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Intermediate Unit 1: Curriculum Coordinators Council


Welcome and Introductions

  • 3 Rivers Connect Presentation
Elbie Yaworsky
3 Rivers Connect
Executive Director
412.392.1006 Office
412.392.1008 Fax

Don Martin:

James Dowler:
Technology Plan - Jan. 18

Stevie Kline:
  • Content Days
  • Instructional Technology Coaches Sessions
  • Discovery Education
    • State wide pricing for the next 3 years - see handout
    • For usage reports please contact your tech coordinator or Kristin Van Strien kpvs@iu1.k12.pa.us or Stevie Kline klines@iu1.k12.pa.us
    • For passcodes to create new accounts or forgotten passwords - Stevie Kline klines@iu1.k12.pa.us
    • Representatives from Discovery Education will be with us at our January 19, 2011 meeting
      • Go "Beyond the Textbook" with Discovery Education! Please join us on January 19th and find out how districts and states across the country are shifting away from traditional textbooks to dynamic digital content from Discovery Education. Discover why our Discovery Education Science product, which has enhanced student achievement and inspired young scientists everywhere, has been adopted in Oregon as a textbook replacement and is helping districts nationwide as they prepare to migrate to a "techbook" world. We will also share exciting updates to our scientifically proven and standards-based digital curricular resources, and show you how we can help make instructional time more effective by putting these resources right at teacher's fingertips through curriculum alignment. Come see how Discovery Education can be your partner to create an engaging 21st century learning environment that impacts teacher and student success!

Amy Lewis & Nancy Tsupros:

Mara Linaberger:
- HEAR ME project & CMU's CREATE Lab
- PD & coursework options for arts educators in 2011-2012
- Benedum proposal to work with PrimeStage Theatre, 2011-2012 (adolescent literacy)
- Benedum proposal to work with Waschtchu Ehachping Hands-on Environmental Education, 2011-2012 (humanities, arts, environment, ecology)
- Other arts initiatives & opportunities

Su Verma:

TAC Staff:
Rachel Nagy, Noreen Fleming, Renae Kotchman, Marlene Kubina, Audrey Mowry, Kristen Salamone, Wendy Tiano, Anita Walters

Other Guests:
Jen Saffron, MFA
Director of Education, HEAR ME
CREATE Lab, Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University

Training Reminders:


The "New" Blooms - interactive slide created and shared by Joanne Romano and Jim Gates - each Web 2.0 Tools name is a link to its site.

The video below could have been made with any interactive whiteboard.

Let's take a look two examples of high school students work using the same "tech tool". What differences do you see? Do the students demonstrate understanding of the material?

Bernajean Porter on her Digitales website has several digital media scoring guides (rubrics) for assessing student work.