Thoughts about 2015

Dec 14, 2015 by

As we wind down 2015, I would like to thank all of you who read the blog, follow @lastbackpack on Twitter, and have come to learn with me at a seminar.  I have been fortunate enough to work with fabulous teachers in 21 cities around the world this year.  

I have one request of all of you as you ring in the New Year. . . Share with me! 

Share what you have learned, Share what you have tried. . .whether it went as planned or it didn’t. . . .

Share with your colleagues . . .Share with your PLN. . .Share with me. . .

 The more we share with each other, the better educators we will be!

The rest of this week, Last Backpack will be featuring the posts that were viewed the most in 2015.  I hope you enjoy revisiting them as much as I did.  Last Backpack will be taking the holidays off to enjoy friends and family and I hope you will do the same.  Last Backpack will resume daily posts on January 4th, 2016.

Have a wonderful week!

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Speaking in a town near you

Nov 30, 2015 by

I am very happy to be spending a couple of weeks in the United States working with fantastic educators in the midwest and on the east coast from December 7th to December 17th.  Take a look at the dates below and come by and say hello at a city near you.

Zachary will be presenting “Ten Tech Tools to Transform Your Classroom” on the following dates. For more information about how you can attend, please visit the Institute for Educational Development.

Monday December 7, 2015 Detroit, Michigan
Tuesday December 8, 2015 Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday December 9, 2015 Chicago, Illinois
Thursday December 10, 2015 St. Louis, Missouri
Friday December 11, 2015 Kansas City, Missouri

 

Zachary will be presenting “Using Project-Based Learning and Technology to Strengthen Content Area Learning” on the following dates.  For more information about how you can attend, please visit the Bureau of Education Research.

Monday December 14, 2015 Newark, New Jersey
Tuesday December 15, 2015 Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Wednesday December 16, 2015 Hartford, Connecticut
Thursday December 17, 2015 Long Island, New York

Hope to see you there!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2015 by

I am thankful for all of the hard-working, dedicated educators who make a difference for students every day!

Wishing you the very best!

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New Opportunities to Learn

Nov 16, 2015 by

Looking for an opportunity to learn something new?  I am very pleased to be presenting two new seminars this year through the Bureau of Education Research.  Cutting Edge Technology Tools to Increase Motivation and Learning is a fast-paced seminar with lots of tips and tools for energizing your classroom.  This seminar will be offered during the week of December 7-11.

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Using Project-Based Learning and Technology to Strengthen Content Area Learning is a great seminar for teachers with all levels of project-based learning knowledge.  Whether you are new to technology or have a lot of technology experience, you will leave this seminar with plenty of new strategies and tools to enhance learning in your classroom. This seminar will be offered between December 14-17.

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Take a look at the Speaking and Webinars page to find the seminar closest to you.

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Coming soon to a town near you

Oct 26, 2015 by

I am very pleased to be returning this December with two BRAND NEW seminars from December 7-17.  The first week I will be presenting Cutting Edge Technology Tools to Increase Motivation and Learning (Grades 6-12).  This seminar will have the latest tools and some tried and true classics that serve multiple classroom purposes.  Along with the tools, I will be presenting some great strategies to engage your students who may be harder to reach.  This seminar is great for all levels of technology user as well as multiple platforms.

The second week I will be presenting Using Project Based Learning and Technology to Strengthen Content Area Learning.  This fast-paced seminar includes the key components of PBL along with hands on activities that you can take back to your classroom and implement.  This seminar will be great for those who have some experience with project based learning and those who are just getting started.

You are guaranteed have a good time at these seminars and will leave with dozens of tools and strategies that you can apply immediately,  as well as a hardcopy handbook.

Check out the Speaking and Webinars page to find the seminar closest to you.

 

Please let me know if you are going to attend- I hope to see many familiar faces!

See what previous conference attendees have said on the Testimonials page.

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