Innovate & Engage

Empowering Learning and Creating a Culture of Creativity

Personal Growth Opportunities

Microsoft Monday's - Office 365: Getting Started

This month we will look at Office 365 and all of the available applications that are available to you and your students. We will review the following:

  • How to access Office 365
  • Logging into Office 365
  • Office 365 Lay-out
  • Office 365 Apps available to you and your students
  • Your One Drive Account
  • Sharing Files
  • Questions


The dates for the trainings are:

Monday, October 2nd:
High School Staff in Adam Rubert's Room (213)

Monday, October 16th: Rommelt Staff in the Computer Lab
Monday, October 23rd: Central Staff in the Computer Lab

Once you stop learning, you start dying. - Albert Einstein

Book Study: The Innovator's Mindset

Are you ready to “Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity?” If you answered YES, then this book study is for you.



The Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros

A Book Study designed to inspire you as a teacher and change your mindset.


"Kids walk into schools full of wonder and questions. How you, as an educator, respond to students’ natural curiosity can help further their own exploration and shape the way they learn today and in the future. The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It’s time to recognize that compliance doesn’t foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity–and those are the skills our students need to succeed."


In The Innovator’s Mindset, George Couros encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, to explore–and to become forward-thinking leaders. If we want innovative students, we need innovative educators. In other words, innovation begins with you. Ultimately, innovation is not about a skill set: it’s about a mindset.

If you are interested in joining the book study, please click the register button below. Participants in the course must commit to meeting on the dates listed below to engage in discussion on the chapters. Participants will also receive a personal copy of the book and 12 hours of Act 48 credit. Registration for the book study must be completed by Friday, October 13th.


Meeting Dates:

1.) Tuesday, October 24th from 3:15 – 4:15 pm

2.) Tuesday, November 7th from 3:15 – 4:15 pm

3.) Tuesday, November 28th from 3:15 – 4:15 pm

4.) Tuesday, December 5th from 3:15 – 4:15 pm



All meetings will be held in the Innovative Learning lab at Rommelt.

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. - William Pollard

Microsoft in Education Online Courses

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to grow personally and professional with Microsoft Online Education Online Courses. These courses provide you the opportunity to take some online courses of your choosing. Not only will you receive Act 48 credit for these courses, but you will also increase your productivity by learning new tools that you can use in your classroom and share with your students. The courses are listed below and completed course must be turned into me to receive the Act 48 credits.

When we think differently about the things that we are used to seeing daily, we can create innovative learning opportunities. #InnovatorsMindset

Apple Teacher Learning Center Courses

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to grow personally and professional with Apple Teacher Learning Center Courses. These courses provide you the opportunity to take some online courses of your choosing. Not only will you receive Act 48 credit for these courses, but you will also increase your productivity by learning new tools that you can use in your classroom and share with your students. The courses are listed below and completed course must be turned into me to receive the Act 48 credits. These courses require you to have an iPad or a Mac to complete them.
Apple Teacher Website

You will need to create an account. This must be done on an iPad or a Mac.

Change Is An Opportunity To Do Something Amazing. #InnovatorsMindset