Digital Learning News 9-20-2016

from the Digital Learning Team

The BISD Fall Learning Conference - a Personalized Professional Learning Experience

When: October 1, 2016 - Registration is currently open!

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning
7020 Mid Cities Blvd ~ North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Who: BISD Campus Teachers/Staff, Administrators and Central Office Staff


  • Combination of 50 minutes and 1 hour 50 minutes sessions - personalize your schedule for the morning

  • Flexible learning spaces

  • Learner-centered personalized poster sessions (one each hour) - choose your topics and learn at your own pace during each hour with a facilitator available, as needed

  • Meet and Tweet “Pop-Up” session - learn how to Tweet and participate in a Twitter chat by actually participating in one together

  • Amazing door prizes each hour

  • Snacks provided

  • All conference materials and resources posted online and available

  • Recommended audiences for each session:
    E=Elementary, S=Secondary, A=Admin/Central Office

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Order Your Official Fall BISD Learning Conference T-shirt - LAST CALL!

It's your last chance to order the official 2016 BISD Fall Learning Conference T-shirt!

Just choose your style(s) and color(s) and pay online. Order as many as you would like.

Your T-shirt(s) will be delivered to your Campus/Department on or before September 30th in time to wear to the conference on Oct. 1st.

Our group order closes at midnight TONIGHT (Sept. 20th).


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Tonight's Chat:

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Are you utilizing online connections to social media, organizations and individuals to personalize your professional learning? Let's share some great resources and talk about ways to connect and share with those you work with every day.

Tonight's Twitter Chat Questions:

Q1: What is your #1 online professional learning resource and why?

Q2: What are some ideas/success stories for helping others on your campus get connected to learning online?

Q3: What are some ways that you can begin sharing your learning with others on your campus?

See you tonight online from 8-8:30! #bisddlp

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Digital Learning - In the Spotlight

BISD students are engaged in a variety of learning opportunities each day. Visit the Digital Learning Lounge blog to learn more about how teachers are using technology tools and resources that engage students in learning! You will also find information about apps and tools recommended by the Digital Learning Team.
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Elementary and Secondary Digital Learning Blogs

Click here to go to Tech-cited: Elementary Digital Learning Team Blog.

Click here to go to BISD Connected Teacher: Secondary Digital Learning Team Blog.

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From Your BISD Digital Learning Team

Kelli Montgomery @KelliM11, Director of Digital Learning

Cheryl McKnight @cherylmck, Coordinator of Digital Learning

Karen Teeters @karenteeters222, Online Learning Specialist

Jennifer Miller @steamlearnlab, Learning Resources Specialist


Jennifer Canizares @jcanny72

Birdville, WT Francisco, Binion, Mullendore, Snow Heights, Porter, Spicer

Toni Hylander @technologytoni

Smithfield, Cheney, Stowe, Watauga, Foster Village, North Ridge, Walker Creek

Jeff Samuelson @jeff_samuelson

David E Smith, Richland, West Birdville, Holiday Heights, Hardeman, ACFT, Green Valley


Michael Hanson @Hansonits

Haltom HS, Haltom MS, Richland MS, North Ridge MS

Rashel Larson @rashellarson

Birdville HS, BCTAL, Smithfield MS, North Richland MS

Tosh McGaughy @ToshMcGaughy

Richland HS, Shannon HS, North Oaks MS, Watauga MS

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