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    We had an amazing week of learning at ETSI 2020! The resources we shared will be published here soon!

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  • The mission of Plano ISD's Ed Tech Success Initiative is to create digitally fluent educators who are empowered to create engaging, innovative, and future-focused learning environments. 

  • ETSI 2020 Dates & Location

    ETSI will be offered online this year. Sign up in PowerSchool. Limited spots available.

    Participants will complete coursework in Canvas and attend 3 live (synchronous) classes via Zoom.

    • Complete the Foundations of Digital Integration Canvas course. (The course will be available on May 23. We recommend this course be completed before May 26.)

    • The first class is on May 26 via Zoom. Attend either 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. OR 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    • The second class is on May 27 via Zoom. Attend either 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. OR 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    • The third class is on May 28 via Zoom. Attend either 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. OR 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

  • ETSI 2020 Librarian Edition

    ETSI Librarian Ed. is on June 4 and will be offered online via Zoom this year. Sign up in PowerSchool!

  • ETSI Mission & Vision

    ETSI Mission Statement

    The mission of Plano ISD's Ed Tech Success Initiative is to create digitally fluent educators who are empowered to create engaging, innovative, and future-focused learning environments.

    ETSI Vision Statement

    Plano ISD's Ed Tech Success Initiative empowers educators to be digitally fluent technology integrators who are outstanding learners, leaders, citizens, collaborators, designers, facilitators, and analysts.

  • Why attend ETSI?

    ETSI 2020's focus: Instructional Planning with Technology in Mind

    As our district continues to grow in a 1:1 Chromebook environment, our focus is to support safe, effective, and positive digital learning. This three-day online event will provide strategies for educators who want to improve their practice in planning meaningful learning experiences for each student.

    ETSI 2020 Essential Questions

    • How does my pedagogy need to change in a 1:1 environment?
    • How can I leverage technology to truly transform learning experiences for students?
    • How can I plan innovative, engaging lessons with appropriate digital tools to support curricular goals?
    • What do I need to do to ensure that my students are empowered digital learners?
    • When planning with technology in mind, how does my team effectively reflect and fine tune to increase collective teacher efficacy and student achievement?

  • Testimonials

    ETSI Testimonials

    “...today's training was extremely well put together. The booklet, the Google classroom, all of the resources and how the presentation flowed...you ladies did a FANTASTIC job.”

    "You and your team put together a training that was the best I ever had in my 10 years working for PISD. Your professionalism, knowledge, and capacity to share, made this training a paramount experience... we just simply could not wait to share with our students the wealth of expertise you made available to the teachers. A big THANKS from the bottom of my heart."

    "I always walk away feeling empowered, engaged and excited to get back to campus and try things with my students and staff!"

    "ETSI helps me feel less nervous about technology."

    "ETSI has something/information for everyone from novice to proficient."

    "I enjoyed hearing all the different apps that teachers are using and having success with in the classroom."

    "Your enthusiasm inspires me to be brave and have fun learning and teaching through technology!"

    Advice from past ETSI participants

    "Don't be overwhelmed. Breathe. Take it all in. Have fun and your students will also have fun!"

    "Take notes and be ready to completely transform your way of teaching."

    "Be prepared to get out of your comfort zone and learn something new."

    "Don't be afraid to share what you know! Everyone is so supportive and willing & wanting to learn!"

    "Be ready to learn a lot in a small amount of time!!"

    "Be prepared for a lot of information but it's great information and it may take time to process. This is a very worthwhile training and I highly recommend it!"

    "Put your seat belt on & brace yourself for a fun & thrilling ride."

    "Don't miss it!! I am sure this is only the beginning of what the future holds. The tip-of-the-iceberg in terms of innovation to come. Exciting to be part of history-in-the-making!!"

  • ETSI Resources 2014-2019

    ETSI RESOURCES

    2014 - 2019 Roster of all ETSI Attendees

    ETSI 2019 Brochure Librarian Ed

    ETSI 2018 Website | Brochure

    ETSI 2017 Brochure

    ETSI 2016 Website | Brochure

    ETSI 2015 Website | Brochure

    ETSI 2014 Website | Brochure

     

  • Questions? Contact us!

    Contact any member of the PISD Digital Learning Team with questions. 

    Plano ISD's DLT

    Clara Alaniz

    clara.alaniz@pisd.edu

    @techclara

    469-752-8975

    Leah Heerema

    leah.heerema@pisd.edu

    @TechKnowLeah

    469-752-8971

    Fern Johnson

    fern.johnson@pisd.edu

    @trudy_fern

    469-752-8973

    Lilly Jensby

    lilly.jensby@pisd.edu

    @lillyjensby

    469-752-8976

  • Thanks to TCEA for giving all ETSI 2020 participants a free membership!
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