October 7, 2019 Your Monday SLS Briefing

SLS Mini-Grants

The SLS Mini-Grant deadline was Friday, October 4th. The review process begins today, and the awards will be announced on October 15th. We are looking forward to reading them! If you did not apply for a Mini-Grant, and would like to volunteer to help with the review process, please contact Katie Bertrand.

October Workshops

Multimedia Content for your Classroom (WEBINAR)
Wednesday, October 16th | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Monroe One BOCES Multimedia Service offers a wide variety of content and tools to enhance your teaching. We’ll explain how to access them and highlight our newest content in this hour long webinar update. This workshop is designed for teachers and librarians who participate in the Monroe One BOCES Multimedia Service. Click to register.

Create and Code Interactive Stories with Twine Series
(WEBINAR) Tuesday, October 29th | 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
(IN PERSON) Wednesday, October 30th | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
(IN PERSON) Wednesday, November 13th | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn how to create, code and share your own interactive stories using Twine! Marrying story development with coding, Twine provides an avenue to build rich narratives, while learning accessible, natural-language based coding.

This workshop series will start with a 45-minute webinar overview of Twine. A hands-on, hour and a half, in-person workshop will follow, with participants practicing key coding concepts and learning the foundations of creating interactive story games. The third session will be an hour and a half of facilitated work time, where attendees can practice their coding and plan a lesson with students. Click to register.

Video Production Tips for the Classroom
Wednesday, October 30th | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This workshop was designed from my experience as an educational Videographer/Editor. This workshop will cover the basics of video production such as proper interview setup, green screen technology and basic production tips that teachers and students will benefit from. Please note that I will be demonstrating these techniques with an iPad. However, these tips and tricks can be utilized when recording on any video camera. Click to register.


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