September 2018 Agenda—Rockford, Illinois

Rockford, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Connect

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! If you didn’t send me your sentences ahead of time, I attached the slides to the email so you can find the slide with your name on it and just add them!

  • Please fill out the Google Form below with your name and cell phone number in case of a weather cancellation later this year.

 Devotion

Three Truths & a Lie

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 11th.

      • NID – Friday, October 19, 2018 @ CUC

      • #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 :)

Helpful tips:

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.

5. Classroom applications:

Theory and Standards that Ground TEC21

Google Apps for Education (GAFE)

G Suite

Get Started with Google Classroom

Google Docs

Google Drawing

Google Slides

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:

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

Share to Classroom

Distraction Free YouTube

Grammarly for Chrome

Tab Scissors will cut your tabs apart to split your screen.

Tab Glue will paste them back together.

Made with Padlet

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

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.

ABCYa

Geared toward elementary school, 5th grade and below, ABCya! offers learning games that are categorized by content and grade level. The app has limited games available compared to the full web version. Both options offer solid supplementary learning games.

Doodlemaths

Our neighbors across the pond in the UK definitely have a winner with this app! DoodleMaths is an age-appropriate, interactive app for math fact supplementation. With a variety of activities that help promote math and even fine motor skills for the young ones, this app is sure to be fun for the kiddos, not to mention educational! Be sure to download the right app for your students’ age(s).

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

Want to send a text blast to students and parents about your upcoming classroom event? Parents/students sign up for alerts or can communicate with you without giving out your personal number.

September 19th is International Pirate Day, but you can engage your learners all year long with pirate activities. Students can learn science, math, geography, history, culture, citizenship, and more by studying famous pirates.

Neat typing tool. Lessons and games to improve keyboarding skills. TypingClub offers both a free and paid school edition.

Sorted by grade level and subject, these short questions are sure to focus your students as they come in each morning or when they arrive in class. With an option to print or clean the page up with Class View, have students complete all or just some of these brain warm-ups!

Google goes above and beyond in their attempt to help teachers out! On this site, teachers can find tutorials, training, lesson ideas, and support for all the G Suite apps for FREE. Thanks, Google!

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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