Wednesday, August 28, 2013


It's true.  Enrollment is open and there is a spot for you.  

Here's what you need to know:   
  • If your school is a member of The Eighth Floor consortium, you can enroll
  • If you work at that school - whatever your position, you are welcome
  • You can enroll in as many classes as you would like
  • You can take classes more than once if you want to
  • You will get a certificate of attendance for each class you attend
  • We have online and face-to-face classes 
  • You are going to have fun AND learn something new
  • Link to the PDF

Stuff of Note!

SOL Training - (synchronous online learning) All new for the fall semester - The Eighth Floor's much cooler version of a webinar. Less than an hour of hands-free learning and relaxing.  Better than a massage, I've heard people say. No?  Prove me wrong.  

  • Who is Jamie McKenzie?
  • 21st Century Teacher
  • Digital Citizenship
  • LiveBinderss and the Classroom Teacher
  • Google+ You
  • Wikispaces Classroom
  • Trends and Stuff and Things that Make You Go "Ahhh . . . !" 
For details, visit our SOL Training Wikispace: You will also find archives of past SOL performances. 

Other New Classes This Fall

Blended Learning - Is there a model for you?  (fully online) 
Blended learning is all about mixing different learning environments. We will look at some of the different options or models for combining online and face-to-face content delivery. No approach is one-size-fits-all, and the beauty in that is the ability to differentiate and help students personalize learning. How do you think blended learning might look in your classroom?
This class meets fully online. (8 hours)
November 12 – 19, 2013

Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-World environment whose elements are supplemented by sensory input such as sound, video, and graphics. Using a tool called Aruasma we are going to construct our own augmented world and take a look at many of the ways we can use this in the classroom. 
Sept 18 W 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Nov 14 TH 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dec 4 W 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Special Offering
Jamie McKenzie will offer two classes: 
  • Lifting the Bar for the Core Standards - Sept 24, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Questioning 101 - Equipping Everyone with Great Questioning Skills - Sept 25, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Visit our website for more information 

Online Teaching and Learning Series
Fall is a great time to take this blended course. This class meets online and F2F.  If you are thinking about teaching online, either fully or in a blended format, you will benefit from this class.  If you have questions about the Online Series, contact Lee Anne Morris at

If you have questions about enrollment, please contact

Hope to see you in class this fall!
Lee Anne