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Teacher Tailgate 2023

September 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

The draft is over, time to fill your playbook. Huddle up with fellow teachers for a fun night focused on back to school game plays with your Promethean panel and products. All players will walk away with a load of offensive plays including activities, flipcharts, and resources to tackle the upcoming school year!

During the event, you’ll learn how to access pre-made resources on Learn Promethean and the Resource Library. Includes a live demonstration of how to make interactive activities within the ActivPanel whiteboard and ActivInspire.

Teacher Tailgate

Katie Marx

Katie Marx is the Head of Regional PD for NYC, Academy and Curriculum Manager at Promethean. She is a former middle and high school teacher of 10 years in a suburb just outside of Pittsburgh where she taught with Promethean hardware and software. For the past 6 years, she has been sharing her love of Promethean with teachers around the country so they can also implement and experience the benefits of Promethean in their classrooms! Katie currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA.

Elyse Langer

Elyse Langer joined Promethean as an Education Consultant for the New England region after 20 years in traditional and alternative educational settings. She has a B.S. in Communications from NYU and an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She began her adventures as a teacher by instructing and then managing outdoor education programs. Later, she spent eleven years as a classroom educator, teaching public Montessori elementary school and then middle school science. As a science enthusiast, one of the highlights of her teaching career was earning a scholarship to attend Space Academy for Teachers at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. When she is not enthusiastically delivering Promethean trainings, you can find Elyse singing with her local rock choir, doing voiceover projects, or working on her goal to visit all U.S. states and world continents!

Ryan Thornton

Ryan Thornton was a second-grade teacher in Brooklyn for eight years before joining Promethean in 2018. He has always enjoyed teaching what he knows and loves, including geography, writing, math, music, and nature. Although his touring days are over, Ryan will always be a drummer as he continues to record as a session drummer for various podcasts and established artists. He is also a self-proclaimed Delaware River tubing/kayaking adventure guide. He loves that his new career path is helping teachers teach with their Promethean technology and he has a great time doing it.

Lacy Dasch

Lacy Dasch is the South Texas Education Consultant with Promethean. She taught science for ten years and has a Master’s in Instructional Design. She is also a Promethean Certified Teacher, Google Level 2 Certified Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and a Certified Apple Teacher. Lacy currently lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, three dogs, one ball python, and a beta fish and enjoys reading, sports, and traveling.

Julie Porter

Julie Porter is an Education Consultant for Promethean. Prior to joining the Promethean team, she worked as a K-8 music/art/theater teacher in Denver, CO. Julie also freelances as an editor and illustrator. She lives in Chula Vista, California, with her husband Bob, daughter Lilia, and many pets.

Gretchen Weiland

Gretchen joined the Promethean Team in January 2022 as the Education Consultant over Promethean Live. She delivers live and customized virtual demonstrations to our customers in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining Promethean Gretchen was a lower elementary school teacher. Most of her time in education was spent teaching Kindergarten in Alpharetta, Georgia but she also spent time teaching First Grade, Second Grade and delivering research-based interventions to students in grades K-5 as an EIP teacher. She received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at the University of West Georgia. During her time in the classroom Gretchen was passionate about engaging classroom management strategies and student-led learning!

Megan Van Wart

Megan Van Wart is a former Middle School teacher, Instructional Coach and Staff Developer. As a member of the Educational Consultant team at Promethean, she uses her unique skill set and experience to help teachers set and achieve instructional goals using ActivPanels and ActiviInspire. She currently works with hundreds of teachers in Allentown School District in Eastern Pennsylvania. She has a passion for Social Studies, encouraging critical thinking skills and enhancing classroom experiences for teachers and students in meaningful ways.

Lindsay Lourcey

Lindsay Lourcey is a Senior Instructional Designer for Promethean. Previously, she was an integral member of the Promethean Education Consultant team for 6 years within the North Florida region. Lindsay spent 6 years in the classroom teaching Reading and Language Arts in Duval County, Florida. In her free time, Lindsay loves to read, travel, and spend time with her husband, 1 year old son and beloved dog, Stella.

Speaker and session info

6:00 PM EDT

Welcome to Teacher Tailgate 2023

Katie Marx

6:05 – 6:20 PM EDT

ActivInspire 3.0: Our Newest Update to Our Promethean Roster!

Elyse Langer

ActivInspire is better than ever with our latest update, ActivInspire 3.0! Join us to learn about the newest features of Promethean’s beloved lesson delivery software and walk away with inspiration to create your most engaging lessons yet as well as borrow from the Resource Library

6:20 – 6:40pm EDT

Touchdowns All Day. Educational Competition using Promethean’s Spinner, Timer, and Whiteboard

Ryan Thornton

Are you ready for some friendly competition? Ready? Start by walking you through the three most common ways to make a custom spinner. Set? With your custom spinner made and timer set, let’s use our Whiteboard as the playing field. Go! Game on with a few simple educational competition ideas that will test your students’ comprehension while bringing their excitement level to a peak.

6:40 – 7:00pm EDT

Be a Winner, Don’t “Lose” Your Content: Saving Content Like a Pro

Lacy Dasch

Yes, you can create some amazing things on your Promethean panel, but where and how can you save your content? Explore your diverse saving options for pictures and whole whiteboard lessons by joining this session and start saving like a pro!

7:00 – 7:05pm EDT

YouTube Commercial Break: Quick Tips and Tricks

Julie Porter

Make YouTube your friend in the classroom! Learn how to find relaxing “ambience” videos for background while students are working independently, how to disable ads, and how to save those ad-free videos as shortcuts for easy access!

7:05 – 7:10pm EDT

Tech-Tastic in 5: Adding Promethean Social Media to Your Classroom Playbook

Gretchen Weiland

Join us for a dynamic 5-minute session as we delve into the exciting world of leveraging our TikTok, Instagram, and Threads accounts for valuable tips and tricks on integrating classroom technology! Whether you’re a tech-savvy educator or just starting your tech journey, our @ECEdTechTips accounts will leave you with fresh ideas and ready-to-use strategies to transform your classroom into a dynamic and interactive learning space!

7:10 – 7:30pm EDT

Timeout!! Creating Meaningful Opportunities for Brain Breaks with Promethean

Megan Van Wart

We all know the feeling… it’s the middle of a lesson and EVERYONE could use a break. Join this session to chat about ways to create meaningful opportunities for brain breaks to reengage or re-energize without derailing the rest of the class.

7:30 – 7:50pm EDT

Explain Everything Kick Off

Lindsay Lourcey

Did you know Explain Everything recently joined the Promethean team? We have a big launch plan on the horizon and can’t wait to share what’s next on our software roster! Join this session to learn more about the Explain Everything platform and how it’s going to change the game!

7:50 – 8:00pm EDT

Wrap up & Resources

Katie Marx

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