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An EdTech in Focus event provides administrators and teachers with an overview of Teq’s products and professional development. Participants leave excited by what’s possible with Teq’s hardware and professional development offerings.

What it can do for you? more info »
An EdTech in Focus event is a great opportunity for your teachers and administrators to learn about new classroom technologies, and to learn how to better integrate the technologies they already have. EdTech in Focus is also a fantastic way to network with nearby districts and learn about their successes and challenges when implementing their technology initiatives.
How does it work? more info »
The host district will be able to pick from a menu of courses aimed at either administrators or teachers. All sessions will be 45 minutes long and include audience participation. While we encourage teachers to attend, the primary audience should be administrators from the host district and surrounding districts (we recommend hosting a minimum of 10 administrators from neighboring districts). All EdTech in Focus events include a brief keynote speech delivered by a member of the Teq team or, if preferred, delivered by a member of the host school. Sessions can be run in two different models depending on the space, staffing, and agenda of the event:

Option 1: Station-based sessions that are run simultaneously and have participants rotate between the stations.

Option 2: A single session where all participants attend together with short breaks in between.
What does the schedule typically look like? more info »
  • Meal (either breakfast or lunch depending on start time) - 30 minutes
  • Opening keynote – 10 minutes
  • Break – 10 minutes
  • Session 1 – 45 minutes
  • Break – 10 minutes
  • Session 2 – 45 minutes
  • Break – 10 minutes
  • Session 3 – 45 minutes
  • Closing statements – 5-10 minutes
Total run time: 3 ½ hours
What type of equipment is included for the event? more info »
We provide all the technology and take care of the set-up, so you don’t have to! Typically, we bring 3-4 SMART Interactive Flat Panels (all updated with the SMART Learning Suite) and a variety of STEM solutions including the following:
  • Makerbot 3D Printer
  • Ultimaker 3D Printer
  • Copernicus 3D Printer Carts
  • Ozobots - Evo and Bit
  • Robotis robotics solutions
  • Wonder Workshop - Dash and Dot
  • Labdisc
  • Pi-top
  • SparkFun
  • Audio Enhancements Classroom Audio Solutions

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Administrative Courses (please select one)

What makes a great technology-infused lesson? How can you encourage teachers to better utilize their available classroom technology more effectively? Participants leave with an understanding of two popular model frameworks for integrating technology tools: SAMR and T-PACK. Administrators will be better able to motivate their teachers into higher levels of effective technology usage, and teachers will be able to do lesson planning to enable deeper understanding and increased engagement from their students.

It’s easy to walk into a classroom and see that a teacher has something displayed on an interactive whiteboard, but how do you really assess what type of learning is taking place? During this session, we will examine the utilization of Interactive Whiteboards, Laptops/ Chromebooks, and iPads/Tablets in classroom instruction. We will look at effective tools for evaluation including lesson planning templates and rubrics. If you are concerned that your school technology investments may be underutilized, or if you want to highlight your great technology pioneers, this session is for you.

Social media has become an excellent tool for opening communication between teachers, students, and parents, but did you know it’s also a great way to build your schools’ brand? In this session, we’ll discuss best practices for using popular social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest) to promote school and district initiatives, while creating a line of communication between your school and community.

Are you in the process of setting up students with accounts to various online services? Not sure how the laws surrounding student privacy work? Join us as we take a look at some of the laws protecting students and how they could affect the accounts they need.

In this session, Teq’s PD specialists flex their technological expertise and share with you their favorite version of the cyclical Engineering Design Process: Build, Test, Learn, Design. Whether you’re practicing this process in relation to 3D printing or low-tech technologies it will help students build transferable 21st-century skills like critical thinking and create a student-focused environment. Learn how to get started with engineering design thinking in your classroom today!

Teacher Courses (please select two)

Join us as we discuss important details to consider when implementing 3D printing in your classroom. This session will give you suggestions for successful workflow design, preparing your classroom space, making curricular connections, and more!.

Experience a hands-on demonstration of SMART iQ and the SMART Learning Suite Online! See how the SMART Learning Suite can focus student engagement, differentiate instruction, and collect data in real time. Great for interacting with students, sharing content, and giving all students a voice in the classroom.

With the growing popularity of Chromebooks and other student devices, learn the connection between SMART Learning Suite and Chromebooks. See how students can interact with their own content, complete assessments, and become fully engaged without having to come to the front of the room. While this session will focus on Chromebooks, the same concepts can apply to any web-enabled device.

Can you imagine a small robot asking for a hug or guiding you to the fiction section of the library? With Dash and Dot robots, that’s all possible. Learn how this perfect addition to a computer science curriculum can teach students how to code using block-based language.

The SMART kapp iQ is an add-on module to the SMART IFP 6000, 7000, and MX series. This add-on will free the teacher’s computer from the SMART IFP and allows student to interact with a variety of apps built right into the 6000 series SMART Interactive Flat Panel. These applications include collaboration tools, access to SMART lab activities, Chrome, Screensharing, and more.

Inspire and nurture the hidden inventors in your classroom with pi-top! A modular laptop powered by raspberry pi, pi-top is the perfect tool for students to learn to code and create interactive physical systems that can sense and respond to the analog world. Join us as we go over the basics of pi-topOS and what it can do for your classroom!

Join us to learn about Labdisc, an engaging data collection tool to help bring your science experiments to a whole new level. Labdisc can be used for a variety of experimental procedures and can assist in many parts of the scientific process. Come see it in action and look at its functionality in a classroom-relevant situation.

In this session, Teq’s PD specialists flex their technological expertise and share with you their favorite version of the cyclical Engineering Design Process: Build, Test, Learn, Design. Whether you’re practicing this process in relation to 3D printing or low-tech technologies it will help students build transferable 21st-century skills like critical thinking and create a student-focused environment. Learn how to get started with engineering design thinking in your classroom today!

Are your old gaming systems collecting dust? Join us as we show you how to repurpose them! In this session, we will detail the process of hacking a Dance Dance Revolution mat with an Arduino to reinvent a popular game. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!

Do you build circuits with your students to teach them about electronics? Are you looking for a better way to do it? Join us as we introduce you to the world of breadboards. Build solderless circuits with these easy-to-use (and inexpensive) tools. Reinvent the way you teach students about electron flow, voltage, current, resistance, circuit functions, and more!

Join us to code with colors! See Ozobot’s Evo and Bit robots in action and learn strategies for introducing coding and robotics to your students.

See how Google can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. Learn how to implement Google-based PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom. See how Google’s free tools promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom.

Join Teq as we highlight our favorite G Suite tools for education. We will cover the essential resources and tools that help students succeed and your school run smoothly. See what you can implement in your classroom to effectively manage their laptop checkout system, apply a digital skills curriculum, and help your students “be Internet awesome.”

The Makey Makey is a simple invention kit for beginners to experts in art, engineering, and everything in between. Students use the Makey Makey to show off their creativity and solve realworld design challenges. In this session, we will look at how the Makey Makey can be utilized by teachers of all grade levels and content areas to integrate computer programming and electrical literacy in a cross curricular, project-based environment. We will review why teachers would use the Makey Makey, how to use Scratch in conjunction with the Makey Makey, as well as the design process and examples of potential projects.