PALCS' Ed Tech Chef

Don't Just Sit and Listen - Jump in the Kitchen!

Let's Get Cooking!

  • Each participant will choose a utensil upon check-in on Monday, August 24
  • The color of the utensil will be the participant's team for the Ed Tech Chef challenge
  • The teams will pick from two options (more info below): Fusion Cuisine Challenge or Corporate Dinner Challenge
  • The teams will break up and find a place to work on their challenge
  • All teams will have two common ingredients that they must address with their challenge: Relevance & Relationships
  • A member of the Academic Leadership Team will be around to give them an envelope of their Secret Ingredients. They must use their ingredients to complete their challenge
  • Teams will get one hour to work. They will submit a link to their challenge answer here
  • Each team will get 2 minutes to present their challenge answer to the whole group
  • The whole group will be invited to vote for their favorite presentation/project
  • Answers will be judged by the Academic Leadership Team. Those results plus whole group voting will decide a winner that will be announced on Tuesday morning

What You Will Need

An Open Mind

  • Your team will have people from various teaching backgrounds, subject areas, and ability levels. Make sure you incorporate everyone's point of view and gifts
  • Your challenge ingredients will force you to think outside of your comfort zone and current teaching assignment, and we encourage you to embrace that!

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Choose Your Challenge

Option 1 - Fusion Cuisine Challenge

Develop a project tied to a subject area standard (you pick)


Your common ingredients are:


  • Must address relevance
  • Must address relationships


Among the secret ingredients are:


  • Types of learners to consider (grade level, ELL, Special Needs, etc)
  • A specific ISTE Standard for Students
  • A focus (Digital Citizenship, STEM, Global Learners, Empathy, Leadership, etc)

or

Option 2 - Corporate Dinner Challenge

You're developing a new app to help teachers solve a specific problem. Pitch your idea.


Your common ingredients are:

  • Must address relevance
  • Must address relationships


Among the secret ingredients are:


  • Types of learners to consider (grade level, ELL, Special Needs, etc)
  • A specific ISTE Standard for Students
  • A focus (Digital Citizenship, STEM, Global Learners, Empathy, Leadership, etc)

Answer Your Challenge

How Long Do We Have?

You have until 9:15 a.m.

What Form Can It Take?

Anything you want! As long as you follow the basic guidelines, we hope you end up being as creative as possible! Create a presentation, make a movie, build a website... the possibilities are only as limitless as your motivation.

Where Do We Put It?

In the form here!

What Do We Give In Our Presentation?

You've got 2 minutes to be creative and tell the rest of your co-workers what you did. Fast & Fun. Grab their attention. Get them to vote for your project.

How Will We Be Judged?

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Where Do I Cast My Vote for Favorite Project?