Technology2017-10-04T19:14:37+00:00

Technology

In-person, On-site Professional Development Workshops

  • The Standards require students to be able to research, produce, publish, collaborate and interact while achieving the Standards throughout the curriculum. This course offers an in-depth exploration of Google Applications suited to support these needs. Participants will be given instruction on how to use these tools and will have the opportunity to create lessons that utilize this cloud-based environment to meet the needs of the CCSS in their classrooms and beyond.
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  • Transform your classroom into an inquiry-based/problem-solving zone rather than a lecture zone. This workshop-based course gives educators the opportunity to implement one of the simplest yet valuable forms of Blended Learning. Participants will examine different models of Flipped Teaching and how these address the requirements of the CCSS. They will then develop lesson plans for their classrooms. This is an excellent course for History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subject teachers, but should not be missed by K-5 and Language Arts/Math teachers either.
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  • Active learning is the process of engaging students as participants in their own learning. Free online technology tools can be used to extend proven active learning strategies. To explore the connection between technology, active learning, and teaching, workshop participants focus on the application of technology tools to enhance active learning strategies, including collaborative learning in a back-channel discussion, KWL creation through online whiteboards, think-pair-share using online audio recorders, and concept mapping with electronic graphic organizers and mind maps.
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  • This workshop demonstrates how to create a learning environment that incorporates the best technological tool for each instructional goal. The workshop begins with a review of digital citizenship and what it means to create a digital-age classroom. The participants consider and evaluate digital tools and resources that enhance teaching and learning and are compatible with the school technology infrastructure. Throughout the workshop, the presenter models the use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning. The workshop concludes with an evaluation of digital communication and collaboration tools that participants can use to communicate with students, parents, colleagues, and the community.
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  • This workshop is a high-octane charged workshop, with topics ranging from technology-based PBL, virtual field trips, gaming, digital storytelling, podcasting, and animation. Throughout the workshop, participants will learn how to utilize apps to enhance instruction, to foster creativity, and to implement the 4 C’s. By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have a strong understanding of how to improve any lessons by incorporating today’s technologies.
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