We as educators are often made to be afraid of social media. This workshop will introduce it as a powerful learning and collaboration tool for both students and teachers. Participants will discuss the significance of digital citizenship and social media, create new user accounts, and develop a learning activity that can be used in the classroom with students.
Please bring a laptop or tablet to use during the session.
Presenter: Monika Davis
DeKalb County School District
Monika Davis is the Director of Virtual Learning and Instructional Technology for the DeKalb County School District. Her graduate education includes an MS in Instructional Technology, an M.Ed in Educational Leadership, as well as an Education Specialist Degree in Instructional Technology. Prior to her role as a district leader, Monika has held many positions in educational technology during her 23 year career as an educator ranging from technology paraprofessional to school technology specialist to district-level instructional technology specialist. She has worked with local school districts as an employee and consultant including DeKalb County, Fulton County, and Atlanta Public. She is a life-long learner and realizes this constant quest to create opportunities for others with this knowledge is the essence of remaining relevant in this dynamic field. Monika’s current challenge is re-visioning, re-establishing, and re-imagining the district’s virtual learning academy.
Co-Presenter: Terri Webb
DeKalb County School District
Terri Webb is an Instructional Technology Specialist for the DeKalb County School District. She began her teaching career in 2007 teaching 2nd and 3rd grade in the St. Louis Public School System. She earned her MA in Education in 2011 as well as an MA in Educational Technology in 2013. She is currently a pursuing her Ed.S. degree in Instructional Technology with an emphasis on Online Learning. In 2011, Terri planted her feet in the DeKalb County School District as an EIP Reading and Technology Instructor at Fairington Elementary School. Along with engaging students with technology in her class, she frequently facilitated school wide professional development sessions for teachers focusing on how to enhance learning with the use of technology. Her current role as an Instructional Technology Specialist allows her to work closely with educators, coaching them through the awareness of technology while increasing the use of technology in their instruction.
The workshop will be held in the Centergy Building (9th floor, conference room 9104) at 75th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308. Parking will be validated only when you park in the Centergy parking deck.
About Explorers’ Guild
This is a free monthly workshop during the school year where educators can experiment with tools and technologies, exchange experiences, and learn from each other. The Explorers’ Guild is sponsored by STEM@GTRI, a collaboration of Georgia Tech researchers working with government and industry to support technology-enabled learning in K-12 settings across Georgia.