GWAEA Digital Learning Update
to ensure success for all learners - October 2016
ITEC Fall Conference
Monday, Oct. 10th, 8am to Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 3:30pm
730 Third Street
Des Moines, IA
George Couros, this year's keynote speaker, is a learner, educator, and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership consultant. He am also the author of "The Innovator's Mindset". He believes we need to inspire our kids to follow their passions while letting them inspire us to do the same.
Think, Make, Innovate: Green Screen Fairy Tale
In this makerspace challenge, students from Solon Middle School put their own twist on the fairy tale, Three Little Pigs. They utilize green screen technology with movie special effects using the app Green Screen by DoInk to create a unique adaptation of a classic fairy tale.
We would love to see what you make! Join our Maker Community by sending us your photos or videos through social media and tag @dlgwaea or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on our website, www.dlgwaea.org.
DoInk Tutorials: http://www.doink.com/tutorials/
Grant Wood AEA Online Resources: http://www.aea10.k12.ia.us/media/onlineresources.html
Twitter for Educators: Connect, Share, Grow!
When: 10/19/16 4:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Grant Wood AEA Northern Facility 4401 6th Street S.W. Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
When: 10/27, 10/03, 11/10,11/17 - Online Learning
Register: Course Number: 4856-16-01 Fees: $25
Credit: R - 1 Sem. Hrs.
What: Code.org is offering free workshops for K-5 educators and content-area teachers as well as librarians, tech-ed specialists interested in teaching the Code.org elementary school computer science curriculum.
Who: Dr. Ben Schafer of the department of computer science at the University of Northern Iowa
When: Thursday, October 27th, 2015, 8:00-4:00
Where: Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA
Learn more at http://www.cs.uni.edu/~schafer/outreach/k5/
Register for the Event at https://code.org/professional-development-workshops/5607568
Preregistration is required.
Teachers who participate will need to provide their own laptop
How Digital Learning Helps Close the Gap Around Educational Equity
GWAEA is excited to welcome Dr. Robert Dillon has served as an educational leader throughout the Saint Louis area over the last twenty years as a teacher, principal, and director of innovation.
Dr. Dillon will speak on how structures, systems and tradition can sometimes block educators from their ultimate goal in improving the future of our most vulnerable students. Join Dr. Robert Dillon as he shares his passion for changing the educational landscape by building engaging schools for all students with digital tools and pedagogy that facilitate the learning for all students- especially those who have fewer resources and more obstacles to overcome in achieving success.
November 2, 2016 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Target Audience: K-12 Administrators, Teachers, Teacher Librarians, Consultants, Instructional Coaches, District Leaders
Register Online: https://www.gwaea.org/apps/ProfDev/user/signon.cfm
Course Number: 19447-16-01
Registration deadline: Oct. 19, 2016 at 6:00 a.m.
• Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, Total for non-credit $40
• Outside of Grant Wood AEA area,Total for non-credit $65
Defined Stem- Provided Free for GWAEA Schools!
The ratio of students to computers in the classroom as reported by teachers is:
Why This Matters
Access to high-quality computers enhances a teacher’s ability to design and execute 21st century learning (Grunwald and Associates, 2010).
We are fortunate that many of our students and teachers have access to technology in the classroom! Now, how are those tools being used to support creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking within the curriculum? Contact your GWAEA digital learning consultant to have us help support your work.