February 2022 Agenda–Rockford, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected


  • Connect to the digital agenda: http://tec21connect.com/agenda/february-2022-agenda-rockford-illinois/
  • Connect to each other:
    • How have you encouraged a colleague since we last met?
    • Do you have something to add to the Growth Mindset Jamboard?
  • Connect to the Lord in prayer:
    • What prayer requests do you have to add to the Padlet? Take time to share those in the February column of the Padlet.

Made with Padlet



Let’s take some time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences. Share a success, a challenge you experienced or a lesson learned.

We are going to review today with www.socrative.com

The Room Name is 12784


1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, March 24 from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. at Rockford Lutheran Academy.

2. Boone-Winnebago Regional Office of Education Professional Development

3. This summer, we will be preparing our TEC21 website for “Season 14”, so we encourage you to bookmark the “Season 13” workshop agendas now so you have access to them in the future. Here’s the link – https://tec21connect.com/2021-2022-workshop-agendas/ Note: When we perform quarterly updates on our website’s theme, webpages and various plug-ins, we do not include all of the previous years’ agendas (webpages) in the process. This means that over time past agendas may start to look a little wonky, but the links and resources will still be accessible for you 🙂

4. Three graduate-level credits available through Concordia University, Nebraska:

How to Obtain 3 Graduate-level Credits Through Your TEC21 Experience

Will you be needing to renew your teaching license soon? Are you considering starting a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction within the next five years? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you might consider applying to Concordia University, Nebraska, to receive three graduate-level credits for your TEC21 experience. There is no additional work that is required of you and the process is simple. The application period will open during February’s workshop day and run through May 15, 2022. For your convenience, a link to the online application will be included on our final three agendas (February, March and April).

First, select the “Apply Here” link to create an account.

Next, complete the fields in the form. Where it asks for Academic Level, select “Non-Degree Coursework”. Where it asks for Entry Term, select “Summer Semester 2022”. Where it asks for Academic Program, select “TEC21”. After completing the remaining fields, select “Create Account”.

Next, check your email for confirmation that your application came through successfully.

Last, select the link provided in the confirmation email to make your online payment in the amount of $240 ($80/credit hour) using a debit or credit card. That’s it! You’re done!

On June 1, transcripts will be available upon request. If you ever have questions regarding how these three graduate-level credits could be applied to a master’s degree program now or in the coming years (they are good for 5 years), contact Anna Boriack, Director of Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Innovation Specialist. She will be happy to help you. Her email address is anna.boriack@cune.edu. Concordia University, Nebraska is a ministry partner of TEC21, so they may email you from time to time to share opportunities of how these credits could be applied toward graduate-level programs they offer.

Please note: The opportunity detailed above is optional. Additionally, all TEC21 participants will receive a certificate on the final workshop day stating 35 professional development hours have been completed through the TEC21 Workshop Program. How state board of education departments and the 35 LCMS districts recognize these 35 hours of professional development vary from state to state and district to district. In light of this, be sure to contact your respective state’s board of education department or your LCMS district office if you have any questions on how to renew your certificate or license using your TEC21 experience.


1. Discover the educational value of student-created video activities.

2. Explore video creation tools and resources to use with your students.

3. Design a student-centered project or assessment involving the use of video.

4. Be a resource to another teacher by sharing with them a digital tool, a resource, a learning activity, or an assessment strategy you learned about at today’s workshop.

Use one of the following tools to create a screencast to explain what you learned in the devotion today. This should be an example of how students can create screencasts to demonstrate understanding and processes. If you finish early, make another! Post your examples on today’s Google Doc.

Video Creation

  1. With a partner, explore EdPuzzle. You will need to find a video on YouTube that you could use with your class. Suggestions to search in YouTube: God’s Story or Saddleback Kids Bible Stories (The sample for this was our devotion today.)
  2. Copy the YouTube link into EdPuzzle.
  3. Create your own questions to check for understanding or develop the concepts in the video. These can be for individual responses or for a class discussion.
  4. Save the video in your account to use for your class!

Using Screencast-O-Matic or Screencastify, create a screencast video with the free screen recorder.  Capture your screen, add a webcam, and use narration to customize your video. Videos are used in the classroom for flipped/blended learning, video conversations, student assignments, and feedback. Use your imagination.

  1. Add one of the screencasting tools to your digital toolbox.
  2. Create a screencast capturing your screen and your voice.
  3. Save your creation for future use in the classroom.

We are going to create a lesson together Using either Blabberize or Chatterpix.

  1. Choose a topic.
    • Create a prompt.
    • Construct a response to build the project. This could be a set of biographies, facts on a topic, or responses to literature.
  2. Choose Images
  3. Record the dialogue.
  4. Add these to a collaborative space. You can choose the platform.

Blabberize How-To Video

Chatterpix How-To Video

Top Digital Tools & Resources on Video Creation

Center/Educator-Specific Digital Tools & Resources 

Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

  1. Digital: Apply what you learned today by designing a lesson, a student project or an assessment strategy involving the use of video.
  1. Social: Post to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook. It can be a comment, an answer to someone’s question, a resource, a picture of you and your students or a link to a completed project your students created.
  2. Spiritual: Be a resource to another teacher on your faculty by sharing with them a digital tool, a resource, a learning activity, or an assessment strategy you learned about at today’s workshop.
  3. Missional: Please encourage a fellow teacher to join us next year! Personal testimonies go a long way, so we would be most grateful if you would help us by thinking of a fellow teacher or teachers that you could encourage to register for the 2022/2023 school year. They could be teachers from your school or any other school for that matter. With your help we will be able to impact more teachers and their students for the sake of the gospel. Share with them how valuable it’s been to you to be able to connect with other teachers serving in Lutheran schools outside of your school building and the positive impact it’s having on you and your students. We thank you in advance for any support of our efforts that you can give to us. Thank you for supporting our mission and vision and being an ambassador for TEC21! #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd


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Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Please feel free to reach out if you ever need any help with technology integration or you have questions about something we did in our sessions. I am always happy to help.

Email: jastaehr@gmail.com

Phone: 308-258-1163 (call or text)

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.