Bethany Petty

Bethany Petty is a Christian, mother, wife, full-time high school Social Studies teacher, adjunct instructor of educational technology, runner, & blogger.. Bethany blogs at Teaching with Technology where she shares ideas, edtech tools, tips and tricks, as well as reflections from her classroom. Bethany’s blog was recently listed as one of EdTech Magazine’s 50 K-12 IT Blogs to Read. She was named a finalist in EdTech Digest’s 2017 Awards and was listed as one of the top 100 Flipped Learning teachers world-wide. Bethany has published posts on Edutopia, Fractus Learning, and Whooo’s Reading, and has presented at multiple technology conferences.

The MasterClass

We live in such an amazing time in education! Our students are able to access information, create products, communicate and collaborate with their peers like never before, thanks to the increasing availability of classroom technology. The sheer number of apps and tools claiming to be the magic wand teachers need to make learning awesome can be overwhelming. Teachers may feel as though the focus of their classroom is shifting from learning to “what tech tool are we using today,” which is definitely not the point of using technology! The goal of the Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning MasterClass will be to show teachers how to intentionally implement technology into their classrooms to design meaningful learning experiences for their students!

This MasterClass will provide teachers with actionable strategies to encourage students to ...

  • engage in and explore content

  • create representations of their understanding

  • communicate their ideas and collaborate with others

  • think critically about the content

This MasterClass will also focus on how teachers can use technology to ...

  • assess student learning

  • motivate and encourage students

  • design meaningful lessons using technology

  • connect with other educators and reflect on their teaching experience

This is a high-energy FUN session where teachers can expect to learn how to use technology to illuminate learning!