Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, NE

May 13, 2019 Volume 57

"Break" In to Summer

"Break" In to Summer and join our Summer PD Challenge. Complete ONE of the eight challenges below to earn a badge for your lanyard. The directions for each square are located in our "Break" In to Summer Schoology COURSE . The join code is found in the middle square below. Badges will be sent your way the first week of the 2019-2020 school year!
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End of Year Schoology To Do list

To make it easy to access your course materials next school year, save your course to resources when you are finished using the course this school year.

Saving a Course to Resources:

  1. Go to your course

  2. Click on Options at the top of the page

  3. Select Save Course to Resources.

Next year, you will be able to easily move the resources you want to use into your new classes.

Your courses for the 2019-2020 school year will be populated from PowerSchool in July. In the meantime, you can continue to build content inside your Schoology Personal or Group Resources all summer.

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FYI: The "rollover" in PowerSchool will take place on July 3rd. At that time, most systems (library, lunch, Schoology, etc.) that are connected to PowerSchool are turned off. Teachers can still log into Schoology, but the new courses/students won't appear. You will be able to add/edit Resources and prepare for next year, On July 29th, all systems will be back up and fully functioning.

Training Zone Update: BPS BlendEd Professional Learning


338 Teachers Completed 6 Days of BlendED Professional Learning

270 Earned Apple Teacher Recognition

Congratulations to our newest iPad Academy Teachers. Check out their “Wheaties” pics in this short video and join us in celebrating your colleagues.

2019-2020 BPS BlendED Training Dates

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#iPadAcademy Chat

The last iPad Academy chat was held on April 16th. The topic was 2018-2019 Looking Back, Looking Forward. It was such a great conversation with teachers sharing reflections and motivations from the year. If you missed it, you can still read the entire chat by clicking on this link! Look for the #ipadacademy chats to resume next year on September 10th.

#iPadAcademy Chat

Last year we started our own #ipadacademy Twitter chat. The chat allows our teachers to have an online conversation, share ideas, and be inspired. Our #ipadacademy chats are held monthly on the second Tuesdays at 8:00 PM CST.

The last iPad Academy chat of the 2018-2019 school year, Looking Back, Looking Forward was held on April 12th. Look for the chats to return for the 2019-2020 school year September 2020.

The archived chats can be found here.

Hashtags Telling Our Story

One of the most powerful parts of Twitter is the hashtag! It connects people, ideas, and creates communities within Twitter. It is a unique way for our teachers and administrators to share the amazing things happening in our schools, classrooms, clubs, teams and organizations. Our district hashtag, #bpsne, continues to grow and is becoming a powerful tool that we can leverage as a district to connect all of our teachers, students, parents, and community members. We encourage you to continue sharing the great things happening in your classrooms. Here is a list of all of the Bellevue Public School educators on Twitter. Let's create the 2018-2019 Bellevue Public Schools story together!

Tweet Time--Tweets From Those You Know

Use Twitter to connect with others from near and far! If you are someone who is already tweeting, remember to tag your tweets with #bpsne so more teachers can see what is happening in your classroom. Sharing is the name of the game! Remember there are lots of great chats to explore to connect with others in your content area. Just pull up the hashtag and enjoy the conversation.
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District Instructional Technology Specialists

Jeanette Carlson

Twitter: @mrsjcarlson

Chelsea Hoglund

Twitter: @choglund87

Ann Feldmann

Twitter: @annfeldmann1

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