One of the popular Open Space Topics at our Tech Integrator/Media Specialists Mtgs this year has been Apps! Which apps are you using to increase productivity, creativity, and collaboration? Which apps are you using for formative assessment? Many of us are involved in iPAD implementations at various levels, whether the special education department all received iPADS this year or one particular classroom teacher or grade level. Or even, maybe your entire building received iPADS in an 1:1 implementation. Whichever might be your current scenario, we have a great day of collaboration that you don't want to miss. IU13 IMS is announcing our first iPAD Collaboration Day on May 2, 2014 from 9 am - 3 pm at IU13 Conference Training Center. We are partnering with Apple INC. for an inspiring, motivating, and collaborative day sharing best practices and apps when using an iPAD in the classroom. This day will be a mixture of sit and reflect, and bring something to share with everyone in the true spirit of collaboration. Imagine sitting with other teachers who teach the same grade level or subject as you do sharing the apps they like best for their classroom. Imagine getting time to learn from one another sharing what has worked and what has not worked out so well while using iPADs in the classroom. What a great day this will be!
IMS 2020-2025 Resources
Here an App, There an App, Everywhere an APP APP!
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Do you Teach or Do you Educate?
Tue, Nov 5, 2013
What is the difference of being a Teacher versus an Educator? Take a look at this video and post your thoughts in the comments section.
Calling all k-6 Elementary Teachers!
Fri, Nov 1, 2013
We are excited to announce our 6th annual k-6 Elementary Teacher Technology Conference coming up on December 3, 2013 at IU 13. Are you looking for new ways to integrate technology in order to maximize student learning in your classroom? Are you interested in learning some new instructional strategies that you can implement immediately with your elementary students? Have you considered how to use twitter, blogs, edmodo, googledocs, iPad apps, etc. to reinforce 21st century and digital-age literacy skills with your students? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, this conference is for you!
Topics: PD, conference, Elementary Tech Conference
1:1 Initiative Forum
Fri, Oct 4, 2013
In the last couple of years many of our IU 13 districts have started 1:1 initiatives or are in the planning stages of 1:1. Many of you have asked for a forum where everyone can share 1:1 progress, what's working, what's not working, best practices, and future planning ideas. The first meeting has been scheduled this year on Nov. 8, 2013 from 8:30-10:30 am. The invitation to join this meeting is open to all school districts who have begun 1:1 or is in the planning stages of 1:1. Please consider attending whether you are a Tech Coach/Integrator, Online Coordinator, Tech Coordinator/Director, or any other teacher/administrator who is involved in the planning, preparation, and implementation process. Please bring all your questions, information, and topics you would like to explore. We will schedule future meetings at this meeting. Don't forget to register on mlp.
Fall 2013 Workshops
Fri, Oct 4, 2013
This Fall 2013, we have a variety of workshops free of charge to all our IU13 IMS district members. These workshops are developed for all educators, teachers and administrators, to learn more about some of our Instructional Media Services that we provide through the IMS membership. All four workshops will focus on supporting PA Core and 21st Century Skill Sets maintaining the focus on maximizing student achievement.