Featured Events

Leveraging Technology to Differentiate

Date: Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 11, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Terri Stice, GRREC Director of Instructional Technology

Cost: GRECC members: $75.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to offer Leveraging Technology to Differentiate.  This is a hands-on professional learning experience, presented by GRREC Consultant, Terri Stice.  Differentiated Instruction may feel overwhelming, but there are technology tools available to help teachers keep students engaged while matching instruction with students' instructional level. We need to allow them the opportunity to learn from where they are and not where the textbook or curriculum says they need to be. Differentiated Instruction will allow students to feel successful and empower them to become lifelong learners.

Participants Will:

  • Explore digital tools that promote differentiated instruction
  • Discover ways to use technology to strengthen instructional practices 
  • Play with the notion of creating powerful lesson design with quality instructional content, packaged to engage and personalize today’s learner        

 

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Contact Terri Stice at terri.stice@grrec.org with any questions.

 

Deeper Learning with Google - June 9

Date: Jun 09, 2017 - Jun 09, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Terri Stice, GRREC Director of Instructional Technology

Cost: GRECC members: $75.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to offer Cultivating the Digital Learning Environment.  This is a hands-on professional learning experience, presented by GRREC Consultant, Terri Stice.  With a roll-up your sleeves and work design participants will be utilizing instructional strategies and digital tools to transform classroom practices into deeper learning experiences for students. Building on the foundation of the GAFE Suite (Google Apps for Educators), and adding other dynamic Web 2.0 tools to an instructional framework that takes students through components of inquiry:  engage, explore, explain, and extend, this professional learning experience will serve as a springboard to take your Google Classroom to the next level. 

Participants Will:

  • Discover a new world of challenging learning experiences thriving in a Google Classroom environment
  • Explore how to use technology to strengthen instructional practices
  • Tinker with the notion of creating a strong lesson design with quality instructional content, packaged to engage today’s learner

Click here to download further information.

Contact Terri Stice at terri.stice@grrec.org with any questions.

 

Deeper Learning with Google - July 21

Date: Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Terri Stice, GRREC Director of Instructional Technology

Cost: GRECC members: $75.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

GRREC is pleased to offer Cultivating the Digital Learning Environment.  This is a hands-on professional learning experience, presented by GRREC Consultant, Terri Stice.  With a roll-up your sleeves and work design participants will be utilizing instructional strategies and digital tools to transform classroom practices into deeper learning experiences for students. Building on the foundation of the GAFE Suite (Google Apps for Educators), and adding other dynamic Web 2.0 tools to an instructional framework that takes students through components of inquiry:  engage, explore, explain, and extend, this professional learning experience will serve as a springboard to take your Google Classroom to the next level. 

Participants Will:

  • Discover a new world of challenging learning experiences thriving in a Google Classroom environment
  • Explore how to use technology to strengthen instructional practices
  • Tinker with the notion of creating a strong lesson design with quality instructional content, packaged to engage today’s learner

Click here to download further information.

Contact Terri Stice at terri.stice@grrec.org with any questions.

What's all the talk about Google

Date: Jul 12, 2017 - Jul 12, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: Terri Stice, GRREC Director of Instructional Technology

Cost: GRECC members: $75.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

GRREC is excited to offer this 6-hour professional learning experience for the teacher who has been reluctant to jump on the Google train! This basic, ground-level professional learning experience is designed to help educators develop the knowledge and skills to begin to utilize Google Tools effectively and efficiently in the K-12 classroom

The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports.  In addition to the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google experience more productive, as well as improve the level of student engagement for the learners in your classroom. 

Click here to download further information.

Contact Terri Stice at terri.stice@grrec.org with any questions.

Computer Science for Elementary Students

Date: Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 06, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 3:30 CDT

Location: GRREC Office and Training Facility

Presenters: ,

Cost: GRECC members: $75.00, Non-GRECC members: $125.00

Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to encourage teachers of the youngest learners to explore the possibilities of bringing Computer Science concepts to your classroom. The workshop will include content in Math, English Language Arts and Science.

This workshop explores about 20 FREE lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester (code.org). By the end of each course, students can create interactive games or stories that they can share with anyone. The courses are flexible so educators can tailor them to their class based on their students’ developmental level and prior experience. The lessons align to CSTA Computer Science Standards, ISTE standards, and reinforce concepts and skills taught in other subject areas by integrating national Math, English Language Arts, and Science standards.  In addition, participants will experience hands-on learning opportunities to learn with tools like Dash and Dot, BeeBot, Ozbot and more!

Click here to download further information.

Contact Terri Stice at terri.stice@grrec.og with any questions.