Teachers, are you interested in learning how to bring Minecraft for Education into your classroom to leverage it as a teaching and learning tool? Join us for a four day teacher academy to learn basic navigation, multiple forms of assessment, in-game tools, teaching modalities, and lesson simulation within Minecraft EDU.[Read more…] about Registration Open: Minecraft for Education Teacher Academy
This newly updated one-pager highlights the services and tools the Educational Technology Department provides students and teachers in Granite School District.
The infographic details a few of the services and tools we provide students and teachers in five areas: technology coaching, professional development, libraries, digital tools, and hardware. Click the link above to download a copy of the infographic, or read on for descriptions and links to these services and tools.[Read more…] about What We Do: Granite Educational Technology Department Infographic, 2022-23
Join a 2022-2024 cohort of our Educational Technology Endorsement Program! Registration opens on May 2, 2022 @ 7 A.M.[Read more…] about Registration Open: Educational Technology Endorsement Program – 2022-2024 Cohorts
Secondary teachers in Granite School District can register now for the two-day Digital Literacies Workshop, provided in collaboration with the University of Utah.[Read more…] about Registration Open: Digital Literacies Workshop for Secondary Teachers
We will be offering another Canvas for Elementary professional learning cohort for the 2022-2023 school year and are looking for growth-minded elementary teachers who are willing to implement Canvas in their classrooms (for teachers who have not previously participated in this program). This is a paid cohort with specific expectations for participants. Listed below are some of the details about this opportunity.
Teachers will learn how to use Canvas effectively to support student learning and family engagement.
- Use Canvas for instruction and communication for all content areas.
- Build Canvas courses according to the GSD Canvas Expectations and Style Guide and adjust courses based on quarterly feedback to demonstrate growth and understanding.
- Participate in Canvas professional learning which includes:
- At least 16 hours of summer professional learning (two half day in person + asynchronous learning modules)
- Monthly professional learning and collaboration with school and district tech coaches.
- Provide ongoing feedback on Canvas experience.
- Be a Canvas Teacher leader in 2023-2024 to support school-based Canvas implementation.
$800 per quarter based on completion of expectations and demonstration of Canvas usage and growth.
Please complete this form before March 31st if you are interested in participating in the 2022-2023 cohort. We will contact you if you are selected to participate.
You can also find more information about this program via this ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document.
(ETEP information and infographic created by Jenny Peirce, Team Leader in the Educational Technology Department.)
The Educational Technology Department will be accepting applications for the 2021-2023 Educational Technology Endorsement Program starting Friday, May 7 at 7:00 am.
Follow this link on 5/7/2021 to apply for the program, and read on for more information about the program, highlights of recent participants, etc.[Read more…] about ETEP Registration for 2021-2023 Cohorts
This post is adapted from a presentation given by Educational Technology team leaders Kacie O’Maley and Amber Palmer and school technology specialists Ashley Moore, Keith Reidford, and Melissa White.
Educators and students in Granite School District have access to Minecraft: Education Edition for classroom use, and it can now be used on Chromebooks! Read on to find out how to access Minecraft: Education Edition, as well as why and how to share it with your students.[Read more…] about Featured Resource: Minecraft Education Edition
[This post was also shared at Granitemedia.org, our sister site for the school and district library programs in Granite School District: https://www.granitemedia.org/2021/03/presentation-interactive-read-alouds-plus-100-easy-no-or-low-prep-ideas-for-interactive-read-alouds/]
Marci Bishop, our District Elementary Library Specialist in Granite School District, recently shared this presentation on interactive read alouds at the UELMA 2021 conference for school librarians in Utah. Check out the slides, filled with resources and links, and watch a recording of the presentation below.
Presentation: Interactive Read Alouds
From the presentation description:
Kate DiCamillo calls the shared space and experience of a read aloud a “third place” and “a safe room” where participants make connections and build community. In addition to the “magic” of the moment, a read aloud is a great opportunity to teach. As a bonus, a well-planned or directed read aloud improves student focus and behavior too. In this session, we’ll explore:
-Simple, everyday ways to encourage interaction
-How to ask the “right” questions–one book can work for all grade levels!
-How to plan an interactive read aloud (examining the writer’s craft, making personal connections, etc.)
-Effective reading comprehension strategies and how to embed them into a read aloud
100 Easy No/Low-Prep Ideas for Interactive Read-Alouds
To go along with the presentation, Marci Bishop also created and shared this list of one hundred no-prep or low-prep ideas for interactive read alouds. Get them in this shared document, or read on below.[Read more…] about Presentation: Interactive Read Alouds, plus 100 Easy No-or-Low-Prep Ideas for Interactive Read Alouds
Check out this infographic showcasing a few of the many of the services and tools we provide students and teachers in Granite School District!
The infographic details a few of the services and tools we provide students and teachers in five areas: technology coaching, professional development, libraries, digital tools, and hardware. Click the link above to download a copy of the infographic, or read on for descriptions and links to these services and tools.[Read more…] about #GSDEdTech Infographic 2021
Looking for tips and tricks for using Google Classroom? These presentations, created by our school technology specialists, have suggestions to get you started and new things to try. These were first shared as part of the professional development menu for Granite teachers at the beginning of the school year.
Topics covered include:
- Setting up your Classroom
- Creating assignments
- Organizational tips
- Go Math & Wonders Integration
- Google Integration with Calendar, Drive, Meet, and Quiz
- Grades, Feedback, and Rubrics
- Using Hyperdocs in Classroom
- Creating a Grade Level Team Classroom