CCSD Innovation & Digital Learning

CCSD Innovation & Digital Learning

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What to do with old, dry markers that we still use in the classroom? Crayola has an idea!
Don't forget about the great resources at our Promethean ActivPanel Support website! Lots of great tips and tricks!
"Freeing students from the confines of the school day, the walls of the classroom, the sole expertise of the teacher, and the pace of the rest of the class, blended learning could fundamentally change the system and structure of school, and provide students with a more personalized, active learning experience."

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12/06/2021

DYK that the CCSD Department of Innovation & Digital Learning is doing a Winter Break countdown (complete with prizes)?
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Follow us on Instagram and comment below with an @ to tag a friend. Every time you comment on one of our Instagram posts, you're automatically entered to win that week's prize!
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#leadccsd #countdowntobreak #ccsd #learnccsd #hygge #teachers #ccsdiDL #weloveteachers #ccsdTeachers #design #innovation #canvaslms #charleston @vocalccsd @lainiebg

Timeline photos 06/27/2020

Timeline photos

CCSD Full-time Virtual Academy provides a quality curriculum and instruction with a more flexible environment than the traditional school setting.

As a full-time online public Kindergarten-12th grade program, the CCSD Full-time Virtual Academy offers comprehensive, full-time, tuition-free learning for all students enrolled in a Charleston County School District school. Students follow the CCSD enrollment calendar of 180 days of instruction for their enrolled school.

Whether you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional classroom during these uncertain times or a way to balance other scheduling concerns, the dynamic learning experiences available through CCSD Full-time Virtual Academy offer a viable option to serve the K-12 educational needs of your student for the 2020-2021 school year.

Visit the below link for more information and to fill out an interest form:
https://www.ccsdschools.com/cms/lib/SC50000504/Centricity/ModuleInstance/551/CCSD%20Full-time%20Virtual%20Academy%20Description-Draft.pdf

Christy James | Movers & Shakers 2020–Innovators 05/05/2020

Christy James | Movers & Shakers 2020–Innovators

Y’all! Our adopted teammate, Christy James is phenomenal and now everyone knows it!Congratulations on this recognition, Christy; it is beyond well deserved!

Christy James | Movers & Shakers 2020–Innovators As a former middle school English and social studies teacher in Wilmington, NC, Christy James learned just what a powerful impact a school librarian could have from her influential colleague Jennifer LaGarde, aka Library Girl (a 2012 Mover & Shaker).

Distance Learning For Educators 04/16/2020

Distance Learning For Educators

Google has just published a free course on Distance Learning for Educators. https://bit.ly/2VvUVlX

Distance Learning For Educators -

CCSD eLearning 03/18/2020

CCSD eLearning

Hey, amazing CCSD teachers! Check out this site with resources and ideas to support your elearning planning!
http://bit.ly/eLearnccsd

CCSD eLearning This site was built by the CCSD Department of Innovation & Digital Learning to support schools in developing a plan and supporting teachers in utilizing eLearning (virtual) as a means to continue instruction in the event of prolonged school closures.

03/06/2020

We are getting really excited about The Charleston Innovation Summit! We are currently seeking presenters and sponsors!
https://www.charlestoninnovation.com/

Canva for Education 12/13/2019

Canva for Education

Wow! Raise your hand if you’re excited about this news!

Canva for Education Discover creativity for the modern classroom. With our simple drag-and-drop design tools we help teachers and students explore and express their learning with ease.

Optimizing Station Rotations in Blended Learning 09/23/2019

Optimizing Station Rotations in Blended Learning

Do you use station rotations or are you interested in getting started? Check out these great tips from Caitlin Tucker on how to keep your stations balanced, engaging and fresh!

Optimizing Station Rotations in Blended Learning Using three stations effectively—teacher-led, online, and offline—should provide your students with plenty of ways to collaborate.

08/23/2019

Check out this great opportunity to work with fantastic CCSD teachers and the amazing @CCSDInnovation team!
#Promethean #charleston

jobs.jobvite.com/promethean/job…

08/22/2019

Locked Mode in Google Forms Quizzes

The long wait is over! Locked mode for quizzes in google forms is here!

Timeline photos 08/03/2019

Timeline photos

Digital citizenship is a critical skill for students of today and our leaders of tomorrow. These five competencies will shift the conversation from don'ts to do's → digcitcommit.org.

06/26/2019

Innovation Summit exploratory playground

06/04/2019

CCSD teachers, looking for summer PD opps? Check out our PD site: bit.ly/IDLpdSite!

DreamBox Challenge Spring 2019.pdf 04/15/2019

DreamBox Challenge Spring 2019.pdf

The CCSD Spring DreamBox Challenge starts today! One K-2 class and one 3-5 class will win a 🍕 party for the highest average number of lessons complete! See this flyer for more details. http://bit.ly/2UCRTyK

DreamBox Challenge Spring 2019.pdf

Charleston Innovation Summit 04/11/2019

Charleston Innovation Summit

Register now for the Charleston Innovation Summit! June 26-27. Free registration for the first 175 CCSD teachers and faculty!!!
Registration for friends and neighbors outside of CCSD will be $50 and will open May1st.
https://www.charlestoninnovation.com/

Charleston Innovation Summit

Participate in Digital Learning Day 2019! 02/13/2019

Participate in Digital Learning Day 2019!

Are you participating in Digital Learning Day on February 28, 2019? Add your event to the #DLDay map today: digitallearningday.org/register-your-event/

Participate in Digital Learning Day 2019! Are you celebrating Digital Learning Day 2019 on February 28? Add your event to the DLDay map.

Robots Are Not Taking Over Teachers' Jobs 02/07/2019

Robots Are Not Taking Over Teachers' Jobs

Cannot say this loud enough! "A computer program can never replace a teacher." http://bit.ly/2Gv6BiL

Robots Are Not Taking Over Teachers' Jobs Technological innovation in the classroom coupled with the incredible pace of change can leave teachers questioning how their roles will shift in the future. Here's how we know that classrooms and students are always going to need real, human teachers, no matter what the future holds.

IDL Courses Flyer.pdf 01/31/2019

IDL Courses Flyer.pdf

IDL has 3 grad credit opportunities coming up in February! http://bit.ly/2sUKk6a

IDL Courses Flyer.pdf

Charleston County School District - Frontline Recruitment 01/18/2019

Charleston County School District - Frontline Recruitment

CCSD Department of Innovation and Digital Learning is hiring! http://bit.ly/2QYHFSn Masters and 5 years in the classroom required. Experience with adult learners preferred. #digitallearning #innovation #educationaltechnology #technologyintegration #IDLempowerslearners

Charleston County School District - Frontline Recruitment Frontline Recruiting and Hiring, Applicant Tracking for Educators. Online Job Employment Applications, Web Based Employment Applications for School Districts and Educational Institutions.

Ten Creative Alternatives to Showing Movies Before the Break 12/18/2018

Ten Creative Alternatives to Showing Movies Before the Break

There are some great ideas on this list! http://www.spencerauthor.com/projectsbeforebreak/

Ten Creative Alternatives to Showing Movies Before the Break Don't forget to scroll down to the bottom of this post to download the Ten Creative Ways to End the Semester Resource Pack. This is a post I first wrote a decade ago, when I was

Get Started with Coding in Your Classroom | Common Sense Education 12/07/2018

Get Started with Coding in Your Classroom | Common Sense Education

We know that Common Sense Media is a great resource for digital citizenship lessons, but did you know it also has videos, lesson plans, and product reviews? Watch this video then search the site for "coding" to see more tools! http://bit.ly/2QrcAL9

Get Started with Coding in Your Classroom | Common Sense Education Common Sense Education provides educators and students with the resources they need to harness the power of technology for learning and life. Find a free K-12 Digital Citizenship curriculum, reviews of popular EdTech apps, and resources for protecting student privacy.

Hour of Code 12/06/2018

Hour of Code

You don't have to be a computer science expert to teach an hour of code! Look at all these activities! We love that you can filter them by tech, topic, age group and more! https://csedweek.org/learn

Hour of Code The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students. One-hour tutorials are available in 45+ languages for all ages.

Promote Computer Science 12/05/2018

Promote Computer Science

Wondering about the "why" for #CSEdWeek? Check out these stats on computer science education in SC. https://csedweek.org/promote/sc

Promote Computer Science What’s wrong with this picture? Share these stats.

Teach the Hour of Code 12/04/2018

Teach the Hour of Code

Still looking for resources, tips, and how-tos for #CSEdWeek? We've got you covered. https://csedweek.org/educate/hoc

Teach the Hour of Code You can also teach the Hour of Code all year-round. Tutorials will work on browsers, tablets, smartphones, or "unplugged."

Hour of Code 12/03/2018

Hour of Code

Hour of Code is here! Check out these teacher resources: http://bit.ly/2QtPHqp #CSEdWeek

Hour of Code The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students. One-hour tutorials are available in 45+ languages for all ages.

The Hour of Code is coming. What will you create? 11/30/2018

The Hour of Code is coming. What will you create?

It's almost time for Hour of Code! #CSEdWeek is December 3-9! https://hourofcode.com/us

The Hour of Code is coming. What will you create? The #HourOfCode is about creativity. I’m in! Are you?

NPR Student Podcast Challenge: Turn An Idea Into Sound — And Win 11/16/2018

NPR Student Podcast Challenge: Turn An Idea Into Sound — And Win

What a cool opportunity!

NPR Student Podcast Challenge: Turn An Idea Into Sound — And Win Teachers and students in grades five through 12 will have the opportunity to turn their classrooms into production studios and their ideas into sound. Contest entries open on Jan. 1, 2019.

RtoS Flyer .pdf 11/05/2018

RtoS Flyer .pdf

Are you a 3rd-5th grade teacher in (or close to) CCSD? Do you need a Read to Succeed: Instructional Practices course for Read to Succeed endorsement? We're offering a really good one beginning later this month.
The format is a blend of online and face-to-face meetings with a focus on Balanced Literacy tools in the 3-5 classroom. Spots are limited so register soon!
bit.ly/2AGwokH

RtoS Flyer .pdf

Digital Citizenship Curriculum 10/17/2018

Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Did you know there are NEW #DigCit Lessons available from Common Sense Education? http://bit.ly/2QVtyxz #ccsdDigCit

Digital Citizenship Curriculum New and improved digital citizenship lesson plans from Common Sense Education. The research-backed approach educators know and trust, with expanded teaching tools and student activities. Engage students with learning games and navigate tough topics, including cyberbullying, online safety, privacy, a...

5 doable goals for Digital Citizenship Week 10/15/2018

5 doable goals for Digital Citizenship Week

Wondering where to start with Digital Citizenship in your classroom? Check out this 5 doable goals and related resources from ISTE! http://bit.ly/2RSjDdm #CCSDdigcit #DigCitWeek

5 doable goals for Digital Citizenship Week Make digital citizenship part of your classroom culture by baking it into your daily routines, messages home to families, informal conversations in the halls and more.

10/12/2018

Digital Citizenship Week is almost here! Use the hashtag #CCSDdigcit on social media during the week of Oct. 15-19 for a chance to win prizes for your classroom! http://goo.gl/BmrWLm

10/08/2018

IDL is looking for Super Digital Citizens!
Use the hashtag #CCSDdigcit on social media during the week of Oct. 15-19 for a chance to win prizes for your classroom! http://goo.gl/BmrWLm

Research-Based Tech Integration Strategies | Edutopia 10/07/2018

Research-Based Tech Integration Strategies | Edutopia

There are so many practical tips and classroom examples in this article!
One of the best points made here (in our humble opinion) is that “... social learning should not go away just because students have a personal device.”
Do any of these suggestions resonate with you?

Research-Based Tech Integration Strategies | Edutopia Even when students are working with apps and devices, their learning should be social and connected to the world around them.

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