September 2018 Agenda—Decatur, Illinois

Decatur, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Connect

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • To WiFi: LSA-Guest password: RoaringLion2
  • 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 an ice breaker activity to begin to get to know one another!

 Devotion

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Matthew 8:23-27

Goals

We look forward in Workshop #1 to begin getting to know each other and taking a high-level look at the TEC21 ministry.

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

2. Boost your professional learning network by connecting to the TEC21 Educators Google+ community.

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

4. Explore and discover Google educational applications for the classroom. We’ll learn best practices from each other by sharing how we use some of these resourceful tools in our classrooms.

Announcements

1. Water fountain? Restrooms?

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
          • Trending in Tech Ed
          • 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
          • Make it, take it, use it
          • 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 with one another here and in other cohorts around the country (Google Hangouts, Skype, etc.)
          • 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 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 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, and requires a $50 Application Fee, the Request for Official Transcripts, the Letter of Intent, and a Resume at the time of application (CUNE waives ALL these items for #5-the non-degree completion option.)
      • Credits are valid for a period of seven years should you decide to apply your 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 402.327.6530. 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 Here

6. Upcoming events:

      • The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018.
      • IETC 2018 is November 14-16 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, IL
      • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00CST throughout the school year.

Trending in Tech Ed

The TEC21 Workshop Program
Here 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 educators who have embraced this powerful communication tool. Follow and use these hashtags #TEC21lcms & #LuthEd when tweeting!

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 outside of our face-to-face sessions!)

Facebook: Please help us get the word out to as many teachers as possible about the TEC21 Workshop Program by “Liking” us on the TEC21 Facebook Page!

Pinterest

Pinterest: Follow TEC21’s collaborative board and we’ll invite you to pin along with hundreds of other teaches on the shared board! If you don’t receive an invitation, be sure to let one of the facilitators know so we can add you as a collaborator.

Instagram

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

Breakfast Bytes

1. What is the TPACK Model? TPACK Framework combines teacher knowledge of Content, Pedagogy, and Technology to design innovative learning for students.

2. ISTE Standards for Students ebook

3. ISTE Standards for Educators

4. Global Read Aloud begins October 1, 2018

TEC21 Educators Google+ Community

Google+ TEC21 Educators

1. Introduction to Google+ communities:

      • TEC21 Facilitators use Google+ to share ideas, plan, and support one another so we can effectively implement our program. A closed working space for our team, this online platform is a powerful behind-the-scenes tool that enables us to collaborate and network with each other from all over the world!

2. 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 :)

3. Get onboard the TEC21 Educators Google+ Community:

      • Why join? To connect, share, inspire, grow, and support one another. Google+ affords us the ability to extend our learning and support beyond our face-to-face workshop time. Check your email and accept the invitation to join!
      • Share a favorite website or app by making a post (Don’t forget to share the link!)

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

Theory and Standards that Ground TEC21

Google Apps for Education (GAFE)

G Suite
Google Drive Create or access your Google Documents, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Folders from anywhere. Especially check out the Tool Explore in Google Documents to search and cite directly in the document and Voice Writing. Add ons: Bible Verse, MindMeister, ProWriting Aid, Translate.
Chrome Extensions 
Let’s Collaborate! Take a minute to add an idea to the Padlet board. What is your favorite Google Add-On or Extension? Simply click on the + in the lower right corner, enter your name on the top line, then insert a Google tool you love to use!

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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

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.
dojo

ClassDojo is an online classroom-management platform that helps teachers record and track their students’ behaviors in real time while also giving students instant feedback. Much of this happens publicly through the use of a visual tracker, often displayed to the class on a screen or interactive whiteboard. Teachers can keep some information private depending on how they choose to set things up. The platform is designed to help individual students, as well as entire classes, identify areas for improved behavior and set related goals. (Free, K – 6)

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Haiku Deck Presentation and slide show app/website. Amazing search feature for free images. Also create easy clear charts and graphs to demonstrate learning.

seesaw

Seeaw is an amazing digital portfolio that allows students on all devices demonstrate their learning through pictures, videos and drawings. Seesaw works on all devices and even connects with Google Drive. For grades K-12. Also check out Seesaw Ideas to gain ideas in how to use Seesaw.

Glide

Glide. The fastest live video messenger app on the planet. It combines the convenience of texting with the expressiveness of video chat. Now you and your friends/family can share real moments as they happen, and enjoy quality facetime.

A curriculum or simply a resource for teachers to use with students to encourage proper and accurate technology use

Timers, charts, name generators, etc…

Assign practice problems, help with handwriting, watch your students work and help them individually.

Flipgrid allows teachers to set up a site (“grid”) and pose a question via video for students or others to answer, also via video. Users respond to the initial question, with their responses becoming part of a threaded video conversation. You can create one free, then need to delete it before creating a new one.

Tutorial videos about any subject you can imagine. You can also take quizzes and test your knowledge.

A fun website where you draw pictures that the computer has to guess. For all ages-just for fun! Practice using the mouse or drawing pad.

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)

Online permission slips — send to principal for approval, parents can sign and pay online.

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)

Rubistar is an easy to use website where you can either create your own rubrics using templates or select one of many pre-made rubrics to borrow. You can use rubistar without setting up an account to create a quick rubric and print. If you want to save the rubric, go ahead and create an account.

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

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

1. Implement something you’re taking away from today’s session (i.e. a student-created project, a resource, a tool, an instructional strategy, an organizational practice, etc.). It can be learner-centered, teacher-centered or a combination of both. Come ready to share your experience when we meet again in October!

2. Make your first post to the TEC21 Educators Google+ community. As a result, we will connect, share, inspire, grow, and support one another making our Lutheran schools thrive!

3. Again, with the words connect, share, inspire, grow, and support in mind, identify one person on your faculty and be a resource to them between now and October’s session.

Reflection

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Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Morgan Grillot

314-852-1879

mgrillot@tec21connect.com

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Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.