Washoe Country School District
21st Century Learning
Camp 21: 21st Century Learning Workshops
August 2013-May 2014
Camp 21 workshops will expose teachers to a variety of 21st century tools and resources that can be used in the classroom to increase student engagement, productivity, and learning. There will be several workshops offered each month in order to provide a variety of tools to support 21st century skills such as: communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Additional ideas will be presented which show how some tools can be used for informal assessments and productivity.
Each workshop consists of a 1 hour online webinar, 1 hour face-to-face hands-on in the lab, and 1 hour online homework assignment. Resource sharing and professional learning will be sustained in the Edmodo group throughout the camp and beyond. Details for each assignment will be provided at each workshop.
Contact: Terra Graves
21st Century Learning Academy for Teacher Leaders
The 21st Century Learning Academy for Teacher Leaders empowers schools to act systemically in their efforts to create engaging, student-centered learning environments in support of CCSS. School teams will dedicate themselves to two years of personalized professional development to build a plan for site-based implementation of 21st century skills. Teams will attend monthly workshops, implement leadership and coaching activities, and receive regular site consultations with the 21st Century Learning staff.
Contact: Robert Sidford
Clayton Pre-AP Academy
Spanish Springs HS
- Funding provided by the State Ed Tech Implementation grant 2011-2013
- Participants completed the first Nevada Pathway Project course, Integrating Technology into the Classroom, and applied for the technology packages. They also committed to completing two more online courses during the 2012-2013 school year.
- Kelly Crowley, Damonte Ranch HS
- Eric Eakin, Vaughn MS
- Paul Heller, Cold Springs MS
- Cathy Jacobson, Damonte Ranch HS
- Amee Lombardi, Damonte Ranch HS
- Rodger Moore, Wooster HS
- Items received
- Class set of iPads and syncing cart
- MacBook Pro laptop
- iTunes cards ($100) and Apple Volume Vouchers ($1000)
- 3-5 professional books on 21st century skills and tools
- Contact: Terra Graves
Nevada Pathway Project
In 2009, ARRA stimulus funds were used by a consortium of 120 teachers from all counties in Nevada. These funds provided equipment and stipends for participating in four online courses (the equivalent of 12 graduate credits) for two years. Teachers learned how to integrate 21st century skills and technology into their classrooms, and collaborated with other teachers statewide. This highly successful project left a legacy of four new online courses and many resources, including the "Wicked Cool" Document, Using Games and Simulations in the Classroom, and TPACK Lesson Plans for all four core content areas.
Interactive White Boards
MOODLE Learning Management System
MOODLE Learning Management System is our online course portal.
Anyone can create a MOODLE course for professional development
purposes OR to use with K-12 students. MOODLE training is available through the Inservice department.
Apple Podcast Server
In 2010, a cohort of teachers around WCSD were introduced to podcasting and invited to produce
podcasts for topics relevant to their current position.
This server is available to all WCSD teachers and staff to house their podcasts.
Funding provided by the State Ed Tech Implementation grant 2011-2013
provides the capability for point-to-point professional development
activities provided from central locations. Additionally, schools are developing the capacity
for using videoconferencing in their classrooms by making virtual connections with content
experts and motivational speakers, by making collaborative connections with other schools,
and by participating in virtual field trips.
Online Courseware for Students