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March 2017 - Beginning Your EdTech Academy Journey
 
Google for Administrators – Beginner
March 17, 2017
$179 - Register!

Presenter: Scott Rocco, Ed.D.

Description:
Google Apps for Educators (GAFE) is an awesome collaborative suite of resources. This workshop will take you from a beginner user to intermediate level user and make you comfortable with using and collaborating with GAFE.

In this hands-on session you will learn how to:

  • Harness the power of the Google.com main page
  • Use Google Docs
    • Create a doc
    • Pick a template
    • Format
    • Share and collaborate
  • Create a Google Calendar
    • Quick add
    • Create events
    • Schedule events
    • Invite people to events
    • Schedule a Google Hang-Out
  • Design Google Slides
    • Create a presentation
    • Pick a template
    • Format
    • Share and collaborate
  • Sign up for Google Alerts

And much more

Formative Assessment That Work with High Tech, Low Tech and No Tech
March 24, 2017
$179 - Register!
 
Presenter: Chrissy Romano-Arrabito
 
Description:
This session will address the need for formative assessment in the classroom and various forms of formative assessment from high tech, to low tech to no tech at all.  Participants will leave with a variety of tools to put into practice the next day.

In this hands-on session you will learn:

  • The difference between formative and summative assessment
  • The importance of feedback vs. grades
  • Simple no tech assessments to inform your instruction
  • How to to use Google Forms for Exit Tickets, Do Nows, and collecting information
  • The basics of Pear Deck and Near Pod
  • The value of word clouds and polling apps/websites as a formative assessment tool
  • How to utilize gamified apps/websites to make formative assessment engaging for students
  • How to collect real time data without the use of student devices
A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter for Educators
March 28, 2017
$169 - Register!

Presenter: Scott Rocco, Ed.D.

Description:

If you are looking to become a connected educator on Twitter and aren’t sure how to start an account or what to do once you have an account, this workshop will take you from a beginner to an intermediate level user and make you comfortable with using Twitter as an educator.

In this hands-on session you will learn how to:

  • Establish an account
  • Upload your picture and develop your background
  • Create and maximize your professional profile
  • Understand Twitter lingo
  • Send a Tweet and a direct message
  • Attach images and identify people in those images
  • Determine the benefits and uses of a classroom, school, or district Twitter profile
  • Identify who to follow
  • Create unique hashtags for specific educational situations and how to use them
  • Understand and master the basics of your settings
  • Identify what to tweet and when
  • Identify who and what organizations to follow
  • And much more

Every participant will get a copy of the book 140 Twitter Tips for Educators authored by the presenters.


 
April 2017 - Building Your EdTech Skills
 
Reimagine Learning for Your Students
April 7, 2017
$169 - Register!

Presenter: Brad Currie

Description:

How can teachers, schools, and school districts create engaging and powerful learning experiences for students during and outside the school day? This hands-on training focuses on reimagining learning for your students by infusing educational technology into the learning process, and identifying, creating, and harnessing digital content.

This workshop is based on The U.S. Department of Education’s release of the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP), Future Reading Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education.

 

Google Certified Educator Level 1 Training
April 28, 2017
$199 - Register!

Trainer: Chrissy Romano-Arrabito

Description:

This workshop is designed for for educators who want to become a Level 1 Google Certified Educator: The training is for all educators from classroom teachers to principals to district administrators who want to learn how to demonstrate proficiency in using Google for Education tools. This hands-on workshop will prepare participants for the The Level 1 Google Educator exam, which upon successful completion of the exam indicates an educator’s ability to successfully implement G Suite for Education into their educational practice which will enhance their teaching and learning.

Participants will need to register for, pay, and complete the Level 1 exam on their own after the class as this workshop is designed to prepare participants for the Level 1 exam.


 
May 2017 – Taking EdTech to a Higher Level

 

30 Ways to Use Technology in Writer’s Workshop
May 10, 2017
$169 - Register!

Presenter: Monica Burns, Ed.D.

Description:

Digital tools can energize writer’s workshop lessons and transform the way students publish narrative, informational and persuasive text. This hands-on workshop will introduce 30 ways you can use technology to take writing instruction to the next level..

*participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, Chromebook, tablet and/or smartphone to this workshop

In this hands-on session you will learn how to:

  • Place tasks before apps by identifying learning goals for everyday lessons and long-term units
  • Use technology tools throughout the writing process to help students:
    • Brainstorm
    • Conduct research
    • Organize their thinking
    • Collaborate with peers
  • Use technology tools to publish student writing products as:
    • Websites
    • eBooks
    • Multimedia presentations
    • and more!
  • Use technology tools to connect students with authentic audiences to:
    • Set a purpose for learning
    • Create real-world connections
    • Develop transferable skills

Create an implementation plan using the actionable ideas and strategies presented in the workshop

 
Google Chromebooks in the Classroom:  A Powerful Learning Tool
May 12, 2017
$179 - Register!

Presenter: Brad Currie

Description:

How can I design lessons and incorporate the use of Chromebooks in my classroom? If you are asking this question then this training will provide you the answers. Participants will learn how to use Chromebooks as an instructional tool for teachers and learning device for students. It is designed for all educators from teachers to principals to district administrators. This hands-on workshop will explore the vast amounts of educational technology, apps, and extensions available to Chromebooks. A focus will be on finding apps, extensions, and digital resources for Chromebooks that help teachers engage students, create engaging learning environments, and encourage students to be active learners.

This hands-on workshop is based on The U.S. Department of Education’s release of the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP), Future Reading Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education

 

 
June 2017 – Preparing EdTech for Next Year
 
Technology for Struggling Learners
June 2, 2017
$169 - Register!

Presenter: Chrissy Romano-Arrabito

Description:

This session will give participants numerous tools and strategies to assist struggling learners through the use of Google tools, apps, and extensions.

In this hands-on session you will learn:

  • The primary obstacles to learning for struggling students
  • Alternatives to traditional essay writing
  • Creative ways to show what you know
  • Harnessing the power of G-Suite
  • The Power of Digital Storytelling
  • Give students a voice with Back Channeling
  • How to make the best use of:   
    • Text to speech apps
    • eBooks/audio books
    • Idea generators/organizers

Using Scannable Technology and Virtual Reality in the Classroom
June 9, 2017
$169 - Register!

Presenter: Monica Burns, Ed.D.

Description:

Emerging technology has transformed the way we think about strategic implementation of digital tools in the classroom. This hands-on workshop will introduce the ACES Framework for scannable technology integration using QR codes and augmented reality and provide an opportunity to explore the use of 360 video and virtual reality in education.

*participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, Chromebook, tablet and/or smartphone to this workshop

In this hands-on session you will learn how to:

  • Identify use cases for scannable technology and virtual reality
  • Use the ACES Framework to promote deeper learning experiences with scannable technology:
    • Access - students can easily and efficiently locate content hosted online to find information, answer questions, or connect with others
    • Curate - students interact with resources handpicked by their teacher that relates to course content, student interest, or differentiated needs of learners
    • Engage - students use technology tools to build transferable skills during hands-on learning activities
    • Share - students have an authentic audience for their learning that sets a purpose for their work and connects to the world outside of the classroom
  • Create QR codes that connect to a variety of multimedia
  • Locate and create augmented reality experiences
  • Integrate 360 video and virtual reality into instruction to:
    • Build background knowledge
    • Support English Language Learners
    • Provide immersive experience
    • Extend lessons beyond the walls of the classroom

Create an implementation plan using the actionable ideas and strategies presented in the workshop

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