Course Offerings

February 26 - April 30, 2020

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TECH - Accessibility for All

Register in PD Express for the February 27 or March 11 offering | SOAR Academy | 4:30-6:00pm

  • Microsoft Accessibility tools are available for any Microsoft user. Microsoft has made all of their products inclusive by offering built-in accessibility tools for diverse learners. Participants will explore tools and features that can be used the next day in the classroom. If possible, participants should bring a charged laptop.


TECH - Adobe Form Creation

Register in PD Express for the March 17 or April 13 offering | SOAR Academy | 4:30-6:00pm

  • How many times have you needed to add a digital signature to a document? Perhaps you have a document that would be more useful if it had fillable fields. By using the *Adobe Acrobat Pro application, these tasks can be accomplished with ease. If possible, participants should bring a charged laptop and a Word document that they would like to turn into a form.

*Adobe Acrobat Pro must be installed on your PC or laptop in order to create forms.


TECH - Digital Content: Creating a Playlist in SAFARI Montage

Register in PD Express for the March 5 or March 24 offering | SOAR Academy | 4:30-6:00pm

  • As we move closer to being 1-to-1 with student devices, educators need to be aware of the content-rich, standards aligned digital content that is available to use with their students every day! SAFARI Montage contains standards aligned, digital content that can easily be found and organized on a playlist. Teachers can create and organize playlists by standard, topic, etc. Students can access and review the content in one organized playlist. If possible, participants should bring a charged laptop.


TECH - Digital Resources for Teaching with Technology: Discovery Education

Register in PD Express for the March 12 or April 21 offering | SOAR Academy | 4:30-6:00pm

  • Teachers will explore the content-rich digital resources within Discovery Education, PBS Learning, and Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) in order to enrich their instructional toolkits when teaching with technology. If possible, participants should bring a charged laptop.


TECH - Exploring the World with Skype in the Classroom

Register in PD Express for the March 10 or April 20 offering | SOAR Academy | 4:30-6:00pm

  • Take your learning “live” as your students connect and collaborate with scientists, authors, and other classrooms, in the district or around the world, via Microsoft Skype. Join us to learn how to get started! If possible, participants should bring a charged laptop.


TECH - Formative Assessment with Microsoft Forms and Quizzes

Register in PD Express for the February 26 or April 29 offering | SOAR Academy | 4:30-6:00pm

  • Are you tired of the paper exit slips? Would you like to minimize your time grading AND the amount of paper used in the assessment process? Using Microsoft Forms and Quizzes can revolutionize how you progress monitor your students’ learning. During training, participants will create online assessments that are automatically graded AND automatically yield the data outcomes visually! Participants should bring an assessment or quiz that is used in the classroom. If possible, participants should bring a charged laptop.


TECH - Giving Students Voice with Flipgrid

Register in PD Express for the March 18 offering | SOAR Academy | 4:30-6:00pm

  • Flipgrid is a video discussion platform used by educators and students. Teachers create a grid and post topics to spark the conversation and students respond with short videos. Bring the back row to the front row and engage ALL of your students! Don’t think you can do this with just a few devices in your classroom? Flipgrid is a great tool to use with BYOD! If possible, participants should bring a charged laptop.


TECH - Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Certification

Register in PD Express for the April 15 offering | SOAR Academy | 4:30-6:00pm

  • Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) training offers teachers, administrators, and office personnel a portal for learning new and innovative Microsoft applications for education. As you are learning, you accrue points that accumulate toward you earning your MIE badge! There are so many new Microsoft applications which are so easy to use. Come learn how to make your classroom or school more efficient and effective using Microsoft applications. If possible, participants should bring a charged laptop.


TECH - SMART Learning Suite Online (SLSO)

Register in PD Express for the March 3 or April 30 offering | SOAR Academy | 4:30-6:00pm

  • SMART Learning Suite Online combines lesson delivery, assessment, student collaboration and game-based learning all into one ultimate education suite. SLSO connects students and teachers with devices while enriching the learning experience with student engagement. If possible, participants should bring a charged laptop.


TECH - SMART Math Tools

Register in PD Express for the March 25 offering | SOAR Academy | 4:30-6:00pm

  • The SMART Learning Suite incorporates virtual manipulatives, Geogebra, Equation editor, and SMART blocks in its multi-featured interactive SMART notebook. These are phenomenal math tools that span all grade levels. If possible, participants should bring a charged laptop.