Seven Hamilton County ESC consultants will be presenting and speaking at OETC 2022!

#OETC22 is offering a full schedule of exciting, educational, and interactive experiences from February 14, 2022 to February 18, 2022, with On Demand content remaining available through March 1, 2022.

Spark Your Content Literacy with Technology

Katie Enneking and Holly Smith-Conway

Monday, February 14, 2022 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Pre-recorded w/live Q&A

Through the past couple of years we’ve provided a combination of virtual, hybrid, and in-person instruction in our schools. One thing that has remained constant is our need for rich literacy experiences in all content areas.

Focus on ways to hone in on the best of all these learning environments to increase student engagement, technology skills, and breathe some life back into your instruction.

Voice Assistants: Learning Support for Students at Home

Jenni Stadtmiller and Rebecca Dwenger

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM |Pre-recorded w/live Q&A

Voice assistants like the Amazon Echo (Alexa) are not just available as a separate stand-alone smart speaker, but also accessible on phones, TVs, etc.

Learn how you can create home learning support/opportunities for students and communicate to families through devices they are already using at home. After hearing about all of the possibilities you will leave with ideas on how you can provide extra support outside of the classroom!

We Survived! Technology that Continues to Enhance our Classroom

Jennifer Haller

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Pre-recorded w/live Q&A

Prior to the pandemic, our teaching practices were constantly improving. We were incorporating new and different technologies to support instruction and logistics in our classroom in order to benefit our students. Once the pandemic hit, we were all thrown for a loop; however, our students scored the highest they ever have on their standardized state tests.

This session will describe best practices in education that occurred before the pandemic, the technologies that we used to redefine those practices in order to “survive” the pandemic, and how these technologies have enhanced our teaching practices in an in-person, post-virtual teaching environment. We will focus on the (mostly free) technology used in our district that has improved our teaching practices, improved our communication with students, families, and community members, improved our assessment practices, and improved the overall logistical nature of the teaching profession for our staff. Attendees will take away multiple strategies and tech tools that have redefined what education looks like in our post-virtual education world.

Bringing Algebra to Life with Graspable Math

Steve Phelps

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | LIVE!

Learn how Graspable Math can allow students to experiment with tangible equations, engage in playful mathematical thinking, practice, and explore safely.

With Graspable Math, students can probe dynamic math expressions like they would probe pulleys in a physics experiment. Graspable Math turns Algebra into a real, living thing that students at each level can interact with and learn. Graspable Math will keep track of their steps, so students can start focusing on strategy while providing constant feedback to ensure students play by the rules so that they can safely practice and explore.

Attendees will learn how to use Graspable Math gestures to fluently work through and manipulate algebraic expressions, and learn how to discover and share materials that they can use with your students.

What I Wish I Knew Earlier: Technology Tips for Teachers

Heather Braeckel

Friday, February 18, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Pre-recorded w/live Q&A

From communication and collaboration to access and engagement, technology can play many different roles for teachers in the classroom.

This session will highlight a variety of technology tips and apps to spur technology use aimed primarily at the novice technology user and/or beginning teacher. From integrating technology frameworks and digital citizenship into lesson planning, to utilizing cloud-based platforms including Google Workspace, to best practices of the flipped/blended classroom, attendees will leave this session with recommendations and a zest for implementing technology in their classroom!

Learn more about HCESC Technology at http://www.hcesc.org/tech!

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