What to Expect

The two and a half day professional learning experience will include a mixture of collaborative sessions to help teachers identify their own professional learning goals and to support administrators in their efforts to implement the TELL Framework with their teachers.

Preliminary Agenda Outline

Each day will include a variety of different session formats. (See key below for session type descriptions.) Make sure to bring a device in order to fully participate in the sessions!

Monday, July 24 (Times are CDT)

2:30 PM  Welcome to TELL Collab
 3:00 PM  TELL Collab Proficiency and OER workshops
5:00 PM  End of Day 1
5:30 PM  TELL Collab Reception / Social event at El Mercado

Tuesday, July 25 (Times are CDT)

8:30 AM  Breakfast Tacos and Coffee
9:00 AM  Opening Session Day 2
4:30 PM  End of TELL Collab Day 2 Sessions

Wednesday, July 26 (Times are CDT)

8:30 AM  Breakfast Tacos and Coffee
9:00 AM  Opening Session Day 3
3:00 PM  End of TELL Collab Day 3 Sessions

Session Types

MindMelt – an unstructured  time for teachers to connect and to work on developing solutions for identified goals
HotSeat Hot Seat – a series of coffee chats with experts from the field
AppSmackdown App-Smackdown – a space where participants can share their favorite apps and online resources
CommitmentZone Commitment Zone – a session in which participants will plan how to take what they have learned back to their school
HookUp Hook-up – a way for participants to get connected on social media to continue their learning after the TELL Collab has ended
CreationStation Creation Station  – a place where participants develop materials/resources to take back to their school setting