Tuesday, April 30, 2013

2013 Inspired Learning Conference

The 2013 Inspired Learning Conference went off without a hitch.  Over one hundred educators from Littleton Public Schools and surrounding districts came on a beautiful Saturday to learn and share more about how technology can enhance/extend content.


Presentations ranged from using Google Sites to improve parent communication to Flipping the Classroom, Edmodo, iPads, Pinterest and many more.  Sessions focused on how technology increases audience, collaboration, feedback, and the use of multiple modalities to reach all learners.

Inspired Learning Cohort 2012- 2013

The majority of our presenters came from our Inspired Learning Cohort from the 2012-2013 school year.  These teachers came from 3rd-12th grade classrooms and taught science or social studies.  Their year cohort involved 45+ hours collaborating with their peers, reflecting on blogs and increasing their integration of technology where it added value to the content standards.

Thank you to:
LPS Foundation: Beth Best and Linda Hasting for welcoming our Inspired Learning Conference attendees and presenters.  We are lucky to have them in our LPS community.  Their commitment to students and teachers in Littleton Public Schools is invaluable.

Presenters: We are continually impressed with the professionalism of our teachers.  Taking time on the weekend to come and share your expertise and knowledge is exceptional.

Backchannel Moderators: Thank you to Tammy Falcone and Melissa Toland for moderating our CoverIt Live backchannel during the conference.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Innovation Avenue

Innovation Avenue - April 6th, 2013   @ Denver Marriot Tech Center

Innovation Avenue is Littleton’s yearly event during our LPS Foundation Silent Auction that precedes the Spirit Dinner.
The Spirit dinner is LPS Foundations big fundraiser of the year.  

LPS Foundation Article: Spirit Celebration Success

Innovation Avenue 2013 was another amazing year of Littleton students and teachers.  Nearly 100 students and teachers proudly showcased their use of technology in classrooms.

Second graders confidently walking the crowd showing off their Pen Pal project using Google Docs with kids from other LPS schools. As well as iPad apps and resources that support their learning goals.

Upper elementary showing off their robotics, blogging and flipping of the classroom.  

Middle school showcasing Google Maps integration with their literature studies as well as digital portfolios embedding with student photos using Picasa.

High Schools all impressed with their tech ed departments, iPad integration, 21st Century writing in language arts and much more.

A wonderful night for Littleton Public Schools.  We again thank all of our students and teachers for their time and sharing of their expertise.

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