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
Students are surrounded by visual images all day long: TV, streaming, apps… Examine how technology has changed the creation of visual images in news & ads and discuss what that effect has been on our students. Learn how to help students decipher the messages implicit in visual images while developing lessons that align to the standards.
Join us in Teaching New Literacies to Meet the Standards on Tuesday, July 22. Register online at www.edplus.org.
Tags: Canva, EducationPlus, Literacy, media, Missouri Learning Standards
Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating? Anyone using the web or a mobile device leaves a digital footprint. Because of AUPs and best practices guidelines, school leaders are faced with creating policies that students can follow & teachers can support. We teach our children how to be safe within the physical community, but what about norms for appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use? Learn how July 17-18; click on the image for more info.
Tags: AUPs, best practices, commerce, Communication, Digital Citizenship: Access, Digital Footprint, Etiquette, Health & Wellness, Internet Safety course, iste, law, Literacy, media literacy, Rights & Responsibilities, Security
The Saint Louis Science Center is hosting an opportunity for girls to participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops, connect with Microsoft employees and learn about careers in technology.
Microsoft’s DigiGirlz Camp is a free program is for all girls entering 8th through 12th grades. During this camp, participating girls will experience many forms of technology firsthand, participate in tours and demonstrations, network with women in the field and hear from executive women. They will also have a chance to win participation prizes.
WHEN: August 5-6, 2014
WHERE: Saint Louis Science Center (breakfast & lunch are included)
DRESS CODE: Business Casual
Register by July 11, 2014!Registration is full.
Tags: DigiGirlz Camp, Microsoft, Saint Louis Science Center, STEM
CharacterPlus Nat’l Conference attendees at a session on this book study
Join EducationPlus for a unique, free, online book study of Paul Tough’s best-selling book, “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.”
Participants in this study will explore Tough’s hypothesis that non-cognitive skills like persistence, self-control, curiosity, grit, conscientiousness and self-confidence are more crucial than sheer brainpower to achieving success. Participants will also address poverty and its impact on the lives of young people and the belief that these non-cognitive skills can help reduce some of the early learning deficits children face. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of the book or contact us in advance of the study.
Audience: Administrators, PreK-12 Classroom Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators, Instructional and Literacy Coaches
Twitter Dates & Times
#MOedchat using #MOreads as ad additional hashtag
June 19, 9:00 pm
July 17, 9:00 pm
August 21, 9:00 pm
September 18, 9:00 pm
Tags: #MOreads, conscientiousness, curiosity, EducationPlus, grit, Paul Tough, persistence, self-control, Twitter chat