Ritenour teachers worked on their movies- they are developing digital stories while at Cooperating School Districts.
Here are some snapshots of Ritenour School District’s iTEA with the Virtual Learning Center! To see more photos, click on the ones below. To learn more about iTEA, click here.
As part of a year long professional development opportunity, nearly 20 educators gathered in the tele to create their digital masterpiece. These teachers are creating digital stories with the help of the educational technology instructors at CSD. This long-term professional development is called integrating Technology Educators Academy. The iTEA is offered as one of the many VLC programs at Cooperating School Districts.
For the 2nd year, Ritenour School District is participating in the VLC‘s iTEA. With a focus on digital storytelling & using classroom strategies with technology, participants are reading two books, DigiTales: The Art of Telling Digital Stories & Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works. Through both face-to-face and online formats, the teachers are learning & sharing lesson ideas, curriculum resources, classroom management strategies and more.
Currently the VLC is providing several academies to area school districts with a variety of goals and expected outcomes. Each academy is created based on the needs, resources, and programs currently in the district or school. All of the iTEA’s use an online course management system so teachers can access the handouts & resources, as well as collaborate & receive feedback 24/7.
To see pictures of the latest Virtual Learning Center activities, make sure to visit our Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/virtuallearningcenter.
We have current and past photos of our academies, videoconferences, tele classes, the Midwest Education Technology Conference, and special events gathered in one place. The photos above are of the most recent Ritenour iTEA Cadre I meeting in October. All of the pictures are public and most can be found in Creative Commons!
Last week was the first iTEA– Integrating Technology Educator Academy– session for Ritenour School District‘s “Cadre II.”
In 2008-2009, Ritenour participated in an iTEA, and it went so well that last year’s group is continuing on into it’s second year; since it was our first group, they were dubbed “Cadre I.” The district wanted to include even more educators in technology professional development from the Virtual Learning Center, so now there is a new, first year group- “Cadre II”- in 2009-2010.
Last week, Cadre II learned about what the iTEA will offer them; they became familiar with the Moodle Martha Bogart and Stephanie Madlinger are utilizing to help teach the class, and they had a session on Discovery Education streaming.