S.T.A.T. Tech and Teacher Resources

Carver Center for Arts and Technology/May-June, 2016

Summer is Around the Corner!

With another school year winding down, one filled with awards and accolades, wonderful performances and beautiful, thought-provoking work by our students, here are some resources for you to read, explore, or experience this summer. May you rest and rejuvenate!

BCPS WORKSHOPS AND COURSES

Digital Learning Summer 2016 Professional Development

The Office of Digital Learning (ODL) will facilitate Digital Learning University workshops and CPD courses this summer. The online Office of Digital Learning Summer 2016 Professional Development Catalog can be accessed at http://online.pubhtml5.com/yumx/nrig/#p=1.


ODL will offer the following CPD courses this summer: Digital Learning University: Digital Tools to Support the Teaching and Learning Framework; Grading Smarter Not Harder Book Study; and Using Wixie in the Teaching and Learning Process. Interested participants must register for the CPD courses by logging into BCPS One at https://bcpsone.bcps.org, selecting the Professional Learning tile, and then selecting the Registration System tile. Individual courses can be accessed in the CPD Courses catalog. Registration instructions are available from the login screen.

Two to Three Dimensional Geometry

Two to Three Dimensional Geometry is a one credit course that will provide secondary teachers with content knowledge of right triangles and trigonometry; perimeter, circumference, and area; spatial reasoning, and circles. Participants will learn instructional strategies, manipulative use, technology practices, and formative assessment practices that enhance geometry instruction. This course will also emphasize the Common Core Mathematical Practices and the Common Core State Standards for Geometry as well as the van Hiele approach to geometric understanding. Teachers may register through BCPS One at https://bcpsone.bcps.org, selecting the Professional Learning tile, and then selecting the Registration System tile. Individual courses can be accessed in the CPD Courses catalog. Registration instructions are available from the login screen.

Mentoring the New Teacher Part II

Participants who have completed Mentoring the New Teacher Part I will continue their understanding of the needs and developmental stages of new teachers and teacher interns as well as the mentoring and coaching skills needed to maximize the effectiveness of instruction. Participants will discuss the role of the BCPS “Peer Assistance and Review” program and identify how this course will help support the goals of the program. They will also analyze the policy brief from the New Teacher Center titled, "New Teacher Support Pays Off". Teachers may register through BCPS One at https://bcpsone.bcps.org, selecting the Professional Learning tile, and then selecting the Registration System tile. Individual courses can be accessed in the CPD Courses catalog. Registration instructions are available from the login screen.

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Did you know...?

BCPS One has a wiki with a complete manual of information concerning all aspects of the site. Included here is a link to directions for how to successfully navigate the lesson tiles and gradebook, with tips for adding lesson plans, tests, resources for students, and assignments at https://bcpsone.pbworks.com/w/page/90668180/Lesson%20Tiles


If you get the chance and have not done so already, take some time to explore and become familiar with some of the functions of BCPS One that you may not have used before.

Something fun...

For those of you who have always wanted to visit the Vatican's Sistine Chapel to view Michelangelo's magnificent ceiling and panels, here is your chance. Click on the link to take a virtual tour of this amazing work of art!

http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html


Have you ever encountered a multipotentialite? If not, be sure to watch writer and artist Emily Wapnick's illuminating and very interesting TED talk about those of us who have a wide range of interests and jobs over one lifetime.

https://www.ted.com/talks/emilie_wapnick_why_some_of_us_don_t_have_one_true_calling?language=en


The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. Click on the link to visit the National Park Service homepage to look for a park to visit near you this summer.

https://www.nps.gov/index.htm