September 2019 Agenda—Shawnee, Kansas

Facilitating Technology Enriched Classrooms for 21st Century Learners.

Begin at 9:00am

Connect

Digitally…Socially…Spiritually

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Devotion

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Let’s take a look at The Cornerstone for Teachers for our inspirational devotion today!

http://devotions.thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2006_08_01_archive.html

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:

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

Classroom

An app that enhances the classroom setting by allowing teachers and students to create assignments, post questions and have discussions, as well as share announcements.

Docs

A word-processing program that allows students to create written, typed documents.

Drawings

A graphic app that allows students and teachers to create fully editable projects using pictures, text boxes, and objects. Think Paint meets Publisher!

Sheets

An app that allows you to create simple spreadsheet databases.

Google Forms

Make it, take it – Let’s create a Google Form!

  • Give it a title.

  • Build your form by adding different question types.

  • You might search a YouTube video, grab the url and insert video into the the form.

  • Spruce up the form by changing the default theme using one of Google’s featured theme’s or select customize to change font and color scheme and to insert an image for the background and/or header.

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  • Choice Eliminator & Google Forms – An add-on that allows teachers to assist in answer selection.

  • Flubaroo – A browser add-on that helps grade Google Forms and report results to students! Check out the tutorial for complete information.

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Digital Citizenship Integration

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

CommonSenseMedia

      • Internet Safety
      • Privacy & Security
      • Relationships & Communication
      • Cyberbullying
      • Digital Footprint & Reputation
      • Self-image & Identity
      • Information Literacy
      • Creative Credit & Copyright

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

Storyline Online is a website or YouTube channel where SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) members read award-winning children’s book aloud!  This would be wonderful for lower grades!

A digital library with thousands of FREE children’s books when you register as a teacher. Epic! makes it easy to search book types: picture, chapter, fact, comic, early, and read to me. (PreK – 6th)

These apps are easy to use and in a variety of subject areas (free and a small cost).

Everything from Uganda map to health and body pages, to letter A and handwriting sheets….

Stack the States® makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!

Follow up with Stack the Countries for upper grades, and the newly-released, Stack the States 2!

The cost is $2.99, but well worth the price!

Available on Android now!!

Online lessons and resources in the arts for all levels.

Artsonia is the world’s largest collection of student art, published by teachers and students from around the world. Parents and family can view the art online, leave comments and order keepsakes featuring the artwork.

Smithsonian’s History Explorer

https://historyexplorer.si.edu/

Smithsonian’s Online History resources including lessons, artifacts, and primary sources for students in grades K-12. Select by topic, grade, or era. Also provides cross-curricular connections for teaching.

Reading Bear, a project of WatchKnowLearn.org, is the first free program online to teach beginning readers vocabulary and concepts.

With Class Tools create free quizzes, games, activities, and diagrams in seconds!  Always free and no sign-ups!

A beautiful look at some of our national treasures!

The purpose of this site is to share information about free technology resources that teachers can use in their classrooms.  Lots of ideas!!

Provides educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction. Topics include Venn diagrams, timelines, poetry, etc.  We’ll be looking at this site multiple times this year!

Looking for a great way to keep track of your lesson plans digitally?  How about saving them from year to year?  Do you want to not erase anymore?  Planbook.com is for you!! $15.00 per year. Also available as an app that syncs with any device!

Are you familiar with Greg Tang?? The Grapes of Math, Math for all Seasons, and Math Appeal are just a few of his most famous books.  He is a huge proponent of number sense, and website is chock-full of wonderful games for all learners!  Also, he’s coming to the KC area on November 20!  Don’t miss him!

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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My Contact Info

Lori Leonardi

Trinity Lutheran School

Atchison, KS

lleonardi@trinityatchison.org

913-426-2481

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