Flipped PD Navigation

Video tutorials have been available to educators for many years. However, there is currently great momentum for using video resources for “flipped learning”. In the case of teacher professional development, there is great potential for “flipped” professional development, or Flipped PD. Conceptually, the ISD 477 Flipped PD would be a series of short videos (and some written content) created primarily by teachers and technology staff within the district.

Teachers, just like students, prefer watching a video or reading content created by someone they know. This is basic human nature. We need to feel a connection with our teachers and staff whether they are face-to-face or virtual. There are a variety of ways to use video and written content in a flipped PD environment. In addition to the typical how-to videos, we could create videos to showcase student projects, to share best practices, and to provide specific instruction on District or building tools and resources. Below is a navigation to District 477 Flipped PD content:

Flipped PD Tutorials

Blogger Tutorials 
Google Forms

How to update a Reading A-Z or RAZ-Kids ROSTER (South Elementary)

In order to update your Reading A-Z or RAZ-Kids class roster you will need your Username and Password.  Start by clicking one of the links below.



There are four ways you can Log In by entering your Username and Password...
1. click the green MEMBER login tab on the Reading A-Z home page
2. click the green TEACHER login tab on the Raz-Kids home page
3. click the TEACHER> menu tab
4. in the TEACHER USERNAME box type your user name

There are two ways you can find the class roster...
1. click the orange ROSTER tab (Raz-Kids)
2. click the blue Manage Students tab then select ROSTER (Reading A-Z)
You will now see your current class roster.

REMOVE students from last year by clicking the red x box for each child.  This process removes a student from your class list but does not delete them from the program.

Once your students from last year have been deleted you have two options.  You may TRANSTER students from the class they were in last year.  This is a great option because when you TRANSFER a student all of their previous data (reading level, past quiz scores, password, etc.) is also TRANSFERRED to your class.  You may also ADD A NEW STUDENT.  This feature creates a new student.  You will need to select a reading level (default reading level is aa) and assign a password for NEW STUDENTS.

In the roster area ...
-click >Transfer Students
-select the box in front of all of your students (students are listed by the teacher they had last year 2012-2013)

In the roster area...
-click >Add a New Student
-enter New Student information (First & Last Name, Reading Level, Enable Book Room or Raz Rocket, and select an Icon or create a Password)
*Note- Once done entering the New Student information don't forget to click ADD NEW to save the information.

ISTE 2013 video and webinars

These 2 links should get you to some great technology webinars and you tube videos from ISTE's National Conference...just in case you have some time on your hands. I think staff get overwhelmed if they open a list this long and may not watch any of them, but if you watch one and think it is great I would suggest sharing that one out to your full staff, one at a time, so they know we are looking for really good stuff that really pertains to them and not just sending them a ton of technology info. And expecting them to read or watch it all and teach themselves. ISTE Conference ISTE You Tube ISTE Wiki Webinars