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Steven W. Anderson

Anderson, Steven

Steven W. Anderson is a learner, blogger, speaker, educational evangelist, author and Dad.  As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology he is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration and using social media for learning. He regularly travels the country talking to schools and districts about the use of Social Media in the classroom and how they can better serve students through technology.


Areas of expertise
  • Classroom Technology
  • Connected Education

Workshops

  • The Relevant Educator: For educators today, being connected isn’t an option, it’s a requirement. Connected Educators everywhere are sharing, learning and growing as professionals in ways not possible just a few years ago. And the effects they are having on the classroom are far reaching. Educator, author and Learning Evangelist, Steven W. Anderson will discuss his own path to connectedness and how other educators and follow in his footsteps. Steven and the participants will examine what qualities a Connected Educator exhibits and how every educator, in their own way, can use those qualities to extend learning for themselves and students as well.
  • Improving The Technology Walkthrough Process: School leaders regularly conduct walkthroughs in classrooms to collect observational data to determine areas of focus and improvement for their schools. These small opportunities can provide valuable insights into the teaching and learning process. When new technologies or instructional practices are introduced into classrooms, it can be a challenge for leaders to communicate how everything fits together to create a richer learning environment.
    Join us as we will examine the walkthrough process, specifically addressing technology and how to make overall improvements.
  • Showing How Awesome You Are: School and Leadership Branding: The digital age is making it easier for parents and the community to learn what happens inside the school building. Using social media, schools and districts can more deeply engage with those stakeholders, providing a more unified foundation for better relationships. It also makes it easier for professionals to tell their stories and take control of the message they want all to know about the great things happening in schools and districts. Join Steven W. Anderson, author of the book The Relevant Educator as he will examine the current social media landscape and describe personal and school branding. He will also show how to accomplish it easily and simply with little or no funds but having maximum impact.
  • Flipping Professional Learning: Flipping the classroom is gaining in popularity in the classroom. But what about with professional learning? Join us as we will look at the various ways you can apply the flipping methodology to meetings to provide more professional learning time in your school and district. Participants will understand how to apply the "flipped" methodology to professional learning and learn what technology tools can enhance the flipped professional learning model.
  • The Tech Savvy Administrator: Being a Digital Leader today is more important than ever. From effectively using technology to keep in touch with your school community to creating innovative ways to engage with staff, the role of the Digital Leader is is a crucial one. Join Learning Evangelist Steven W. Anderson as we will examine some easy ways to move from Leader Luddite to Digital Expert. Participants will learn the basis for the administrator to embrace digital technologies along with practical and easy ways for leaders to integrate technology into their workflow.
  • Curating Content The Right Way: There is no denying we have access to more information than ever before and the rate at which that information is growing quickens everyday. It is essential for educators and learners to be equipped with the curation skills necessary to navigate the information space. In this session, educational technology expert, Steven W. Anderson will examine exactly what curation is and the role it plays in both the learning for educators and the learning for students. We will look at how curation takes place and how it can be done more effectively, including a frank discussion about information literacy.