Katie Williams, M.Ed.
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Increasing Global Competency Through The Maker Mentality
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Your Name and Title: Katie Williams, M.Ed., Middle School Design Tech Teacher School or Organization Name: International School of Amsterdam Co-Presenter Name(s): Area of the World from Which You…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Katie Williams, M.Ed. Sep 2.

 

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Katie Williams, M.Ed. replied to Katie Williams, M.Ed.'s discussion Increasing Global Competency Through The Maker Mentality
"Thanks so much for all of your help! I can't wait! "
Sep 2
Lucy Gray replied to Katie Williams, M.Ed.'s discussion Increasing Global Competency Through The Maker Mentality
"Don't worry about re-submitting the booking form... the original text will be in the conference calendar, but people may also look here for more info. "
Sep 2
Katie Williams, M.Ed. replied to Katie Williams, M.Ed.'s discussion Increasing Global Competency Through The Maker Mentality
"Yes, this makes sense! I will definitely cover these points in my presentation. I even changed the title a bit to reflect the idea of global competency.  However, I had already submitted my booking form when I saw this edit. Should I resubmit…"
Sep 2
Lucy Gray replied to Katie Williams, M.Ed.'s discussion The Maker Mindset: Fostering a Design Mentality to Solve Real-World Problems
"I guess more elaboration on how this connects to the development of global competency in teachers and/or students OR on how the Maker movement is global in nature and has opportunities for global collaborative projects. Does that make sense? Or if…"
Sep 2
Katie Williams, M.Ed. replied to Katie Williams, M.Ed.'s discussion The Maker Mindset: Fostering a Design Mentality to Solve Real-World Problems
"I'm happy to elaborate. Can you please let me know specifically what kind of details you'd like? This is my first time applying to present for this conference, and I simply followed the instructions. Also, thank you so much for your…"
Sep 2
Lucy Gray replied to Katie Williams, M.Ed.'s discussion The Maker Mindset: Fostering a Design Mentality to Solve Real-World Problems
"Well, I was hoping for a little more elaboration, but this works! Great to have you involved... I'm working with an international school in Manhattan and many folks there seem to think very highly of your school! "
Sep 2
Katie Williams, M.Ed. replied to Katie Williams, M.Ed.'s discussion The Maker Mindset: Fostering a Design Mentality to Solve Real-World Problems
"Hi Lucy, Thank you so much for that clarification, and feedback. I've edited my proposal, and look forward to hearing your thoughts. Cheers,Katie WIlliams"
Sep 2
Lucy Gray replied to Katie Williams, M.Ed.'s discussion The Maker Mindset: Coding, Collaborating, and Creating!
"Hi Katie - This sounds like a great proposal, but keep in mind that the Global Education Conference is not an event solely focused on tech. Please review our mission: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/notes/The_GEC_Mission_Statement and…"
Sep 2
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The Maker Mindset: Coding, Collaborating, and Creating!

Your Name and Title: Katie Williams, M.Ed., Middle School Design Tech Teacher School or Organization Name: International School of Amsterdam Co-Presenter Name(s): Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Amsterdam, the Netherlands Language in Which You Will Present: English Target Audience(s): Middle School to High School  Short Session Description (one line): Easy tools & tips to support your students' "design thinking" to empower them to solve real-world problems.  Full…See More
Sep 1

Profile Information

Title:
Design Tech Teacher
Organization (if applicable):
International School of Amsterdam
Are You an iEARN Member?
No
Location (City or Town):
Amsterdam
About Me or Reason for Joining the GEC:
I'm a Teach for America alumni. I've also taught in China where I designed ELL books. I also served as a Principal in Thailand, and worked for DonorsChoose.org. I'm passionate about #edtech revolutionizing education and providing students across the world with the opportunity to self-direct their own learning! Attended the Google Teacher Academy in 2013, and just started a new job teaching Design Technology at the International School of Amsterdam. I'm also the leader of the Google Educator Group for the Netherlands.
I am a:
teacher, tech coordinator
Grade Level or Age of Students You Work With (if applicable):
Middle School
Web Site (if applicable):
http://fiberopticnow.tumblr.com
Blog (if applicable):
http://fiberopticnow.github.io
Languages Spoken:
French, English (tiny bit of Thai, Chinese, and Dutch)
Favorite Education Resources:
Wikis, Google Apps for Education, Skype, Layar, Class Dojo, Twitter, etc.
Twitter Name:
fiberopticnow
Skype Name:
themambocat

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