November 2021 Agenda—Green Bay, Wisconsin

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

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Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
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Devotion

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As we move into November, we have so much to be thankful for.  I’m thankful for dirty dishes in my sink because this means I have food to eat, plates to use, and water to wash them.

Seems like a weird thing to be thankful for, but it does help put things in perspective and hopefully help us to appreciate things.

What are some weird things you are thankful for?

Put them on this “Thankful Turkey“.

Here’s a clean copy of thankful turkey to use in your classrooms.  Make a copy of it so you can edit it.

Review

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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.

1. Digital: Engage your students in a digital storytelling activity or project. Share your experience by posting for others to see!

2. Social: Post a question, an answer, a resource, a picture of your students working on digital storytelling, or an example of a student project to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook.

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

Announcements

1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2022.

2. I had a great time seeing many of you at the NWD/SWD Conference.  Share a favorite memory!

3. 2022/2023 cohorts are now forming!

4. Hour of Code is December 6-12.  We’ll be looking at some ways to incorporate coding into your classrooms.

5. LEA 2022 is on October 6-8, 2022 right here in Milwaukee, WI!!!  Start talking to your administrator and let’s see how many NWD teachers we can get to go.

(Letter from Brent Dieckhoff, founder and executive director of TEC21)

Dear TEC21 Participants, 

“Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever.” Psalm 118:29

It’s always at 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 its 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 13 years and am now waiting in expectation for the plans he has in store for us in Season 14. 

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for joining us this year and for all that you do for Lutheran school ministries for the sake of the gospel. Thank you for modeling to your students your desire to continue to learn for their good. 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 spiritual, intellectual, and emotional well-being. I love learning with and from others and the relationships that have formed through my TEC21 connections help to keep me feeling fresh and excited to serve in Lutheran education. It is my hope and prayer that this is the case for you, too. 

The facilitators and I are now forming our next cohorts that will begin in September of 2022. We’d like to ask you for your help by being an ambassador for our program. Personal testimonies go a very 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 14. They could be teachers from your school or any other school. With your help we will be able to impact more teachers and their students. I thank you in advance for the support of our efforts and your partnership in ministry!

God’s peace be with you. 

In Christ, 

Brent Dieckhoff

#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.

Goals

We look forward in Workshop #3 to SHARE resources and best teaching and learning practices with one another. 

1. Explore and discover a variety of digital tools and learning activities to use in order to assess student progress and understanding.

2. Create a digital assessment activity that could be incorporated into an upcoming lesson or unit.

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

4. Do a little more 3D printing work and troubleshooting for those who are struggling.

Digital Assessments & Coding Activities

What is a Formative Assessment?

Check out this Poll Everywhere after watching the video clip on Formative Assessments  https://PollEv.com/surveys/TsCpAYqTKTR0FdF8FtD5B/respond

  • Socrative – Allows teachers to create simple quizzes that students can take quickly on laptops, classroom tablet computers or their own smartphones.
  • Plickers – A powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.
  • Google Slides – Presenter View allows you to drop questions into your presentation during presenting.
  • EdPuzzle – A site that allows users to select a video and customize it by editing, cropping, recording audio, and adding questions to make an engaging presentation or lesson.
Gimkit! – Individual Experience

Let’s play a Gimkit!  Then, try creating your own game and playing a game with partners or small groups.  (Free – 5 players or groups, or upgrade for $5/month – 30-day free trial.)  After you host a Kit, you’ll be provided with a report with class and individual data.

Gimkit Live is a classroom game-show platform where students compete by answering questions on their electronic devices. Instead of earning points, students earn virtual currency, which they can “invest” in during the game to boost their score.

For our activity, please create a short Gimkit you can use in your class and drop the link here so we can play them.

The video embedded below is a long tutorial for your reference.

Portfolio
SeeSaw – A small group activity

Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.

For our SeeSaw activity, I’ll have you join (or attempt to join) my ‘Classroom’.  Click on the button below and enter the code: DQAO ROQP

The video embedded below is a tutorial for your reference.

Authentic
Gamification & Coding

Breakout EDU is an immersive learning games platform. Breakout EDU games consist of a combination of physical and digital puzzle elements that must be solved in a set amount of time. Players of all ages are challenged to open the locked Breakout EDU box using critical thinking, collaboration and creativity.

GooseChase EDU is a web-based platform that creates scavenger hunts for an app of the same name on mobile (iOS and Android) devices. First, teachers go to the website to create a new game with a basic description. … Each mission is a scavenger hunt clue, which comes in three types: photo/video, text, or location.

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.

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Top Digital Tools & Resources on Digital Assessments & Coding

Center- and Educator-specific Digital Tools & Resources

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

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

1. Digital: Develop and incorporate a digital assessment and/or coding activity to use with your students in a lesson or unit you’ll be teaching before we meet again in January.

2. Social: Post to TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook or another social media platform. 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.

3. Spiritual: Be a resource–an inspiration–to one of your colleagues.

4. 2022/2023 cohorts are now forming! Personal testimonies go a long way, so we would be most grateful if you would encourage a teacher to register for Season 14.  We thank you in advance for the support of our efforts as we strive to encourage and support the many wonderful teachers serving in Lutheran education. #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd

Reflection

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Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Mike Schmidt

SchmidtM@newlhs.com – @tchrmschmidt – on Facebook – Instagram –Pinterest – LinkedIn – 715.509.0002

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