Apply now! PPS Teachers Integrating & Learning Technology (TILT)

Fill out an application to join the PPS TILT Cadre, a professional learning network focused on technology integration and best practices in classroom and leadership environments. The goals of this group include:

  • providing forums for networking and ongoing collaborative work
  • integrating proven and emerging technology effectively to support standards-based learning and teaching
  • modeling and practicing effective instructional strategies
  • focusing on exemplary professional learning to improve practice

This first year will focus on the exploration of technology resources in a safe collaborative environment to support students with personalized, equitable, racially and culturally responsive learning. Teachers will be expected to complete hands-on projects, improve their technology skills in a variety of areas and become proficient in using online tools.

If accepted, participation in this group is voluntary, not paid, and you must commit to three meetings: Thursdays, Jan. 18, March 15 and May 17, 2018 from 4-7 pm. Deadline to submit your application is Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at 5 pm. PDUs are available. Only teachers are eligible to apply. Questions? Contact Melissa Lim, mlim@pps.net.

Short link for the application http://bit.do/ppstiltapp

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EdcampPDX Coming Up on Saturday, March 4

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The next EdcampPDX is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Oregon Episcopal School.

Click here for FREE Registration!

What is EdcampPDX?
An edcamp is an informal unconference-style day of professional development organized and given by the local participants with sessions determined at the time of the event. Connect with other educators to share innovative instructional strategies and technologies that transform education for all students. Arrive with an idea for a session that you would like to lead or a discussion you would like to have and be ready to learn.

From Google for Education, Education on Air: It Takes a Teacher

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Sessions around the clock, around the world

Check out this free, online conference! Share with and learn from other educators. Hear from inspiring speakers. Get tips and tools to help boost student engagement, collaboration and productivity and in the classroom.

Follow this link to see highlights from the 2015 event and to register.

2016 Oregon Summit Featuring Google Apps

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Google Summit Registration is Now Open

Hooray for the back-to-school rush. It’s already time to start thinking about your plans for October 14. We have another fantastic Google Summit planned for this year, with two locations for easy access. Here’s what you need to know for this year:

  • In addition to the learning on docs, calendar, YouTube, and more, we’re adding a focus on augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and what’s on the horizon for our classroom tech. We’ll have devices and gear to play with.
  • We have two keynote speakers, one for each site. Expect an active hands-on experience for the morning opener!
  • Each participant will receive a day of great learning, lunch, and a summit t-shirt.
  • This year’s registration cost is $50 per individual and $40/per person for groups of ten or more. (You can attend for free as a presenter or volunteer. See the registration page for details.)

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EdcampPDX, April 23, 2016

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What is EdcampPDX? 
An edcamp is an informal unconference-style day of professional development organized and given by the local participants with sessions determined at the time of the event. Connect with other educators to share innovative instructional strategies and technologies that transform education for all students. Arrive with an idea for a session that you would like to lead or a discussion you would like to have and be ready to learn.

What are the goals of EdcampPDX?

  • Networking: Connect with educators in the Greater Portland/Oregon Area.
  • Instructional Practices: Learn new ideas, best practices, and/or tech integration ideas from other educators.
  • Personalization: Customize your own PD by suggesting, facilitating and attending sessions about topics that interest you!

Click here for FREE Registration!

 

Google Certified Innovator Program

From Becky Evans, Program Manager, Google for Education:

It was over a decade ago when we held our first Google Teacher Academy with a goal of bringing together outstanding educators using technology in the classroom. With so many changes since then, we decided it was about time to make some changes to the program as well. So today we’re thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the new and improved Google for Education Certified Innovator program—an energizing 12 month professional development experience for creative leaders in education. Built from the same magic that was present in each Academy, but extended into much more than a onetime event.

Certified Innovators help their organizations, each other and Google push the boundaries of what’s possible in education. As ongoing participants in this community of educators, they transform the organizations they’re serving, advocate for change, and grow their own capacity as thought leaders. The new program focuses on helping Innovators launch a transformative project to help improve education in their schools, regions, or the world. Support includes mentorship, online learning activities, and an in-person Innovation Academy.