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  • 1. October 2010 E-CONNECTINSIDE THIS ISSUE: Fall & Winter Professional Development Fall & Winter PD Sign up for fifteen hours to be eligible for one semester hour of credit. Sign up for thirty hours to be eligible for two semester hours of credit. Credit is available from Lourdes College for BIG Tech Pak $200/credit hour. Call 419-380-4633 for more information. Imagination Station SESSION PRICING & DESCRIPTIONS can be found at www.wgte.org/education Toledo Museum of Art FREETech4Teachers.com Single Session PD SMART Board Basics Session Date: Tuesday, November 9, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fees: Members: $70, Basic or Non-Members: $100 SMART Board Intermediate Session Date: Tuesday, October 19, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fees: Members: $70, Basic or Non-Members: $100 Mimio Basics Session Date: Tuesday, November 23, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fees: Members: $70, Basic or Non-Members: $100 What’s the Hype about Skype? Session Date: Monday, October 4, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fees: Members: $45, Basic or Non-Members: $60 Series Based PD More contact hours, more learning…one low price! Google Apps Series: 6 contact hours Google Docs & Forms: Tuesday, November 30, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. iGoogle & Google Reader: Tuesday, December 7, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Google Calendar & other Google Tools: Tuesday, December 14, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fees: Members: $100, Basic or Non-Members: $130 Tech21 Series: 12 contact hours Learn how technology can promote the integration of 21st century skills in your classroom. All participants receive a FlipVideo Camera! Session I: Monday, October 25, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m. Session II: Monday, November 1, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m. Session III: Monday, November 8, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m. Session IV: Monday, November 15, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m. Fees: Members: $199, Basic or Non-Members: $285
  • 2. Administrators Series: 6 contact hours includes iPod Touch 32GB + iTunes Gift Card Google Docs: Monday, November 29, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00p.m. iPod Touch: Monday, December 6, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00p.m. Skype: Monday, December 13, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00p.m. Fees: Special Rate! Members, Basic or Non-Members: $450 Personal Learning Network Series: 5 contact hours Session I: Tuesday, October 26, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Session II: Tuesday, November 2, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Fees: Members: $100, Basic or Non-Members: $130Participate in our online poll andautomatically be entered into a drawingto win an iPod Shuffle or a voucher Tech, Learn, Go! Technology + Professional Developmenttowards professional development atWGTE. (Restrictions apply) Just visit Introduction to iPod Touchwww.wgte.org/education and click on All participants receive a 32GB iPod Touchthe ERC Survey banner. Session Date: Monday, November 22, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fees: Members: $420 Basic or Non-Members: $600 Introduction to iPad All participants receive a 16 GB iPad Session Date: Thursday, November 18, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fees: Members: $695, Basic or Non-Members: $795 PD via Distance Learning Technology Snapshots 8:00 a.m. Videoconferencing; 3:30 p.m. Webinar via Elluminate Session Dates: Creativity with Photsharing:Picasa: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Critical Thinking with Mobile Technologies: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 Second Semester topics/dates TBA Fees: Price Per Session Comprehensive Members: Free (one site per topic), Basic or Non- Members: $75 per site (unlimited participants)
  • 3. Page 3 E-CONNECT WGTE BIG Tech Pak Cutting Edge Technology + High Quality Professional Development Schedule a session for August or September to provide your teachers with the knowledge and tools to create active, technology-rich environments for the 2010-2011 school year. Intro to Flip Video Class set of 15 Flip Ultra video cameras $2,200 Includes one, three-hour training session for three participants. Please add $25 for each additional participant. SMART Response PE Clickers Class set of 24 response clickers $2,099; Class set of 32 response clickers $2,499 Includes one, three-hour training session for three participants. Please add $25 for each additional participant. Intro to Elmo Document Camera Two (2) Elmo Document Cameras $1,600 Includes one, three-hour training session for two participants. Please add $25 for each additional participant. Intro to the Aver Document Camera Two (2) Aver Media CP Series Document Cameras $1,350 Includes one, three-hour training session for two participants. Please add $25 for each additional participant. iPod Touch Four (4) 32GB iPod Touch $1,650 Includes one, three-hour training session for three participants and iTunes gift cards. Please add $25 for each additional participant. Introduction to Mimio with the NEW Wireless Mimio Teach Special Rate! Get the NEW wireless Mimio Teach for the same price as the Mimio Xi model…but for a limited time only! Contact the ERC no later than October 15 to schedule a session. Includes one (1) Mimio Teach + one (1) Mimio Xi Interactive $1,350 Includes one, three-hour training session for three participants. Please add $25 for each additional participant. How can your school pay for these technology programs? Use Title I Part A Funds, Title III Funds, Permanent Improvement Funds and/or Equipment Funds to support these technology integration programs!
  • 4. E-CONNECTRegister Now for Museum ToursTMA student tours are open for registration! In addition to popular favorites, this year’slineup includes tours related to special exhibitions such as “The Egypt Experience” andshows featuring works by Francisco Botero and Aminah Robinson. All tours are aligned withOhio Academic Content Standards.Registering is easy with a new online registration form. You can also download theelementary and secondary brochures and request bus subsidies attoledomuseum.org/learn/tours. TMAs Resource Center for Educators provides materials forpre- and post-visit activities.For more information or to be added to the annual mailing list, contact Rachel atrbiel@toledomuseum.org or 419-254-5772. WGTE Public Media 1270 S. Detroit Ave. Toledo, Ohio 43614 Phone: 419.380.4633 Fax: 419.380.4710 E-mail: erc@wgte.orgLittle Scientists Week, November 9-12, is special week of out-of-this-world discovery for ourlittlest explorers, kindergarten age and under. This years theme - Little Astronauts, BigUniverse - will feature a series of activity tables where kids can make their own rockets andconstellation viewers, try astronaut ice cream, and take a trip inside our portable planetarium,among several others. Theyll be treated to stories about space travel and exploration andthen follow it up with activities that reinforce what they have just learned. This week isdesigned to empower children to reach for the stars and get them dreaming about what theymight one day become. Imagination Station is currently hosting the traveling exhibitionHubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe, through mid-January 2012. Thisvisually stimulating exhibition celebrates the achievements of NASAs Hubble Space www.wgte.orgTelescope by magnificently displaying and describing the wonders of the night sky.
  • 5. FREETech4Teachers.comThe weeks news in Rap. Free data sets. A quiz on "What Founder Are You? The latest news onGoogle Docs. All this and more can be found at Free Technology for Teachers.Not only does this blog keep you up to date on classroom technology, the author, Richard Byrne,always includes a paragraph on educational applications for the tools mentioned.He also has "free" resource guides on "How to Do 11 Techy Things", "Making Videos on theWeb", "Beyond Google" and more.Richard Byrne, a US history teacher in Maine, created his blog to share information about the freeresources that teachers can use in their classrooms. Free Technology for Teachers was awardedboth the "Best Resource Sharing Blog" and the "Best Individual Blog" in 2009 by Edublogs.Free Technology for Teachers, http://www.freetech4teachers.com/