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  • Mr. Bullock's avatar

    Join us on September 12th at 4:00pm for “60 Sites in 60 minutes” presented by Wyoming Technoloy-Engagement-Curriculum Connection (WyTECC). Attendees will have the opportunity to take a look at 60 sites that allow educators to easily integrate technology into their classroom on various levels.

    These free monthly webinars will continue to take place the second Wednesday of each month and will end with a culminating celebration during the 2nd annual Digital Learning Day national event on February 6, 2013.

    To access the monthly webinars from your own computer use the following link. Please provide your full name and school or district on the login screen that appears:

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    Join us on September 12th at 4:00pm for “60 Sites in 60 minutes” presented by Wyoming Technoloy-Engagement-Curriculum Connection (WyTECC). Attendees will have the opportunity to take a look at 60 sites that allow educators to easily integrate technology into their classroom on various levels.

    These free monthly webinars will continue to take place the second Wednesday of each month and will end with a culminating celebration during the 2nd annual Digital Learning Day national event on February 6, 2013.

    To access the monthly webinars from your own computer...

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    iNACOL has just released new policy "recommendations based on doing what is right for kids to have access to a world-class education. iNACOL believes in competency education as a critical design and foundation for student learning." How do you think Wyoming's policies compare to these recommendations?

  • Ms. Brant's avatar

    WyTECC is a new educational organization with a mission to advance excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology, engagement strategies, core curriculum, and connections with peers through rich collaboration.

    For more information please visit the WyTECC link below:

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    2013 National Digital Learning Day: Call for Proposals

    The Alliance for Excellent Education invites teachers, schools, and districts to apply to be a part of the work taking place at the national level leading up to Digital Learning Day 2013. Activities may include being showcased on the national Digital Learning Day site, hosting a school visit, being highlighted in a case study, having an opportunity to be a guest blogger, developing tips of the day or the potential to be featured in other ways.

    Please consider submitting a proposal to showcase your best practices for effectively using digital learning technologies. Submissions are due no later than April 27th.

    Mark your calendar for Digital Learning Day 2013 on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

    2013 National Digital Learning Day: Call for Proposals

    The Alliance for Excellent Education invites teachers, schools, and districts to apply to be a part of the work taking place at the national level leading up to Digital Learning Day 2013. Activities may include being showcased on the national Digital Learning Day site, hosting a school visit, being highlighted in a case study, having an opportunity to be a guest blogger, developing tips of the day or the potential to be featured in other ways.

    Please consider submitting a proposal to showcase...

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    A Summary Report of K-12 Distance Education in Wyoming has been released. This report provides an analysis of the K-12 distance education activity for the 2010-2011 school year: student enrollment, course registration, program providers, PAWS performance, district participation, and the Distance Education Grant (DEG).

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    The 1st Annual Wyoming TEC Conference (Technology in the Evolving Classroom) conference is being held in Rock Springs on March 30-31, 2012 at the newly remodeled Rock Springs Junior High (3500 Foothill Blvd.) The conference is a cooperative effort between Sweetwater School District #1, Sweetwater School District #2, and Western Wyoming Community College all in an effort to promote technology and 21st Century skills, through this joint professional development movement. Once trained it is the committees hope that these educators will then go back to their classrooms and buildings and foster a new love of technology and engage students to learn.

    The committee, led by co-founders Dr. Cristy McBee and Angie Spann, have assembled a strong and exciting schedule of events that are being brought to the conference by both professional venders/sponsors and local educators who are using innovative ideas to bring about a true love of learning. The conference will feature a student poster session, over 40 break out sessions on a variety of topics, and two keynote sessions.

    For more information:

    The 1st Annual Wyoming TEC Conference (Technology in the Evolving Classroom) conference is being held in Rock Springs on March 30-31, 2012 at the newly remodeled Rock Springs Junior High (3500 Foothill Blvd.) The conference is a cooperative effort between Sweetwater School District #1, Sweetwater School District #2, and Western Wyoming Community College all in an effort to promote technology and 21st Century skills, through this joint professional development movement. Once trained it is the committees hope that these educators will then go back to their classrooms and buildings...

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  • Ms. Brant's avatar

    The first-ever Digital Learning Day is taking place on February 1st 2012. This a national awareness campaign that was designed to empower teachers and promote innovation. We invite you to get involved by either attending or presenting at a statewide online conference: 30-minute webinars/breakouts beginning at 4:00 pm on February 1st.. Take advantage of this opportunity to share the innovation taking place in your programs or classrooms!

    Use the link below for more information and to register to attend or present at the event.

  • Mr. Bullock's avatar

    I saw this concept video at VSS. Not here yet ...but I bet intereractive surfaces will be commonplace sooner than we think: "Imagine when a journey from A to B is no longer routine as your car in the near-future encourages a sense of play, exploration and learning. This is the image engineers and designers from Toyota Motor Europe (TME) and the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) had of Toyota's 'Window to the World' vehicle concept."

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    • Mr. Kost
      Mr. Kost said Nov 15, 2011

      Very interesting concept. Does anyone really know where all of this technology will really take us? I sure don't.

    • Mrs.  Bullock
      Mrs. Bullock said Nov 17, 2011

      Thank you for the safeshare.tv site. I often provide short video links in Elluminate to my 1st graders during our weekly class connect sessions. While the videos are always innocent, you never know where they might click next. This site will keep them where they need to be. Thanks.

    • Mr. Ogden
      Mr. Ogden said Nov 22, 2011

      Scott, no problem viewing it from home or at school. Seems that safeshare may be a good work around. The Toyota concept sure is a great one. Now I will have all six of my kids fighting to sit next to the window instead of the middle where the dvd player is. :)

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    Teachers and Technology Mini-Grant Released

    The WDE has received $25,000 from the Century Link Corporation (QWEST Foundation for Education) to be awarded to five of Wyoming's K-12 teachers who pioneer innovative uses of technology in the classroom.

    The deadline to apply is December 16, 2011

  • Mr. Ogden's avatar

    Great Article from Edutopia discussing gamification of curriculum units.

    • Ms. Swistowicz
      Ms. Swistowicz said Oct 20, 2011

      I have a connection to the gentleman who wrote the article. If people are interested in additional info I could connect him up w this group.

    • Mr. Ogden
      Mr. Ogden said Nov 5, 2011

      That would be amazing.

    • Ms. Swistowicz
      Ms. Swistowicz said Nov 14, 2011

      How do you think we could use him as a resource? During the state DE meetings that Scott and Lachelle host? Some other medium?