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Wednesday, March 1 • 8:30am - 11:00am
The Gamification of Technology Professional Development

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Ever wonder why technology professional development goes over teachers, particularly ones who are techno-phobic, like a lead balloon? Teachers often feel too overwhelmed if you pull them out for a 1/2 day inservice, and if you try to offer it after school hours, they are just too busy to put the extra time in. In Gurnee School District 56, we have not only met that challenge, but we have conquered it! In this session, we will share proven, working strategies to present technology professional development that will leave your teachers begging for more. So much so, that our teachers have now gained a valuable tool set that has proven to raise student achievement in the classroom, as well as rewards them for sharing what they learned with others. Many teachers are now employing the same method of gamification that they have participated in, into their own methods of teaching.

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Colleen Pacatte

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Assessment, Gurnee School District 56
Dr. Colleen M. Pacatte is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Assessment for Gurnee School District 56. Dr. Pacatte has facilitated the transition to becoming a successful 1:1 school district by providing ongoing, job embedded, professional development. Along with district staff, she designed a gamified approach to professional development intended to support the use of the SAMR model when integrating technology in the classroom... Read More →


Wednesday March 1, 2017 8:30am - 11:00am
Broadway C

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