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The WI Info & Tech Lit Standards are here and ready to be integrated into all areas of learning. Check out the DPI website: Also, I will be facilitating a workshop on June 14-15.

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The end of the school year is fast approaching. Purposeful end-of-year PD is crucial to set the tone for summer and fall planning. Check out the ITL Refresh article for highlighted resources to help with planning.

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Free (and paid stipend) cybersecurity learning opportunities offered by our universities via a national grant opportunity. GenCyber responds to a recognized need to develop cybersecurity awareness and teach sound cybersecurity fundamentals at the K-12 levels.

UW Green Bay (Teacher Camp) July 23 - 27, 2018

Marquette University (Teacher and Student Camps offered) July 30, 2018, to August 3, 2018.

Waukesha Technical College (Teacher Camp) August 6 – 10, 2018

The GenCyber program works to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity by providing grants to universities, public or private schools or schools systems, not-for-profit institutions, or non-profit institutions to conduct GenCYber camps. GenCyber will equip teachers with the tools and knowledge they need to stay at the cutting edge of this industry, then pass that insight along to students. Our goals are to help students understand correct and safe online behavior, how to be good digital citizens and how to direct their talents into viable tech careers. This no-cost summer camp program is perfect for K-12 teachers who are currently teaching cybersecurity or information technology or would like to incorporate this into their curriculum in the near future. Instructors will present security concepts based on the Cybersecurity First principles, with the K-12 teacher participating in hands-on activities to reinforce the corresponding skills learned.

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WISELearn OER Innovation Grants are OPEN! Share with your regional SIS, Curriculum and Instruction Leaders, Admins, etc. Encourage participation. We seek statewide representation.

DPI is providing up to 20 grants of $10,000 each to help Wisconsin educators create and curate high-quality educational materials and to share them as Open Educational Resources (OER) in WISELearn. All applicants must be Wisconsin public educational entities (schools, CESAs, libraries, etc.), though they may partner with other organizations.

OER are teaching and learning materials that have been made easier to use via licensing them (usually under Creative Commons) to be freely used, distributed without restriction, and often modified without permission.

Apply for one of twenty (20) WISELearn OER (Open Education Resources) Innovation Grants to support authoring and remixing OER digital content, collaboration among educators across grade levels and content areas, and contribution of content into the WISELearn repository to positively impact both the teaching and learning process by providing teachers and administrators with cost-effective materials that are available for sharing, accessing, and collaborating for personalized learning.

GRANT DEADLINE: June 30, 2018 (revised from June 15)
GRANTS AWARDED: Early August 2018

Let me know if you have any questions or want to collaborate!

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Hi all! We are putting on a 3-day workshop for Google Certification. Scott Fernholz will be leading and he is unbelievably connected to all things Google! Please pass this along: June 18-20. See you there!

More summer events listed here - including any time learning!

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You’re invited.

We believe that coding is an essential skill for helping students thrive in a technology-driven future. Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths.

Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, the free comprehensive curriculum that makes it easy to teach coding to students from kindergarten to college. With teacher guides and lessons, you can introduce coding concepts visually on iPad in elementary school, move to writing code with the Swift Playgrounds app in middle school, and support students in building iOS apps on Mac with Xcode in high school and beyond. So whether your students are first-time coders or aspiring app developers, youʼll have all the tools you need to teach coding in your classroom.

In this workshop, you’ll:

Experience programming in Swift Playgrounds, a revolutionary app for iPad that makes getting started with coding fun and interactive.
Explore lesson plans and teacher guides designed to bring coding into the
K–8 classroom.
Hear about App Development with Swift, a high school and college curriculum for Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish.
Learn why Swift is the best language for teaching and learning coding, as
well as for developing powerful apps.

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Have you been putting your own professional development on the back-burner? Take advantage of this FREE event and be inspired by what your peers are doing around the state. All sessions are led by Wisconsin educators as they share their tips, tricks and usage of technology tools and resources in the learning environments. Register today for the WTI Spring Academic Forum.

Cost: FREE!!
Date: Saturday, May 5th
Location: Brown Deer Middle/High School
Agenda & Registration:

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Some of you came to the Digital Citizenship Workshop and are working on setting up a curriculum. Here is another resource for you!
Digital Literacy
Digital Literacy

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#ISTELitChat is happening this Monday, 3/26 8pm with guest moderator, Eric Curts on Tech Tools to Improve the Writing Process. Let's do it!

Eric is a Google Innovator and Trainer. He is the author of the blog and has been in education for 26 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives.​
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