April 08, 2014

The Networks Have Spoken

On February 20th we officially launched our networked approach for professional learning in Innovation and Learning Technology (ILT). Since then we have been excited to be a part of the sharing, discussions, and connections that are taking place between educators online and face-to-face from all across the CBE. 

The ILT Google+ community (bit.ly/googleilt) has become an ever-growing hub for questioning, sharing, and conversing around many ed tech related ideas and concepts. Just some of the engaging topics currently being discussed in this community include: iPads in the classroom, growing your professional learning network (PLN), design thinking, Google Apps for Education (GAFE) in action in the classroom, and the flipped classroom model. 

During our first face-to-face networking session educators from across the system came together to share ideas and artifacts, meet others with similar interests, wonders and passions, and be inspired by the work of their colleagues. Conversations during this face-to-face session ranged from building a learning commons to GAFE for collaboration to ed tech in the K-3 classroom and beyond.

In response to all the richness that is occurring in the networks, we have created additional professional learning sessions to both meet the requests for additional face to face networking sessions as well as topic specific sessions. Please see below for a listing of our upcoming offerings.

Connect in 3D with You Ed Tech PLN: Face-to-Face Networking Sessions
Are you looking for:
  • face to face time with educators
  • a chance to share and connect around topics of interest to you
  • a session close to where you teach and/or live
Then the face-to-face networking sessions are for you!

Professional Learning Networking Sessions:

Thursday May 8 4:30 - 6:00

Harold Panabaker School

Tuesday May 27 4:30-6:00
Tom Baines School

Register here for the above sessions

The Google Series

Are you looking for:

  • tips for getting started with Google Apps for Education (GAFE) for you and your students
  • opportunities to build understanding around the collaborative elements of Google Drive
  • ways to connect with others in an online environment
  • examples of GAFE in action in schools and classrooms shared by fellow colleagues

Then the two upcoming GAFE webinars are for you!

Tuesday April 15 4:30 - 5:30

Webinar: Getting Started with Google

Tuesday April 29 4:30 - 5:30
Webinar: Google Show and Share

Register here for the above sessions

Living the Learning Commons

Are you looking for:
  • ways to develop your learning commons
  • ideas for how to introduce makerspaces into a learning commons
  • time to explore using task design to help students learn to be innovative
  • hands-on discovery of 3D printing and rapid prototyping
Then the following sessions are for you!

Tuesday, April 22 4:30-5:30
Transforming Your Library: Building Community Through Making with Sue Considine

Wednesday May 14 4:30 - 7:30
Designing for Learning: 4 Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing
Career and Technology Center

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