TECH Month continues....with Professional Development!
Now that you’ve overcome some of the “Back to School” challenges, it’s time to keep you on your feet with some new ones!
Teacher Challenge #1: Creating a PLN (Personal Learning Network)
For those of you who still haven't gotten on Twitter or only think it is for following celebrities, take the first step in learning how powerful it is as a tool for teaching and learning. This is only one of the steps in this Amazing challenge!
Whether you are a teacher or not, why not create a personal news feed to keep you informed and engage with the news that you want and care about?
Teacher Challenge #2: Learning to use the web's Best tools
Online Education Conferences
Global STEMx Education Conference - September 19-21, 2013.
Check out the link or follow the hashtag #stemx13 on Twitter!
This is the world’s first massively open online conference for educators focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more. x = Computer Science (CS), Computational Thinking (CT), Inquiry (I), Creativity & Innovation (CI), Global Fluency (GF), Collaboration ( C ), ...and other emerging disciplines & 21st century skills.
RSCON (Reform Symposium Conference) 2013 takes place from October 11-13.
Check out the link or follow the hashtag #RSCON4 on Twitter!
The Library Worldwide Virtual Conference takes place on October 18-19.
Check out the link or follow the hashtag #lib2013 on Twitter!
If you would like to present at this conference (C’mon, Give it a go!), proposals are due September 30.
This year's Global Education Conference takes place from November 18-23.
Check out the link or follow the hashtag #globaledcon13 on Twitter!
If you want to present, the final deadline for submission is November 9. Since this event takes place throughout the entire globe, there are opportunities to drop in on presentations during your morning coffee, at recess time, lunch, after school or any other time you have a few minutes!
These articles may or may not reflect our personal beliefs, but they will surely cause some great discussion among teachers, parents, kids, and learning communities. Have a go, grab a coffee or tea, and use one as a springboard for a great discussion!
Article 1: 9 Places To Find High-Quality Online Professional Development
Article 2: Ten Tech Tips for Team Building With Parents
Article 3: We don’t need a TECH integration team, we need a Teaching Best Practices team!
Article 4: Resources To Help Teach Kids (and Adults!) About Copyright and Creative Commons
Article 5: A Map of Education Technology Through 2040 [#Infographic]: How will disruptive technology change education?
See you next week for TECH Social Media!
ED-venture #1: Welcome
#2 Take Action / Social Good
#3 TECH Websites
#4 TECH Apps
#5 TECH PD
#6 TECH in Social Media