September 2021 Agenda—Seward, Nebraska (CUNE faculty cohort)

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 3:45pm

Digital Check-in

  • Get connected with WiFi and Airtame. If you DO NOT have Airtame on your computer yet, I’d like to help you set that up. Just ask!
  • Access today’s agenda. If you can read this on your device, you’re already there!

Social Check-in

  • Grab a snack!
  • On the padlet board below, click the “+” icon in the ~September~ column.  Create a post that has your name and TWO check-in statements. Consider adding check-in statements in areas like…
    • Personal or Family Update              * How are you feeling today? Right now?             *Highlight of the day or week              * Prayer Request                                                  * Challenge you are facing in one of your classes            * Choose own idea
  • Once you have completed your 2 check-in statements, review the statements from everyone else. Add a comment if you wish.

Made with Padlet

Spiritual Check-in

Visit my Tec21 Devotion Jamboard and let’s reflect on Ephesians 3:14-19. (Go to SLIDE 3)

Review of YOUR Progress so Far!

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 with the group. Starting next month, our check-in will include you adding reflections to a slide in this Google Slide deck.

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Announcements

The next workshop date is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27 at 3:45.

Goals

1. Explore pedagogical uses of Google tools, Padlet, Peardeck (tech tools discussed last month). Explore new tools of interest including Google Earth Story or Explain Everything.

2. Design and implement a technological tool for instruction, an assignment, or student engagement for use in the next two weeks.

3. 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.

Let’s Get to Work

TOGETHER: Let’s brainstorm possible pedagogical uses of the tech tools we learned about last month. (Jamboard, Google Forms, Google Slides, Padlet, Peardeck)

TOGETHER: Open the Google Slides presentation you brought for exploration today. Add several Pear Deck interactive slides to the presentation.

CHOOSE A TOPIC TO EXPLORE: Last week individuals expressed interest in interactive whiteboard options and the use of Google Earth. Choose which topic you’d like to explore further.

  • Amy Hubach will lead Explain Everything – an interactive whiteboard with voice recording capabilities.
  • Shanna Opfer will lead Google Earth Story – an interactive geographical tool that can serve as an alternative and authentic assessment.

Top Digital Tools & Resources 

Center- and Educator-specific Digital Tools & Resources

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

1. Digital: Explore further a tool or idea from today’s session. It can be student-centered, teacher-centered or both. Come ready to share your experience when we meet again in October!

2. Social: Consider following TEC21 on the social media platforms of your choice. Also, be sure to request to join the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook. As a result, we will connect, share, inspire, grow, and support one another making our Lutheran schools thrive!

3. Spiritual: Again, with the words connect, share, inspire, grow, and support in mind, encourage a colleague and be a resource to them between now and October’s session.

Reflection

To open the reflection in its own tab, select HERE.

Dismiss at 6:00pm

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 this session!  I am always happy to help.

Email: shanna.opfer@cune.edu

Phone: 402-643-7219 (office)

402-641-6725 (cell)

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.

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