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Dare to Unplug: Resetting How Educators Use Technology

Dare to Unplug: Resetting How Educators Use Technology
March 23, 2022 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
1 hour


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Do you dare unplug? Do you dare say, “Take out a piece of paper and something to write with” and ask students to engage without technology? Amber Chandler did. Join her in this webinar where she will share the return to focus that unplugging brought to her overstimulated students, and provide insights, tips, and materials to help educators do a “hard reset” on how we use technology.

Join us LIVE for a chance to win one of five copies of Amber’s book, “The Flexible SEL Classroom: Practical Ways to Build Social Emotional Learning in Grades 4–8.” Winners will be announced on Twitter after the webinar, so be sure to follow her @MsAmberChandler.

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.

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Amber Chandler is a National Board Certified middle school ELA teacher in Hamburg, New York with a Master’s Degree in Literature, as well as a School Building Leader certification. She is the 2018 Association for Middle Level Educators’ “Educator of the Year.” 

Amber has enjoyed a wide variety of teaching opportunities--from 6th grade remediation, to college courses, to education workshops on Differentiation, Danielson’s Domains, and Project Based Learning. No matter which level Amber is teaching, the goal is always the same: engage students to take charge of their own learning.

Amber’s blogs and articles have appeared in Middleweb, ShareMyLesson, Getting Smart, ASCD’s “Ideas From the Field,” Mom’s Rising, The EdVocate, AMLE magazine, as well as New York Teacher. She has served as a co-moderator for #WhatIsSchool education chat, as well as initiating the first #NYEdVoice Twitter chat as a New York Educator’s Voice Fellow. Amber has appeared as a guest on BAM! Radio Network to discuss the benefits of Project Based Learning, as well as webcasts for AMLE on the importance of teaching speaking and listening skills, and how to use artifacts to improve teacher evaluation in APPRs.

Amber was chosen from a nationwide search as one of a handful of panelist for Fordham’s “Evaluating the Content and Quality of Next Generation Assessments” to evaluate how state assessments compare in their ability to assess Common Core Standards. She’s also served as a School Review Team member, offering her observations and expertise, particularly in the area of Project Based Learning.

Amber is an active AFT member as a ShareMyLesson Ambassador and participant in the Resource and Materials Development at the Summer Educators Academy. Amber also is a featured contributor for the AFT blog, “Classroom Voices.” She serves as the President for her local, Frontier Central Teachers Association.

To learn more about her work, check out Amber Chandler's website here.





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7 Reviews
Digital and Non-Digital Resources
The instructor gave a number of resources to make learning more fun and that address their social-emotional needs as well as the academic component. She uses her personal experience to humanize her information and I found her lesson engaging.
September 02, 2022
A discussion on our current use of technology.
Looking at how students and educators have increased our use of technology over the past two years. Amber Chandler then provides us with three 'unplugged' activities to help students interact with each other, device free!! Nice strategies.
Kathryn Fairbanks
March 31, 2022
Excellent Webinar
This was a great webinar! It brought some "balance" to my mind on "unplugging" more in my classroom.
Terrie Stanford
March 31, 2022
Excellent Examples of Low & High Tech Lesson Strategies
I enjoyed the practical examples this educator used in the classroom and I will use them all. This is a worthwhile workshop for anyone who teaches.
March 24, 2022
Awesome Webcast
This was a great webcast w/ great engaging activities! I haven't had an opportunity to use the resources presented, but I am anxious to prepare my future lesson plans for my students. Learning is definitely a lifelong skill.
Arnetta Hughes
March 23, 2022