Tech2Teach Update

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2015-16 GenNET Tech2Teach Underway

For the fourth year, educators throughout Genesee County were given the opportunity to participate in Tech2Teach professional development program for teachers sponsored and funded by GenNET. Participants were nominated by local district administrative staff.

This year’s Tech2Teach dates are:

  • October 3
  • December 3
  • February 11

On October 3rd the stage was set for teachers to consider collaborative and sustaining opportunities to enhance classroom practice, engage students and improve student achievement with the practical, useful integration of technology in the classroom that can be used now!

Session 1: Choosing a Pathways

Teachers were exposed to five different pathways of practical ways to enhance how they’re using relevant technology in the classroom. Path choices included:

  • Google Apps for Education

  • Web-based formative assessment tools

  • Expanding learning outside the classroom walls

  • Beginning to teach students how to Code

  • Student-centered activities to make authentic, inquiry based choices

In following sessions of Tech2Teach, participants will develop and enact the path they chosen with students, share with colleagues in their local districts as well as develop efficient management of information in their work.

At Tech2Teach is also about "IDEAS!" Participants will:

  • Identify strands of learning that is relevant or best matches their technology readiness
  • Demonstrate proficient use of various tools identified within chosen strands
  • Ensure the integration of technology tools into existing units/lessons with their students
  • Apply the integrated lessons/units in their classrooms with their students
  • Share with building staff and administration results of their efforts

Remaining 2015-16 Tech2Teach Dates

Two additional sessions will be held from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. at the Davis Education Center on the following dates:

  • Session 02: Thursday, December 3, 2015
  • Session 03: Thursday, February 11, 2016

2015-16 Participating Districts

  • Atherton
  • Beecher
  • Bendle
  • Bentley
  • Davison
  • Flint
  • Flushing
  • Genesee ISD
  • Grand Blanc
  • Kearsley
  • Linden
  • Mt. Morris
  • Swartz Creek
  • Westwood Heights
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