Professional Learning for International Educators

The Connected Classroom

Luxembourg - 11th and 12th November, 2017, 8:30am - 3:00pm Target Audience: K-12 Educators

The world needs people who create things. How many times have you heard this? The world belongs to creators, to those that know how to solve problems and create solutions.

Teaching in a connected classroom is more than about teaching with the Internet or with computers. It is about unleashing the power of creativity in students today. There are many ways to create things, and creating things is half the process. The other half is sharing your creations with a real audience that cares, an audience that can give you feedback on your creation and help you improve it. Whether your creation is a piece of writing, a painting, a recipe or a video, there is a place for students to share their creations with an audience that goes beyond the classroom. That is the true power of the connected classroom and will be the focus of this two-day workshop; learning how a connected classroom can engage your students.


  • Participants will understand how teaching search skills to students changes the questions we ask in the classroom.
  • Participants will learn to utilize videos, images, and media to engage students and think differently about projects.
  • Participants will explore a host of connected tools that turn students into creators not just consumers.
  • Participants will learn how blogs used as e-portfolios can be a powerful learning and reflection tool across the grade levels.

Day One: The foundations of the connected classroom

8:30 – 9:30 – Welcome and setting up our connected classroom

9:30 – 10:30 – The critical skill of structured search skills (Blog reflection)

10:30 – 10:45 – Break

10:45 – 12:00 – Putting our search skills to work (Blog reflection)

12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 – The importance of visual literacy

1:15 – 2:00 – Copyright vs Creative Commons (Blog reflection)

2:00 – 3:00 – Creating visual literacy products with students

Day Two: Putting it all together

8:30 – 9:00 – Reflecting on Day One

9:00 – 12:00 – Exploring creative tools (Blog Reflection)

12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 – Your blogging journey

1:15 – 2:00 – The power of blogging with students

2:00 – 3:00 – Becoming a connected educator

Jeff Utecht

Jeff Utecht is an educational technology consultant, educator and author. He holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Technology as well as his administrative certification through Washington State. He was the recipient of a Bill and Melinda Gates Grant called the Technology Leadership Program. This marked the beginning of his journey with technology and learning.

Jeff began sharing his passion for learning via his blog The Thinking Stick. In 2007, he was invited to create an innovative conference focusing on learning and technology; the Learning 2.0 Conference was initiated. He also began consulting with East Asia Regional Council of Schools. Continuing to share his vision, Jeff provided regular articles and blog posts for Tech&Learning publications, authored chapters in numerous books, worked as the educational consultant for a wiki company, and began speaking at schools and educational events around the globe. In 2010 Jeff was invited to present at the first TEDx conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

Jeff’s online presence continues to grow, his blog reaches over 10,000 subscribers and his Twitter account has over 13,000 followers, he fully embraces the power of connections. Jeff published his first book for educators titled Reach in June of 2010. It is Jeff’s belief in learning and future generations that continues to drive his passion. To learn more about Jeff Utecht, visit his website.

Workshop Fees

  • 2-day workshop with Jeff Utecht – €600 per participant – Registration closes 27th of October 2017.
  • Group Discount Rate (5+ participants) – €550 per participant – Registration closes 27th of October 2017.
  • Early Bird discount on sale until 31st of August 2017 – €550 per participant.
  • Late Registration Processing Fee applies from 28th October 2017 – €50 per participant.

You may register online and make a payment by credit card or request an invoice online.

The workshop fee includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Important Booking Information

This workshop is confirmed – you may book your travel and accommodation once you have completed registration.

We do not refund fees, however you may send a different participant from your school in your place if necessary. If this occurs please email workshop organisers to inform them (

Professional Learning International reserves the right to cancel the workshop in the event of any unforeseen circumstances. Professional Learning International will not be responsible for any expenses relating to your travel if the workshop is rescheduled or cancelled, please be sure to take out travel insurance. In the event of rescheduling or cancellation Professional Learning International will issue a refund of the workshop fee.

Luxembourg - 11th & 12th November

ISL logo smallThe workshops will be held at The International School of Luxembourg, 36, boulevard Pierre Dupong, L-1430 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Please note that the postal address, 36 boulevard Pierre Dupong, does not actually correspond to the geographic location. From the pinpointed location on the Google Map or any navigational system map, head south to the end of boulevard Pierre Dupong. Turn right, and bear right around the circular glass Forum building in order to enter the unnamed slip road onto the campus. Continue to the end of the slip road where you will arrive at our main building.

Please be advised parking is not available on campus, parking is available at the Fischer Parking Bouillon directly across the road from the school. Please see diagram below for further details. (image from Red arrows indicate possible driving directions, the yellow arrows indicate walking from the parking complex.

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From Luxembourg Airport

Take the E25 direction Brussels/Arlon
Continue on the autoroute to the Croix de Cessange
At the Croix de Cessange
Exit at Luxembourg-Hollerich to A4
Keep left, take the underpass, then turn left at the second traffic light (Merl-Belair). At the first traffic light, cross the A4 access road and make a sharp left onto the slip road which provides access to the campus. Turn right at the next traffic light and follow the small road past Lycée Aline Mayrisch to our parking lot at the end.

For further driving instructions from various European locations, please click here.

Recommended hotels:

Both Hotel Pac Belle Vue and Hotel Parc Belair are approximately a 20 minute walk to The International School of Luxembourg.

Hotel Parc Belle Vue


Hotel Parc Belair

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