Summer Learning Series Sneak Peek

Check Out Some of the Upcoming Summer Learning Activities!

Learning Your Way, On Your Time!

You have seen the emails, your colleagues are talking about it, but you are still not sure if the #EPSPD Summer Learning Series is right for you! First, remember you can join in for as many or as few of the activities you choose to do. Second, even though we will not start officially until after July 4th I am giving you a sneak peek into the choices for the first two weeks. Finally, should you have any questions or ideas please contact me at dgordon@emersonschools.org. Looks like it's going to be a good summer!

Formative Assessment Activities

1) Exploring Google Forms


2) Socratic Circles & Technology


3) Getting "Flipped" Certified on Sophia.org

Google Apps & Tools Activities

1) Improving Google Searches for You and Your Students


2) Using Gmail & Calendar to the Fullest in Your Classroom


3) Setting up Your Google Classroom


4) Get the Message Out with Smore digital flyers

Book Talks

Choose from one of the following books to read, discuss & share:


1) Learn Like a Pirate - Empowerment, 21st Century Skills and Collaboration - this book will provide ideas and strategies to set students on the path to taking responsibility for their learning in a supportive and challenging environment.


2) Passion-Driven Classroom - Discover ways to cultivate a thriving and passionate community of learners – in your classroom! In this book, educators and consultants Angela Maiers and Amy Sandvold show you how to spark and sustain your students’ energy, excitement, and love of learning.


If you're interested in reading one of these books please send an email to Mrs. Opperman.

Connecting with Educators & Experts Around the World

1) Learn how to use Skype in the classroom to make connections to classes and experts around the world.


2) See about doing a Mystery Google Hangout with another class.

#EPSPD Summer Learning Series - Intro