Lab C is closed tomorrow - Wednesday, April 12 for Milestones Practice Testing.
Beginning Monday, April 17, ALL labs will be closed for EIP and all other activities due to Milestones Testing. Labs will reopen on Monday, May 1. Remember there is no Technology Special during Milestones Testing.
eClass staff development registration began yesterday in PD&E. Some classes have already filled up. Please be sure to check them out.
ViewPath Camera training has 52 different sections available for teachers to take training. These are the cameras that will be installed in the classrooms to help you with your teaching and posting lessons in eClass. Please check out some of the opportunities to maximize this great resource you will have.
Next year we will no longer be using iReady due to budget etc and will be using the new and improved ClassWorks here at LES. There are 3 different classes offered this summer. It may help you get a head start on using this "new" program for next year if you can attend one of the sessions.
For any of these classes, just log into PD&E, then in course search, just type in the key word of ViewPath, eClass or ClassWorks and you will see the available sections.
Who: Administrators, Teachers, Media Specialists, TSTs and LSTCs
What: 7th Annual Gwinnett Digital Learning Conference
When: June 13 from 8:30 - 3:45. Registration begins at 7:30 in the Board Room lobby, ISC Building 100.
Keynote Speaker: Fredi Lajvardi, spirited and nationally recognized STEM teacher. His and his student's story inspired the major motion picture “Spare Parts”, documentary “Underwater Dreams”, and upcoming documentary “Dream Big”.
Featured Speakers Include:
Nathan Lang – CDW Education Strategist
Larry Reiff – Apple Distinguished Educator
Registration opens on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
- https://sites.google.com/gcpsmediatech.org/dlc2017/home Check out the conference website for choice session descriptions.
- Register via the employee portal by going to Tools → Media →GDLC Registration. Then select your four choice sessions.
Looking for a good site for current events articles but with different lexile levels for your students' varied abilities? This new site, TweenTribune & TTJunior by the Smithsonian may be what you are looking for. It has K - 4, 5 - 6, 7 -8, & 9 - 12 categories. The feature I like the best is that EACH article comes in multiple Lexile levels. It is free to read. If you want to use the class feature and other features like quizzes and comments, the teacher needs to register, but it is still free.
We need your help. We have noticed more and more teachers that are having their students carry their teacher laptops from place to place for them. Sometimes they are just the one carrying for the teacher to lighten the load, sometimes they are taking it to someone to look at an issue. PLEASE DO NOT have your students carry your laptop. YOU are responsible if they drop it or anything happens. Also, please remember to transport laptops with the lids closed. As we have become more familiar with the laptops, we have not been treating them with the care they still require. John has replaced screens on several student laptops because they are mishandled and carried by the screen.