Category: Announcements

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Two New Episodes of The New Tools!

We just posted our latest edition of The New Tools, an episode in which we meet our new Tech TOSA, Valerie Buck, discuss ensuring equity with BYOD and how tech can support diversity. Check out the show notes here. As a bonus, we also recorded an episode while we were down at the IntegratED Conference ...

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The New Tools: Learning New Tech & Digital Tools for Formative Assessment

We’re back! A new episode of The New Tools is up and this fortnight we’re exploring how to go about learning to use new tech. We also invited Kris Coleman, a PE teacher at Creekside Elementary, to join our discussion of digital tools that can support and improve formative assessment. For more information and links ...

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How ITP Chooses Participants

  ITP Application Process from Tech Tosa ITP applications are due in less then a week. If you are one of the many people preparing your application, you might be wondering how we fill the 25 spots for each session. The video above explains that process. Check it out. Applications are due by 11:59 PM ...

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Winter Tech Series

We are excited to announce the dates and topics for our Winter Tech Series. This winter we will be offering classes on Office 365, Padlet and Twitter. Read below for all the details. OneDrive & OneNote with Office365 January 30  8 AM – 12:15 PM Pacific Cascade Middle School – Room 1008 Learn how to ...

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Calling all ITP Alumni!

Do you wish you had a support network that serves as a source of motivation and ideas on how to integrate technology into your classroom? Do you want a way to reconnect with members of your cohort? Have a great idea you think others could use? Due to popular demand, there is now a site for current and ...

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Renewing your Teaching Cert?

Did you know that OSPI has released new STEM requirements for renewing your teaching certifications?  Soon, OSPI will require that certain teachers participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) professional development as part of the renewal process. WHO does it affect?  Teachers with the following endorsements. Elementary Education (K-8) endorsement Early Childhood Education (P-3) endorsement Mathematics ...

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Tech Hours Tracker

Have you ever shown up to a tech training and been unsure whether to sign the pink or the blue comp form? With all the ways to access dollars for tech training, it’s a complicated question to be sure. To help make sure you get paid and hopefully avoid extra paper work, you can always ...

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The New Tools: New Tech and iPads

We just finished another episode of The New Tools. This week Josh, Tricia and Carrie discuss how they go about finding and learning about new technology. Then during Application Time, they take turns discussing how iPads can be used by teachers and students to improve and support learning. For more information and links to apps ...

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ITP dates set

All the dates for ITP have been set. Participation in ITP is a year long commitment, so we want participants to know ahead of time what the dates are and hope this will help you plan. During the summer, participants will stay at the Sleeping Lady in Leavenworth, from Sunday afternoon through Thursday morning. There ...

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Ed Tech is podcasting now

Your Tech TOSAs have decided to join the podcasting world, and use it as an opportunity to discuss all things educational technology related. We’re calling it The New Tools and our first episode is up now, and ready for you to listen to. In this episode we discuss our first Aha Moments with technology in ...