Instructional Technology Update

Region 17 June 2017

Summer Workshops

Be Sure to Check Out My Favorite Tools of the Month at the Bottom!

Makerspaces workshop

Come learn about the excited world of Makerspaces for your classroom and campus. We will have teachers who are currently implementing Makerspaces talk about what successes they are having.



June 15, 2017 Click Here to Register

Teaching Coding with Code.org

This course is flexible so educators can tailor the content to their class based on their students' developmental level and prior experience. The lessons align to CSTA Computer Science and ISTE standards and reinforce concepts and skills taught in other subject areas by integrating math, ELA, and science standards.

Please bring a laptop. This workshop is fit for both Elementary and Secondary teachers.


It will be offered on June 16th, 2017 Click Here to Register

June 30th, 2017 Click Here to Register

Google 101

Are you brand new to Google? Come learn about the different applications that Google offers for classrooms such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Classroom. The basic functionality of each application will be covered, as well as, utilizing Chrome as your browser.


Click Here to Register

South Plains Google Summit

Join us for excellence learning from Ed Tech Team about Google Apps for Education. The summit will be held at Lubbock High School.


June 7-8, 2017

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Google Certification Bootcamp Summer 2016

Region 17 is working with EdTechTeam (they produce the Google Summits) on doing a Google Certified Trainer Bootcamp for our teachers. The Bootcamps are preparatory courses for teachers who want to move forward and become an official Google Certified Trainer.


Google Certified Trainers are listed in Google’s Trainer Directory. They frequently create and lead training for their own district as well as other districts.


Teachers and coaches who sign up will be given the royal treatment during the three-day program as they research recent developments in pedagogy, understand how to connect and engage with different learning types, and prepare for their application. Each participant will leave with his/her own toolkit of Trainer exercises and materials to use in future trainings and developments.


We are offering a Certified Trainer Bootcamp and we are opening registration to anyone who would like to attend. If you are interested in learning more, go to edtechteam.com/bootcamps and you can get all the information.


Check out the flyer I have attached and let me know if you have any questions!


EdTechTeam Bootcamps have a registration site for our event at: : edtech.team/LubbockTXBootcamp or you can pay by Purchase Order by contacting tara@edtechteam.com.


You can email any questions to enowlain@esc17.net

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ISTE Conference June 25-28 in San Antonio, TX

Extraordinary educators deserve an extraordinary conference.

You need educator-tested strategies and extraordinary resources for transforming learning and teaching, but you don’t have time to sort through the barrage of tools and ideas coming at you.

You need ISTE 2017.

A team of volunteer ed tech experts are combing through thousands of session ideas and selecting the most important topics, the most promising tools and the most renowned presenters to help you lead transformation in your school or district.

Mark your calendar for ISTE 2017 , June 25-28, and join us in San Antonio. Sign up now for email updates. Then, be ready to register Dec. 1.

Extraordinary educators. Extraordinary professional development. ISTE 2017.

USDE Launches Challenge for Virtual and Augmented Reality Learning Experiences



The U.S. Department of Education launched the EdSim Challenge, a $680,000 competition to design the next-generation of educational simulations that strengthen career and technical skills. The Challenge calls upon the virtual reality, video game developer, and educational technology communities to submit concepts for immersive simulations that will prepare students for the globally competitive workforce of the 21st century.
For a complete list of Challenge rules, visit http://www.edsimchallenge.com/.

Online Courses

21st Century Classroom

In this course you will be learning the importance and need for teaching students 21st Century skills. The major focus will include the Technology Application TEKS from TEA Chapter 126 (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter126/index.html). In addition to the understanding of each of the overarching strands that exist K-12 as a requirement for all teachers to teach there will be many resources included to help you teach these skills. For each of the six strands you will be asked to complete an assignment much like I would have students do in the classroom. These assignments can be tweaked to use in any classroom at any level. Please be sure to complete all six assignments, the final reflection and survey to receive 12 hours of course credit.


Online Course January 2017- May 5, 2017

Click Here to Register

Digital Citizenship- Online Course

Are your students good Digital Citizens? During this online course you will see multiple resources that have digital citizenship curriculum established for you. See how to integrate digital citizenship in your classroom.


Click Here to Register

Google 101 - Online - NEW

Are you brand new to Google? Come learn about the different applications that Google offers for classrooms such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Classroom. The basic functionality of each application will be covered, as well as, utilizing Chrome as your browser.


Click Here to Register

Instructional Technology Tools

A Few of My Favorite Things This Month:

This will be my last listserv. I will be leaving Region 17 and going to Lubbock ISD. I will miss getting to work with each of you. I hope my listserv information has been helpful.