Monthly Archives: April 2011

More Free PD Opportunities!

Attend the SMART virtual event this May: This event will display SMART’s newest education solutions and will give you the opportunity to interact with SMART representatives, access resources and attend presentations remotely. The virtual event takes place May 5, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MT, or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT. Register today to see what the latest innovations from SMART can do for your schools.

On May 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., join CDW•G live at a 1:1 Roundtable at CSD where you will hear from subject matter experts on the successful elements of building a 1:1 program. You’ll learn “best practices” and share questions, ideas and experiences with other St. Louis public and private schools that have successfully deployed one-to-one programs in a roundtable discussion. Areas of discussion: financial sustainability, research on working in technology-transformed schools and show how technology can save money when properly implemented, enhancing your mobile technology and a look at devices available for your 1:1 program. Register for the CDW•G event here.

In June, come spend a day with Dr. Janet Allen, a leading expert in adolescent literacy at Harris Stowe State University. Dr. Allen will be sharing over 30 years of experience in literacy instruction, research and reform. The 1 day session on June 7 is free and sponsored by RB Education, Dr. Janet Allen’s Plugged-in, Harris Stowe State University and the St. Louis IRA. This event is designed for grades 4-12 teachers, reading specialists, staff developers, Title One, special educators, ELL, and administrators. To register for the Dr. Allen event, click here.

Registration is required for all listed events.


Free Spring DE Virtual Conference Plus More from the VLC

Click below to learn more about these great opportunities for you and your colleagues!

A Preview of Coming Attractions from the Show-Me a Movie Contest

In a world where instructional technology is becoming more prevalent in K-12 classrooms, some changes are developing in our annual digital storytelling contest… look for news on Show-Me a Movie coming soon to a (computer) screen near you! (click on the image to go to our website).

Pixie 3 Makes its Debut @ CSD – “Share” the Excitement

Two NEW! tele Tech4Learning classes have been scheduled for June 13 at Cooperating School Districts!

In the morning, learn how to work with student to create cross curricular projects in both print and digital formats and collaborate with their peers using Pixie 3! There is a new look and feel to Pixie3. So bring your questions, projects  and lesson plans and get ready to address: State Standards, 21st Century Skills, Differentiated Instruction, RTI and much more! You’ll learn how  easily you can convert your existing Pixie projects to Pixie 3, and learn how to use all of Pixie 3’s new features – including multi-page projects and real time collaboration, new tools and functionality.

During the afternoon, learn how Share is an amazing 21st Century Authoring tool. Share makes it easy to create interactive presentations, PDF and FlashR files, and web sites. You will learn how to access templates for design and productivity. Integrating  technology into your curriculum will be engaging and fun. Join us to brainstorm and collaborate to address Curricular Objectives and then, put the technology to work for you. Whether you have wanted to learn how to create portfolios, webpages, brochures or create path animation, this workshop is for you. Engage, Create and Share.

Think about attending both and stay for an entire day of learning! Each session costs just $74 (member and nonmembers alike!) and it includes the software being discussed. For less than $150, you can get a full day of Learning on Pixie 3 and Share, plus get to take the software home with you! Registration will open soon on our website,!

New! Digital Citizenship Professional Development

NEW! Digital Citizenship: Preparing Students for an Online World is July 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cooperating School Districts’ tele in St. Louis, Missouri.

Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating? Anyone using the web and mobile devices leaves a digital footprint. 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?

Class time will include discussion on:

Digital Access | Digital Commerce | Digital Communication | Digital Literacy | Digital Etiquette | Digital Law | Digital Rights & Responsibilities | Digital Health & Wellness (carpal tunnel, ergonomics, etc.) | Digital Security (self-protection)

Cost: $149 CSD member; $189 non-member
(One Graduate Credit available at an additional fee)
Register here.