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THE Journal's #ISTE16 Conference Preview

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Jun 26, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Are you planning your trip to ISTE? THE Journal put together a conference preview. It goes through many different events happening at the conference. From the article:

This year's International Society for Technology in Education conference and exposition, taking place June 26-29, gives you the opportunity to attend 1,164 sessions and meet with 625 companies. That's a lot of ground to cover in a mere four days! To help you make the most of your time at the show, we've rounded up this ISTE highlight tour for your visit to Denver.

This article is the perfect place to learn about sessions and special events at ISTE. If you are attending, be sure to stop by and see the ActivEd team in the Startup Pavilion, or join us at our Walkup!  

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Join Us for an #ISTE16 #Walkup!

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Jun 15, 2016 1:42:15 PM

Want to start off your day at ISTE ready to learn? Join ActivEd for our first Walkup! What's a Walkup? A Walkup is a walk with like-minded educators who know being active helps people learn better. If you want to know the specifics about why activity is linked to learning, you can chat with our founder, Dr. Julian Reed, about the science behind kinesthetic learning

Ready to walk? Here are the details:

When? Tuesday, June 28th at 7:30

Where? In front of the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Cente

Why? To get moving before a long day of learning. And, we'll buy coffee at the end of the walk!

Let us know you're coming! Tweet us at @ae_walkabouts using the hashtags #Walkup and #ISTE16

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Great #ISTE16 Presentation on Active Learning

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Jun 13, 2016 1:22:56 PM

There's a lot to see and do at ISTE 2016 in Denver. We have a favorite poster session to recommend! Our founder, Dr. Julian Reed, will be presenting with St. Vrain, Colorado kindergarten teacher Suzannah Evans on the difference movement can make in the classroom. 

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Heading to #ISTE16? So Are We!

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Jun 8, 2016 3:25:43 PM

If you'll be at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, look for ActivEd in the Startup Pavilion (Booth #1311). We will be joined by other unique startups in the EdTech space. Our founders, Dr. Julian Reed and Matt Ferebee, will be there waiting to learn more about how you are integrating moment into the classroom. 

While you learn about active learning and Walkabouts, you can also register to win a professional development day for your district with Dr. Julian Reed. Dr. Reed is an educator, a researcher, and an author of many scholarly articles and a widely used movement-based curriculum and training text published by Nova Science titled Active Education. He is a professor at Furman University in Greenville, SC, and also consults with school districts and educational organizations across the United States. Dr. Reed began developing movement-related lessons and workshops over a decade ago when the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 began decreasing the amount of time children spent doing physical activity at school.

Learning is physical. When we move, we learn and we learn as we move. The research is clear: students who move while learning learn better. The also behave better, are more engaged, and are healthier. Dr. Reed can speak to a variety of topics on movement and learning, tailored to meet the needs of your audience. Specific topics include:

  • The impact of physical activity on learning
  • Engaging kinesthetic learners
  • Movement and the ADHD student
  • Best practices on implementing active classrooms
  • Why teachers benefit from active classrooms
  • Closing the achievement gap with movement

We look forward to seeing you at ISTE! If you'd like to learn more about Walkabouts, but can't make it to ISTE, request more information from our team!

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