October 2021 Agenda—St. Louis, Missouri (6-12 cohort)

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Getting Connected




PW – 20TEC21!

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👍 Who has the best JESUS story?  👍

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 witness of our faith to an unbelieving world.


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.

What’s going on?

What’s good?

What’s bad?

What can I help with?


1. The next workshop date is scheduled for Friday, November 12.

2. Have you gotten connected to the TEC21 social media universe?


We look forward in Workshop #2 making connections to build a lifetime of encouragement and support for one another.

1. Explore digital storytelling tools and resources to use with your students.

2. Create a digital storytelling learning activity to use with your students.

3. Be a resource to another colleague by sharing with them a digital tool, a resource, a learning activity, or an assessment strategy you learned about at today’s workshop.

Digital Storytelling

  1. What is Digital Story Telling?  How and why and when could you use it? 

  2. Examples of some ways I have used it.

    1. FLIPGRID – Do a quick retell of a section of scripture.
    2. STORYBOARD THAT! – Demonstrate the pattern of reconciliation found in Matthew 18
    3. BOOK CREATOR – Life on the home front during the Civil War.
    4. DIGITAL ESCAPE ROOMS – a (now defunct) digital escape room/story made by 5th graders.
    5. CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE BOOKS – Shelby’s India Book
    6. ADOBE SPARK – a simple “I AM” story
    7. OTHERS?
  3. What class COULD you use this in?  

  4. Challenges/1 on 1 Time  

    1. Complete one or more individual challenges below.
    2. I will be talking 1 on 1 with each of you
      1. Claire – what files would you like me to share
      2. Susan – how can I help save some time
      3. Paul – Multi media resources I found
      4. Mary – Thematic discussion


Use Flipgrid to tell a story about the upcoming week(s) and assignments as a preview.

Use Storyboard That to tell a funny story that happened at school this year.

Use Adobe Spark to create an “I am” story.  THINK – who could your students make an “I am” story about?


Partner up with someone in the cohort and create a Choose Your Own Adventure story.  Have one partner create the Google Form, share it with the other and then both can edit and work on it.  Use the provided template to help get you started.  THINK!  Is there some thing you can create that you could use in your classroom soon????


PROGRESSIVE STORY – add a sentence or two to the story.  Then share it with someone in your cohort AND someone at your school.

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Top Digital Tools & Resources on Digital Storytelling

Center- and Educator-specific Digital Tools & Resources

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

TEC21 Challenges

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

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

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


To open the reflection in its own tab, select HERE.

Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Please feel free to reach out if you ever need any help with technology integration or you have questions about something we did this year!  I am always happy to help.



EMAIL – sakerson@lslancers.org

PHONE – 314-629-7509

Connected teachers inspiring students in Technology Enriched Classrooms.