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Between the content-rich, crowded sessions and keynotes and the live music and nightlife on Austin’s 6th Street, TCEA has a little something for every educator.
This year’s conference focused on innovative learning that can transform the future for students and educators, and with sessions on technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality, the show didn’t disappoint.
We’re sharing our favorite TCEA sessions here, with a few from past TCEAs thrown in for nostalgia’s sake. Let us know your favorite memory from this year’s show by leaving a comment below.
1. 20 lessons that incorporate the 4Cs
By now, the 4Cs–communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity–are part of most educators’ vocabulary. But it isn’t always easy to put these concepts into practice, especially when the 4Cs can look vary depending on students’ age and ability. At TCEA 2017, Donna Lusby, the K-6 instructional technology coordinator in the Lovejoy ISD shared how her district moved from what she characterized as “hesitant technology integration” to teachers embracing the 4Cs in their lessons.
(Next page: 9 more TCEA teaching takeaways)