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#megcamp CSDFriday was the last day of Meg Ormiston’s Tech Camp at Cooperating School Districts. Throughout the week, participants from several area districts collaborated in person and online, learning about ed tech tools they will be able to use in their classroom this upcoming school year. Friday’s activities included the campers sharing the videos they created during the course of the week!

Learn more about Cooperating School Districts’ summer educational technology workshops, like the boot camp
with Meg Ormiston, by clicking on the image below.

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csd summer workshopsRegistration opens soon for exciting summer instructional technology professional development opportunities!

New sessions offered by the Learning Team and ed tech professionals from around the region include:

•  Are You Ready to Moogle? Combing the Power of Moodle & Google
•  Free Microsoft Tools for the Classroom (prerequisite: PC computer with Windows 7 operating system. These apps will NOT work on a Mac).
•  Visual Literacy & the Common Core Standards   
•  How to Use Cell Phones as TOOLS in the Classroom
DIY Infographics for Easy Data Reporting  
plus much more!

Check back for dates, prices, and even more workshop selections!

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METC Precon 2012

The 30th annual Midwest Education Technology Conference takes place in just over 1 month! Registration is open. The sessions available are on Monday are our preconference workshops- these sessions are either a full-day or 1/2-day of hands-on professional development, and require pre-registration. Here’s a sampling of some of the opportunities:

P01:  Remixing the Common Core: Digital Media & 21st Century Literacies
P03:  Engaging Students with ActivInspire & Promethean Boards (Beginner)
P04:  Promethean ActivInspire Training for the Advanced User
P14:  Deconstructing Pop Culture’s Effect on Adolescent Career Aspirations
P18:  Hands-On STEM Investigations with CPO Science
P19:  Systems Thinking Through Game Design
P20:  Moodle 2 for Beginners
P26:  Planning Great Lessons with Google Earth

We’ll see you soon at the St. Charles Convention Center! To learn more about METC, visit and follow us on Twitter with @METC_CSD or #METC13. METC is a program of Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis.

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Join Stephanie for this upcoming workshop

Would you like to have a second or third teacher help support your students? Are you ready to teach in the cloud? This workshop is for those interested in connecting with their students through online, collaborative environments.  We’ll explain how to use an online community to expand your teaching and support your students learning.

We also will discuss various tools that can help you make the most of peer coaching, connecting to experts, and teaching outside the four walls of the classroom. We will explore online learning communities such an Edmodo and Moodle, and then take it one step further and explore social networks such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter. Other online resources discussed include social bookmarking sites like Delicious, Symbaloo and Diigo.

Are you ready explore how to connect with students in their world and teach beyond the traditional classroom day? Sign up for July 12th’s workshop, Getting Social in the Classroom. CSD members pay $110; 1 graduate credit is available at an addition fee. Register through this link by Monday, July 9.

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At the end of June, the Virtual Learning Center is offering two new, but very different, Moodle workshops. One is a half-day session for those who work the back end of the course management system, the other is a full day workshop for teachers who will utilize Moodle in their classrooms.

Moodle 2.0 Administrator Training
June 19 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. $75 CSD member; $89 non-member
This 3-hour, hands-on, bring your own device session is for the Moodle administrator(s) at your organization. This workshop will address the Moodle 2.0 settings that are pertinent to K-12 institutions, allowing each organization to provide the features and security they deem necessary. We will recommend settings for security considerations, restrictions, conveniences, and appearance. Management of files and users will also be addressed.

Moodle 2.0 Basics Training for Teachers
June 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; $149 CSD member; $189 non-member
Heard of Moodle, but aren’t sure how to use it to its fullest advantage? New to the latest version of Moodle? This workshop is for you! Find out what this powerful course management system is, how to use it as the one-stop website for your class, and how to get your own for free.  Learn the new enhancements of the latest version of Moodle and have an opportunity to see how other teachers are using it. Try your hand at setting up various features of Moodle and practice developing your own course. Lots of hands-on time will be provided to create a sample workshop and organize it. (Just a note: no prior knowledge of Moodle required, but if you are familiar with Moodle 1.9, you can still benefit by attending and learning about Moodle 2.0).

Neither workshop has graduate credit associated with it.
To register, visit this link.

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