October 2020 Agenda—Muntinlupa, Philippines
Begin at 9:00am
- To WiFi
- How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there.
- A copy can be found on tec21connect.com click on the drop-down menu “Workshops” for the 2020/21 Agendas. Search for Muntinlupa, Philippines
- To each other: Click HERE for the Google Meet link
- Let us know more about each other! Greet your fellow participants and introduce yourselves to us! Shortly we will do an ice breaker activity to begin to get to know one another!
Romans 8:28 – “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
Getting to Know You
On the Padlet board below, click the “+” icon and list four things. Three of them should be things about you that are true and that you feel comfortable sharing! One of them should be a fabrication!
1. We are going ONLINE! Despite the global pandemic we are facing right now, TEC21 is still ready to impart knowledge even at the comfort of your homes.
Restroom? a few steps away.
Wate fountain? None. But your fridge is at arm’s length.
2. What does the timeline of a typical workshop day look like?
Workshop Day Timeline
- 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Connecting with Teachers
- Log into Zoom
- Ice Breaker with group (in October)
- Review–What have you done this past month?
- What new/reoccurring problems/needs are you seeing for yourself this year?
- 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
- 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
- Explore the list of Digital Tools and Resources
- Further explore the list of Digital Tools and Resources
- Second Session
- Make it, take it, use it
- Go deeper into understanding (peer-to-peer coaching)
- One-on-one with teachers
- Involve and help time (guide by the side)
- Get networked, get social, be active with one another here and in other cohorts around the country and the world (Google Hangouts/Meet, Skype, Zoom, etc.)
- Complete the REFLECTION
3. This series of workshops will provide you the opportunity to grow in a fun, safe and supportive environment. How and what you decide to implement into your classroom is up to you–personalized learning at its best!
- There are program-specific aspects–what we as Facilitators collectively deem as core components across the board.
- There are center-specific aspects–what individual Facilitators include which are practical and relevant to their teachers based on needs and interests.
- In the TEC21 Workshop Program, how are short- and long-term goals defined?
- SHORT-TERM – Some sort of technology integrating lesson or activity you want to do with your students THIS MONTH.
- LONG-TERM – A major change in the way you teach or manage your classroom. “I want to do less of THAT and more of THIS.” It could include a blog, a web site used for flipping your classroom, going paperless with Google Docs, using digital portfolios for student work, integrating project-based learning using a specific tool or tools. There are many possibilities. Think of something you’ve seen or heard about that makes you “spark” and think, “Yeah! I want to do more of THAT!”
4. On our final workshop day, we will gather together for what we have dubbed “Celebration Day”. This particular session’s format is unique among the others in that each of you will share some of the ways in which you implemented your ideas or projects to enhance your teaching and student learning. Think of this as a mini-conference where each of you will have 10-15 minutes to share with the group how your TEC21 experience has impacted your classroom. It’ll be among friends so there’s no need to get worked up about it. Here’s an outline to guide you in your planning – “Celebration Day”. You can share your learning with the group in any way you choose, but we’ll have you start a Google Slide today just as an option. Then if you end up presenting in this way you can add to your slides throughout the school year and avoid the pressure of having to develop a presentation toward the end of the program! Again, remember this is a low-key, no pressure, fun day to share with each other our successes (and yes failures) as well as aspirations you might have for things you want to do the next school year!
5. Upcoming events:
- The next workshop date is scheduled for November 14, 2020
We look forward in Workshop #1 to begin getting to know each other and taking a high-level look at the TEC21 ministry.
1. Discover TEC21’s vision and mission – what we do, how we do it and most importantly why we do it.
2. Boost your professional learning network by connecting to the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook.
3. Gain an understanding of the TEC21 road map for the school year culminating at the end of the school year with “Celebration Day”.
4. Explore and discover Google educational applications for the classroom. We’ll learn best practices from each other by sharing how we use some of these resourceful tools in our classrooms.
The TEC21 Ministry
Here are some ways TEC21 facilitators and teachers connect online to further build and strengthen their professional learning network:
Facebook Group: Engage with TEC21 Educators going all the way back to “Season 1” to ask questions and share ideas to support one another (We’ll be taking a much closer look at his one today as this is how we provide support to you outside of our face-to-face sessions!)
Facebook: 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.
Growing Your Professional Learning Network
Check your email to request to join the TEC21 Educators Group!
We’ve created this group for TEC21 Teachers and TEC21 Facilitators. Why should you join this group? Because building your professional learning network is vital in teaching today to connect, share, inspire, grow, and support one another. This Facebook group affords us the ability to extend our learning and support beyond our face-to-face workshop sessions. It also enables us to connect all of our TEC21 educators in each of our innovation centers with one another as well as with past TEC21 Teachers. It’s an excellent way for us to remain connected and to support one another for many years to come. Check your email for a link to join. Brent and Helena are online ready to approve your request to get you in!
Theory and Standards that Ground Tech Integration
All Things Google
Your Google ID
What is your Google ID? It’s more than just GMail. It is your key to G-Suite of online tools. Don’t have a Google ID? Create One!
Google Suite – Docs, Slides, Forms, Sheets, and much more…
Google Tools work best when you use the Chrome Browser
ADVANCED USER TIP: Chrome allows for a number of “Add-Ons” and “Extensions” that add additional functionality and tools that may be helpful to you and your students. Be careful. Not all Add-ons or Extensions are beneficial. In fact, while some claim to help you search, they are really adware in disguise, tracking your browsing and pushing advertisements.
Below is a list of Add-Ons or Extensions that our TEC21 Facilitators have recommended. Do you have one you’ve found useful? Let us know.
Digital Citizenship Integration
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed before each online lesson?
- Internet Safety
- Privacy & Security
- Relationships & Communication
- Digital Footprint & Reputation
- Self-image & Identity
- Information Literacy
- Creative Credit & Copyright
Digital Tools & Resources
How do you save and organize all of your favorite websites? How do you plan on saving all the websites and resources you’ll learn about this year during your TEC21 workshops? Will you use your browser’s tool bar, a spreadsheet, a document, create website to serve as your digital toolbox using Google Sites, or some other handy means? Have you ever heard of Diigo? It’s a bookmarking website that enables you to build your library of resources. You can add the diigolet to your toolbar or you can add the Diigo Chrome extension to your Chrome browser. There is also has a social-bookmarking aspect to it where you can join a group like Lutheran Teachers so when you save a website you have the option to add it to the group for everyone else to have access to. If you’re still trying to find a way to organize your sites that suits you best, you might consider creating a Diigo account by giving it a try!
SeeSaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that inspires your students to do their best work and saves you time. ∙ Students take pics, draw, record videos, and more to capture and reflect on learning in a portfolio.
Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families in 180+ countries. Create a Grid community for your classroom, school, PLC, #GridPals, families, and more!
Padlet is an application to create an online bulletin board that you can use to display information for any topic. Easily create an account and build a new board. You can add images, links, videos, and more.
Russel Tarr’s amazing site with tons of online tools from random student pickers and countdown timers, to pages that let students create mock Facebook profile pages for biography assignments. Lots of good free stuff here.
Ted Ed is TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Everything we do supports learning — from producing a growing library of original animated videos , to providing an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons, to helping curious students around the globe bring TED to their schools and gain presentation literacy skills, to celebrating innovative leadership within TED-Ed’s global network of over 250,000 teachers.
Desmos.com is the best online graphing calculator! Extremely easy to use, this site will easily graph equations, no matter the complexity! From basic algebra through complex quadratics, Desmos can handle it all! There are many, many resources for teachers also!
Unsplash.com Free images from awesome photographers around the globe. Students and teachers can search and use these images in their work without having to worry about violating copyright. As a courtesy to those who donated their work and it is a good practice for students and us teachers, we urge everyone to give credit ti the photographers.
Go Noodle Need a brain/movement break for your students? Sign into this website for fun, short activities to get your class moving.
Typing.com A free online typing tutor. A teacher can create their class for free. Students can login and practice on any computer with a keyboard and an internet connection. Teachers can track student progress and practice time.
Plickers a free, interactive tech tool that uses printable “paper clickers” instead of clicker devices. Each student is assigned a unique Plickers card that has a black and white image similar to a QR code. All you need is a smartphone with a camera to capture and record student responses.
Mentimeter Is an interactive tool. Use this to visually evaluate a selection of text. Repeated words appear larger than other words.
ABCya.com Educational games for grades PreK through 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun. Topics include math, reading, typing, just-for-fun logic games, art activities, and much more.
Goqr.me Use this web site to turn any URL into a QR Code that any smartphone or tablet should be able to read.
Time and Support for Project Development
1. Digital: Explore further a tool or idea from today’s session. It can be learner-centered, teacher-centered or a combination of both. Come ready to share your experience when we meet again in October!
2. Social: Consider following TEC21 on the social media platforms of your choice. Also, be sure to request to join the TEC21 Educators Group on Facebook. As a result, we will connect, share, inspire, grow, and support one another making our Lutheran schools thrive!
3. Spiritual: Again, with the words connect, share, inspire, grow, and support in mind, encourage a colleague and be a resource to them between now and October’s session.
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Dismiss at 12:00pm
Our Contact Info
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