At the October 2018 National Forum to Advance Rural Education in Denver, Jamie Meade, COS of Battelle for Kids , spoke on the importance of hope for students. She referenced Dr. Shane Lopez and GALLUP Student Poll findings that the level of students’ hope for their own future is a more robust predictor of college success than are high school GPA, SAT, ACT scores. The three-prong approach to student hope includes Agency – Pathways – Goals. You can find out more about building hope for students at ASCD Publications and educational leadership
One of my all-time favorite screen recorders is Screencastify! The light version is free – Add it to your digital toolbox using the Chrome extension. Use it with your students!
- 10-minute recording limit per video
- 50 videos per month
- Desktop, browser tab or webcam capture
- Narrate with your microphone’s audio
- Embed your webcam into your screencast
Additional digital learning resources can be found at CVL Digital Literacy
Monthly Reminder – Register now for the Best Educator Social PD in Colorado!
Join one or both #COllapporative opportunities for networking and learning! Meeting dates are below along with links to register. Visit #COllapporative for more information to join the learning and fun!
Upcoming in Colorado:
50 Ways to Measure Understanding
by Terry Heick
How do you measure what a student understands? Learn some different ways you may not have tried to assess student learning!
Free Hour of Code Workshop at mindSpark Learning
Thursday, November 1st 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- Support in shaping and designing your own Hour of Code event
- Discuss how you can get your whole school involved
- Plan strategies that engage stakeholders in your community
- Design methods that work to reach students and their families
Attend a Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Capstone Symposium
Join Northeast BOCES and CDE’s Office of Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness (PWR) to explore implementation strategies, lessons learned and student work from schools in the region concerning PWR. The symposium will be from 1-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Northeast BOCES Office, 301 W. Powell St., Haxtun. View more information and find the registration link on the event flyer (PDF).
December 3-9, 2018
Top Tech Trends Fall 2018
Register here – School Library Journal/ISTE Webcasts
Digital Citizenship for Tweens and Teens, November 8th
Digital Equity: You Can Help Level the Playing Field in Schools & Libraries, December 6th
Our mission is to open hearts and minds by raising awareness of different cultures, values, and perspective, and to help support a quality education for thousands of student around the world”
Tomorrow! CSEd Grant Deadline is 10/30/18
The Computer Science Grants for Teachers Program which funded approximately $440,000 in 2018 will continue in the 2018-19 fiscal year pursuant to CCR 301-100. Visit the web page linked below for information on how to submit a grant proposal for your school district.
K-8 Computer Science Standards guidance from Colorado District Leaders.
DIGITAL LITERACY IDEA OF THE MONTH
4 Tips for Assessing Digital Literacy in the Classroom from The Teaching Channel
Edu Tech Chats
UPCOMING EDUCATOR EVENTS
11/10 Unplugged Computer Science and Plugged In Robotics, MindSpark, Lakewood
11/13-11/14 Skype-a- thon
12/4 So COllapporative, Odyssey Elementary, Colorado Springs
12/3 – 12/4 Hour of Code week
2/6 – 2/9 CCIRA 2019 conference Championing Literacy Marriott Denver Tech Center
2/22 – 2/23 iLearn 2019 Conference Submit a Proposal by 11/26/18
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