Kayla_Delzer-web.jpg“Reimagining the Elementary Classroom and Technology in the 21st Century Tools and Apps” is the title of a workshop planned at Mayville State University Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Wednesday, Nov. 16. Kayla Delzer is the workshop presenter for the sessions that will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night in room 118 of Mayville State University’s education building. The workshop is designed for teachers of kindergarten through sixth grade, as well as pre-service Mayville State University students.

This workshop will include strategies for reimagining the elementary classroom which involve flexible seating, classroom design, and other classroom space ideas. The second session will include tools and apps that will change the way technology is used in the classroom.

Kayla Delzer holds a master’s degree in elementary education and is in the process of becoming national board certified. She is a third grade teacher with nine years of teaching experience. A technology champion in North Dakota, she is a columnist for Edsurge and a blogger for Edutopia. She is also the creator of her blog, Top Dog Teaching. In 2015, Kayla delivered her first TEDx Talk, “Reimagining Classrooms: Students as Leaders and Teachers as Learners.” An international speaker with Best Keynote Coalition, Delzer frequently travels internationally and around the United States as a featured and keynote speaker. She is highly sought after by educational and technology companies from around the world, for whom she previews and reviews their products, and for her work with classroom redesign and flexible seating, which has become the standard worldwide. Kayla sits on several educational company advisory boards, and works closely with Remind, Go Ennounce, GoNoodle, Amazon Education, Seesaw, and Creative Teaching Press, to name a few. She was also recently selected as North Dakota’s Lead Digital Innovator by PBS. Her first book for educators is based on best 21st century teaching practices for digital natives, due to be published in December of 2016. You can connect with Kayla at @topdogteaching, http://www.topdogteaching.com/p/doghouse-digs.htmland.

Continuing education credit is available for the Mayville State workshop. For more information about this or to register for the workshop, contact Donalee Strand at the Mayville Area Teacher Center, 701-788-4718 or donalee.strand.2@mayvillestate.edu