Category Archives: Classroom Technology
Thursday, December 5, 2013 Technology Leadership Academy Continues to Provide Area Educators with Learning Opportunities
This school year enrollment in the annual Technology Leadership Academy was so high that EducationPlus was required to split the group into two sections. One section met yesterday and continued their instructional technology professional development and their work on iPads. During the course of the year-long meetings, participants develop a vision of how to use technology to improve student performance and assess strengths and needs of their staff and students in the area of technology.
To see more images of the TLA, visit our Flickr page.
FREE! Every Other Month Full-Day Discovery Education streaming Training at CSD!
CSD offers DE streaming training on the second Monday of every other month during the school year for FREE. 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. CSD offers this FREE training every other month on the second Monday of the month during the school year from 8:30am-3:30pm at the Craig Rd. location. Space is limited, so register early! To register, go to: http://csd-web.ungerboeck.com/coe/coe_p1_all.aspx?oc=10&cc=COEALL and scroll down to the date you want. First date is Sept. 16th!
The following dates are available:
● September 16 (adjustment due to Labor Day)
● November 11
● January 13
● March 10
● May 12
Free for districts who purchase DE streaming through CSD; $95 for all others
For more information, or to schedule personalized workshops at your location on Discovery Education streaming, contact Martha Bogart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-692-1258.
On September 17 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. CT, HEC-TV presents Constitution Day 2013: The Ongoing Impact of Gideon v. Wainwright. Join HEC-TV from the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse in St. Louis to interact with their panel of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders for a vibrant and insightful discussion on the constitutional, legal, political and practical implications of the landmark 1963 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright.
To find a more detailed program description- which participants can watch online, on TV, or participate via videoconference- that includes objectives, related national curriculum standards, pre-program learning activities, and information on how to view the program live and participate interactively, click here.
The Show-Me a Movie Digital Storytelling Contest is an annual event open for second through twelfth grade students. The contest has grown to include the following states: Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Winning movies are then showcased at the Midwest Education Technology Conference each year; students, families and educators are invited to attend. They are also featured on our SchoolTube channel.
The contest is currently open, and accepting submissions until Wednesday, December 12, 2013 at 3 p.m. central time. There are three divisions and five categories, and movies are judged upon:
• Quality of Content: Original work that achieves its stated purpose and appeals to its intended audience with good evidence of subject knowledge.
• Creativity: Well-developed, aesthetically pleasing and adds a different angle to its content.
• Videography (Live Action or Animation): Quality of images and sound, editing, etc.
• Reflection: Students demonstrate how their movies have achieved Common Core State Standards and what they have learned as a result of their project.
Also important to the judging process is that all resources used within the movie are cited, including images, artwork, and music. To learn more about the contest, including it’s categories and how to enter, visit the Show-Me a Movie page on CSD’s website.