Wired Wednesday - June 24, 2015

Join us on Wednesday, June 24 at Discovery Middle School as your eLEADS share ways to incorporate Critical Thinking in your classroom! Bring your MacBooks, mobile device (if applicable) along with questions and ideas for engaging students in deeper thinking within your content area.

Green Screen in Education
What makes a great presentation come alive? Why should we settle for a flat one-screen video when we now have the power to overlay images, video, and sound to create messages that stretch traditional boundaries? Help students unleash creativity and dive into what creates a strong visual message by developing protocols for controlling quality in presentation and content. Bring your MacBook Air to this session and make sure you have on hand images and/or video you might want to share with next year’s students. Let’s put our learning to the test and by the time you are finished with this workshop, you will have created a video that you can send to your students welcoming them to their 2015-2016 learning space.

eBooks & Databases in Elementary
In a world driven by Google, how do we teach our kids to search safely and find accurate information? Come see how LPS supports the research process with fabulous online databases and ebooks. Learn how you and your students can use ebooks for reading, note-taking, and learning individually and as a whole class. Bring your computer and we will explore all of the online resources your library has to offer. We’ll also learn how our resources will support students at their levels with read-aloud and leveling options.

Deepen Thoughts: Making critical thinking a part of every lesson
We all want to make every second of our instruction count. How can we go deeper, especially when considering the rigor of the Common Core? Come to this session to get some ideas for including critical thinking in every lesson, whether it’s an inclusion for an existing assignment, during partner learning, or as a formative assessment at the end of a lesson. If you have any ideas, please bring them to share!

Audience: All levels - possibility of breaking out into elementary and secondary groups

eBooks & Databases in Secondary
In a world driven by Google, how do we teach our kids to search safely and find accurate information? Come see how LPS supports the research process with fabulous online databases and ebooks. Learn how you and your students can use ebooks for reading, note-taking, and learning individually and as a whole class. Bring your computer and we will explore all of the online resources your library has to offer. We’ll also learn how our resources will support students at their levels with read-aloud and leveling options.

Video in the Classroom
Do you ever wish you had another teacher in the classroom assisting with questions and adding to content? In this session you will walk away with ideas about how to use video to supplement your instruction and almost become another “teacher” in your classroom. We will also explore other ways video is being used supplement learning around the district.