Friday, May 22, 2020

TESIC Presents: Google Classroom Virtual PL


***Update*** May 23rd, 12:40pm
The session filled up in 40 minutes! We do encourage you to sign up for the wait list (same link) because for each session there have been multiple people who have had to cancel. If you are on the wait list you will get an email asking you to fill one of those spots. If you aren't on the wait list... well, you aren't on the list.

We will be opening registration for the last session of our Virtual PL series tomorrow (Saturday) at Noon. The topic will be an Introduction to Google Classroom. For updates on registration please follow us on social media and check our website!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Virtual PL Series, we appreciate your interest and dedication! If you missed out on our Classroom or Meet sessions we'd like  to provide you with the support documents. 


If you did not receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite for the event, you are not registered. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Let's Tech About It! - Episode 6 - Stacey Hopkins



Melissa Lee talks to Stacey Hopkins, Gr. 6 teacher at Leary's Brook Junior High, located in St. John's about her adventures with tech in the classroom! 
Stacey has a lot to share, with some great examples about how any teacher can really start incorporating technology into all aspects of their classroom. 
You can listen at the link below! Find all of our previous episodes on the main menu or our website.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Google Meet and Google Classroom PL with TESIC! ***ALL FILLED***


***UPDATE***
We added 20 more spots for each session (80 total) on Saturday at noon and they sold out in 5 minutes. TESIC will continue to evaluate what we can do to help teachers in the NLTA, and hopefully will be able to continue to keep offering sessions like these. However, the members offering these sessions are teachers like you, so we do have a limited ability keep doing them, despite the great demand.

The Technology Education Special Interest Council (TESIC), of the NLTA, is providing four virtual PL sessions on the technical features and the practical applications of Google Meet & Google Classroom throughout the week of May 19 - 22. Registration for these sessions is free. There is limited availability for each session so if you're no longer able to attend, please let us know.




Wednesday, May 13, 2020

#FIRSTCanadaCodeIt Challenge


FIRST Canada would like to invite up to 25 youth (ages 12-18) from across Newfoundland and Labrador to participate in the #FIRSTCanadaCodeIt Challenge and provide them with a customized HaloCode starter kit, self-guided activities in electronic and printed formats, and access to both live and pre-recorded training webinars.                                                                                                                           

Participating youth would need a Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux or Chromebook device with which to program their HaloCode unit and although reliable internet access would be beneficial and allow them to access resources and training online, they would only need it momentarily to download the offline version of the MakeBlock software or to install the MakeBlock app, because all resources (i.e., activity guide, videos) will also be made available in an offline version. Participating youth will also be invited to document and share their learning and successes throughout the challenge.

In order to have the equipment and resources delivered to students and in their hands before the end of May, registration must be complete by Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Please see #FIRSTCanadaCodeIt Challenge flyer for more information. 

Please see the attached #FIRSTCanadaCodeIt Challenge flyer for further information and for the registration form. Keep in mind, only the first 25 students to register will be able to avail of this opportunity. If you know of a student who might be interested, feel free to forward them the information.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Virtual Google Meet PL


The Technology Education Special Interest Council (TESIC) of the NLTA, is providing four virtual PL session the technical features and the practical applications of Google Meet throughout the week of May 11 - 15. Registration for these sessions is free. There is limited availability for each session so if you're no longer able to attend, please let us know.

Tuesday, May 12 (AM): Session 1

Tuesday, May 12 (PM): Session 2

Thursday, May 14 (AM): Session 3

Thursday, May 14 (AM): Session 4

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Let's Tech About It! - Episode 5 with Melanie Forward

Episode 5 of TESIC's podcast, Let's Tech About It! is now available!
In this episode we talk to Melanie Forward, Teacher-Librarian at St. Teresa's School in St. John's.
She shares her experience using technology in the Library Learning Commons, and how it has worked for her school and students.






Let's Tech About It! - Episode 5 - Melanie Forward

TESIC Presents: Google Certified Educator Prize Draw

TESIC Presents: 
Google Certified Educator Prize Draw

Have you received your Level 1 or 2 GCE certification this school year? Plan on getting certified? Then this contest is for you! We'll be giving away fifteen $50 gift cards to some lucky NLTA members!

Contest Rules:

  1. You must be a current NLTA member.
  2. You must submit proof of your certification being attained during the 2019-2020 school year below.
  3. If you receive both Level 1 and Level 2 during the 2019-2020 school year you must provide proof of both certifications to have your name entered twice for the prize draw.

Contest deadline: Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
To enter your name in the prize draw, please complete the following form: https://bit.ly/TESIC_GCE 
For more information on how to become certified, go to: https://edu.google.com/teacher-center/


TESIC Presents - Google Classroom Basics PL Opportunity

  This Virtual PL will go over the basic features of Google Classroom and provide a question and answer time for any questions you may have....