NHSTE Members are invited to join our past CMTC19 Keynote speaker, Olivia Van Ledtje, and Cynthia Merrill, for a FREE 3-part "Spark Change" webinar series in partnership with the University of New Hampshire.
This three-part webinar series focuses on five key ideas for using tech as a tool for empathy, equity, and activism to spark change in the world. This webinar series is geared towards teachers, parents, and students ages 8+.
Session One | June 30, 2021:
Spark Change - Make Your Mark on the Digital World
Hear how student presenter, Olivia Van Ledtje’s work as a “book activist” has gone global, and be inspired by how she has come to know her place in the world through technology creation and connected learning opportunities. Ideas for remote teaching and learning, as well as favorite technology tools and apps, will be shared. Pedagogical considerations for this kind of work will be discussed.
Session Two | July 21, 2021:
Digital Activism and Using Tech for Social Good
Meet some changemakers building on the five key ideas presented in the first part of this webinar series, this session will introduce attendees to students who have created powerful, digital identities through vlogging, blogging, and podcasting. You’ll be inspired by these students and their creations, and learn first-hand how using technology for good can create a movement others will want to join.
Session Three | August 11, 2021:
Let’s Do This: Sparking Change in Your Community
This final session will deepen parent and/or teacher understanding of digital identity, use of social media as a tool for learning, and contextualize guided practice as a construct when supporting students digital lives. Attendees will consider how personal passions can become tools for community change when paired with digital platforms and tools, and will get advice about how to encourage students to spark change in their communities.
Please check out the UNH website for all the details and registration for the June 30th webinar: unhconnect.unh.edu/spark21
Registration for the July and August webinars will be available soon at the link above.