Centered on Learning

ITRT Newsletter - Winter Edition

Get Centered by using Technology

This edition of the ITRT newsletter focuses on ways you can incorporate technology-rich stations in your daily lessons.

Why stations, you ask? Stations...

  • allow for small group communication and collaboration.
  • provide movement opportunities in your classroom.
  • help students develop independence.
  • increase active engagement.
  • provide opportunities for multi-sensory activities.
  • allow for differentiated instruction.
  • address varied learning styles, interests and needs.
  • promote self-discovery.
  • allow teachers to target specific academic skills.

Keep reading to learn about quick and easy ways to get stations going in your classroom by using technology and PD opportunities that will keep you in the know.

Upcoming PD Opportunities

  • SMARTBoard Level 1: Thursday, Feb. 13, 3:30-4:30 at HCES (lab); Bambi Feighner
  • Blackboard Level 2: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 4-5 pm at OKMS (215); Heather Causey; ~ Tuesday, Feb. 25, 3:30-4:30 at BPES (lab); Stacie Taylor
  • Nearpod: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 3:30-4:30 pm at OKMS (719); Sheryl Sylvia
  • Prezi: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 4:00-5:00 pm at HHS (Lib. Lab); Kate Kanach
  • VoiceThread: Thursday, Feb. 6, 4-5pm at OKMS (719); Stacie Taylor
  • iPad Level 1 Basics: Tuesday, Feb 4, 4-5pm at OKMS( 6th Grade Lab); Stacie Taylor
  • iPad Level 3 Appy Hour: Tuesday, Feb.4, 3:30-4:30 BES Lab; Sheryl Sylvia; Thursday, Feb.13, 3:30-4:30 EES (D-11); Sheryl Sylvia
  • Edmodo Level 1: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 4-5pm at OKMS (719); Tamara Letter
  • Edmodo Level 2: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 4-5pm at OKMS (719); Tamara Letter
  • Brightlink Level 1: Thursday, Feb. 6, 3:30-4:30pm at RPES (Rm. 12); Tuesday, Feb. 11, 3:30-4:30 pm at PGES (TBD); Tuesday, Feb. 18, 3:30-4:30 pm at KCES (B-9) Jennifer Hicks
  • Brightlink Level 2: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 3:30-4:30 pm at RPES(Rm. 12); Thursday, Feb. 27, 3:30-4:30 pm at PGES (TBD) Jennifer Hicks
  • Schoolnet Level 2 Creating Tests - Thursday, Feb. 13, 4-5pm at OKMS (719); Heather Causey
Digital Learning Day - February 5th

"Take the pledge to support the effective use of technology to improve education for all students."

Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

Celebrate the day with your students and support digital learning not just on February 5, but everyday in your classroom!

Click here for resources!

SMART Board PD Sessions

I will be offering a Level 1 SMART Board training on February 13 in the Henry Clay computer lab. The Level 1 training will include; how to get your SMART Board working, Notebook Basic Toolbars, and using your SMART Board with websites and Microsoft Office products. Future SMART sessions will be held at HCES on;

Level 2: March 4

Level 3: April 1

To participate in any of these sessions please sign up through the HCPS Professional Development Registration site. Choose "Ongoing Development Opportunities," and K-12 from the drop-down menu. I hope to see many of you there.

Bambi's ITRT schedule & Technogy Integration Ideas

My February calendar is below. This month has a lot of possibilities for technology integration ranging from Valentine's Day, President's Day, and African American history. Several classes will be using Padlet to create a Happy Valentine's Day wall or a Black History Month Honor wall. If you'd like to schedule a date/time for me to work with your class, or want to collaborate on a lesson or project please email me!

Bambi Feighner - ITRT

Hanover County Public Schools

  • John M. Gandy Elementary
  • Henry Clay Elementary