Both of Cindy Lane’s workshops next week are on free Google/Web 2.0 resources. Register online.
The last two summer edtech workshops are scheduled next week at EducationPlus with Google Certified Teacher Cindy Lane:
• Bloomin’ Toolbox: Resources for Today’s Educators consists of diving into the six levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, aligned with Common Core principles, and retrieving useful web 2.0 tools to use in your classroom. Time will be spent collaborating with other educators to share tools as well as looking into the usefulness of sites listed by the facilitator. All websites discussed will be housed on a Google site for further reflection. JULY 28.
• Google Goods that Meet the Standards: So your school has “gone Google” and left you behind? NO WORRIES! Out of the 50+ free tools brought to you by Google, a Google Certified Teacher will share the educationally based tools tied to Missouri Learning Standards you need to understand and help you navigate through them during this workshop. Among the favorites are DOCS, GMAIL, CALENDAR, SEARCH, CUSTOM SEARCH ENGINES and EVEN MORE!! Get the goods on all things Google in this fast-paced workshop. July 29.
Visit www.edplus.org to learn more & to register.
Tags: Common Core, Google, Missouri Learning Standards, Web 2.0
In our one day workshop Integrating Writing & Digital Tech:
• Explore new ideas to create multimedia presentations that meet Missouri Learning Standards for using writing, media literacies and technology skills.
• Check out technology applications that meet the college and career readiness standards.
• Use Google Drawing, Forms, and Presentations for interactive presentations. Select technology applications such as SMore, Piktochart, Easel.ly and more to create online newsletters and infographics.
• Learn how to communicate with parents and students with online digital newsletters that work on mobile platforms.
This workshop is July 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at EducationPlus. Register online.
Tags: Easel.ly, Google Drive, media literacy, Piktochart, SMore
This week, a collaborative learning opportunity involving three EducationPlus PLN’s, SLACCA, EduCoaches and LARC, is taking place at the Ferguson Florissant School District. We’re beginning a four year literacy initiative and the Reading Workshop for Beginners Three Day Institute is kicking it off! The institute is a way for the region’s educators to share best practices. Participants will be gaining an understanding of the instructional philosophy and framework of the Reading Workshop.
They will be walking away with a structure for implementing and starting the workshop approach in their classrooms. Teams of three to five teachers are here with an instructional coach and/or administrator from their district. The districts participating this week include:
• Ferguson Florissant
• Francis Howell
• University City
These educators are engaging in lesson planning and implementation as well as daily breakout sessions. Facilitators sharing their best practices are from Fox, Bayless, Parkway, Ritenour, Warren County and Wentzville school districts. The June session filled so quickly that we are now offering a July session.
Reading Workshop for Beginners Three Day Institute takes place again July 21-23 at Cross Keys Middle School. Register for this session by July 14; keep in mind you must attend all three sessions. Questions? Contact EducationPlus’ Director of Teaching and Learning, Stephanie Madlinger.
Tags: Collaboration, EducationPlus, Literacy, professional learning neworks, Reading Workshop
The CharacterPlus National Conference offers two preconference workshop opportunities on June 16. One is Character Education and the Common Core Standards; this session includes both rationale and strategies for integrating the CharacterPlus Way with the implementation of the Missouri Learning Standards (Common Core). Participants will explore specific ways that such character virtues as autonomy, influence, belongingness and competence can be infused into real world academic projects, discussions and active classroom learning.
Lead by facilitator Jan Keenoy (pictured), participants will use collaborative learning strategies to explore exactly how the Missouri Learning Standards (Common Core) in ELA and math can link directly to CharacterPlus virtues such as diligence, judgment, honesty and tact. In essence, CharacterPlus and the Missouri Learning Standards can be implemented successfully in tandem.
Experienced educators will share how they have successfully integrated character education into Common Core State Standards.
Resources from Paul Tough (How Children Succeed), University of Chicago (Research on the importance of Non-Cognitive Attributes in Student Achievement), the Noyce Foundation (Magic Bullets that Lead to Student Success) and Harvard University (The Mindful Classroom, Project Zero, Making Thinking Visible) will be cited as we link the similarities between character education and MLS shifts. Jan will also offer ways that character education can be infused into district curriculum documents in ways that capitalize on student values and beliefs in an effort to motivate the student to rewrite his or her personal identity narrative both in character and academics.
Registration is now open.
Tags: Character Education, CHARACTERplus National Conference, Common Core, Missouri Learning Standards
Summer workshop • Friday, 7/11/14 • 8:30 – 3:30 • Register Online
Overwhelmed by the flood of information pouring out for teachers? Learn how to utilize social media to collect great educational ideas and resources. This session will provide solutions for collecting and organizing the overload of digital information. Practice with Symbaloo, Scoop.it, Paper.li, EduClipper, Pinterest, Twitter and more. Use these digital tools to search Common Core resources and technology applications that can be applied in the classroom. Connect globally with educators to build a personal learning network that provides instructional resources and ideas.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Linda Dougherty’s Twitter profile: High School Teacher-Librarian – District Library Chair – METC 2013 Spotlight Educator – ISTE – SIGLIB- SIGLIB Digital Playground Presenter – #MOedchat – #TLCHAT
@ljdougherty | St.Louis, MO | lindajdougherty.com
Tags: EduClipper, Paper.li, Pinterest, Scoop.it, Symbaloo, Twitter
Click to hear what instruction Cindy Lane says about her upcoming workshop, Bloom’ Toolbox: Resources for Today’s Educator
The Bloomin’ Toolbox workshop consists of diving into the six levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, aligned with Common Core principles, and retrieving useful Web 2.0 tools to use in your classroom. Time will be spent collaborating with other educators to share tools as well as looking into the usefulness of sites listed by the facilitator. All websites discussed will be housed on a Google site for further reflection. Learn more and register at www.edplus.org.
Tags: Bloom's Taxonomy, Common Core, Missouri Learning Standards, Web 2.0 tools
New workshop • Tuesday, 7/29/14 • 8:30 – 3:30 • Register Online
So your school has “Gone Google” and left you behind? NO WORRIES! Out of the 50+ free tools brought to you by Google, a Google Certified Teacher will share the educationally based tools tied to Missouri Learning Standards you need to understand and help you navigate through them during this workshop. Among the favorites are DOCS, GMAIL, CALENDAR, SEARCH, CUSTOM SEARCH ENGINES and EVEN MORE!! Get the goods on all things Google in this fast-paced workshop.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Cindy Lane’s Twitter profile: Instructional Technologist, DEPD trainer, GCT, TLC-Teaching and Learning Consultant, Easily distracted by anything Web 2.0 for education! | @clane • St. Louis, MO • http://xrl.us/cindyclane
Designed specifically for Missouri educators, this unique day of professional learning on May 2 will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate your curriculum using the latest 21st century tools and Discovery Education resources. Come join us for a free day of learning while we celebrate with a Cinco de Mayo theme. Bring your laptop, we’ll provide lunch. Here’s what will be taking place:
Introductory Session: Back to the Basics
Dive into the new Discovery Education! We’ll fill the gaps with helpful information on navigating, talk about the new and exciting enhancements, and uncover some resources that you never knew you had! From the Common Core Standards search to the new Quicklist, My Content, and My DE for Students this session will prepare you to springboard into deeper Discovery Education integration in your classroom.
Breakout Session Choices:
- Student Engagement with Discovery Education
- Discovery Education Builder Tools: Make and Take
- IRON DEN: Board Builder Challenge
- DEN STAR: Model Classroom
Please register for this free event by April 25.
Tags: Common Core, Discovery Education, EducationPlus, media