Tech & Media

Franklin County Schools * October 2015

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Internet Safety Month @ FCS!

Internet Safety Month for Franklin County Schools starts Monday, October 5th. Be sure to elevate & celebrate your teachers for engaging in this. I am attaching a Google Folder that has a Google Slide for your school. Click HERE or access through your Google Drive. Please work together (ITC/ITF with your Media Specialist) to post pictures from each week with the themes we have laid out. Feel free to post links to activities, videos made, etc. that you would like to share with your school. We will showcase all of our schools at the end of the month to the principals and our website. If you have any questions, please let me know. Kick off is Monday! Don't forget about the contest! Check it all out at
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Connected Educator Month

October is also Connected Educator Month across the world. Check out the Connected Educator Starter Kit by clicking HERE. This starter kit is a great tool to use with your teachers as they have a new quick/easy tech term/tool for each day in the month for your teachers to learn about. Want to expand your learning? Get EVEN more connected by joining in their online community via twitter #CE15 Click HERE to visit their website.
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Kicks Off!

empowerED kicks off Monday, October 19th at Vance-Granville Community College in Louisburg 4-5pm. All ITCs, ITFs, and Media Specialists with their empowerED teams are expected to be apart of our kick off celebration!

Special thanks to our District empowerED team members for helping lead the way:

  • Sondra Ayscue
  • Charles Elliott
  • Kelly Meyering
  • Gwen Nicholson
  • Karen Blake
  • Maria Collins
  • Danney Dailey
  • Crystal Williams
  • Kim Heller

Next up is our CDLi institute @ the Friday Institute on October 28th/29th. Invitations were sent out yesterday to this team of leaders.

Middle School News: All middle schools will be 1:2 by the end of November with new devices! Congrats to the middle school as they will lead us all into being empowerED!

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BOB Time! & FREE NCTies!

Battle of the books have been ordered for and PAID! We hope to have them to you by the end of the week! Get your teams ready and prepared! Any Media Specialist in High School/Elementary that is willing to coordinate our Regional BOB will get a free registration to NCTies. We do not have funds for a stipend, but I secured other funds for PD. This is a great way to work on PDP and evaluation. Let me hear from you.
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NCTies 2016 - Here's Another Chance to Go for FREE!

YOU are a leader in our district. YOU have a story to be told! Call for proposals for NCTies will be coming up soon. If your proposal is selected, you and one additional co-presenter will receive a free registration to NCTies. I will be sending out more information soon as it becomes available. Check out their website at: Franklin County Schools needs to be showcased for all the great things we are doing! There is also a place where your students can showcase as well. Need help getting started? Let's get together and brainstorm! **If additional funds become available for PD, priority will be given first to those that have submitted a proposal for NCTies.
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Fall Social

Don't forget our Media & Tech Fall Social! Thursday, November 5th. We had a great time last month! Join this time!

Click the link HERE or check your email. If you're reading this, YES! you are invited!


Franklin County Schools Media & Tech Department