February 2021 Agenda—Collinsville, Illinois

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected




1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, March 25th.

2. Conferences to consider:
New Directions in Education Virtual Summit
June 7-11, 2021

ISTE Live 21
June 26-30, 2021

3. This summer, we will be preparing our TEC21 website for “Season 13” so we encourage you to bookmark the “Season 12” workshop agendas now so you have access to them in the future. Here’s the link – https://tec21connect.com/2020-2021-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 🙂

4. 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 thinking about pursuing a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, we encourage you to 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 online application is now open and runs through May 15, 2021. Follow these four easy steps to apply:

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 2021”. Where it asks for Academic Program, select “TEC21”. After completing the remaining fields, select “Create Account”.

Now, check your email for confirmation that your application came through successfully.

Lastly, 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. (For example, see how the Kansas District of the LCMS Licensure Renewal has a distinct process in place for the teachers serving in this district.) So, be sure to 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!


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.

Celebration Day

Please take a moment to reflect upon your TEC21 year so far.  If you have not already, think ahead to our Celebration Day.

Celebration Day Planning Form


1. Discover the educational value of student-created video activities.

2. Explore video creation tools and resources to use with your students.

3. Design a student-centered project or assessment involving the use of video.

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.




Time- Pros and Cons

Digital Tools & Resources

Vocaroo is an online audio recorder.  Audio files can be downloaded as an mp3.  Audio files can then be used to add variety to your lessons, pronunciation guides, reading fluency, and much more!

Prezi allows you to create dynamic and interactive presentations.

Use videos and other media to hook your class with ClassHook!  If you have ever been watching a show and thought that, “Hey!  This ties in with what I am teaching in class,” then this might be the sight for you.

Planbook is an online teacher planbook.  This is a very robust, yet easy to use teacher planner.  Preloaded standards, flexible scheduling, and the ability to share with parents, teachers, and students are just a few of the features of this great tool!

Superbook Bible video series has a website with lots of games, videos, and activites.  There is an online Bible, also!

Figure out where Carmen Sandiego is in the world using Google Earth.  This online activity will engage your students and use geography to send them on the chase to find Carmen!

Have you ever considered using audio or video for your sub plans or in them?  Richard Byrne gives some great ideas for how to do this in this blog post.this blog post.

Steve Wyborney has an excellent math site for helping students develop number sense and other important math understanding.

3 Act Tasks is a fun and creative way to get kids thinking about math in the real world.

A fun way to have students create Winter Magnet Poetry.

Great ideas for Brain Breaks beyond Go Noodle here!

Use Word Search Labs for an easy way to create word searches.

Windows Movie Maker (Windows) and iMovie (Mac) are both great for creating more sophisticated movies.  These are both able to be downloaded to a PC or iMac computer.

BigHugeLabs uses pictures for a variety of classroom projects.

This blog post on Social Emotional Learning is a relevant topic today.  Here you will find 25 ways to incorporate SEL into your classroom.

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

Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

  1. Digital: Apply what you learned today by designing a lesson, a student project or an assessment strategy involving the use of video.
  1. Social: Post to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook. It can be a comment, an answer to someone’s question, a resource, a picture of you and your students or a link to a completed project your students created.
  2. Spiritual: Be a resource to another teacher on your faculty by sharing with them a digital tool, a resource, a learning activity, or an assessment strategy you learned about at today’s workshop.
  3. Missional: Registration for the TEC21 Workshop Program for the 2021/2022 school is in full swing. Please encourage a fellow teacher to join us next year! Share with them the value of connecting with other teachers outside of your school building who are serving together in Lutheran education and the impact it’s having on you and your students. Thank you in advance for being an ambassador for TEC21 and supporting our vision and mission for the sake of the Gospel! #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd


Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Please reach out to me with any questions throughout the year.  I am here to help and guide you on your journey!

Email: kathymaske@gmail.com
Phone: 618-980-1286 (call or text)

I can also be found on Facebook, Twitter (@kathymaske), or Instagram (@kathymaske)

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.