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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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Best Practices in SMART Notebook Lesson Creation (Level 3) on Friday, July 20 • Enhance your ability to create professional and interactive SMART Notebook lesson activities! This content creation class provides instruction for creating content with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software; create interactive lesson activities based on curriculum standards and best practices scoring guides.

PREREQUISITE: Level 2 Training or equivalent. To register for summer workshops, or any others, visit the tele registration page on www.csd.org.

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Check out some snapshots of the beginning of Stephanie Madlinger’s workshop on Flipped Classrooms! This is one of our brand new professional development sessions- it’s full title is Flipping Your Classroom with Flip Cameras & Screencasting. At a cost of $110, these participants get a full day of instruction, plus hands-on time with the cameras. Stephanie and the group will explore various online resources for “flipping” classes, and will practice using a digital Flip Camera, and consider how to use IWB software like SMART and Promethean to create their own flipped class. (In addition, if they are so interested, the attendees can earn one graduate credit for their participation).

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There’s a new workshop being offered this week called Flipping Your Classroom with Flip Cameras & Screencasting. Are you interested in having more time to work with your students? Do your students need you to help them in small groups or individually? Do you wish you could clone yourself when teaching?

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. Discover the time-saving features of IWB & Flip software and how easy it is to share your videos online, through email, or e-card.  You will also learn from Stephanie Madlinger how to effectively remove an image from the video segments using the Flip software, and take screenshots using your IWB. Finally, participants will learn how to convert videos and use them to “flip” the classroom or include them in multimedia projects.  Bring your own Flip camera or borrow one from us! This workshop takes place June 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $110 CSD member; $140 non-member. (One Graduate Credit is available).  Knowledge of and experience with digital cameras, and IWB software will be helpful, but not required.

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Click on the image below to read the latest VLC Newsletter in its entirety- plenty of info on what we’re offering this summer and some great deals on professional development are included.

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