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Volume 21, Issue 23
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Teachers: Participate to Win an iPad!

This year's CPSB Tech Showcase featuring Brentwood Elementary, St. John Elementary, and Washington-Marion High is an all-virtual experience. Showcase teachers, selected by school administrators, have been provided with technology, training, and support from the CPSB Technology Department. Each teacher will be showcased virtually.to share and demonstrate the ways in which technology has been integrated in their classrooms. This virtual experience for participants is comprised of two parts.

 

1. Visit the Tech Showcase Teacher sites, available beginning on May 11, 2021, at 8:00 AM. The teacher sites will include ideas, videos, and examples of technology to support teaching and learning. After visiting the sites and considering how the ideas could be applied in your own classroom, teachers can submit the Tech Showcase Scavenger Hunt form which opens on May 11th at 8:00 AM and closes on May 13th at 8:00PM.

 

2. Register to attend the entirety of a LIVE Teams Meeting featuring the showcase teachers on Thursday, May 13th at 3:30PM-4:30PM when they'll be available for questions. One Tech Point will be awarded for attending.

 

All CPSB teachers who complete the Tech Showcase Scavenger Hunt AND attend the LIVE Meeting will be included in a drawing for an iPad! While only CPSB classroom teachers are eligible for the prize, everyone is invited to visit the Showcase Teacher sites once they open. Don't wait to register for the Tech Showcase LIVE Teams Meeting - space is limited. Visit www.cpsb.org/techclasses to register today!

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Canvas Training for Teachers

Beginning in June, CPSB teachers will have the opportunity to get a jump start with integrating Canvas as the learning management system (LMS) to support their classrooms. Each school has been scheduled a designated time slot for a face-to-face 1.5 hour introductory training session. Sessions will be held at the Technology Training Center located at 1732 Kirkman Street in Lake Charles and at T&I located at 736 College Street in Lake Charles. Session times and locations vary. Click on this Canvas Training PDF to find the date of your school training.  Larger schools have been given two time slots.

 

Register at Tech Classes by going to www.cpsb.org/techclasses and sign in with your CPSB username (firstname.lastname) and CPSB password. Once signed in, click on Tech Class Calendar which is located on the left side of the window. Click the arrow to move to the month of June. Locate the date of your school's training and click to see all events. Click on the; Register button located in the bottom right. If you are unable to attend the training that has been scheduled for your school additional opportunities for Canvas training will be scheduled.

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Sphero's Free STEM Funding Webinar

Finding funding for STEM and computer science can be challenging but rewarding if you know where to look and how to apply. In a 45-minute webinar provided by Sphero scheduled for Tuesday, May 11th at 4:00PM, participants can learn from Teacher & Gifted-Enrichment Specialist, Marilyn Williams, and Coordinator of Innovative Programs, Maria Duel, who have in-depth insight on the types of STEM funding available and how to get it. Their goal is to empower educators with the knowledge to better equip classrooms with the tools needed to help students succeed. One live participant will be selected to win a Sphero BOLT. Register today by clicking HERE!

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Upcoming Tech Classes

Teachers can earn Tech Points by participating in CPSB Tech Classes. Tech Points can be traded for classroom technology including projectors, iPads, laptops, and Promethean boards. Here's a list of the upcoming classes. Visit the Tech Classes site to sign in with your CPSB credentials to view the entire schedule and to register for webinars and online courses.

 

Untethered: Promethean ActivPanel with ActivConnect G or OPS-G (webinar)

Thursday, May 6th at 3:30PM-4:30PM

 

Teaching with Tech Book Club: Tasks Before Apps (webinar)

Thursday, May 20th with a virtual kick-off at 3:30PM (virtual meetings for kick-off and closing + 2 weeks online)

 

Hovercam Pilot (webinar)

Thursday, May 20th at 3:30PM - 4:30PM

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