Thursday, October 1, 2015

Summer Learning

We had a successful summer of technology-based professional learning opportunities provided by a great team of local instructional leaders! Here are the final numbers:

Total number of technology sessions offered summer 2015: 38 completed 
(7 cancelled due to low enrollment)

Total number of attendees to technology sessions offered summer 2015: 

Session facilitators/support:
Shannon Knapp
Joanne Mroczek
Missy Merry
Michelle DeMauro
Mary Murdoch
Diana Card
April Winters
Laurie LeFever
Tim Patterson

We also had over 50 teachers from North Syracuse successfully complete online and face-to-face PD modules and workshops provided by the CNYRIC.

Thank you for your support in making this happen. We are looking forward to another great year working with the staff and students in North Syracuse!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Print Now for Fall!

Do you have materials you'd love to have printed over the summer for the 2015-2016 school year? Save time and money. 
Use the Online Print Services!
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

(including helpful resources)

What software is available in North Syracuse? 
Click the title or icon above to access the resource page on the District website.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Blogs Worth Following

Free Technology for Teachers
Richard Byrne @rmbyrne
Former social studies teacher, now tech resource blogger, Richard offers great resources and ideas for effective use of technology in education. Richard believes "that when used correctly, technology has the power to improve student engagement and student achievement." He also believes "that technology gives teachers the ability to form powerful, global, professional learning communities."

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything
Kathy Schrock @kathyschrock
Former librarian, tech specialist, and tech director, Kathy shares resources, ideas, tips and tricks on multiple sites. "Kathy's passions are online tools to support classroom instruction, the role of emerging technologies in the classroom, infographics, tablets in the classroom, assessment and rubrics, copyright and intellectual property, and gadgets of any type."

Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell @ShakeUpLearning
Kasey Bell is a digital learning consultant who provides great resources and tools for effective instructional technology integration. "As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Teacher and authorized Google Education Trainer, Kasey has led a variety of instructional technology trainings..." and offers great cheat sheets for all things Google!

Teacher Tech
Alice Keeler @alicekeeler
Alice Keeler is "a technology missionary, on a quest to inspire and help teachers to try something new." She has a long list of qualifications and experience to support her goal of finding better ways of doing things utilizing technology. Some of my biggest Google "aha" moments come from Alice!