Technology Integrators

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Technology Integrators Network is...


  • Great for technology coaches, tech/media specialists, former CFF coaches, KTIs, or classroom teachers considered "instructional tech leads" by admin or other colleagues.
  • An opportunity to be part of a listserv, gain access to our Google folder of resources, face-to-face networking five times a school year (every other month)
  • Used to promote upcoming tech training/workshops and initiatives (iPad Apps, Hour of Code, Augmented Reality, BYOD and AUP policies, PAsmart grants, etc.).
  • Helpful for the IU to gain knowledge about districts to plan future ed tech training/workshops and provide support in trends and interests of the region.

September 16

THEME: Virtual and Augmented Reality (Merge Cubes, Quiver, Google Expeditions, HP Reveal, etc.)


CHECK THIS OUT!

All schools in the Riverview IU6 region will have access to cutting-edge tools to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through inquiry-based learning. The lending library will be available for the 2019-20 school year.


This new collection of resources comes to us through partnerships with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, PA STEM Lending Library Coalition, and PA Rural Robotics Initiative--all funded by PAsmart Advancing Grants.


Join us for one of the following training dates:

(Same training, multiple offerings!)

September 27, 2019 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

October 10, 2019 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

November 13, 2019 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Register on My Learning Plan.

Other Events of Interest: Please Share!

FOR STUDENTS

  • Governor STEM Competition, ($500 stipend-make lives of PA citizens better), Grades 9-12, Teams of 5
  • PA Media and Design Competition, Grades 6-12, compete as an individual or as a team in one of six categories: 3D Design, Animation, Logo and Graphic Design, Digital Movie, Programming, Web Page Design.

#CSinPA: Computer Science @ RIU6

IU6 will be offering workshops throughout the year to enhance your district's current K-12 computer science offerings.


CMU Computer Science Academy

A novel, world-class, online, interactive high school computer programming curriculum. This is a PAsmart Targeted Grant: Pathway B option; however, ALL districts are invited and welcome to participate. Teachers must attend both sessions. #HighSchool

October 30 and November 15


Code.org CS Fundamentals K-5 Introduction Workshop

Six CS courses, designed with flexibility in mind. These courses can be implemented in the library, during a computer or STEM lab class, by a grade-level teacher, etc. High quality, one-day workshop, at no cost to your district. Join other teachers for a hands-on and fun intro to teaching computer science. #GradesK-5

October 3


You'll FLIP for these CS and Accessibility Tools!

In today's multi-ability classroom, a teacher must meet the needs of all students including English Language Learners, students with reading disabilities, and even gifted students. In this session, you will experience how free tools like Flipgrid, Immersive Reader, Office Lens, and Microsoft Translator make it easy to provide learning materials that are accessible for all students. You'll also experience how Microsoft MakeCode integrates so well with tools like Micro: Bit and Circuit Playground Express for a full CS classroom experience. #Grades3-12

October 9


Code.org CS Fundamentals K-5 Deep Dive Workshop

(*CS Fundamentals Intro Workshop is a Pre-Requisite). Teachers will have ideas for fostering and developing a strong classroom rapport that nurtures learners of all types and strategies for addressing roadblocks to implementation. Ongoing support through the Code.org teacher forum will continue to build a strong community of practice and support for participating teachers. #GradesK-5

November 18


Contact Kelsi Wilcox Boyles if your district is interested in CS strategic planning, curriculum mapping, or lesson plan development utilizing the K-12 Computer Science Framework and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) standards.

Remaining 2019-2020 Tech Integrator Meeting Themes and Dates:

November 5

THEME: Circuitry. We will explore the world of paper circuits and try our hand at making holiday cards, learn how circuitry and coding connect using the Makey Makey, and check out Chibitronics, etc. All of these are great resources for a STEM Lab or Makerspace.


January 15

THEME: Hyper Docs, Screencasting, Student-Created Tutorials, Google Apps, Add-Ons, and Extensions, Oh My! AND Flipgrid & Accessibility Tools w/ Microsoft!


March 12

THEME: PETE&C Learning and Sharing. Did you attend PETE&C? Add a slide or two in our collaborative doc of something new you learned while there. Didn't attend? Learn from those who did as we share our learning.


May 5

THEME: Makerspaces - What's working? What's Not? New resources and curriculum insight, etc.


RIU6 Educational Programs Department

Karen Henrichs, khenrichs@riu6.org

Kelsi Wilcox Boyles, kboyles@riu6.org

Dr. Robin Fillman, rfillman@riu6.org

Vicki Dietz, vdietz@riu6.org