Stacey Roshan is passionate about discovering and bringing innovative tools into the classroom to create a safe learning environment for all students to find their voice andbuild confidence. Her work has been featured in major media outlets such as USA Today, The Washington Post, CNN and PBS Newshour. She has also been named Teacher of the Future by the National Association of Independent Schools. In addition to teaching high school students to love and understand math, Stacey works closely with faculty and staff to design tech-infused lessons aimed at providing the optimal learning environment for all students. She frequently speaks at conferences and is a consultant and teacher ambassador to a number of edtech companies.
How to Use Technology to Strengthen Relationships, Ease Anxiety, and Empower All Students with a Voice
This interactive session explores how teachers can leverage tech tools to engage and personalize the learning experience for all types of learners and shows how utilizing these tools can actually free up time for the teacher to create an environment where learning takes center stage.
By leveraging the right tools and rethinking traditional lesson design, technology can provide a safe learning space for all students — whether that individual is the shy, quiet-type who is never the first to raise her hand or the outgoing, verbal-type who is eager to chime in with a response. This session will showcase specific examples of several tech tools in action: Edpuzzle, Pear Deck and Flipgrid. When used thoughtfully, edtech can allow all students in the classroom a chance to actively participate in a format that is most comfortable for them and create an environment that allows their voices to be heard. This session will highlight how to embrace technology to create a forum that is conducive to all students.
Embracing Technology to Empower Every Voice & Check In with All Students
This interactive presentation explores how educators can leverage technology to create a safe learning environment where all students feel empowered to contribute to class discussion in a style and format that feels most comfortable to them. With the right tech tools, we can gain powerful insight into individual student needs and provide each learner with the resources they need to take ownership of their learning. Participants will learn how the flipped model has helped ease anxiety for my students and freed up time to create a classroom environment where peer-to-peer learning takes center stage. This session will highlight how simple web apps — like Flipgrid, Edpuzzle, Pear Deck, and Kami — can help teachers bring a deeper level of compassion to their teaching, create more time for one-on-one interaction, and quickly identify both full class & individual student needs. Participants will also walk away full of ideas for making the best use of a Wacom tablet for both instruction and to gain deeper insight into how students are working through problems in real-time.
Flipping the Classroom to Create Student-Centered Learning
In this session, I will share my personal evolution — from creating simple flipped classroom videos to truly shifting my class space to a student-driven environment. Participants will learn how I have used technology to identify the needs of each individual in the classroom to build trust and strong relationships.
The flipped classroom model, combined with the right tech tools, can create a highly interactive learning environment, individualized and customized for each student. This model puts the student in the driver seat, allowing them to control the pace and depth of their learning. What’s more, effective integration of these tools can bring compassion back into an otherwise overly stressed environment by freeing time for the teacher to provide individual support by observing students in the process of learning.
Using Edtech to Personalize Learning
When we hear the word “data” used in education, we too often jump to thinking about standardized tests and scores. But data is information; it provides rich insight into individual and class needs. Empowered with this information, teachers can customize and personalize the learning experience for each student.
In this session, participants will learn:
- How can teachers use technology to empower all voices and ideas?
- How can teachers create a safe space for each student to honestly respond and make mistakes?
- How can teachers engage each student in the room?
- How can teachers efficiently and effectively target class and individual student needs?
- How can teachers use technology to engage students in the process of reflection and revision?
Making Thinking Visible: Embracing Edtech to Give All Students an Equal Voice
This session will examine specific examples using Pear Deck, Flipgrid, and Sutori. Participants will learn how to create student-paced Pear Deck activities with embedded Flipgrid prompts to create exercises that allow students to reflect on how they are understanding the new information they are receiving.
Participants will be walked through an activity using Sutori asking students to look back on past work and document how it directly relates to their new knowledge. Reflection is key to learning, and this project provides students the opportunity to form a deeper understanding of connections between the chapters being studied. As with the Pear Deck activity, Flipgrid is infused into this activity to allow students the opportunity to talk out their thought process directly to their webcam.
Real-Time Collaboration & Personalized Feedback to Address All Learners Using Kami
In this session, we will focus on using Kami to open up opportunities for collaboration in a variety of subjects. This is powerful not only for group work but also as a way for teachers to see students working in real-time and provide instant feedback. Particularly when teaching in a remote learning setting, where looking over a student’s shoulder is not possible, Kami is a powerful solution in providing all learners the support they need, particularly when paired with a Wacom tablet.
Some topics of focus will include:
- Setting up a shared Kami document so that the teacher can best identify and address both individual and class needs.
- Using Kami for one-on-one support.
- Providing rich feedback on student work without having to pass files back and forth repeatedly.
- Creating a quick instructional video embedded within the Kami document — no external tools necessary.
Making Learning Active & Engaging for ALL Learners with Pear Deck
Technology can allow us to create safe learning environments for all students to find their voice and build their confidence. In this session, we will explore how to use Pear Deck to:
- Actively engage all learners in class discussion, whether face-to-face or remote
- Give all students (including the introverts & those who need time to process) the opportunity to share their voice
- Foster a peer-to-peer learning culture
- Encourage students to see mistakes as part of the learning process.
- Quickly get a sense of individual student needs
Checking In with All Students Using Flipgrid
This session will focus on using Flipgrid to address:
- How can teachers give all learners a forum to privately check in on a regular basis?
- How can teachers provide a platform for students to verbalize their understandings?
- How can teachers foster a peer-to-peer learning culture even in a remote learning setting?
- How can teachers create an environment that allows all learners’ voices to be heard in a format that is most comfortable for them?
Shifting Educator and School Culture to Inspire Active Participation
This session will focus on infusing best practices in teaching and learning into meeting culture — whether that be full faculty meetings, department meetings, or administrative meetings.
In this session, participants will learn how to drive this culture-shift to get faculty buy-in and how to strategically choose tech tools that model the teaching we hope to see in the classroom. If we want teachers to create engaging, active lessons, it is our responsibility to model that change. This session is meant to inspire this transformation and give participants concrete examples to take back to their schools.
Featured Keynotes & Presentations
- Keynote Speaker: 2022 National Chinese Language Conference, “Tech with Heart: Embracing Technology to Empower Every Voice”, 4/2022
- Keynote Speaker: Keynote Speaker: Delaware DOE, “Tech with Heart: Easing Anxiety and Empowering Social-Emotional Learning & Student Voice”, 4/2022
- Learning & the Brain Conference, “Using Technology with a Heart”, 11/2020
- Featured Speaker: Conversation About Mental Health & Wellness, “Making Space for Every Student”, 3/2021 (⏯ recording)
- Featured Speaker: Kami Connect, “Real-time collaboration to address all learners using Kami”, 3/2021 (⏯ recording)
- Thought Leader: IDEAcon + TCEA 2021, “Tech with Heart: Empowering Every Voice”, 2/2021
- Keynote: AIMS Tech & Library Retreat, “How to Use Technology to Strengthen Relationships, Ease Anxiety, and Empower All Students with a Voice”, 11/2019
- NAIS Annual Conference, “Tech With Heart: Using Technology to Bring Compassion Back Into the Classroom”, 2/2020
- ISTE Conference, “Shifting Your Meeting Culture: Making Your Meetings More Engaging and Active,” Co-presented with Bobby Pollicino, 6/2019
- CUE Annual Conference, “Embracing Technology to Check-In with All Students and Empower Their Voices”, 3/2021
- Wacom Connected Ink, “Collaborative, Connected, & Paperless Learning”, 11/2020 & 11/2021 (⏯ recording)
- FETC, “Leveraging Technology to Build Strong Relationships in Online Teaching”, 1/2018
- AP Annual Conference, “Reducing Student Anxiety While Increasing Student Performance and Satisfaction Using the Flipped Classroom Model in AP Calculus AB”, 7/2014
- TEDActive Conference, “TED-ED initiative”, 2/2011