Engaging Industry Interest in K-12 Educator’s Students

Kelly Fahrenkopf and Mary Ann Nickloy–SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Wondering how to engage K-12 educators with your content? This session will discuss best practices in instructional design for K-12 educators. The session will focus on specific pedagogy to increase K-12 engagement while decreasing anxiety educators may feel about unfamiliar technologies. Additionally, we will discuss strategies for addressing and troubleshooting many of the obstacles that keep K-12 educators from engaging in technology instruction, including financial obstacles, time management, lack of familiarity with emerging technologies, and evaluation. Finally, we will discuss supports that can be offered that might be the final push to get K-12 educators involved in your center’s content