Monthly Archives: August 2011
The Virtual Learning Center hold Discovery Education streaming training on the second Monday of every other month during the school year at no cost (it’s free to those schools that purchase DE streaming subscriptions through CSD and to CSD/CSG Members. Otherwise, it’s $149 or $189 like other tele classes). Plan to attend this full day of learning and walk away saying, “WOW!” Through your subscription to DE streaming, you receive on-demand streaming and downloading of videos for your classroom, lesson plans, quizzes, images, sound effects, encyclopedia articles, and more!
Using Discovery Education streaming, students are engaged in their learning experiences, and teachers have the ability to create standards-based lessons, assignments, quizzes, and writing prompts online. Come learn the user-friendly features including the My DE page and drag & drop features in My Content. Find out about the curriculum focused features including the Ready Zone, STEM Connect and more! Learn how the Interactive Atlas and the Student Center can engage 21st century learners.
This free training every other month is on the second Monday of the month during the school year from 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Registration is required – the first session for the school year is September 12.
For more information, or to schedule personalized workshops at your location on Discovery Education streaming, contact Stephanie Madlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-692-1212.
In Author Visit and Eggs-periments Videoconferences, author Amy E. Sklansky discusses her book Where Do Chicks Come From?. This book, part of the well-respected Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, explains what happens inside an egg from fertilization through hatching. Using visuals in a highly interactive videoconference session, Amy outlines various stages of writing the book — research, revisions, artist’s sketches, etc. This is a great supplemental program for those elementary classes that have eggs and hatch chicks in their classrooms! Register with New Links Coordinator Rebecca Morrison at email@example.com.
Find out how to take your students anywhere in the world to connect with experts and collaborate with other students- all without leaving your classroom! You can make these connections using distance learning technology tools like Skype and curriculum videoconferencing. In this workshop, you will have the chance to learn how using videoconferencing and Skype fits easily into your existing programs of study. Come learn how to find, design, and participate in virtual field trips and collaborative projects. These lessons promote higher order thinking skills, increase motivation and create fantastic collaborations. Participants will:
- Be introduced to videoconferencing and how it works, and to CSD’s distance learning program, New Links
- Compare & contrast videoconferencing and Skype for your classroom
- Set up a free Skype account and practice using it by adding contacts, setting privacy settings and look at education.skype.com
- Learn how to find content for both videoconferences and Skype connections
- Connect to content providers for videoconference demonstrations
- Design virtual field trips or collaborative projects by visiting websites like projects.twice.cc
Tags: virtual field trips
Tomorrow is the deadline to submit 2012 Midwest Education Technology Conference proposals! Be sure to get yours in today. Strands for this year’s conference include:
• Accountability / Assessment
• Differentiated Instruction
• Digital Creation
• Virtual Teaching & Learning
• Innovative Instruction & Engaged Learning
• Leadership & Professional Learning
• Library & Media Literacy
• Mobile Learning
• Technical Infrastructure & Support
Today Martha Bogart and Stephanie Madlinger went onsite to the Jennings School District to offer instructional technology professional development. To see more photos of their session, visit our Flickr page or click on the image of Martha, above (taken by Stephanie, thanks!). Martha, Stephanie, Jennings educators, would you like to share what you discussed?
Take a look at our summer “vacation” pictures …. we’re ready to get this school year underway and to continue working with tech-enthused teachers like you! To see the fall/spring schedule of tele classes, click here.
See you soon!
It is a free event- in an unconference format- that brings together those interested in learning & sharing about best practices in education. This less formal format allows the knowledge and interests of those in attendance to lead the conversations. All are welcome to join in for a great day of conversations about solutions on how to build the best classrooms, schools and communities for the future.
When: Saturday, February 11, 2012
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Register here
Location: Nipher Middle School, Kirkwood School District
700 S. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO 63123