Tech Integration Newsletter

Vol. 2 Issue 13 May 2017

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June: Special Event

The knowledge based and globalized world of today is requiring our students advanced skills to succeed. 21st Century Learning Design (21CLD) helps teachers design lessons and learning activities to build students’ 21st century skills in any content area. How do we prepare for these needs as educators?

YOU ARE INVITED to attend this unique professional development opportunity with Lisa Simmons, Microsoft in Education Fellow, leading our 1-Day and 2-Day 21st Century Learning Design workshops. Go to OPSInservice to register NOW!

The 21CLD 1-Day workshop, June 12th, will be designed for curriculum supervisors, lead teachers, instructional facilitators, building leaders. This 1-Day workshop will give an introduction to 21st Century Learning Design. (Open to teachers after June 1)

The 21CLD 2-Day workshop, June 13-14th, is designed for K-12 teachers. This 2 day in-depth professional learning experience is to understand how to design 21st Century learning opportunities for students.

The 21CLD curriculum describes six dimensions of 21st century learning: Collaboration; Skilled communication; Knowledge construction; Self-regulation; Real-world problem-solving and innovation; and Use of ICT for learning, each of which represents an important skill for students to develop. 21st Century Learning Design builds on the research methodology providing a collaborative, practice-based process to help educators transform how they design enriching learning activities for their students.

Summer Professional Learning

Over the summer we have four 12 month trainers to help support your technology needs. With the growing number of devices in our district what better time to hone skills and build knowledge than getting some SUMMER PD! Listed below are the variety of professional development opportunities being offered at TAC. Please be sure to go to OPSInservice to register for sessions. If any issues registering please feel free to contact Melissa Cleaver at Melissa.Cleaver@ops.org.

FIND A PD FOR YOU! Click on the Article below to see a listing or go to OPSInservice

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Click on above Sway to see this months Secondary Spotlight

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With the school year wrapping up, I am so excited to celebrate the hard work our schools have done to teach students digital citizenship using Common Sense Education resources.

We are SO CLOSE to earning Common Sense District Certification! If you haven't yet had an opportunity to complete your application, you may do so online by visiting https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/certification-school.

Congratulations to the following schools who have earned certification as of May 8, 2017. The efforts you've made to teach your students to be safe consumers and creators of digital media speaks volumes! The extra focus on family and community outreach is an added bonus. Way to go!

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Summer Training Team:

Classified Staff/TAC: Debra Bordenkecher

Elementary Building Trainer: Melissa Cleaver

Common Sense Media: Keegan Korf
Secondary Building Trainer: Kelly Means

The other 10 month trainers will be back in the office at the start of the next school year.

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Technology Training Team

Debra Bordenkecher: Classified Staff/TAC, Technology Trainer

Melissa Cleaver:
Instructional Technology Trainer, Project Coordinator
Eileen Heller:
Instructional Technology Trainer, Elementary Lead Teacher
Keegan Korf:
Common Sense Media, Digital Citizenship Lead Teacher
Kelly Means:
Instructional Technology Trainer, Project Coordinator
Amy Vester:
Instructional Technology Trainer, Secondary Lead Teacher
McKenzie White:
Instructional Technology Trainer, Library Lead Teacher
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