In-Service – June 20, 2016 – Ed Tech Session

We’ll be running our End-of-Year Ed Tech PD EdCamp Style!

There are only three things you need to know:

  1. Choice: You choose which session (table) to attend.
  2. Law of Two Feet: You can leave any session (table) at any time and join any session (table) at any time.
  3. Anyone  Can Be an Expert: Share what you have to offer in the sessions (tables) you attend.

Seesaw Table

Choose this table if you still need to set up a Seesaw account or if you need to hone your Seesaw skills.

  • All K-5 teachers (GS + JS) will be expected to maintain Seesaw accounts for their classes.
  • Resources:
    • Read or Watch a few tutorials: http://help.seesaw.me/hc/en-us
      • This is also a place to get ideas for how to use Seesaw!
    • Ready to set up a class?
      1. Go to: http://web.seesaw.me/
      2. Select “I’m a Teacher”
      3. Use your SHA email credentials (username + password)

Edublogs Table

Choose this table if you need to set up your class blog or if you need to hone your class blogging skills.

  • All K-8 teachers will be expected to maintain class blogs for their classes.
  • Middle School students also have student blogs and teachers should be encouraging “authentic” blogging about their classes and portfolio building.
  • Resource: Edublogs Teacher Challenges (really, just a great learn-at-your-own-pace “how-to” module)

Google Classroom Table

Choose this table if you need to learn about Google Classroom or need to hone your Google Classroom skills.

  • All K-8 teachers have the opportunity to use the Google Classroom platform with their students.
  • There are many local workshops that give teachers the opportunity to become Google Certified Teachers.
    • Ask Liz about an opportunity that will be happening on Friday, September 30.
  • Resource:

Survey

Please take this survey at the end of this PD experience (11:00 am).

Staff Meeting: Digital Citizenship Check-In & Seesaw Update

Digital Citizenship at SHA

  1. Record the lessons your plan to teach in this Google Spreadsheet: SHA Digital Citizenship Scope and Sequence.
    • Please also add this information to your curriculum map (i.e. add a field for “Digital Citizenship”).
    • Email a copy of your revised curriculum map to Liz and Becky (cc Liora).
  2. Grade partners should talk about what your students need to know.
  3. Go to: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/scope-and-sequence
  4. Click on the tab for your grade group (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Learning Center*).
    • Decide which lessons are appropriate for your students, based on how you use technology with them in your classroom.
    • There are three units for each grade group, and 5 lessons in each unit (15 total lessons for each grade group).
    • Grade groups (K-2, 3-5, 6-8) will need to be sure to scaffold lessons across the three grade levels.
    • You will need to “Sign Up” (use your SHA email) to view full lesson plans.

*Learning Center: In Step 4, please click on the tab for the students you work with most. Decide which lessons involve activities that you will encounter with your students (e.g. blogging, online research, etc.). Your reinforcement of what they are learning about digital citizenship is critical!

Seesaw: Student Portfolio Magic

  1. We now have an SHA School Account
  2. Teacher Playtime!
  3. We’ll be asking you for class info and getting each K-5 class on board!

In-Service – March 7, 2016 – Ed Tech Session

All activities in this session require access through Google Chrome web browser.

Seesaw: Student Portfolio Magic

  1. Introduction to Seesaw (Katie Regala + Cara Anderson)
  2. Teacher Playtime!

SHA Learning with Technology Portfolio

  1. Example: Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy’s Learning with Technology Portfolio
  2. Building the SHA Learning with Technology Portfolio

Useful Info

Teacher Experience Survey

Follow Up to In-Service

Follow up to In-Service (brought to you by the ELT)

3:45-4:15 Positive Discipline revisited

  • Positive Discipline tidbit
  • Meet in grade bands or with grade level team-
    • Identify an issue
    • Find an activity in the Positive Discipline book that you could use to help address the issue
    • Commit to when you will do this activity (we’ll check in at next k-8 meeting)
  • Share out

4:15-5:00 Service Learning-how do we make it happen?

Service Learning

Putting chesed back into Purim

  • Random acts of kindness week—leading up to Purim (march 21,21,and 23)
    • Each day to have a theme (say, write, do)
    • Students encouraged to share something they’ve done or was done for them and put into collection boxes to be read at the upcoming assembly
    • Classes to take on projects listed on website Robbin found. E.g. painting rocks with positive statements to leave in public parks, etc.
  • School-wide “Sock lunches”
    • Each class to collect an item
    • Assembly day—in cafeteria—groups of students to assemble bags
    • Students to take home to give out
    • Group of teachers (with some MS students?) to record giving out bags to homeless people at shelter or encampment.
    • Show video of sock lunches being distributed at next assembly

Continue work on service learning ideas started at in-service. Elaborate on ideas in google doc, what has been done? What can be done?

All-Staff Professional Development

Timeline:

8:00-8:15: Arrival & Bagels (All staff) Table talk—please discuss questions on table.

8:15-9:00: Text Study on Social Action: Rivy (All staff)

9:05: K-8 meets in Library/EC meets in the Nest/Admin in the conference room

9:10: Table tent share out /Introduction of ELT members and goals (Liora)

9:15: Introduction and explanation of ELT survey (Robin)/Project Shalom Wordles (Rabbi Rapoport)

By the end of this session, we will:

  • Define the 6 traits of Project Shalom
  • Have a better understanding of how to teach kindness, compassion and community through Positive Discipline and Service Learning

Traits google doc

9:35: Mindful Time- (Katie)

9:40: Wordle Share (Rabbi R and Julia)

9:50: Defining Project Shalom traits (Katie & Julia)

Padlet for 6 Traits of Project Shalom

10:10: BREAK

10:20: Using Positive Discipline as a way to teach kindness, compassion and community (Katie & Julia)

10:50: Service Learning (Sara)

video-Elementary School

video-Jewish Day School

Service Learning google doc

11:30:  Yarn activity—Reflect and personal goal setting (Julia)

11:40: Communication (Liora)

Noon – 12:30: Surprise Lunch! TCHOLENT!

 12:30 – 2:00: All Staff Self-Study (Rebecca & Benjamina) AUDITORIUM

SHA Digital Citizenship Scope & Sequence

First, let’s watch this video about why teaching Digital Citizenship is important: 1-to-1 Essentials: Encouraging Digital Citizenship

Now, let’s work together to add lessons from Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship Scope and Sequence to our curriculum maps.

  1. Table groups should be: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Learning Center.
  2. Grade partners should sit next to each other, so that you can talk about what your students need to know.
  3. Go to: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/scope-and-sequence
  4. Click on the tab for your grade group (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Learning Center*).
    • Decide which lessons are appropriate for your students, based on how you use technology with them in your classroom.
    • There are three units for each grade group, and 5 lessons in each unit (15 total lessons for each grade group).
    • Grade groups (K-2, 3-5, 6-8) will need to be sure to scaffold lessons across the three grade levels.
    • You will need to “Sign Up” (use your SHA email) to view full lesson plans.
  5. Record the lessons your plan to teach in this Google Spreadsheet: SHA Digital Citizenship Scope and Sequence.
    • Please also add this information to your curriculum map (i.e. add a field for “Digital Citizenship”).
    • Email a copy of your revised curriculum map to Liz and Becky (cc Liora).

*Learning Center: In Step 4, please click on the tab for the students you work with most. Decide which lessons involve activities that you will encounter with your students (e.g. blogging, online research, etc.). Your reinforcement of what they are learning about digital citizenship is critical!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! This work is so important!