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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.

 


Special Event

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Blended Learning Mini Conference


June 12, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Price: $65 - includes breakfast.


Location: Kingdom Builder's Center 6011 W. Orem Dr. Houston, TX 77085


Thanks to a grant from the Charles Butt Foundation a limited number of seats are being offered at no-cost. Enter the promo code TCBL2024 at checkout.

 

 

 

 


 

Blended Learning Roadmapping Series

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Region 4's "Blended Learning Roadmapping" series of flexible and customizable courses provide 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 methodology, or 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

 


 

AI for Educators

 
Audience: School & District Leadersai-for-educators-flyer
 
Format: Virtual or In-Person
 
Artificial Intelligence has quickly become a “hot topic” in the K–12 education world! Join us as we talk about what AI is, share the big ideas connected to AI, review instructional considerations, and highlight ideas for integrating AI into instruction.
 
For more information contact us at digitallearning@esc4.net.
 
On-Demand Courses
 
Learn at your own pace! Choose from our two Instructional Pathways!
 
AI for School Leaders
AI for Teachers

 

 

 


 


Professional Development Opportunities

 

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

 

 

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Blended Learning Opportunities

In collaboration with the Texas Center for Blended Learning and the Charles Butt Foundation, we are offering Blended Learning sessions at no cost. Some sessions may require a promo code to attend for free. Limited spots available!

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February
 
SPECIAL EVENT!
Educators teach diverse groups of students with various skill levels, needs, language proficiencies, and learning preferences. Designing for this level of learner variabily can often be an arduous and time-consuming process that feels unsustainable. By harnessing the power of AI, this work can be more simplified and effective by alleviating the pressure on teachers to spend hours designing lessons and providing feedback. Join Dr. Catlin Tucker, a Google Certified Innovator, bestselling author, and international trainer for this powerful professional learning event, Save your seat now (Attend FREE with promo code. Limited availability.)

February 27, 2024 | 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. |  Session ID: 1814477 | Fee: $70 (Use promo code TCLB2024)
 
 
This course provides administrators with the foundation needed to support blended learning in classrooms. Attendees in this interactive session will learn about the campus administrator’s role in the blended environment and formulate a plan to support teachers and staff that provide blended instruction.
 
February 28, 2024 |  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Virtual | Session ID: 1813798 | Fee: $0 
 

 

March

 

Capitalize on the competitive spirit of your students while meeting your curriculum goals! Gamification teaches problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and so much more! Everyone wins! In this session, you’ll review several platforms that can be used to bring gaming into your next lesson as well as learn strategies to get started!
 
March 5, 2024 |  4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.  | Online | Session ID: 1820716  | Fee: $0 

 

Digital Choice Boards, Menus, and Playlist: You Decide!
Are you looking for ways to engage your students? Do you want your students to have choice and voice on the assignments they complete? Whether you are blending your classroom instruction or going the traditional route, digital choice boards, menus, and playlists are the way to go! We will explore several examples for all content and grade levels and learn how to easily create them. Templates and other additional resources will also be shared during this interactive session.
 
March 19, 2024 |   4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.  | Online  | Session ID: 1821402  |  Fee: $0
 
 
 
What opportunities do students have to show mastery and to learn from each other? This session is all about students showing what they know! Explore platforms such as Wakelet, Padlet, Microsoft Flip, and Canva Whiteboards to help your students organize, curate, and share their learning!
 
March 20, 2024 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Online | Session ID: 1821271 | Fee: $0
 


Region 4 Digital Learning presents Differentiated and Personalized Instruction with Google Workspace
Discover resources to support struggling readers and writers. We'll show you how to easily adapt and distribute content in diverse formats, as well as provide scaffolding support with content and resources. You will leave this interactive session with high-quality, multi-leveled lesson ideas that will facilitate rigorous instruction—all designed to capture interest and create engaged and enthusiastic learners in the blended classroom.
 
March 26, 2024 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Online | Session ID: 1821645 | Fee: $0
 

Self-Paced in Canvas®   Foundations of Blended Learning: Packing for The Journey

This course will lay the foundation for using the blended learning framework in the classroom. Learn how to plan and design instruction that supports learners as the focal point and center of the learning experience, while maximizing the use of intentional digital tools.



Self-Paced  |  Session ID: 1790502  

In collaboration with the Texas Center for Blended Learning and the Charles Butt Foundation, Region 4 Digital Learning brings you this PD at no cost.
 

 

 

 

Other Opportunties—Self-Paced (These sessions are not part of the blended learning series.)

 

This course is the first in a 3-part series that provides school administrators with an overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applications within the educational setting. This course aims to equip administrators with the knowledge and insights necessary to articulate, address, and apply the use of AI in their school communities.
 

Self-Paced | Session ID: 1814679 | Fee $45


 

This course is the second in the 3-part series that provides school administrators with a review of the issues surrounding AI in the school setting and best practices. This course aims to equip administrators with the knowledge and insights necessary to develop policies and guidelines to address these challenges in education as it relates to data privacy, security and ethics.
 
Self-Paced | Session ID: 1814939 | Fee $45
 

 

This course is the last in the 3-part series that provides school administrators with practical tools to solve the problems and opportunities they face as campus leaders using AI. This course aims to equip administrators with the tools and resources for using AI to increase productivity, enhance communication, and design professional learning at their campus.
(Tools: Perplexity, Magic School, Adobe Firefly, Google Bard)
 
Self Paced | Session ID: 1814961 | Fee $45
 

Unlocking the Power of AI in the Classroom
This course is the first in a 3-part series that provides teachers with an overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applications within the educational setting. This course aims to equip teachers with the knowledge and insights to embrace the use of AI in the classroom.

Self-Paced | Session ID: 1816753 | Fee $45
 

Navigating AI in the Classroom: Best Practices and Guidelines
This course is the second in the 3-part series that provides teachers with a review of the issues surrounding AI in the classroom. This course aims to equip teachers with best practices and guidelines to leverage the use of AI for teaching and learning while navigating challenges with student privacy, data security, and plagiarism.

Self-Paced | Session ID 1816754 | Fee $45
 

The AI-Powered Classroom: Tools for Teaching and Learning
This course is the last in the 3-part series that provides teachers with practical tools for teaching and learning. This course aims to equip teachers with the tools and resources for using AI for instructional support, lesson planning, and personalized learning experiences. (Tools: ChatGPT, Magic School, Adobe Firefly)

Self-Paced | Session ID 1816756 | Fee $45
 

 


 

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 digitallearning@esc4.net.

 

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Region 4 is making improvements to the McKinney Conference Center and will invite guests to experience the difference in September of 2024.
7145 West Tidwell Road | Houston, Texas 77092-2096 | 713.462.7708
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