September 2018 Agenda—Orange, California

Orange, California

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Connect

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • To WiFi: “Guest” Password: tec21
  • 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

Who Am I?  Your Identity in Christ:

Wide, Restored, Child of God, Chosen, New Creation, Holy and Blameless, Masterpiece, Loved, Made Complete

Using Bible Gateway find a verse that relates to one of the above words.

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 is in the Faculty Lounge. Restrooms are directly across the way from the STEM lab.

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 11th.
      • LEC Conference in Palm Springs from November 18th-21st.
      • #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 DocumentsSheetsSlidesForms, and Folders from anywhere. Especially check out the Tool Explore in Google Documents to search and cite directly in the document (video below) and Voice Typing. Add ons: Daily Bible Verse, MindMeister (helps create mind maps), ProWriting Aid (helps you edit), and Google Translate.

Google Training Center:  Bootcamp for all things having to do with the Google Suite.

Ditch that Textbook-Google add ons for Google Classroom with easy to follow links.

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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.
  • Check out my form to help us choose our lunch spot: Lunch Feedback Google Form
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.
flipgrid

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.

seesaw

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.

inventioneers

Inventioneers:  Excellent physics puzzler that emphasizes engineering practices.  Fun and challenging for all ages!

Doodle Dandy

Doodle Dandy:  Create elegant eye-catching artwork – no talent required.

Newsela is a website dedicated to news and informational text for a wide range of grade levels. Teachers can select one of several reading levels for each article and can also use pre-made quizzes on the material. Articles are continually updated to reflect current news.

This You Tube Channel houses hundreds of short videos demonstrating the best apps. Explore by content area, ELL, Early Childhood, Classroom Examples, and more. See each app demonstrated for use in the classroom.

Developed by Stanford University to inspire students to have an open and creative mathematics mindset.  There are free lessons, videos, challenged, and training.  Their videos are an awesome way to introduce the growth mindset to your students.

Provides educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction. Topics include venn diagrams, timelines, poetry, etc.

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

Provides students and teachers with primary and secondary history resources and lessons that include artifacts, documents, media and books.  Easy to to use and search.

Need a brain/movement break for your students?  Sign into this website for fun, short activities to get your class moving.

Templates to use instead of Google Presentation’s typical templates.  Save it first to your Google Drive, make a copy of the presentation, and then you have an editable file.

A fun website where you draw pictures that the computer has to guess.

The purpose of this site is to share information about free technology resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.  Lots of ideas!!

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

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