September Professional Development

RCS Instructional Technology Department

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These are completed on your own time outside of school hours.

Virtual Gale In Context: Science

Gale In Context: Science is an engaging curriculum-aligned resource providing information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Draw students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues and classroom topics of study, from weather patterns to viruses or green engineering to space exploration students will find topics on earth science and life science, space, technology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and more. View this training session for Rutherford County Schools to learn how to use the resource within the classroom and what tools are most effective to link students with content to support learning.

Section #: 26908

Date: Wednesday, September 21

Time: 3:45-4:45

Location: Zoom Meeting link is located in Performance Matters

Presenter: Julia Medford from Gale

Mastery Connect: The Basics

In this Mastery Connect for beginners session, learn how to log into the platform and navigate. You will learn how to create trackers for your classes, create and assign assessments and administer district benchmark tests. We will also take a look at the analytics you can access after your students take an assessment.

Section #: 26952

Date: Thursday, September 22

Time: 3:45-4:45

Location: Zoom Meeting link is located in Performance Matters

Presenter: Cherri McCrary

Virtual Getting started with Adobe Express- FREE for all students and teachers

In this hands-on session you will experience how Adobe Express can be used to drive teaching and learning. Adobe Express is an intuitive yet powerful tool that works on any device. You will learn how to enable your students to create graphics like posters, infographics and more as demonstrations of learning, high-quality videos and webpages and portfolios in minutes.

Instructor: Tanya Avrith - Tanya Avrith is the co-author of “The Google Infused Classroom” and the “Microsoft Infused Classroom”. She is a Google Certified Innovator, Apple Distinguished Educator, and Adobe Education Leader. As an advocate for student voice, Tanya believes in the power of storytelling in Education. She has seen stories help kids explore their creativity, construct their identities and connect with others first-hand – a principle that she has the privilege of spreading with the help of Adobe Education, as their Education Evangelist.

Section #: 26875

Date: Tuesday, September 27

Time: 3:45-4:45

Location: Teams Meeting link is located in Performance Matters

Presenter: Adobe Express Trainer

VIRTUAL Schoology Grade Passback

Schoology grade passback (ONLY available for grades 3-12).

In this follow-up Schoology training, participants will configure their Schoology course gradebooks in order to sync graded assignments back to the Skyward gradebook. We will also cover using the Bulk Edit feature, understanding the Sync Log, and using the course gradebook.

Section #:26877

Date: Tuesday, September 27

Time: 3:45-4:45

Section #: 26878

Date: Tuesday, October 11

Time: 3:45-4:45

Section #: 26879

Date: Wednesday, October 12

Time: 3:45-4:45

Location: Zoom link will be sent to participants on the morning of the training

Presenter: Jennifer Brooks

Using Moby Max In Your EL ALL Block Rotations Live Webinar

Session Descriptor: Did you know that you can assign ELA skills practice for your EL ALL-block rotations in Moby Max? In this one-hour session participants will:

Gain access to the ALL Block EL/Moby Max lesson correlations.
Navigate the Moy Max platform as both a student and a teacher
Review reporting features
Evaluate a Moby Max ELA lesson for an upcoming ALL Block rotation
Assign a related lesson for your next ALL Block Rotation

This session is best suited for Elementary teachers in grades 3-5.

Section #: 26951

Date: Thursday, October 13

Time: 3:00-4:00

Location: Zoom Meeting link is located in Performance Matters

Presenter: Cherri McCrary

Maximizing Your View Sonic Interactive Board and My View Board Software (IN PERSON)

Take the View Sonic interactive board from a projector substitute to an interactive, collaborative experience in your classroom. This session is designed for teachers who are ready to go beyond the basics and integrate the My View Board software. #myViewBoard is a complimentary digital whiteboard that empowers teachers with the right tools to create interactive lessons - a central location where the preparation, presentation, and participation of learning experiences happen all in one platform.

Section #: 26961

Date: Monday, October 24

Time: 4:00-6:00

Location: Murfreesboro PD Center

Presenter: Jennifer Brooks


  • Getting Started with Schoology
  • Creating Microsoft Teams
  • Moby Max University
  • Maximizing Office 365
  • PlayPosit Academy
  • Using Mastery Connect for Assessment
  • Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship Training
  • Microsoft Tools for Student Accessibility
  • And more......
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