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Professional Development

June

4th and 5th – Instructional Technology Leadership Academy

The Instructional Technology Leadership Academy (ITLA) provides a unique opportunity for new or existing professionals and teams to build their capacity as leaders who support technology-enhanced instruction. During two intensive workshops provided by national speakers on Day 1, all participants will be engaged in developing their skill sets as instructional coaches and shifting their thinking regarding marketing themselves and their services to others. On Day 2, participants dive into developing their personal skill sets in the areas of instructional design and EdTech pedagogical best practices. To promote success and collective efficacy, Day 2 also provides collaboration time for teams and individuals to grow mindsets in light of new learning and create actionable steps to increase their impact on classroom instruction.

 

18th - STEAM 2018: Moving from STEM to STEAM

Explore the power of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) as it applies to real-world connections, creativity through collaboration, and innovation through art and engineering. This 1-day conference incorporates workshop-style sessions organized by grade bands and identified by STEAM strands, allowing you to personalize your conference experience. Discover innovative ways to make instructional connections that transform engaged students to empowered learners. For more information about the conference please email digitallearning@esc4.net or call 713.744.6819. 

 

July

30th Morning – SHIFT: Beyond Traditional Instruction

Make a choice to make the shift! Experience hands-on sessions that provide just-in-time training to better meet the learning needs of all students. This one-day mini-conference offers a menu of six sessions that provide pedagogically-sound approaches to designing student-centered instruction. All session choices are designed using the Four C's as a lens; Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical-thinking skills. Participants pre-select two 3-hour sessions to best meet their own personal learning needs. If you are ready to shift your mind, skill, and tool sets, this training is for you!

August

2nd Morning – SHIFT: Beyond Traditional Instruction II

Make a choice to make the shift! Experience hands-on sessions that provide just-in-time training to better meet the learning needs of all students. This one-day mini-conference offers a menu of six sessions that provide pedagogically-sound approaches to designing student-centered instruction. All session choices are designed using the Four C's as a lens; Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical-thinking skills. Participants pre-select two 3-hour sessions to best meet their own personal learning needs. If you are ready to shift your mind, skill, and tool sets, this training is for you!

September

25th Morning – TexQuest Learning Conference

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) offers state supported digital resources for K-12 public and open enrollment charter schools.

  • Learn about the new additions to the TexQuest program and resources to promote and integrate TexQuest resources into the curriculum.
  • Find instructional material to support curriculum including articles from reference books, magazines, and newspapers, as well as images, videos, and full text, simultaneous access eBooks.
  • Support differentiation and accommodations with features including text to speech, translations, TEKS alignment, and Google® functionality.
  • Explore authoritative, credible resources for student-centered investigation, exploration, and research.

Traditional breakout sessions from TexQuest Providers will include Britannica, EBSCO eBooks, Gale, ProQuest SIRS Discoverer, and TeachingBooks.net.

Sessions will provide professional growth with each participant as a key contributor and collaborator sharing ideas, success stories, and strategies around TexQuest.

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