Monthly Archives: July 2011
It’s hard to believe, but this week marks the end of our summer tele classes. The final two classes of the summer are interactive whiteboard workshops- some of our most popular! Thursday is our last beginning SMART Board classs (Level I) of the season, followed by Friday’s beginning Promethean ActivBoard class (also Level I). Our fall and spring classes will be lined up soon, so keep a look-out for those topics and dates.
Joan Forrest is an Administrative Assistant in the Virtual Learning Center of Coopering School Districts. Joan has been with CSD since 2001 taking care of registrations for the tele (technology classes) and the Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC). She also handles the coordination of Lindenwood University graduate credit for tele class participants.
Joan has had a variety of jobs prior to CSD. Some of these included working as an Admissions Counselor at two different colleges, personnel recruiter at the City of Naperville, Illinois, compensation analyst at Natural Gas Pipeline Company, and an instructor at the YMCA.
The mother of three sons, Joan has had the joy of seeing her oldest and middle sons graduate from college and settle into their jobs. Her youngest son is starting his sophomore year at Chapman University in California. She spends her free time with her husband seeing movies, reading and traveling to see the boys.
From August 3rd to August 4th, the National Museum of American History, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Pentagon Memorial Fund, and Flight 93 National Memorial will offer a free online conference called September 11: Teaching Contemporary History. Designed to provide for K-12 educators with resources and strategies for addressing the terrorist attacks, the conference will include roundtable discussions with content experts and six workshop sessions. These free workshops will highlight resources available at each participating organization, provide background information on 9/11, and encourage conversations on how to document, preserve, and interpret recent history and current events. For more information, visit
You can also join educators from the National Museum of American History (Thinkfinity content partner) in a discussion about teaching 9/11 at the ten year anniversary. This group is hosted in conjunction with the September 11: Teaching Contemporary History online conference.
Tags: 9/11, Creative Commons, Flickr, Flight 93 National Memorial, National Museum of American History, National Park Service, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, online conference, Pentagon Memorial Fund, September 11, Smithsonian, Thinkfinity
Here’s a photo from Stephanie’s class today on using Flip video cameras in the classroom. To see more images from this all-day professional development session, click on the image above to get to our Flickr account.