Published on September 15, 2014
Volume 1 Issue 4September 15, 2014 PD This Week Another benet of being on theWVIZ/PBS ideastream ® Education Advisory Council is discovering useful and meaningful professional development opportunities: " Professional Learning Workshops - Looking for standards - based professional learning opportunities that wi l pay o in your classroom? There are a variety of options at this site. Graduate credit, too! ! Online Learning Courses - Need the exibility of online learning? Participate in high - quality learning through the course management system Moodle, available for graduate credit f om area universities. ! 2014 ideastream® Technology Learning Conference - On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, get together with other teachers sharing observations, examples, and integration ideas. ! Explore Amish Country on NEOEA Day - BYOD when you visit Amish country. This trip, a tour through Ohio’s Amish community, wi l help you discover how to create lessons about your experience. 2 © Stephanie DeMichele | Instructional Technology Specialist, Wickliffe City Schools Q: What are self-paced lessons? A: Self-paced lessons, or blended lessons, are online modules containing lessons that students can work on independently with the ability to submit answers and conclusions to their teacher. Q: Do I have to create student accounts? A: PBS LearningMedia is intended for use by educators and students. Creating user accounts works the same way for all users, however, PBS strongly recommends that educators set up accounts for all students. This is because a single point of account creation keeps things organized and gives educators full control over their digital classroom. —-from FAQs Have a question about an app or new EdTech tool you’d like to try in the classroom? Email me and I’ll try to answer it for you! @mrwheeler I met Sean Wheeler this past May and have been following him on Twitter ever since. He’s on leave from Lakewood HS right now, since he’s the newest ideastream ® consultant. He’s been quite successful at integrating digital tools, mastery/standards - based assessment, and innovative approaches to connected project based learning. PBS So-Cal Education From the PBS station in Los Angeles comes a blog for educators with ideas on how to use PBS resources in the classroom. Follow this Back issues of the WCS Weekly are now available online.