Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue NE
Operation Read 2015
On April 28, the Lied Activity Center was swarming with elementary students from Bellevue Public Schools. Students were geared up to participate in the Operation Read Competition! Kari Schroder from Leonard Lawrence and Terry Osborn from LeMay did an amazing job of running Operation Read!
This year there were over 60 teams involved and every Bellevue elementary school was represented at this powerful competition. During the past year, students read the 10 Golden Sower Nominated books and practiced answering questions about each book. The students formed groups of 3-6 people and were excited to represent their home school. On the day of the competition, all student teams competed against each other in the first round. The top three scores of this year's 18 teams, moved on to the final round where the champion was crowned. This year the 5th grade winning team was from Belleaire Elementary! The winning team included: Bennett Schliesser, Noah Reimer, Madelyn Faisetty, and Madison Stendnitz. They were coached by Mary Olszowka, library media specialist and the assistant coach was LeeAnn Longhini.
What a powerful event Operation Read has become---a room full of students who love reading and adults cheering them on!
Sustaining the iPad Academy
Amazing Learning Opportunities
We will no longer be offering online CCU courses. If you are looking for accredited graduate level courses in educational technology and innovation check out the course offerings at www.edcelerate.org. All of the courses are taught by Ann, Jenny and Jeanette.
Bellevue West will be the location of an iOS Summit brought to you by the EdTech Team and organized by your technology coaches. The conference will be a 2 day event focusing on using iPads in the classroom. This is a great opportunity to be a presenter of you have some interesting iOS topics to share. Let us know if you are interested in presenting and we will help get you set up. Keynote speakers will be outstanding! For more information check out http://iossummits.com/ne/ or ask one of your technology coaches.
From the #tt4t Hashtag
NETA 2015 Highlights
NETA 2015 turned out to be two amazing days of inspiration and learning. The two keynote speakers, Adam Bellow and George Couros, kicked off each day of the conference with uplifting messages as well as challenges and inspiration. Over 2600 educators took part in this conference at the Century Link Center.
Bellevue Public Schools shone brightly as we had eight teachers presenting, two groups of student presenters, and contest and grant winners. Congratulations to Megan Kinen and Laura Swanson who won a grant for a $4335 to purchase Little Bits Kits to utilize in elementary HAL classrooms. Be sure to check out our contest winners from our previous t-flash here.
Shout outs to Bellevue Public Schools NETA presenters: Michelle Boyce, Monica Evon, Michelle Klamm, Julie Rowse, and Garrett Sims and your very own #tt4t team too! Several of the presentations were featured in the Apple Room.
"You inspired, informed, and challenged every educator who attended your sessions, as well as all of us! We are incredibly fortunate to have you as champions and models of using Apple tools to transform learning, as are the students and communities you impact." said Barry Sevett.
Many teachers shared their NETA experience and reflected in blog posts. We have listed several of the blogs here so you can dig deeper and learn from their experience. The
Mrs. Evon's Blog Bellevue Elementary 4th Grade
Miss Sallie's Blog Leonard Lawrence 6th Grade
Mrs. Klamm's Blog Bellevue Elementary 3rd Grade
Mrs. Geldes' Blog Two Springs Elementary 4th Grade