Category: Professional Development

Dec 21

TED-Ed In The Classroom

Have you used Ted Talks or Ted-Ed Talks in your classroom?       Ted Talks give students a different perspective on a topic. The talks are devoted to spreading ideas with a short, but powerful message. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all …

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Dec 16

2nd Annual Student Technology Conference!

The second annual Student Technology Conference, a free one-day online event bringing together students, educators and innovators from around the world, will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 9 Am to 9 Pm EST. All are invited to attend! The Student Technology Conference provides an international forum for the presentation, discussion and sharing of …

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May 28

NY Social Studies Framework

I’m sitting in a NYS Common Core Social Studies Framework presentation and learning tons about the shifts coming to social studies content and instruction. The frameworks will be released soon and can be found on Engage NY. This presentation is for librarians and I crashed the workshop so that I could learn about the shifts …

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Jul 25

Summer Reading!

While many schools provide suggested summer reading list, I wonder how many educators take time during the summer for professional reading. This summer I’ve been reading quite a lot. I tend to read articles, but I have picked up a few books that have only enhanced my instructional practices. Articles: The DIY World of Maker …

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Jun 12

Summer 2014 Professional Development Opportunities

Summer is almost here and there are a plethora of Professional Development Opportunities offered by Technology Services! Summer 2014 Professional Development Catalog All workshops listed in the link are FREE to Monroe #1 BOCES component districts. Otherwise, the costs is listed in the workshop description. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to …

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May 08

Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety

As a Certified Educator for Digital Citizenship through Common Sense Media, I can’t express how Digital Citizenship is a timely and important topic for students, teachers, and school cultures. This year I worked with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students using Common Sense Media’s Digital Passport Modules to teach students about Digital Citizenship.   Digital …

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Sep 03

2013 TLT Conference – Another Successful Year!

The 2013 Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference was a great success again this year.  We’ve continued to reach teachers from around the region in order to hold an immersive 2 day conference.  Workshops such as Edmodo, Mission US, Smartboard, Appy Hours, and Flipped Classroom gave educations a hands on experience with a new or emerging …

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Aug 14

Project Based Learning

This summer I have co-facilitated 2 Project Based Learning Workshops (PBL), one focused on middle and high school and the other elementary. Teachers were engaged in the workshops and even asked for more time to spend together so they can roll up their sleeves and start planning. The biggest misconception of classroom projects is that …

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Jun 14

2013 Professional Development Opportunities!

Want to learn something new? Want to increase creativity, engagement, and student learning? Sign up for Monroe #1 BOCES Technology Services Workshop! Below is a list of 2013 Summer Workshops.   Working on your APPR requirements? The following workshops may address the following Common Core Learning Standards: SL.1, SL.2, SL.3, SL.4 SL.5,RL.7, RL.11, RI.1, W.2, W.5, …

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