Last Friday, Jeffco Ed Tech, in partnership with EdTechTeam Inc., hosted an amazing day of technology integration learning. This was a highly engaging day where sessions were tailored to support the TechforEd digital tools that Jeffco recently purchased for all students and teachers. Learning sessions were targeted around Jeffco’s 8 digital tools: Discovery Education, Pear Deck, WeVideo, Soundtrap, Google apps, Read&Write, Equatio and Seesaw. Rachel McKenzie, the DTL at Governor’s Ranch, stated, “I appreciated having time dedicated to learn and practice with our new digital tools!”
The day began with the fabulous keynote speaker and digital literacy consultant, Kim Polllishuke (@KimPollishuke) Kim came all the way from Toronto and is the host of the Shukes & Giffs podcast. Carly Moats, a district P3 Instructional Specialist, commented, “The self-empowering tone of Kim Pollishuke's keynote started the day of learning on the right foot! Simple reminders such as, find value in the struggle and get out of your own way offered all participants an entry point for their learning within the diverse sessions.”
Jeffco’s Ed Tech department was able to partner with EdTechTeam Inc. to bring this free event to our district through a promotional offer from Google. This complementary offer was made available through Jeffco’s purchase of Chromebooks for the TechforEd initiative. Thank you to our Jeffco voters for passing 5A in 2018, which has made the TechforEd initiative possible! We would also like to thank Green Mountain High School for providing the space and custodial staff for us to host this event. We are thankful for the partners we have in our wonderful Jeffco schools!