Digital Learning Week

SAVE THE DATE!

TRANSFORMING CCSD

At CCSD, we know that technology, combined with effective pedagogy and strong content standards will help us transform classrooms. Transforming classrooms is the goal as we implement a 1:1 initiative in our district. As part of this initiative, we are striving to provide our students with educational environments that support them as they explore, inquire, interpret and interact. Teacher leaders play a critical role in the process of transforming CCSD. Knowing this, we want to recognize these leaders and use their expertise to help show the connection between content, pedagogy, technology and transformation.


As a way to recognize teacher leaders, we invite educators to teach a technology-infused lesson as part of our 2nd Annual Digital Learning Week Contest. We know teachers work tirelessly to create new opportunities for learning for students and we would like to showcase these talents and show others the amazing things educators are doing with technology. If you would like to join in helping actively spread innovative practices and transform classrooms, then sign up to participate in this event!


We look forward to seeing how Technology is Transforming CCSD!

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Have You Heard Of Digital Learning?

WHAT IS DIGITAL LEARNING?

Digital Learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student's learning experience. It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere and individualized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential.
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DIGITAL LEARNING WEEK DATES

HIGH SCHOOL

April 20-24, 2015

MIDDLE AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

May 18-22, 2015
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CCSD TEACHER LEADERS

Digital Learning Week may only come around once a year but we know that educators work hard all year to engage and inspire students by using technology to personalize learning. These Teacher Leaders champion high-quality digital learning opportunities in their schools by advocating for new and effective uses of technology.


We would like to thank our Teacher Leaders who participated in Digital Learning Week 2014. The judges were very pleased with your high-quality, innovative lessons. You make us very proud!


The 2014 Digital Learning Week Winners are pictured below.


Elementary School

Erin Helms - Blacksburg Primary School

Brad Holmes - Grassy Pond Elementary School

Sarah Lanier - Blacksburg Primary School

Kayla Rochester - Goucher Elementary School


Middle School

Noah Lindermann - Granard Middle School


High School

Will Hawkins - Cherokee Technology Center

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"Successful Tech Integration is a Mindset, not a Skillset."

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED

DETAILS

Plan a lesson that showcases the effective use of technology. Teachers can partner together to create a lesson. Note: prizes for partners will be split.


Submit your desire to participate to the help desk at helpdesk@cherokee1.org no later than Wednesday, April 15th for High School teachers or Wednesday, May 13th for Middle and Elementary School teachers. With your submission include: school name, subject, lesson objective, type of technology being used, and the date and time you would like to be observed during the observation week.


Observations will take place at the requested time during the designated week.


A panel of judges will meet to discuss all observed lessons and declare district winners.


Four winners will be selected; two elementary, one middle, and one high school (this is subject to change based on participation). Each winner will choose their prize(s) from a list of devices and accessories provided by IMS. These will be for exclusive use in the winner's classroom for as long as he/she is employed by the district. NOTE: if teachers partner together and win, they will share the prize(s).


Winners will be announced on May 27, 2015 and recognized at the June 8, 2015 School Board meeting.


♦ Winners will be invited to be presenters at the district's Summer Technology Conference.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 864-206-2299


Email: helpdesk@cherokee1.org

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