Evelyn McCulloch, i-Tech’s Director of Educational Technology, is speaking at the 2020 FCIS Annual Convention this November 4 – 6 for her fifth consecutive year. Historically an in-person event, all sessions will be held virtually through Zoom this year to maintain safety for attendees, speakers and the community.
McCulloch will co-present with Park Maitland School’s Andres Joubert on Friday morning in a session titled “Authentic Audiences in, out, and beyond the Classroom”. McCulloch and Joubert will share tips and tactics for improving student engagement through real world learning opportunities.
This is one of over 130 breakout sessions offered during the convention on a wide range of topics ranging from “Why a Social-Emotional Curriculum is Essential to Teaching the Whole Child” to “Fundraising in Uncertain Times” to “Repair and Maintenance of Devices in a Distance Learning Environment”. Keynote Speakers include Roger L. Martin, Professor Emeritus, Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto and Jill Ellis, Former Head Coach of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and All Time Winningest Coach in U.S. Soccer History.
“The FCIS Convention is always the highlight of my year,” says McCulloch. “Many of my lessons and projects were hatched from meeting with other teachers at the Convention and planning ways for our students to connect and work digitally across the state.”
Based in Tampa, the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) is an accrediting body for independent schools in Florida, representing over 73,000 students in 157 member schools. Educators and faculty from both Member and Non-Member schools that would like to attend the 2020 FCIS Annual Convention are encouraged to register by October 23.