Indian Creek Tech News

Updates and information from the NHJ Technology Department

INvolvED - Johnson County Educational Technology Conference

This year's INvolvED conference will take place June 6-9 at Center Grove Middle School North. It will feature excellent hands-on workshops on: Google Apps for Education, Canvas, Google Classroom, Flipped/Blended Classrooms, Formative Assessment, Virtual Visits and more.


As always, this conference is four days of FREE technology workshops for educators by educators. Also, this year’s conference will be partially BYOD. . . Bring Your Own Device. Plan on bringing your personal or school laptop, iPad, Chromebook, etc to use at the conference. If you do not have a device to use, there will be a limited amount of loaners available. Here are the conference details.


INvolvED Conference

Dates: June 6-9

Location: Center Grove Middle School North, 202 N Morgantown Rd, Greenwood, IN 46142

Morning Sessions: 8:00 - 11:00 am

Lunch: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Afternoon Sessions: 12:30 - 3:30 pm


Registration Information

Registration will open TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT. To register, go to http://involvedk12.weebly.com/ and click the 2016 Registration button any time after midnight. Prior to registration opening, you can go to the website and click on Summer 2016 Conference to view the list of our workshop offerings.

NHJ Teacher Technology Leadership Academy

NHJ still has some openings for the summer technology leadership academy. If you're interested and/or have schedule conflicts/concerns, please check with your building principal. The program has some flexibility and our goal is to include as many people as possible.


During summer and fall of 2016, NHJ will offer a teacher technology leadership academy. This professional development program includes up to ten (10) days of technology-centered pedagogical training. In addition to acquiring valuable instructional skills, participating teachers will have opportunities to earn leadership points, professional growth points (PGPs), technology leadership certification, Google Educator certification, digital citizenship certification, and even college credit.


The teacher technology leadership academy is for NHJ educators who are learners, risk-takers, and/or experts in their field; educators who strive to inspire and engage their students through inquiry and projects. Teachers selected for the academy will develop technology-rich lessons/units, test them in their classrooms, model instructional practices and offer professional development for their colleagues. This program does not require a minimum level of technology expertise. NHJ needs participants with technology skills ranging from novice to expert.


The academy dates are as follows:

-- June 6, 7, 8, 9 (Johnson County INvolvED Conference)

-- June 27, 28 (CIESC Technology Leadership Certification)

-- Two additional summer dates TBD (Digital Citizenship and eLearning Day planning)

-- Two fall 2016 in-service dates TBD (CIESC Technology Leadership Certification)

-- Monthly professional development during 16-17 school year

IDOE Summer of eLearning

The 2016 Summer of eLearning marks the fifth year of regional conferences sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education's Office of eLearning. This series continues to provide high-quality professional learning in Indiana. Attending one or more of these events will bolster your educational technology skills and inform you about new, effective integration strategies!


The conferences listed below all take place within 90 minutes drive of NHJ (and don't conflict with the INvolvED conference). Asterisks indicate events highly recommended by NHJ Technology.



NHJ Technology 2016 Summer Projects

NHJ Technology has more than a dozen major projects planned this summer, many associated with completion of the new Indian Creek Elementary School. The department will send emails periodically throughout the summer indicating when these project will impact staff computer, phone and/or Internet access. Look for another NHJ Technology newsletter with additional details before the close of the 2015-2016 school year.

NHJ Tech Tips

Since this is our first newsletter in a long time (perhaps ever), we don't have a tech tip to share. However, if you have requests, recommendations, or suggestions for future tech tips, please email them to techdirector@nhj.k12.in.us.