Monday, November 7
8:30- 9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:30-10:00 a.m. Exhibit Break
10:00-10:45 a.m. Select-a-Session
11:00-11:45 a.m. Select-a-Session
11:45-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30- 1:15 p.m. Select-a-Session
1:30- 2:15 p.m. Select-a-Session
2:30- 3:15 p.m. Select-a-Session
The Fall Ed Tech Conference will follow local health guidance for in-person gatherings.
We are excited to welcome Matt Miller from Ditch That Textbook to present The Attention Switch.
With advertising, social media, and constant notifications, it’s harder than ever to maintain attention — especially in the classroom. How can we keep student attention, and engage them in meaningful learning? It’s all about the Attention Switch in our students’ brains. In this session, you’ll learn what keeps students connected, and you’ll feel inspired to create learning that students will love. This speech features unexpected twists and lots of fun, looking at now-defunct social media platforms, Pinterest fails, YouTube trends, and more. You’ll walk away with some practical, concrete steps and ideas for engaging students as well as big-picture ideas that can shape your instruction.
Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the five books, including Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom. He writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, a Bammy! Awards nominee, and winner of the WTHI-TV Golden Apple Award.
After trying to do the traditional “teach by the textbook” for a few years, he launched into a textbook-less path where learning activities were often custom-produced for his students as well as infused with technology. He likes the results a lot, and his students do, too.
Matt has presented to thousands of teachers at hundreds of workshops on a number of topics related to educational technology, student engagement, and more. He combines a conversational, engaging speaking style with loads of resources, leaving teachers equipped and inspired to move forward.