GWAEA Digital Learning

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Educating the Modern Learner

2015-2016 Innovation in Education Workshops

Educating the Modern Learner We live in a moment of unprecedented change, and our conceptions of schooling and education are being challenged in fundamental ways. Educational leaders around the globe are grappling with unfamiliar new contexts for learning, which demand new ways of thinking and leading around an increasingly uncertain future. EML Publisher Will Richardson will unpack some of these new contexts, and articulate a mission that is focused on helping educators become not just modern learners, but modern leaders as well, leaders who are better informed and make better decisions for the modern students in their charge.


When: 1:00-3:30 p.m

Where: Cedar Rapids Educational Learning and Support Center

Register: Course Number: 19360-15-01 Fees: $40 within AEA10 boundaries, $65 outside of AEA10 Registration Deadline: 9/30/15 at 6:00 a.m.

Register for course 19360-15-1 here

ITEC

Monday, Oct. 12th, 8am to Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 3:30pm

730 Third Street

Des Moines, IA

ITEC is an ISTE affiliate who promotes the use of technology in education by demonstrating to its members, other educators and the public developments in the use of educational technology and how its use supports teaching and learning. The ITEC Conference is October 11-13, 2015. It will be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. The conference is open to all educators and administrators in Iowa and beyond. Ramsey Musallam and Eric Scheninger will be this year's keynote speakers. Ramsey’s TED Talk “3 Rules to Spark Learning is widely popular with classroom teachers, and was the lead talk on TEDs first ever PBS TV premiere, “TED Talks Education.” Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP).

More information about Sunday workshops and registration can be found on the here on the ITEC Site.

CODE.org

Every child should have the opportunity to learn to code!


What: Code.org is offering FREE workshops for K-5 educators and content-area teachers as well as librarians, tech-ed specialists interested in teaching the Code.org elementary school computer science curriculum.

Who: Dr. Ben Schafer of the department of computer science at the University of Northern Iowa

When: Tuesday, October 20th, 2015, 8:00-4:00

Where: Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

Learn more at http://www.cs.uni.edu/~schafer/outreach/k5/

Register for the Event at https://code.org/professional-development-workshops/4905029


Preregistration is required.

Teachers who participate will need to provide their own laptop

What Most Schools Don't Teach

Apple IT Workshops

Oct 29, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.: iOS 9/OS X What’s New

Come to this event and find out how the latest product releases can support teaching and learning in your school or district. Learn about new features in iOS and OS X, and the latest updates to Apple hardware, that are ideal for education environments. Hear about updates to the Device Enrollment Program, Volume Purchase Program, and Apple ID for Students Program.


Jan 21, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Apple Configurator 2.0 - What’s New and Best Practices

Come to this event to find out how the latest release of Apple Configurator can be used to support teaching and learning in your school or district. Learn about new features and experience best practice workflows that are ideal for both shared and 1:1 education environments. Hear about updates to Apple Configurator that allow integration of MDM, Device Enrollment Program and Volume Purchase Program.


Jan 21, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: What’s New with MDM, management, and app distribution

Come to this event and find out how the latest MDM product releases can support teaching and learning in your school or district. Learn about new MDM management and app distribution features in iOS and OS X that are ideal for education environments.


Feb 17, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.: iOS 9/OS X - Deployment Best Practices

Come to this event and find out how the latest deployment best practices can support teaching and learning in your school or district. Learn about deployment best practices and workflows for iOS and OS X that are ideal for education environments.


Workshops presented by Apple staff and will be held at the GWAEA 6th Street facility.

Integrating iPads in the Elementary Classroom

Integrating iPads in the Elementary Classroom is a three-day class that will focus on integrating the iPad to improve student learning in the elementary classroom. Teachers will be given support and training to deepen their understanding of the transformative effects of using the iPad and mobile learning as a way to create a vibrant, collaborative and creative learning environment.

Please bring your iPads charged, and ready for use. If you do not have an iPad, a device can be loaned to your during class time.

Oct. 22 4-5pm, Oct. 29 9am-3pm & Nov.16 4:30-5:30pm - Face to Face

The other times are Asynchronous Online Learning modules.

Register Here: Course Number: 4646-15-01

Social Media 101 for Educators

In this introduction to the world of social media, teachers will discover the power of being connected to other educators and classrooms around the world. Participants will learn how to create and maintain a personal learning network, while exploring safe, practical ways that a variety of social networks can be used to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom.


October 27 9am-3pm - Face to Face

The other times are Asynchronous Online Learning modules.


Register Here: Course Number: 4805-15-01

EduFlix: Impact Learning Anytime, Anywhere with Video

Join us for a class that will blend online learning along with interactive, hands-on experiences that is designed to take full advantage of your ability to create videos with students in your classroom. Participants will learn how to script, shoot, edit and share videos. They will learn how to use a video editor and explore different video games like green screen, stop motion, and silent movies as well as popular instructional methods like flipped learning in order to bring a rich, multimedia flavor to existing curriculums.



October 28 8am-4pm & November 17 4:30-5:30 - Face to Face

The other times are Asynchronous Online Learning modules.


Register Here: Course Number: 4784-15-01

Student Voice and Choice

Students should be central to any educational reform agenda. Student voice shows how you can achieve this with the Listen, Learn, and lead approach: ask young people their thoughts and truly listen, learn from what students say, and utilize what you learn to be an effective leader of change. Dr. Quaglia is co-author of Student Voice: The Instrument of change. http://www.qisa.org/



November 4, 1-3:30pm

Register Here: Course Number: 19361-15-01

The Classroom of the Future: And Your Future Starts

Today for the most part, the use of technologies in schools has done little to change schools and learning. Yet the affordances of these tools and resources have great potential. How are our best teachers taking full advantage? Dean Shareski, classroom teacher, technology consultant, and Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada will speak on fundamental concepts and dispositions teachers will need in order to achieve the level of engagement and empowerment we desire for our students.


December 2, 1-3:30pm

Register Here: Course Number: 19362-15-01

Whatever Happened to Joy in Education?: Dean Shareski at TEDxWestVancouverED

About Us

The Grant Wood Digital Learning Team works with AEA 10 schools to help them integrate technology in the classroom. We work with teachers and administrators on-site, and at Grant Wood facilities. Each school district is assigned a Technology Consultant from the Digital Learning Team to help facilitate the ways in which we can help schools improve teaching and learning with technology.
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