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April Technology Professional Development

posted Mar 31, 2015, 2:02 PM by Krystle Miller   [ updated Mar 31, 2015, 2:03 PM ]
April Technology Professional Development

All trainings are available for Buy-Back


Instructional Unit Planning with Krystle Miller and Chia Grossmann

Looking to make unit or lesson plans and use your Buy-Back hours but don’t have your grade level to collaborate?  Come to any or all of these sessions alone, or with a partner/team and we’ll create instructional resources with the support and collaboration from Tech TOSAs!  The session is listed for 2 hours but you can stay for any amount of time up to 2 hours.  

Prerequisite: none

Who should attend this session? Anyone looking to make instructional units or lesson plans and get support and Buy-Back!

Materials needed: charged laptop, laptop charger

April 16th, 3:30-5:30 District Office, Pine Room, SRN: 15302804  

April 20th, 3:30-5:30 District Office, Palm Room, SRN: 15302805  


Visual Learning - Show. Don’t tell. with Tom Borer

Why is it more engaging to show rather than tell? Why talk about the digestive system when we can take a video voyage through the digestive system? Vision dominates over other senses for acquiring perceptual information and we are wired to efficiently handle the large amount of visual information we deal with every day. You will learn how to screen capture, screen record, download videos from YouTube, SchoolTube, TeacherTube and many others, as well as become “Google Images Ninja”.

Prerequisite: None required.

Who should attend this session? Anyone who wants to have students more engaged in the classroom.

Materials needed: charged laptop, laptop charger

April 16th, 3:30-5:30 District Office, Birch Room, SRN: 15303003


Remind for 21st Century Communication with Kyra Bowers and Amanda Peeples

Remind is a great tool for 1 way communication where most people need it - right to their cell phones!  Keep your personal number safe while letting parents, older students and staff opt-in to receiving up-to-date important information.  Keep the Common Core lines of communication open as you partner with parents and Remind.    

Prerequisite: none, but it’s helpful if you already have a Remind account

Who should attend this session? Anyone looking to enhance their existing parent or staff communication.  This session is appropriate for teachers and administrators.

Materials needed: charged laptop, laptop charger

April 16th, 3:30-4:30 District Office, Maple Room, SRN: 15303501


Intro to your iPad with Scott Soucy

You have an iPad, now what? In this session we will go over basic use and setup of the iPad.

This sessions is designed to help teachers stay organized in this digital age. This session will focus on built-in settings and apps.

Prerequisite: none

Who should attend this session? Beginner- Teachers who have one iPad and want an introduction on how to use it in their classroom

Materials needed: charged teacher laptop, laptop charger, and charged iPad

April 16th, 3:30-4:30 District Office, Palm Room, SRN: 15303601


Math Videos and Student Reasoning with Paul Erickson

Learn how to use Engage New York, 30 Hands, and Keynote to teach students to critique the reasoning of others.

Prerequisite: none

Who should attend this session? Anyone who has access to student iPads and wants to use them for Mathematical reasoning.

Materials needed: charged laptop, laptop charger, charged iPad

April 20th 3:30-4:30 District Office, Birch Room, SRN: 15304201


EdTech2U Best of Series - Online ELD Resources with Krystle Miller

This is a repeat from EdTech2U.  Come learn about web resources to help target the needs of your ELLs in the Common Core. I'll present my favorites then open it up for any resources you'd like to share!    

Prerequisite: none

Who should attend this session? Anyone with English Language Learners looking for resources to support their needs.  

Materials needed: charged laptop, laptop charger

April 22nd, 3:30-4:30 District Office, Palm Room, SRN: 15303701


EdTech2U Best of Series - Read, Write, Publish with Free Apps with Terri Price

This is a repeat from EdTech2U.  Using a few free apps, motivate kids to read more closely, write more clearly, record themselves reading and then publish their work to iBooks. Then have them share their books with each other or even their parents.

We'll use Subtext, Book Creator, Tellegami, Photowall, and Airdrop, with a little video and photography sprinkled in.

Prerequisite: none

Who should attend this session? Anyone with access to student iPads. Does not need to be 1:1

Materials needed: charged laptop, laptop charger, iPads, BookCreator App, Subtext App (both FREE in the App store)

April 22nd, 3:30-4:30 District Office, Pine Room, SRN: 15303801


EdTech2U Best of Series - Comic Life - You've Got It, Let's Use It with Michele Lopez

This is a repeat from EdTech2U.  Basics of using Comic Life on Macs, to create colorful and creative 21st Century work from single to multi-page projects.

Prerequisite: none

Who should attend this session? Anyone looking to learn Comic Life.

Materials needed: charged laptop, laptop charger

April 22nd, 3:30-4:30 Juniper, Room 15, SRN: 15303901


EdTech2U Best of Series - Yes Way!!  22 Amazing Things Google Can Do for You! with Kathy Shirley

This is a repeat from EdTech2U.  Google is an incredibly powerful 21st century tool. Here are some fun and useful things that you maybe didn’t know you could do with Google search that will make your personal and professional lives a little easier!

Prerequisite: none

Who should attend this session? Anyone looking to make their life more efficient with Google

Materials needed: charged laptop, laptop charger

April 29th, 3:30-4:30 District Office Birch Room, SRN: 15303102


EdTech2U Best of Series - Writing in the 21st Century Classroom with Kyra Bowers

This is a repeat from EdTech2U.  With the new Common Core Standards and the integration of technology, students are being asked to use various tools during the writing process. Come and find out how I use technology during writing to engage students and improve writing.  

Prerequisite: none

Who should attend this session? Anyone looking for writing strategies and tools.

Materials needed: charged laptop, laptop charger

April 29th, 3:30-4:30 District Office Palm Room, SRN: 15304001


EdTech2U Best of Series - Using Programming to Enhance Curriculum with Christy Hansen

This is a repeat from EdTech2U.  Are you interested in using programming in your Common Core classroom, but not sure how it fits into the curriculum? This session will discuss different programming resources and how to imbed programming into content areas.  

Prerequisite: none

Who should attend this session? Anyone looking to start programming.  

Materials needed: charged laptop, laptop charger, and/or iPad

April 29th, 3:30-4:30 District Office Pine Room, SRN: 15304101


Introduction to Google Sites with Tom Borer

Google Sites is the easiest way to make information available to teachers, students, and parents. You’ll learn how to post links, resources, announcements, and homework. You’ll learn how to use your Google Site to facilitate communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity for your intended audience. https://sites.google.com/a/eusd.org/tborer/

Prerequisite: Know your EUSD Google login

Who should attend this session? Anyone wanting to build a website.

Materials needed: charged laptop, laptop charger

April 29th, 3:30-5:30 Pioneer, SRN: 15300707
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