Galesburg CUSD #205 is pleased to partner with ROE 33 to offer FREE Professional Development to area educators!
Registration is now OPEN for the following 3-meeting series of Foundational Services workshops.
More will be offered soon! (see ROE 33 PD Calendar)
Close Reading (ELA Shift Kit) with Susan McKee
The Close Reading Kit was designed to give administrators and teachers some background information on what is expected for student achievement with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the area of Close Reading. Contents of the kit include: An introduction and definition of Close reading and the need for rigorous instruction across content areas; Presentation materials to build capacity at the school level; Research based articles supporting the strategy of Close reading; and Instructional resources responsive to the demands of the CCSS. This is a 3-part Foundational Services series.
Please register for each part of this series that you can attend
May 19 Google Apps for Education Training, presented by Jason Smith, CSBO, Coal City (IL) Schools
Chromebook Videos by GHS Video Productions Class
District #205 Google Apps for Education site
Aired September 01, 2013, onCBS News 60 Minutes.
Recently I stumbled across an infographic displaying some research that helps answer the question I hear almost every day...
Do we really NEED to use all this techno-*#&$ in the classroom?
My standard answer has always included references to the National Common Core State Standards (specifically to Writing Anchor Standards # 6 - which refers specifically to Internet Use & Keyboarding, and #8, which refers to the use of digital resources in the Research Process), as well as to the impending assessments associated with them. (Illinois is part of the PARCC Assessment consortium, which suggests schools set a goal of achieving a 2:1 student-to-computer ratio, with 1:1 being optimal, according to the webinars available here.)
Today I learned (through Skyward's Twitter feed) about a research study that backs up the need for technology-enabled classrooms. The study has been published in Tech & Learning's online magazine, and is summarized in an excellent infographic.
One step toward satisfying the Illinois law for teaching responsible use of the Internet is teaching students how to use copyrighted materials appropriately. Please take a moment to read Richard Byrne's post, 5 Good Lesson Plans for Teaching Copyright, on his blog, Free Tech For Teachers. Follow the links in his post to find the lessons.
For a listing of suggested lessons for teachers in our District, please visit the District #205 Internet Safety Web Site, where I've collected lesson activities for all grade levels and sorted them by the seven areas required by the law.
For more information about the Illinois Internet Safety Act, please visit the Illinois State Board of Education's Internet Safety Web Page.
Image from Microsoft Office Clip Art
Ongoing listing of resources for technology and education apps for Galesburg CUSD #205 teachers.