Implement 21st Century Skills Using Infographics: Infographics, or visual representations of information, data, or knowledge, are a unique way for students to discover new ideas and enhance critical thinking skills. We will explore already created infographics that can be used in your classroom to discuss topics and increase visual and information literacy skills.
Just a Click Away - Free Online Tools to Enhance Instruction: The Internet is rich with hidden treasures that can transform classroom instruction if only educators had time to find them. Explore free tools to support inquiry-based instruction, conceptual understanding, cross-curricular connections, and collaboration at your convenience.
Contact the presenter: Lisa M. Amerson - Lisa.Amerson@dpi.nc.gov


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Standard IIId: Teachers know the content they teach: Teachers make instruction relevant to students.

Standard IV: Teachers facilitate learning for their students:
IVc: Teachers use a variety of instructional methods.
IVd: Teachers integrate and utilize technology in their instruction.
IVe: Teachers help students develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
IVg: Teachers communicate effectively.
IVh: Teachers use a variety of methods to assess what each student has learned.

Standard Vb: Teachers reflect on their practice: Teachers link professional growth to their professional goals.

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Standard Ib: Leading Change: The principal/assistant principal articulates a vision, and implementation strategies, for improvements and changes which result in improved achievement for all students.

Standard IIa: Focus on Learning and Teaching, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: The principal/assistant principal leads the discussion about standards for curriculum, instruction, and assessment on research and best practices in order to establish and achieve high expectations for students.

Standard Vc: Systematic Communication: The principal/assistant principal designs and utilizes various forms of formal and informal communication so that the focus of the school can be on improved student achievement.

Agenda for PTEC Summer Symposium - July 30, 2013

Time
Activities
Learning Target
15 minutes................
Welcome, Standards, Reflection, and Overview .....................................
Reflection
In this part of the session, I can:
  • Access the website where today's materials are housed.
  • Meet the presenter.
  • Reflect on technology use.
5 minutes
What is an Infographic?
In this part of the session, I can:
  • Describe an infographic.
15 minutes
Exploring Infographics
In this part of the session, I can:
  • Explore existing infographics.
  • Understand how infographics demonstrate 21st Century skills.
  • Brainstorm and share ways infographics can be used in the classroom.
5 minutes
Using Infographics as Assessment
In this part of the session, I can:
  • Explain the parts of an infographic.
  • Describe the steps for creating an infographic.
10 minutes
Explore Online Tools Together
In this part of the session, I can:
  • Learn how to use an online infographic creation tool.
  • Overview additional online tools that support 21st Century skills.
25 minutes
Explore Online Tools on your Own
In this part of the session, I can:
  • Explore tools I want to know more about while facilitators are present to support me.
5 minutes
Evaluation
In this part of the session, I can:
  • Provide feedback to the presenter.
For Reference
Create an Infographic
Overview of TPACK
Use the references to:
  • Learn how to use online infographic creation tools.
  • Use an online tool to begin creating an infographic.
  • Understand TPACK and its relationship to the 21st Century Classroom.

“The resources provided during the course of this NCDPI training have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing resources available, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during this training."