Category Archives: Literacy

Digital Citizenship: It’s Common Sense

DigCit in Schools

In this two day workshop, we will explore the nine elements of Digital Citizenship: Access, Commerce, Communication, Literacy, Etiquette, Law, Rights & Responsibilities, Healthy & Wellness and Security, based on the book, Digital Citizenship in Schools. You’ll walk away with lesson based on the ISTE Standards that you can you immediately. Read more & register here!

 

Don’t miss our other #METCpd this summer!

 

Register before May 9 with promo code METC50 and save 50%! Throughout the month of May use promo code METCpd and save 25%!

Google Mania:  Mini Boot Camp 6/6 – 6/7

Flipping Your Classroom & PD

Using Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Adventures in STEM: Learn To Code 

Google Extensions, Add-Ons & More

Google Mania: Mini Boot Camp 7/6 – 7/7

METC Maker Summer Institute: Empowering Creative Minds

Cool Tools and Free Resources for Teachers

 


 


 

METC Teacher Appreciation[1]

METC16: Transform your library!

Learn how two media specialists transformed libraries at their district into Learning Commons spaces starting with developing a five year plan. They will also help participants brainstorm ideas for their own libraries and how to transform them and how to promote them in new and innovative ways.

The Library Media Specialist: Lead, Motivate, Serve

Presenters: Andrea Head & Kelly Hauquitz, media specialists, Francis Howell School District, St. Charles, Missouri.

The preconference workshop will be on February 8, 2016, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the St. Charles Convention Center.

The presenters explained more about their workshop in the video they created below!

 

May 2015 Top Reads

googlemaniaThe Connected Classroom is the EducationPlus LearningLab blog. Here are the top five most visited posts for the past month– did you contribute to the clicks?

(1)  Google Mania Takes Over in July  read it here
(2)  To Thine Own Self Be True: Character Education with Shakespeare  read it here
(3)  St. Louis Summer 2015 Reading Clubs  read it here
(4)  Project Based Learning & 21st Century Skills with LEGO  read it here
(5)  Using Sensory Integration Strategies to Help Students Focus  read it here

To Thine Own Self Be True: Character Education with Shakespeare

Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis‘ Director of Community Engagement & Education, Jennifer Wintzer, will share at the CharacterPlus National Conference how Shakespeare’s characters have grit. Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ educational touring ensemble hits the road each school year with 50-minute adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays, companion resource guides and supplemental workshops for students grades K-12. Explore the festival’s theatrical approach to character education with this exciting breakout session. Using key principles of character education, she will guide participants through hands-on, experiential activities to explore the moral dilemmas of some of the Bard’s most famous (and infamous) characters. You will enhance content knowledge and will learn theatre activities that support student understanding of ethical and civic values such as respect, trustworthiness, caring and fairness within the context of Shakespeare’s plays.

SFSTL logo transparent flushJennifer’s presentation at the conference takes place just after this season’s production of Antony and Cleopatra closes (running May 22- June 14 in Forest Park). Admission to all performances is free, and this year marks the 15th anniversary of plays in the park.

St. Louis Summer 2015 Reading Clubs

The last couple of years, we’ve shared area summer reading clubs from local libraries. Here are a few for this year to consider- each is set up a little differently- some have already started!

kid readingSt. Louis Public Library | May 4 – July 25. Join Every Hero Has a Story, the St. Louis Public Library’s reading club. There are two categories, for babies through elementary school, and middle through high school. The rules are simple:

• Turn in a Summer Reading Club Reading Record at any St. Louis Public Library between May 4 and July 25.
• Keep track of the library books and/or magazines you read or listen to (eBooks & audio books count too!).
• Each time you complete five books, win a small prize, and keep reading. Prizes available May 11.  Age-appropriate prizes are available for babies and toddlers.

St. Charles City-County Library District | June 1 – August 1. Teens “15 hours of reading completes the program to receive a book and entry into the grand prize drawing. Read 60 more hours to receive a bonus prize and enter the drawing again! Win ca$h in the grand prize drawing!” Learn more here.

St. Louis County Library |  May 18 – August 1. Join various age groups with the St. Louis County Library’s reading club:
• Early Readers (Ages 0-5)
• Kids (Grades K-5)
• Teens (Grades 6-12)

Early Readers Club and Kids Reading Club can still pick up a print log sheet at the library to help track their reading. In order to redeem prizes, participants must register and enter their reading online, which can be done at the library or from any device with internet access. Schools frequently ask for student participation numbers and taking the club online provides us with accurate statistics.  Learn more here.