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GAR Annual Educator Conference 2018

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Hilton Garden Inn

1307 East Market Street

Akron, OH 44305

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Registration is now open for the Annual Educator Conference! Space is limited so we strongly encourage you to register early. You will not be able to register for groups, we ask that each person registers individually. If you are no longer able to attend, please notify us as soon as possible. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Contact hours for the day will be provided upon request.

Are you ready for Climate Change?

Research tells us that positive school climate is directly related to improved academic achievement at all levels of schooling. With that in mind, sessions at the 2018 GAR Educator Conference will focus on ways educators can create welcoming and engaging environments that will empower students to take ownership of their learning, encourage teachers to break away from the “one-size fits all” approach of teaching, and promote strategies that support a future possibility of college or career readiness.

GAR's Annual Educator conference brings together K-12 educators from private, parochial, and public schools in Summit County for a full-day of learning, idea sharing, and networking around education and classroom instruction. It’s also a time for you to connect with peers to share ideas.

New to the conference? Here's what to expect

Agenda

8:00 Check-in & Breakfast

8:30 Kickoff
ArtSparks

8:45 Introduction

9:00 Spotlight on Students
Cuyahoga Falls High School & DeWitt Elementary School

9:30 Kickoff Speakers
Seeing the Future: Using VR & AR in your Classroom
Rebecca Stanek & David Ternent, Kimpton Middle School

10:15 Hooks for Learning
Sandra Wilder, Akron Public Schools

10:45 Break

11:00 -12:00 Breakout Sessions
- Using Robotics to Promote Girls as STREAM Leaders, Cornerstone Community School
- Unlocking Learner Led Classrooms, An Introduction to Problem-Based Learning, Ohio STEM Learning Network
- Virtual Village at Jennings Community Learning Center: A Multicultural Makerspace, Akron Public Schools

12:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Breakout Sessions
- The Story of our Lives: The Evolution of a Co-Taught Class, Hudson High School
- The Write Stuff: Writing a Winning Educator Grant, GAR Foundation
- Social Media for Student, Family & Community Engagement, teachbetter.com

2:00 Keynote
Merlyna Valentine, national speaker, author, educator

3:00 Closing

Session descriptions are posted on GAR's website here: http://garfoundation.org/event/annual-educator-conference-2018/

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