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Midwest Spotlight Educator: Gina Hartman

Gina Hartman-cropped Former high school business education teacher, Gina Hartman, has worked as an Educational Technology Specialist in the Francis Howell School District for the past 7 years. She also teaches and designs graduate level instructional technology courses for Missouri Baptist and Lindenwood Universities. She was selected as one of the Midwest Education Technology Conference’s Midwest Spotlight Educator for 2014. This recognition honor leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students as well as teachers.

Gina most definitely meets the desired spotlight qualifications. She has designed and delivered countless hours of professional development for teachers and administrators at all grade levels; she is very active in the instructional technology community around the state of Missouri. Her passion for integrating technology into teaching and learning shines through in her workshops.

She is a certified eMINTS Instructional Specialist, former Co-President of the Educational Technology Association of St. Louis and she has been awarded the ISTE Making IT Happen Award and V.C. McCluer Award for being a leader in the field of educational technology integration in K-12 schools. Gina enjoys connecting and collaborating with other educators and helping them building their Personal Learning Network (PLN), so she created the Twitter4Teachers wiki. Follow her on Twitter @ghartman or visit www.ginahartman.com.

DIY Infographics for Easy Data Reporting​

infographics examplesAre your data reports just plain text with a table tossed in the middle? Have you seen infographics like the ones to the left from ASCD’s Pinterest board and want to design your own?

WHEN: July 22 | 8:30 – 3:30
COST: $145 member; $189 non-member
INSTRUCTOR: Linda Dougherty
CREDIT: One graduate credit available through Lindenwood University

We encourage you to bring your school data to learn the different methods from simple to detailed in making your own infographics. You’ll be able to market your library with colorful detailed reports and collaborate with teachers on data lesson plans for students. Infographics can be used for student assessment and as tool to view classroom/school data. Learn how to use online tools and PowerPoint to create these visually appealing, easy to understand pictures that are worth a thousand words.

21st Annual Support Staff Academy Mini-Conference

SSA eventSessions for next week’s Support Staff Academy Mini-Conference have been posted! Taking place June 5 at Lindenwood University, SSA’s Mini-Conference offers a great selection of sessions for attendees participate in. Here’s a small sampling of what’s being offered, visit the website to see all the sessions. Registration is still open.

• Everyone Get Ready! Dealing with the Media
• Preparing for Retirement: (PEERS) Public School & Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri
• Secrets of a Professional Organizer
• Safe Schools: Everyone Plays A Part!
• Saving Time with Online Documents: Google 101

Celebrating and Honoring Support Staff this June 5

SSA Mini Conf 2012
SSA Mini-Conference 2012

The 21st annual Support Staff Academy Mini-Conference: Celebrating and Honoring Support Staff takes place Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Lindenwood University’s Spellman Building. Non-certified educational professionals in a school district are expected to wear many hats and rarely offered an opportunity for professional development.

Cooperating School Districts offers a Mini-Conference with a keynote presentation and a series of breakout sessions designed to update skills, introduce new ideas, rejuvenate enthusiasm, and so much more for non-certified staff members. Don’t miss this day filled with information, networking and support. Breakout sessions will help you:

· Lead staff with success
· Update and learn new high productive tech skills
· Get organized
· Practice what it means to be a team member
· Write effective emails
· Play an active part in safety at school
· Live a healthier life and reduce stress

The Mini-Conference is a great day packed with all sorts of resources, great speakers, and fun. This full-day of professional development will give you the tools you need to be more successful, more enthusiastic and more self-confident.

Costs: $99 CSD Members | CSD Credit applies to SSA Programs​​ | $124 non-members.  Learn more and register online with Cooperating School Districts.

Supporting Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships in the 21st Century

Ray McNulty

It’s time for the American education system to join the 21st century; continuing to do what we have always done is putting our youth at a disadvantage in today’s technology-driven global society.

To become better, we first need to dare to be different. In this session-  Supporting Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships in the 21st Century with Quad D Leadership –  on January 17, Raymond J. McNulty will share an overview of next practices intended to push us to not only become leaders of this transformation, but to put our values into action. Our agenda as educators should be plain and simple: create a new, vibrant educational system driven by rigor, relevance, and relationships for all learners. This session will describe how they contribute to building 21st century systems, schools, and classrooms founded on the 3Rs: rigor, relevance, and relationships.

Quad D Leadership is a blending of vision and empowerment and involves an adaptive process by which leaders, staff, and students take action to improve teaching and learning in their school. Quadrant D Leadership is situation-specific and comes into play when there is a need for direction or action. This session will describe all aspects of the Quadrant D Leadership Framework: authoritative, creative, collaborative, and adaptive.

Ray McNulty is a Senior Fellow to the International Center for Leadership in Education, having previously served as President. Prior to joining the International Center, he was a senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he worked with leading educators on improving our nation’s high schools. He is committed to raising performance standards for both teachers and students and to building solid connections between schools and their communities. Ray believes strongly that education systems cannot wait for the children and challenges to arrive at school; rather, schools need to reach out and help forge solutions. Ray spoke earlier this month at Lindenwood University on Leading Next Practices & Transformational Leadership. To register for January 17, visit CSD’s PD calendar.