September 2018 Agenda—Norfolk, Nebraska

Norfolk, Nebraska

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Connect

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • To WiFi: Connect to the wifi network called “mobile” and use the password “summer18″.
  • How to get to today’s agenda: You got it! Time to rock this thing.
  • To each other – Grab a breakfast item! Meet your fellow TEC21 participants! Add a prayer request to our Padlet below.
  • Shortly we will do our Three Truths and a Lie game you filled out. If you didn’t send in your statements before today please add them to the presentation.

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✝ Devotion

I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Philippians 3:14

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 fountains? Restrooms? Fire Exits? Severe Weather?

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
          • Show and Tell–What have you and your students 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:

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

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Google Drive allows users to store files in the cloud, synchronize files across devices, and share files.

google docs

Google Docs is a free Web-based application in which documents can be created, edited and stored online. Files can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection and a full-featured Web browser. … Google Docs is compatible with most presentation software and word processor applications.

Google Sheets

Google Sheets is a Web-based application that allows users to create, update and modify spreadsheets and share the data live online.

google slides

Google Slides lets you collaborate with others creating slides in real time. You can insert text boxes, images, videos, shapes, arrows, equations, and callouts. … You can rearrange slides, change presentation styles, and add speaker notes.

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

Make life a little breezier with Add-ons for Google products.  But first, let’s look at the difference between Add-ons and Extensions.

Chrome Extensions

Let’s take some time to talk about Chrome extensions.  First off, what are they?  If you’re not familiar, that’s good, because that is why you are here.  Now let’s collaborate.  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?

LIST OF “TECHNOLOGY PARENTING” CONCEPTS

  1. NO bedroom tech
    • No choices here
  2. Tech Parking Spot
    • Is there a spot where all tech gets parked each night?
  3. Tech Off Time
    • What time does tech get turned off for the day?
  4. Unlimited Parent Access to Tech
    • Anytime – no questions asked.
  5. Do tech together
    • Grow together with tech and have fun while learning
  6. Social Media Connection
    • Connect with your kids socially – both in person and online.
  7. Passwords are Shared
    • Your kids should share ALL of their passwords with you
  8. Follow your own rules.
    • Be an example and reconnect with your family.

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.
lor-google-classroom-logo

Google Classroom now allows you to create your own classes online. Post links to teaching materials, allow students to post links to created materials, go paperless. Also ideas for using Google Classroom outside the Classroom.

seesaw
Seesaw 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
Pixlr_Icon

Pixlr is my go to web program for graphic design.

inventioneers

Inventioneers is an excellent physics puzzler that emphasizes engineering practices. Fun and challenging for all ages!

Screencastify is a Chrome extension that allows you to record your screen and audio easily. Get it from the Chrome store here.
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.
TeachEngineering is a searchable, web-based digital library collection comprised of standards-based engineering curricula for use by K-12 educators to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design in K-12 settings.

Use the PhET Interactive Simulations from the University of Colorado Boulder creates for free interactive math and science simulations.

Increase productivity by sticking to the Pomodoro technique.  Proven to increase productivity and can be used for homework as well.  Download the extension.

Tired of the boring popsicle sticks when picking students to read and answer questions? Random Name Picker uses a spinner to pick students. Fun and engaging! Just another great tool from Classtools.net.

Piccassohead is a digital tool that allows users to create their own masterpieces using famous features drawn by Picasso
Epic! is 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)
Bookopolis is a place for kids to express themselves as readers. They can proudly share what books they love, what books they’re reading right now, and engage with friends about books. They are also learning good “digital citizenship skills” and how to be safe online. As parents ourselves, the safety of kids online is our number one priority.
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.
TypingClub is typing made fun as students earn badges and complete levels for rewards.  Free version with class setup.

A beautiful look at some of our national treasures!

The Bridge Designer will provide you with a realistic introduction to engineering through an authentic, hands-on design experience. This software provides you with the tools to model, test, and optimize a steel highway bridge, based on realistic specifications, constraints, and performance criteria.

MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.
Trello is the easy, free, flexible, and visual way to manage your projects and organize anything, trusted by millions of people from all over the world.

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

Brett Meyer

brett.meyer@trinityfremont.org

G+ is the same as above.

Twitter: @brettmeyer

Facebook: facebook.com/tlsfremont

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.