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Digital Learning Events

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Region 4’s 2021 Virtual STEAM Academy Conference will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Our goal is to provide an exceptional hands-on and interactive STEAM-focused professional learning experience for all attendees. This event is aligned with Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) STEM education efforts and goalsJoin us for an awesome day of professional learning with three conference strands led by the best in the field!

 

For all of the information on the 2021 Virtual STEAM Academy Conference, click here to go to our conference page. We hope to see you on June 17 for a great day of STEAM learning!

 

 
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.
 

 

Publishing and Digital Learning PD Catalog

 

Explore innovative workshops and courses designed with you in mind! The Region 4 Publishing and Digital Learning Professional Development Catalog is a publication of workshop topics offered as contractual and/or open enrollment sessions. These professional development sessions cover a variety of digital learning topics designed to enhance teaching and learning in a traditional or virtual environment.

 

For more information about these professional learning opportunities, e-mail digitallearning@esc4.net.

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The Remote Instruction Roadmap Series

 

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Asynchronous Learning Plan Support
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Asynchronous Learning Plan support is designed to:
  • Support district success as you work to create solid asynchronous learning plans as required by the Texas Education Agency
  • Prepare administrators, staff, and teachers to best utilize digital tools (including the state provided learning management system, Schoology).
 
TO REGISTER:
  1. CLICK HERE for a flyer of various trainings provided.
  2. Visit esc4.net/PD.
  3. In the “Search PD” box, type in the Session # for the session that you wish to attend and click “Submit”.
 

 

 
The STEAM Learning Series: ESPORTS
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Take a deep dive into starting and building an academic ESPORTS program. Hear from the experts at Texas Scholastic ESPORTS Federation (TEXSEF).
 
TO REGISTER:
  1. Visit esc4.net/PD, type in 1577685 and click “Submit”.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Microsoft Training Series
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Join us for a FREE training series led by our partners at Microsoft EDU.
 
TO REGISTER:
  1. New dates coming soon! 
  2. Visit esc4.net/PD.
  3. In the “Search PD” box, type in the Session # for the session that you wish to attend and click “Submit”.
 
 
 
 

 

 
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? 
 
Please contact PDLS department director, Dr. Allegra McGrew at allegra.mcgrew@esc4.net, or education specialist, Sherri Powell at sherri.powell@esc4.net to get started!
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