Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A Week in the Life of a Technology Design Coach

We are almost halfway through the school year and my new role as a Technology Design Coach is as rewarding as it is challenging. Learning so many new things and understanding the different campus cultures is like a fast flowing winding river.

Here is a glimpse into my work this previous week!
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Ms. Ballard demonstrates her use of Canvas

On Monday, Diane Wells and I shadowed our colleague Lauren Fox at Anderson High School to get a teacher perspective on the Canvas Learning Management System. AISD's new BLEND system will mimic Canvas.
Tuesday was all about early voting at Andrews Elementary School!  Ms. Powell, the librarian, organized everything as a real election! Students entered the library with their "registration cards" ready, checked-in with 5th-grade volunteers and proceeded to a voting booth.

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Class visits were on the agenda for Wednesday.  Mr. Flores at Andrews Elementary School demonstrates how his 1st grade students are more than comfortable using iPads.

Cooperatively work in pairs
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Mr. Flores uses Air Server to see all devices
At Highland Park Elementary School on Thursday, Mr. Gay and Mr. Absher facilitated a PD for teachers on the basics of G Suite (Google Apps).

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Mr. Absher laughs with teachers
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Mr. Gay supports teachers using Google Drive

The week ended on Friday with a professional learning facilitated by MakerReady.  These ready-to-go kits are available to teachers, librarians, or anyone wanting get in on the maker movement but may not know where to start.

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Making Circuits
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Balloon Racer

Friday, August 26, 2016

Think Through Math | School Year 1617


TEA will continue to fund Think Through Math for this school year 2016-2017!

All students in grades 3 thru 8 and students enrolled in Algebra I will be uploaded to TTM on September 1st.

Professional Development is available on the following dates.  You can register in HCP.

Section Number
Baker Room
September 14
September 21
September 28

If you have questions please contact, Shane Oliva, Think Through Math Instructional Coach at soliva@thinkthroughmath.com