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Create a Bitmoji Classroom

Thursday, August 20, 2020
Location: Virtual, using Zoom
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST

A program for educators and administrators

About This Session

pictured, left to right: Pamela Penna, The Park School, Kate Reardon, Dedham Country Day School, Elizabeth Grumbach, Moses Brown School, Christine Holden, Dedham Country Day School

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Educators are challenged to be child-centered in virtual or hybrid ways regardless of a school's decision about reopening campus. Orientations, back to school talks, building classroom community, and connecting with students and families will unavoidably be more physically distant this year. This doesn't mean, however, these interactions have to be emotionally distant. Enter the Bitmoji Classroom.

We’ve all used Bitmojis to express our feelings or send birthday wishes to friends. Now we have an opportunity to build virtual Bitmoji classrooms for the 2020-21 school year. If you’ll be teaching virtually at any point, or connecting virtually in smaller groups, and you're seeking ways to increase connection and engagement with students and families, this session is for you!

The interactive elements of Bitmoji classrooms provide community members with the opportunity to click through to see assignments, documents, hear a read aloud, watch videos, and more!

As a participant in this program you'll:

  • Create your own personal Bitmoji -- in advance of this session, if you're able.
  • Create your own Bitmoji classroom, available to you to develop further throughout the school year.
    • Discuss ideas about which features to include, how to build them out, and where to link them to create the best experiences for students and families
    • Explore Bitmoji classroom best practices to help build community, foster engagement with assignments, and inspire learning opportunities

This program will include takeaway resources and a recording.

Registration Options

Virtual Format Rates:

To order this workshop for asynchronous learning:

Please use this form. In advance of completing the form, please prepare a spreadsheet you will attach as part of your submission. It should list each person who will be asynchronously participating. Columns: First Name, Last Name, Title (Role), School Name, Email Address. AISNE will invoice you and deliver the assets to your participants upon receipt of your payment.

Virtual Format Rates:

  • Member Schools: $39 per person, or $29 per person for 3+ participants*
  • Non-Member Schools: $59 per person, or $49 per person for 3+ participants*

*To utilize our Group Savings Rates, please designate one person from your school to register all participants at the same time. If you have a question about this, please contact Betsy O'Brien, Manager, Program & Communications, AISNE

Meet Our Speakers

Pamela Penna
Pamela is the Director of Instructional Practice at The Park School in Brookline, MA. She supports and coaches teachers in the practices of instruction and assessment. Pamela has presented on coaching at AISNE, consulted with schools throughout Massachusetts on a variety of topics including assessment, differentiated instruction, and learning communities, doing this both independently and through Teachers21, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the professional practice of pre-K through grade 12 educators and to creating supportive schools where students and adults are able to learn, grow and achieve.

Learn more about Pamela here.

Kate Reardon
Kate is the Director of Academic Technology at Dedham Country Day School in Dedham, MA. She has published and hosted workshops across the country on topics related to best practices for integration of education technology, digital citizenship and social emotional learning, and school-family partnerships. Kate believes it is important to give back to the community and works with non-profit institutions to improve educational programming, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the New England Aquarium. She and her 8-year-old daughter also volunteer within the DIY artificial pancreas community and support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s efforts in leveraging technology to improve health and well-being. Kate received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics & Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross, and her Juris Doctor degree in Comparative & International Business Law from the Catholic University of America.

Learn more about Kate here.

Elizabeth Grumbach
Elizabeth is a Lower School Science Teacher at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI.

Learn more about Elizabeth here.

Christine Holden
Christine is a Second Grade Teacher at Dedham Country Day School in Dedham, MA.

Learn more about Christine here