Week of 5-19-14

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This was my last official week on campus for this school year.  Thank you to everyone for making it a wonderful year.  I look forward to returning to campus in the fall and working with each of you.  During the course of the next couple weeks, if you are in need of something, let me know.  If I’m needed on campus, I will work to arrange a time.  Also, during the summer, if you are looking to develop lessons and need me to help, let me know.  We will see what we can arrange.  We may be off contract, but as educators, we never truly stop working.

At a Glance:

Last Day for CITS Regular Schedule – The last scheduled week for CITS regular campus visits will be next week (May 19-23).  The remainder of the year will primarily be dedicated to INTERACT preparation.  Even though I am not on campus, I will still be available to offer assistance.  E-mail is the best way to reach me.  I will do my best to provide a prompt response.

Funny End of Year School Awardswebsite – Stuck for some funny end of year school awards? Here are thirty-three awards that might put a smile on everyone’s dial and fuel a sense of school camaraderie. Of course, as nobody wants to be embarrassed or take the experience too seriously, remember to apply kindness and discretion to keep it fun for everyone.

An Annotated List of Flipped Class Tools and Resourceswebsite –  Interested in the Flipped classroom idea. You can start developing flipped lessons over the summer in preparation of next school year. This site contains a large list of tools for the Flipped classroom. Most of the tools contained within the site are free. The makers of the site are going to try and continue growing the list of resources posted.

Science of Everyday Life – website–These exciting inquiry-based lessons address key areas of life science, physical science, earth science, and technology/innovation using common materials you can find in your classroom. Help students make real world connections to science and ignite the spark that may eventually lead students to a scientific career.

T3website – The 6th Annual T3 – Teaching Through Technology– mini-conference session list has been published! Check out the incredible list of sessions being offered this year!


This is a great opportunity for YOU to come see some incredible new ways of integrating technology into your classroom!

Cool things about T3 this year:

  • T3 will have its FIRST EVER Keynote Speaker – Amy Mayer! Amy is a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer and has a variety of experiences in Project Based Learning, the Flipped Classroom and more! http://www.friedtechnology.com/
  • DOOR PRIZES!…lots of awesome door prizes for your classroom!

Are you ready to attend?! Here are the specifics:

  • When:  Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 8:30 – 4:00
  • Where:  Reading JH
  • Who:  ANYONE – administrators, LCISD teachers, teachers from anywhere! Everyone is welcome!

What do you need to do to attend?

Simply register! Click on the link below to sign up! You will also get email reminders throughout the summer!


What can you do to make T3 a success?

Come…and invite your friends! Invite the teachers down the hall – invite the teachers down the OTHER hall – invite teachers that aren’t even at your school! We have an opportunity to pull some great ideas into our classrooms, so let’s all get together at T3 and bring these ideas into YOUR classroom!

We hope to see you at T3 on August 12th!

Technology Staff Development Opportunities – Log into ASCEND to for new offerings.

The CITS is deep in to preparing for INTERACT 2014, but the summer staff development schedule will be coming later.