September 2017 Agenda—La Mesa, California

La Mesa, California

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
Digitally:  Connect to wifi

Network: CLS Staff

Password: !CLS!-1Timothy1:11-$cls$

  • How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there.

Socially: Meet your fellow TEC21 participants!

  • Shortly we will do our Three Truths and a Lie game you all filled out!

Spiritually:  Shortly we will have a devotion. Please use the following padlet and add any prayer requests you would to include in the morning’s prayers.

Made with Padlet

Made with Padlet

 Devotion

As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.  Matthew 9:9

 

 

 

 

Three Truths and a Lie

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
        • Devotion
        • Ice Breaker with group (in September)
        • 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 Thursday, October 12.
  • SDCUE will be held Saturday, November 4. Consider attending. It is awesome!
  • #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 

Voice-Typing

Google Classroom

You Tube Kids

Google Earth

Grammarly

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
  • Self-image & Identity
  • Information Literacy
  • Creative Credit & Copyright

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

Hangouts
Google Hangouts affords you the opportunity to connect with others online. Arrange for a time to meet online with other teachers, other classrooms, facilitators or other professionals.
Vocaroo

Vocaroo is a quick and easy way to share voice messages over the interwebs. Use the QR code to attach to classwork. See tutorial here.  (All levels)

Web based, will not work on tablets.

safeshare

SafeShare.tv removes advertisements and other unwanted distractions such as annotation, so that they can be viewed safely without the hassle of first having to download and convert videos with YouTube Downloader. Simply copy/paste the URL of the YouTube or Vimeo video into SafeShare.tv. This will generate a SafeView containing only the video and some basic controls to control the start/end position.  (All levels)

All Platforms

Gonoodle

Gonoodle is a site for getting students up and active with song and movement. Great for when the students have been in their seats for awhile and need to release some energy.  (PreK -4??)

All platforms

Doodlemaths

Doodle maths is both a web based and app program to teach math concepts. The free version allows students to acquire a maximum of 15 stars a day. The site was developed in the U.K. and so their is some British vernacular to decipher.  (PreK +)

All platforms

Choosito is an NSF funded student search engine and digital library that provides high quality, personalized resources. Basic subscription is free.

WriteAbout is a  publishing platform built by teachers. Thousands of visual writing ideas to help engage students across all genres and purposes! Great writing site for all types of writing! The basic program allows 5 posts/student.

National Geographic Education offers instructional materials featuring National Geographic content, blogs, newsletters, reference materials and much more. This website is of the quality one would expect from National Geographic.

Free K-12 news source for schools. Lexile leveled articles can be read at a variety of reading levels with the touch of a button so all students can read the same information at a level they can understand. Daily AP news articles, critical thinking questions, Spanish articles, Tech articles.

Smithsonian’s History Explorer was developed by the National Museum of American History. It offers hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history. The site is designed for use by K-12 teachers and students.

Reading Bear, a project of WatchKnowLearn.org, is the first free program online to teach beginning readers vocabulary and concepts

ArtsEdge is a free on-line digital resource teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts.

Epic! is a digital library for kids 12 & under. Access 25,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more. It is free when you register as a teacher.

This educational blog by Richard Byrne is my favorite goto when researching a specific topic You can use his search box to search either Google or better yet, his blog. Mr. Byrne researches and provides tutorial videos on a plethora of technology topics.

This website has a number of educational classroom management tools, as well as some high interest competitive educational games.

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

e-mail:  ddwetjen@gmail.com
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Twitter:  @dwetjen
phone:   619-254-9659  (cell )

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