Originally from Southern California, “Sociologist turned Technologist,” Dee Lanier is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-12 and collegiate level. Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests in education, race relations, and inequality. Dee is an award winning presenter, TEDx Speaker, Google Certified Trainer and Innovator that specializes in creative applications for mobile devices and Chromebooks, low-cost makerspaces, and gamified learning experiences. Dee is a Director for Dynamic Learning Project Partnerships for EdTechTeam.

You can find him on Twitter @deelanier and email at deelanier@gmail.com

KeynoteS

🎤👨🏾‍🎓 Lessons Learned From My Hip Hop Heroes

and what they can teach us all about culturally responsive education.

AKA, parasailing past the pitfalls of poor pedagogical practices


✍️ 👩‍🏫 #DesignTeaching

Did you know that 80% of mobile apps are deleted within the first 3 days of original download? What if your class was an app, would your students delete it? How can you ensure that instruction isn’t long-pressed and permanently trashed from the memory of your students and staff? Deeply engage your learners by designing experiences, not just lessons. This is Design Teaching.


Sessions

🔓⏰▶️ Solve in Time!

Solve in Time! Problem-based Learning and Instructional Design using a fun game called Solve in Time!

Solve in Time (formerly, Smashboard Edu) is a problem-based learning & the design-thinking activity. The goal is to communicate a creative solution to a real-world problem.

Learn how a Google Innovator Project turned into a full-on student craze. Students devouring complex learning experiences and begging for more? Yes, please! Turn your ho-hum lesson plans into deeply engaging experiences where each student or group creates a unique product that they want to write home about! Using a simple Google Slides template and well-designed logic sequence, you can unleash your classroom creativity with nothing but free web-based tools or cross platform mobile apps.

Special editions:

Empathy- Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and how it affects us on the individual, social, institutional level.

Equity- Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI). See more at solveintime.com/equity

Recommended Devices: Laptop or Mobile

Intermediate to Advanced session

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✅ 🌐 5 Check-in Strategies for Distance Learning

5 tools and strategies for checking in with our students remotely. This session will showcase five different strategies in order of tech access and availability.

Beginner session

Recommended Devices: Mobile or Laptop

🍐This is an interactive session presented with Pear Deck. Afterwards, all attendees will receive a summary of the presentation and individual responses.


🖲️📋Remote Learning and Digital Assessments

How do I assess students remotely? What are some traditional and non-traditional ways I can do this? Join this session to find out!

Beginner session

Recommended Devices: Mobile or Laptop

🍐This is an interactive session presented with Pear Deck. Afterwards, all attendees will receive a summary of the presentation and individual responses.

🛄❤️ Teaching SEL and Empathy Through Virtual Field Trips

Ready to take your students across the globe? Or how about empower your kids to take you back in time and share amazing historical information about your local city? In this session, we will explore a dozen or so possibilities, including VR experiences that can radically transform your teaching and learning.

Suggested apps to download in advance- Google Photos, Google Cardboard, Cardboard Camera, Google Street View, YouTube, and Expeditions. This session is an equity activity and extension of the #DesignTeaching concept.

Intermediate session

Recommended Devices: Android or iOS mobile devices

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🎩🎴 Google Slides Magic Tricks

We all know that magic isn't real, just sleight of hand. Nonetheless, seeing is believing when the once-thought impossible is made possible before our very eyes. Attend this session to not only be amazed, but to see many advanced Google Slides tricks revealed!

Intermediate session

Recommended Devices: Laptop

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🖥️ 🤔 What Can't Chromebooks Do?

Chromebooks have soared to the top as the device of choice for schools throughout the US. Is it because of the inexpensive price-tag, the choice of hardware, the seamless integration with Google Apps, superior battery life? What more do Chromebooks have to offer? A whole lot, and they keep improving! Come to this session to learn the ins and outs of your Chromebook device for yourself and your students. We will dispel many myths and conflicting statements about their limitations, and get you even more excited about the possibilities of a Chromified Classroom.

Beginner to Intermediate session

Recommended Devices: Chromebook

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📱 📷 🤳 Mobile Photos- every picture tells a story

In this session we learn professional photography tips in order to maximize the use of that digital camera in your pocket- your mobile phone. These tips for photo taking and editing are also great for tablets as well. Want to democratize your yearbook or social media with your students, or just want to make sure your personal photos are taken well and taken care of in the cloud? No matter what your motive, you will leave this hands on session with the tools to create amazing and inspiring photos for the world to see. This session is an equity activity and extension of the #DesignTeaching concept.

Suggested apps to download in advance- Google Photos and Snapseed.

Beginner to Intermediate session

Recommended Devices: Android or iOS mobile devices

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⏱️✂️🍽️ #MakerKitchen

Think you have what it takes to create an awesome project with just 40 minutes and a bag full of goodies? Start with imagination, fearlessness, and teamwork; bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Add critical thinking with research and communication; simmer until innovation is cooked through, about 40 minutes. Add reflection and admiration until tender, about 10 minutes. This session is an equity activity and extension of the #DesignTeaching concept.

Beginner session

Recommended Devices: Mobile optional

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