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Ignite "Unconference"

Ignite: Get Switched On to Technology is an “unconference” that puts the learner at the heart.

Ignite: Get Switched On to Technology

Individuals attending this year's Ignite will let their feet do the talking, attending sessions based on their own interests and needs. Sessions are fast-paced and showcase some of the newest classroom-ready technology tools. You’ll learn practical and current technologies taught by local College of Education technology experts as well as current-service PK-12 teachers.

Date:  October 30, 2021
Time:  8:30 a.m. - Noon
Where:  In-person; Ezell Center building at Lipscomb University; Nashville, TN
Cost:  This is a free professional learning opportunity, brought to you by the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning & Innovation and the Lipscomb University College of Education.

2021 THEME:  Come Together: A #TechIgnite Family Reunion!



Online registration is now open.  This is a free professional learning event.

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Featured at Ignite:

  • Several 30-minute breakout sessions and an idea sharing “smackdown” session
  • Door prizes
  • Networking with other educators


  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Registration and Light Snacks
  • 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.  Opening Session
  • 8:45 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.  Meet the Presenters
  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Breakout Sessions
  • 11:35 a.m. – Noon  "Smackdown" and Closing Session

Session Titles for 2021 Ignite Unconference:

To Be Announced.

Examples from prior conference (2020):

  • Teaching on Two Planes...Concurrently...While we Build Them
  • HyperDocs: Thriving in an Asynchronous World!
  • Inquiry-Based Learning: A Solution for In-Person, Virtual, and Hybrid Classrooms
  • Developing an Ecosystem of Support 
  • Effective Approaches in Designing a Virtual School Counseling Community
  • It’s Not Just an Expensive Pencil!!!
  • The 5 C’s to Fulfill Students’ Social and Emotional Needs in Online Learning
  • PowerPoint for Creation
  • Music and MIndfulness
  • Using VoiceThread Online
  • Microsoft Stream for Blended Learning
  • Nearpod: Differentiating and Data Collection all in one
  • Building Resilience in the COVID Era