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Thursday, June 15 • 10:40am - 11:30am
Building Independence and Critical Thinking Through Blended Learning FULL

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What can we do to help instill confidence and self-discipline so that students are ready for school and the world beyond? This session takes a look at the benefits and challenges of a number of technology-infused strategies for promoting independent learning at all ages, including designing effective blended projects that encourage students to transition between the classroom and digital learning spaces with ease. Included in the discussion are specific examples and demonstrations from real teachers at all levels. 


Marie Furmanski

Student, Purdue Northwest
Marie Furmanski is a preservice teacher studying at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, IN. She is excited about science and technology, enjoys exploring project-based learning, and wishes to teach at the elementary or middle school level.

Christy Katschke Katschke

Teacher, River Forest Middle School
I have been a teacher for 11 years. I spent 1 year as a LRE facilitator for grades K-6, 4 years as a 4th grade teacher, and the last 6 years teaching 6th grade math. I have been persuing a masters in technology education at Purdue Northwest and am a technology leiason for River Forest... Read More →
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Anastasia Trekles

Clinical Associate Professor of Instructional Technology, Purdue University / Indiana Connected Educators
Dr. Anastasia Trekles is a Clinical Associate Professor of instructional technology at Purdue University Northwest in Westville, Indiana. Dr. Trekles has an extensive background with educational technology, including design and pedagogical strategies as well as the effective integration... Read More →

Thursday June 15, 2017 10:40am - 11:30am CDT