OIIT Tech Talk

Update from the OIIT Digital Learning Team

OIIT wishes each of you a Happy Teacher Appreciation Day & Week! We thank you for all you do inspiring students and supporting peers in your school and throughout the district!

Technology Specialists Professional Learning Menu of Options

Visit OIIT DLT's Menu of Professional Learning Options containing a variety of opportunities for school-based Technology Specialists. The doc includes content descriptions and information for completing items of choice. Options this month include the upcoming Technology Expo forDiverse Learners on Thursday, May, 7th and online broadcasts outlined below. A maximum of 6 contractual professional development hours completed by June 30th can be allotted towards SY14-15 required hours. PDPs will be provided via MyLearning Plan.

Online Broadcasts

In May, the Digital Learning Team will host two online virtual panels tied to this month’s theme. Webinars will be held on Thursdays at 4pm and can be accessed from the DLT YouTube Channel and on the front page of BPSLearns. This month’s topics include:
  • May 14th: Managing and Leveraging Chromebooks to Improve Student Learning
  • May 21st: Social Media for Schools and Teachers: From Community to Classroom
To view previous broadcasts and screencasts, visit the the DLT YouTube Channel.

Digital Learning Newsletter

Have you subscribed to OIIT's Digital Learning Team (DLT) monthly newsletter launched in February? The publication features technology tips, updates, events, and learning opportunities for BPS educators and students. Topics include:

  • Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities such as workshops, webinars, and other offerings as well as updates from the DLT
  • Learning Tips and Links to Resources to help you build your digital literacies and learn more about digital tools for the classroom
  • Social Media Updates including links to new blog posts from the DLT Blog and invitations to participate in #bpspln Twitter chats, and other opportunities to build your professional learning network within BPS
  • General OIIT Updates including tech tips, project, or system updates

If you would like to receive the newsletters, please click this link to join the listserve and choose "Join". You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by visiting the same link.