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ESC-20 WORKSHOP TOUR This summer, we will take ESC-20 workshops on the road. Sign up for a morning and afternoon session at a district near you. • Wed. June 6 – Location: Sabinal ISD • Thu. June 7 – Location: Ingram ISD • Wed. June 13 – Location: La Vernia ISD Details coming soon.

INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS Fri. June 15 Mimio Mini-Conference Summer 2012 (#TI20615-F01) Dymo/Mimio® and Education Service Center, Region 20 cordially invite you to be part of a community of educators who share knowledge, expertise, ideas, and activities. Whether you’re a new or experienced or novice user, come learn new ways of integrating interactive whiteboards, student response systems, mobile interactive tablets, and document cameras. Audience: K-12 teachers, instructional technologists, librarians, and school leaders Fee: $35; FREE to Educational Resources Coop members Tue. July 24 Promethean in the Math Classroom (#TI120724-F03) Learn how to create interactive flipcharts for your Math classroom. Help students visualize concepts in the real world by using virtual manipulatives, photographs and Promethean interactive Math tools. Audience: Math educators in grades 3-12 Fee: $100 Education  Service  Center,  Region  20   www.learn421.net  

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Thu. July 26 SMART Boards for Newbies (#TI120726-F01) This course is designed to introduce educators to the SMART Board interactive whiteboard and basic tools to design interactive lessons. Sample curriculum activities will be modeled throughout the session. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptop with SMART software installed. This course is for SMART board users only. Fee: $150; fee includes SMART users guide Fri. July 27 SMART Boards for Not-So-Newbies (#TI120727-F01) Participants will become familiar with SMART board tools and features beyond the basics. Concrete curriculum examples will be used throughout the session. Sample curriculum activities will be modeled throughout the session. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptop with SMART software installed. Pre-requisite: Attend SMART for Newbies course. Fee: $150; fee includes SMART users guide Fri. August 3 Promethean ActiVacation Statewide Conference (#TI120803-F01) Come join ActivEducators from all over Texas and enjoy a one-day journey of learning and sharing flipchart curriculum, best practices, success stories, and fresh new ideas. This conference will take place at Ott Elementary School, Northside ISD, located at 100 N. Grosenbacher, San Antonio, TX 78253, Phone: 210.397.5550. In order to take full advantage of this professional development opportunity, participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptop with Promethean ActivInspire installed. Fee: $35


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Tue. & Wed. July 17 & 18 (2-day workshop) CSCOPE Technology Integration Academy (#TI120717-F01) CSCOPE users will become equipped to weave the new Technology Applications TEKS into the curriculum system to address Student Performance Indicators and lessons. Participants will become familiar with a wide variety of online resources including online databases, simulations and virtual labs; the use of interactive whiteboards; concept mapping and Web 2.0 tools; and assessments for student-created projects. Strategies to address the needs of the one or few computer classroom as well as the 1:1 student laptop environment will be discussed. Fee: $200 Thu. July 19 STAAR Success for Digital Learners: Secondary ELAR Classroom (#TI120719-F01) Make the transition to STAAR easier with the latest information and teaching strategies to help prepare your students while making the most of available technologies. See how the Readiness and Supporting Standards can be addressed using digital resources and free online tools to drive 21st Century learning. Explore innovative ways to address college readiness and rigor for the new STAAR assessment. Note: This session will benefit CSCOPE users. Fee: $100 Thu. July 19 STAAR Success for Digital Learners: Science in Grades 5-12 (#TI120719F01) Make the transition to STAAR easier with the latest information and teaching strategies to help prepare your students, while making the most of available technologies. Learn how the Readiness and Supporting Standards can be addressed using digital resources and online tools to drive 21st Century learning. Explore innovative ways to address college readiness and rigor. Fee: $100 Education  Service  Center,  Region  20   www.learn421.net  

DIGITAL LITERACIES Wed. June 27 Building a Successful Library Website (#DR120627-F01) Do you think of the library website as one of the important services you provide? A library's digital presence can be a powerful way to engage with the school community. What should be included on a library website and how should it be organized, presented, and maintained? This hands-on session includes designing a plan for an effective library website that considers the needs of your audience and gets your messages across. Fee: $100; free to Educational Resources Coop members Mon. July 23 AM (8:30-11:30 AM) 50 Ways to Integrate Video Streaming (#DR120723-F03) Learn how to make the most of Discovery Education Streaming and other video streaming resources, and integrate across the curriculum. Examples include journaling, analyzing primary sources, timelines of historical events, create a geography game, and more. Participants will also learn how to convert files for video projects. Fee: $50; free to Educational Resources Coop members Mon. July 23 PM (1:00-4:00 PM) 50 Ways to Integrate Discovery Education Streaming (#DR120723-F04) Learn how to make the most of Discovery Education Streaming and other video streaming resources, and integrate across the curriculum. Examples include journaling, analyzing primary sources, timelines of historical events, create a geography game, and more. Participants will also learn how to convert files for video projects. Fee: $50; free to Educational Resources Coop members


Summer 2012 Catalog Wed. July 25 PM (1:00-4:00 PM) Academic Vocabulary Building with Technology (#TI120725-F03) Help your students master key vocabulary terms by creating word clouds, talking avatars, and poster creators. Fee: $50; Free to Educational Resources Coop members Thu. July 26 Google Literature Trips with Google Earth (#DR120726-F01) We'll integrate Google Earth and Google Maps to help students make connections between literature and geography. Help students go beyond the book and better understand places, cultures and history. Fee: $100; Free to Educational Resources Coop members

COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION & CREATIVITY June 1 through July 2 Using Web 2.0 Tools To Support Middle School Writing – facilitated online course (TI120601-F01) Inspire middle school students to write creatively using blogs, wikis, and other online tools. This is a facilitated online course. Participants will be expected to complete weekly assignments, such as participating in online discussions. Fee: $75 Mon. July 23 (8:30 – 11:30 AM) Seeking the Paperless Classroom: Free Resources (#TI120723-F01) Technology continues to offer dynamic free resources that move teachers closer to embracing a paperless classroom. This workshop will present several free resources for teachers to continue to explore channels of communication, assessment and feedback through web-based tools. Fee: $50 Education  Service  Center,  Region  20   www.learn421.net  

Tue. July 24 Google-icious! (#TI120724-F01) Google Apps for Education offers a free, user-friendly set of customizable tools that enable teachers, administrators and students to create, collaborate, share and publish documents and projects. Use these tasty treats to unlock your potential. Participants will be able to begin using the Google Apps for Education tools immediately. Fee: $100

  Fri. July 27 Free Web-Based Resources for ELAR and Social Studies Classrooms (#TI120727-F03) Online learning can sometimes fail to engage students who are used to highly stimulating online media such as YouTube and FaceBook. However there are many excellent free tools that can provide educators with access to engaging, exciting new environments for digital learning. This session will provide an opportunity to display useful free tools readily available for teachers to take advantage of in order to enrich the learning experience. Fee: $100 Wed. July 25 AM (8:30-11:30 AM) Collaborate with Collaborize Classroom (#TI120725-F02) Collaborize classroom is a free tool that allows students to participate in lively discussions and debates in a safe online community. In this hands-on workshop, participants will create their own account and build classroom activities. Fee: $50; Free to Educational Resources Coop members Tue. June 19 Creativity Tools for the GT Classroom (#TI120619-F01) Learn how your GT students can express their creativity through a variety of


Summer 2012 Catalog free online tools. In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore resources to create presentations, animations, posters, graphic organizers and more! There will be ample time to plan lessons that incorporate these tools. Fee: $100; Free to GT Coop members

Tue. June 26 Collaboration in the GT Classroom (#TI120626-F01) Participants will become familiar with several free online tools that allow students to collaborate with peers and experts on classroom assignments. Tools will include blogs, wikis, collaborative documents, and educational social networking sites. Time will be given for participants to develop an activity to use in their own classroom. Fee: $100; Free to GT Coop members Thu. June 28 Wiki Web-Based Lessons in the GT Classroom (#TI120628-F01) Create a wiki (a collaborative web-page) to host a lesson for your students. Web-based lessons can be used to help students think deeply and creatively about classroom content. A wiki is an ideal tool for students because it allows them to easily access information online and share their findings with their peers. Each participant will create their own web-based lesson to use for an upcoming curriculum unit. Note: Six (6) GT hours will count toward 30-hour certification but not in lieu of Curriculum and Instruction - Day 3. These hours may also count as 6 GT hours for recertification. Fee: $100; Free to GT Coop members

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Mon. June 11 iPads Basics (#IT120611-F01) This is an introductory class on using an iPad for all things productive, learning and collaboration. In this class we will discuss basic operation features, finding useful apps and identifying helpful instructional strategies to use with iPads in the classroom. Participants are welcome to bring their own iPads. A limited number of iPads will be available at ESC-20. Fee: $125; includes a $25 iTunes card to purchase apps Tue. June 12 iPads and iMovie for Creating Video Projects (#TI120612-F01) iPads contain both a high definition camera and a powerful video editing system combining into one slim package. This workshop will walk you through the process of shooting and editing videos on the iPad. The workshop fee includes a $25 iTunes card to purchase the iMovie app from the app store. Fee: $125; includes a $25 iTunes card to purchase the iMovie app Mon. July 23 AM QR Codes in the Library (#DR120723-F01) Harness the power of QR (Quick Response) codes to disseminate information, enhance resources, and promote activities in the library and around the school. This workshop will cover: What are QR Codes?, What purpose do QR Codes serve?, How they are used in the library?, How to generate QR Codes?, and How to read them?. You will be amazed at how frequently they are already being used. Fee: $50; free to Educational Resources Coop members

Wed. July 25 iPads 4 Kids (#TI120725-F01) The iPad is one of the most powerful and influential devices today. Learn how


Summer 2012 Catalog to use the iPad to unlock every child’s potential. You will see examples of powerful apps that harness creativity and focus. See how kids view the world versus how adults view the world by their interaction with the iPad. Also learn what settings you can use to safeguard children using iPads. Participants are encouraged to bring their own iPad as only a limited number of iPads will be available at ESC-20. Fee: $125; includes a $25 iTunes card to purchase the apps

ADVANCED COURSES & CERTIFICATION Final Cut Pro X June 25-27 (#TI120625-F01) Aug. 1-3 (#TI120801-F01) This three-day hands-on course introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface of Final Cut Pro. In this course, you learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the Final Cut Pro interface. This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video using Apple's innovative Final Cut Pro software. Understanding of the Macintosh OS and basic computer navigation is desired. Look forward to hands-on, interactive instruction designed to maximize your understanding of the full functionality of Final Cut Pro. Basic Agenda: - Working with the Final Cut Pro Interface - Marking and editing - Drag-and-Drop Editing - Capturing Footage - Mixing Audio Tracks - Motion Properties - Filters - Multicam Editing - Finishing & Outputting Fee: $900; includes all Apple training materials Education  Service  Center,  Region  20   www.learn421.net  

Tue. July 17 Collaborize Classroom Certification: Discover the Advantages (#TI120717-F02) Budget cuts, larger class sizes, and higher teacher-to-student ratios require teachers to develop effective strategies to more deeply engage their students. Collaborize Classroom is an online discussion tool that can help to save time, cost, and increase student participation. Collaborize Classroom allows teachers to take their curriculum beyond the boundaries of the physical classroom to increase student participation and involvement. The Collaborize Classroom certification workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to successfully integrate online discussions into daily instruction and execute best practices of blended learning. Attending this session will help you become a distinguished Certified Collaborize Classroom Educator. Participants will receive 6 hours of CPE credit provided by ESC-20, then a certificate from Collaborize Classroom upon completion of a required assignment. This session will be presented using a blended approach of Webinar and face-to-face onsite facilitation. Presenters include Anna DesRoches, Catlin Tucker and Susanna Garza. Participants are encouraged to buy the book Blended Learning by Catlin Tucker. A preview of Catlin Tucker’s book and preface can be found at http://catlintucker.com/2012/03/sneak-peek-at-blended-learning-in-grades-412-leveraging-the-power-of-technology/ Fee: $100; free to Educational Resources Coop members Aug. 8-10 (Wed. thru Fri.) Google Certified Educator Preparation (#TI120808-F01) This 3-day session will provide training and support for participants wishing to apply for Google Certified Educator status. Attendees must have a basic understanding and/or experience using Google Apps. Each day will cover two separate apps with opportunities to take exams. There are a total of 6 exams you must pass before you can apply for certification status. Apps tested are Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sites, GApps admin, and other tools. ESC-20 will provide support and guidance, but only Google can approve you as a Google


Summer 2012 Catalog Certified Educator. Participants are responsible for the $15 per exam fee, which is not included in registration fee. You may choose to take the exams during this session or at a later time. For more information please contact Adrian Gutierrez at adrian.gutierrez@esc20.net Fee: $300

ROBOTICS  

June 7-8 Robotics, GIS, GPS Train-the-Trainer Camp (#TI120607-F01) This is a 2-day train-the-trainer workshop for schools interested in offering robotics summer camps or robotics club for students. Participants completing this course will receive student workbooks, teacher activity guides, and online resources in a step-by-step curriculum. Combine robotics, GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) in a program that is challenging and fun! Learn activities to use with students like programming, geo-tracking, navigation and map making. The Lego Mindstorm Education NXT base kit & Garmin eTrex Legend H will be used during this training. The registration fee includes a Mindstorm kit and GPS unit. For more information on this workshop contact Adrian Gutierrez at adrian.gutierrez@esc20.net Fee: $200

CAREER & TECH EDUCATION Tue. June 5 Career Safe-OSHA Training (#CT120605-F01) Within the CareerSafe® Online presentation we will discuss the statistics of injuries faced by this demographic, the percentage of youth who are currently employed, and the level of safety training young workers are currently receiving through classroom instruction. The CareerSafe® Youth Safety Initiative strives to provide safety training for students nationwide per OSHA standards and regulations. Fee: $35; Free to CTE Coop and Perkins SSA members Wed. June 6 AchieveTexas: Creating a Local College and Career Ready Culture (#CT120606-F01) Career and Technical Education plays an important role in creating a local culture of college and career readiness. This session will introduce the four dimensions of college and career readiness and specifically address the opportunities for CTE programs. Strategies to prepare students for the four dimensions will be shared. Additionally, a current goal of the AchieveTexas College and Career Initiative is to promote the integration of College and Career Readiness Standards in all CTE course standards. To enhance the integration, AchieveTexas is developing crosswalk documents illustrating the integration of the CCRS in CTE courses. The crosswalks will illustrate the importance of CTE in the integration of academics and career preparation skills in a way that the standards and skills can be applied to the real world. This session will conclude with highlights of the crosswalks and uses for instructional planning and professional development. Fee: $75; $35 for CTE Coop members; free to Perkins SSA members Thu. June 7 iPads for CTE (CT120607-F01) iPads are showing up in a wide variety of workplace settings from hospitals to the military. The iPad offers a unique tool for CTE educators to address the needs of many different careers and vocational opportunities, all built into one

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Summer 2012 Catalog device. This workshop will cover basic instructional features on the iPad as well as Apps that may be useful to a wide variety of CTE students. Fee: $125 (fee includes a $25 iTunes card to install apps); free to CTE Coop members and Perkins SSA members. Tue-Thu. June 12-14 NCCER Instructional Certification Training Program (#CT120612-F01) The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) offers certification training for CTE Educators to become an NCCER Certified Craft Instructor and for school campuses to become NCCER accredited training facilities. This 3-day training will assist CTE educators in understanding the national standards for offering NCCER certification to students, how to prepare your program, classroom/lab, and school/campus to successfully offer NCCER certification opportunities for career and technology education students, and how to successfully connect with business partners; a required element of the NCCER facilities accreditation process. Upon successful completion of this training program, participants will be NCCER certified and well on their way to having their facilities NCCER accredited. This training is particularly targeted toward CTE Agricultural Science teachers and CTE Trade and Industrial Educators, but other interested CTE educators are welcome to participate. Fee: $225; $50 for CTE Coop members; free to Perkins SSA members Tue. July 10 Advanced Technical Training (ATC) Workshop for all CTE Clusters (#CT120710-F01) The Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) Program gives high school students a chance to receive credit at participating community colleges across Texas for taking certain enhanced technical courses during high school. The statewide articulated courses and their equivalent college courses are listed in the ATC Course Crosswalk. All the participating community colleges have agreed to offer students credit for these courses, provided the college offers the course and the student meets certain criteria. For a high school to offer an ATC course to its students, the teacher of the course must meet the ATC teacher Education  Service  Center,  Region  20   www.learn421.net  

requirements, go through ATC training and teach the high school course so that it is enhanced to meet the content of the equivalent college course. ATC courses are only offered in technical or workforce areas - courses in academic areas such as English or history are not offered as ATC courses. Before Part II can be taken at ESC-20 on July 10, 2012, the CTE teacher must take part I Online. Please visit www.atctexas.org to begin the process. Fee: $0

Questions? Susanna Garza Coordinator susanna.garza@esc20.net - 210.370.5634 Donald Hawkins Educational Specialist donald.hawkins@esc20.net - 210.370.5647 Shannon Baumann Educational Specialist shannon.baumann@esc20.net - 210.370.5710 Adrian Gutierrez Educational Specialist, Instructional Technology adrian.gutierrez@esc20.net - 210-370-5454 Marty Rossi Library Services & Media Specialist martha.rossi@esc20.net - 210.370.5711 Adrian Collett Educational Specialist, Career and Technical Education adrian.collett@esc20.net – 210-370-5424


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The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is the leading advocacy organization focused on infusing 21st Century skills into education. The organization brings together the business community, education leaders, and policy makers to define a powerful vision for 21st century education to ensure every child's success as citizens and workers in the 21st Century by providing tools and resources to help facilitate and drive change. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills Professional Development Affiliate Program equips individuals and organizations with resources and assistance in integrating 21st century skills into their professional development practice. Education Service Center, Region 20 is a professional development affiliate of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, which supports the integration of 21st century skills into all aspects of teaching and learning.   Education  Service  Center,  Region  20   www.learn421.net  


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