Showing posts from August, 2014

PD: ISTE-Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

Introducing the ISTE-Verizon Mobile Learning Academy,  a wonderful free professional learning opportunity for K-12 public, private and charter schools in the United States that will help school teams of teachers, tech coaches and administrators prepare for successfully integrating mobile technology into learning and teaching. Teams of educators will work together to make the pedagogical and cultural change necessary to leverage mobile technology to improve and accelerate student learning.
This program is funded by the Verizon Foundation and is limited to United States’ schools only, as per their commitment to the White House’s Connected Program. ISTE is inviting school teams from across the continental United States to apply to participate in the first phase of the program.
Mobile technology integration -Learn the ins and outs of creating lessons and activities that use mobile learning.
Align with established best practices -Expand your knowledge of the latest mobile devices and education …

PD: Free Opportunity for Michigan Educators

Michigan Educators - you have the opportunities to participate in FREE professional development to learn about and implement blended learning in your classroom! 
The course runs approximate 15 weeks, starting August 11 and closing November 24, 2014. You can expect to spend about 4-5 hours per week on the course.  There is an option to receive 62 SCHECHs (available for $10) if desired 
Details are found on the REMC Blended Learning Project page at  Registration is found at . You will select the face to face location that works best in your schedule, and 
BLiC has graduated over 600 educators across the state of Michigan over the past two years.
If you have any questions please feel free to email

PD: Digital Leadership for Learning Day at Jackson County ISD

Calling All School Leaders!
The Digital Leadership for Learning Day will be held Thursday, August 14 at Parma-Wstern High School.  The day is designed for Principals, Curriculum Directors, Superintendents, Technology Directors and Teacher Leaders.

Learn what it means to be a digital leader and bring back new techniques and strategies to effectively establish a vision and implement a strategic process that creates a teaching and learning culture that provides students with essential skill sets.

The day's keynote speaker is Eric Sheninger.  Eric is the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward.  Check out his blog: A Principal's Reflections.

PD: High Efficiency Administrators PD

What: High Efficiency Administrator PD - a professional development opportunity for administrators to learn about and practice implementing using technology to more efficiently communicate with stakeholders and save time.
When: You choose between two options for the face-to-face kick-off:
Face-to-Face Kick-Off (only attend one)August 6 11:30-1:30 at Calhoun ISD (Registration link here.)August 11 9:00-11:00 at Branch Area Career Center (Registration link here.)Google Hangout Online - August 20 4:00-5:00Goggle Hangout Online - September 3 4:00-5:00Face-to-Face Celebration Showcase - September 17 8:00-10:00Attend at either Calhoun ISD OR Branch Area Career CenterCost: FREE to administrators in Calhoun and Branch counties

Please note that this is a blended course - you will be completing many activities at times which are convenient to you.  These will be shared with your cohort both within the course and at the last face-to-face.