News You Can Use 6.2 April 24-28, 2017

Become an Apple Certified Teacher

You must bring your own iPad or be willing to complete the activities on your iPhone. Make sure you download Keynote, Pages & Numbers PRIOR to the session.

  • Add it to your Resume & IISD email signature
  • Learn more about tech integration into daily instruction
  • Collaborate with colleagues

Earn Required PD hours through Google Classroom. Below are 5 different classes that you can participate in and complete tasks online to earn an hour of PD for EACH class you complete. They will be available through Friday, May 5, 2017.

  • Exit Tickets Join Code: 30ezhd
  • Think-Pair-Share-Write Join Code: ge63n9g
  • 100% Join Code: fpb0f29
  • 7 Tips to Building a Language Rich Classroom Join Code: efx2z40
  • Using Social Media to Leverage Learning Join Code: dw2i7r6

Social Media PD

Click here to find out how to earn Required PD credit through Pinterest PD. And don't forget about the last Twitter Chat of the year: April 20th (Growth Mindset)

Out of District or Online Workshops

If you take out of district or online workshops, please e-mail a copy of your certificates and times/dates completed to Mickie Cox. These do not include the eCourses provided by Irving ISD. Those are already in Eduphoria. Certified Staff (classroom teachers and academic support): Hired prior to November 21, 2016 = 42 credits of 16-17 Required PD by May 19, 2017. Check your PD Portfolio: click on this link to see how many hours you have.

Broadcast Announcements Website Announcements

As the last six weeks of the school year are upon us, we also have many activities and items we need to broadcast. Therefore, I ask that you send in your announcements at least 1 day or 2 days prior to when you want them to air. We pre-record at 11:45am. You can send me the following:

  1. A written announcement of what you want the kids to say
  2. Video for a special announcement you want to show (no longer than 45 seconds).

Please send the following with your written announcement or video:

  • Date(s) you want it on broadcast
  • Do you want this displayed on the website and/or social media too?

Computer Lab

The computer lab is now available for you to use. However, we do ask that you respect the calendar and sign up via the calendar because it will be used for various classes and testing in the next 5 weeks of school. Click here for instructions to reserve the computer lab.


Created with images by Sean MacEntee - "ipad" • Wesley Fryer - "Intro to Google Classroom"

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