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  • ASCD Empower18
    Boston, Mass.
    Making Critical Thinking Real with Creative Coding, Digital Games, and Movie-Creation Tools
    Sunday, March 25, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Everyone from employers to educators is talking about the need for today's students to develop effective critical thinking and problem solving skills, but few people know what that really looks like in a classroom or how to measure student competency in a meaningful way. This session is designed to take the conceptual understanding of critical thinking to a more practical reality. In a session grounded in research about employers' expectations and educators' challenges in this area, the presenters will use innovative digital content and games to demonstrate how students can effectively develop problem-solving muscles and how teachers can measure student competencies. Come ready to engage with digital tools and discuss pedagogy for application.
  • NAFIS Spring Conference
    Washington, DC
    Keynote during First General Session
    Sunday, March 18, 1pm

    During Julie's keynote at the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) conference, she will be sharing the latest Speak Up data and discussing how that data can inform the policies and programs in federally impacted schools across the country. NAFIS represents children residing on Indian Lands, military children, children residing in low-rent housing projects, and children whose parents are civilian but work and/or live on federal property.
  • Spring CUE 2018
    Palm Springs, Calif.
    What Everyone Should Know (but probably doesn’t) about Students and Digital Learning
    Thursday, March 15, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Plan to be surprised! Based upon 2017 Speak Up Project findings from over 450,000 K-12 students representing schools worldwide, learn how today’s students really want to use mobile devices, social media and digital content to enhance learning - key insights you need to inform classroom practices and district budgets.
  • Speak Up 2018-19 Sign-Up: Registration for Speak Up 2018-19 will open this summer, but first, please complete this interest form.
  • FETC 2018: Join Julie Evans at this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), January 23-26, 2018.

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