Category Archives: Common Core
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.
In an earlier post, we shared information about the National Council for the Social Studies Conference taking place in November in St. Louis. Also in St. Louis, but in September, is the Missouri Council for history Education Conference (MOCHE).
Taking place at the Gateway Conference Center of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, September 26-27, the theme is Helping History Teachers Teach The Common Core. Registration is required by September 18. A sampling of topics includes: History for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers; Lewis and Clark Meet Twitter; and Going Beyond the Scavenger Hunt: Methods in Museum Education. Registration includes meals, books, and partial parking, plus networking with like-minded history educators: K-12, public and private, university, parks and museum educators.
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.