Technology Learning Opportunities

Granville County Public Schools

Technology Professional Learning Opportunities

Granville County Public School's Technology Department offers a variety of professional learning opportunities. Sessions for learning are held both virtually and face-to-face. All virtual sessions for Spring 2018 are Monday, January 29th - Friday, June 15th. Face-to-face session dates are listed beside each event. All learning opportunities will support the fulfillment of the 2.0 Digital Learning Competencies that are required for renewal of teaching licenses.

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New Face-to-Face: Apps in K-2 Workstations

Monday, March 5th, 3:30-4:30pm

223 College Street

Oxford, NC

(0.2 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: IT: Apps in K-2 Workstations

Monday, March 5th in Credle Elementary PD Room from 3:30-4:30 PM


In this training, we will discuss criteria for making technology integration in workstations successful, view a demonstration of three iPad apps, explore the iPad apps by creating a product for each station, and brainstorm next steps for integrating technology into workstations. Teachers are then expected to implement at least one of the apps within a month after the initial training and submit an artifact as a reflection of their work.

GCPS Twitter Chat Host

(0.4 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: https://goo.gl/i4CWyF

Register NOW till June 15th


Participants are provided the opportunity to host a Live Twitter Chat for Granville County Public Schools #GCPSTechTalk. The registrant will plan and facilitate a twitter chat to enhance collaboration on a topic of his/her choice while working with Mrs. Leah Powell, Digital Teacher and Learning Coach. This will allow the participant to experience growth in the use of technology and demonstrate leadership skills.

Online Module: Google Drawings

(0.3 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: IT: Online Module: Google Drawings

Open from January 29th through June 15th


The purpose of this online module is to provide the opportunity to learn about Google Drawings. This module will provide an overview of creating a Google Drawing, ways to use them in the classroom and offer advanced tools to utilize with them. Participants in this professional development course will find freedom in time and location because of it is totally online.

Online Module: Teaching with Powerschool Learning (Formerly Haiku)

(0.2 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: IT: Online Module: Teaching with PowerSchool Learning (Formerly Haiku)

Open from January 29th through June 15th

The Online Module: Teaching with PowerSchool Learning (Formerly Haiku) is an introduction to integrating the Granville County Public School’s learning management system, PowerSchool Learning, into the classroom. This course will cover what is PowerSchool Learning in GCPS, the basics functions, using the LMS to communicate with students and include extra features. These tools with assist with the integration of technology possibly leading to an enriched and blended online environment.

Online Module: Schoolnet Basics Part I

(0.3 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: https://goo.gl/pqrTsB

Open from January 29th through June 15th


In this online module, an introduction to one of Homebase’s valuable components: Schoolnet will be provided. Schoolnet houses resources and assessments items aligned to the Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards. You will learn how to search for resources by topic or standard and create an express and manual tests in Schoolnet. Tests that are created and assigned in Schoolnet can be automatically graded and synced with the Powerschool gradebook. The target audience for this session is teachers and administrators at the elementary, middle, and high school level.

Online Module: Schoolnet Part 2

(0.3 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: https://goo.gl/Xt9cZp

Open from January 29th through June 15th


Schoolnet Part 2 will provide a number of options to users who are already familiar with the Homebase resource. Participants will receive a rapid review of basic items, take a deeper look at creating & organizing test items, editing test settings, sharing assessments and items, managing modifications, and creating reports from data collected within Schoolnet. This module will demonstrate many of the extra settings within Schoolnet.

Online Module: Educate about EDpuzzle

(0.2 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: https://goo.gl/ZBCwFV

Open from January 29th through June 15th


This online module is designed for you to become a certified EDpuzzle Coach. This course is for beginner users and advanced EDpuzzle users. This online module will take approximately two hours to complete and will take place in both PowerSchool Learning (Haiku) and EDpuzzle.

Online Module: Chromebooks 101

(0.2 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: https://goo.gl/T3RD9x

Open from January 29th through June 15th


Chromebooks 101 will provide participants information about the newest device to enter the hands of our students within Granville County Public Schools. In this online environment, you will learn about: What is a Chromebook, What is Google drive, and How to Manage a Chromebook Offline, along with Instructional Strategies to help support management in a 1:1 environment. After completing the virtual portions of this module, you will complete an online scavenger hunt using what you have previously learned, giving you a hands on experience with the device. After this module, you will have a better understanding of how to use a Chromebook. You will also have experience in a blended professional development session!

Online Module: Using Crostini to Monitor Student Work

(0.2 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: IT: Online Module: Using Crostini to Monitor Student Work

Open from January 29th through June 15th


Crostini is an online program used to monitor Chromebook use in the classroom. The online module will provide the information needed to set up teacher accounts and classrooms in order to effectively monitor student use of Chromebooks in the classroom.

Online Module: Intro to Seesaw: Student Driven Portfolios

(0.3 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: IT: Online Module: Intro to Seesaw

Open from January 29th through June 15th


In this online module, participants will receive an introduction to an amazing FREE app for creating digital portfolios called Seesaw. The course will teach how to set up a class in Seesaw, lessons ideas for how to introduce it to and routinely use it with students, and how to invite parents to subscribe to their child’s portfolio. This app is easy to use for students of ALL ages and for teachers to set up and manage.

Online Module: QR Codes

(0.3 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: IT: Online Module: QR Codes

Open from January 29th through June 15th


The purpose of this online module is to provide the opportunity to learn about QR Codes. A Quick Response (QR) code is a digital image that can be scanned using one of the many free QR scanner apps available to any device. In this course you will learn the benefit of using QR codes in the school setting and see how they eliminate the frustration of long web addresses, take students directly to a designated website, and save time. QR codes are very easy to make and help to change up your normal routine, thus increasing student engagement. This course will equip you to use QR codes and give authentic practice using them. Participants in this professional development course will find freedom in time and location because it is totally online.

Online Module: Chrome Tips & Tricks

(0.2 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: IT: Online Module: Google Chrome Tips & Tricks

Open from January 29th through June 15th


In this online module, Google Chrome users will learn some advanced tips and tricks for making their Internet browsing more efficient and personalized. This two-hour online module will focus on using the tabs in the Internet window, personalizing the toolbar and preferences, using the omnibox for quick look-ups and collaborating with Google apps, and exploring a couple of Chrome extensions.

Online Module: Google Forms

(0.4 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: IT: Online Module: Google Forms in the Classroom

Open from January 29th through June 15th


The purpose of this online module is to provide the opportunity to learn about Google Forms. This module will provide an overview of creating a Google Form, ways to use them in the classroom and offer advanced tools to utilize with them. Participants in this professional development course will find freedom in time and location because of it is totally online.

Online Module: Google Classroom

(0.2 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: IT: Online Module: Google Classroom

Open from January 29th through June 15th


The purpose of this online module is to provide the opportunity to learn about Google Classroom. This module will provide an introduction to Google Classroom, show how the platform works, and then give an overview of the teacher view and the student view. Participants in this professional development course will find freedom in time and location because of it is totally online.