September Technology Update

Educational Technology at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit

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Welcome Back to School!

I hope that you had a enjoyable and restful summer, please check out the Technology Update from Educational Technology at the Bucks County IU. You can see what I have been up to, peruse my offerings and check out new tools to enhance your teaching!
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I had a busy summer of conferences, professional development and some down time with the family! My family and I were able to get away to Lake Placid for a week, where we hiked and explored the Olympic sites!

Conferences

ISTE Conference:

I started the summer off at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia, click here to read more!


PAECT Keystones Technology Innovators Summit:

I represented the Bucks County IU and Bucks County Districts at the PAECT Keystones Technology Summit, where 100 of the top innovative teachers were selected to attend a week long conference. Stay tuned for information from Brandon on how to be nominated to be a Keystones for summer 2016!


Bucks/Lehigh Edusummit:

I was proud to be on the planning team and a presenter at the Edusummit for the third year in a row! I presented 60in60: Web Tools! and an impromptu session on Google Apps with Salisbury Townships Ross Cooper. I also watched my first 60in60, with Quakertown's Chad Evans presenting 60in60: Google!

In The News!

60in60: Keynote Pennridge!

I was excited to have the opportunity to present 60in60: Web Tools! to the entire Pennridge Staff on August 26th to help kick off their school year! I worked with a wonderful team to create a customized 60in60 that aligned with their district goals and plans. Click here for an article on Penridge's website.

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Professional Development Sessions

Brandon can come out and run presentations for your staff after school or on professional development days! Some popular presentations are Digital Story Telling, Assessment Tools, Google Apps, Flipped Classroom, his famous 60in60, and many more! Click here to book a session today!

Administrator Consultation

Brandon can meet with Tech Directors, Curriculum Directors, Principals and other administrators to discuss emerging technologies and ideas for implementation of technology tools to focus on student achievement.

Student Internet Safety Presentations

Did you know that Brandon will come out and provide student presentations on Internet Safety, focusing on Digital Footprint and Cyberbullying? Last year, Brandon presented to over 4000 students in 5 Bucks County Districts. The presentations are geared towards middle and high school students. This November, Brandon will be launching a new presentation aimed at elementary students. Call and book your presentation now!



Internet Safety Live Stream:

Back by popular demand! The Bucks County IU will continue the Internet Safety Live stream starting in October. Stay tuned for more information!


Save the Dates:

October 15th @7pm

February 4th @7pm

June 9th @ 7pm


Click here for upcoming information

Upcoming Events:

Monday Munch!

Monday, Oct. 5th, 11am-1pm

This is an online event.

Join Brandon Lutz during your lunch via Adobe Connect to see some cool tools that could enhance your lessons. Brandon will be available via video conference from 11am until 1pm to demo some tools and answer questions. Click here to join us on October 5th!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Save the Date!

Nov. 3rd - Common Inservice for BCIT Teachers and Tech Mentors at Gwynedd Mercy University!

Nov. 18th - Gifted Conference at the Bucks County IU

Dec. 18th - 60in60 Conference at the DCIU


2016

March 18th - Bucks County Computer Fair

May 20th & 21st - The 60in60 Conference 2.0!