September 2017 Agenda—Perryville, Missouri

Perryville, Missouri

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

  • To Wifi: 
    • ILS Guest – Password: h2ow47n8
    • ILS Secure – Password: ILS*warrior


For reflection. . .
  • “Not cool, Robert Frost!” What path do we follow? The path to “awesome” or the path that’s easy?
    • James 1:2-3 – Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
  • “Are we on the same team?” We have more opportunity than ever before to “connect” with others, to work as a team? Are we taking advantage of it?
    • 1 Corinthians 12:26-27 – If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ and each one of you is a part of it.
  • “What will be your Space Jam?” What do we want our students to remember about us? What footprint will we leave?
    • 1 John 3:18 – Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and with truth.
  • “This is your time. This is my time. This our time!” How can we make each other better? How do we make the world better?
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:11 –  Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
2 Timothy 2:3 – For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions…
Ephesians 4:11-13 – So Christ gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and TEACHERS, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…

Announcements & Goals


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 Thursday, October 5.
  • Missouri Lutheran Church Workers Conference, November 15 -17. There are a few sessions about using technology in the classroom, especially Google apps. Be sure to check out the sectional listings!
  • #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+: 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: 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: 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 bookmark to your browser 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 
  • Classroom – An app that enhances the classroom setting by allowing teachers and students to create assignments, post questions and have discussions, as well as share announcements.
  • Sheets – An app that allows you to create simple spreadsheet databases.
  • Flubaroo – A browser add-on that helps grade Google Forms and report results to students! Check out the tutorial for complete information.

Digital Citizenship Integration

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


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

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

Google 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.

All platforms

Google Forms
Google Forms
Use Google Forms to create a unique way to receive feedback and monitor student achievement in the classroom. As an exit ticket, a classroom party survey, or even an assessment, Google Forms, simplifies classroom data. (Grade 2+)

All platforms

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

Quizizz is an interactive quiz site that increases student engagement and nurtures some friendly classroom competition when it comes to learning content. Set up as a timed quiz game, students are given questions and must choose the correct answer to earn points. The quizzes can be created by you or pieced together from other users. They can also be assigned and integrated into Google Classroom. (Grade 3+)

Wanna play? Test your knowledge with this random Trivia quiz! Enter game code: 558680

All platforms

Reading Eggs Apps
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

This website provides a database of online interactives geared toward supplemental learning. With a variety of content topics and age-appropriate activities, Interactive Sites for Education serves as a useful resource for elementary and middle level teachers.
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)
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)
National Geographic Education offers a number of supplemental activities, articles, lesson plans, and units to directly tie into your existing curriculum. It also offers games that students can play, reference materials, and an education blog to keep you up to date on a number of topics. A great resource for both student and teacher.
A database of thousands of free language arts resources. Everything is categorized by discipline as well as grade level. Searching for a printable supplement for your classroom? Looking for articles to develop your skills and knowledge? Need a reading award certificate? Check this site out!
Slick Write is a website where you will find a number of tools to help older students become better writers. Students can paste their writing directly in the program, and Slick Write will provide writing statistics galore. Also try the word associator tool and rhyming dictionary to supplement student vocabulary.
Website devoted to provide a safe place to watch YouTube or Vimeo videos. Create a free account, then simply paste the link of the video, click generate, select options, and submit.  A shareable link is provided.
An online resource hub that has free project ideas, tutorials and how-to’s, as well as downloadable templates for Google apps. This is an amazing resource for any teacher, but especially for Google teachers!
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)

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.


Dismiss at 2:00pm

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