Learn - Use - Grow!

September 13th Early Release PD

Step 1: Get registered.

Please visit My Learning Plan and enroll for the LHS Early Release PD session. Enrolling in My Learning Plan guarantees you get your required PD credit for attending. All staff must earn 15 hours of PD credit each school year according to Missouri certification requirements.


Step 2: Choose Your Session.

Strategies & Tools for Presentations 2.0 - R.I.P PowerPoint

(Emily Bryant - LMC 301)

*Student Thinking or Collaboration Pathway

Come and learn all about PV LEGS - The six traits of public speaking and listening! We will be covering how PV LEGS fits into Common Core as well as try out new tools for having kids collaborate online using tools such as infographics, Meograph, Prezi, Google Presentation, and Powtoon.


Grow Digital Thinkers using Annotating and Note-Taking Strategies

(Sara Wickham - STUCO)

*Student Thinking Pathway

Are you tired of students just regurgitating notes word-for-word or taking the most minimalistic approach possible? Join this session to learn about ways to guide your students in making the annotating and note-taking process more dynamic and meaningful using digital tools. We will explore strategies for personalizing notes with higher-level thinking and learn tool options including Adobe Preview, Diigo, and Evernote.


Creating Dynamic Content and Real-time Communities

(Tracey Kracht - LMC Smart Cove)

*Student Thinking or Collaboration Pathway

We will explore opportunities to create dynamic content using organized YouTube playlists and options within YouTube editor to edit and combine personal videos using existing Creative Commons music and other tools. These processes will help you flip content or provide students a new way to show their mastery of learning! Hour two will contain time for continuing work with YouTube or learning how real-time communities can enhance your classroom. Learn how to create Google+ Communities and the possibilities for using Hangouts on Air. All materials will be on a Google Community that will be shared with participants so together we can discuss how students might take ownership in learning through these platforms.



Maximizing Math Learning with the iPad - Math Only

(Brett Kisker - LNHS room 522)

Focus will be on utilizing iPads in the math classroom to engage students during class and flip the classroom. We will look at ways to create videos (Doceri, Educreations, etc.), publish videos (YouTube, etc.), and talk about strategies for managing a flipped classroom.


Engaging Students with PLTW Online software - PLTW only

(Dathan Boden - LHS room 410)

Focus will be on utilizing the new LMS system provided by PLTW as a way to enhance student learning. Project hand out and turn in options, navigation, customization, and class management will be discussed. We will also look at how the system can be used as part of “flipping” your classroom. You may bring your own computer or use the ones available in the class.


Step 3: Enroll for a session.

Please click HERE to let us know which session you plan to attend. Remember to bring your laptop to the session. See you Friday!



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