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Digital Learning Events

 

 

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Enhance Classroom Instruction with the Power of Digital Learning!
 
Explore innovative workshops, conferences, and special events on a variety of digital learning topics designed to enhance your  classroom in a traditional or virtual environment. For more information about these professional learning opportunities, e-mail digitallearning@esc4.net.
 
 

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For more information, you can also check out our professional development catalog here.   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Training Opportunities

 

 
 
twitter-ad-d1Join us for the 2022 STEAM Academy Conference on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Our goal is to provide an exceptional hands-on and interactive, STEAM-focused professional learning experience for all attendees.
 
This event aligns with the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) STEM education efforts and goals: 
  • Ensure equitable access to STEM programming across Texas. 
  • Increase student outcomes and help guide students into relevant and engaging pathways that prepare students for future learning. 
  • Vertically align efforts to allow earlier exposure to STEM-integrated thinking. 
 
 

Ongoing Training Opportunities

 

 

 
Learn the technical challenges faced by people with disabilities and the purpose and goal of designing accessible sites for all learners. We’ll share best practices for integrating media as well as tips for designing your course with mobile users in mind!
 

 

In this course, you will learn the essential copyright and fair use guidelines for using content and resources in the K–12 classroom. We’ll also cover open educational resources and public domain during the session.
 

 

This course lays the foundation for using the blended learning framework in the classroom. Learn how to plan and design instruction using intentional digital tools that put students at the center of the learning experience.
 

 

This course will provide teachers with the foundational support needed to successfully utilize the Schoology platform to support teaching and instruction, collaboration, and communication. While this course will be facilitated in Canvas, you can follow along in your Schoology course.
 

 

In this course, we'll provide you with a professional learning experience that will equip you with digital tools and strategies for blended learning instruction that is student-centered, engaging, and fueled by curriculum goals. Our purpose is to help you create an awesome learning experience for all students in both face-to-face and virtual classroom environments. 
 
In this course, you will learn about Seesaw, a student-driven digital portfolio tool that captures learning, sparks reflection, and promotes engagement. To experience this course fully, you will need a mobile device/computer with the Seesaw app installed. Before we get started, we will walk through the process of downloading the Seesaw app and creating an account. 
 

 

This course checklist for Canvas features 10 tips for improving your workflow, whether you're new to Canvas or looking for ways to improve your course. Check out our list of "must haves" from Canvas Advocate and Region 4 Instructional Designer Danica Botts. Learn best practices for organizing and delivering content in your Canvas course!
 

 


 

Blended Learning Roadmapping (Online) Packing for The Journey [Self-Paced Course]

 

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Strengthen blended learning knowledge by engaging in an in-depth exploration of the instructional strategy from beginning to end. Through this journey participants will strengthen and develop skills to support their utilization of blended learning in any classroom or content area.


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NEW! Blended Learning Roadmapping Series
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Region 4's "Blended Learning Roadmapping" series of flexible and customizable courses provides support designed to assist campuses/districts in implementing the blended learning instructional methodology.
 
In this illuminating series, attendees will learn the basics of blended learning (or get a refresher), be equipped with research based digital strategies, strengthen their use of digital resources/tools, learn about copyright and fair use, and learn to navigate the blended learning environment like a pro.
 
Because sessions are customizable, we are able to support you whether you are just beginning the blended learning journey, have successfully implemented the methodolgy, or you are anywhere in between!
 
Sessions Include:
  • Foundations of Blended Learning for Administrators
  • The Administrator's Guide to Assessing The Blended Learning Classroom (Traditional or Remote)
  • Shifting Gears: Virtual Blended Learning
  • What is Blended Learning?
  • Blended Learning Best Practices in the K12 Classroom
  • Let's Get Ready to Blend-Setting Up a Blended Learning Environment
  • Managing The Blended Learning Classroom
  • Is It Working? Assessing the Blended Learning Classroom
  • Blended Learning Strategies for Student Engagement and Learning
  • Digital Tools and OER for the Blended Learning Classroom
  • Copyright, Fair Use, and OER for the K12 Classroom
  • Fostering Blended Learning in a Remote Setting
 

 

Interested in Learning More? 
 
 
Do you need a thought partner on a new initiative or have a question about a digital tool?
Reach out to any of us and we can assist.
 
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