OS Educational Technology News

June 2015

In this newsletter you will find a variety of professional learning opportunities that are being offered throughout the summer. I hope to see many of you at the face-to-face sessions being offered at Oakland Schools!


Near the bottom of the newsletter, you will find the results of the statewide TRIG survey. The purpose of the survey was to get input from the districts on how prepared they felt they were for the online assessments. It is a very interesting read!

~Laura

Summer Educational Technology Learning Opportunities at OS

Oakland Schools Educational Technology is providing a variety of professional learning opportunities this summer, including day-long workshops and the start of a 16 week course on Blended Learning. We hope you can join us for one or more of the planned events. A list is provided below along with a link where you can find additional information.


Title: iPad Organization & Productivity for Teachers

Date: July 16, 2015

Time: 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

Location: Oakland Schools

Cost: $20 for Oakland County Educators - $40 for out-of-county (Lunch will be provided)

Presenter(s): Laura Cummings, Educational Technology Consultant


Title: App Smashing Your Way to Powerful Learning & Assessment

Date: July 21, 2015

Time: 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

Location: Oakland Schools

Cost: $20 for Oakland County Educators - $40 for out-of-county (Lunch will be provided.)

Presenter(s): Laura Cummings, Educational Technology Consultant


Title: Discovery Streaming: Videos and So Much More!

Date: August 24, 2015

Time: 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

Location: Oakland Schools

Cost: $20 for Oakland County Educators - $40 for out-of-county (Lunch will be provided)

Presenter: Laura Cummings, Educational Technology Consultant


Title: Blended Learning in the Classroom

Dates: 16 Weeks: August 3, 2015 - November 30, 2015

NOTE: Online coursework begins August 3, 2015

Location for Face-to-face Session: Oakland Schools

Date and Time for Face-to-face Session: August 4, 2015 from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost: Free

Presenter: Kevin Emmons, Clarkston Teacher

Flyer about the "Blended Learning in the Classroom" course


Additional information about the summer professional learning.

Oakland Schools Summer Digital Learning Conference

Oakland Schools Educational Technology and the Information Center are hosting a one-day Summer Digital Learning Conference here on Monday, August 17 from 9 AM - 2:30 PM.

Various Michigan educators will present on a range of topics including Google apps for education, STEM, digital tools for assessment, online resources, iPad apps, teaching strategies and more. Sessions will last for one hour and lunch will be provided midday.


BONUS: A Chromebook, Samsung Nook Tablet, headphones and other prizes will be given away at the end of the day! Note: MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!


Conference Sessions

Conference Flyer


REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Microsoft in Education Symposium

The Inaugural Microsoft in Education Symposium will be held at the Birmingham Education & Administration Center on August 19, 2015. MACUL and the Microsoft Education Team are hosting this collaborative event that will provide attendees with lots of opportunities to explore all that the cloud based Microsoft suite has to offer for K-12 administrative, teaching and learning needs! Sessions will be presented by Microsoft Education staff, Microsoft Innovative Educators and Michigan educators sharing how their schools are utilizing the amazing tools of Office 365.


Click here to submit a proposal to present here!

Deadline to submit a proposal is June 19.

Below is a list of suggested topics:

  • Integrating Office 365: One District's Journey
  • Office 365 Deployment
  • Office 365: Supporting Teaching & Learning
  • Using OneNote in the Classroom
  • Lync - Connect Your Classroom to the World
  • Introduction to OneDrive
  • Office Pro Plus Benefits
  • Micorsoft's Newest Operating System - Windows 10
  • Microsoft Device Demo
  • OneDrive - advanced applications
  • And more!

Registration Open Now

A full schedule of sessions and the event agenda will be posted on the conference website after the call for speakers closes.

Registration: $50.00 - includes lunch

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SCECHs will be available.

Door prizes!

Upcoming No Cost* Professional Development from the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) 2.0 (open to ALL districts):

All courses below will be eligible for 6 SCECH credits pending course completion.

*$10 SCECH Registration Fee


June 8, 2015: Intermediate Application of Next Generation Assessments

Michigan educators will expand their existing knowledge base on Next Generation assessments by applying additional strategies, structures, and support practices through this six-hour virtual course. Participating educators will synthesize aspects of technology integration, blended learning and data collection toward the creation of a classroom-ready assessment that is grade level and subject area appropriate.

Click Here to Register


June 8, 2015: Advanced Application of Next Generation Assessments

Michigan educators with a strong existing background in technology integration and Next Generation assessments will participate in a 'masters class' through this six-hour virtual course. Participating educators will synthesize high-quality exemplars with their own portfolio of formative and summative assessments to create, implement and reflect on a Next Generation assessment that is grade level and subject area appropriate.

Click Here to Register


June 8, 2015: Professional Development through Social Media

In this online course participants will discover and explore a range of common and up-to-date social media platforms as well as establish channels that allow for powerful professional development and innovative leadership.

Click Here to Register


June 8, 2015: Personalized and Blended Learning for ALL Students

In this course, we will lay the groundwork for effective strategies that support professional growth and applications to student learning. Driving Question: How will I incorporate personalized and blended learning tools and strategies to meet student-learning needs?

Click Here to Register

TRIG 2015 State Survey Results

The 2015 TRIG State Survey was distributed on March 11, 2015 to all Intermediate School Districts (ISDs), Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Public School Academies (PSAs) that received 3.0 TRIG funds through the TRIG Operations Office. The purpose of the survey was to get input from the districts on how prepared they felt they were for the Michigan online student assessments so that the grant project managers could make sure that they were moving forward with TRIG to assist the ISDs, LEAs and PSAs in meeting their needs.


As of the deadline of April 13, 2015 there was a total of 763 surveys completed: ISDs(56), LEAs (532), and PSAs (175).


The results of the survey can be accessed by clicking here.

Stay Up to Date with the Oakland Schools Information Center!

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Oakland Schools Educational Technology Consultants

Laura Cummings

Laura.Cummings@oakland.k12.mi.us

248-209-2283


Judy Nichols

Judith.Nichols@oakland.k12.mi.us

248-209-2080