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Tech or Treat @ CSD with Discovery Education October 20


DEN Fall Virtual Conference, VirtConLIVE!, takes place October 20th! This annual conference from Discovery Education is a blended event, a combination of virtual presentations and face to face gatherings. Participants can view the sessions from their own home or attend one of the many face to face events- like the one hosted at Cooperating School Districts– for free (prior registration is requested).

To celebrate the Discovery Educator Network’s (DEN) 10th Virtual Conference, they’ve made some exciting shifts to the event.  For the first time, every session will be broadcast LIVE, so attendees will be able to see the presenter’s that are sharing, along with their presentations. Discovery Education added:

• More sessions
• More Face 2 Face (F2F) events
• More opportunities for you to get involved!

Educators of all subjects & grade levels are invited to this free event (even breakfast and lunch are provided to you if you attend at CSD). To get register for the event, or to get more information about F2F events, hosting an event, presenting or the schedule, visit the main conference page. Remember, new tech makes for even bigger treats!

Level 2 and 3 ActivBoard Training is Here!

The Virtual Learning Center of Cooperating School Districts has two more workshops this summer on your Promethean ActivBoard. Take both, or just select the single session that best suits your needs! Each session runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is $110 for a CSD member and $149 for a non-member. For Level 2 and 3, one graduate credit is available for each workshop (at an additional cost). To register, click here. If you’d like to get a little taste as to what this kind of professional development offers you as an educator, take a some time to view this archived webinar offered by the VLC earlier in the 2011-2012 school year.

Creating ActivBoard Lessons to Engage and Motivate Students (Level 2) Learn the advanced features of the ActivInspire and create flipcharts; develop lesson activities that organize lesson resources, make use of sound and images to motivate students and create a story or problem where your students demonstrate knowledge or creativity in a fun way. You’ll be able to create your own usable flipchart, either from scratch or by tweaking a downloaded lesson. PREREQUISITE: Level 1 training or equivalent; not a workshop for beginners. This workshop is Monday, July 2.

Best Practices in ActivBoard Flipchart Lessons (Level 3) Available for teachers with intermediate or advanced skills in ActivInspire software, this workshop will teach you how to create interactive lesson activities based on curriculum standards & best practices scoring guides. You’ll also collaborate with others to design & build lessons. Lessons created during class will then shared with other teachers through Promethean Planet. PREREQUISITE: Level 2 training or equivalent; not a workshop for beginners; You will be sent a survey of their skills before enrolling. This workshop is Monday, July 9. 

METC ISTE Affiliate Meet Up Tomorrow

If you are in San Diego attending ISTE, we hope you are able to make it to the Missouri Educational Technology Community meet up at the Holiday Inn Express at 5:30.

Summer Sale! Save Money on Tech PD

take advantage of excellent PD at a lesser cost this summer

The Virtual Learning Center is offering a discount on the remaining tele workshops for the rest of the summer (going until the July 30th Connecting Digital and Print Literacy – Creating Book Trailers workshop). For members and non-members both, tele workshops will be 25% off their regular prices:

1-day workshop for a CSD member will now be $110 instead of $149
2-day workshop for a CSD member will now be $209 instead of $279
3-day workshop for a CSD member will now be $277 instead of $369

• 1-day workshop for a non-member will now be $140 instead of $189
2-day workshop for a non-member will now be $262 instead of $349
3-day workshop for a non-member will now be $344 instead of $459

(If you have already registered for a tele workshop between now and the end of July, your price will be adjusted!)