Tag Archives: 21st century students

EdisonLearning Partners with Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis

Is your district focused on career and college readiness?

You’ll be interested to know that EdisonLearning has signed onto Cooperating School Districts’ online learning program, District’s-Choice. EdisonLearning will provide high quality STEM eCourses and assessment using eValuate™. eValuate™ enables educators to:

  • Assess student progress and adjusts instruction accordingly
  • Analyze data to adjust achievement gaps and address them by focusing resources in the right places
  • Improve student achievement and engagement in learning

CSD will host a meeting on August 21 at 4 p.m. for districts and high schools that have an interest in further exploring this program. eValuate™ (or its predecessor, Tungsten), has been used successfully in Missouri schools for the past 10 years. The informational session will include descriptions from clients of how involved Missouri schools use the program to achieve high levels of school performance. A demonstration also will be offered so that participants can receive first hand information on how the program works. Edison reps will answer questions and will schedule follow-up sessions with any educators wanting further discussion. Enroll in this free session by e-mailing Janice.Walkonis@edisonlearning.com.

On August 23, CSD will host a free meeting at 4 p.m. for districts and high schools that have an interest in EdisonLearning eCourses. eCourses (for grades 7-12) are dynamic online courses designed to engage 21st century students in rigorous coursework. From dropout recovery solutions to full-time virtual programs, EdisonLearning delivers a dynamic, media-rich learning experience. eCourses incorporate the best of “brick & click” practices for your virtual learning program. eCourses provide a robust, easily deployed and standards aligned curriculum solution with the flexibility to support a variety of online programs and student needs.

Differentiating features of the eCourses include:

  • State standards and Common Core alignment
  • Unique focus on STEM
  • Multiple learning modalities
  • Individual student customization
  • Real-time progress tracking
  • Consistent structure and design
  • Accessible cloud-based delivery platform
  • Assessments to measure mastery

A discussion and demonstration will be offered on August 23 so that participants can receive first hand information eCourses and virtual learning. Representatives from Edison will be on hand to answer questions and will schedule follow-up sessions with any districts wanting further discussion. Register by e-mailing Tanya.Egbert@edisonlearning.com. Both meetings will be held at CSD’s 1460 Craig Road location in St. Louis, Missouri.

For questions on District’s-Choice Online Learning,
also known as DCOL, contact Ruth Litman-Block.

Level I SMART Board Training in the VLC

Transforming Learning with a SMART Board (Level 1 Training)
June 2, July 7, or July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at CSD
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member  (No Credit)

The SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that can improve the way you teach. Come learn how to use this technology tool in your classroom—no prior knowledge of SMART Boards required!  This is a class for beginners with no prior knowledge of SMART Boards.  Discover how to find and develop lesson plans that make use of this fabulous tool and motivate 21st century students.

Register for the third summer session at the end of July by clicking here.
(Above photo taken during today’s class discussion with SMART Certified Trainer Martha Bogart!)

More SMART Classes @ CSD this June

Does our new class Best Practices in SMART Notebook Lesson Creation sound interesting to you, but you are a newbie to the product? Well, good news- before we offer this Level 3 training on June 10, 2011, we will also hold our Level 1 and Level 2 training! Check it out:

Transforming Learning with a SMART Board (Level 1 Training)
June 2, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.  | $149 CSD member; $189 non-member
(No Graduate Credit Available)

The SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that can improve the way you teach. Come learn how to use this technology tool in your classroom— no prior knowledge of SMART Boards required!  This is a class for beginners with no prior knowledge of SMART Boards.  Discover how to find and develop lesson plans that make use of this fabulous tool and motivate 21st century students.

Creating SMART Board Lessons to Engage and Motivate Students
(Level 2 Training –
One Graduate Credit Available)
June 3, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. | $149 CSD member; $189 non-member
PREREQUISITE: Level 1 Training or equivalent; not a class for beginners

Do you already have a SMART Board and consider yourself a user? This intermediate class is for you!  Come learn some of the advanced features of the SMART Board.  Become adept at creating recordings of what you do on the SMART Board for future playback! Find out how to use the video player that comes with your SMART Board to annotate videos. Learn how to attach audio files to objects on the SMART Board, and how to save items that you use often and want to share to the My Content folder. We’ll show you how to find hundreds of Notebook files that have already been created for use on the SMART Board. You’ll be able to find usable files and tweak them.

(Can’t make these Level 1 and Level 2 trainings in June? No worries- Level 1 will also be offered July 7 and July 28; Level 2 will be offered again July 14!)

SMART Board Courses @ CSD’s TELE in February & March 2011

Transforming Learning with a SMART Board (Level 1 Training)
February 24 OR March 25 •  8:30 to 3:30
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member
(No  Graduate Credit Available)

The SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that can improve the way you teach. Come learn how to use this technology tool in your classroom—no prior knowledge of SMART Boards required! This is a class for beginners with no prior knowledge of SMART Boards. Discover how to find and develop lesson plans that make use of this hands-on tool and motivate 21st century students.


Using SMART Response in the Classroom

March 18 •  8:30 to 3:30
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member (No  Graduate Credit Available)

What’s all the buzz about “clicker” systems in the classroom? SMART Response is an interactive response system combining handheld wireless remotes (or clickers), a receiver and powerful assessment software that allows you to create tests and manage, track, and evaluate the results. This system integrates seamlessly with the SMART Board, but must be purchased separately. Come learn how to set up formative and summative assessments for your students and obtain immediate results that can be used to guide instruction. Learn the basics of the h and software, how to set up a grade book, and practice creating assessments.

Creating SMART Board Lessons to Engage and Motivate Students
(Level 2 Training)
PREREQUISITE: Level 1 Training or equivalent; not a class for beginners
March 29
•  8:30 to 3:30
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member (One Graduate Credit Available)

Do you already have a SMART Board and consider yourself a user? This intermediate class is for you! Come learn some of the advanced features of the SMART Board and create lessons. Become adept at creating recordings of what you do on the SMART Board for future playback! Find out how to use the video player that comes with your SMART Board to annotate videos. Learn how to attach audio files to objects on the SMART Board, and how to save items that you use often and want to share to the My Content folder. We’ll show you how to find hundreds of lessons that have already been created for use on the SMART Board. You’ll be able to create your own usable lesson, either from scratch or by tweaking a downloaded lesson.

Transform Learning in Your Classroom with a SMART Board

On June 2, Transforming Learning with a SMART Board will be offered at Cooperating School Districts from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost of this class is $149 for CSD members and $189 for non-members. Graduate credit is not available for this course. The SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that improves the way you teach, train and present. Come learn how to use this technology tool in your classroomno prior knowledge of SMART Boards required! The SMART Board combines the look and feel of a whiteboard with the power and applications of a computer, so you can save and print notes, collaborate on electronic documents, share information and run multimedia materials. When combined with an LCD panel or projector, the SMART Board becomes a large, touch-sensitive screen that you and your students can utilize. Discover how to develop lesson plans that make use of this fantastic tool and motivate 21st century students. Register here.