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MO DEN Social Learning Summit: Virtual Connection this Saturday


Think outside the book with thousands of educators from all over the world as we connect during this unique professional development experience on Saturday, April 21st! We are pleased to welcome Discovery Education’s Jason Altman onsite to Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis. Jason will bring his expertise and knowledge of DE Assessment. What is the difference between formative and summative assessment? How can I integrate authentic assessment into every day teaching strategies? Jason has the answers!

Besides Jason, we have our very own MO DEN Leadership Council share even more  knowledge & support at this free event. Cindy Lane will be on hand to answer your questions about DE and using it in the classroom! Melissa Robison and Margie Rogers will host an iPad learning session. You will learn how to use your iPad with the Discovery Education website. The Virtual Learning Center’s Stephanie Madlinger and Megan Moncure will share strategies for using social media resources within the DEN and Twitter. Besides playing the videos for your students, learn what else can you do with the video segments, images and sound effects. Did you know you can organize your resources and differentiate instruction through the Student Center?

Come learn powerful ways to integrate digital media and Web 2.0 tools into your instruction as well as discover an abundance of resources to expand your own Personal Learning Network (PLN).

Breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided for all attendees at this free day of learning! Please feel free to bring your own laptops, iPads, cell phones or other mobile devices and their chargers!

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (doors open at 7:30, come and go as you need!)
Location: Cooperating School Districts
Address: 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146

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Transform Learning, Create ActivBoard Lessons, and Learn Best Practices with Promethean this Summer

The Virtual Learning Center of Cooperating School Districts is offering three workshops this summer on your Promethean ActivBoard. Take all three, or just select the single session that best suits your needs! Each session runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. is $149 for a CSD member and $189 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.

Transforming Learning with a Promethean ActivBoard (Level 1) Learn how to use the Promethean ActivBoard and the ActivInspire software in your classroom- you’ll discover how to locate hundreds of lessons that have already been created for use on the ActivBoard and become familiar with features such as Focus tools, Power tools and the Resource Browser that make your lessons more interactive. This workshop is June 5.

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 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 July 9. 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.

Choosing Education-Friendly Mobile Apps Workshop

NEW WORKSHOP! Choosing Education-Friendly Mobile Apps takes place Monday, June 11. Do you have a mobile device and want to learn how to find education-friendly apps? Join us & find apps for any content area and get a chance to learn how to use them. The morning session will focus on apps appropriate for 6-12th grade curriculum, while the afternoon session will focus on apps for preK-5 curriculum.  In this hands-on session, we will explore a multitude of education friendly, content based resources for your mobile device. Other websites and online resources will also be shown, like app finder apps, utility apps, and apps your students can use in 1:1 environments.

K-12 educators, chose to attend one or both of these sessions at Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis. This is a BYOD session. You must bring your own mobile device, whether it is an Android or Apple product. Session times: Secondary, 6-12 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Elementary, PreK-5 12:30-3:30 p.m. Costs: $75 CSD member per session; $89 non-member. (No Graduate Credit available for these workshops). Registration is now open.

A New Paradigm for Learning Workshop, Plus Others

Here’s a list of the first few workshops we are offering this summer at Cooperating School Districts’ tele. A complete list of May & June sessions is currently up at www.csd.org/tele, as are more complete descriptions of the workshops listed below.

Using Prezi to Create Zooming Presentations
June 1  12:30-3:30pm  $75 CSD member; $89 non-member
(No Credit) Did you know that Prezi is a web-based presentation application & storytelling tool that uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides? Text, videos and other objects are placed on the infinite canvas & grouped together. Learn how the canvas allows users to create non-linear presentations, where users can zoom in and out of a visual map. You’ll see how your Prezi can be developed in a browser window, and then downloaded so that no Internet connection is needed when sharing your presentation.

New Links for Your Classroom with Videoconferencing & Skype   
June 4 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.     $149 CSD member; $189 non-member
(1  Grad Credit Available) Find out how to take your students anywhere in the world to connect with experts and collaborate with other students- all without leaving your classroom! You can make these connections using distance learning technology tools like Skype and videoconferencing. Compare & contrast different methods of delivery during this workshop.

NEW! Digital Age Leadership: A New Paradigm for Learning
June 5 
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.     $149 CSD member; $189 non-member
(1  Grad Credit Available) How can we meet the needs of today’s learner, use technology effectively and efficiently, and still maintain the personal connection that’s so important to any learning experience? You’ll learn about managing change, using authentic student engagement strategies, and communicating effectively with education stakeholders. Technology tools used will include, but are not limited to, Google Forms for data gathering and analyzing, learning management systems (like Moodle), social bookmarking, and wikis, blogs, podcasts, videoconferencing, plus social media.

Transforming Learning with a Promethean ActivBoard (Level 1)   
June 5   8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.   $149 CSD member; $189 non-member
(No Credit) Learn how to use the Promethean ActivBoard and the ActivInspire software in your classroom- you’ll discover how to locate hundreds of lessons that have already been created for use on the ActivBoard and become familiar with features such as Focus tools, Power tools and the Resource Browser that make your lessons more interactive.

First Summer Workshop Scheduled!

Mark you calendar! Transforming Learning with a SMART Board (Level 1) takes place Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Cooperating School Districts’ tele. This workshop kicks off our summer professional development schedule and runs 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a class for beginners with no prior knowledge of using the interactive aspects of the SMART Board. You’ll learn how this tech tool can improve the way you teach, plus excite learners. Discover how to find and develop lesson plans that make use of this classroom tool and motivate 21st century students. Cost: $149 CSD member; $189 non-member. No graduate credit is available for this course. Register for this SMART Board workshop here.