For the district professional development day, teachers were able to select their own professional development sessions. Many teachers decided to go to the sessions on makerspaces, digital breakouts, and Discovery Ed as lead by Britta Gagner and Crystal Ballard. Teachers learned how to use the resources and create their own digital breakouts using Google Sites… Read More Teachers Enjoy Learning about Makerspaces, Discovery ED & Digital Breakouts
Students in the 3rd grade DLI program at Todd created their own Reading Rainbow reviews for books they love. Mrs. Ash helped students carefully select their books and write their reviews in Spanish. She showed them examples of the Reading Rainbow kids doing professional reviews for inspiration. Mrs. Gagner came in to teach the students… Read More DLI Students create their own Reading Rainbow Book Reviews
Terri Gartland and the wonderful 3rd graders at Merrill learned how to sing “On Our Way to Awesome”, studied the dance moves, and created fun signs to enter the nationwide Music Express Contest. Mrs. Gartland has won the contest twice and is hoping for a trifecta. She worked hard to learn how to use iMovie… Read More Merrill Tigers celebrate Music
5th Graders at Cunningham Intermediate School created multimedia projects in Mrs. Combs classes. A few of the projects are shared on the Cunningham Intermediate School Website under the Instructional Technology Tab. Check them out! These students would appreciate seeing your comments on their Youtube videos.
The week of February 20th marked the second annual SDB Digital Learning Week, a week dedicated to empowering and engaging staff and students through digital learning opportunities. Digital Learning Week is celebrated in February every year, as it is a part of Digital Learning Day, a nationwide celebration of digital learning focused on promoting the… Read More Digital Learning Week- Empowering & Engaging
On Friday, February 4th Gaston students had the opportunity to talk with three UW Madison athletes. Each student prepared a question to ask the athletes. Questions ranged from what it takes to become a UW athlete/student to how athletes handle bullying. Students enjoyed the Skype session came away informed & inspired by the experience.
McNeel teacher, Tiffany Bautch, partnered with instructional technology coach, Britta Gagner, to highlight the app Canva for her 8th grade students. They taught students how to use the app and the side by side feature of the iPad to look up factual information, statistics, and images about the Holocaust and developed a plan to create infographics… Read More McNeel Teacher uses Infographics to make Learning more Meaningful
Fruzen para professional, Leighia Francis, used the website/app Padlet to promote college week at Fruzen School with her students and also used it to get a jump start on her TECHO board. Last year, she was able to complete all the items on her board, and she is already off to a great start this year.
For our morning monthly technology pd, staff were able to try out all of the wonderful maker space materials that Mrs. Gagner, instructional technology coach, secured through an Ecolab grant. They programmed robots, built structures, used a green screen, broke out of a breakout box, and explored Osmos. These great activities will be coming soon… Read More McNeel Staff Get Innovative
For the January technology professional development, McNeel staff came to the meeting with a challenge: “We have a problem with our Agenda – all properly run staff meetings MUST have an agenda. The problem is, the Superintendent does not want this meeting to end – EVER, so he/she has locked the last part of our… Read More McNeel Staff Breaks Out of the Mold