Consulting

Amanda enjoys bringing her passion and knowledge to conferences and schools. As a former science and math teacher with a special education degree she has a first hand knowledge of what works with students when it comes to technology and classroom instruction. As a Google Certified Trainer and Google Administrator for her district she knows best practices when it comes to Google Suite and Chromebooks. She is an expert at Google but is patient with new learners starting on the Google path for the first time.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)

  • The “what” and “why” of STE(A)M in schools today
  • Creating a MakerSpace
  • STE(A)M with girls
  • Using STEM concepts in every classroom
  • Robotics in elementary classrooms
  • Using NASA created lessons and resources
  • How to bring the ISTE Student Standard Computational Thinker into classrooms
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Google Suite for Education

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  • Rolling Out Chromebooks – teachers, students, and Google Management Console
  • Becoming more organized and effective with Google Suite
  • Google Suite Training for teachers, admins, etc.
  • Google Geo Tools
  • Effective use of Google Classroom

Technology Integration

  • Using ISTE Student Standards to correctly integrate technology into curriculum
  • Interpreting the ISTE Student Standards
  • What is SAMR?
  • Technology purchasing to best meet school needs.
  • “Look fors” for administrators when it comes to tech integration.
  • Using Social Media as an educator
  • Student Digital Footprints, Privacy, and Safety online
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ADHD and Special Education

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  • Tools to help students with ADHD be more organized
  • What students with ADHD are really experiencing in a classroom
  • Google Suite and Extensions as assistive technology

Science

  • Bring STEM concepts into your classroom
  • Next Generation Science Standards training
  • How to turn your science class from Reading Comprehension to Inquiry Based
  • Engineering concepts for all science teachers
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PBL

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  • How to write PBL lessons using BIE Gold Standards
  • Tools and Technology to enhance your PBL Lessons
  • STEM and PBL best practices
  • Finding that Driving Question for your PBL Lessons
  • BreakOutEDU to teach teamwork and problem solving