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Happy New Year PACE Message

12 Jan

Good afternoon,

I trust everyone is staying warm and dry.  This past weekend was definitely cold, and I truly felt like the picture of the M & M someone shared with me.  Red had icicles dripping from it.

Due to a high enrollment demand for COOL sessions, we are opening more COOL sessions later this spring.  The next offerings will begin April 6 and end May 24.  This will ensure anyone needing endorsement before June 30 has one final opportunity.  Please enroll ASAP because these sessions will fill quickly.  Here is the link to begin watching for the new professional learning sessions.

https://www.rcu.msstate.edu/ProfessionalLearning/AvailableProfessionalLearning.aspx

A call for proposals was sent for people to present at this summer’s MS ACTE conference.  We want this conference to showcase the talents of our state’s exceptional teachers – YOU.  If you are interested in presenting at this conference, please do so by using information found at the following link.

https://www.rcu.msstate.edu/MDE/MSACTE.aspx

Engineering instructors may find this helpful.  Vernier Software and Technology has a contest recognizing STEM teachers incorporating innovative teaching strategies in the classroom using Vernier sensors.  If you have an idea that you believe is award winning, go to this website for more details on how to submit your idea and receive a $5,500 prize.  http://www.vernier.com/grants/engineering

There were many new apps created and made available in 2014.  Information for four notable ones are listed below.  Check them out.  You are sure to see at least one that would be of interest and engaging to students.

Been for Education – This is a site for social learning.  It allows teachers and students to surf the Internet and collaborate.  You can create a safe site and manage student accounts.  https://beenpod.com/edu

We all know students love games.  Try Pixel Press Floors allows students to create a game using their own drawings.  It is an iOS app.  Check it out at http://projectpixelpress.com/floors/.

If you are having difficulty showing videos from YouTube, try Glean.  This site has videos on math and science topics. You can find information on algebra, geometry, calculus, biology, chemistry, physics, and organic chemistry.   https://glean.co/

TeleStory is an app for digital storytelling.  Students create their own TV show and star in it.  Think of the possibilities!  Here is the link.

http://launchpadtoys.com/blog/2014/10/create-your-own-tv-shows-with-telestory/

Remember to contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@rcu.msstate.edu if you have any questions regarding MyPLC or Canvas.  You may also call 662-325-2510.  We are happy to help you.

Have a great day!

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