Our top tips for ISTELive 22

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We can't believe ISTELive is already around the corner! Will you be joining us in-person this year?

We couldn't be more excited to be back AND in-person in New Orleans for the very first time! ISTE kicks off Sunday June 26 - Wednesday June 29 and we'd love to see you there!

Not registered for ISTE yet? Register here, or get your FREE Expo-Only badge online.

If you can't join us in New Orleans, you can grab a Virtual Pass so you can tune in to sessions from the comfort of your own home!

Visit the Book Creator booth #2124 👋

The Book Creator team will be there in full force and as it is our first time exhibiting, the excitement is through the roof! Come join us at booth #2124 in the Expo Hall during these hours:

  • Monday, June 27: 10:45am–6:00pm.
  • Tuesday, June 28: 8:30am–5:30pm.
  • Wednesday, June 29: 8:30am–3:00pm.

There will be a Book Creator playground so you can come try out Book Creator and explore all the possibilities of what you and your students can create. The team will be on hand ready answer all your questions and as well as that, you can enter our special giveaway to win VIP swag. But wait...there's more!

Booth agenda 🎤

We are honored to be joined by some of our amazing Ambassadors and fabulous educators at our booth! They will be running short presentations throughout Monday-Wednesday and giving away FREE 6-MONTH UPGRADES to anyone who attends. 🎉

11:00-11:15amMonica Burns - 11 Book Creator Activities for the Reading Classroom

11:15-11:30amMonica Burns - How to Make the Most of Templates and Themes in Book Creator

12:00-12:15pmJen Ambrosius - Partner Spotlight: Cincinnati Public Schools

12:30-12:45pmJon Smith and Catherine Cappiello - Getting Started with Book Creator

1:00-1:30pmLeslie Fisher - What's New and Cool in Book Creator!

2:00-2:15pmRachelle Dené Poth - Fostering SEL with Book Creator

2:30-2:45pmRamona Towner - Supporting Language Learners with Book Creator

3:00-3:15pmIjeoma Johnson & Jennifer Williams - Partner Spotlight: Newton County Schools

3:30-3:45pmCarl Hooker - Student-led Creation Across Subject Areas with Book Creator

4:00-4:15pmHolly Clark - Blended Learning with Book Creator - Let the Students Create!

4:30-4:45pmJon Smith and Catherine Cappiello - Coming Soon in Book Creator!

5:00-5:15pmThe Inclusive365 Team - Promoting Inclusive Learning with Book Creator

5:30-5:45pmJon Smith and Catherine Cappiello - Top Design Tips and Tricks

Our tips for which sessions to attend

The ISTELive schedule is jam-packed this year so to help we have pulled together some recommendations (✨ be sure to get them favourited). These presenters will also be giving out free 6-month upgrades to Book Creator as well!

Blended Learning in a Chromebook-Infused Classroom
Holly Clark, Ken Shelton
Tuesday, June 28, 11:30am–1:00pm

Holly ClarkIf you're looking for someone who is authentic and presents with energy and wisdom, look no further than Holly. This session has been highly requested by several conferences this year and alongside Ken Shelton, this is a seriously talented duo!

'The Epic Ebook of Web Tools and Apps' — A Book Creator Model
Kristina Holzweiss
Sunday, June 26, 12:15–1:45pm

Kristina is one of our top Librarian Ambassadors and was named the School Library Journal Librarian of the Year in 2015.  Her Epic Ebook has been read over 53,000 times from people across the world so be sure to tune in to hear the epic story behind it and get the opportunity to participate in it too!

Digital Storytelling as Design Thinking
Michael Hernandez
Tuesday, June 28, 11:00am–12:00pm

Michael Hernandez

Michael is an award-winning teacher whose work focuses on digital storytelling, media literacy, project-based learning, and social justice. He has wrote various blog pieces for our website and brings a wealth of knowledge to any room.

Little Learners & Power Tools — How, When and Why (No Safety Goggles Needed)
Gail Lovely
Tuesday, June 28, 1:00–2:30pm

Gail LovelyGail Lovely is the founder of the ISTE Early Learning Network and a Book Creator Ambassador. This session highlights various interactive tools and how they can be used for early-learners to provide powerful learning experiences - what Book Creator is all about!

Designing Instruction With an Inclusive Mindset
Mike Marotta, Christopher Bugaj, Karen Janowski & Beth Poss
Tuesday, June 28, 5:30–6:30pm

Mike Marotta is a Book Creator Ambassador and a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional. This session is true to our hearts and centres around promoting inclusion to all learners from strategies outlined in their book "Inclusive Learning 365".

Learners Empowered: Creating Pathways for Agency and Self-Advocacy for All Learners
Kathleen McClaskey, Andelee Espinosa
Tuesday, June 28, 2:00-3:00pm

Kathleen McClaskey is CEO and Chief Learning Officer of Empower the Learner, LLC. We worked with Kathleen and the team last summer to create The Empower the Learner profile template and in this interactive session you can create your own profile to understand your own strengths and challenges.

Edtech Tools to Support Universal Design for Learning
Dr. Hue-An Wren, Brent Warner
Tuesday, June 28, 5:00–6:30pm

Hue-An WrenHue-An Wren is the Instructional Technology TOSA at GGUSD and a Common Sense Media Ambassador. In this session, you will see how edtech tools can create learning experiences that all students can access - a topic that is dear to us.

Use Lit 4 #DigiCitz
Lindsay Foster, Anne Truger
Monday, June 27, 1:00– 2:30pm

Lindsay FosterLindsay is a Book Creator Ambassador and has two decades of educational experience. This session encourages the creation and use of high quality children's literature materials to illustrate digital citizenship principles.

Amplify Your Assessment Practices With Digital Tools
Christine McKee
Tuesday, June 28, 4:00– 5:00pm

Christine MckeeChristine McKee is in her 5th year as an Emerging Technology and Assessment Consultant for the Edmonton Catholic School Division in Alberta, Canada. This session challenges educators to explore better assessment practices through the use of digital tools.

The BIG update is coming...👀

As is the usual case with ISTE every year, we are going to announce our next Book Creator update. Remember when AutoDraw came to Book Creator in 2019? Or when we launched our Certification Course in 2020? How about the introduction of Remixing and Analytics last year?

What will our big announcement for 2022 be...?! Any guesses?


Are you interested in bringing Book Creator to your district?

Contact the sales team to schedule a demo or discuss a district-wide roll out in your school district.

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