November 2020 Agenda—Munster, Indiana

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • To WiFi:  Private wifi password: splcmunster@123!

  • How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there. The shortened URL is: bit.ly/Munster2020

  • To each other – Grab a breakfast item and get caught up with the other TEC21sters!

Devotion

A Whelming Flood: Genesis 8,9

8 But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. 2 Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. 3 The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down,4 and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat…..9 Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.

What’s apart of your flood right now?

What thoughts do you have as you sit in the ark?

What can we pray for today?

Announcements

  1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Thursday, January 21, 2020.

2. Please text my phone. In case of a weather situation for our January or February meetings this would be the fastest way to inform you of our situation. Text your name, and the time you leave for the workshops to 1-815-922-1492

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. (Look to your participants’ September Reflection Responses to help guide you.)

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.

Coding

Digital Assessment Strategies

Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment or Time Killers

Resources to help with Google Forms

Your first day with Google forms

Flubaroo

Quizziz.com–

Presentation

When the Shine is Gone

Flippity.net

Create Madlibs with Google Sheets

Thatquiz.org

Add your quiz to a video–Edpuzzle

create a presentation and put your questions in it– Nearpod

Add questions to Slides– Pear deck

Flipgrid is a social learning platform that allows educators to ask a question, then the students respond in a video. Students are then able to respond to one another, creating a “web” of discussion. … The students were using whiteboards to complete the work, then recording themselves on Flipgrid

10 tools for creating quizzes.

Gamification

Breakout EDU

Games students play!

Digital Tools & Resources

With Educandy, you can create interactive learning games in minutes. All you need is to enter the vocabulary or questions and answers and Educandy turns your content into cool interactive activities.

20 virtual field trip ideas and activities for your classroom


A Classic Geography Tool – Overlap Maps


NSTA-Approved Online Quizzes for Google Classroom

My colleagues and I have developed an online tool with hundreds of interactive self-grading Science quizzes! These have been shared by the National Science Teacher Association and are totally free.

Simply select the one you like and click on “send via Google Classroom”. This will automatically link the tools and that’s it! We really hope you like them.


7 Great Places to Make and Find Story Starters


How to Keep Students Safe Online While Learning Remotely?


Thanksgiving resources:Mine:Larry FerlazzoShelly Terrell


Mapping Thanksgiving www.freetech4teachers.com/2019/11/mapping-thanksgiving.html


Turkey chemistry


Christmas Resources


6 Googley Wintertime Activities for Kids

Three Thanksgiving Science Lessons

A Handful of Games for Fun Typing Practice

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

My Contact Info

Mark Hess

web site: markhess.info

email: mhesshome@gmail.com or mhess@stpaulslutheran.net

Twitter: @marklhess

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Office 815-802-9471

Cell 815-922-1492

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.

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