September 28-October 2, 2015
Fall into Personalized Learning
No matter how rushed I am, there is something about autumn that compels me to pause and reflect. The world is whirling, technology grows exponentially, the pain and suffering of mankind seems overwhelming, and yet, the leaves begin their unhurried change from green to gold. One season transforms into another just as it has done since the beginning of time. There is something utterly comforting about that and Starbuck's Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. :-)
As we move into year three of the PACE grant, I sense the urgency within the county for teachers to move swiftly through SAMR. The stress of flexing your environment and weaving all things technology into your lesson. Many of you "got it." While others need an extra hand of support. October will focus on said support and this week I will begin with Tablet 101 for those that need a refresher on how to rename your class notebooks to how to use Playlist Builder and everything in between. We'll move to Canvas next week so reserve some time for me now if you want to use this innovative tool. Class observations will also begin next week of new teachers and those new to GCS middle schools. You will receive an email a few days before I plan to stop by.
Pay attention to my schedule below. There are a lot of things happening this week and I don't want you to miss out. When you need immediate assistance, use Skype on your tablet/desktop. As I've yet to start my I observations, I will respond as soon as the "HELP ME!" alert appears on my screen.
Let's make this season count!
Bring your charged tablet to every workshop
- Monday: Davis @ Guilford - open door for Tablet 101 in PACE office
- Tuesday: Davis @ Allen - open door for Tablet 101 in PACE office
- Wednesday: Davis @ Allen for Techie meeting to be held during grade level lunch
- Thursday: Davis @ Guilford for Techie meeting to be held during grade level lunch
- Friday: Davis @ WSA
Kenneth Altman's (Amplify CTC) normal schedule is as follows:
- Monday: @ Allen
- Tuesday: @ Guilford
- Wednesday: @ Allen
- Thursday: @ Guilford
- Friday: @ Newcomers