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DigitalLiteracyandWritinginaDigitalClassroomBrevardCountyProposalDecember2,2015ThefollowingEdTechTeacherproposalisforDigitalLiteracyandWritinginaDigitalClassroomandisdesignedtoprovideBrevardDistrictwithaprofessionaldevelopmentprogramtoimprovedigitalwritinginstructionandwritingpracticeinschools. TheproposedworkshopsbelowaredesignedtoprovideBrevardteacherswithspecificunderstandingandhandsonexperienceintegratingwebbasedtools,apps,extensions,andsoftwaretoimprovedigitalliteracyandwritinglessonformulation,lessonimplementationandevaluationsofstudentlearningoutcomes. HerearesuggestedworkshopstoengageBrevardteachersindigitalliteracyandwritingexploration:DigitalStorytelling:Digitalstorytelling,inthebroadestsense,isaboutweavingtogethernarrative,imagery,voiceandmusicintomediarichpresentations.Inthissession,wewillexamineexamplesofsuccessfulprojectsincludingidentitynarratives,oralhistories,socialissuedocumentaries,languageactivities,andpresentationsofartandmusic.Wewilllookatpopulardigitalstorytellingwebsites,appsandextensionsandexaminebestusestrategies.Classroomexamplesincorporatetoolssuchasvideo,blogs,graphicnovels,andonlinesocialnetworks,andengendercreativityandcommunity.(thiscanbedesignedforElementaryorSecondary)Reading,Writing&ResearchintheDigitalClassroomAcrosscontentareas,reading,writing,andresearchsitattheheartofmiddleandhighschoolcurricula.WhetherstudentshaveiPads,Chromebooks,orlaptops,thepotentialexiststotransformtheseprocessesinordertotakeadvantageoftheavailabletools.UsingtheTIMSmodelasaframeworkforourdiscussion,wewilllookathowthesecorelearningtaskscanbeenhancedandreinventedwithnewtechnology.*ReadingEachdeviceoffersahostoftools,features,andappstoscaffoldandenhancethereadingprocess.WewillexploreoptionsforPDFannotation,activereadingwitheBooks,collaborativereading,aswellascontentcreationanddisseminationtosupportreadinginstruction.*WritingFrombrainstormingandmindmappingtorevisingandpublishing,wewillexaminewaystoenhanceandevolveyourexistingwritingandnotetakingprocesseswithGoogleDocsandthecapabilitiesofyourstudents'devices.Fromcollaborativewritingandeditingtomultimediafeedback,wewillexplorehowyoucanmodifytheprocessandtheproduct.*ResearchMobiledevicesgivestudentsinstantaccesstodigitalcontent,collaborativeannotationtools,aswellasthepotentialtosharefindingswithaglobalaudience.Buildingoffoftheprocessesdefinedduringthefirsttwophasesoftheworkshop,participantswilldesignandplanaresearchprojectfortheirstudentstoengageinduringtheupcomingschoolyear.(Secondary)CollaborativeWritingWhatdoesadigitallyconnectedclassroomlooklikeandwhatdoesitdo?Thisworkshopisforeducatorswhowanttoincorporateactivecollaborationlocal,regional,national,orinternationalintheirpedagogy.Theworkshopadoptsbothatheoreticalandhandsonapproachwithexampleshighlightinginquirybasedandresearchorientedwritingprojectsandcommunicationactivities.FromGoogleDocsforcollaborationtoGoogleSitesforpublishingaswellasvariousothertoolsandappswewillexploreawiderangeofwaystousetechnologytoredefinecollaborativelearningandinspireyourstudentscuriosityandcreativity.Participantswilldevelopdigitalliteracyskills,usevariousmediatoinitiatecollaborativelearning,andexploreonlinesourcesforresourcesandteachingideas.(thiscanbedesignedforElementaryorSecondary)ManagingWorkflowinaDigitalWritingClassroomInthishandsonworkshop,participantswilldiscovernewwaystoorganizetheirdigitalworldsutilizingthepowerfultoolsofGoogleDriveandGoogleChrome.Ifyoucanansweryestoanyofthefollowingquestions,thenthisworkshopisforyou: AreyourdigitalfilesscatteredacrossseveralGoogleaccounts? DidyourschooljustadoptGoogleAppsforEducationandyouneedhelplearningtostore&organizefilesinthecloud? Doyouhavemultipledevicesthatyouwishyoucouldsyncmoreeffectively? Doyouworkbetweenacomputerandamobiledevicesuchasatablet?Withtheultimategoalofstudentengagementandlearninginmind,activitieswillinclude: Filemanagementwithinorbetweenaccounts UsingGoogleDriveasacollaborationstationtosyncdevices Utilizingwebbasedtoolsforresourcemanagement ExploringGoogleChromeappsandextensionsforincreasedfunctionalityandstreamliningofworkflow Creatinganduploadingvideosforstudentlearning&parentcommunication(thiscanbedesignedforElementaryorSecondary)NurturingDigitalAgeWriting&CommunicationThepossibilitiesinspiredbythepresenceoflaptops,iPads,Chromebooksandotherdevicesintodaysclassroomsprovideatremendousopportunityforeducatorstorethinkthedesignoflearningenvironmentsinwaysthatwillbestsuittheneedsoftodaysstudents.Byembracingmultimodaldevicesthatallowstudentstocommunicateandcreate,aswellasdevelopingapedagogyandcurriculumthatencouragesingenuity,wecanreinforceaprocessoflearningthatcraftsinnovativeandminds.Thishandsonworkshophighlightscreativeeducationalusesandshowshowteacherscanemployitasaportablemediacreationdevice.Adoptingacollectrelatecreatedonateframework,thissessionwillfocusonwhatstudentsandteacherscanfromcreatingaudio,video,andscreencaststocraftingdigitalreportsandcollaborativepublications.Onceeducatorsfocusoncreativelearningpotential,theycanstarttocultivateasmallsetofwebtoolsandEvergreenAppsintoalmostlimitlessinstructionalpossibilitiesforspeaking,writing,listening,drawing,annotating,curating,collaborating,sharing,andmore.NotAnotherPaper!AlternativeStudentCommunicationProjectsJoininreviewingalternativeactivitiesandprojectsusinginteractivetechnologiesandseehowonlinemediaandappscanhelpempowerstudentcenteredlearning.Bytheendoftheworkshopparticipantswillbeableto:1.describethequalitiesofeffectivealternativeactivitiesandassessment2.explainhowpowerfulactivitiesemergefromwellchosenessentialquestions3.identifyseveralRead/WriteWeb,socialmediatools,andappsthatcanbeusedtocreatealternativeactivities.(ElementaryorcouldbecustomizedforSecondary)ComingtoaClassroomNearYou:3DNetworkedTextbooksExploringtheFutureofEducationalResourcesThisworkshopisdesignedtoexploreneartermdevelopmentsineducationaltechnologythatwilltransformclassroomsofthe21stcentury.First,educationalpublishersareactivelysurpassingtheaffordancesofprintwithavarietyoftechnologiesandinnovations,including3Dsimulations,embeddedvideos,interactivemapsandphotos,formativequizzes,readingandwritingaids,theabilitytosharenotesandbookmarks,audiocommentaries,regularlyupdatedandsearchablecontent,music,etc.allwithonesfingersonatablet.Second,augmentedrealityispoisedtochangethewaystudentsviewandinteractwitheducationalcontent.Pictureastudentsittinginaclassroomandalternatelywatchingacivilrightseravideo,listeningtoMartinLutherKing's"IHaveaDreamSpeech,"examininganhistoricalcalendarofevents,andreadingaprimarysource,simplypointinghermobiledeviceatvariousdesignatedpointsintheroom.Asclassroomtextbooksbecomenotonlydigital,butsociallyconnectedwiththeabilitytointeractonlineinrealtime,willtheybecomeourprincipallearningmanagementsystemcompletewithdiscussionforums,electronicportfolios,andegradebooks?WiththeemergenceofiBooksAuthorandotherapplications,willschoolsnowstartcreatingtheirowntextbooksandreaders?So,willclassroomsbecomeincreasinglyimmersedinaworldofdevices,apps,andbrowser?Orwillschoolsoptfor"opensource"textbooksandotherereaders?Mightschoolsinsteadbecomeensconcedina"cloud"ofvirtualandaugmentednetworksdominatedbyjustaboutbringingnewtechnologiesintoclassrooms.Participateinbothaconceptualandpracticalexplorationofdigitalagepublicationtoolsandprocesses.CollectRelateCreateDonate:InnovativeUsesofTechnologyinHumanitiesClassroomsUsedwisely,academictechnologyempowersstudentstotakeresponsibilityfortheirownlearning.InLeonardosLaptop,BenShneidermanprovidesteacherswithapowerfulframework,CollectRelateCreateDonate(CRCD),fordesigningstudentcenteredlearningopportunitiesusingcomputers.InCRCDprojects,studentsresearchinformation,oftenworkcollaborativelytocreateameaningfulproductthatdemonstratestheirlearning,andcontributethatprojecttoalargerlearningcommunity.ThissessionprovidesseveralexamplesofinnovativeusesoftechnologyinELAandlanguageclassrooms.Exampleshighlightbothinquirybasedandresearchorientedtechnologyapplicationsformiddleschoolandhighschoolclassroomswherestudentspresenttheirlearninginmultiplemodalitiestoenrichthestudyofliterature,grammarandwriting.(Secondary)Theseareasamplingofsuggestedworkshops.EdTechTeacherishappytocraftacustomizedworkshopbasedonyourneedsandexpertiseoftheparticipants.. Wefeelthatwecanaccommodateyourneedsinthefollowingformatthatyousubmitted.Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday FridayCohortA CohortB CohortC CohortD CohortEElementary Elementary Secondary Secondary Secondary8:30AM11:30AM 8:30AM11:30AM 8:30AM11:30AM 8:30AM11:30AM 8:30AM11:30AMLUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH12:30PM3:30PM 12:30PM3:30PM 12:30PM3:30PM 12:30PM3:30PM 12:30PM3:30PMOurworkshopswillbelimitedto25participants.(Asyouindicate,theseworkshopswouldbeforbetween100and120teacherparticipantsdividedintofiveseparate25membercohorts.)CostforTraining(includingallexpenses):Oneweek:$13,825perweekfor30hoursoffacetofacehandsontraining.Twoweeks:$27,650ThreeWeeks:$41,475Wefeelthatourexpertiseindigitalliteracy,combinedwithourresearchbasedteachingstrategiesandfruitfulworkwithBrevardeducators,pointstoasuccessfuldigitalliteracyprogramin2016.Shouldyourequireadditionalinformation,pleaseletmeknow.ThanksagainforconsideringusandIlookforwardtoyourdecision!TomDaccord

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