Join Discovery Education and EarthEcho International for a free webinar featuring Philippe Cousteau and his guests on Thursday, June 7th at 12 pm CT. This special, free event kicks off The Big CleanUp, a summer-long contest where your students will learn how plastic affects our waterways and how they can take action to protect our oceans. The contest, launched by EarthEcho International, TerraCycle and One World One Ocean, challenges students to remove plastic from the waste stream and earn money for their school. Prizes include a school visit from Philippe Cousteau and others, film passes + more.
Did you miss yesterday’s free webinar on the Show-Me a Movie Contest? Don’t worry, it’s archived with all of the other Wednesday Webinars offered by the Virtual Learning Center, and you can access it anytime (just click on event recordings).
Some, but not all, of yesterday’s highlights shared included these new rules for Show-Me a Movie:
• We no longer will accept movies on CD; all submissions must be uploaded online prior to contest deadline of Friday, December 14, 2012 at 3 p.m. Central Standard Time
• The contest is now open for submissions from elementary (2-5), middle school, and high school students in Missouri and Illinois
• Movies that lack the proper citations for resources used within the submission will automatically be disqualified from judging, rather than just points taken off total score as we have done in previous years
Questions about Show-Me a Movie, or webinars? Contact Rebecca Morrison.
Next Wednesday, April 18, find out from the Show-Me a Movie Contest’s Creator (a digital storytelling specialist) and it’s Program Manager on how to prepare your elementary through high schools students to enter this annual movie making contest from Cooperating School Districts. Learn about (new) rules and the rubrics, plus see examples and much more! This is a free webinar that is part of the Virtual Learning Center’s ongoing Webinar Wednesday series. Whether you are brand new to the Show-Me a Movie contest, or have entered your students’ work for several years, you’ll want to hear that latest information on program. Click on the image below to register.
Support Staff Academy Session:
Google Mania presented by Google Certified Teacher Stephanie Madlinger
Date: Friday, March 16, 2012
Times: 8:30-3:30 P.M.
Location: Cooperating School Districts, 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO
Cost: CSD Member: $95 | Nonmember: $119
In this all day SSA workshop, you will learn how to create slide presentations, documents, spreadsheets, forms & surveys, as well as drawings all online for free! And the best part is, you can share with coworkers & friends, allowing them access to help edit and refine. No more emailing back and forth, trying to keep track of which version is the latest. Moving online & providing 24/7 access means you will be paperless – and green!
Be sure to bring your laptop & learn even more about other Google Tools available to make your job easier! Please set up a free Google Account prior to attending the SSA session & bring your username and password on March 16th. Register by going here (note that online registrations require a Purchase Order, Credit Card or CSD/Network credit; the reference number is 24033-11).
The annual Support Staff Academy is a Virtual Learning Center program designed to provide professional development to area schools’ educational support professionals (i.e., administrative assistants, secretaries/office personnel, maintenance/custodial, food service, security, teachers’ and library aides). The topics vary each year based upon the Advisory Committee recommendations. At the end of each year is the Support Staff Mini-Conference (June 6 this year). The VLC and SSA are programs of Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis.
Interested in using Google but you are not support staff? We have several other upcoming Google PD opportunities:
• March 14th, 4 PM CT: free Webinar Wednesday session: Google Tools for Education Save time and become more efficient! During this webinar we will spend time learning about Google’s Hidden Treasures. Participants will be empowered by their new knowledge about Google Apps.
• March 28-29th, 4-7 PM CT: Google Tools for Educators Participants will learn Advanced Search techniques, develop a Custom Search Engine, and discover easier ways to find images, resources and websites, plus much more! ($149 CSD member; $189 non-member | plus 1 Graduate Credit Available | register here)
• March 30th, All Day: Online Classroom Collaboration with Google Docs Participants will learn how Google Documents and Google Sites can support learning 24/7 because you can use the basic abilities of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in an online collaborative environment. ($149 CSD member; $189 non-member | plus 1 Graduate Credit Available | register here)
In this 50-minute webinar on January 18, Virtual Learning Center Director Nancy George talked about some of the ways to be safe in the digital world – especially for children and teens who are online. Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating? Anyone using the web or a mobile device leaves a digital footprint. Being a Digital Citizen means learning how to properly use the Internet and other technology resources.
Listen to the archive of this webinar by clicking on the photo! Our next free webinar is January 25th- on the Midwest Education Technology Conference!