problems of Tomorrow 
  • Redesign, Reimagine and Reinvigorate: Innovation at the School Level

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Martinez: Fitting “Making” into STEM & Other Objectives

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Sylvia Martinez says “maker educators know that making isn’t about a shopping list or a special room, it’s about allowing students to reach their full potential as makers of meaning.”

Watch Sylvia Martinez describe how “making” can result in relevant, transformational learning.

Sylvia Martinez is co-author of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom. She helps educators adopt a designer/maker mindset so they can “make the case” for making in the classroom.  She will present a keynote session at the Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference in Las Vegas.

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Just Announced: Author Sylvia Martinez (Invent to Learn) Coming to Vegas!

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Author and Maker Movement evangelist Sylvia Martinez is coming to Innovative Teaching Strategies in Las Vegas!  Sylvia says “working with your head, heart and hands cements knowledge…”

Watch Sylvia Martinez outline the benefits of encouraging students to construct knowledge.

Sylvia Martinez is co-author of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom. She helps educators adopt a designer/maker mindset so they can “make the case” for making in the classroom.  She will present a keynote session at the Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference in Las Vegas.  REGISTER NOW!

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Look Who Was Just Added to ITS Lineup! Early Registration Closing

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Hurry, 1 Day Left – Early Registration Closing Mar. 31st!

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Just announced…Author and brain-based literacy expert Dr. Mary Howard is coming to the Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference in Las Vegas!

Dr. Mary Howard says “what really matters is that children read and write every day.”

Watch Dr. Mary Howard describe how literacy is inseparably intertwined throughout the instructional day.

Dr. Howard is the author of Good to Great Teaching and will present a keynote session at the Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference in Las Vegas.  REGISTER NOW!

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Kim Strobel: Incorporating Genius Hour

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Kim Strobel says “the future belongs to creators, empathizers, pattern recognizers, meaning makers, artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, innovators and big picture thinkers – and Genius Hour is where it can all begin.”

Watch Kim Strobel describe the Genius Hour movement.

Kim Strobel is a former elementary teacher and curriculum director.  She will present a featured session entitled Incorporating Genius Hour: Passion, Play, Purpose & Creativity in Las Vegas.  REGISTER NOW!

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Dr. Greg Richards: Emotionally Coding Instruction to Bolster Learning

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Dr. Greg Richards helps educators understand that even though the teen brain is in transition, that doesn’t mean that it’s somehow not up to par.

Watch Dr. Greg Richards describe how learning is impacted by emotional coding.

Dr. Greg Richards is the founder and director of the Middle Grades Ethics Project.  He studies character development and ethics education of teenagers, including the influence of adolescent brain biology on moral judgment and risk-taking.  He will present several breakout sessions at the Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference in Las Vegas.  REGISTER NOW!

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Dr. Michael Gurian Teaching Tip: Draw Your Words

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Innovative Teaching Strategies Speaker Dr. Michael Gurian is founder of the Gurian Institute, whose focus is the development of best practices and innovative strategies that ensure boy- and girl-friendly school environments.

Watch Dr. Michael Gurian offer a strategy for helping boys with writing assignments.

Founder of the Gurian Institute and New York Times bestselling author of 28 books, Dr. Gurian will present several sessions at the Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference in Las Vegas.  REGISTER NOW!

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