Classroom 2.0 LIVE! - Saturday Shows

Saturday, March 17, 2018
“CREATE not just CONSUME: ENGAGING Strategies to Demonstrate Learning”
Presented by Meredith Akers

We are delighted to welcome Meredith Akers as our special guest presenter for this week's webinar! It is so exciting to be able to feature and learn from an administrator who "walks the talk" with the amazing ways she incorporates and models the use of technology with her teachers!

Webinar Description: Let’s get students using tech to not only consume content but to CREATE! Not only does creation get students thinking at much higher levels, it is also much more engaging! Learn cool strategies students will be excited to work on in your classroom from easily creating animated videos to creating voice command choose-your-own-adventure stories to creating your own gifs, memes and many more simple to implement strategies that your students will love!

Meredith Akers is a wife, mom, and elementary school administrator who believes that the best way to help others grow is to model expectations through relationship building, staff developments, meetings, hallway interactions, reflection, technology integration and application, and instructional practices. Her daily aspiration is to make a positive impact and to leave those she serves better off for having interacted with her.

Meredith currently serves as Assistant Principal at Ault Elementary in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD outside of Houston, TX. She is a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 and a FlipGrid Certified Educator. Meredith has led numerous professional development sessions on her campus, for her district, at conferences, and as a consultant including book studies, Google apps workshops, and training for school leaders to better utilize tech tools. Meredith is passionate about helping educators connect and grow. She is a co-founder and co-moderator of #CFISDAPchat (every other Thursday at 8:00pm CST) and co-moderator of #TXed (each and every Wednesday night at 8:30pm CST). Join the conversation!

Meredith blogs at about educational leadership, ed tech tools and applications, and great instructional practices. You can connect with Meredith on Twitter by following @Meredith Akers.

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