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Countdown to Show-Me a Movie 2012

There is just over one month to submit to the Show-Me a Movie Contest sponsored by Cooperating School Districts. Second through twelfth graders in Illinois and Missouri are invited to share their two-minute movies via SchoolTube (double check those movie links to ensure they are open to the public for our judges to view!). The deadline to submit a movie is Friday, December 14. Movies will be judged the second week of January and all participants will be notified whether they were named winners within a couple weeks of judging. Winning movies will be announced and showcased at the 30th annual Midwest Education Technology Conference.

Please visit www.csd.org for full contest rules; for questions regarding the contest, contact program manager Rebecca Morrison.

[Thank you to 2012 contest sponsors
BrainPOP, CSD, SchoolTube, and Tech4Learning]

Drop Everything And Read!

What a fun idea! Please join Meadows Elementary School (in Texas) as they celebrate reading with a DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Read Across America Flash Mob!! At 8:30 a.m. CST on Friday, March 2, stop where you are, stop what you’re doing, grab a book, and participate in a flash mob (see video here, in the left hand column)!!

The Winners for Outstanding Community Support …

As Program Manager, I want to take a moment and thank our Show-Me a Movie Digital Storytelling Contest sponsors for 2011.

The winning student filmmakers receive a swag bag at the reception on February 14th, courtesy of mostly local sponsors. Thank you for your generosity!

The movies will be showcased at the Midwest Education Technology Conference two weeks from today.  2011 sponsors include:

Tech4Learning  |  Cooperating School Districts  |  St. Louis County Library     CHARACTERplus  |  Tessler Promotions  |  Allegra Printing

Twitter Chatter

If you are not already, consider following the Virtual Learning Center of Cooperating School Districts’ Twitter account- you’ll get updates on educational news, programs, and technology professional development, like this:


… and of course, please feel free to retweet!

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.