TxDLA FREE K-12 Virtual Learning Camp 

August 20, 2020
10:00 am to 3:00 pm Central Time

Includes Free TxDLA Membership ($35 value) through March 31, 2021 for K-12 (including ESC's) Staff ONLY

TxDLA has designed a special training opportunity specifically for K-12 staff including administrators and teachers. The Virtual Learning Camp will offer tools and best practices for teaching in a remote or virtual environment.

Sessions Include:

Intrepid: Connecting with Students Through Technology, presented by Michael Bonner
10:00 - 10:30 am Central

Seen on The Ellen Show and NBC Nightly News, educator, speaker, and author Michael Bonner has taken to more than 100 education events to share his "lessons learned" from teaching in a Title I school with children that experience high levels of trauma and adverse situations. Magical things begin to happen when educators take the time to step out of the dark and utilize technology to enhance student learning. When Michael Bonner decided to take a chance on enhancing his students learning, it led to a lifetime experience that exposed his students to how big the world truly is. Unique computer programs have helped transform his pedagogy so students can become thought leaders and entrepreneurs.

Screen Capture Fun! Remote Engagement in a K-12 Environment
presented by Maria Collins, ESC Region 11
10:45 am - Noon Central
Join us for an engaging digital tools session all about screen capture. Participants will identify best practices of screencasting for instruction and engagement. You will also learn to create a screencast using Loom; Loom is free and fun. We can’t wait to see you online!

Engage By Design Lite: Best Practices for Remote Learning
presented by Charles Cooper and Shelly Shaw, ESC Region 11
12:30 - 1:45 pm Central
Join us to learn about delivering instruction by being immersed in the spectrum that encompasses face to face, blended, hybrid, and virtual online learning and the elements that make up that spectrum. Participants will experience best practices for this new way of teaching and walk away with tips, innovative ideas, and tools to immediately engage their audiences. You will also learn how to effectively use break out rooms and how to achieve higher results on Blooms.

Moving Texas K12 Online Learning Beyond the Pandemic
presented by Chris Bigenho, Ph.D., Director of Virtual Learning Academy, Lewisville ISD
2:00 - 3:00 pm Central
This session will start with the Here and Now. Why can we teach fully online now and not in the past? What is at stake and how can we better ensure success this year? What do the laws look like today and what can we do to facilitate change for children all across Texas. There is a lot at stake this year. What can we all do to ensure that Texas is prepared and ready to lead in the world of K-12 online learning?

Free on-Demand recording of the event will also available to any TxDLA member.

TxDLA is a State of Texas Continuing Professional Education Provider for K-12 educators and can provide the CPE number to participants upon completion of the event.