Summer is just around the corner! We have some great workshops coming up. Check them out and get registered!
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Create and Code Interactive Stories with Twine
Combine coding and writing with this interactive story-telling program. In Twine you can teach your students coding concepts, while writing an interactive story (similar to a choose your own adventure). Twine provides an avenue to build rich narratives, while learning accessible, natural-language based coding. This workshop will be hands-on, with participants practicing key coding concepts and learning the foundations of creating interactive story games. In the end, attendees will have created a playable Interactive Story game.
Attendees will learn:
- Foundations of creating interactive story games, regardless of format.
- Key coding concepts (conditionals, variables, amongst others).
- How to create and code interactive story games using the Twine Platform, utilizing the Harlowe language.
- Advice and ideas on how to utilize the tool with students in their libraries.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hands-on Circuits in the Library
Build your understanding of the role of circuitry in making, in computing, and in the invention/design process. In this workshop, we will thoroughly move through the basics of circuitry and binary computing. We will build circuits using various materials such as copper tape, LED bulbs, and circuit stickers. We will practice making circuits by sewing with conductive thread and we will build circuits using invention kits.
Once you have a thorough understanding of how circuitry is the foundation of the modern world, you’ll be better able to explain these concepts to your students. You’ll be a better problem-solver and be able to teach your students to be better problem-solvers too. On top of this you’ll have more confidence coming up with fun and interesting projects. This workshop will go from 9am to 3pm with an hour lunch break (lunch not provided). It is designed for librarians. Classroom teachers are welcome to join us if they attend in collaboration with their building librarian.
Thursday, August 1, 2019, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
STEAM and Curriculum Integration with Makey Makey
Students are constantly consuming content and using inventions that are created by others. Makey Makey allows students to create their own content on Scratch and use design thinking to create their own inventions. During this workshop participants will learn the basics of Scratch and using the Makey Makey. Participants will also get hands on examples on how they can integrate Makey Makey into their curriculum. ***All who attend will receive a free Makey Makey***
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Creating Engaging Curriculum with iPad Apps
The iPad is full of engaging apps out of the box. Come to this workshop to learning how to create engaging projects aligned to curriculum. Apple Certified Educators will lead the day to provide a hands-on experience and attendees will walk away with products ready to use day 1.
- Become Apple Teachers
- Interact with native Apple Apps
- Plan projects for new school year
- Create “Recipe Cards”
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 13 and 14, 2019, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
ISTE Certification for Educators
ISTE is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcomes.
For Classroom Educators, Coaches and Library Media Specialists
ISTE Certification helps build a teacher’s professional profile and provides a digital credential to demonstrate mastery and earn recognition for his or her work in using technology to transform learning.
For School & District Leaders
ISTE Certification provides education leaders with a way to identify a school or district’s educators who are leading the way with digital age teaching practices. The certification also provides a vendor-neutral edtech credential that can be used in staff hiring decisions.
Through the ISTE Certification process, educators will participate in an eight week blended learning cohort based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the blended learning course, participants will have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification. Content will be taught in the following four modules: Designing For Diversity; Personalized Learning & Alternative Assessments; Digital Learning Environments: Design Thinking & Computational Thinking; and The New Digital Citizenship.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
RRLC Annual Librarian Tech Camp
The day will open with a keynote from Project Look Sharp on news and media literacy. Participants will then attend breakout sessions focusing on: digital citizenship, escape rooms, genrefication, student data, school and public library collaboration, mindfulness in the library, diversity audits and diverse collections, library redesign, Social Emotional Learning, website design, coding for girls, library sustainability, ISTE Standards…plus much more! Note- lunch will be provided.
We hope to see you there!