Learning Edge November 2018 #2

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Anybody Can Code! Join the 2018 Hour of Code

It’s not too late to plan for the 2018 Hour of Code. Inspire students to try Computer Science. Here are  resources to help you plan :

Free downloadable posters – Hang these in your school!
Computer Science Ed Week
CS Unplugged  –  CS without computers
Code Academy
Code Next
Beginners Guide to Hour of Code

Follow @TeachCode on Twitter, catch up on Code.org news, and read their community blog for updates any CS teacher can use. In addition, the forum is a great place to search for resources, post your questions, and stay connected with the national community of Code.org educators.


G Suite Accessibility – Closed Captions in Google Slides

Last month, Google rolled out automated closed captions for Google Slides. By turning on automatic captions, you can now display your words in real time while you present with Google Slides. The developers explain in their latest blog post at What’s That You Say?

Additional digital learning resources can be found at CVL  Digital Literacy

InnEdCO 2019 Proposals   – Due December 10, 2018

All sessions proposed by Educators and Students are guaranteed to be a part of the 2019 conference! There will be no selection process to intimidate or “weed out” less experienced presenters.  Submit your proposal now! Get started with your Session Planning Process here.

Monthly Reminder – Register now for the Best Educator Social PD in Colorado!

Join one or both  #COllapporative opportunities for networking and learning!   Meeting dates are below along with links to register.  Visit #COllapporative  for more information to join the learning and fun. We will be exploring everything Computer Science at the upcoming meetings!

November  27, Denver Tech Center

December 4th – Odyssey Elementary, Colorado Springs


Join the CS for All Community

CS for All is a virtual community of practice, welcoming all teachers from PreK through high school who are interested in teaching computer science. Sign up for their newsletter for a plethora of resources and information.

Looking for Previous Learning Edge Newsletters?

September 2018 
October 2018 #1
October 2018 #2
November 2018 #1

Implementing the 2020 Colorado Standards

The Office of Standards and Instructional Support has created a professional development opportunity to help classroom teachers and specialists transition to the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards.
Want to know more? Checkout –  CDE’s Professional Learning Modules and the Standards and Instructional Support Newsletters 

Colorado Department of Education Communications

The Colorado Department of Education offers many electronic publications for you. You can sign up by visiting the CDE Communications Office homepage: http://www.cde.state.co.us/communications.

CoSN Releases Tech Enablers

The 2019 Driving K-12 Innovation Advisory Board has spoken! The top five Tech Enablers advancing teaching and learning innovation are listed below. More information at CoSN TechEnable

  • Mobile Devices
  • Blended Learning
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Extended RealitAnalytics & Adaptive Tech


There are 8 essential elements of digital literacy says Doug Belshaw. Watch and listen to his TED talk. You will think about Memes and Lolcats differently!

Google Education on Tour

Littleton School District and District 49 are hosting the Tierney at Education on Tours, an interactive event designed to help you harness the power of technology in the classroom with Google for Education tools.

12/12/8  9:00am – 2:00pm
Heritage HS, Littleton, CO
Register Here

12/13/18  9:00am – 2:00pm
Sand Creek HS, CO Springs, CO Register Here

Discover resources and inspiration to help make a difference in your students’ and teachers’ lives, build relationships with Google for Education partners and learn from peers in neighboring districts.

Colorado Regional High School Science Bowl

You are invited to register a team for the 29th Annual Colorado Regional High School Science Bowl. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), with support from the U.S. Department of Energy Golden Field Office, is excited to host this event on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton. More information on competition rules, tips, practice questions and can be found online,


11/27  TODAY!  COllapporative , Denver Tech Center
12/3    Hour of Code week
12/4    So COllapporative, Odyssey Elementary, Colorado Springs
12/6    EdWeek’s Pathways to Personalized Learning
12/10  InnEdCO Proposal Submissions Due
12/12   Google Education on Tour – Littleton
12/13   Google Education on Tour – CO Springs
12/15  QPi Education – Virtual Intro to Teaching Raspberry Pi. Register on EventBrite
2/6 – 2/9   CCIRA 2019 conference Championing Literacy  Marriott Denver Tech Center
2/22 – 2/23   iLearn 2019 Conference  Advancing the Practice of Student-Centered Learning

Don’t forget to read the SPARK newsletter from
Colorado Commissioner, Katy Anthes.

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