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Welcome to day 2 of the Virtual Summer Learning Event. All sessions for today are listed below. Feel free to watch the ones that interest you and share the links with anyone you know. We hope you find something you can use when we get back to school. If you missed Matt Miller's sessions yesterday be sure to click the link to the right (computer) or below (on your phone) to catch up on what he shared via the recorded videos on the page.
CPE Credit Request Information
CPE credit will be granted for "attending" the virtual event sessions from July 15th - 17th only if you complete this tracker form and submit it through Eduphoria. While some sessions are less than 1 hour in time, we expect you will take time to practice or explore the things you learned about in the session, so all sessions receive 1 hour credit.
Virtual Learning Event CPE Tracker
Virtual Learning Event - July 15th Matt Miller Session Recordings
Virtual Learing Event - July 17th Recorded Sessions
Instructional Technology & Innovation
Summer Learning News
Instructional Technology Videos
The Microsoft InterActive Class
Joe and Kristin Merrill - Elementary Teachers - Naples Florida
Joe and Kristin are authors of a new book called The Interactive Class. They both are amazing about sharing and helping teachers learn to implement creative learning activities in their classrooms. The book applies practical ideas that can be recreated in any classroom. Practicing teachers who can relate to the realities of a classroom today, you won't be disappointed checking out this introduction to some of their favorite things.
An Intro to Trauma Informed Instruction
Lisa Lantz - SSISD Counselor
View Presentation Powerpoint
Virtually Connected - 5 Ways to Connect Virtually
Jeni Long and Sallee Clark - Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD Instructional Technology Trainers
5 ways to connect virtually
SEL101 Foundations for Developing Social Emotional Learning
Shara Roden - SSISD Counselor
Academic Instruction + SEL = holistic package
Wakelet in the Library
Deborah Zeman - Coppell High School Library Media Specialist
Wakelet is an amazing content curation tool that is simple to use. The beauty lies in the flexibility of uses that educators have found for this tool. Deborah shares her perspective as a Library Media specialist and the various ideas she has seen and put in place for her library work.
Follow Deborah on Wakelet
Just Loom It
Shelby Gibson - SSISD Library Media Specialist
We apologize about the sound issue at about the 4 minute mark, due to time restrictions we still wanted to share the video. We have other videos we will release in the coming weeks that go more in depth on Loom for those that need it.
Pump up your distance learning platform with loom.com.
Connecting with students during these times is crucial. Using a screen recording platform, such as Loom.com is a fabulous way to continue with a sense of normalcy.
Session Smore Page
Breaking Down the Four C's - Communication
Janelle Safford, Alyssa Butler, Christi Hartsell - SSISD Innovative Learning Specialists
Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity are essential to 21st century learning and preparing kids for their future. Explore how to use the tools teachers and students have available within the district to build these skills and create student centered learning activities.
Session Slide Deck
Virtual Build-A-Board Workshop
Janelle Safford - SSISD Innovative Learning Specialist
Have you ever wanted to learn how to create interactive choice boards in PowerPoint? Janelle shares the process of designing boards you can use as templates and helps explain the thought process behind the various components of the board. This session is packed with helpful ideas that you won't want to miss.
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