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Choose your learning format at ISTE19

May 27, 2019
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As an educator, you’re accustomed to offering students differentiated learning opportunities. At ISTE19, you’ll find numerous formats and session types to match your learning preferences.

There are sessions for hands-on learners, for those seeking inspiration, for those who appreciate an informative traditional lecture and for those who like their learning to be fast paced.

Here’s a rundown of the various learning formats on tap in Philadelphia:

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Explore new resources and develop skills doing hands-on activities using your own device. BYOD sessions are included in conference registration but require preregistration.

BYODex: Create something new during extended 90-minute BYOD session focused on exploring new resources or developing new skills through hands-on activities using your own device. BYODex sessions are included in the conference registration but require preregistration.  

Ignites: Enjoy fast-paced, five-minute talks where presenters tell their story in 20 slides.

Interactive lecture: Listen to the lecture and then participate in hands-on activities using your own device.

Featured speakers: Hear inspiring stories from bold thought leaders in the field of education and beyond who ignite passion for connected learning.

Learning academy: Immerse yourself in full-day learning opportunities that include a series of hands-on, curriculum-integrated, project-based sessions on a popular topic. Preregistration and additional fees are required.

Learning stage: Meet ISTE book authors, engage with ISTE Certified Educators, learn about ISTE U, get up to speed on critical edtech topics like AI and the learning sciences, and hear about the NASA STEM Innovation Lab. 

Lecture: Listen to one or more presenters deliver a traditional lecture.

Meeting: Meet in a formal, public or private gathering with a structured purpose or agenda.

Multi-presentation: Listen as several presenters deliver a round-robin series of fast-paced perspectives on a common topic or theme.

Off-site special event: Enjoy a range of free and paid events, including visits to the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Franklin Institute, as well as food tours and photo walks. 

Panel: Hear two or more experts discuss a specific topic.

Playground: Experiment with interactive technologies that enhance creativity and learning.

Poster: Browse a showcase of projects in a multi-booth environment where you can engage with presenters one-on-one or in small groups.

Research paper: Listen to the findings of two or three research papers and discuss them in a roundtable format.

Social event: Network with attendees at hosted and no-host events sponsored by ISTE, an ISTE Professional Learning Network, ISTE19 sponsor or affiliate partner.

Snapshot: Listen to two half-hour presentations focused on a particular solution, tool or resource combined into one hour-long lecture session.

Sponsor activity: Watch demonstrations and activities hosted by ISTE conference sponsors.

Workshop: Participate in in-depth hands-on sessions that explore a topic in a smaller-group setting.