Digital Learning News Brief

May 5, 2015

Digital Learning Spotlight: Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

We appreciate BISD Teachers! Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our students each and every day. Click in the box below to view one of our favorite 2015 teacher appreciation videos!
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Summer Digital Learning Conference and Project Innovate Sessions

The 2015 Summer Digital Learning conference is June 8-11. Session descriptions are on the Digital Learning Website.

Project Innovate classes are also being offered throughout June and July.

Register for the conference or individual Project Innovate sessions in eduphoria! Workshop.

Summer Digital Learning Conference Spotlight Speaker: Tracy Clark

BISD Digital Learning is extremely fortunate to have Tracy Clark leading sessions on June 10th - 11th! You do NOT want to miss learning with her.

Tracy designs innovative learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and students. As the Director of Professional Learning Initiatives, she strives to push against the status quo and partner with district leaders to redefine what on-going learning looks like for modern educators.

As an “eduprenuer", Tracy creates technology tools that encourage metacognition, visible thinking, and put student needs first. Her experience, serving as a bilingual teacher in Pasadena, Texas and Mexico, and her work with children with special needs, deeply impacts how she sees challenges in education. She shares her vision and creativity through writing, presenting and learning alongside educators.

Tracy graduated from Texas A&M University and went on to receive her Masters in Early Childhood with a focus on children with special needs. She is co-founder and lead organizer of EdTechWomen Austin.

Great Quote:

"Being a good learner is more important than being a good knower." - Kristen Swanson

Mindset of a Lifelong Learner

Each week the Mindset of a Lifelong Learner section is where we feature specific articles, videos, and resources to hone our craft and remain on the cutting edge of our field.

Twitter Chat: The Learning Environment I am Creating

In tonight's Twitter Chat we will reflect on highly-effective learning environments we are creating for students and adult learners.


1. Would you want to be a learner in your classroom (or other space)? Why or why not?

2. What digital tools and resources do you use for student-centered learning?

3. What would you do to change or improve the learning environment for your students or adult-learners?

Please join us tonight at 8:00 PM!



Click here to view last week's Twitter Chat conversation stream/responses

Digital Learning Remind Group - Join Today!

Get reminders, updates, best practice ideas, notifications for upcoming Project Innovate classes, and more via text or email from our group. It's really simple to sign up.

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