Literacy... Numeracy... Technology

It's Elementary!

One of the most Amazing elementary teachers in America is coming to Storm Lake!

We are delighted to announce that Matt B. Gomez (@mattbgomez) is coming to Storm Lake, Iowa AGAIN to share the incredible technology-infused work that he does with his students. Although Matt teaches kindergarten and will focus his examples around early childhood, this workshop will be useful for any and all elementary teachers.

Want numerous, actionable technology tips and techniques that you can implement in your elementary classroom tomorrow? Want to see how digital technologies (even with just one single iPad) can help you achieve important literacy and numeracy goals with your students? Want guided practice and coaching while you create your own technology-enabled lessons? If so, then this workshop is for you!

Thursday, March 12th, 9am to Friday, March 13th, 3pm

Prairie Lakes AEA, Flindt Drive, Storm Lake, IA, United States

9:00am to 3:00pm on Thursday, March 12 (Day 1 of 2)

9:00am to 3:00pm on Friday, March 13 (Day 2 of 2)

Register by February 23. This will fill up fast!

*Credit is available (licensure renewal and graduate credit)

What will you learn?

You will learn how elementary students and teachers can use digital learning tools to...

  • accomplish critical numeracy and literacy goals,

  • connect and learn with others,

  • make student thinking more visible and explicit,

  • give students a voice in their learning process,

  • provide students feedback,

  • facilitate instruction in centers and small and large groups, and

  • amaze family and community members!

As part of this workshop, you will design/redesign and teach a technology-infused lesson that incorporates one or more of these key purposes aligned to the IA Core. [Don't worry, you will have coaches to help you with implementation!]
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What did Prairie Lakes educators say about their amazing experience in January?

Kindergarten teacher ~ "Matt was such an inspiration to listen to. I got so many ideas to implement into my kindergarten classroom. It was helpful to get to collaborate with so many other teachers to get new ideas. A great conference--I would recommend for all elementary teachers!"

Technology Integrationist ~ "One of the most powerful, productive, and game-changing professional development opportunities I have been to. Participants will leave this community with excellent examples of how to strengthen their curriculum through technology integration while embedding the IA Core."

Superintendent ~ "In the age of school transparency, Mr. Gomez gives educators reason to be transparent. He shares ways to use technology and engages students and takes the excuses out of not having enough resources be it devices, time, money, etc. It does not get any more real than Mr. Gomez."

About Matt

Matt teaches kindergarten in North Dallas, Texas. His innovative uses of technology with elementary students has resulted in widespread recognition and global acclaim. Matt is one of the primary moderators of #kinderchat and also one of the organizers for EdCampDallas. Matt was the keynote speaker and primary facilitator of Iowa's 2014 iPadU conference.

You can follow Matt on...

Some videos from Matt

Saving Images to iPad by mattBgomez
Explain Everything 101 Nouns
Venn Diagram with Felt Board App
Aurasma Be Brave

Winnie the Pooh loves Matt and you will too!

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