January 2021 Agenda—Muntinlupa, Philippines
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Let’s talk about some good news from you and your successes in using the tools that we mentioned last time and the challenges that you have encountered.
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“If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75 percent of the world. If you have money in your bank, your wallet, and some spare change, you are among 8 percent of the world’s wealthy. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million people who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the agony of imprisonment or torture or the horrible pangs of starvation, you are luckier than 500 million people alive and suffering. If you can read this message, you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the world who cannot read at all.” Red Cross
From the educator’s perspective… #WeAreGrateful
- Colossians 3:17 – And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
- 1 Chronicles 16:34 – Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
1. The next workshop date will be announced in our group chat.
(Letter from Brent Dieckhoff, founder and executive director of TEC21)
Dear TEC21 Participants,
Oh give thanks unto the Lord!
It’s always at about this time of the year that I find myself extra thankful for the TEC21 ministry. Perhaps it’s because the workshop program is well on it’s way during another school term or maybe it’s because Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Either way, I am so thankful for the MANY ways God has blessed our work over the past 12 years.
First, I want to thank you for joining us this year and for all that you do for Lutheran school ministries and the proclamation of the gospel. Thank you for modeling to your students your desire to continue to learn for their sake. It is my prayer that the relationships you are forming and the learning that is taking place as you gather together each month through our workshop program has been and will continue to be a blessing to both you personally and to your teaching ministry not only for this year, but for many years to come. Personally, I find that being able to connect with other teachers is vital to my teaching ministry. It is a boost to my mental and spiritual health. I love learning with and from others. The relationships I have made through TEC21 help to keep me feeling fresh and excited to teach each year. I hope this is the case for you, too! If it is, I’d like to ask you for your help.
The facilitators and I have begun forming our next cohorts that will begin in September of 2021. Personal testimony goes a long way, so I would be most grateful if you would help us by thinking of a fellow teacher or teachers that you could encourage to register for Season 13? 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. I thank you in advance for any support of our efforts that you can give to us.
God’s peace and protection be with you all.
#TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd
“I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel…” Philippians 1:4-5
Principals can register with their name to save spots for one or more of your teachers. To register, have them click here or scan this QR code:
1. Explore a variety of digital tools and learning activities to use in order to assess student progress and understanding.
2. Create a digital assessment activity which could be incorporated into an upcoming lesson or unit.
3. Discover the educational value of engaging students in gamification activities in today’s classroom.
Digital Assessment Strategies
Kahoot – 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. Check the Discover heading to check for the millions of public Kahoots already made that you can edit or use as they are. Or create your own! Add a picture to make the quiz visually motivating. Students creating learning games with the Kahoot app.
Quizizz – Ask multiple-choice and true-false questions, including pictures. Student answer buttons have the responses printed on them rather than having to look up at the screen. Search public quizzes already made too.
Socrative – Ask a variety of questions throughout your lessons: multiple choice, true-false, and short answer. Write questions out in advance or ask orally on the go. All responses record and can be displayed on the screen during the lesson to get every student response. Then download all data in a spreadsheet to see which students need additional instruction and practice. Website, teacher app, student app. My favorite! Student Log In Room: 29561
Google Forms – Build a quiz or survey in Google Drive. Allows a variety of questions including short answer. Can collaborate with others to write a quiz. Collates data and provides spreadsheet. Try taking this sample, then create a 2 question quiz yourself and provide the link to your partner.
Tool and Apps for Formative Assessment – If you want to find out more tools, here’s some.
Breakout with Google Forms Good video to show, students can make questions in Google Forms for any content area, good to do collaboratively.
25+ Free Digital Escape Rooms Your immediate thought might be, “What in the world is a Digital Escape Room?” Escape Rooms are traditionally a physical “locked” room in which there are clues on how to escape. You need to solve each clue or problem that is presented in order to move onto the next clue, which, when you’ve solved enough, will eventually allow you to leave the room. Now, imagine this scenario, but in a virtual setting.
A digital escape room, like the ones described below, will give you a short story in reference to the theme. As you click through the prompts they give you, there will come a time where you need to solve a problem or a clue in order to click to the next prompt. Just as in real life, you won’t be able to “escape” until all the clues have been solved.
The Escape Classroom. Get a free escape room. Lots of printing up front.
Digital Tools & Resources
Google Forms Create a survey, quiz, response tool with options including Multiple Choice, TF, Short Answer, Paragraph Responses, Drop Down List, Check Boxes, Linear Scale, and more. Responses automatically download in a spreadsheet.
Kahoot – 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. Check the Discover heading to check for the millions of public Kahoots already made that you can edit or use as they are. Or create your own! Add a picture to make the quiz visually motivating.
Socrative Create a quiz using multiple choice, TF, or short answer formats. Include pictures. Turn every lecture into a two way learning experience. Create a quiz in advance, or ask quick questions as you go. The same classroom number gives access to every quiz.
Quizizz Great online quiz platform especially helpful for younger children because the answers appear on their devices rather than on the screen in front of the room. Can be used for live engagement or asynchronous learning.
How to make a Bitmoji Classroom. Create a virtual classroom in Google Slides or PPT. Use Google Chrome and download the Bitmoji Chrome Extension so you can copy and paste your avatar directly into docs.
iCivics Games and Simulations. Win the White House, argue Supreme Court Cases, and actively engage in government! Gamification for learning social studies or civic engagement.
Kidmons Paint Online. Students could draw a response to reading or pain a billboard with a key message they learned. Using art to demonstrate learning can be powerful…think of the community art that emerged with George Floyd.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. For grades PreK to 12, select by grade level and math area. For example: Abacus, money, pie charts, spinners, blocks and more. This site is worth a look!
Educandy. Create and share your interactive games online
Classcraft. Get your kids to cheer each other on! Motivate your students by making learning fun and fall in love with teaching all over again.
Inspire! We are each other’s BEST resources 🙂
- Digital: Develop and incorporate a digital assessment activity to use with your students in a lesson or unit you’ll be teaching before we meet again in January.
- Social: Post to TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook. It can be a comment, an answer to someone’s question, a resource, a picture of you teaching and/or your students learning, or a sample of a digital assessment you used with your students.
- Spiritual: Be a resource–an inspiration–to one of your colleagues.
- 2021/2022 cohorts are forming now! Personal testimony goes 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 Season 13? 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. We thank you in advance for any support of our efforts that you can give to us. #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd
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