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CCS Mobile Training Center 1We have a great opportunity next week for educators who use SMART technologies in their classroom. CCS Presentation Systems is taking its AV solutions around the country with their mobile training center. April 8-10, the mobile training center will be at EducationPlus in St. Louis, in the lower lot, and open for interested educators. Equipment on board includes Samsung 55” display, InFocus Mondopad, wireless document cameras, Epson projector, SMART Board 880, plus more.

On Wednesday, two free workshops will be offered (9-12 and again 1-4) by SMART Certified trainers. The session will focus on the integration of Notebook software into the Common Core and a preview of SMART Notebook 2014 and its exciting new features, including: instant feedback, student data retrieval, improved math tools and much more. Registration is requested for the workshops.

This mobile training center is on a three month national roadshow that will participate in 30 events. You can follow its visits by searching #ccsroadshow. Questions? Leave a comment and we’ll respond!

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New workshop • Wednesday, 7/9/14 • 8:30 – 3:30 • Register online

Students and teachers are spending more time on the web, both in and out of school, more than ever. In this workshop, we will dive into the world of web apps that give students the ability to create, not just consume. We will discover websites for producing video, mixing and recording audio, and publishing websites, documents, and more. Please note: all the web apps will be great on Chromebooks in the classroom.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

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flip classFlipping Your Classroom with Video Cameras & Screencasting​ is a professional learning opportunity taking place at Cooperating School Districts July 24, 2013.

The Flipped Classroom is one in which teacher presentations are videotaped, and students have a chance to watch on their own time. Then during class, the students practice what they have learned under the guidance of the teacher.  This workshop will explore various online resources for “flipping” your class, and will explore how to use a digital Flip Camera, and IWB software like SMART and Promethean to create your own flipped class.

To read more on the workshop, or to register for it, visit our online registration system.

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St. Louis SMARTBoard TrainingToday SMART Certified Trainer Martha Bogart is teaching SMARTBoard Level 2 in the tele at Cooperating School Districts. This week’s workshop filled so quickly, another session of Level 2 was added on the schedule for Tuesday, June 11. Note- today’s workshop and Tuesday’s are not a workshops for beginners.

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tech workshopSummer workshop season has kicked off here at Cooperating School Districts – we have a full house for SMARTBoard Level I. What workshop are you looking forward to most?

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stl summer smartboardInteractive whiteboard workshops start this week at Cooperating School Districts. If you haven’t enrolled yet, do so today- some have started to fill! To see a complete list of IWB workshops- on SMART and Promethean- visit our calendar of events. SMART workshops begin Thursday with Level 1 – for beginners with no prior knowledge; Promethean kicks off next week.

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Show-Me Red CarpetJust a few reminders about the Show-Me a Movie Digital Storytelling Contest:

• Entries must be received no later than 3 p.m. CST on December 14, 2012. Entries received after this deadline will not be considered.

• Movies must be submitted via the web: required website for upload is SchoolTube. The online entry form includes a space for the URL to be submitted to CSD. We no longer accept movies on CD.

• There are two online forms (entry form- one per movie and reflection- one per student) as part of the submission process.

• The contest is now open for submissions from elementary (2-5), middle school, and high school students in Missouri + Illinois.

• Movies that lack the proper citations for resources used within the submission will automatically be disqualified from judging,
rather than just points taken off total score, as judges have done in previous years.

See all the rules online at csd.org.

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We have two upcoming Saturday workshops on using interactive whiteboards- like Promethan ActivBoards and SMARTBoards- and meeting Common Core State Standards.  Each workshop is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and each costs $50 for CSD member or $70 for non-members. Register online; both workshops are November 10.

This professional development is not for IWB beginners; we’re asking participants to bring existing materials and lessons that you want to revise.

Creating Interactive Whiteboard Lessons to Meet ELA Common Core Standards in the Secondary Classroom   ​This half-day workshop on November 10th is designed for secondary teachers who want to learn how to meet the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by using their interactive whiteboard (SMART or Promethean). Find out what the CCSS are and how you can create IWB lessons that align to them.  The focus will be on leveraging your existing IWB lessons and resources to transform them to meet the rigor and relevance requirements of the CCSS.

Creating Interactive Whiteboard Lessons to Meet Math Common Core Standards in the Secondary Classroom   This half-day workshop on November 10th is designed for secondary teachers who want to learn how to meet the Math Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by using their interactive whiteboard (SMART or Promethean). Find out what the CCSS are and how you can create IWB lessons that align to them.  The focus will be on leveraging your existing IWB lessons and resources to transform them to meet the rigor and relevance requirements of the CCSS.

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2013 Midwest Spotlight Educator Greg Lawrence is currently the Technology Facilitator for the Wentzville School District. Greg has been instrumental in training and supporting Wentzville’s 200+ high school educators as they began their 1:1 Student Initiative. He has worked with many school districts and presented at many regional and state conferences. He is a Discovery STAR educator, serves on the METC Advisory Board, ETA of STL Board, is a SMART Certified Trainer, and an adjunct professor for Missouri Baptist University. In addition to being selected as a Midwest Spotlight Educator, Greg was also honored with the Making IT Happen Award  from the Missouri Educational Technology Community, the METC ISTE affiliate. Follow him on Twitter at @greglawrence.

Greg is one of nine educators chosen as spotlight speaker at the Midwest Education Technology Conference. This special designation honors leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students and teachers. METC,  a program of Cooperating School Districts, celebrates 30 years in 2013.

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