LCS Tech & Media Updates

January 2021

Welcome 2021!

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

-C.S. Lewis

Need CEU's ??

THE EDUCATOR HIVE can help! Visit THE EDUCATOR HIVE when looking for Professional Learning and CEU credits. From the district site, go to Employees and click THE EDUCATOR HIVE. There are both Internal and External opportunities posted.


If you are in need of CONTENT AREA CEUs, go to THE EDUCATOR HIVE page & choose "NCDPI Professional Learning" from the menu. Instructions posted will provide additional information about how to sign up for content area newsletters from DPI that notify you when content-specific training is available. When you participate in these, DPI will send you a certificate that you can then send to renewalcredits@lexcs.org for CEU credit.


Be sure to keep up with the LATEST BUZZ page as the most recent Professional Learning is posted weekly!

K-12 Digital Learning Resource

cK-12 is a FREE, standards aligned resource offered to teachers and students to improve K-12 learning by offering self-paced content.


Access to over 5,000 lessons: Arithmetic, Calculus, Earth Science, Chemistry, SAT Exam Prep, English, and everything in between!


There are interactive lessons, simulations, and engaging content for student and teacher use. It will be worth your time to check out this resource (website AND app).

www.ck12.org

6-12 MATH Digital Learning Resource

Math Vision Project (MVP) is a FREE math resource for secondary students. Each module offered in the curriculum has been designed with mathematical tasks to develop mathematic concepts.


Secondary Math I-III, Algebra, and Geometry are a few concepts they offer in the curriculum. MVP has also generated supplemental resources for both students and teachers.


Learn more at https://www.mathematicsvisionproject.org/

Security Awareness: Phishing Attacks

Phishing remains the leading cause of data breaches and K12 is exceptionally vulnerable. Fake emails that con users into disclosing key personal data or that trick users into clicking on dangerous links or attachments are responsible for the vast majority of successful cyberattacks and malware attacks.


Well over half of all phishing attacks against K–12 schools last year were carried out over EMAIL - exposing sensitive data systems or allowing malicious parties to transmit malware. Always check the sender's actual email address and pick up the phone to call any person or department asking for sensitive information.


Take this short 5 question QUIZ from the FTC to see how much you know about phishing attacks. Be cautious and stay alert!