Thank you to everyone who answered my survey for summer classes with technology. I plan to offer some basic sessions for all staff, in addition to integration sessions for teachers and administrators.
Go through the short stack of slides above to see the results of our survey.
Access all of our summer sessions! We look forward to learning with you this summer.
See you this summer!
I’m proud to be a member of VSTE and have served as one of their directors since 2008. Today, Liz Kuhns also serves on their board. Feel free to ask either one of us about some of their free learning opportunities.
Tonight on the VSTE Island in Second Life
beginning at 8PM
is a talk by Rob Furman on motivating the reluctant reader using technology
. You’ll need to start sooner if SL is new to you, to set up an avatar and download the software. But SL is a really cool environment and these free sessions by VSTE are well-done.
And VSTE is offering a virtual conference in the evenings
from January 28-Feb 2nd
. It kicks off at 6:30 PM with a keynote from Pam Moran and Becky Fisher from Albemarle County, VA. Their presentation is on “Hacking Education: from Tweaks to Transformation.” I know it should be good! Learn more about this opportunity on the VSTE website
All of these VSTE offerings are FREE and come with recertification points for participating. (Be sure and get their certificates and bring them for approval by your principal.) If you participate in one or more sessions at the VSTE Virtual Virginia 2013 event mentioned in the preceding paragraph, I’m willing to count that as a technology integration course if you get approval first by telling me which sessions you plan to participate in.
If you’d like future events such as these delivered to your inbox, take a few minutes and become a VSTE member
. Talk to Liz Kuhns or I about VSTE if you have questions. Membership is complimentary.
Today we’ve added two more technology workshops to our lineup. At the end of October, you can join Susan Vaughan and Bea Cantor at the CO for a workshop on Learners as Photographers. They’ll focus on student-centered approaches to photography for learning through imagery and the higher levels of Blooms Revised Taxonomy.
Second, Susan Vaughan will be offering a session at RES on Learners as Storytellers using comic strips. This session will be held in late January.
For more information about this event, contact Jody Lohr (5450) 946-4600, extension 29.
iWANT: July 19 and 20, 2012 at Kate Collins Middle School in Waynesboro
Visit their website online for more information about this event for learning more about mobile devices in the classroom, including iPod Touch and iPad!
- i = iPad, iTouch
- W = wifi and whiteboards
- A = apps for education
- N = networking issues with wireless denies
- T = Tablets, smart phones, and other touch technologies