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Edition 1.7                                          1/22/2019

Joke of the Week
Why do people say "break a leg" when you go on stage? 
Answer, in our next edition!

Announcements

                  
Click here for Complete PD Schedule & Registration

Have You Heard of Micro-Credentialing?

What is it? Learn More Here

Micro-credentials are competency-based, on-demand, personalized, and shareable. They empower educators to drive their professional learning and give administrators the tools they need to personalize learning for the educators and meet their broader goals.

 

How You Can Earn a Micro-Credential!

Earn a micro credential badges for your Educational Technology program you use and be recognized! The Compton Unified School District’s Educational Technology Department will be hosting a series of PD sessions that will prepare you and guide you through the micro credentialing process.

 

Benefits of Micro-Credential

  • Be recognized by industry leaders in Educational Technology such as Apple and Google.

  • Build your Resume with new skill sets.

  • Recognized by school leaders, principals and the Compton School Board.

  • Earn a Poster with your picture and credential list for your classroom.

  • Enhance your Blended Learning skills.

  • Add on your social media accounts, such as LinkedIn, digital resumes and ePortfolio.

  • Add to your email signature.

  • Be recognized as an Ed Tech Leader for your PLCs.

 

Micro Credentials being offered:

Ed Tech Resource of the Week:
Google Classroom


What is Google Classroom? 

Collect and assign digital content using Google Classroom by streamlining assignments, boosting collaboration, and foster seamless communication to make teaching more productive and meaningful.

Updates

  • New look—Fresh new design and lots of new themes.
  • Drag-and-drop classwork—Quickly organize entire topics or individual posts on the Classwork page.
  • Quickly see and share a class code—Class codes now at the top of the Stream page for each class.
  • Swipe for options—Quickly delete or edit posts by swiping left on your mobile screen (iOS only).
Click here for Tutorial and Support Page
Blended Learning Resources:
Edpuzzle

Pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students' understanding. Know if your students are watching your videos, how many times per section and if they're understanding the content
Click here to learn more and log in to Edpuzzle
CUSD Blended Learning Toolkits:

Tweet of the Week 

Tweet us using #comptonedtech
If selected, you will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!
Digital Promise is...
Inviting League teachers to contribute to the Challenge Map 2.0!
Selected teachers (as well as counselors, coaches, and other student-facing staff) will participate in 20-minute interviews about challenge topics andreceive a $15 Amazon gift card as a thank you for their time.

Share this quick interest form (or send it to your principals to share) with your teachers, coaches, and school staff. Participants from a range of districts based on their interview availability. Don’t miss the opportunity for your district teachers to shape the Challenge Map!
Cue the lights! Cue the music! Picademy is kicking off another summer in North America. Please consider joining this free computer science and digital making professional development program!

Do you know someone who would love Picademy? Help us spread the word! 
Retweet the Picademy application  
Forward this email to at least two friends or colleagues 
Share the Picademy flyer with your educator networks 
Thank you for helping grow the Raspberry Pi Certified Educator community. 
 
Interested Educators Apply Now!
Click here for 1:1 Coaching Request
Last Edition Joke of the Week
Why does everybody like Frosty the Snowman? 
Answer: Because he is so cool!
Compton Unified School District
Department of Educational Technology

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