|Join us on Friday, November 6th for the Fall 2015 Best Practices Conference, an exciting day of collaborative learning designed specifically for elective and exploratory teachers in grades 6-12! Choose from more than 20 specialized break-out sessions designed to foster innovation created by local and regional area instructional leaders. In addition, participate in teacher’s choice sessions designed by you, for you in an “unconference” format.|
|Audience: Elective/Exploratory teachers in grades 6-12, Specific content areas include: Fine Arts, Performing Arts, CTE (FACS, Engineering, Industrial Technology, Business), Health/PE and World Languages.|
|Featuring Keynote Speaker Jim Johnson
Dreams Really Do Come True
Coach Johnson lived one of the most inspiring and heart-warming stories of the 21st century. He shares his six essential keys: Passion, Mission, Goal Setting, Perseverance, Carpe Diem and Team Work to help each audience member make their own dreams come true. Based on what transpired in a few short moments in early 2006, Coach Jim Johnson is now an authority on the subject of realizing your dreams. In his many public-speaking appearances, the Rochester, New York resident relates his role in a basketball game that had Hollywood calling. He also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship, delivering his talks with a heartfelt style that has brought audiences to their feet.
|Over 20 Breakout Sessions Including:
| $200 Member; $250 Standard Price | Register** EdPlus Learning Service Credits may be used to cover the costs of the registration fee. Please contact your district to see if you are eligible **
Finally! A Conference for Elective and Exploratory Teachers of Grades 6-12
EducationPlus’ Best Practices Conference returns this November. This is an exciting day of collaborative learning designed specifically for elective and exploratory teachers in grades 6-12. Participants will be able to choose from 20+ specialized break-out sessions created by local and regional area instructional leaders to foster innovation. Educators will also participate in teacher’s choice sessions designed by participants, for participants, where they will connect with thought-leaders, collaborate around topics of interest, explore best practices in your content and enhance classroom experiences. Specific content areas of discussion include classroom practices in fine and performing arts, CTE (FACS, engineering, industrial technology, business), health/PE plus world languages. Registration is open now for the November 6th conference at Ft. Zumwalt North High School.
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.
This summer heats up with great educational technology professional development opportunities from the Learning Division of Cooperating School Districts! Check out the offerings taking place in just in July!July 2 | Integrating Technology Tools in English Language Arts to Meet Common Core Standards
July 8 | Digital Curation: How to Collect and Save Resources
July 9 | Social Media Management
July 10 | Using Digital Portfolios to Collect & Evaluate Student Work
July 11-12 | Digital Citizenship – It’s Common Sense
July 15-19 | Teaching and Learning Today with Technology: Tech Boot Camp 2013
July 22 | DIY Infographics for Easy Data Reporting
July 24 | Flipping Your Classroom with Video Cameras & Screencasting
July 29 | Integrating Technology Tools in Math to Meet Common Core Standards
July 30 | Best Practices in ActivBoard Flipchart Lessons (Level 3 Training)
July 31 | 3 C’s + School Librarians = Common Core Success
Full descriptions and online registration can be located here. Graduate credit is available for some classes. Classes taught by ed tech professionals from CSD and area districts & universities.
Here are the top five blog posts for the past month on The Connected Classroom — have you read them?
(1) Students Front & Center @ METC 2013
(2) February 11: Best Practices Conference
(3) Announcing the Winning 2012 Show-Me Movies
(4) Reinventing Project-Based Learning
(5) Free Opportunities for Teachers this Week in St. Louis