May 2019 Agenda—Perryville, Missouri

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

  • To Wifi:
    • ILS Guest – Password: h2ow47n8
    • ILS Secure – Password: ILS*warrior
  • To today’s agenda:
  • Reconnecting to each otherThe Chinese Zodiac


Google Teacher Translator – Gerry Brooks
  • Ephesians 2:12 – Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. GOOD NEWS TranslatorTimothy 2:5 – For there is one God, and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus
  • Romans 7:21, 24 – So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me… What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? GOOD NEWS Translator= Colossians 1:22 – He has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him…

Announcements & Review

1. Letter grades will be submitted to Concordia within the next week for those of you receiving graduate-level credit. Later in May, you will receive an email from the TEC21 Office providing you with your letter grade and letting you know when you can request a transcript from Concordia should you need one for your records.

Concordia University Nebraska





2. Let’s take this time to reflect on last month’s TEC21 Challenges and share experiences. What happened? Were you successful? Did you come across any challenges?

Breakfast Bytes


1. Understand the value of being both a consumer and a contributor in your professional learning network.

2. Commit to being a connected, resourceful life-long learner.

3. Celebrate each other’s TEC21 achievements through today’s mini-conference format.

Here are some ways TEC21 facilitators and teachers connect online to further build and strengthen their professional learning network:

Twitter: Follow @TEC21_LuthEd the facilitators and many other educators who have embraced this powerful communication tool. Follow and use these hashtags #TEC21lcms & #LuthEd when tweeting!

Facebook: Stay connected with everyone by engaging with TEC21 Educators going all the way back to “Season 1”. What a wonderful way to receive a life-time of support from one another. Also, 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.

Mini-conference Style Presentations

Time to gather your…

  • Notes
  • Links
  • Resources
  • Thoughts
  • Composure

Click on the SHARED DOCUMENTS to access everyone’s presentation links from all the workshop centers.

Little or No Prep Tools & Resources

Anti-stress App – Relaxation Toys
Anti-stress is an app that has a number of mindless, tension-releasing activities and interactives, including bubble wrap, a chalkboard, pottery wheel, and music-making!

iOS and Google Play

Shutterbugs: Wiggle and Stomp
Designed with little ones in mind, Shutterbugs was created by Smithsonian Science Education Center to help young students recognize animal movement and specific adaptations! (Pre-K – Grade 1)

iOS, Google Play, and online

My Math Flash Cards
My Math Flash Cards is a free app that allows users to test basic elementary addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts! (Kindergarten +)

iOS and Google Play

HOMER Reading – Learn to Read
HOMER Reading is an app that has been shown to help improve students’ reading scores through regular use. A great app suggestion for your students’ summer practice! Also, try the company’s HOMER Stories: Kids Library. (Early childhood – Grade 2)

iOS, Google Play, and online

Heads Up! Kids
Heads Up! Kids is a charades app offering hilarious fun and way to get your kiddos communicating with one another. The kids’ version offers pictures as the clues and more kid-friendly topics. However, for upper grades, try the original Heads Up!. Both are available for a minimal $0.99. (Grade 1+)

iOS only

An online collection of word puzzles and games that test students’ (and your) knowledge of English vocabulary! Keep those skills sharp over the summer!
This website for grades 1-4 offers a variety of word lists and typing lessons to help your students keep their spelling skills sharp over the summer or even to supplement your curriculum. Choose from over 100 lists or import your own!
Who doesn’t love trivia?! Science Fun for Everyone is a website devoted to sparking your students’ science curiosity. Use the trivia by grade level or explore for other resources!
A kid-friendly website that provides games, activities, quizzes, and much more for your students. It also has some resources for teachers as well like videos and worksheets. Also check out Science Kids and Kids Math Games provided by the same publisher!
Looking for an online supplement text? CK-12 is a completely free, web-based text that is available for nearly all content areas at the elementary level. Also, sign in and take advantage of personalized libraries and added resources to the text… again, at no cost!
A completely free website for educators that boasts a graphic organizer creator, offers multiple worksheets, activities, lesson helpers, and printables across the content areas with a particular emphasis on language arts and writing.
Funded through the UK’s BBC, this site has added practice activities, videos, and games to support learning. Search a number of content areas available. Students might even find it interesting to see what their same-age pals across the pond are learning!
A game-based website offering your students some fun when it comes to math, language arts, and social studies practice. You can search by subject or grade level (Grades 1-6) and a number of the games are completely free!
With the impact of the STEAM movement in classrooms, Crayola has set aside opportunities for new and exciting products and professional development as well as lesson plan ideas and research to support the effort.
Take a virtual field trip to the San Diego Zoo or engage your students in a little summer exploring of animals, facts, conservation, and fun games surrounding their favorite wildlife!

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

Collaboration! We are each other’s BEST resources 🙂

The bestowing of award, praise and adulation.

We officially dub you TEC21 Teachers–connected, resourceful life-long learners!

1. “Pomp & Circumstance”

2. Presentation of “diplomas”

3. Presentation of TEC21 Digital Badges

Dear TEC21 Teachers,

As educators, we all know how hard it is to keep up with the needs of students. TEC21 recognizes the extra effort it takes to learn, stretch and grow to provide Technology Enriched Classrooms. We applaud every school who has given the green light to allow teachers to participate in our workshops, and every teacher who has stepped outside his or her comfort zone to be vigorously challenged. Our goal with you is a contagious classroom full of motivated students.

You have earned this badge. We have provided it in two sizes each for school administrators and teachers. We hope you’ll proudly display it on your school website or personal classroom website.

Thank you for making a TEC21 classroom a badge of honor.

Serving Him with you,

The TEC21 Facilitators

For School Administrators

Small School Badge

TEC21 School Badge Small

<div align="center"><a href="" title="Tec21"><img src="" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>


Large School Badge

TEC21 School Badge Large

<div align="center"><a href="" title="Tec21"><img src="" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>

For Teachers

Small Teacher Badge

TEC21 Teacher Badge Small

<div align="center"><a href="" title="Tec21"><img src="" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>


Large Teacher Badge

TEC21 Teacher Badge Large

<div align="center"><a href="" title="Tec21"><img src="" alt="Tec21" style="border:none;width:100%;max-width:256px;height:auto;" /></a></div>

Final TEC21 Challenges

1. Continue to be a connected educator!

2. Continue to be a life-long learner!

3. Continue to be a resource to others!


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