March 2022 Agenda—Las Vegas, Nevada

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • To WiFi: Faith Guest WiFi: won-d33r-full
  • How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there.
  • To each other – Grab a breakfast item! Talk with your your fellow TEC21 participants and catch up.
  • Fill in the prayer Padlet

Devotion

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With Christ You Can

 

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Review

  • Before we start to share  something we have done over the past month, take some time to add to your slides presentation for Celebration day.  (Click here to find your presentation)
  • 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.

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.

Announcements

  1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday April 28, 2022.  This is celebration day, so our workshop will look a little different!
  2. 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 🙂
  3. We are forming our next cohorts for Season 14! Word of mouth and personal testimonies can go a long way helping us support more teachers. Can you please encourage teachers you know to register for a cohort near them? We would GREATLY appreciate it! #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd
  4. “Celebration Day” is next month and it is a time to celebrate each other’s successes! This will be an opportunity for you to share what you have learned and how you have grown as an educator through the processes of sharing best practices with one another, inquiry and implementation through trial and error. What does the format of the day look like and what can you do to prepare?

Helpful tips:

  • Think of the day as a mini-conference and each of you will be the presenters (Remember that you are sharing with friends, so don’t sweat this and have fun with it!)
  • Spend approximately 10 minutes showing some things you’ve accomplished this year–what you did, how you did it, and why you did it–and/or some things you are planning to do for next year.
  • Select this SHARED FOLDER. Add your first & last name, description & links to your respective center’s collaborative Google Doc in preparation for “Celebration Day”. Do you have samples of student projects hosted on the web? Share those links, too! Here’s an example of a variety of different ways past TEC21 Teachers presented their learning – SAMPLE.
  • You might also want to use the Celebration Day guide to help to organize your thoughts. To download a copy to print, click HERE.

6. 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. 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.

Goals

We look forward in Workshop #6 to further discover ways to inspire student learning in technology enriched classrooms.

1. Discover … A new tool to use in the classroom

2. Explore … Coding, what is it and why do teachers use it

3. Design … An activity with one of the elements taught today.

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.

Topic – Virtual Reality

Virtual Field Trip with Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants

Virtual Field Trips are a great way to bring experts from places you can’t access to your classroom. Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants sets you up with experts in different areas of the world where they provide you with a 15-20 minute lesson and then Q&A time.

Google MyMaps takes the regular Google Maps and makes it personable and project-ready. Students can map where different groups of people lived (Native American tribes or European settlements) or create/plan trips.

Create a tour of  Las Vegas that includes a minimum of 4 stops of places you have visited in Las Vegas.  Now on a piece of paper, write down ideas on how this tool could be used in a lesson.

CoSpaces allows users to build 3D environments and models.

Top Digital Tools & Resources on Virtual Field Trips

3D Printing and CAD

ThingiverseThingiverse is a thriving design community for discovering, making, and sharing 3D printable things. … In the spirit of maintaining an open platform, all designs are encouraged to be licensed under a Creative Commons license, meaning that anyone can use or alter any design.

Pinshape – On Pinshape, you can not only find high quality designs, but you can also sell your designs or share them with others. You can sort the items by newest, most popular, or lowest price.

Yeggi – Yeggi is a search engine for 3D models that you can print out and enjoy. Whether you want to find characters from Frozen or print an iphone case, this site has tons of creative ideas.

Places to Make Your Own Designs

Tinkercad – Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3D printing app for everyone. Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry – the list is truly endless!

Tinkercad Code Blocks – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tinkercad+code+blocks

Alternatives – I haven’t used these yet, but there are many others out there.  I think Tinkercad is the best for educational purposes due to its ease of use.

1.  EarSketch helps you learn core topics in computer science, music, and music technology in a fun, engaging environment. You learn to code in Python or JavaScript, two of the most popular programming languages in the world, while manipulating loops, composing beats, and applying effects to a multi-track digital audio workstation.


2. MIT App Inventor is an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone – even children – to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets. Those new to MIT App Inventor can have a simple first app up and running in less than 30 minutes. And what’s more, our blocks-based tool facilitates the creation of complex, high-impact apps in significantly less time than traditional programming environments. The MIT App Inventor project seeks to democratize software development by empowering all people, especially young people, to move from technology consumption to technology creation.  Tutorial


3.  Thinglink is a digital poster that lets students link multimedia to a picture. Great for reports. Link pictures, videos, technology projects, Google Docs, etc. ThingLink on Systems of the Human Body  and Thinglink on Easter.


4.  Math Learning Center Try in your math center to teach fractions, money, geometric shapes, math vocabulary and much more! This site offers each of these free apps as web apps, Apple apps, and Chrome apps! Click on the site and start trying these tools out! Note that you need to provide problems and feedback to students to facilitate their learning.


5.  10 Virtual Tools for the Math Class If you teach Math you have to check these out…10 of the best tools on the market for engaging students with Math including DragonBox, Geometry Pad, and MathsPlayground.


6.  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!


7.  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!


8.  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!


9.  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.

 

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Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

1. Digital: Prepare for Celebration Day! You’ll be among friends, so have fun with this! Use the outline below with its questions and strategies to prepare for the day. To download and print a copy, click HERE.

2. Social: Post to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook. It can be to ask a question, leave a comment, answer someone’s question, share something that is on your mind, or simply to encourage someone.

3. Spiritual: Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.

4. Season 14 cohorts are forming now! 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

Reflection

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My Contact Info

Kelli Ongman

email: ongmank@flhsemail.org

Cell Phone: 952-221-1277

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.

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