February 2021 Agenda—Fort Wayne, Indiana (EC-5 Cohort)

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

Connecting… Round Robin: 1-1-1-1-1

  • 1 – Word to describe your family

  • 1 – Thing you loved as a child

  • 1 – Favorite show/movie/book you love

  • 1 – Favorite vacation of all time

  • 1 – Moment when you loved being a teacher

Devotion

Who has the best “Jesus story?”

Peter: Mark 6:45-51

Jairus: Mark 5:21-43

A Sick Woman: Mark 5:24-34

A Paralytic Man: Luke 5:17-26

A Man Born Blind: John 9:1-12

An Enormous Catch of Fish: John 21:1-14

1. So which person/group do you think had the best “Jesus Story? Why?

2. Which story resonates with you the most on a personal level? Is there another “Jesus Story” besides the ones listed above that you like?

3. Share a story about a time when you had seen God’s faithfulness, grace, and/or love in your own life?

While many stories in our world are fictional, the Bible shares the truth and wisdom about who God is and what he has done for us. These stories or MORE than just stories, they bring life!

Prayer: That God would use our personal stories to strengthen us, make us more like himself, and mold us to be witnesses of our faith in an unbelieving world.

Announcements

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

2. Facilitators, please add any other local, regional or national events (i.e. local pd opportunities such as EdCamps, district fall conferences, LEA Convocation, etc. – all of which provide great opportunities for TEC21 teachers to connect outside of the workshops).

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: see below!

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!

Review

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.

Goals

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.

Video Creation, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Virtual Field Trips

Screencasting

Recording your screen on a computer or iPad while teaching a lesson can be a great way to prepare quality content! Here are some good resources for this (some we have discussed):

Screencasting Resources:

Green Screen
Stop Motion Video

Stopmotion Video is a fun and interesting way to have students create stories using the same animation process of frame by frame shooting that students see in animated cartoons and movies.  The process of creating a stopmotion video is a very innovative and creative process.

Stopmotion videos can be made using Google Slides!  Click HERE for instructions!

Digital Storytelling

My Simple Show transforms any text into an animated video you will love.  The website adds graphics based on the text you enter or you can change the graphics that you want.  It has never been easier to create your own explainer video.

TouchCast Studio iPad app is a greenscreen app that allows your students to create a newscast or other video with video apps you can bring in: websites, pictures, calendar, Twitter, maps, etc.

An 8-year-old’s example

Book Report Example

Student Tutorial

Many of my students regularly watch tutorials on YouTube to learn things like how to advance in a video game or do a dance move, and they’re eager to make this type of video to share with their friends. Tutorials are a great way for students to show a deep understanding of a skill, practice, or concept. They not only know how to do something but can teach others how to do it. (https://www.edutopia.org/article/student-created-videos-classroom)

Virtual Field Trips

Consider taking your students on a virtual field trip somewhere around the world to see experience any time period. Here you can visit Yellowstone National Parkthe Louvre Medieval Collection, Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Great Wall of China, or even take a virtual walk on Mars! Try out one of these yourself! Then google a place you would like to take your students with Virtual Field trip and see if one exists!

Another fun Virtual Field Trip are the Virginia Trekkers!

https://www.waterford.org/resources/3-great-virtual-field-trips-for-early-learners/

Digital Tools & Resources

Ditchthattextbook is a website that give practical ideas to busy teachers!  Please check out this article – it has some great information that will make us feel better on those overwhelming days!

PicLits is an e-learning website that utilizes photography and word banks (keywords) to improve literacy skills via writing.

Captivate… Engage… Explain! Amazing videos and presentations created with PowToon!

The winter months can see so long…..!! Break out the coding again with code.org!  This can be used as a brain break or a fun Friday afternoon activity!

PlayPosit is an interactive video you can give students to engage them in answering questions while they watch the video. Interactive video is…three times as effective as standard video – learners explore and apply new material at their own pace in a digital setting. It offers accountable tracking of viewing, creates and assigns impactful video experiences, enriches your flipped classroom, and streamlines tedious grading. There is a cost. Compare it to EdPuzzle to see if the free tool can do what you need.

Just for fun!  Online Jigsaw puzzles!  What a great idea, and students will surely be engaged!

A large collection of educational games in a variety of subject areas.

Web Apps for Our Younger Ones – A ton of different web resources for the younger kids (PreK – 1st).

Answer Garden creates word clouds on the fly for brainstorming.

Push Button Writer’s Prompts. Try it now! Take as much time with each prompt as you need, or set a 10-minute timer to get you motivated. Your first prompt appears above. To generate another, click the “get next prompt” button.

Have Chromebooks? Check this list of best video tools for use on Chromebooks.We Video is the top recommended video app for Chromebook, paid premium version gives you Green Screen capabilities and templates. Check it out!

Combine visuals, sounds, voice, and video to create how-tos or movies; free or fee.

Games, mind, strategic activities, competition mode organized by grade level.

Where would you like to take your students on a virtual field trip for Digital Learning Day? Search for a location you study, look at street view by clicking on the person in the lower right corner, look at satellite view. For example: go to Washington DC, find the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Capitol, White House, Martin Luther King Jr Monument. See pictures on left, go inside the White House.

The Curious George STEM Collection contains a variety of hands-on lesson plans teaching STEM concepts through Curious George videos. Concepts taught include simple machines, measurement, sorting, and more. Each lesson begins by watching a video, then using the concepts presented in the video to participate in a variety of learning activities. In addition to the complete lesson, each activity also includes a variety of additional resources for extending learning. Lessons align to National and Next Generation Science Standards.

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

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

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info


Katie Ervin

Katie Ervin

260-431- 9564, cell

k.ervin@alcsfw.org

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.

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