November 2020 Agenda—Clinton Township, Michigan

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…

Wifi password is on the board. Use the TLC Volunteer link. Head to https://tec21connect.com.  Click ¨Workshops¨ and in the drop down, click 2020/2021 agendas, and scroll to Clinton Township, MI. Click November.

Socially…

Say hello to our smart squad of teacher scholars. It´s been a wild month- share a joy moment with one another.

Spiritually…

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Devotion

  • Colossians 3:17 – And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
  • 1 Chronicles 16:34 – Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus

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Here is a clean copy if you would like to snag it for your classroom.

Announcements

1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

2. Upcoming Local Events:

MSTA Conference March 5-6, 2021 Info here

MACUL Conference March 17-19, 2021 Info here

3. 2021/2022 cohorts are forming now!

(Letter from Brent Dieckhoff, founder and executive director of TEC21)

Dear TEC21 Participants, 

Oh give thanks unto the Lord!

It’s always at about this time of the year that I find myself extra thankful for the TEC21 ministry. Perhaps it’s because the workshop program is well on it’s way during another school term or maybe it’s because Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Either way, I am so thankful for the MANY ways God has blessed our work over the past 12 years. 

First, I want to thank you for joining us this year and for all that you do for Lutheran school ministries and the proclamation of the gospel. Thank you for modeling to your students your desire to continue to learn for their sake. It is my prayer that the relationships you are forming and the learning that is taking place as you gather together each month through our workshop program has been and will continue to be a blessing to both you personally and to your teaching ministry not only for this year, but for many years to come. Personally, I find that being able to connect with other teachers is vital to my teaching ministry. It is a boost to my mental and spiritual health. I love learning with and from others. The relationships I have made through TEC21 help to keep me feeling fresh and excited to teach each year. I hope this is the case for you, too! If it is, I’d like to ask you for your help. 

The facilitators and I have begun forming our next cohorts that will begin in September of 2021. Personal testimony goes a long way, so I would be most grateful if you would help us by thinking of a fellow teacher or teachers that you could encourage to register for Season 13? They could be teachers from your school or any other school for that matter. With your help we will be able to impact more teachers (and their students) for the sake of the gospel. I thank you in advance for any support of our efforts that you can give to us.

God’s peace and protection be with you all. 

In Christ, 

Brent Dieckhoff

#TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd

“I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel…” Philippians 1:4-5

Principals can register with their name to save spots for one or more of your teachers. To register, have them click here or scan this QR code:

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 from last month:

1. Engage your students in a digital storytelling activity or project. Share your experience by posting for others to see!

2. Post a question, an answer, a resource, a picture of your students working on digital storytelling, or an example of student project to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook.

3. Be a resource to at least one new person on your faculty before we meet again.

Goals

1. Explore a variety of digital tools and learning activities to use in order to assess student progress and understanding.

2. Create a digital assessment activity which could be incorporated into an upcoming lesson or unit.

3. Discover the educational value of engaging students in gamification activities in today’s classroom.

Digital Assessment Strategies

Formative Assessment

GoFormative

Simply upload any pdf/document/google doc, click to add places for your students to respond, edit any question details and you’re done.

You can also embed content from other websites and try our interactive question types like Show Your Work (drawing), Drag and Drop, Audio Recording, Graphing, Essay, Math Typing, Resequence and many more.

Socrative (free app and web=based) great for on-the-fly questions to help inform instruction.

Kahoot: free, game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes.  Create your own or search one that has been created by another teacher.

Here’s one we can try together: Thanksgiving Kahoot

Portfolio

Seesaw – Digital portfolios with a library of activities already created and a home connection.

Class Dojo – It connects primary school teachers, students and families through communication features, such as a feed for photos and videos from the school day, and messaging that can be translated into more than 35 languages. It also enables teachers to note feedback on students’ skills and creates a portfolio for students, so that families can be aware of school activities outside of meeting with teachers.

Authentic

Performance Tasks – A performance task is any learning activity or assessment that asks students to perform to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and proficiency. Performance tasks yield a tangible product and/or performance that serve as evidence of learning.  Performance tasks put students into roles that allow them to complete a real-life task.  Examples in:

Resources and Tools for Authentic Assessment 

Math Performance Assessment Ideas

Science Performance Assessment (middle/high school)

Gamification

Let’s try a digital breakout. Click here to get started.

Ditchthattextbook free breakouts and step by step tutorial for creating one.

Links to more escape rooms

Symbaloo of Breakouts – Grades 2-5

Teacher-created and shared breakouts

Remote Learning 

Using Google Slides in Present Mode so students can interact with your presentation.

Digital Tools & Resources

Allows teachers to create simple quizzes that students can take quickly on laptops, classroom tablet computers or their own smartphones.
Easily turn a Google™ Spreadsheet into a Set of Online Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff.
Flipgrid is where social and emotional learning happens! The leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families.

Introduction to coding. The levels do get complex rather quickly. This is app based.

Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education.

Dreamscape/Squigglepark center reading in an atmosphere of fun that kids already know and love: the world of digital games.  Gaming strips away the dull and intimidating qualities of some reading resources while encouraging kids to set high goals for themselves.


NoRedInk

NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data. (*Note: Read their fine print. Theyre’ pretty clear about not following Coppa laws so need to be careful about student info that is shared on their site)

Quizalize student response system similar to kahoot and quizizz.


QUIZIZZ Free gamified quizzes for every subject to play in class and at home. Pick an existing quiz or create your own for review, formative assessment, and more


plickers  For teachers all over the world, Plickers is a revolutionary way to collect instant multiple-choice responses from students, without requiring them to have clickers, computers, or tablets. By using a printed card with a design unique to each student, our iOS and Android apps allow teachers to scan student responses and respond in real-time. (formative assessment tool)


Rubistar Rubric Maker   a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch. RubiStar provides generic rubrics that can simply be printed and used for many typical projects and research assignments. The unique thing about RubiStar, however, is that it provides these generic rubrics in a format that can be customized. Aligns well with authentic assessments.


ThingLink ThingLink is a free and user friendly digital tool that provides users with the ability to turn any image into an interactive graphic. Create multiple “hot spots” on specific parts of an image and turn that image into a multimedia launcher.


Creative ways to use Google Docs as Interactive Site Are you just using Google Docs as a substitute for a worksheet? Why not use the full capabilities of Google Docs by creating a HyperDoc? If you are not familiar with the term, HyperDoc, it essentially means “an interactive Google Doc that guides students through innovative and inquiry-based learning lessons using directions, graphic organizers, links, and possible collaboration. The learning can be made to be self directed, and students can work at their own pace” (Google Training Center, 2016).


FACTILE   Factile is a free learning platform that lets teachers create engaging jeopardy-style quiz games for the remote or in-person classroom.


Hopscotch A FREE! iOS app that teaches kids how to program and create animations by dragging-n-dropping blocks together.

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

Project Development

Inspire! We are each other’s BEST resources 🙂

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TEC21 Challenges

  1. Digital: Develop and incorporate a digital assessment activity to use with your students in a lesson or unit you’ll be teaching before we meet again in January.
  2. Social: Post to TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook. It can be a comment, an answer to someone’s question, a resource, a picture of you teaching and/or your students learning, or a sample of a digital assessment you used with your students.
  3. Spiritual: Be a resource–an inspiration–to one of your colleagues.
  4. 2021/2022 cohorts are forming now! Personal testimony goes a long way, so we would be most grateful if you would help us by thinking of a fellow teacher or teachers that you could encourage to register for Season 13? They could be teachers from your school or any other school for that matter. With your help we will be able to impact more teachers (and their students) for the sake of the gospel. We thank you in advance for any support of our efforts that you can give to us. #TEC21lcms #LutheranSchoolsThrive #LuthEd

Reflection

Dismiss at 2:00pm

Karla Hardies

You can reach me by text: 586-610-4511, email khardies@splcs.net, or via social media: FB Karla Dorn Hardies, IG @karlahardies or Twitter @karlahardies

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