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1. BrightBytes: An Introduction

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Administrators interested in the BrightBytes Services

Dates: 1/17/2018

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Educators are tasked with navigating through and increasingly difficult data landscape.  We all know that making data-driven decisions is important, but determining what data to look at, what the data says, and what to do next can be extremely challenging and frustrating.  BrightBytes provides a web-based platform with several powerful data-collection and analytic modules - each giving educators a focused view their data through the lens of carefully crafted frameworks based on industry leading research.   BrightBytes modules include embedded research-based next steps and easy to read reports which can help you communicate progress on your district's initiatives to your staff and community.  The two modules offered as a part of this service are:  BrightBytes Technology & Learning module can serve as a critical planning and analysis tool provide focus for planning in order to ensure your use of technology is driving your district toward your vision for a 21st Century learning environment.  BrightBytes Early Insights Suite allows you to leverage the power of predictive analytics to dramatically improve your ability to identify students who may be at risk for dropping out, connect them to the services that are most impactful for their needs, and monitor progress as they complete those services. 

2. Ensemble User Group

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Current Ensemble users from participating districts

Dates: 1/19/2018

Please join us to learn about new updates to the Ensemble service, discuss closed captioning options, and time for users to ask questions and share best uses of Ensemble.

3. Keyboarding Without Tears User Group

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Educators currently in the Keyboarding Without Tears Service

Dates: 1/22/2018

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During this User Group, we will review the Keyboarding Without Tears student experience as well as resources available for educators to use with the students. We will also discuss best practices for using the program as well as the incorporation of digital citizenship for your students. We will also have a representative from the company here to gather any feedback from you.

4. Keyboarding Without Tears Lunch & Learn

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Educators interested in the Keyboarding Without Tears Service

Dates: 1/22/2018

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The Keyboarding Without Tears program offers a simplified, consistent approach to teaching students how to type from kindergarten through the fifth grade. With the addition of keyboarding to the ELA Standards, Keyboarding Without Tears is a great way to address these skills, as well as prepare students for Computer Based Testing. This session will include: an overview of the student experience, a curriculum overview, the teacher dashboard, eduucator resources, Digital Citizenship, and best practices for using the program with your students. Lunch will be provided!

5. TALKS :Planning Innovative Learning Spaces with Ashley McGraw and Westhill CSD

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers and District Leaders

Dates: 4/18/2018

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Over this series, we will have explored the philosophy around innovative learning spaces and seen them in action at Pine Grove Middle School. Now that you are familiar with the concept and are ready to jump in, what comes next? Maybe your district is planning a large capital project, and you want to make sure that it is done with learning in mind. Or you want to see what it would take to update traditional classrooms without a large project. Regardless of your situation creating an educational space that focuses on learning in the 21st century, there is a lot of thought and planning that goes into the process. Join us in the spring, we will have the opportunity to visit and meet at the Ashley McGraw offices to and they will walk us through the process Westhill went through on their current capital project renovation.