September 2019 Agenda—Clinton Township, Michigan

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Connect

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually
  • Digitally…

    • To WiFi: Look for “TLC-Guest”; use password ResponsibleGuest (all one word)

    • How to get to today’s agenda: If you can read this, you’re already there!

    • You can access the agenda by visiting tec21connect.com and selecting the Clinton Township.

     

    Socially…

    • Grab a breakfast item! Meet your fellow TEC21 participants!

    • I will share to your Google account a template for our Three Truths and a Lie game!  Take a few minutes to pick a slide and fill it in.

Devotion

Spiritually✝ Devotion

Love for one another.  We all have a basic desire to make connections.  To out Lord, to our families, to other humans.  This video is a reminder that God doesn’t always present us with connections we expect.  As you make connections with your students this year, watch for the unexpected moments to connect.
John 13:34-35
The boy and the homeless woman weren’t actually God (as they each claim), but in what ways did they work as God’s hands?
Prayer:  Lord Heavenly Father, we thank you for this opportunity to build community among your servants.  We ask that you bless this time we share together and we ask for your wisdom in our learning, and your guidance in the roles we serve for you in our classrooms.  We ask that you allow your Holy Spirit to work in us so that we may show you to others through our hearts and our actions.
In Jesus Name, Amen.

Announcements

1. Water fountain? Restrooms?
2. What does the timeline of a typical workshop day look like?
      • Workshop Day Timeline
        • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Connecting with Teachers
          • Connecting with Wi-Fi & each other
          • Ice Breaker with group (in September)
          • Devotion
          • Announcements
          • Review–What have you done this past month?
          • What new/reoccurring problems/needs are you seeing for yourself this year?
        • 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
          • Topic/Lesson
          • Digital Citizenship Integration
        • 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
          • Genius Hour
        • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
          • LUNCH (group decision)
        • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
          • Explore the list of “Digital Tools and Resources”
          • 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 (Google Hangouts, Skype, etc.)
          • Complete the REFLECTION at 1:50 PM
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”.
5. Are you needing college credit to renew your teaching license or to increase your salary on your church’s pay scale? If you are, then you can receive three graduate-level credits at the end of our program through Concordia University, Nebraska. There is no additional work that is above and beyond what you’re doing anyway from month to month so it’s just an added bonus to get credit for your TEC21 experience. Here are the details:
      • The cost is $80/credit hour
      • The online application process opens up on March 1, 2020 and closes April 30, 2020
      • Concordia University is a ministry partner of TEC21 so they will email you from time to time this year to provide you with more information
6. Upcoming events:
      • The next workshop date is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 2019
      • MACUL Conference, March 11-13, 2020
      • miGoogle Conference, November 4-5, 2019

Goals

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:

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 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

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

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

1. The TEC21 Facilitators Group:
      • The TEC21 Facilitators created this closed Facebook group for us to share ideas, plan, and support one another so we can effectively implement our program. This online platform is a powerful behind-the-scenes tool that enables us to collaborate and network with each other from all over the world. In fact, one of our team members even teaches in China!
2. The TEC21 Educators Group:
      • We’ve also created this closed 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 platform 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 and 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

G Suite

The G Suite is the encompassing name for the apps teachers select to use within their school or personal domain.  At St. Peter, the domain administrators set the permissions for which apps teachers and students can use, and when.
In my personal account, I simply add the apps I choose, since all the Google based apps are free.
At school I use:
Google Docs – Communication, worksheets, paper exams
Google Slides – Student projects and presentations
Google Maps – The coolest place ever!
Google Hangouts – Swedish pen pals!
Google Sheets – Behavior and late work
Google Drive – File cabinet and storage
Google Calendar – Communication
Google Email (Gmail) – Almost everything!

Extensions vs. Add-ons

Extensions are small programs added to your browser to improve the functionality and customize your experience.
Google translate
Read Aloud – text to speech
Add-ons are small programs that modify your existing programs rather than your browser. They may also enhance some of the items you plug into your device.  These are not always free.

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Digital Citizenship Integration

What aspects of Digital Citizenship need to be addressed using Google+ and Google Forms?

CommonSenseMedia

Genius Hour

Genius Hour Unit 1: Generate the idea

This month, we want you to begin to consider 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 website 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!”

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

Digital Tools & Resources

Google Hangouts affords you the opportunity to connect with others online. Arrange for a time to meet online with other teachers, other classrooms, facilitators or other professionals.
Using Google Forms to create an assignment or quiz?  Flubaroo is a Google Sheets add-on that grades the form for you! A few seconds and you’re done!
Clipchamp allows students to use the camera on their chrome device top capture and edit video quickly without log-in hassles.  Videos easily save to Google Drive for sharing with groups.
ShareShare.tv plays YouTube and Vimeo videos without the annoying or inappropriate ads.  You also can crop and download videos, share on social media and make qr codes.
Google Photos allows me to sort, store, and share pictures and videos with students.
Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain.com has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.
Great site that uses ELA lessons and units geared from K-8 aligned to the standards.  Plus, it’s free!
Tired of the boring popsicle sticks when picking students to read and answer questions? Random Name Picker uses a spinner to pick students.  Fun and engaging!  Just another great tool from Classtools.net.
MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.
Want to send a text blast to students and parents about your upcoming classroom event?  Parents/students sign up for alerts or can communicate with you without giving out your personal number.
Any version of the Bible at your fingertips.  No longer can your students claim they left their Bible at school.
Google is more than just a search engine. Yes, you already know Google owns Youtube, and all about Google Glass…but how many of Google’s interesting and underutilized features do you know about? Google has a bunch of extras ranging from useful learning tools to simple fun.
Free online tutorials for multiple grades and subjects.
Remember using the plastic circles and pens?  Now the old favorite is online!
Bouncy Balls is a great noise monitor.  Watch the balls bounce higher the louder the class gets!  Great to show differences in music too.

Time and Support for Project Development

TEC21 Challenges

1. Implement something you’re taking away from today’s session (i.e. a student-created project, a resource, a tool, an instructional strategy, an organizational practice, etc.). 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. Make your first post to the TEC21 Educators on Facebook. As a result, we will connect, share, inspire, grow, and support one another making our Lutheran schools thrive!

3. Again, with the words connect, share, inspire, grow, and support in mind, identify one person on your faculty and be a resource to them between now and October’s session. Be a spark!

Reflection

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Dismiss at 2:00pm

My Contact Info

Contact me if you need anything throughout the month!
Jason Murray
Email at: jmurray@splcs.net
Phone/Text to (586)-413-1276
twitter: @sciguysplcs
Instagram: sciguysplcs

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