Transcript: Judicial Branch Executive Branch President and Vice President are elected for 4 year terms Senate Vice President Supreme Court judges are appointed for life President Consists of 7 articles Executive Branch carries out laws the Legislative Branch creates Congress Article 1: Legislative House of Representatives Federal courts lie under the Judicial Branch. This includes the Supreme Court Representatives from each state are elected for 2 year terms Senators serve 6 year terms. There are 2 from each state Senate Article 3: Judicial Article 2: Executive US Constitution Executive Branch Legislative Branch House of Representatives
Transcript: TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGES Benefits of Educational Technology Decrease lesson planning time Better meet the needs of all students Cut assessment time Strengthens the school-to-home connection https://goo.gl/images/pC6Qz9 Meet students behavioral needs Help plan lesson around a specific grade, subject or topic Decrease lesson planning time https://goo.gl/images/s3EuJ6 https://goo.gl/images/eVH5Hz https://goo.gl/images/3KxMeM https://goo.gl/images/5CXtDV Additional resources to use Activities to assign to support or challenge students Allows students additional ways to learn Better meet the needs of all students https://goo.gl/images/gPn44d Online assessments save paper. time recording data and gives instant feedback Cut assessment time https://goo.gl/images/JEdRDq Online assessments can be modified for each student or groups of students Programs like Class Dojo allow kids to track their behavior in school and earn rewards Meet students behavioral needs https://goo.gl/images/gNwG9p Parents can stay informed by viewing their child's recorded behavior Technology encourages students to continue their learning beyond the classroom Strengthens the school-to-home connection https://goo.gl/images/GkV6Df Students can reinforce skills at home and keep parents in the loop TYPES Computers Technology Used for Learning and Teaching https://goo.gl/images/HxCENA Tablets Smart Boards Can be used to type papers, look up information and practice typing skills Computers https://goo.gl/images/vLtSQX https://goo.gl/images/6nvg9o Can be used to demonstrate research via videos, graphics or presentation slides A variety of apps can be used to research topics, organized ideas and present information Tablets https://goo.gl/images/3N4KoU https://goo.gl/images/ueiARL Teachers and students can manipulate the computer on the board quickly and easily Smart Boards https://goo.gl/images/dv7hga Teachers can incorporate visual and auditory learning on lone large device USE OF TECHNOLOGY Technology usage is planned and purposeful Use of Technology in the Classroom Technology is used to support goals and learning objectives https://goo.gl/images/eVUMUC Technology is essential to the learning activity Technology is a routine part of the classroom environment Technology is used to engage students with content Technology is mostly being used by students Technology is used to facilitate collaboration in and out of the classroom https://goo.gl/images/XJAHYN More instructional time is spent using the technology to learn Focus on using technologies to create and develop new thinking processes Technology is used to encourage higher-order thinking skills https://goo.gl/images/qmHCgq Technology is used to construct and build knowledge PD Technology Integration Professional Development Evaluating Technological Resources Digital Citizenship https://goo.gl/images/koX4ph Technology Integration https://goo.gl/images/vnirLs TPACK Model SAMR Model Evaluating Technological Resources https://i.ytimg.com/vi/R0Hsnx0l1q4/hqdefault.jpg https://pixabay.com/p-1316848/?no_redirect http://www.radcab.com/v2/images/taxi.gif http://images.slideplayer.com/39/10969162/slides/slide_3.jpg https://i.ytimg.com/vi/R0Hsnx0l1q4/hqdefault.jpg Digital Citizenship https://goo.gl/images/e7qVn https://goo.gl/images/cje655 https://goo.gl/images/ivkRmy https://goo.gl/images/vduaxD TECH COMMITTEE Members Technology Committee Responsibilities https://goo.gl/images/KPgQLh https://goo.gl/images/Rn6SgZ Committee Members Teachers School Administrators Parents Classified Staff Students Community Members Gap Analysis Committee Responsibilities Determine Needs Create a technology plan https://goo.gl/images/VZjR77 REFERENCES Filby, H. (2013) Learning Beyond the Classroom. Edublog. Retreived from https:// mypad.northampton.ac.uk/hannahf2/2013/11/25/session-3-learning-beyond-the-classroom/ References Fox, C. (nd). Technology’s Impact on Today’s Classroom. EasySafe. Retrieved from https:// eazysafe.com/about/ Deal, A. (2013). What’s the Difference Between “Using Technology” and “Technology Integration”? Word Press. Retreived from https://teachbytes.com/2013/03/29/whats-the-difference-between-using-technology-and-technology-integration/
Transcript: Job Aid Created by: Bethany Oswalt Guiding the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Youth by James Delisle Differentiation for Gifted Learners: Going Beyond the Basics by Diane Heacox The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: A teen handbook by Judy Galbrith Making All Kids Smarter by John Delandtsheer Gifted and Talented Educators have monthly face-to-face or online meetings. GATE Google group is used to share documents and collaborate onine. New GATE teachers are assigned a mentor for the first year to provide support. The GATE department has many resources for teachers to check out. Some resources include units of study, novel sets, robotics kits, star labs, and professional resources. Professional development takes place through the year. Some topics include rollercoaster building, bridge building competitions, Growth Mindset, and robotics. Collaboration With the Community Networking With Families of Gifted Children School Activites Honor Choir Student Council Garden Club Battle of the Books Competition National Geography Bee Local Universities and Colleges provide enrichment and acceleration. Discovery Children's Museum provides field trips, demonstrations, and workshops to enrich learning. School Counseling and Support School and Community Support for Gifted and Talented Students School Support and Activites Networking Available for Educators Council for Exceptional Children https://www.cec.sped.org National Association for Gifted http://www.nagc.org National Society for the Gifted and Talented http://www.nsgt.org Online Resources Books and Other Resources Back to School Meet and Greet- Parents and students get a chance to meet the gifted and talented specialist and other families invloved with the program. Open House- Parents and students are invited into the classroom for a more formal presentation of services, support, and curriculum being taught. School Counseling Services Friendship Groups Social Skills Coping Skills Antibullying The Smith Center has partnered up with Clark County School District to provide field trips, presentations, and interactive workshops with a focous on the arts.
Transcript: Alicia Alain Job Aid Parts of speech, Test phrases and Mnemonic Devices Topic 1 There are a total of 9 parts of speech, this includes nouns, verbs, articles, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, pronouns, adverbs and conjunctions Test phrases include: Mnemonic Devices are techniques a person can use to help improve ability to remember Mnemonic Devices SWOT STRENGTHS STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES OPPORTUNITIES THREATS THREATS Topic 2 FOCUS AREA 1 THE PROBLEM THE PROBLEM JAN FEB MAR $ #1 #2 #3 2017 PLAN PLAN TIMELINE #1 #2 #3 TIMELINE Topic 3 THE PROBLEM THE PROBLEM $ JAN FEB MAR #1 #2 #3 2017 PLAN PLAN TIMELINE #1 #2 #3 TIMELINE Topic 4 FOCUS AREA 3 THE PROBLEM THE PROBLEM $ JAN FEB MAR #1 #2 #3 2017 PLAN PLAN TIMELINE #1 #2 #3 TIMELINE
Transcript: Technology Related Decisions Allison Sardo American College of Education Advantages of Technology Enhance student learning through engaging and interactive lessons Benefits students who learn visually and through hands on tasks Enables teachers to differentiate through different programs Authentic experiences Students can collaborate which is a major part of learning through peers Advantages of Technology Fortunately, digital technology will allow educati... Fortunately, digital technology will allow education to be increasingly customized to the needs of the learner, and that learning will become increasingly efficient and accessible. (Schrand, 2008) Types of Technology for Teaching and Learning Web 2.0 tools Kahoot.com blogs (blogster.com) Prezi.com Virtual field trips Document Cameras/Smartboards youtube.com/teachertube.com Student Information Systems (SIS) Google Apps for Education Google Docs Google Draw Google Slides Screen Casting (jing.com) Classroom response systems clickers.com Types of Technology for Teaching and Learning The implication is that in technology-mediat... The implication is that in technology-mediated participation, youth are decidedly engaged and are, more often than not, involved in enveloping, distributed, fluctuating, and emergent participation. (DeGennaro, 2008) How to Make Good Decisions Begin with a needs assessment to understand the current state Create a technology commitee Create a techology plan Be mindful and realistic Make sure to get a return on investment Plan professional development How to Make Good Decisions Professional Development Critical for effective implementation of technology Staff that is untrained will not feel confident and motivated and the technolgy may not be used properly or not used at all Ongoing learning is benefical to effective use of technolgy Professional Development The goal of teacher professional development ... The goal of teacher professional development is to increase student achievement and teachers generally embrace professional development programs because they believe such programs will help them become better teachers to that end.” (Jenkins & Agamba, 2013) Effective way to help generate ideas, perform research, analysis, and evaluation Consisting of members who represent different areas affected by technology Should have interet and experience Committee should have a broad vision and common goal for district How to Form a Technology Committee How to Form a Technology Committee Conduct a needs assessment Evaluate data Create plans as a team Think about objectives for the technology Ensure that procedures for evaluation, maintenance, and upgrades are in place The Role/Actions of the Technology Committee The Role/Actions of the Technology Committee DeGennaro, D. (2008). Learning designs: An analysis of youth-initiated technology use. Journal Of Research On Technology In Education, 41(1), 1-20. Jenkins, S., & Agamba, J. (2013). The missing link in the CCSS initiative: Professional development for implementation. Academy Of Educational Leadership Journal, 17(2), 69-79. Schrand, T. (2008) Tapping into active learning and multiple intelligences with interactive multimedia; a low threshold classroom approach. College Teaching. (2). 78. References References
Transcript: There are several types of professional development. The one I use to present my Job aid on smartboards is Informal dialogue to Improve teaching. This type is used 90% of the time during professional development trainings. The other types are: Courses and workshops, Education conferences, Individual and collaborative and Mentoring and peer observation. How to form a technology committee These two videos are job aids that explain how to set up a smartboard and how to use one in the classroom. Professional development is needed to improve staff skills and competencies to produce outstanding educational results for students” (Hassel,1999). http://elearninginfographics.com Prezi is a web based presentation and storytelling tool that uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides. Text, images, videos and other presentation objects are placed on the infinite canvas and grouped together in frames. Prezi will assist you in creating digital presentations for assignments/assessments It will allow you to use a variety of media in different file formats It can be used for a live or on line presentation (online.illawarra.tafensw.edu) The committee will: Be a resource about current technology: what is and is not possible, and the real costs associated with it. To stay up to date on the constituents’ changing concerns and needs, and desires about a certain technology and the organization. To learn about the technological successes and failures of colleagues, and what resources (e.g., tools, training, support services) are necessary to improve and move forward. To be the advocates of this vision and communicate it to volunteers, colleagues, and other constituents. (www.nonprofitlawblog.com) American College Education Curtis Woods December 13th, 2015 www.youtube.com/watch?v=75-7UqTy040 http://image.slidesharecdn.com/diversityatwork www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei0yiZq-EEg Types of technology for learning and teaching Hassel, E. (1999).Professional development: Learning from the best. Oak Brook,IL: North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) Kosakowski, J. (1998). The Benefits of InformationTechnology, ERIC Digest, EDO-IR-98-04. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei0yiZq-EEg www.youtube.com/watch?v=75-7UqTy040 online.illawarra.tafensw.edu http://blackboardsupport.calpoly.edu http://elearninginfographics.com www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9hdXfd4nzU www.nonprofitlawblog.com http://image.slidesharecdn.com/diversityatwork GOAL! Based on this diagram technology is very important and should be used all the time by teachers and students. I know by incorporating technology into my lessons, I am making a good choice because technology resources increase student academics and helps teachers expand their content. How to make good decisions about the use of technology? Smartboard Job Aid There is evidence to support the effective use of computer assisted instruction. Kosakowski (1998) wrote that using educational technology for drill and practice for basic skills can be highly effective according to a large body of data and a long history of use (Kulik, 1994). He summarized that students, particularly students in at risk groups, such as in special education and from inner city or rural schools, felt more successful in school and more motivated to learn when using curriculum assisted instruction. (Kosakowski, 1998) Blackboard is a tool that allows faculty to add resources for students to access online. Blackboard (Bb) can allow you to provide multiple content formats (text, images, sound, audio, animations, graphs, etc.), which allows for students to find material based on their preferred learning style. (http://blackboardsupport.calpoly.edu) References www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9hdXfd4nzU The need and types of professional development In order to form a technology committee the first thing you need to do is invite a representative from each department who can speak on behalf of their colleagues. This committie will help establish a blueprint (i.e., a defined vision, goal(s), and plan) and carries out the responsibility of overseeing its implementation, evaluation, revision, and refinement. (www.nonprofitlawblog.com)
Transcript: What Happens When? Decision Making Teacher Strategy #2 What Happens When? Effective use of Back to School Night and Open House What Happens When? References What Happens When? Volunteering Gains in skills, abilities, and test scores Positive attitude toward schoolwork.. View home as an extension of school Self-concept of ability as learner Communication School Strategy #5 Updated Grades and Assignments Teacher Strategy #3 School Strategy #2 Respect for Parents Positive Personal Qualities Good or Improved Attendance Awareness of the importance of school BALANCE Springfield Public Schools - Home. (n.d.). Retrieved July 05, 2017, from http://www.sps186.org/ What Happens When? School Strategy #4 Less stress knowing there is a school site resource for college & career planning What Happens When? Strategies to Support Students Update Illuminate (grade program) at least twice a week. Have a clear policy and clear communication to what a zero in the grade book means. What Happens When? Awareness of representation of families in school decisions. Knowing their rights are protected. Benefits experienced by students that parents helped to create. Teacher Strategy #4 Effective response to student's problems or areas of concerns. Understanding of classroom programs & policies. Positive interaction with teacher to encourage communication. Awareness that families are valued and welcome School volunteers to help admin and other parents Parent patrols or other activities to aid safety and operation of school programs Parent volunteer for extra curricular events What Happens When? Whole group and one on one connection to teacher When parents meet a teacher they will be more likely to communicate with that teacher and keep updated on child's needs Discussion about parents coming with students so they know their parents are a part of their education. Home support and encouragement for student Positive attitude toward schoolwork Awareness of many skills, talents , occupations, and contributions of parent and other volunteers. Active PTA Independent advocacy groups to lobby and work for school reform & improvements. Information on school or local elections for school representatives. LCAP with parent involvement key Parent Education School Strategy #3 Awareness of progress and of actions needed to maintain or improve grades. Effective response to a student's problems or areas of concern. Classroom volunteer program. Annual postcard survey to identify volunteer work. Email blast when volunteers are needed. Guest parent speakers for career days. Volunteering School Strategy #1 Clear Understanding of school programs and policies Ways to monitor child's progress and graduation requirements GED College Credit Family Literacy Workshops/Videotapes Home Visits Family Support Programs Learn at Home College & Career Center Resources and family participation in setting goals Help with the college application and financial aid process Positive first communication Weekly email blasts Language translators as needed Clear information on classroom policies Access to syllabus and either signature or email response that it has been read and understood. Information on teacher website and homework page Information on online access to textbooks What Happens When? Communication Monday Message (email blast same day each week for consistency to give any school news necessary) Clear information on choosing courses and on school policies Teacher Strategy #5 What Happens When? Teacher Strategy #1
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