August 2019 Agenda—Muntinlupa, Philippines
Begin at 9:00am
- To WiFi:
- How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there.
- To each other – Meet your fellow TEC21 participants!
- Shortly we will do an ice breaker activity to begin to get to know one another!
1. Facilities: Water fountain? Restrooms?
2. What does the timeline of a typical workshop day look like?
- Workshop Timeline
- 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
- CONNECT with Wi-Fi & each other
- CONNECT with JESUS – Devotion
- SHARE – Announcements
- SHARE – What is something new have you tried? How did it go?
- SUPPORT – What new/reoccurring problems/needs are you seeing for yourself this year?
- 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
- LEARN – Key Topic for Today
- Digital Citizenship Integration
- 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
- Genius Hour
- 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
- LUNCH (group decision)
- 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
- EXPLORE the list of “Digital Tools and Resources”
- Make it, take it, use it
- Go deeper into understanding (peer-to-peer coaching)
- One-on-one with teachers
- Involve and help time (guide by the side)
- Get networked, get social, be active with one another here and in other cohorts around the country (Google Hangouts, Skype, etc.)
- Complete the REFLECTION at 1:50 PM
- 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
- Workshop Timeline
3. This series of workshops will provide you the opportunity to grow in a fun, safe and supportive environment. How and what you decide to implement into your classroom is up to you–personalized learning at its best!
- There are program-specific aspects–what we as Facilitators collectively deem as core components across the board.
- There are center-specific aspects–what individual Facilitators include which are practical and relevant to their teachers based on needs and interests.
- In the TEC21 Workshop Program, how are short- and long-term goals defined?
- SHORT-TERM – Some sort of technology integrating lesson or activity you want to do with your students THIS MONTH.
- LONG-TERM (Genius Hour)- A major change in the way you teach or manage your classroom. “I want to do less of THAT and more of THIS.” It could include a blog, a web site used for flipping your classroom, going paperless with Google Docs, using digital portfolios for student work, integrating project based learning using a specific tool or tools. There are many possibilities. Think of something you’ve seen or heard about that makes you “spark” and think, “Yeah! I want to do more of THAT!”
4. On our final workshop day, we will gather together for what we have dubbed “Celebration Day“. This particular session’s format is unique among the others in that each of you will share some of the ways in which you implemented your ideas or projects to enhance your teaching and student learning. Think of this as a mini-conference where each of you will have 10-15 minutes to share with the group how your TEC21 experience has impacted your classroom. It’ll be among friends so there’s no need to get worked up about it. Here’s an outline to guide you in your planning – “Celebration Day”.
5. Upcoming events:
- The next workshop will be Friday & Saturday, September 27 & 28, 2019
We look forward in Workshop #1 to begin getting to know each other and taking a high-level look at the TEC21 ministry.
1. Discover TEC21’s vision and mission – what we do, how we do it and most importantly why we do it.
2. Boost your professional learning network by connecting to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook.
3. Gain an understanding of the TEC21 road map for the school year culminating at the end of the school year with “Celebration Day”.
4. Explore and discover Google educational applications for the classroom. We’ll learn best practices from each other by sharing how we use some of these resourceful tools in our classrooms.
The TEC21 Ministry
Here are some ways TEC21 facilitators and teachers connect online to further build and strengthen their professional learning network:
Facebook: Please help us get the word out to as many teachers as possible about the TEC21 Workshop Program by “Liking” us on the TEC21 Facebook Page!
Pinterest: Follow TEC21’s collaborative board and we’ll invite you to pin along with hundreds of other teaches on the shared board! If you don’t receive an invitation, be sure to let one of the facilitators know so we can add you as a collaborator.
Instagram: Follow TEC_21 so you can enjoy the fun pics taken at our workshop centers from year to year.
Growing Your Professional Learning Network
The TEC21 Educators Group:
- We’ve also created this closed group for TEC21 Teachers and TEC21 Facilitators. Why should you join this group? Because building your professional learning network is vital in teaching today to connect, share, inspire, grow, and support one another. This platform affords us the ability to extend our learning and support beyond our face-to-face workshop sessions. It also enables us to connect all of our TEC21 educators in each of our innovation centers with one another and with past TEC21 Teachers. It’s an excellent way for us to remain connected and to support one another for many years to come. Check your email for a link to join. Brent and Helena are online ready to approve your request to get you in!
Theory and Standards that Ground Tech Integration
All Things Google
Your Google ID
What is your Google ID? It’s more than just GMail. It is your key to G-Suite of online tools. Don’t have a Google ID? Create One!
Google Suite – Docs, Slides, Forms, Sheets, and much more…
Google Tools work best when you use the Chrome Browser
ADVANCED USER TIP: Chrome allows for a number of “Add-Ons” and “Extensions” that add additional functionality and tools that may be helpful to you and your students. Be careful. Not all Add-ons or Extensions are beneficial. In fact, while some claim to help you search, they are really adware in disguise, tracking your browsing and pushing advertisements.
Below is a list of Add-Ons or Extensions that our TEC21 Facilitators have recommended. Do you have one you’ve found useful? Let us know.
Digital Citizenship Integration
What aspects of Digital Citizenship need to be addressed using Facebook Groups and Google Forms?
- Internet Safety
- Privacy & Security
- Relationships & Communication
- Digital Footprint & Reputation
- Self-image & Identity
- Information Literacy
- Creative Credit & Copyright
Genius Hour Unit 1: Generate the idea
This month, we want you to begin to consider a major change in the way you teach or manage your classroom. “I want to do less of THAT and more of THIS.” It could include a blog, a website used for flipping your classroom, going paperless with Google Docs, using digital portfolios for student work, integrating project based learning using a specific tool or tools – there are many possibilities. Think of something you’ve seen or heard about that makes you “spark” and think, “Yeah! I want to do more of THAT!”
- “What is Genius Hour?” (Genius Hour)
- How to Build Community Leaders of Today – And Tomorrow – Through Genius Hour (EdSurge, 2017)
- Genius Hour in Elementary School (Edutopia, 2017)
- Tips and Tricks to Keep Kids on Track During Genius Hour (MindShift, 2017)
- Inspire Drive, Creativity in the Classroom with 20-Time (20-Time in Education)
- 20-Time Projects in Education: 41 Projects in 4 Minutes (YouTube, 2014)
Lunch Hour at 11:30am/Back to Work at 12:30pm
Digital Tools & Resources
Plickers is a free, interactive tech tool that uses printable “paper clickers” instead of clicker devices. Each student is assigned a unique Plickers card that has a black and white image similar to a QR code. All you need is an smartphone with a camera to capture and record student responses.
Padlet is an application to create an online bulletin board that you can use to display information for any topic. Easily create an account and build a new board. You can add images, links, videos, and more.
A very powerful, yet easy to use photo editing app for your smartphone or tablet.
Russel Tarr’s amazing site with tons of online tools from random student pickers and countdown timers, to pages that let students create mock Facebook profile pages for biography assignments. Lots of good free stuff here.
Ever dream of being a game show host? Kahoot let you create your own quiz show. You create the questions ahead of time, or use one of the many quizzes already created by the Kahoot community. Student login to Kahoot.it using the game code you generate and the game begins. Points are awarded for both speed and accuracy.
Use this tool to visually evaluate a selection of text. Paste, or upload a passage of text and this site will turn it into a “Word Cloud”. Repeated words appear larger than other words.
Educational games for grades PreK through 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun. Topics include math, reading, typing, just-for-fun logic games, art activities, and much more.
A free online typing tutor. A teacher can create their class for free. Students can login and practice on any computer with a keyboard and an internet connection. Teachers can track student progress and practice time.
Another free online typing site. Students progress through typing levels, earning stars along the way. Teachers can create up to three classes with a free teacher account.
Need a brain/movement break for your students? Sign into this website for fun, short activities to get your class moving.
Templates to use instead of Google Presentation’s typical templates. Save it first to your Google Drive, make a copy of the presentation, and then you have an editable file.
Upload your photos and turn them into a motivational poster, magazine cover, jigsaw puzzle, trading card, calendar, and much more. Want a tutorial about how to make a trading card? Here’s one I made for you: https://youtu.be/y0YFEN47pzQ
Online Math Lessons from functions to quadratics. Create your own class, assign a lesson, check student progress. This unique lesson format helps students learn to understand and write equations to solve real world problems.
Free images from awesome photographers around the globe. Students and teachers can search and use these images in their work without having to worry about violating copyright. As a courtesy to those who donated their work, and because it is good practice for students, I strongly urge them to give credit to the photographers.
Use this web site to turn any URL into a QR Code that any smartphone or tablet should be able to read.
Time and Support for Project Development
1. Implement something you’re taking away from today’s session (i.e. a student-created project, a resource, a tool, an instructional strategy, an organizational practice, etc.). It can be learner-centered, teacher-centered or a combination of both. Come ready to share your experience when we meet again in October!
2. Make your first post to the TEC21 Educators on Facebook. As a result, we will connect, share, inspire, grow, and support one another making our Lutheran schools thrive!
3. Again, with the words connect, share, inspire, grow, and support in mind, identify one person on your faculty and be a resource to them between now and September’s session. Be a spark!
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Dismiss at 2:00pm
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