TASA Presents a Special Learning Opportunity …
In March 2013, TASA launched TASA on iTunes U®, providing course content for classroom teachers in mathematics, science, social studies, and English language arts. Fifty-eight teachers from 14 school districts formed teams that selected content for 18 high school courses in the four core subject areas. Their goal was to collect interactive, online content for high-priority, essential learning standards. The site provides course resource collections—fully aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The content—created by teachers for teachers—is being used in classrooms both in and out of Texas, fostering creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills in an engaging, digitally rich learning environment.
Now your district staff can gain hands-on experience in creating, distributing, and using digital content through TASA's Digital Content Leadership Academies. The academies, taking place in several regions of the state, are designed to expand the state's cadre of teachers and content experts proficient in digital content creation. Attendees will walk through the basics of successful digital content implementation and build actual TASA on iTunes U® resource collections.
Bring Your Team
District teams should include the superintendent, chief academic officer, and classroom teachers.
Agenda 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Check In 9 a.m. Laying the Foundation for Successful Digital Content Implementation 10 a.m. Highlights from TASA on iTunes U® Project 11 a.m. 1:1 Implementation (superintendents and CAOs)
Hands On: Building iTunes Courses (teachers)
Noon Lunch Provided Onsite (all attendees invited) 12:30 p.m. Hands On: Building iTunes Courses* (continued) 3:30 p.m. Dismiss
*Superintendents and CAOs are welcome to stay as observers for the afternoon session.
The registration fee of $125 per district includes up to six individuals. Each attendee is expected to bring an iPad. Teachers participating in the hands-on portion of the academy should also bring a laptop with Safari 5.5.1, Chrome v.28 or later, or Firefox v.12 or later. Loaner MacBook Airs will be available if requested in advance. (NOTE: Attendees should also know their Apple ID and password.)
Register Online. Don't delay! Academies have limited seating and will fill quickly!
Dates and Locations
Session Rescheduled!May 2, 2014 — Bullard ISD
November 5, 2013 — Mansfield ISD
November 12, 2013 — Deer Park ISD
December 3, 2013 — Frisco ISD
December 9, 2013 — Eanes ISD
January 15, 2014 — Edinburg CISD
February 20, 2014 — Frenship ISD
February 26, 2014 — El Paso ISDApril 7, 2014 — White Settlement ISDApril 15, 2014 — ESC Region 15