Planning on checking out NYSCATE’s 2021 annual conference? Come on down where we’ll be partnering with our friends at SMART Technologies to show off all things edtech!
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SMART tools for SEL

Sun, November 21st 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM, Presented by Tricia Umhafer

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a hot topic in education and figuring out how to address students' needs while learning remotely has been a challenge. In this course, we'll take a look at some of the tools SMART already has built into their software, and how these tools can be used to engage students in positive social and emotional learning both in and out of the classroom.


Body, Mind and Zen! Mindfulness Activities for Students

Sun, November 21st 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Presented by Tricia Umhafer

Come join us as we explore some activities for mindfulness. These activities will help your students be fully present, build mental stamina, self confidence, self awareness and cultural awareness.


Chain Reaction Contraptions

Mon, November 22nd 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM, Presented by Tricia Umhafer & Emma Foley

Low Tech? No problem! Come see how you can use common everyday items to create the next generation of high-tech thinkers. During this session we will explore the engineering design process and how it can be applied to re-imagine how emerging technology can be designed. Inspired by Prize-Winning Cartoonist, Rube Goldberg we will be building chain reaction contraptions and exploring how Project Based Learning can be used across all subject areas & grade bands.


Google Tools for SEL

Tue, November 23rd 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, Presented by Tricia Umhafer

Come and let's draw a picture of how Google tools can be used in social emotional learning for students in both traditional and nontraditional classrooms. We will explore multimedia and interactive approaches, brain breaks to promote cultural awareness and safe ways for self expression, collaboration and emotional check ins.


SMART Booth Sessions/Book Signing


EdTech Essentials: Collaborate with Lumio

Sunday, November 21, 1 - 1:30 PM in the SMART Booth

In this session Monica Burns, author of EdTech Essentials will introduce the benefits of incorporating collaborative learning experiences into tech-rich lessons. This session will focus on best practices for fostering collaboration through interactive activities in Lumio. Presented by Monica Burns


EdTech Essentials Book Giveaway!

Monday, November 22, 12 PM in the SMART booth

Monica Burns will be giving away and signing copies of her new book, EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments. In a world awash in technology, what EdTech skills and strategies should educators focus on to ensure they are making the best use of online spaces for classroom learning? How can they navigate through the overwhelming number of options in digital tools and spaces? How can they guide students in learning best practices? Monica answers these and other questions in this powerful, reader-friendly guide to incorporating EdTech across all grade levels and subject areas.


Dr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of Since starting, Monica has led workshops and webinars, and provided keynote presentations to teachers, instructional coaches, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, FETC and EduTECH. Monica is the author of Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD), and EdTech Essentials, as well as several other publications.

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Visit the Teq booth to learn how schools across NYS are using PD from OTIS for educators to build teacher capacity for remote learning. Also in the Teq booth, schedule a demo to learn about the latest in in our complete STEM product line.

In the SMART booth, explore new software features designed to engage students either in-class or remotely, techniques to develop SEL skills, and integrations with Google, Teams, and Zoom.



Introducing iBlocks!
Stop by the Teq Booth to receive a presentation on our PBL services with iBlocks, a 10-part sequence of student-led, teacher-guided lessons and activities that center on technology and culminate in a capstone project.

STEM Products

Discover activity-rich STEM environments personalized to your needs with Teq's innovative product selection, and supportive professional development options. Allow your students to explore their own interests, learn to use new tools, and develop creative projects.