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4 Inexpensive Ways to Grow as a Teacher over the Summer

Epi 34 4 Inexpensive Ways to Grow as a Teacher over the Summer

This is episode 34 called “4 Inexpensive Ways to Grow as a Teacher over the Summer”.  In this episode Guise and I talk about PD that teachers can attend from home, local conferences and edcamps that you can check out in person, online certifications to pursue at your leisure, and our top 4 reading list.”  

Segment 1:   Free Professional Development From Home

  • Strobel Summit #StrobelSummit 7/7-7/26
  • Teach w/ Tech Conference #TWTCON2019 7/22-7/24
  • Cue Ditch Summit #DitchSummit 7/29-8/4
  • Hive Summit #HiveSummit 8/1-8/4

Segment 2:   Conference/EdCamps News

  1. #ISTE2019
    1. Nick and Guise presents Using #EdTech to Transform your Class into an Escape Room Scheduled: Monday, June 24, [10:00]11:00 am EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
  2. EdCamps
    1. Edcamp SEL   Thu, 05/30/2019 – [08:30]  Mahwah New Jersey, United States
    2. Edcamp Far Rockaway Thu, 06/06/2019 – [08:30]   Queens New York, United States
    3. Edcamp Equity & Inclusivity Sat, 06/08/2019 – [07:00]  West Windsor Township New Jersey, United States
    4. EdcampldrDE 2019 Tue, 06/18/2019 – [08:30] New Castle Delaware, United States
    5. Edcamp Learn and Lead Sat, 07/20/2019 – [08:00] Yonkers New York, United States
    6. Edcamp 1st Year Sat, 08/17/2019 – [08:00] Wayne New Jersey, United States
    7. Edcamp Back to School Tue, 08/27/2019 – [08:00]  Somerville New Jersey, United States
    8. Edcamp for NJ FACS Teachers Mon, 10/14/2019 – [09:30] Montville New Jersey, United States
    9. Sat, 10/19/2019 – [08:00]
    10. Edcamp BucksMont  Sat, 10/19/2019 – [08:00]  Horsham Pennsylvania, United States


Segment 3:  Teacher Growth Over the Summer

  1. Feedly
  2. Inoreader
  3. (1 Free College Credit Course)
    1. Developing Effective Teams
    2. The Essentials of Managing Conflict
  4. Edpuzzle Coach Certification (Free)
  5. Google Certified
  6. FlipGrid Certified

Segment 4:   Education Summer Projects

  1. Read Books
    1. Teach Like a Pirate
    2. Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World
    3. The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity
    4. Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning
  2. Listen/Make to Podcasts
    1. GotTechED the Podcast will continue to push out episodes
    2. “How to start your own podcast guide”

Social Media:

  1. Guise on Twitter @guisegotteched
  2. Nick on Twitter @nickgotteched
  3. GotTechED the Podcast on Twitter @wegotteched

Music Credits:

  1. The Degs: Shotgun
  2. @bensounds

Other Relatable GotTechED Episodes:

  1. Summer Professional Development
  2. Teacher Creativity, EdTech Round-table, and PD Badge System
  3. PLC’s vs. PLN’s, Teacher Conventions vs. Edcamps, and Education Statistics
  4. Quarter 1 Grading Tips, Pop Culture Lessons, and Being Thankful!
  5. The Art of Questioning, Preservice Teachers, & Leadership Characteristics

Other ways to follow GotTechED

  1. Apple Podcasts
  2. Google Podcasts
  3. Stitcher
  4. YouTube
  5. Twitter
  6. Facebook

About the author, Eric

Eric Guise is a media specialist and technology coach with more than a decade of experience as a teacher.

Eric was named the 2016 Biology Teacher of Year by the New Jersey Biology Teachers Association and is currently pursuing an EdD in Leadership in Digital Transformation in Educational Technology.

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