Description: Want to make your writing lessons more engaging? Learn how to use creative, hands-on activities that hold students' attention while helping them plan their writing pieces in various genres. Incorporate best teaching practices in your lessons and motivate students to push beyond the ordinary in their writing. Explore new ideas for prewriting, drafting, editing, and publishing that will have your students excited to tell their stories.
Instructor: Adam Meesey is the Technology Coordinator for Holy Infant School in Ballwin, MO where he has also taught instructional computer
classes from PreK through 8th grade for the past 10 years. He is also the Director of Summer Programs at Forsyth School in Clayton.
Adam knows that students often use computers and tablets just for playing games or exploring on the Internet, but he is striving to
change this in his classroom. His teaching focuses on showing students how to use technological tools to better their educational
career. Adam also knows that incorporating technology in the classroom can sometimes be daunting because you need to keep a
balance of staying several steps ahead of your students while allowing them to explore on their own. He knows that if you introduce
technology to your students properly and have a plan in place, you can discover a new, fun way of teaching.
NOTE REGARDING ADAM’S CLASS: Attendees should bring a laptop or Chromebook with an up-to-date operating system and
browser. If bringing a laptop, please install the Chrome browser and update the browser to the most recent version. As many schoolissued
G-Suite for Education accounts limit access to all G-Suite for Education tools, it is highly recommended that workshop
participants use and have access to a personal G-Suite account to ensure their ability to access all G-Suite products covered in the
workshop. If using a school-issued Chromebook, please be able to login with a personal account to have access to all of the G-Suite for
Each participant will receive a $10 voucher to use at The Teachers' Lounge.
PD (Profesional Development) Hours: 1.5