What a great Good Friday! This has been a fantastic week! I heard from Putnam County trainers about sessions they completed this week, which have been posted to the calendar. Shelley Thompson did a fun session on Mining for Gems in unitedstreaming at Mellon Elementary. I spent Wednesday afternoon on a webinar with Matt Monjan and Polk County, who also had trainers reporting events on the calendar. Today I enjoyed a casual meeting of the minds in Hernando County to discuss how to add events to the calendar, adding resources, being an active member, hidden gems in unitedstreaming and more.
Cheryl Cyrus from Lake County found one of the hidden gems that Discovery Educator Network and unitedstreaming offers – the Discovery Educator Network: Training Certification. This is mentioned on the home page of Discovery Educator Network, but is found under the TEACHER CENTER of unitedstreaming. It’s a self-paced, interactive online course to prepare you for training teachers in your schools.
Here are two challenges for North Florida. One: add a comment below on your favorite gem of unitedstreaming or training tip. This should be easy for all of you since you’ve been actively holding events and training teachers. You can email it to me, but I’d really like you to share the gem with everyone by adding the comments below. Two: If you complete the DEN Certification Module, send me the certificate. Let’s run this through April 27th (Tuesday). For those who do the gem comments, you have a chance to win a Discovery Education Polo Shirt. For those who send me their certificates (and yes Kay in Polk, I have yours on file already!), you have a chance to win a computer bag (the computer does not come with the bag).
And don’t forget to keep logging those events on the calendar and send me the spreadsheet each week to help your district win the Florida Contest! Download FLEVENTS_template.xls