Social Studies, Art and Music


MyLearning Plan Link to register for this day through IU#13

Or seach the MyLearningPlan IU#13 catalog for High School Instructional Collaboration Day: Social Studies, Arts, Music


  • 7:45 - 8:15: Registration & Coffee
  • 8:15 - 8:30: Introduction of the day including information about the afternoon's activities
  • 8:40 - 9:30: Session #1 - exemplary teachers & coach showcases
  • 9:40 - 10:30: Session #2 - exemplary teachers & coach showcases
  • 10:40 - 11:30: Session #3 - exemplary teachers & coach showcases
  • 11:30 - 12:15: Lunch
  • 12:30 - 1:20: Using the tools to improve your lessons
  • 1:30 - 2:30: District-focused time: plan with your district teachers and tech integrator(s)

Topic Facilitators






Introduction to the Day 8:15 - 8:30am

Introduction Session (room 106C)

Session I - Exemplary Teachers
8:40 - 9:30am
Technology in the Music Classroom Engage Your Students' Creativity
David Fair (ELCO)
Video Conferencing Opportunities for your Classroom
Joanne Jones (Hempfield)
Diane Shirk (Warwick)
Essential Tools for the SS teacher
Jim Gates
(PDE Mentor)
Open Computer Lab access
Session II - Exemplary Teachers
9:40 -10:30am
Digital Maps in the Classroom
Tim Leister
Make your lessons come alive with Animoto OneTrue Media!
Ken Zimmerman
(Manheim Central)
Google Docs From A Teacher Perspective
Jeff Rothenberger (Warwick)
GarageBand in every classroom- create your own copyright free music. Mac only
Don Grabowski
Open Computer Lab access
Session III - Exemplary Teachers
10:40 - 11:30 am
Using Cell Phones in Your Classroom
Jimbo Lamb
Moodle your lessons and collaborate globally (Skype/ePals)
Rich DeStefano/Mandy Conklin
(Manheim Central)
Everyone has a Story: Using the Right Brain to Connect Students to Their Community
Amy Edwards
Wolfram Alpha - a computational based
search tool
Shawn Canady
(Penn Manor)
CultureGrams - an online database of all the world's cultures
Pam Williams
Lunch 11:30 - 12:15pm (served in 106C)
Open Computer Lab
Improving your lesson with the tools -
12:30 - 1:20pm
Re-discover DE Streaming (formerly United Streaming)
Vicki Reed
PhotoBooth and Podcating made easy. Mac laptops only.
Jeff Rothenberger
Wikis in the Classroom
Mardy McGaw
(Conestoga Valley)
Web 2.0 tools including Google Earth for Social Studies & Art, Museum Box, Group Creator, and some useful websites.
Debbie Lugar
Open Computer Lab access
District-Focused Time -
1:30 - 2:30pm
(districts meet to discuss the day, etc.)
Conestoga Valley
Manheim Central
Manheim Township
Penn Manor
Pequea Valley
21st Century Teaching and Learning Round-Table
Jim Gates
(PDE Mentor)
(for those who don't have a district coach in attendance)

Many of the following links may help provide resources and downloads for the day:

Previous CFF Collaboration Days:

2008-2009 Social Studies CFF Exploration Days at IU13

2008-2009 Social Studies Central PA CFF Collaboration Day
2007-2008 Social Studies Central PA CFF Collaboration Day