Centered on Learning

ITRT Newsletter - Winter Edition

Get Centered by using Technology

This edition of the ITRT newsletter focuses on ways you can incorporate technology-rich stations in your daily lessons.


Why stations, you ask? Stations...

  • allow for small group communication and collaboration.
  • provide movement opportunities in your classroom.
  • help students develop independence.
  • increase active engagement.
  • provide opportunities for multi-sensory activities.
  • allow for differentiated instruction.
  • address varied learning styles, interests and needs.
  • promote self-discovery.
  • allow teachers to target specific academic skills.


Keep reading to learn about quick and easy ways to get stations going in your classroom by using technology and PD opportunities that will keep you in the know.

Upcoming PD Opportunities

  • SMARTBoard Level 1: Thursday, Feb. 13, 3:30-4:30 at HCES (lab); Bambi Feighner
  • Blackboard Level 2: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 4-5 pm at OKMS (215); Heather Causey; ~ Tuesday, Feb. 25, 3:30-4:30 at BPES (lab); Stacie Taylor
  • Nearpod: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 3:30-4:30 pm at OKMS (719); Sheryl Sylvia
  • Prezi: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 4:00-5:00 pm at HHS (Lib. Lab); Kate Kanach
  • VoiceThread: Thursday, Feb. 6, 4-5pm at OKMS (719); Stacie Taylor
  • iPad Level 1 Basics: Tuesday, Feb 4, 4-5pm at OKMS( 6th Grade Lab); Stacie Taylor
  • iPad Level 3 Appy Hour: Tuesday, Feb.4, 3:30-4:30 BES Lab; Sheryl Sylvia; Thursday, Feb.13, 3:30-4:30 EES (D-11); Sheryl Sylvia
  • Edmodo Level 1: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 4-5pm at OKMS (719); Tamara Letter
  • Edmodo Level 2: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 4-5pm at OKMS (719); Tamara Letter
  • Brightlink Level 1: Thursday, Feb. 6, 3:30-4:30pm at RPES (Rm. 12); Tuesday, Feb. 11, 3:30-4:30 pm at PGES (TBD); Tuesday, Feb. 18, 3:30-4:30 pm at KCES (B-9) Jennifer Hicks
  • Brightlink Level 2: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 3:30-4:30 pm at RPES(Rm. 12); Thursday, Feb. 27, 3:30-4:30 pm at PGES (TBD) Jennifer Hicks
  • Schoolnet Level 2 Creating Tests - Thursday, Feb. 13, 4-5pm at OKMS (719); Heather Causey
Digital Learning Day - February 5th

"Take the pledge to support the effective use of technology to improve education for all students." www.digitallearningday.org

Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

Celebrate the day with your students and support digital learning not just on February 5, but everyday in your classroom!


Click here for resources!

Let's Get Started with Technology-Rich Stations

Do you want to start using your SMARTBoard as a student-centered station? How about using iPads as another station? What about the computers in your classroom as a third one? Don't know where to begin? Contact me so we can chat about best practices and management techniques to get your students engaged in the learning process. See my calendar below.

February 2014

Stacie C. Taylor, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher

Battlefield Park, Cold Harbor and Laurel Meadow

Hanover County Public Schools