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Tech4Learning PD this Fall & Spring at CSD

Even more Digital Media classes are being added to our 2011-2012 catalog! Here’s the latest from Tech4Learning –

Digital Media Projects Using Pixie
(
preK-5 educators) FREE software
November 8   8:30-11:30am
$75 CSD member; $89 non-member
Create cross-curricular projects in both print and digital formats, then collaborate using Pixie 3. Pixie is an engaging; award winning, educational software for elementary students. Pixie combines an user-friendly paint program with text options, clip art, voice recording, with standards-based curriculum activities, helping students build 21st century skills as they develop podcasts, online storybooks, videos, and Flash animations. Get ready to address: MO State Standards, 21st Century Skills, Differentiated Instruction, RTI + much more!

Presentations & Portfolios Using Share
(6-12 educators) FREE software
November 8   12:30 – 3:30pm
$75 CSD member; $89 non-member
Learn how Share is an amazing 21st Century Authoring tool. Share makes it easy to create interactive presentations, PDF and Flash files, and web sites. You will learn how to access templates for design and productivity. Whether you have wanted to learn how to create portfolios, webpages, and brochures or create path animation, this workshop is for you. Learn about K12Share ~ Tech4Learning’s safe, online service for publishing student work created in Share.


Classes Starting this Week!

Summer tele classes start at the end of this week! If you haven’t already signed up, do so today- spaces are filling fast: CSD.org.

New classes include: Tech4Learning Classes: Pixie 3 and Share, Google Feng Shui (see below), Best Practices in SMART Notebook Lesson Creation (Level 3 Training) and Integrating Media Literacy Across the Curriculum. Returning favorites include: Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, Creating Technology-Rich Lessons to Increase Student Achievement and Movie-Making in the Classroom: Creating Digital Stories and Photo Essays.

Show-Me a Movie Makes History

The deadline for the Show-Me a Movie contest was last week. Over 160 student produced digital stories came flying in to the VLC. After the holidays nearly 20 educators & experts in digital media will judge the movies in the following categories: Show Me A Challenge, Show Me Your Community, Show Me Something New & Show Me A Story.

Martha Bogart, Program Coordinator, stated that nearly half of the digital stories submitted are in the middle grades, 6th-8th.  “More and more middle school teachers are embedding multimedia projects into their curriculum, especially in the areas of Science, Social Studies, and Communication Arts.  We are also finding many Character Education & Cultural Diversity movies submitted.”

The winners will be awarded at CSD‘s 27th annual Midwest Education Technology Conference.  “A Night at the Movies” reception honoring the students and their teachers will be held Tuesday afternoon of the conference. Popcorn, soda, pretzels and more will be served to all reception attendees. The sponsor of the Show-Me a Movie contest is Tech4Learning.  They will have representatives present at the conference and attend the reception, so make sure to register for METC, and attend February 8th-10th.

Movie-Making in the Classroom: Creating Digital Stories & Photo Essays

imovieSign up today for Movie-Making in the Classroom: Creating Digital Stories and Photo Essays tele class on June 22, 23 & 25;  8:30 am-3:30 pm each day. Wondering if movie-making is too difficult?  This class at Cooperating School Districts is for you!  Help your students create their own digital stories by experiencing the process yourself.  This three-day workshop teaches the pre-production, production and post-production phases of movie making. You will have an opportunity to choose one of three easy software programs to use: Windows MovieMaker (PC), iMovie (Mac – illustrated above), or PhotoStory 3 (PC). The class is a cross between a writer’s workshop and a movie-making symposium. Bring a story to share, or select from one of the stories provided.  Participants will walk away with their own 3-5 minute movie. The class costs $414 for CSD member; $598 non-member.  Two graduate credits are available at additional cost.

Lights, Camera, Action, tele

Movie-Making in the Classroom: Creating Digital Stories & Photo Essays   
– Two Graduate Credits Available –
June 23, 24 & 26 |  9 am-4 pm each day
$298 CSD member; $447 non-member 

Help your students create their own digital stories through by experiencing the process yourself.  This three-day workshop teaches the pre-production, production and post-production phases of movie making. You will have an opportunity to choose one of three easy software programs to use: Windows MovieMaker (PC), iMovie (Mac), or PhotoStory 3 (PC).  The class is a cross between a writer’s workshop and a movie-making symposium.  You may bring a story to share, or you can select from one of the stories provided.  Participants will come away with their own 3-5 minute movie & plenty of ideas about how to help students create one of their own! Register at www2.csd.org/tele. You’ll get a confirmation letter roughly two weeks before class starts.

 Also, the tele still has openings for the July 15 Classroom Projects Using Digital Cameras class. CSD members only pay $125. Sign up at www2.csd.org/tele. You’ll get a confirmation letter if you have successfully registered for the class. Didn’t get a letter? Contact Joan Forrest at 314-692-1259 or jforrest@csd.org.