September 2017 Agenda—Grafton, Wisconsin

Grafton, Wisconsin

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • To Wifi:
  • How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there.
  • To each other – Grab a breakfast item! Meet your fellow TEC21 participants!
  • Shortly we will do our Three Truths and a Lie game you all filled out!

 Devotion

Announcements & Goals

Announcements

1. Restrooms? Water fountain?

2. What does the timeline of a typical workshop day look like?

    • Workshop Day Timeline
      • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Connecting with Teachers
        • Connecting with Wi-Fi & each other
        • Ice Breaker with group (in September)
        • Devotion
        • Announcements
        • Review–What have you done this past month?
        • What new/reoccurring problems/needs are you seeing for yourself this year?
      • 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
        • Topic(s)
        • Little or No Prep Tools/Resources
        • Digital Citizenship Integration
      • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
        • LUNCH (group decision)
      • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
        • Look at resources
        • Go deeper into understanding (peer-to-peer coaching)
        • One-on-one with teachers
        • Involve and help time (Guide by the Side)
        • Get networked, get social, be active
        • Complete the REFLECTION at 1:50 PM

3. This series of workshops will provide you the opportunity to grow in a fun, safe and supportive environment. How and what you decide to implement into your classroom is up to you–personalized learning at its best!

  • Program-specific– it’s what we as Facilitators deem as core components across the board.
  • Center-specific– it’s what the Facilitator deems as practical and relevant to their teachers based on their needs and wants.
  • In the TEC21 Workshop Program, how are short- and long-term goals defined?
    • SHORT-TERM – Some sort of technology integrating lesson or activity you want to do with your students THIS MONTH.
    • LONG-TERM – A major change in the way you teach or manage your classroom. “I want to do less of THAT and more of THIS.” It could include a blog, a wiki, a web site used for flipping your classroom, going paperless with Google Docs, using digital portfolios for student work, integrating project based learning using a specific tool or tools – there are many possibilities. Think of something you’ve seen or heard about that makes you “spark” and think, “Yeah! I want to do more of THAT!”

4. What is “Celebration Day”?

Concordia University Nebraska

5. Concordia University, Nebraska offers college credit opportunities (optional). The TEC21 Workshop Program fulfills the requirements for any of the following three options:

TEC21 is considered a second semester class–EDUC 513. To receive college credit, register online between December 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018.  

Your workshop facilitator will use the following rubric to assign a letter at the end of the program: TEC21 Grading Rubric.

6. Upcoming events:

  • The next workshop date is scheduled for (day of the week), (date).
  • Facilitators, please add any other local, regional or national events (i.e. local pd opportunities such as EdCamps, district fall conferences, LEA Convocation, etc. – all of which provide great opportunities for TEC21 teachers to connect outside of the workshops).
  • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.
Workshop #1 Goals
We look forward in this workshop to begin getting to know each other and taking a high-level look at the ministry of TEC21.

1. Discover TEC21’s vision and mission – what we do, how we do it and most importantly why we do it.

2. Connect to TEC21’s online Google+ community and begin to grow your professional learning network (PLN).

3. Gain an understanding of the TEC21 road map for the school year culminating in May with “Celebration Day”.

The TEC21 Vision & Mission

What are some ways TEC21 facilitators and teachers connect online to further build and strengthen their professional learning network?

Twitter: Follow @TEC21_LuthEd the facilitators and many other awesome educators who have embraced this powerful communication tool. Follow hashtags as well like #TEC21lcms & #LuthEd!

Google+

Google+: Engage with TEC21 Educators going all the way back to “Season 1″ to ask questions and share ideas to support one another (We’ll be taking a much closer look at his one today as this is how we provide support to you in-between the workshops!)

Facebook: Please “Like” the TEC21 Facebook Page to help us reach our goal of 1,000 likes!

Pinterest

Pinterest: Follow TEC21’s collaborative board and we’ll invite you to pin! If you don’t receive an invitation, be sure to let one of the facilitators know.

Instagram

Instagram: Follow TEC_21 so you can enjoy the fun pics taken at our workshop centers from year to year.

Google in Education

Google+ TEC21 Educators

1. Intro to the basics:

  • Create your own profile – be sure to upload a picture so people can put a face with your name. Also, set your notifications so you see when people share resources or ask questions looking to receive help with something :)
  • Create a circle & add a friend.

Helpful tips:

2. Introduction to existing Google+ communities:

  • A peek into the TEC21 Facilitators Community – a closed working space for our team of workshop facilitators–a powerful behind-the-scenes tool!

Helpful resources:

3. Get onboard the TEC21 Educators Google+ Community:

4. Add a button to your menu bar so you have QUICK & EASY access the TEC21 Educators community and our monthly agendas.

5. Classroom applications:

Google Forms

Make it, take it – Let’s create a Google Form!

  • Give it a title.
  • Build your form by adding different question types.
  • You might search a YouTube video, grab the url and insert video into the the form.
  • Spruce up the form by changing the default theme using one of Google’s featured theme’s or select customize to change font and color scheme and to insert an image for the background and/or header.

Additional resources:

Google Suite Apps & Chrome Extensions 

Adblock for YoutubeWorried about what kind of ad might pop up before showing your class a video?  Adblock for Youtube is an extension that runs in the background of your computer to eliminate the ads before the videos.

Tab Scissors will cut your tabs apart to split your screen.

Tab Glue will paste them back together.

Grammarly for Chrome

Grammarly will check your grammar and spelling on any document, social media post, and messages so you can communicate clearly.

EasyBib Bibliography

Automatically cite sources within Google Docs with EasyBib for Chrome.

Fidget Spinner

One that I will absolutely NOT be showing my junior high students, but it is silly that the world has come to this.

Classroom    Get Started with Google Classroom

Flubaroo_small_promo_440x280  Flubaroo

Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of Digital Citizenship need to be addressed using Google+ and Google Forms?

CommonSenseMedia

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

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

classkick
https://www.classkick.com/   Assign practice problems, help with handwriting, watch your students work and help them individually.

Doodlemaths
DoodleMaths
Our neighbors across the pond in the UK definitely have a winner with this app! DoodleMaths is an age-appropriate, interactive app for math fact supplementation. With a variety of activities that help promote math and even fine motor skills for the young ones, this app is sure to be fun for the kiddos, not to mention educational! Be sure to download the right app for your students’ age(s). (Grades PK+)

All platforms

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Geared toward early childhood learning, Reading Eggs offers several age-appropriate apps for enhancing early childhood instruction. Available on a number of different platforms, this app adds some fun and attention-getting activities to supplement your curriculum. Most have free versions. (Grades PK-1)

iOS, Android, Amazon

grammarly

An online grammar checking tool.  Every post, email, and document can be error free with this extension.

A digital library with thousands of FREE children’s books when you register as a teacher. Epic! makes it easy to search book types: picture, chapter, fact, comic, early, and read to me. (PreK – 6th)

Kindersite offers early childhood teachers a resource directory for games, stories, poems, and songs that little ones can play, listen to, and with which to interact. The website looks a bit outdated, but the links are valuable and the games and books are good quality for the youngsters! (Preschool – Grade 2)

OER Commons is a website devoted to the frugal teacher. With tons of open education resources (free) available by content area, topic, age level, or standard, this online tool grants access to lesson plans, activity ideas, and resources at no cost to you! (All grades)

Online interactives for students, offering concept maps, trading cards, timelines, and so much more. With easy directions and simple interfaces, ReadWriteThink is useful across grade levels and content areas! Available online or get the apps! (Kindergarten and up)

Simply click Edit, type in your students’ names, save, then share using the URL created. To create another spinner for small groups simply click New, then follow the same steps.

Ready to use lessons with videos, review questions, discussion, and digging deeper resources.

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

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

1. Identify one take-a-way from today’s workshop you want to apply in your classroom before we meet next time in October. It could be a tool, resource, teaching strategy or learning activity. Share your experience!

2. Post a comment, link, or student work to the TEC21’s online Google+ community.

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

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

@WendyKretsch

wkseven@charter.net

mrs.kretsch@gmail.com

school # 920-452-6882

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.