Innovate & Inspire
MSET and Teq are proud to present Innovate & Inspire, a Spring 2023 webinar series focused on meeting the needs of Maryland educators. Live sessions are free to all those individuals who register on the MSET Events page while paid members will have access to all recorded sessions.
January 18, 8-9 pm EST, 7-8 Central
Presenter: Jaime Donally
Session Description: Session Description: Augmented reality (AR) can be a highly effective resource, especially with a strategic plan. We will review the basics of AR, while exploring simple, yet spectacular tools. Get inspired to use augmented reality to transform lessons into interactive learning playgrounds. This session will interest teachers, librarians, edtech coaches, and district leaders. Immersive technology is available for all grade levels and subjects.
Session 2: AI for Edu
February 8, 8-9 pm EST
Presenter: Jennifer Weaver, Baltimore County Public Schools
Session Description: Artificial Intelligence is everywhere, from virtual assistants to purchase and entertainment recommendations. We must teach A.I. literacy to even our youngest students so that they are equipped to navigate an increasingly intelligent digital world. This workshop will help teachers better understand the A.I. landscape and how to begin including A.I. instruction in their lessons. Participants will explore the Five Big Ideas of Artificial Intelligence created by the AI4K12 initiative by interacting with simple online tools. The presenter will provide sample instructional activities based on the Five Big Ideas framework that will inspire teachers to incorporate basic A.I. instruction into whatever subjects they teach.
Session 3: Using 21st Century Skills to Engage Readers and Monitor Comprehension
February 22, 8-9 pm EST
Presenter: Jessica Lemmo, Baltimore City Public Schools
Session Description: One of the most dreaded words in school for students is book reports. So, how can we as teachers continue to monitor our students’ understanding of reading material without killing the love of reading? Enter technology. Technology can help build excitement, creativity & ownership while still displaying students' understanding of reading. We can use rigorous standards and write creatively using technology. This presentation offers background information and resources for educators to use within their classes and lessons to help students be more engaged in their reading response activities without killing the love of reading. These resources can help promote, grow and maintain a love of reading.
Session 4: Accessibility: Why It's Important!
March 8, 8-9 pm EST
Presenter: Stephanie Adams, Dorchester County Public Schools
Session Description: Always making sure that things in our classrooms are accessible to all learners is the right thing to do, but do we always do it? Let’s dive into some examples of why accessibility is important. While we are being mindful of our learners that need some assistance, we may just help all learners be successful.
Session 5: Accessible Educational Material (AEM): Designing for All
March 22, 8-9 pm EST
Presenters: Amy Boehman-Pollitt & Heather McCarthy Rose, Frederick County Public Schools
Session Description: Learn tips for making table formatting, font, color, pictures/images/screenshots, and video more accessible for all learners.
Session 6: ChatGPT & AI in Education
April 4, 8-9 pm EST
Presenters: Caleb Wilson, Worcester County Public Schools
Session Description: This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applications in education, with a focus on the language model ChatGPT. Attendees will learn about how AI works, its benefits and limitations, and ethical considerations surrounding its use. This webinar covers potential applications of ChatGPT in education, such as personalized learning and language generation, and provides best practices for using AI in the classroom to ensure equity and responsibility. The webinar includes hands-on opportunities for attendees to explore ChatGPT and deepen their understanding of AI and its applications in education.