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Last Tuesday, the Ed Tech Teacher Advisory Team wrapped up their final meeting of the year. This team was composed of 25 teachers representing grades K-12, in a variety of articulation areas, including Title 1 and option schools.
Over the course of three meetings, the team learned more about the new ISTE Standards for Students and looked specifically at tech integration, tech professional learning, and tech planning throughout their schools and in our district overall. Throughout these meetings, the team had the opportunity to discuss what technology integration currently looks like throughout the district, their vision for how they hope it can look in the future, and how schools are creatively tackling challenges while also celebrating the amazing things that teachers are already doing in their classrooms. Check out some of the things the team discussed below:
We’d like to thank the Teacher Advisory Team members for all of their great thinking and focus around thoughtfully integrating technology into classrooms and schools across our district. This team was an excellent reminder of the exceptional talent and vast knowledge that the teachers in our schools have when it comes to ensuring that all of our students will be successful 21st century learners. Make sure to follow the Ed Tech Team (@JeffcoEdTech on Twitter) to learn about more opportunities like this in the future.
JCPL continues to partner with Jeffco Public Schools to promote our students love of reading and engage students in new learning opportunities. Not only are they offering a summer reading program for all Jefferson County students, with loads of prizes, including free books & coupons to great places, but they also offer activities for all ages (including computer lessons):
JCPL Summer Reading Program - Kids, Teens & Adults
JCPL Summer Reading Events - Kids, Teens, & Adults
JCPL Culture Pass - provides free passes to a variety of museums and activities around the Metro area. (Butterfly Pavilion, Colorado Parks Pass, Denver Firefighters Museum, and so much more!)
Barnes & Noble - Offers a summer reading program that provides every student in grades 1-6 the opportunity to earn a free book and grow their love of reading!
MyOn - Title I - An online platform for all of our Title I students access to over 5900 books online at a variety of levels. Most books are nonfiction, but over 1400 titles are fiction. Students have easy access using any device that has web access.
Buncee, PebbleGo, PebbleGo Next & Capstone - Buncee, a web tool for educators and students to create and share engaging multimedia presentations, interactive lessons, digital stories and more has connected with Capstone to promote summer reading. They have opened up to provide teachers and students free access to Buncee, PebbleGo databases and Capstone books for 3 month! Teachers need to sign up to allow students access . What a great opportunity for our students!
Mark your calendar!
August 7th, 8th, and 9th Ed Tech will be providing professional learning opportunities at Jeffco’s Academy for Professional Learning- L3.
Find your favorites and REGISTER HERE starting today, May 9th at 4:30pm
View Ed Tech’s available sessions in the presentation below.
Questions about our courses? Contact Ed Tech
Questions about registration or other L3 opportunities? Contact the Center for Professional Learning
It's no secret that teachers learn much of what they know about technology integration from watching other teachers. But when teachers are isolated in their own room for much of the day, how do they get the opportunities to see the meaningful way their peers are using technology in the classroom?
That's where Pineapple Charts and #ObserveMe can help shift the collaborative culture of teachers within a school.