It was great meeting you this morning! As promised, here are the handouts and files for the items that I shared with you. You will also find much more by logging into DE streaming and visiting “Professional Development” at the top of the page.
Okay…OKCPS knows how to have a good time! There are a number of highlights from last Friday’s Day of Discovery that come to mind, but the clear winners are: 1. OKCPS does the best “DEN Finger” in all of the Central US, 2. Friday’s group was WAY too much fun, and 3. SONIC Blue Coconut Creme Slushes rock! Thanks to Shelley and Kathleen for inviting us in and allowing us to share our ideas!
Curtis Middle School was hopping on Saturday! 50 educators representing a number of schools and specialties showed up bright and early…ready to roll. Our group of “pioneers” made a courageous journey into unfamiliar territory, dodging “cow patties” and having a lot of fun along the way. We shared ideas about how to make sure our students are benefitting from great resources like digital stories, multimedia presentations, the builders and many more! A huge thanks to Edie Howk, Denise Van Horn, Dean Mantz and Erin Misegadis for your WONDERFUL presentations, and also to Jim Clark for all of the work that you did behind the scenes! Also, thanks to all of the educators for all of your ideas and questions! As promised, here are the presentations that we shared with you this weekend. You will also find these files and more on the USD 259 technology site: http://technology.usd259.org/resources/unitedstreaming/index.htm. Please feel free to dwonload any/all of these ideas, and be sure to leave us a comment while you are here. Thanks!
Here is some great news for your new teachers! (Where was this when I was setting up my first classroom?)
Discovery Education has joined forces with Walden University, mimio, Adobe Systems, Inc., Elmer’s Products, Inc., and CDW-G to launch New Teacher Survival Central, a new website featuring a robust array of classroom tools designed to welcome and support educators new to the teaching profession. Offering tips, tricks, tools, and practical suggestions for easing entry into the teaching field, educators will find valuable essentials such as classroom management techniques, ideas for connecting classroom activities to the curriculum, lesson plans, peer-networking resources, tools to create engaging learning centers, and more. Click here for more…
The DENliest Catch promotion is underway, and to make things more interesting, we will be having a competition between the Central STARs. We will be awarding the title of “KING/QUEEN CRAB” to the STAR who recruits the most STARs between now and December 1st. In addition to bragging rights, the “KING/QUEEN CRAB” (yes, it has to be in quotes and all caps) will receive a “KING/QUEEN CRAB” t-shirt…and yes…a crown! Happy fishing!