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  • The mission of Plano ISD's Ed Tech Success Initiative is to create digitally fluent educators who are empowered to create engaging, innovative, and future-focused learning environments. 

  • ETSI 2020 Dates & Location

    Dates:

    Wednesday, May 27 - 8:30a - 4:00p

    AND

    Thursday, May 28 - 8:30a - 4:00p

    All ETSI participants must commit to both dates - no splitting or partial participation

    Location:

    Academy High School
    1701 Alma Dr, Plano, TX 75075

    titans academy hs

  • ETSI 2020 Librarian Edition

    All PISD Librarians Welcome!

    Date:

    Thursday, June 4

    8:30a - 4:00p

    Location:

    Plano ISD Administration - Room 311

    2700 W 15th Street Plano 75075

    Registration:

    Librarians will register themselves SOON.

  • ETSI Mission & Vision

    ETSI Mission Statement

    The mission of Plano ISD's Ed Tech Success Initiative is to create digitally fluent educators who are empowered to create engaging, innovative, and future-focused learning environments.

    ETSI Vision Statement

    Plano ISD's Ed Tech Success Initiative empowers educators to be digitally fluent technology integrators who are outstanding learners, leaders, citizens, collaborators, designers, facilitators, and analysts.

  • Why attend ETSI?

    ETSI 2020's focus: Powered by Learning

    As our district continues to grow in a 1:1 Chromebook environment, our focus is to support safe, effective, and positive digital learning. This two-day event will provide strategies for educators who want to improve their practice in planning meaningful learning experiences for each student.

    ETSI 2020 Essential Questions

    • How does my pedagogy need to change in a 1:1 environment?
    • How can I leverage technology to truly transform learning experiences for students?
    • How can I plan innovative, engaging lessons with appropriate digital tools to support curricular goals?
    • What do I need to do to ensure that my students are empowered digital learners?
    • When planning with technology in mind, how does my team effectively reflect and fine tune to increase collective teacher efficacy and student achievement?

    What to Expect

  • Enrollment Procedures 2020

    Registration Website

    tinyurl.com/planoetsi

    Pre-registration

    Campus principals will be given an opportunity to pre-register a professional educator for ETSI 2020. ETSI will be held at Academy High School on May 27 - 28. The educator from your school must agree to attend both days - no splitting days amongst teachers or partial participation. The activities at ETSI build upon each other so both days are required.

    • ETSI 2020 participants will receive 13 hours of professional learning credit. (6.5 hours each day and all hours will count toward the 2020-21 school year. The hours are Personal Trade Eligible, per principal approval.)
    • ETSI is for professional staff members only.
    • Professional staff members who attended ETSI in previous years are eligible to attend again.
    • Administrators will receive an email with the link to pre-register an educator.

    These reserved spots for each campus will be moved to Open Enrollment if they are not claimed by the deadline of 5:00 p.m. on March 27.

    Open Enrollment

    • Any Plano ISD professional staff member at any campus/site can sign up in PowerSchool to attend ETSI 2020 beginning on March 27 at 5:00 p.m. 
    • Professional staff members who attended ETSI in previous years are eligible to attend again. 
    • All ETSI 2020 participants must attend both days of ETSI. The two days cannot be split amongst teachers and no partial days are allowed.
    • ETSI 2020 participants will receive 13 hours of professional learning credit. (6.5 hours each day and all hours will count toward the 2020-21 school year. The hours are Personal Trade Eligible, per principal approval.)
    • A waiting list will be active in PowerSchool for ETSI 2020.

    Cancellations

    If you register for ETSI 2020 and are unable to attend, you will need to unenroll in PowerSchool so that others on the waiting list have an opportunity to attend.

  • Testimonials

    ETSI Testimonials

    “...today's training was extremely well put together. The booklet, the Google classroom, all of the resources and how the presentation flowed...you ladies did a FANTASTIC job.”

    "You and your team put together a training that was the best I ever had in my 10 years working for PISD. Your professionalism, knowledge, and capacity to share, made this training a paramount experience... we just simply could not wait to share with our students the wealth of expertise you made available to the teachers. A big THANKS from the bottom of my heart."

    "I always walk away feeling empowered, engaged and excited to get back to campus and try things with my students and staff!"

    "ETSI helps me feel less nervous about technology."

    "ETSI has something/information for everyone from novice to proficient."

    "I enjoyed hearing all the different apps that teachers are using and having success with in the classroom."

    "Your enthusiasm inspires me to be brave and have fun learning and teaching through technology!"

    Advice from past ETSI participants

    "Don't be overwhelmed. Breathe. Take it all in. Have fun and your students will also have fun!"

    "Take notes and be ready to completely transform your way of teaching."

    "Be prepared to get out of your comfort zone and learn something new."

    "Don't be afraid to share what you know! Everyone is so supportive and willing & wanting to learn!"

    "Be ready to learn a lot in a small amount of time!!"

    "Be prepared for a lot of information but it's great information and it may take time to process. This is a very worthwhile training and I highly recommend it!"

    "Put your seat belt on & brace yourself for a fun & thrilling ride."

    "Don't miss it!! I am sure this is only the beginning of what the future holds. The tip-of-the-iceberg in terms of innovation to come. Exciting to be part of history-in-the-making!!"

  • ETSI Resources 2014-2019

    ETSI RESOURCES

    2014 - 2019 Roster of all ETSI Attendees

    ETSI 2019 Brochure Librarian Ed

    ETSI 2018 Website | Brochure

    ETSI 2017 Brochure

    ETSI 2016 Website | Brochure

    ETSI 2015 Website | Brochure

    ETSI 2014 Website | Brochure

     

  • Questions? Contact us!

    Contact any member of the PISD Digital Learning Team with questions. 

    Plano ISD's DLT

    Clara Alaniz

    clara.alaniz@pisd.edu

    @techclara

    469-752-8975

    Leah Heerema

    leah.heerema@pisd.edu

    @TechKnowLeah

    469-752-8971

    Fern Johnson

    fern.johnson@pisd.edu

    @trudy_fern

    469-752-8973

    Lilly Jensby

    lilly.jensby@pisd.edu

    @lillyjensby

    469-752-8976

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