EducationPlus is excited to announce that Global Education Evangelist (at Google) Jaime Casap and The Daring Librarian Gwyneth Jones will be the two keynotes for the annual METC Conference. METC 2015 is February 9-11 at the St. Charles Convention Center. METC is a program of EducationPlus and an affiliate of ISTE. To learn more about the conference, such as when the call for proposals is due, visit www.METCconference.org.
The Connected Classroom is the EducationPlus Learning Division blog. Here are the top five most visited posts for the past month– did you contribute to the clicks?
1) Bloomin’ Toolbox + Google Goods
2) Accepting METC 2015 Proposals Through Start of School Year
3) World War I, 100 Years Later
4) Two-Day Digital Citizenship Workshop
5) Reading Workshop for Beginners Institute
Coming this fall to EducationPlus is Adaptive Schools: Developing & Facilitating Collaborative Groups.
This is a four-day workshop- participants must attend all the sessions- and is two days in September and two days in October:
Day 1: Wednesday, 9/24; Day 2: Thursday, 9/25;
Day 3: Wednesday, 10/22; Day 4: Thursday, 10/23.
Adaptive Schools is about facilitating groups, and helping to develop those groups with which you work to their highest capacity. Join other educators as we learn:
• two different ways of talking on groups
• why we need to be “adaptive”
• meeting norms that work
• how to deal with conflict in a community
• the skills of an excellent facilitator
• how to be a presenter that is credible
• the tools of an engaged and valuable group member
Session leader Toni Prickett is the owner and founder of Region Insights, an educational entity whose primary focus is helping educators build internal capacity. She facilitates individuals and groups who desire a deeper understanding of constructivist learning, group development, group facilitation and coaching. As a National Training Associate for the Center for Cognitive Coaching and the Center for Adaptive Schools, she has worked with state departments of education, superintendents, principals, staff developers, instructional coaches and teachers to enhance their own capacity to be self-reflective and self-governing.
To learn more about this four-day session, including times, fees and how to register, please visit this link. For questions regarding Adaptive Schools workshops at EducationPlus, contact Tiffiny Creech via email or by phone at 314-692-1256.
If you have attended this four-day series in the past and would like to learn more about a follow-up session on Deepening Capacity as Collaborators and Inquirers, save the dates of October 20-21 and look for a future blog post from the Learning Team on this blog!
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.
This Thursday and Friday, July 17 & 18, join us for Digital Citizenship: It’s Common Sense. Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating? 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? This class is based on the material in Digital Citizenship in Schools, an ISTE 2011 bestseller. We’ll explore the nine elements of Digital Citizenship: Access, Commerce, Communication, Literacy, Etiquette, Law, Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Wellness, and Security. Seats are still open, register at www.edplus.org today, and we will see you later this week! Cost: $279 members; $349 non-members; two graduate credits available.