ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check this page for new announcements regarding technology for WCSC Students and staff!


Google Applied Digital Skills

posted Apr 13, 2018, 6:51 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 6:51 AM ]

Google Applied Digital Skills Great free curriculum for middle and high school students

Applied Digital Skills Week - April 23-27, 2018


New Safari Montage Content

posted Apr 13, 2018, 6:21 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 6:21 AM ]

  • PhET Interactive Simulations Content Package: 18 new interactive simulations covering math and science topics, including multiplication, probability, area, functions, graphing, forces, energy, states of matter, atomic structure, chemical reactions and acid-base chemistry.

Renaissance Webinars

posted Mar 19, 2018, 8:21 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 8:21 AM ]

You are invited to join us for 5 different webinars that we are offering on the new program releases. There are different times and dates to choose from over the next month so I hope they will work for you. If you are not able to join a live session, we will post recorded copies that you can watch at a later time.

Visit https://www.renaissance.com/services/product-support/product-updates/ for the full schedule.

Webinar Descriptions:

• Accelerated Reader Reports for Your Classroom - Are you trying to effectively manage your classroom? Learn more about the new reporting structure and get some tips and tricks for key classroom level reports. Together we will run reports to see if students in your class are meeting goals, reaching specific point levels, or are the top readers.

• Accelerated Reader Reports for Your Grade or School – Do you need to report on student progress across the grade or school? Learn more about the new reporting structure and get some tips and tricks for key district and school level reports. Together we will run reports to see if students across your school are meeting goals, reaching specific point levels, or are the top readers.

• Setting and Monitoring Accelerated Reader Goals – Are you getting ready to end your marking period and start a new one? Learn more about the new goal setting tools and key goal monitoring reports.

• Review the Accelerated Reader Student Experience - Get a first-hand look at what your students see in the newest version of Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Reader 360. Together we will take a quiz, resume a quiz, view the student progress area and more!

• Star Assessments: Using Reports and Setting Effective Goals - What essential questions are you trying to answer when viewing Star data? Join us to learn more about the new reporting structure and learn tips on the best reports for your needs. We'll also take a tour through the new goal setting tool helping you set effective goals for students in need of progress monitoring.

Using Student Voice to Amplify Learning

posted Mar 19, 2018, 6:10 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 6:11 AM ]

Meri Carnahan has posted a new announcement for the community IDOE - Ed Tech Connect. View and Respond Online

Title: eLearning Lab Webinar - Using Student Voice to Amplify Learning


Join this webinar to learn how to use student voice to foster engagement and retention in all classrooms! You'll walk away with a bank of ready-to-use strategies that are easy to implement and will have a huge impact on student achievement. You’ll also learn how to use tech to connect students and overcome barriers in the 1:1 classroom. Click here to register for this webinar.

The Learning Connection is a service of the Indiana Department of Education

Indiana Department of Education 
Working Together for Student Success. Learn more at www.doe.in.gov.

Region 8 ESC Workshops

posted Mar 1, 2018, 5:26 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Mar 1, 2018, 5:26 AM ]

Google Suite for Beginners: A Close Look at 5 Google Tools
March 26, 2018

 
Register Here
Google Level 1-2 Certified Educator Workshop
March 27, 2018

 
Register Here
Growth Mindset Online

Discover the basics of growth mindset from your own classroom or home!
Preview Site and Module One
Register Here

Everything CK-12

posted Feb 23, 2018, 9:04 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Feb 23, 2018, 9:05 AM ]

 

Want to find great resources for your class, use customizable curriculum, or track student progress? CK‑12’s quality open education resources can help you do all of these. Join our upcoming free webinar to learn how to get started on CK‑12.

 

Everything CK‑12

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 3:00 pm PST

 

Topics include:

  • Finding and using different resources, from text and videos to interactives and adaptive practice

  • Customizing content for your school and seeing others’ work

  • Assigning work and tracking student progress within CK‑12 and through integrated LMS

 

Whether you’re new to the site or want to gain a broader understanding of what CK‑12 offers, this webinar will give you the information and tools you need. Come with questions for us to answer or simply a desire to learn more about how CK‑12 can enhance student learning.

 

 

 

 

To see other upcoming webinars being offered this year or recordings of archived ones, see our webinars page.

 

We look forward to having you join us!

—CK‑12 Team

Skyward Academy Announcement

posted Feb 19, 2018, 10:00 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Feb 19, 2018, 10:00 AM ]

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Skyward Academy Announcement

Upcoming March Webinars

Skyward is happy to announce upcoming March webinars.

Our Skyward Academy webinars are always scheduled the second full week of every month, with the following exceptions:

  • January and July - No School Business sessions these months. We imagine your Finance and Human Resources departments will have plenty of work on their plates these months, which means you're probably focusing on your day-to-day tasks.
  • August and September - No Student Management sessions these months. Something tells us you'll be plenty occupied with the task of kicking the school year off right.

Student Sessions this month include:
*All times listed in Central Time Zone

  • Discipline Entry by Officer March 12, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Grade Changes after Grading Period Closes March 13, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Future Scheduling-Master Builder/Scheduling Board March 14, 2018  9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Grade Analysis Reporting March 15, 2018  1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • RTI: Teacher Options March 16, 2018  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

www.skyward.com/academy

When you click the “Register” button in the Skyward Academy landing page, you will be taken to a new login page, where you will have two choices:

  1. I am a Skyward Support Contact
    1. If you are a Skyward support contact, you would choose this option and log in with your support contact user name and password to the Skyward Support Center.
  2. I am a Skyward Customer/User (SkyConnect must be turned on by the district. See below for instructions.) 
    1. If you are not a Skyward support contact, you would choose this option and take the next steps:
      1. Choose your school district from the drop-down bar. 
      2. Enter the login and password that you use to get into your school's Skyward database.
      3. Enter your first and last name along with your email address to sign up for the class.

How do you celebrate Indiana's Digital Learning Month?

posted Feb 19, 2018, 4:35 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Feb 19, 2018, 4:36 AM ]

How do you celebrate Indiana's Digital Learning Month?  Easy,Attend CIESC |Plconnect ClassroomRedesign next Thursday and Splash with Tech in the Classroom in May!

Innovation Destination: Classroom Redesign Flyer  Feb. 22 / Exploredifferent designs, strategies, and tips for successful research andimplementation; Discuss ways to overcome barriers, and find a starting pointthat makes sense for your school/district; Network and share ideas withcolleagues from other districts

Splashin' & Divin'w/ Technology in the Classroom Flyer May 8 Do you use technology in the classroom but notsure which application, extensions, and tech tools to use or how to use themeffectively? This workshop will overview a variety of tech tools and allow youto identify your purpose and best align your purpose with the correct tech toolfor you and your students. We will conduct splashes (quick overviews) and dives(extended learning) on popular tech tools. We will have a tech demo slam andallow you to share what's working in classroom currently so you can give oneand get one from your peers. You can utilize your Title IV grant dollars andinvest in your school's professional learning for technology integration.



The Learning Connection is a service of the Indiana Department of Education

Indiana Department of Education 
Working Together for Student Success. Learn more at www.doe.in.gov.

Indiana Digital Learning Month

posted Feb 1, 2018, 10:53 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 10:53 AM ]

Meri Carnahan has posted a new announcement for the community IDOE - Ed Tech Connect. View and Respond Online

Title: Indiana Digital Learning Month


February is the month of love for Digital Learning in Indiana! Join us as we celebrate Digital Learning Month with events including teacher-created videos about digital tools that they love, Digital Tool Smackdown Webinars for elementary and secondary teachers, a book club, Twitter Chats, and Instagram Inspiration! Get all the details at https://www.doe.in.gov/elearning/indiana-digital-learning-month

The Learning Connection is a service of the Indiana Department of Education

Indiana Department of Education 
Working Together for Student Success. Learn more at www.doe.in.gov.

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Personalized Learning Through Digital Convergence

posted Jan 26, 2018, 10:10 AM by Dave VanLue   [ updated Jan 26, 2018, 10:10 AM ]

DeAnne Taggart has posted a new forum posting to forum thread Personalized Learning Through Digital Convergence for the community IDOE - Ed Tech Connect. View and Respond Online

Join us at the Southern Indiana Education Center for a luncheon with Dr. Shawn K. Smith, author of The New Agenda: Achieving Personalized Learning Through Digital Convergence.  The event is February 27 beginning at 10:00 a.m. (EST) and will take place at the SIEC office located in Jasper. This is a fantastic opportunity for all school superintendents and other district leaders who are interested in developing a road map to personalize learning for their school district. Each attendee will receive a copy of Dr. Smith's book as well.  Click here for more information.



The Learning Connection is a service of the Indiana Department of Education

Indiana Department of Education 
Working Together for Student Success. Learn more at www.doe.in.gov.

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