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    Locating Professional Development
     

    Check a variety of professional development sources periodically to see if new opportunities are available.  Suggested sites:

    ·         District PD Calendar

    ·         Grade Level Meetings for Math , ELA and Social Studies Quarterly

    ·          Two Rivers http://tworivers.pdaonline.org/WorkshopQuery.php

    ·         ISBE    http://www.isbe.state.il.us/teachers1.htm

    ·          IAGC    http://www.iagcgifted.org/professional-development.html

    ·          NAGC    http://www.nagc.org/nagcconvention.aspx

    ·         Illinois Curriculum Revitalization               http://www.ilcte.org/

       

    IMPORTANT ISBE Updates
    http://www.ilclassroomsinaction.org/ 
    a new link unveiled to share and organize important tools and resources needed to implement the New Illinois Learning Standards
     

     

     
    Instructional Technology Department

     http://www.psd150.org/domain/27 

     The district's Instructional Technology department

     

     

     

      Google

     http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/education/

     Free Web-based email, calendar & documents for collaborative study anytime, anywhere.

     

    Vimeo

    http://www.vimeo.com/psd150

     Vimeo makes it easy to upload the videos you take. We support many different kinds of file formats, including HD, and give you great tools so you can make sure your videos look amazing.

     

     Everfi

    http://www.everfi.com/

    EverFi is focused on teaching, assessing, badging, and certifying students in critical skills.

     
    Prezi

    http://prezi.com/

    Prezi is a presentation tool that helps you organize and share your ideas.     

     
    Easy CBM
     


    This is an enhanced district assessment system designed by researchers at the University of Oregon as an integral part of an RTI (Response to Intervention) model. Distributed exclusively by Riverside, it provides school districts, administrators, and teachers with a full suite of assessment and reporting options, offering a complete solution at every tier of the RTI process. 

     

     

    Other links

     

     http://animoto.com/

    Can be used to transform photos, video clips, and music into video.

     

    http://www.apple.com/education/resources/

    Explore a collection of Apple video tutorials, classroom guides, and web pages for educators.

     

     http://www.blackboard.com/

     Blackboard can help you transform the educational experience within every step of the student lifecycle.

      

    http://www.instructure.com/

     Canvas is designed to help you, as a teacher, transform learning.

     

    http://www.classdojo.com/

    ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behavior in their K-8 classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators.

     

    https://www.diigo.com/

    Collect and highlight and then remember.

      

    http://www.edmodo.com/

     Edmodo provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications. The goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.

     

    http://ed.ted.com/

     Use engaging videos to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.

      

    http://www.epals.com/

    Collaborate on projects with classrooms from around the world. 

     

    http://edu.glogster.com/

     Creatively express your knowledge and skills through interactive posters, class projects, and much more.

     

     http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/

     The IRIS Center is a national center that aims to provide high-quality resources and professional development providers about students with disabilities.

     

    https://moodle.org/

     Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites. It is a global development project designed to support a social constructionist framework of education. It is a free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.

     

    http://www.mycaert.com/

    MYCaert provides teachers with an integrated online system to plan, document, deliver, and assess Career & Technical Education instruction. It not only allows access to a complete selection of instructional components, but also serves as a classroom organizational and management tool.

      

    http://www.openclass.com/

     OpenClass is an amazing learning environment that’s open, easy, and completely free. Discover how OpenClass is helping educators and institutions deliver effective, interactive learning experiences to students everywhere.

     

       http://new.schoolnotes.com/

     SchoolNotes provides teachers with a virtual environment, giving the ability to post classroom or school oriented information.

      

    http://www.showme.com/

     Voice-Over whiteboard tutorials to share on-line. The easiest way to create and share lessons on the i-Pad.

     

    http://www.spellingcity.com/

     This is a program where students can practice spelling words.

      

    http://www.socrative.com/

     Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

      

    http://www.symbaloo.com/

    Organize and share the best of the web with your students.

     

    http://www.tiki-toki.com/

    Tiki-Toki is web-based software for creating beautiful interactive timelines that you can share on the Internet.

     

    http://wallwisher.com/wall/1rbmyjr47x

    We give you a blank page (a wall). You put anything you want on it, anywhere. Simple, yet powerful.

     

    http://www.wikispaces.com/

     A wiki is a space on the Web where you can share work and ideas, pictures and links, videos and media, and anything else you can think of. Wikispaces is special because we give you a visual editor and a bunch of other tools to make sharing all kinds of content as easy for students as it is for their teachers.

     

    http://www.cast.org/learningtools/index.html

    Universal Design for Learning provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.