September 2018 Agenda—Roseville, Minnesota

Roseville, Minnesota

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Connect

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • To WiFi: 6514849206
  • How to get to today’s agenda: This IS today’s agenda!
  • To each other – Grab a breakfast item! Meet your fellow TEC21 participants!
  • Here’s the Padlet with things that are MOSTLY true!  It’s not too late!!  Add your stuff!

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 Devotion

Proverbs 19:21, “We humans keep brainstorming options and plans,
   but God’s purpose prevails.”

 

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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
          • What is TRUE?  What is NOT?
          • 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!
      • MN Lutheran Education Conference:  Verizon Center, Mankato, MN | October 18, 2018 – http://www.mnsdistrict.org/education-conference
      • #LuthEd Twitter chats take place on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00 CST 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
Classroom

Google Classroom is a blended learning platform developed by Google for schools that aims to simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way.

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. The Ajax-based program is compatible with Microsoft Excel and CSV (comma-separated values) files. Sheets can also be saved as HTML.

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.

google drawing

Google Drawings is a free, web-based diagramming software developed by Google. It allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, organisational charts, website wireframes, mind maps, concept maps, and other types of diagrams.

Chrome-Web-Store-icon

The Chrome Web Store provides places for extensions and other add-ons for the Chrome Browser.  Applications, browser themes and extensions in the store are written in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Google Apps Script and, from Chrome 14, can use Google Native Client. … The Store has been described as being like Google Play, but for “apps on the web”.

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

G Suite Marketplace

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Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of Digital Citizenship need to be addressed using Google+ and Google Forms?

MY STARTING LIST OF “TECHNOLOGY PARENTING” CONCEPTS

  1. NO bedroom tech
    • Yep.  None.
  2. Tech Parking Spot
    • Is there a spot where all tech gets parked each night? (Charging station)
  3. Tech Off Time
    • What time does tech get turned off for the day?
  4. Unlimited Parent Access to Tech
    • Anytime – Any tech is in my hand; no questions asked.
  5. Do tech together
    • No babysitting with tech.  Tech is done together.
  6. Social Media Connection
    • Connect with your kids on all social media platforms.
  7. Passwords are Shared
    • Your kids should share ALL of their passwords with you
  8. Follow your own rules.
    • Really, parents should park tech and turn it off as well.

CommonSenseMedia

      • Internet Safety
      • Privacy & Security
      • Relationships & Communication
      • Cyberbullying
      • Digital Footprint & Reputation
      • Self-image & Identity
      • Information Literacy
      • Creative Credit & Copyright

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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 is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families in 180+ countries. Create a Grid community for your classroom, school, PLC, #GridPals, families, and more!

ABCYa

ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities.

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Screencastify is the easiest way to capture your entire desktop, browser tab or webcam. Forget complicated screencasting software – now you can tell your story in just a couple of clicks.

Seesaw

SeeSaw is  is a student-driven digital portfolio that inspires your students to do their best work and saves you time. … ∙ Students take pics, draw, record videos and more to capture and reflect on learning in a portfolio.

Ted Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Everything we do supports learning — from producing a growing library of original animated videos , to providing an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons, to helping curious students around the globe bring TED to their schools and gain presentation literacy skills, to celebrating innovative leadership within TED-Ed’s global network of over 250,000 teachers.
WordArt.com is an online word cloud art creator that enables you to create amazing and unique word cloud art with ease.
Professional quality results can be achieved in no time at all, even for users with no prior knowledge of graphic design.
EdTechTeacher.org publishes articles weekly highlighting the latest in innovation and educational technology trends, tools, and apps along with practical ideas to implement them in today’s classrooms.
Shake Up Learning is the destination for technology in the classroom resources! The Digital Learning and Tech Tips website for Teachers, including Google Classroom, Google Drive, G Suite for Education, Blended Learning, Online Courses, Templates, Lesson Plans and Lesson Ideas, Google Cheat Sheets, and more!
Classtools.net lets you create games, activities, and quizzes for free…in minutes!  It looks a little old-school, but the tools are VERY useful!

An amazing resource for teachers. This website is constantly updated with great articles, apps, websites, and other technology resources that teachers can use in the classroom.

RANDOM.ORG offers true random numbers to anyone on the Internet. The randomness comes from atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs. People use RANDOM.ORG for holding drawings, lotteries and sweepstakes, to drive online games, for scientific applications and for art and music.
web2.0calc.com online calculator provides basic and advanced mathematical functions useful for school or college. You can operate the calculator directly from your keyboard, as well as using the buttons with your mouse. Become a fan!

Desmos.com is the best online graphing calculator!  Extremely easy to use, this site will easily graph equations, no matter the complexity!  From basic algebra through complex quadratics, Desmos can handle it all!  There are many, many resources for teachers also!

Kahoot is a collection of questions on specific topics. Created by teachers, students, business-people and social users, they are asked in real-time, to an unlimited number of “players”, creating a social, fun and game-like learning environment.

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

Corey Nelson

conelson@rcls.net – Facebook:  @nelsonrcls – Twitter:  @nelsonrcls – Google+:  +CoreyNelson – Pinterest:  nelsonrcls – 507.358.5839

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.