Meeting Up: Sharing Ideas and 21st Century Learning

Teachers have a need to explore and share ideas, especially when they are thinking about ways to use tools, like Scratch software, in the classroom to support computational thinking and creativity. On January 30th, almost forty teachers and community partners gathered Continue reading Meeting Up: Sharing Ideas and 21st Century Learning

Hour of Code: Tales from the Classroom

WP_20151211_002

Many students around Fayette County participated in Hour of Code back in December and their teachers have shared ways they implemented the resources in the classroom. We will be sharing their stories over the next few months! From Paul Laurence Dunbar Continue reading Hour of Code: Tales from the Classroom

ISTE Student Standards Getting an Update: Input Requested

U.S. Navy photo by Greg Vojtko
Public Domain Image

We all know how quickly technology changes and with that in mind, the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) is committed to making sure our national student technology standards address the needs of an ever changing society. Do today’s students Continue reading ISTE Student Standards Getting an Update: Input Requested

Beyond an Hour of Code

image

This month, classrooms all over Fayette County were part of the largest learning event in history- the Hour of Code! Learning how to code is not easy, but as many teachers saw first hand, it is highly engaging to many Continue reading Beyond an Hour of Code

Be Part of the Largest Learning Event in History

image

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? The largest learning event in history and your students can take part! If the excitement of participating in a global event isn’t enough- you can win some fabulous prizes, too! The Hour of Code is part Continue reading Be Part of the Largest Learning Event in History

PGES Connection: Growing as a Professional

Connecting

Technology is connecting thousands of educators worldwide, through online communities and networks. These educators are working together to solve problems, share ideas and grow professionally.  Connecting to other educators helps you grow in your content knowledge, pedagogy and use of Continue reading PGES Connection: Growing as a Professional

Meeting Up- Building Community!

Intro Activity

How do you sustain innovative ideas in a classroom?  As an educator, how can you find answers to questions about new technologies that you are interested in using?  How can you share instructional strategies that you are passionate about with Continue reading Meeting Up- Building Community!

Share What You Know: Apply to Present!

ShareKnowledge

It’s hard to believe the end of the school year is coming to a close.  One more year of experience under your belt, a year filled hurdles you’ve overcome and achievements you’ve made!  Perhaps you ventured into ways to promote learning Continue reading Share What You Know: Apply to Present!