Monday, April 12, 2021

Kick Off PD With A Virtual StickTogether Stickboard....It Will Be A Hit!

I have a fun new way to kick off professional development events....with a Virtual StickTogether Stickerboard!  

When I presented to my friends in Hawaii last week, I included these two slides. We kicked off our time together by working on a virtual StickTogether stickerboard together online.  
As I put this slide up with the virtual stickerboard code, we watched as everyone joined in and worked together.  It was so much fun to watch the collaboration and the image come to life.  I didn't reveal what it was so they were excited to find out. 
About 20 minutes later as I was presenting, we heard cheers in the background and this popped up on the virtual stickerboard.  

They had completed the stickerboard and found out it was... 
...this little girl reading, which I picked especially for School Library Month. 

This is the first time I used a virtual StickTogether stickerboard at a professional development event.  I have used the actual StickTogether posters before and those are always a hit too. 

And the great thing about doing an activity like this during PD is that everyone will see what it looks like when using it with students. 

To learn more about how the virtual StickTogether stickerboards work, you can visit this post

I can't wait to hear if you try this virtual activity in your upcoming PD events too, friends. 

Let's Be Field Trip Buddies At Unruly Spring Training! Join Me On April 24th For This AWESOME PD About Mixing Coding With Play!

One of my favorite new ways to bring awesome coding experiences and learning to our students is with Unruly Splats.  It's so meaningful and fun to mix coding with play...and the kids LOVE using Unruly Splats too. 

On April 24, 2021, let's be field trip buddies at Unruly Spring Training!  Join me on Saturday, April 24th from 10:00-3:00pm CST for a PD session about teacher readiness and mixing coding with active play in the classroom.  
You can read all about the Unruly Spring Training here. 

When you register, use my personal coupon code,vmsplatters, to get 50% off your ticket!

Register here 👉 https://bit.ly/3d92Wag friends.

The Unruly Splats events are always packed with lots of energy and fun. I know you will love it too!

Now Accepting Entries For 2021 PebbleGo Going Places Award!

Our friends at Capstone have a very special announcement.  It's time for the 2021 PebbleGo Going Places Award! 

It's easy to enter.  All you have to do is record a quick video telling them how PebbleGo has helped your teachers and students over the past year for a chance to win a 1-year Capstone Connect subscription. 
Visit this page on the Capstone site and it will take you to the PebbleGo Going Places Award submission page.  

Good luck, friends.  I can't wait to follow along to see how PebbleGo has helped everyone over the last year.