September 2017 Agenda—Rockford, Illinois

Rockford, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • To Wifi: RLHS  Password: crusaders11
  • 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 Thursday, October 12th.
  • NID Conference – October 6th. A great place to promote TEC21 to your fellow teachers!
  • #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 

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.
Remind

Remind is a great way to keep in touch with parents and students without giving them your cell phone number.

Glide1

Glide allows you to send quick video messages to individuals or a group of people. Great for keeping up or checking in with friends or colleagues!

go noodle

GoNoodle is a great resource to use for rainy days and to take brain breaks within lessons!

esv

ESV Bible is a  free Bible app for Android, iPhone, and iPad.  The app works simply and compactly to give you the entire Bible on your device.

Safe share is a great resource to remove unwanted ads from YouTube videos. It also allows you to create a clip from a video.

Use this website to create your QR codes for the QR reader to scan. You can link to websites, text, or pictures.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers a free website of lessons and interactive activities for students in grades PreK-12. Explore this site to find lessons, mobile games, brain teasers, and more.

Explore all things science at this website! Lessons, tools, collections, afterschool ideas, and news for grades K-12. Seach by area of science, grade level, type of activity, videos, and materials for students or teachers.

ILA and NCTE website of all things literacy for students in grades K-12. Lesson plans and student interactives excellent for all writing and reading topics. Many activities can be done online, others download an app. Spend some time here and be amazed!

Online History resources including lessons, artifacts, and primary sources for students in grades K-12. Select by topic, grade, or era. Also provides cross-curricular connections for teaching.

Online geography lessons and resources including mapping, geostories, encyclopedia, current events, map library, and more.

Free online tutorials for grades K-12 in a variety of subjects including Math, Science, Computing, History, Art, Grammar, Economics, and more. Ready made videos students can watch and rewatch to learn.

Ideas for teaching the arts. Lesson plans, how-tos, standards for teachers, student activities, plus collections of art and media.

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.

BibleGateway allows biblical searching by passage, keyword, or topic in 53 English versions and over 60 other languages and audio versions. Select a Bible version based upon readability level.

ESV Readability (Grade Levels)

Bible Translation Reading Levels

Assess Reading Level in Word enabling readability statistics, running grammar check, see Flesch-Kincaid readability level by grade. PDF

Set a yearly goal for teaching code to K-12 students. Curriculum with lesson plans and course overview to teaching coding by grade level. Includes Teaching with Kodable and resources. Consider setting a goal and collaborating along with other schools.

Exploravision Science project competition. Since its inception in 1992, more than 375,000 students from across the United States and Canada have participated in Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision. It’s a fun and engaging program that can inspire a lifelong love of science, technology and innovation for students and teachers alike. Help meet new Science Standards. Grades K-12.

Read others and write your own versions of a variety of genres and receive feedback globally: anime, books, tv, cartoons, comics, games, plays, movies, and more. Explore what students are writing when they are empowered to share their work.

Practice skills in Math, LA, Science and Social Studies here for grades  Pre-K through 12. Option to have questions read to support learning. Try it out!

WriteAbout is a classroom writing community and publishing platform built by teachers. Explore the many prompts with text, image, and audio options. You can set up a classroom for grades K-12 and list the prompt idea or allow students to search for an idea. You can monitor student responses or allow students to post. Great writing site for all types of writing!

Choosito is a NSF funded search engine and digital library that provides high-quality, personalized resources. Filters the large number of options by reading level and subject. Also helps students refine their search terms with a related search button, and cites the website.

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

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