Instructional Technology and Strategies for Student Success

Welcome Back From Winter Break!!

I hope you all had a marvelous break. At least we had a variety of weather this year! In this newsletter, you will find some reminders of programs that the district offers, please refresh your memory by clicking the links to get more information.

Toward the bottom of the newsletter I have included a few upcoming opportunities for Professional Development. Take advantage of every opportunity to put tools in your toolbox!

As always, let me know if you have any questions or instructional technology needs!

President's Day Resources

For elementary-grade and middle school teachers: Explore “A Birthday Celebration for George Washington,” a lesson plan all about the first president centered on his birthday. Students can choose the Party Planning Committee or Parade Committee to help organize a celebration.

For high school teachers: Check out “Breaking and Mending the Two-Term Precedent,” a complete lesson plan on Washington’s decision to step down after two terms, and eventually, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s decision to break with precedent and run for a now-unconstitutional third term.

Resources gained from attending TCEA Convention, ask Mr. Camden to get on next years list!!!!

Listen While You Drive...Blended Learning Blog

Professional Development Opportunities

Google Educator Fundamental Training and Certification Exam

The Google Educator Certification program will strengthen educators' confidence in using technology, help them support students in using tech tools creatively, make the classroom more efficient, increase digital citizenship and keep teachers engaged in professional growth and lifelong learning.

Free Self Paced Version available through Google For Education. After completing the free self-paced training, the proctored exam is $10. Click here for information.

For those of you needing 1:1 Support and Colleague Collaboration here is an alternative....

The program, led by Google Trainers, consists of ten self-paced content modules, including independent application tasks, reading and discussion, and assessment, as well as live support with Google Certified Trainers. Each self-paced module includes approximately 3 hours of coursework for a total of 30 PD hours. The course is designed to be flexible and allows for educators to complete the work at their own pace.

Enroll before February 28th for a 50% discounted rate of $225/participant.

Contact: Peter Siner,Google Certified Trainer to enroll..

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Missy Eichman

Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Special Programs (Advanced Academics and ELL), Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD