October 2018 Agenda—Shawnee, Kansas

Shawnee, Kansas

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

Three — Two — One

Share 3 things we should know about you; 2 places you love to visit; 1 job you wish you had!

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 Devotion

The Cornerstone Devotions for Teachers is a great way to begin your day at school!  A wide variety of topics are available. Try them soon in your staff devotions!

http://devotions.thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2007/09/just-to-make-it-through-today.html

Announcements & Review

1. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, November 8.
  • PCWC for the Kansas District is October 14-16.  See you there!
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.
  • Greg Tang Reasoning, Rigor, and Results is November 15 in Olathe. Register at www.gregtangmath.com
Concordia University Nebraska

2. Concordia University-Nebraska has a heart for TEC21’s mission which is to invest in the lives of teachers serving in the Lutheran schools. This is why they have partnered with us in support of our efforts. Together, we have developed a special arrangement where you may receive three graduate credits for your participation in The TEC21 Workshop Program at a cost of $80/credit hour. Some teachers have used these credits toward attaining an endorsement (option #1) or an M.Ed. (options #2, #3, and #4). Additionally, many teachers have simply used their TEC21 experience as a means to help them meet their state’s recertification requirements (option #5). Listed below are the options your graduate credits can be used for should you choose to take advantage of this opportunity:

      1. Instructional Technology Leadership Endorsement (15 credit hours/5 courses)
      2. M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (36 credit hours/12 courses)
      3. M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with ESL/ELL Emphasis (36 credit hours/12 courses)
      4. M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction with Instructional Technology Leadership (36 credit hours/12 courses)
      5. Non-degree completion option (for recertification purposes)
Important to note:
      • Online Application deadline is Friday, October 19, 2018.
      • Credits are valid for a period of seven years should you decide to apply them toward an endorsement or degree option at a later time.
      • Have questions? Email Jodi Groeteke at Jodi.Groeteke@CUNE.edu or call her at 402.643.7144. She is the Director of Graduate Enrollment and is very helpful!
      • Your workshop facilitator will use the following rubric to assign a letter at the end of the program: TEC21 Grading Rubric.
Apply Today

3. Wow! Look at how many Lutheran school teachers are now a part of the TEC21 Educators community! Isn’t it awesome what technology can afford us to do? This is powerful and a game changer for Lutheran educators today. It’ll enable us to support one another in-between workshops this school year and for many years to come :-) #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd

Any “How to” questions regarding the Google+ community? How do I add a picture to my profile? How do I link a web page when I post? How do I manage my notifications?

TEC21 Educators G+ Community

4. Let’s take some time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences. What were some successes? Tell us about any challenges you faced?

Breakfast Bytes

Each month, we’re going to provide several relevant resources for you to digest in advance of our workshops as a means to get your creative juices flowing. They’ll be included in the pre-workshop emails you receive the week prior to each session. Our intent is that they help you to grow as a life-long learner and lead to practical applications for your teaching ministry. Enjoy!

 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1V2ouNKoakzIrXJhKrSNmuGMqOzyKUD52UzdUltevgFM/edit?usp=sharing

Goals

1. Discover the value of digital storytelling.

2. Explore digital storytelling tools and resources to use with your students.

3. Identify a tool or resource to share with another teacher at your school.

“The question that must be asked every day is, ‘What is BEST for this learner?'” ~ George Couros

Digital Storytelling

Literary Basis

“Digital storytelling has emerged as a fundamental, cross-curricular technique that provides structure for both sharing and understanding new information. It has become an essential way of providing information and enhancing education…by making abstract or conceptual content more understandable. In all disciplines, it offers more ways to engage students and enrich learning through the inclusion of digital media that represents, illustrates, and demonstrates. Digital storytelling brings together text, graphics, audio, and video around a chosen theme, often with a specific point of view. Bernard Robin observes that a digital story may be a personal tale, a depiction of a historical event, or simply a way to creatively impart information or provide instruction. In the classroom, they can also foster collaboration when students are able to work in groups, and enhance the student experience through a personal sense of accomplishment (Robin, 2006). The National Council of Teachers of English in 2003, challenged teachers to develop instructional strategies for students to master composing in nonprint media that could include any combination of visual art, motion (video and film), graphics, text, and sound—all of which are frequently written and read in nonlinear fashion (Porter, 2008, p. 11). Included was the process of digital storytelling, where information is conveyed in a way that is more engaging than plain text.”     Strategies for digital communication skills across disciplines: The importance of digital stories (Links to an external site.)

Common Core writing standards require writing and publishing using digital tools beginning already in Kindergarten and continuing through Grade 12.

With guidance and support from adults, explore and use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.6
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.6
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1V2ouNKoakzIrXJhKrSNmuGMqOzyKUD52UzdUltevgFM/edit?usp=sharing

Have you ever considered using a Paper Slide approach to review a concept?  Begin by placing students into small groups.  Each student is responsible for 1 piece of paper.  The student draws one part of the concept on his/her paper.  To present the lesson, each student will video record his/her paper using the chrome book camera feature!

Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when creating digital storytelling projects?

  • Internet Safety
  • Privacy & Security
  • Relationships & Communication
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Footprint & Reputation
  • Self-image & Identity
  • Information Literacy
  • Creative Credit & Copyright

“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think.”  ~ James Beattie

Little or No Prep Tools

Tiny Cards image
Tiny Cards by Duolingo is a wonderful way for students to review the parts of Luther’s Small Catechism flashcard style!
pear deck
Pear Deck is a Google Add-On that allows students to be engaged in your Google Slides presentation!  Of course it is FREE!
google slides
Google Slides empowers students to tell a story with a variety of presentation themes, embedded video, animations, and more. The new Explore tool in the lower right hand corner turns each slide into multiple options so each slide can be different. Allows for student collaboration to create, and sharing via a link to post in Google Classroom and beyond.  Present your slides using Pear Deck and you have an interactive lesson!

Prezi

Create your story using this presentation media. Prezi is really a “souped up” Google Slides.

Virginia Trekkers is a group of 4 guys who trek around Virginia to share information about the state!  Famous places include The Battle of Bull Run, Washington, DC, and Mount Vernon!  Accompanying worksheets for the podcasts can be found on Teachers Pay Teachers for about $1.00!

Google provides us with awesome maps, but the Tour Builder for Google Earth is amazing!  Your students can track where they have visited, and tell a story along the way!  Here’s my Tour!

The creative visual learning platform that every educator and student deserves. Try Glogster today!

Sometimes as teachers, we just need a good laugh!! Check out Gerry Brooks on YouTube!

https://classtechtips.com is published by Monica Burns, a leader in technology world for classrooms!  Her ideas are practical!  She even provides short webinars for PD purposes!  Sign up for her weekly newsletter!
https://studentreasures.com allows your students to make a book and actually publish it!!
Story Jumper allows students to create their own books online…complete with using their voice to narrate the story!
Ditch that Textbook by Matt Miller is a wonderful teaching and ed tech blog. In this blogpost, he explains how to use screencasting to create videos for your students in various capacities.
Epic allows teachers to access thousands of wonderful books for free!

Easy chrome app, and of course, free!

Screencastify is a Chrome extension that allows you to record your screen and audio easily. Get it from the Chrome store here.
Adobe Spark (formerly Adobe Voice) offers a professional looking product for as simple as it is to use. It provides free use pics to use in presentations and students can create a handful of different products. (Grade 2+, with instruction)

Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm

Project Development

Enjoy this gift of time and the support from one another!

Everyone’s got a :-) story to tell! What’s yours?

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TEC21 Challenges

1. Engage your students in a digital storytelling activity or project. Share your experience by posting for others to see!

2. Post a question, an answer, a resource, a picture of your students working on digital storytelling, or an example of student project to the TEC21 Educators Google+ community.

3. Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.

Reflection

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Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Lori Leonardi

913-426-2481

lleonardi@trinityatchison.org

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.