September 2018 Agenda—La Mesa, California

La Mesa, California

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Connect

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • for WiFi go to:
  • Network: CLS Staff
    Password: !CLS!-1Timothy1:11-$cls$

 

 

 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
2) In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am. (John14:2-3)
3) And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God. 4) He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:3-4)

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!
      • Workshop facilitators 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 11).
      • SDCUE 2018 Tech Fair  November 3, 2018
      • #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+: 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: 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: 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

G Suite is a brand of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools (software and products developed by Google).  Some of these tools include:  GMail, Calendar, Hangouts, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawing and Sites.
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.
20 Practical Ways to Use Forms in a Class/School
80+ ways to use Google forms in class
Using Google Forms for Quizzes

Add-ons for Google Sheets, Docs, Slides, Forms, and Gmail 

Addons run inside Google Sheets, Docs, Slides, Forms, and Gmail and add further functionality to the product.  New add-ons are released monthly, so check often!  (There’s an add-on for that!)
Google Docs Add-Ons for Teachers

Chrome Extensions 

Chrome apps are enhanced shortcuts that optimize the website or app within the browser. Some require additional installation and set-up. These only work with the Chrome browser and the Chrome operating system.
Chrome extensions are small “software programs” that customize the browsing experience (within the Chrome browser). They give added features and abilities to customize your browser. These can be installed on Chrome in any operating system. Running too many extensions will slow things down so install them sparingly.
Both Chrome Apps and Chrome Extensions are found at the Chrome Web Store.
Chrome Web Store

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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.
wolfram alpha 2
Wolfram Alpha is a powerful search engine where students can find step by step math calculations, music, physics, words & linguistics, people & history and much more. Check it out!
Android App  ($2.99)       Apple App ($2.99)         Website
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

go noodle
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
Seesaw
Seesaw Student Driven Digital Portfolios. Empowers students to independently document their work by taking a picture of their work, telling about it using the microphone, or linking to a multimedia project they made. Parents can view. Helps organize for teachers.
epic
EPIC! Amazing Books for Kids The leading eBook library for kids 12 and under offering unlimited access to over 15,000 high-quality children’s books. Search by age, genre, read-to-me, topics, and more to select just the right book for each student in your class. Sign up for a free educator’s account today!
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.

 

Teachers get a free trial allowing five posts per student.
This website has a number of educational classroom management tools, as well as some high interest competitive educational games.
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.
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.
Free 2-12 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. Features Reading Skills and English/Spanish options. Daily AP news articles, critical thinking questions, Spanish articles, Tech articles.

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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