State Online Communities Bloom with Robust Resources

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State leadership can help provide robust resources for teaching and learning and unique professional learning opportunities for educators. Representatives from two states who have led the gathering and dissemination of these teaching materials, Texas and Oregon, will showcase their efforts and how they go to where they are. Karen Kahan, Director of Educational Technology at the Texas Education Agency will share highlights of the Texas Project Share program (http://www.projectsharetexas.org). Project Share, developed and hosted by the Texas Education Agency, is a collection of Web 2.0 tools and applications that provides high quality professional development in an interactive and engaging learning environment. Carla Wade, Digital Learning and STEM Education Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education will provide an overview of the Oregon EdTech Professional Development Cadre (http://teach.oetc.org/oregon). The OR Cadre is an online community where educators share lesson plans and professional development ideas and seek advice from their colleagues.

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  • 1.State Online Communities Bloom with Robust Resources October 2013

2. Agenda Welcome Christine Fox, Director, Educational Leadership & Research Texas Project Share Karen Kahan, Director of Educational Technology, TEA Oregon EdTech PD Cadre Carla Wade, Technology and STEM Education Specialist, ODE Q&A Next Steps 3. About SETDA Ten-year old DC-based, national, non-profit member association Serve, support, and represent U.S. state and territorial directors (SEA leadership) for educational technology Forum for: Research and best practices Inter-state collaboration Professional development Public-private partnerships State-federal relations 4. Texas Project ShareKaren Kahan Director, Educational Technology Texas Education Agency karen.kahan@tea.state.tx.us 5. Oregon EdTech Professional Development CadreCarla Wade Digital Learning Specialist, Oregon Department of Education carla.wade@state.or.us 6. Project Share Connecting Texas Educators Karen KahanDirector of Educational Technology Texas Education Agency 7. Exploring Project Share Providing Resources Collaborating & Sharing Learning More 8. Exploring Project Share 9. A global online learning community where educators collaborate, share resources, and showcase accomplishments. 10. www.projectsharetexas.org 11. Providing Resources 12. Available for Everyone 13. Learning Community for Texas Public and Charter Schools 14. Resources for Texas Educators 95+ Professional Development Courses Aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Credit-bearing training opportunities for practicing and pre-service Texas teachers Available at no cost to Texas public and charter schools Certification Courses Aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Certifications to teach Career and Technical Education math and science courses to meet graduation requirements Available at no cost to Texas public and charter schools 15. Online Professional Development with Web Tools, Multimedia, and Avenues for Sharing 16. Online Professional Development with Actual Classroom Examples and Videos 17. Collaborating & Sharing 18. Project Share Group: Technology Applications Teacher Network 850 Members 19. Learning More about Project Share 20. www.projectsharetexas.org 21. Project Share Information 22. Contact Usprojectshare@tea.state.tx.us 23. Follow Us @projectsharetx 24. Project Share Connecting Texas Educators Karen KahanDirector of Educational Technology Texas Education Agency karen.kahan@tea.state.tx.us 25. 2013 by the Texas Education Agency Copyright Notice The Materials are copyrighted and trademarked as the property of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and may not be reproduced without the express written permission of TEA, except under the following conditions: 1) Texas public school districts, charter schools, and Education Service Centers may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for the districts and schools educational use without obtaining permission from TEA. 2) Residents of the state of Texas may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for individual personal use only, without obtaining written permission of TEA. 3) Any portion reproduced must be reproduced in its entirety and remain unedited, unaltered and unchanged in any way. 4) No monetary charge can be made for the reproduced materials or any document containing them; however, a reasonable charge to cover only the cost of reproduction and distribution may be charged. Private entities or persons located in Texas that are not Texas public school districts, Texas Education Service Centers, or Texas charter schools or any entity, whether public or private, educational or non-educational, located outside the state of Texas MUST obtain written approval from TEA and will be required to enter into a license agreement that may involve the payment of a licensing fee or a royalty. For information contact: Office of Copyrights, Trademarks, License Agreements, and Royalties, Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494; phone 512-463-7004; email: copyrights@tea.state.tx.us. 26. Carla Wade Digital Learning Specialist Oregon Department of Education 27. The cadre is a partnership between ODE and OETC, to improve the practice of effective professional development with technology. 28. Identify and disseminate best practices targeting innovative technology integration into teaching and learning, by: Providing forums for networking and ongoing collaborative work, Effectively integrating technology standards with content standards (2013 Common Core emphasis), Focusing on exemplary staff development skills by designing staff development structures to improve practice, Modeling and practicing effective instructional strategies while demonstrating emerging technologies. 29. Carla Wade, Oregon Department of Education Jennifer Arns, Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum Joe Buglione, Intermountain ESD Tim Chase, Ed Tech 2020 Melissa Garner, Salem-Keizer School District Jennifer Gingerich, Professional Development Specialist Brian Hawkins, Forest Grove School District Lynn Lary, Springfield School District Melissa Lim, Portland Public Schools Linda Pabst, South Lane School District Jennfer Scypinski, Tigard-Tualatin School District Linda Vanderford, Clackamas ESD 30. Carla Wade Digital Learning Specialist Oregon Department of Education Ph: 503-947-5631 Email: carla.wade@state.or.us 31. Save the Date Ready for Online Assessments? Help is Here. October 15, 2013 3pm ET URL: http://tinyurl.com/setda-CEM2 Call-in number: 571-392-7703/ pin: 635 397 980 649http://assessmentstudies.setda.org 32. CEM Activities for State Leadershiphttp://connectededucators.org/events/#/ audience=249 http://connectededucators.org/cem-for-states/

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