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2021 ISN National Conference on Educational Innovation
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Due to the COVID-19 issues canceling the 2020 ISN Conference we have transferred the majority of session details to the 2021 ISN Conference. Sessions details will change as we confirm with presenters and speakers.
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Friday, April 16 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Step Into Your Community for Culturally Relevant Learning: Using Siftr to Connect, Explore and Engage in Place-Based Inquiries

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Participants will play with Siftr, a free social media app, to connect with, or develop a sense of place through an authentic inquiry experience. They will make their own Siftr projects to explore the world outside of the classroom by geo-tagging photos and recording field observations using a mobile device. Attendees will learn how teachers, using Siftr, can engage students in meaningful stewardship projects within the local natural and cultural communities. Exemplar Siftr projects will be shared as inspiration for classroom-based applications of the app. Created by K-12 educators, these Siftrs support learning and increase student engagement across multiple content areas including English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math, and Physical Education. Children’s online safety considerations as well as alternate methods of using Siftr when mobile devices are not available will be shared. A portion of this workshop will be spent outdoors. Please bring your mobile device!

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Sandy Benton

Co-Founder & Leadership Team, FIELD Edventures
Sandy Benton is passionate about teaching and learning. Her experiences and research as both a literacy coach and a classroom teacher indicate that deep, lasting learning occurs when instruction is learner-centered, interdisciplinary, hands-on, and grounded in real world experiences... Read More →


Friday April 16, 2021 9:45am - 11:00am PDT
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