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MICDS Summer PD 2009

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MICDS 2009 Summer Teacher InstituteRegister Online atintranet.micds.org/pd09 
 JUNE 8 -JULY 31,2009
    M    I    C    D    S
is pleased to present the
2009 Summer Teacher Institute for Technology and CurriculumInnovation.
This series of hands-on professional development workshops features distinguished educatorsfrom MICDS and around the world. Each week offers a selection of new sessions that will engage partici-pants and provide strategies for effectively utilizing technology in the service of teaching and learning. Whatever your background, needs, or interests, our Summer Teacher Institute can provide you with theknowledge and skills to transform your classroom into a truly innovative learning environment.
Alec CourosKonrad Glogowski Karl FischKevin Jarrett Kim CofinoDean ShareskiDarren Kuropatwaeff UtechtChris Lehmann
Weekly Registration
1 Day: $125Add a 2nd Day: $50Each Additional Day: $25
 All Sessions 9:00—3:00MICDS Olson Presentation RoomRegister online atintranet.micds.org/pd09 Questions? Contact us atmicdspd@micds.orgor 314-995-7375.
Space is Limited! Register Today! 
MICDS 2009 Summer Teacher InstituteRegister Online atintranet.micds.org/pd09 
Monday, June 8: Literacy in the Foreign Language Classroom
Presented by MICDS Faculty
The Tablet PC and Web 2.0 tools can create aportable language lab that can be used to connect learners from different schoolsand different countries to foster an understanding of culture and language acqui-sition. Learn how video and audio commenting can facilitate simple practice ac-tivities as well as cross cultural, inter-classroom connections. Explore the use of avariety of free tools like Vaestro, Seesmic, TokBox, and Vocaroo that can turnthe Tablet into an audio workshop. We will also examine how tools like Glogster,Scrapblog, GoAnimate and Mixbook provide a venue for creating engaging ac-tivities that have students work with language in both oral and written form.
Tuesday, June 9: Writing in a Digital World
Konrad Glogowski
holds a PhD degree in Curriculum Studies and TeacherDevelopment from the University of Toronto and is the voice behind theblog of proximal development. He has taught English in grades 7-12 and has worked asan e-learning consultant in both public and private sectors. He is the recipient of the 2005 International Educational Blogging Award and his work has been fea-tured on CBC Radio.Konrad has presented his research at numerous educational conferences andspent the last several years researching online communities at the middle and high school levels. He is pas-sionate about helping schools successfully integrate technology in a variety of subject areas and has worked with pre- and in-service teachers in Canada and internationally, most recently in South Africa and Kenya asEnglish Team Leader with Teachers Without Borders-Canada. Join Konrad for an interactive day of learning how writing in a digital world can reach across grade levelsand disciplines and engage students in and out of the classroom.
Wednesday, June 10: Literacy in the Humanities Classroom
Presented by MICDS Faculty
Literature comes alive and students acquire 21stcentury skills when technology enters the humanities classroom. Consider
Lord of the Flies 
on a wiki island, Shakespeare in the movies,
as a graphic novel,and
The Odyssey 
in cyberspace. Creating podcasts to listen to Shakespeare, usingOneNote for collaborative note-taking, making Quizlet flashcards for vocabulary,and utilizing online grammar programs for practice make learning more fun, effi-cient, and engaging. This session will explore how the humanities can leveragetechnology to ensure that students love literature and understand the fundamen-tals of expression and communication in today’s world
June 8—June 12, 2009
MICDS 2009 Summer Teacher InstituteRegister Online atintranet.micds.org/pd09 
Tuesday, June 16: Technology as a Cornerstone of Curriculum
Karl Fisch
has been a classroom teacher for eighteen years. He has taughtmiddle and high school math and is currently Director of Technology at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado. He is the project leader of  Arapahoe’s Curriculum Innovation Team, leading the staff development effortsfor 21st Century Learners, a group of teachers exploring constructivism and21st century learning skills. Karl invites you to join the conversation at hisblog,The Fischbowl. Join Karl as he shares examples of successful projects and discusses strategies fordesigning engaging curriculum that balances content, technology, and skills to enhance student learning.
Wednesday, June 17: Designing Tech-Infused Curriculum Using UbD
Presented by MICDS Faculty
It isn’t about technology, it’s about providingstudents with a well-designed, relevant curriculum. This session will explore theprinciples of Understanding by Design (UbD) and how to embed 21
Century Literacies into the curriculum. Examples of tech-infused units from several disci-plines/grade levels will be shared and participants will be guided through thecreation of a unit using UbD and technology tools that enhance the learningprocess for their classrooms.
Thursday, June 18: Using Technology to Enrich Assessment
Presented by MICDS Faculty
This session explores the ways that technology can make the learning process more transparent and can provide greater opportu-nity for feedback and student self assessment. Wikis make individual contribu-tion to group work documentable. Online quizzes allow for formative and sum-mative assessment of smaller chunks of information. Google Notebook providesan opportunity for teachers to watch student research and provide feedback dur-ing the research process. Blogs provide a venue for student self-reflection. Asmore student work is created in electronic format, the electronic portfolio be-comes a more viable assessment option. Join us to discover these and other tools for assessing learning.
June 15—June 19, 2009
Friday , June 19: DyKnow in 10 Easy Steps
Brian Coco,
Upper School Biology teacher at MICDS, will illustrate the benefitsof DyKnow in the classroom. In 10 easy steps you will learn how to utilizeDyKnow Vision as an interactive teaching tool to maximize class time, foster col-laborative learning and promote effective studying, and employ DyKnow Monitorto maintain control of your digital classroom and foster responsible computer use. 

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