Summer Learning Opportunities

These are the STOH offerings for the summer of 2016.

The Classes

The School Town of Highland is excited to offer all our professionals the opportunity to enhance their learning by offering 12 days of classes centering on #edtech. Participants will be awarded PGP points for each class attended.


Please read through the offerings and then click the button below to register.

Becoming a Power User for Learning and Teaching

May 26, 2016

Target Audience: HHS Teachers

Duration: 3 Hours (8:00 am - 11:00 am) (12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Location: HHS LGI

Class Size: 20 max. (per session)

Teachers who attend will receive their MacBook Air to use for the summer.


Discover how to make the most effective use of your device as a tool for learning and teaching. Get to know the fundamentals, powerful features, settings, and educational learning resources built into every Apple operating system.

Amplifying Learning Using Garageband

June 14, 2016

Target Audience: All STOH Staff

Location: Warren ES

Duration: 3 Hours (8:00 am - 11:00 am)

Class Size: 20 max.


Discover how anyone can create audio and music recordings that bring GarageBand Notes, Safari, iMovie GarageBand out personal creativity and support authentic learning.

Making Data Meaningful with Numbers

June 14, 2016

Target Audience: All STOH Staff

Location: Warren ES

Duration: 3 Hours (12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Class Size: 20 max.


Learn how to build meaning from data and display it in compelling ways by using built-in calculation tools, interactive charts, tables, and other expressive media.

June 21 & 22, 2016

Target Audience: All STOH Staff

Location: Lowell HS

Duration: 8 Hours EACH DAY

STOH Can Send: 20 max.


The overall theme of the conference revolves around engaging, equipping, and empowering students and staff through the purposeful use of educational technologies. Sessions are broken into three tracks and track information is provided to help attendees interested in certain topics. Attendees with a variety of interests are free to set their own schedule of sessions that interest them.

Digital Citizenship: An Essential Teaching Tool

June 27 or 28, 2016

Target Audience: All STOH Staff

Location: Warren ES

Duration: 6 Hours (8:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Class Size: 30 max.


Being a responsible and safe user of educational technology is a skill all students need. Robbie Grimes from EdTech Zone joins us to learn about how growing up in a digital world can be overwhelming for parents, teachers, and students alike.


This class will give teachers an introduction to the curriculum necessary to building good digital citizens.

Google Classroom and Google Drive

July 6 or 7, 2016

Target Audience: All STOH Staff

Location: Warren ES

Duration: 6 Hours (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

July 6 - Beginning Learners

July 7 - Advanced Learners

Class Size: 30 max.


Dive into the Googleverse on July 6 or continue your journey into deeper waters on July 7.


On July 6 Rachel Porter will join us and introduce teachers to our new Learning Management System (LMS) and to the advantages and collaborative abilities of Google Drive.


On July 7 Rachel will take teachers with Google experience deeper into Google apps and extensions. Fasten your seat-belts, the will be a fast and furious ride.

Publishing Interactive Content with iBooks Author

July 12, 2016

Target Audience: All STOH Staff

Location: Warren ES

Duration: 3 Hours (8:00 am - 11:00 am)

Class Size: 20 max.


Learn how to create and share interactive Multi-Touch books learning and teaching.

Customize Learning with iTunes U

July 12, 2016

Target Audience: All STOH Staff

Location: Warren ES

Duration: 3 Hours (12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Class Size: 20 max.


Discover how to personalize, manage, and share learning by creating custom iTunes U courses.

Exploring New Waters

July 19 or 20, 2016

Target Audience: All STOH Staff

Location: Warren ES

Duration: 6 Hours (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

July 19 - Beginning Learners

July 20 - Advanced Learners

Class Size: 30 max.


What else is out there? Rachel Porter returns for two days of exploring different apps that are changing the educational landscape. Twitter, Smore, Thing Link are just a few of the innovative apps that are out there in order to connect your students to the tools for success.

Register Now for Your Summer Learning Experiences

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! - Classes will be filled on a first come first serve basis!