Digital Learning News 5-30-17

Summer Learning Opportunities We Recommend - Special Edition

Check out some of our favorite Summer 2017 learning opportunities!

Happy Learning,

Your Digital Learning Team

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12 Great Ways to Grow as an Educator This Summer

Being an educator AND living in today’s digital world can put professional learning and growth in a super accelerator. And the best part about it is that some of the most quality learning experiences are completely free! Click here to read Matt Miller's blog post about 12 great ways you can grow this summer.

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Attend the Denton ISD TIA Conference

Keynote Speakers:

Dave Burgess (author of "Teach Like a Pirate") and Eric Sheninger (innovative thought leader and latest book BrandED)

Great breakout sessions, too!

Registration Link: http://www.tiacon.org/register

$40 EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS THIS FRIDAY 6-2!

Try out "Today at Apple" - new in-store hands-on sessions

Today at Apple is a new in-store program. Educational sessions ranging in topics from photo and video to music, coding, art and design and more are available for free. The hands-on sessions, collectively called “Today at Apple,” will be led by highly-trained team members, and in select cities.


CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW.


Also: Today at Apple includes programming like Field Trips for students and teachers, sessions on coding with Swift Playgrounds, and Teacher Tuesdays (an exciting new program just for teachers).

Find a Today at Apple session that you would like to attend and sign up .

Today at Apple — Apple
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Attend the Texas ASCD Ignite Conference - June 12-14th

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If you teach elementary TCEA Tots and Technology is a great conference!

The TCEA Tots and Technology summer conference brings together energetic and inspired elementary educators with the latest technology tools, techniques, and resources. By attending this two-day event, you’ll discover a treasure trove of exciting new ways to integrate technology into your PreK-5 school, classroom, or library to maximize student engagement.

Registration Link: https://tots.tcea.org/register/

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Check out "Recharge" at ESC11 this summer!


Recharge - A New Type of Learning Experience: Digital Learning Edition:

Recharge- A new type of learning experience: Digital Learning Edition! The Recharge Digital Learning Edition will feature bursts of learning that are stimulating, motivational, interactive, hands-on, and applicable. Sessions offered will include a variety of short, engaging experiences along with in-depth learning opportunities. Bring a device (laptop preferred) if you have one available.


Recharge Registration Link: https://ontrac.esc11.net/session.asp?wksp_num=006186

Birdville Digital Learning Summer Professional Learning Opportunities

Earn your flex credit for next year! Claim your spot, register now!

The Digital Learning team now has three options for professional learning.

  • In Person
  • Online with Canvas
  • Self-Paced

To see the courses we are offering, click here!

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Learn Something New Every Day with a Google Tip of the Day!

https://googletotd.blogspot.com/

Learn something new to try in Google every day! New tips posted daily.

ONLINE SELF-PACED MODULE TO LEARN ABOUT THE NEW CURRICULUM & LESSON PLANNING

Exciting news! Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, your curriculum documents will be accessed through Canvas and your lesson plans will be completed in Google Drive.

August professional learning days will bring opportunities for you to work with the new curriculum in Canvas and lesson plan template in Google.

If you want to get a head start, here is the SELF-PACED TRAINING LINK

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Kelli Montgomery Director of Digital Learning

Twitter @KelliM11

Cheryl McKnight Coordinator of Digital Learning

Twitter @cherylmck


ELEMENTARY TEAM MEMBERS:

Jennifer Canizares jennifer.canizares@birdvilleschools.net

Twitter @canny72

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Twitter @steamlearnlab

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SECONDARY TEAM MEMBERS:

Rashel Larson rashel.larson@birdvilleschools.net

Twitter @rashellarson

Campuses: BCTAL, Smithfield MS, North Richland MS, Central Office Administration

Tosh McGaughy tosh.mcgaughy@birdvilleschools.net

Twitter @ToshMcGaughy

Campuses: Richland HS, Birdville HS, Raising Blended Learners Support

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Campuses: Haltom HS, Haltom MS, Richland MS, North Ridge MS, North Oaks MS, Watauga MS,

Karen Teeters karen.teeters@birdvilleschools.net

Twitter @karenteeters222

Campuses: Online Learning Specialist, All Middle and High Schools, Shannon HS