What is an Ignite session?
ISTE Ignite sessions allow presenters to quickly (in 20 slides) share something they are passionate about with the hope of inspiring attendees. The full line-up for round one of the Ignite sessions can be found HERE. Below are four presenters who IGNITED my passion.
Presenters that inspire:
Bill Selak- I Think I Figured Out How to Use Snapchat as an Educator!
Wait, other educators use Snapchat?! YES! While I already enjoy the storytelling app, it was great to see another advocate and how Bill Selak uses it as a way to tell his school's story. He did a great job of identifying what makes Snapchat different from other apps like twitter and instagram.
Kerry Gallagher- How to Eliminate Textbooks, Paper, and Tests
Kerry Gallagher did an incredible job sharing what many of us already know: learning should have real-world application. Through her own experiences and student examples, the audience got the importance of real-world application for student learning.
Michael Roush- Five Rules of Design Thinking to Reach All Students
Michael inspired educators by discussing the five rules of design thinking through inspiring figures.
Laura Thomas- Becoming Badass
My first thought, wait, we can say badass in education?! Alright! My second thought, who is Laura Thomas and why didn't I know about her. Though all of the presenters were incredible and their topics were worthwhile, Laura left the biggest impression on me and inspired me to be a badass. Her slides can be found HERE.
Michelle Moore is a public education advocate who strives to empower schools and teachers to positively impact student success.
Disclaimer: This blog is a representation of my views alone and do not represent in any way the views of the school districts, organizations, or persons that I collaborate with.