Digital Learning News Brief

March 31, 2015 Special Edition: Digital Learning Conference

Save the Date!

Our Spring conference will be Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Birdville High School. Sessions will begin at 8:30 AM and conclude at 12:30 PM. Drawings for door prizes will follow the final session.

Registration links for conference sessions will be posted in a future Digital Learning News Brief, published on Tuesday each week.

Top Five Reasons to Attend

  1. Participate in sessions to learn new ways to utilize digital resources in teaching and learning.
  2. Collaborate with colleagues in a stress-free learning environment.
  3. Attend Project Innovate BASICS training to leave with an iPad.
  4. Attend Project Innovate Beyond the Basics training to extend your use of the iPad.
  5. Win cool prizes for your classroom and/or school!

Be a Presenter at the Conference!

In what ways have you used technology to make a difference in your classroom this year? Other teachers in BISD want to know! Consider submitting a proposal for a one-hour session and share your experiences with your Birdville colleagues. Presenters will earn double tickets throughout the day for the door prize drawings! Session proposals are due at 8 AM Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Proposal Submission Form

Digital Learning Platform

Our Digital Learning Platform (DLP) is an overlay to the BISD Learning Platform. By participating in sessions at our Digital Learning Conference you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the DLP as well as gain new ideas for ways to utilize the digital tools and resources available in BISD!

Did Someone Say Prizes?

Our generous vendors have begun sending donations for prizes! This is just some of what will be included in the drawings! You must be present to win!

  • $300 Kenneth Cole Suitcase
  • iTunes Gift Cards
  • iPads for your Classroom
  • Campus iPad Video setup
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A Look Back at the October 2014 Conference

For More Information:

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact a member of the Digital Learning Team.

Username Changes for ALL BISD Staff

On April 6, ALL BISD Staff User IDs will change. The new username for ALL staff will be b + 5 digit employee ID (i.e. b12345). Your password WILL NOT change.

This change will effect systems such as: Computer / Laptop login, accessing Webmail, BISD Secure WiFi on iPads and Smartphones, mail settings on iPads and Smartphones, Eduphoria, and more!

Twitter Chat: Making Teaching Visible

Join us tonight at 8 PM for our weekly Twitter Chat. Our questions for consideration tonight are:

1. What ideas come to mind when you hear the phrase "Making Teaching Visible?"

2. How can we grow as a Professional Learning Community by "Making Teaching Visible?"

3. What are some ways you can collect and share examples of student work that reflect best practices for teaching and learning?

4. How can we get all campuses involved in sharing with one another?