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www.dedrastafford.com 1-800-604-7715 Educational Consultant Dedra Stafford Dedra is an internationally known speaker, trainer and author in the educational world. For the last 11 years, she has been helping educators bridge the digital divide and improve school performance through publications and hands-on trainings at conferences across the globe. Dedra creates entertaining workshops that get crowds energized, motivated, and inspired to be their ‘best’ for the students they serve. Her topics
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  www.dedrastafford.com  1-800-604-7715  dedra@dedrastafford.com Dedra is an internationally known speaker, trainer and author in the educational world. For the last 11years, she has been helping educators bridge the digital divide and improve school performance throughpublications and hands-on trainings at conferences across the globe. Dedra creates entertainingworkshops that get crowds energized, motivated, and inspired to be their ‘best’ for the students they serve .  Her topics range from technology to classroom management and are always grounded in research-basedbest practices. Dedra has the unique ability to put educators at ease through humor and practical skillsthat directly relate to school improvement. As a former classroom teacher, she understands the need for professional development where practical ideas can be implemented immediately into the classroom.You will   laugh, learn, and have a new enthusiasm about technology, climate, curriculum, and classroom techniques in any of Dedra’s sessions.   Educational Consultant Dedra Stafford   Keynotes Reaching and Teaching the Digital Learner (Keynote or all day Session)    Learn how educators across the globe are using podcasting, blogging, wikis and other web 2.0tools to teach the students of today (our digital natives). Many educators have found thatstudents that create content for real audiences are motivated to create better content. Let’s tapinto the “My Space” generation. They will not only walk out of your classroom knowing the facts of your topic, but they will do so in a way that engages them. Pep Assemblies, Red Pens, and School Lunches  –   Is that all it’s reall y about?   (Keynote)    You came into the education field full of hope, energy, and a desire to CHANGE the world! Now you catch yourself lookingat the bank attendants, and door greeters wondering how hard it would be to make the transition? Educators are care givers who give until they can’t give anymore. Dedra will help you put yourself at the top of the list, create habits that will prev entburn-out, and remember why you are where you are. This keynote will have you laughing and learning as you getreconnected to your passion. The “Best Stuff” is in the Middle   (Keynote)    Just like the Oreo cookie, middle level is where all the magic happens in education.  A student’s journey is guided andmisguided by the impact people have around them. Come celebrate with Dedra as she takes you on a humorous journeyinto middle school and helps you remember the best kept secret of education “The Best Stuff” is in the middle!   www.dedrastafford.com1-800-604-7715  www.dedrastafford.com  1-800-604-7715  dedra@dedrastafford.com Technology Things to Know Dependent on the number of staff membersthat need to be trained, we can have hands-ontraining or hands-off technology training or acombination of both.    Hands-on: The number of participantswould be dependent on the amount of computers in a lab setting. No more thanapproximately 35 will be truly be effective.We can choose one topic and then repeat itthroughout the day to get all staff involved.This type of presen tation will run in a “M akeand T ake” format or a “Show and Explore” format depending on the topic.    Hands-off: The number of participantswould be open. Dedra is able to keep largegroups involved and active. This could be a combination of a “Keynote Format” with a“Show and Tell” element. 21 st Century Sessions These are just a few of the most popular sessions Dedra has.If there is something you are looking for that has not been presented, let us know,Dedra is happy to customize training to meet the needs of individual schools!  The sessions below can be combined together or with a keynote to become a full-day workshop iPad in Education: Out of the Box and into Our Schools This full day workshop will take the participants from the basics of operation into thehands-on real applications for educators. After the basics are covered, the workshopwill highlight every day uses of the iPad for principals, teachers, or students (dependanton the audience) The workshop will give participants hands on experience using apps,forms, and tools that are specifically useful for the educational field. Whether you wantto use iPads as an administrator, teacher, or student, this workshops is designed tohelp you be more productive, connected, and tech savvy. iLearn, iRemember and i Pad….. Using technology to Engage Today’s Learner  “Whatever it Takes” is the motto for keeping the multitasked generation active and engaged in our classrooms. Come in and learn what tools are out there for iPads andiPods to facilitate learning, collaborating, and creating. This session is always changingas the best apps have yet to be released! Bring your own device to this session for ahands-on experience. Take Classroom Involvement to the Next Level w/ Smart Boards , SMARTTeachers and SMART Students! Is the Interactive white board in your classroom/building used as a fancy overhead?Smart Boards can be used as more than just Write and Wipe,   if you know thecapabilities. We often provide our teachers with the initial where the buttons are training for Smart boards, but they need the next step of training that shows how to take this new tool and get the most studentinvolvement out of the technology. In this session, we will use the Smart Board© Software and simple classroom interactive principlesto get students raising their hands, raising their scores, and truly interacting with the board/instruction like never before. Smart Boards+Smart Teachers= Smart Students. The Key to Motivation- TECHNOLOGY The students we are teaching today are digital natives who have never known a world without technology. How do you engage themulti-tasking, on-demand, Facebook generation? Learn how educators across the globe are using QR Codes,Videos, Web 2.0,podcasting, blogging, wikis and other tools to teach the students of today. We will explore many resources which can increasecommunication, collaboration, and engagement in your classroom.   www.dedrastafford.com1-800-604-7715  www.dedrastafford.com  1-800-604-7715  dedra@dedrastafford.com Other technology software or websites thatcan be included in a workshop United Streaming or Discovery EducationGoogle (From igoogle to Google docs)Website, Blog, or wiki CreationBlogging, wikis, and Twitter in schoolsClickers for CPS or other question softwareOne-Computer Classroom IdeasCopyright and Classroom Ethics4teachers.org help teachers needWebsites in a subject areaWebsites that help all teachersSocial Networking for Parent OutreachSexting Texting and Internet Safety Any Technology Session YOU can think of! Twitter This: Websites that make you say “COOL!” This session is a tech lover’s dream! Come in and learn about the websites that everyone is talking about (or tweeting about) . Notheory, lecture, or research in this session. It is an old fashion swap party. We will highlight the latest and greatest websites educators can use to teach, learn, and have fun with. You will share your favorite websites and ideas and learn everyone else’s. If you like learning…. This is the session you will not want to miss! QR codes in the classroom , it’s too EASY ! Have you seen the little black and white 2D square boxes on posters and products? They are QR (quick Response) codes. Cell phonesare everywhere, why not capitalize on them in the classroom and across the district? Simple, free QR generators allow you to createcodes that can link to just about anything-YouTube, text message, voice recordings, email, URLs, and so much more. This is notsomething only the tech nerds can do! It really is easy. Learn how this technology can be used to engage students in a variety of learning activities and resources, such as test reminders, checking answers, scavenger hunts, providing supplemental materials or tutorials, promoting school or class events, and more. Get the attention of the iGeneration, use a simple techie tool: QR Codes. Student Voice and Your Curriculum- A Powerful Combination Giving your students a voice is a powerful tool in creating learning environments that students of the “Youtube generation” r  espond to. Student’s who create authentic assessments using video creatio ns will retain information and tie it to previous knowledge. Teacherscan harness the excitement and energy of the viral videos and tie them to the curriculum. Come in and learn easy ways to make thisconcept reality in your classroom. Web 2.0 Tools of Classroom Collaboration The next generation of the web is the new web 2.0. Collaboration websites cater to the on- demand, video game generation of today.See how these sites can work in the classroom. Move your class into the future and out of the past with Voice Thread, Wikis, Blogs,and the ever-popular QR Codes. See how you can learn, teach, and assessstudent learning all with this and many more great websites. Videocasting: The Nuts and Bolts of It Now that you understand what vodcasting is and how it can be used in theclassroom, come in and make one! We will use the computers and free software to create a simple vodcast. You don’t have to be a techie to make t hishappen. Learn the ins and outs of the vodcasting basics and Audacity softwareand be ready to enhance your curriculum with www.dedrastafford.com1-800-604-7715  www.dedrastafford.com  1-800-604-7715  dedra@dedrastafford.com Wow! This was a great workshop. I  didn’t look at my watch once. Veryentertaining and I now have a lot of new resources to take back to theclassroom. - Attendee   Content Sessions These are just a few of the most popular sessions Dedra has.If there is something you are looking for that has not been presented, let us know,Dedra is happy to customize training to meet the needs of individual schools!  The sessions below can be combined together or with a keynote to become a full-day workshop. Classroom Management in the Middle: The Real Secret to Success! (This Session is best when ½ day to full day in length)   Set aside the vision board and the meditation tapes the real “secret to success” is classroom management and relationships. B estpractices like DI, technology, and RTI are all great ONCE YOU MASTER CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT. New teachers and veteranteachers must attend this session. You will keep your sanity, once you learn effective management systems, partner plans, teacher timesavers and much, much more. Come in and bring a pencil; you will want to write this stuff down! 101 Student Motivation Strategies With all the texting, moving, and multitasking in the world, how do you really expect students to come in, sit down, and be motivated tolearn? This session will give teachers new tools for motivating students in the classroom. This is an active session that is focused onformative assessment and collaborative learning strategies for any classroom. Ok sowe may not co ver 101 Strategies…. But we will cover tons! After this session your students will come in and be engaged and eager to learn, all you need is a few newtricks for your classroom toolbox. Attitude Adjustment! Does Your School Need One? This session is designed to remind administrators that relationships are still relevant! In this high-stakes testing and Common Coreenvironment we can easily move away from the fundamentals we know work. To motivate and reach a staff, you must show them thatthey are valued and create a sense of belonging in your building. Dedra will share tips on how to wake up your staff and keep themsmiling! From faculty meetings that are FUN, to quick little ways to make everyone feel appreciated--- this session will be full of inspirational ideas to change the climate in your building. Bring your attitude and an open mind to this session! www.dedrastafford.com1-800-604-7715
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