Alternate reality games (ARGs) are a flexible, modular, and scalable approach to game creation that can be brought into nearly every classroom, regardless of content area. Using the world around your students - both physical and digital - you can turn the mundane into exciting. The unique draw of ARGs is that since they use real world systems like email, websites, and the physical space available to you, it does not require expert design skills to create and it only takes curiosity to play.
The webinar will go over the basics of why game based learning is a best practice for 21st century education, the core philosophy of ARGs, and an in-depth example of how an ARG was designed and executed to teach high school students about online privacy, cybersecurity, digital citizenship, and research skills. It will then supply some first steps and resources that should help get interested teachers started on making their own ARG experiences.
Do you embrace the effective integration of educational technology and also take the next step, innovating with new technology tools and resources in the ever-changing landscape of today’s educational environment? If so, wouldn’t it be nice to be acknowledged, celebrated and supported in your growth in technology integration, collaboration and leadership while giving back to your educational community? Here’s your chance!
Ask your principal to recognize your outstanding classroom technology innovation through the Keystone Technology Innovators program. PAECT, in partnership with Eduspire, continues this program in 2019. Every building principal in the state may nominate ONE individual from his/her school that innovatives with technology in the classroom.
Building principals can nominate a Keystone by going to www.keystonespa.org/, clicking on the NOMINATE button, and completing a simple online form that takes only a few minutes to complete. That’s it!
Once nominated by his/her principal, the teacher will automatically become a Keystone Technology Innovator and will join a strong community of innovators, sharing resources and collaborating on ideas in innovating teaching practice. Nominees will be Keystones and part of this network for the entire length of their careers and earn a chance to be recognized as 1 of the 100 “Keystone Technology STARS” in PA.
Keystone STARs will be invited to a state-level summit conference to be held on the campus of Shippensburg University this summer; the only cost will be a $100 event fee. Keystone STARs attending the summit will gain access to an optional three-credit graduate level course tailored for Keystones and offered through an Eduspire / Wilson College collaboration.
PAECT has partnered with official ISTE Certification Authorized Provider, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 to offer the ISTE Certification. LIU12 is currently the only CAP offering the opportunity for 3 graduate credits as you complete the certification!
The ISTE Certification for Educators is a rigorous professional certification for ambitious educators and coaches ready for the challenge. Using a hybrid model encompassing both face to face and online learning components, candidate educators will complete approximately 30 hours of instruction and activities before assembling their eportfolio for review by the ISTE Certification review team.
Are you ready to be an ISTE Certified Educator?
To be successful in this program we believe it is important to consider these questions.
Opportunity to earn three graduate level credits.
Click here for more information and registration.
Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator
Upcoming ISTE Certification events
January 30 & 31, New Oxford, PA, contact Ben Smith for information
March 30 & 31, Allentown, PA, contact Sara Heintzelman for information
Join us to move beyond the Hour of Code with Let's Code on December 11th from 4-5pm for an interactive Zoom webinar. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/paectletscode.
For more resources and opportunities to learn from expert voices, view the attached PDF.
2018 HOC Expert Voices.pdf
Are your slides stagnant or do they leave your audience spellbound and eager to share? Join in this fast-paced session with Lisa Johnson to level up how you communicate with visuals and your own content. We will blend research-based strategies, tips for organizing content, designing slides (including theme, template, and layout), purposefully using images, color, and data, and delivering memorable presentations.
December 17th, 2018 7-8pm
Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/PAECTSlides18
We are excited to announce the PAECT Educational Technology Grant! Please click here to learn more about the grant requirements and submit your application. Applications are due by December 10th, 2018.
We look forward to receiving your application!
We invite PAECT members to take part in the Race of the Regions, a race series set to take place in face-to-face and virtual competitions! Participants will register with their PAECT region so they can compete individually as well as a region team. The purpose of the race series is to promote general health and well-being while connecting members and promoting professional development offerings. For more information, visit our website at https://sites.google.com/paect.org/raceoftheregions.
Start collecting miles now through February 1st! More information will be sent to you after you register about how to log your miles.
Register here: https://www.paect.org/event-3127406?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=11/13/2018
PA Student INVENTION CONVENTION (Grades 5-12)
A celebration of invention, innovation, authentic learning, and 21st Century Skills
Who: Students in grades 5 -12 from public schools, non-public schools, charter schools, and home schools.
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2018
Registration & Rules: www.PA-InventionConvention.org
Join us on Twitter September 24 through October 18th . Each Monday at 5:00 pm a new prompt will be posed to the group. You have until the following week to complete the prompt provided. Please respond and join in on the conversation using #EduMagic.
Check this out for more information!
Join us for BYI: Bring Your Ideas Shareout, a virtual evening of sharing ideas!
All who attend and stay the duration will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Visit https://tinyurl.com/PAECTBYI to register.
PAECT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.