Want some quick, effective teaching tips to get kids to pay attention and follow directions?

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This link will take you to the NY Times videos (average 1 minute in length) for 5 effective techniques to get kids to pay attention and follow directions.  Taken from Doug Lemov’s work, author of Teach Like a Champion, try these simple techniques and see the impact in your classroom dynamics.


FREE Moodle Webinars

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You’re Invited to CCIU’s 2011-12 Moodle Forums!

We have scheduled a full year of Moodle sessions, and as always, they’re on-the-house! Won’t you join us?

The Moodle Lesson, Explained
with guest Andy Petroski, Harrisburg University
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | 3:30-4:30PM ET

Inside a Moodle Mind: Laurie Korte
with guest Laurie Korte, author of  Moodle Magic: Make it Happen
Monday, November 14, 2011 | 3:00-4:00PM ET

Inside a Moodle Mind: James Gates
with guest James Gates, http://www.gatesideas.com
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 | 3:00-4:00PM ET

Welcome to Moodle 2.0, Part One: Navigating and Editing a Course
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 | 3:00-4:00PM ET

Moodle Modules and Plugins
with guest Andy Petroski, Harrisburg University
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 3:00-4:00PM ET

Moodle Design Disasters, Repaired
(back by popular demand!)
Wednesday, March 14, 2012  | 3:00-4:00PM ET

Welcome to Moodle 2.0, Part Two: Resource Changes
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 | 3:00-4:00PM ET

The Moodle Database, Explained
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 3:00-4:00PM ET

Welcome to Moodle 2.0, Part Three: Activity Changes
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 | 3:00-4:00PM ET

Visit the Moodle Forums page to get the full scoop and descriptions.

Register for Act 48 credit at http://www.PDEWebinars.org.

Hope to see you there!

CCIU Moodle

Discovery Education Fall Virtual Conference

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Hi, everyone.

A week from now Discovery Educators from all over the world will dressing up in their best Tech or Treat costumes and getting together, virtually and in person, for the DEN’s Fall Virtual Conference.  We have an amazing lineup of presenters including Wes Fryer, Joe Brennan, and PA’s own DEN Guru Traci Blazosky.

Check out the schedule at: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/VirtualConference2011

The focus of this year’s Fall Virt Con is Digital Storytelling.  I hope you can join us, and if you are interested in getting together in person we are hosting a free event in Harrisburg, PA.

  • Saturday, October 22, 2011
  • Foose Elementary School, Harrisburg, PA
  • 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Lunch and prizes will be provided courtesy of the Discovery Educator Network!
  • Register at: http://tinyurl.com/HarrisburgFallVirtCon  

Join us for hands-on digital storytelling sessions, networking, prizes and food.  Come spend the morning with us and invite your colleagues as well.  Share the flyer below.

And, when you decide to join us, think about taking it to the next level by dressing up in costume.  We are giving away some serious prize packs for the best costumes!


on behalf of the PA DEN Leadership Council

Lance Rougeux
Vice President
Discovery Education