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Online- Edina Apps- Google Apps for Education
In this course you will learn about the Google Apps in Edina Apps.  You will have experience with Docs, Sites, Calendar, Picasa, YouTube and Maps/Earth.  You will create a learning experience for your students using Edina Apps.

Coursework completed by August 1st
Stipend paid for creation of a student learning activity based on coursework and a face to face meeting with a technology integration specialist
Instructor: Molly Schroeder
Remember to fill out the application and sign up in KeepCertified and search for Summer 2012
 

Online- Edina Apps- Blended Learning with Moodle 
Beginner Focus

Moodle allows you to share resources AND create activities for your students to complete online. In this class you will create or update a Moodle course that could be used by your students in a blended learning environment (Secondary) or blended learning experience (Elementary).  You will learn about the new features in Moodle 2.0 and create content for your curriculum. 

Coursework completed by August 1st
Stipend paid for creation of a student learning activity based on coursework and a face to face meeting with a technology integration specialist
Instructor: Mike Walker
Remember to fill out the application and sign up in KeepCertified and search for Summer 2012

Online- The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in the Digital Age Book Study
Beginner/Intermediate Focus

In this book study, you will read and reflect on "The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in the Digital Age" by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall. While reading the book, you will learn how to become a connected educator, develop connected learning communities, take charge of your own professional development, become a co-learner in your classroom and create content for your curriculum. 

Coursework completed by August 1st
Stipend paid for creation of a student learning activity based on coursework 
and a face to face meeting with a technology integration specialist
Instructor: Mike Walker
Remember to fill out the application and sign up in KeepCertified and search for Summer 2012

Online- Video in the Classroom
In this course you will learn how to integrate video into your classroom in a variety of ways. You will learn to use educational YouTube videos to educate, engage and inspire your students.  Video can help you to increase student achievement, spark lively discussions, dig deeper into content, flip your classroom, reinforce concepts, teach every type of learner, expand your impact by reaching a larger audience and encourage anytime and anywhere learning.  You will also learn about a Flipped Classroom. In this class you will learn how to make your own YouTube Channel, upload video, create playlists and more!  YouTube your classroom with this course!

Coursework completed by August 1st
Stipend paid for creation of a student learning activity based on coursework 
and a face to face meeting with a technology integration specialist
Instructor: Molly Schroeder
Remember to fill out the application and sign up in KeepCertified and search for Summer 2012


Online- Screencasting for the Ecademy
This spring 40 teachers began recording lessons, or screencasting, to begin building a collection of videos that students could access for anytime, anywhere learning.  Video and screencasted lessons are transforming the way students learn and access classroom information. A “screencast” is a digital recording of a computer screen that captures a lesson with an audio/video narration of a teacher. Teachers are creating “screencasts” of lessons so that students can have access to the lesson on their website so they can watch it anytime and anywhere. Screencasts are also helping parents to see how students are learning so they can provide further support and guidance when needed.

View an example of a Screencast lesson on Lattice multiplication here.

The screencasts from this online course will be used to build the Ecademy, a library of lessons by Edina teachers available anytime and anywhere. Students will be able to personalize their learning, review content for intervention and even rewind their teacher. YouTube and the Khan Academy are popular sites that are full of screencasts and videos that helps students learn, but this cohort will help to build a digital learning environment for Edina students, parents, and community members that matches the excellent instruction students receive in the classroom.

Coursework completed by August 1st
Stipend paid for creation of 7 screencasted lessons 
and a face to face meeting with a technology integration specialist
Instructor: Molly Schroeder
Remember to fill out the application and sign up in KeepCertified and search for Summer 2012


Online- Digital Literacy Integration (K-5 teachers only)
In this course you would examine the new language arts standards and the digital literacy components for your grade level and work to create lessons to meet those standards.  Students need engaging instruction that connects their learning to the world through the use of technology.  Digital literacy is the ability to use digital resources to locate, evaluate and create information.  It is the ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via technology.  It is also a person's ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment.  We encourage you to work with your team for this course.

Coursework completed by August 1st
Stipend paid for creation of a digital literacy student learning activity based on coursework 
and a face to face meeting with a technology integration specialist
Instructor: Molly Schroeder
Remember to fill out the application and sign up in KeepCertified and search for Summer 2012


Blended- Learning Lexia

In this course, you will explore all components of Lexia Reading Intervention in order to use it confidently and effectively with your student(s) next fall.   Merging best practices in both reading and technology, you will learn how using Lexia supports your teaching of new Language Arts benchmarks (in phonemic awareness, phonics, and word parts), and provides embedded assessments that you use to plan instruction and monitor student progress. 

Learning Lexia includes experiencing student lessons, learning how to generate and understand the assessment system, and how to utilize lessons materials for direct instruction.   In order to learn what your students are working on in Lexia, you will create an avatar to experience working/playing through Lexia online lessons or will team with your own child, or the child of a friend or neighbor to complete at least 15 days of practice and assessment data. 

Goal:  You will implement Lexia Reading with integrity with a minimum of one of your student, monitor data weekly, and plan lessons in the fall of 2012.

Completion requirements:  In order to qualify for a Tech Camp stipend you must satisfactorily complete the blended or online course components, reflections, responses to classmates and fall implementation with a student(s).

Blended Format for Teachers new to Lexia: You will meet in a face-to- face class for an introduction to Lexia, participate in the online Moodle course and two online chats with Lexia Professional Development staff and classmates.

Online Format for Novice Lexia users: You will participate in the online Moodle course and have the option of online chats with Lexia staff.

Online coursework will be completed by August 1st
Stipend paid for monitoring student data weekly, and planning lessons for Fall 2012 and a face to face meeting with Mary Kirchhof
Instructor: Mary Kirchhof

Remember to fill out the application and sign up in KeepCertified and search for Summer 2012