The landscape of education is changing and teachers are being asked to do more with less, or so they think. Your students have been and will continue to be your best helpers when it comes to planning, teaching and assessing learning, and they are ready and willing to help you make your classroom more collaborative, engaging and efficient! Learn how you can use digital media, technology, your state standards and the authentic task to engage your students and move them from the best seat in the house to the director's chair.

9:00 - 11:00

I. Making Every Minute Count

  1. Learning Now Framework Mrs. Peters' 2nd Grade
  2. 2 minutes a Day

II. Purpose Driven Technology

Lesson Design Questions:
  • What resources are available?
  • What search queries would help me find them?
  • Who might my students be able to connect with?
  • How might they connect?
  • What tools best fit here?
  • What RSS feeds might I want to subscribe to?
  • What cross-curricular connections can be made?
  • What creative outlets might students want to use?

III. 21st Century Lesson Make Over

Number the Stars Before
Number the Stars After

11:00 - 12:00 Resource Exploration

Lesson Planning Resources:

12:00 - 1:00 - LUNCH

1:00 - 3:00 - Units of Study Planning

3:00- 3:30 - Sharing