February PD's

& Technology News @ Central Magnet School

A word from your tech coach...

Thank you so much for a warm welcome back to Central. I'm so glad to be here as your tech coach! I want to take a moment to update you on a few important things and announce my February PD Offerings.

What if something isn't working?

If you have something that is NOT working, email a work order to cmswo@rcschools.net with the specific details: (RCS Tag #, Room #, description). This email will actually go to both the techs and myself, and we can then add your issue to the work order database. Click here for more information about submitting work orders.


Although, John McDaniel will still be with us a little while longer on Wednesdays, Brad Barnes, our new tech, will be here on Wednesdays and Fridays. I'm excited to be working with and learning from these two guys. This new tech coach needs all the help she can get! :) Be sure to welcome Brad when you see him!

February PD Offerings

A MIST Experience for ELA and Math

ELA and math teachers will be given the opportunity to take their own MIST practice test. There is a lot to be learned from experiencing the test for yourself. Test results will be anonymous. Participants will reflect upon the testing experience, discuss observations with colleagues, and develop strategies to prepare students for MIST testing. You will receive 2 hours of inservice credit for this PD.


WHEN : Monday, February 1st, 2016 from 3:15 - 5:15 P.M.

WHERE : CMS Lab #227

HOW TO SIGNUP : Please RSVP to the calendar invite AND register on Schoolstation.

Tweeting to Address the TEAM Rubric: Twitter in Education for Beginners

Have you ever wanted to start a Twitter account but just didn't have the time or didn't know where to start? Are you looking for innovative ways to meet the TEAM rubric criteria? If you attend this session you will not only master the basics of Twitter but you will also learn how to use it as an instructional tool that meets many points on the TEAM rubric. We are looking forward to meeting and tweeting with you! **This is an online PD session! You will receive further instructions (or you can email me for more info!) when you register!


WHEN : February 8 - February 19, 2016

WHERE : ONLINE

HOW TO SIGNUP: Please RSVP to the calendar invite AND register on Schoolstation.

Tech Coach Info...

Please feel free to call, email, or come by my office if you'd like some assistance with implementing technology in your classroom. I'm available to train, team teach, or model a lesson for you. You can schedule a time to meet with me using this link (www.calendly.com/johnsonma).