Madison Teacher Academy Weekly

Week of May 11, 2015

This Week's Courses

Google my room! Course Num: 308 (6)


You're welcome to come back! No chrome book cart? Google docs? Google sheets? Google slides? Google forms? Learn how to set up your class, share documents, get documents from your students, graph in google sheets, get the slope of your graph, get students to work collaboratively, create forms to survey students and more. • Help students create and maintain a portfolio of work. • Maintain records for field trips. • Help your students contribute to regular and ongoing projects designed to engage families in the learning process. • Lead events that positively impact school life. • (bring your own questions)

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1A; 1D; 1E; 2B; 2C; 3A; 3B; 4A; 4B; 4C; 4D; 4E; 4F; BYOD;
Presenter: Luis Largo, Physics Teacher, Madison High School
Location: Madison High School Room G54
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 13; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2015-05-13
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 9 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 24
Current Instructor Email Account: largol@madisonpublicschools.org (Luis Largo)



Getting to Know Google Forms Course Num: 311 (6)


Get to know Google Forms! Create quizzes, assignments, and surveys on Google Forms to use in your classroom or as homework. It's easy to collaborate with your team or other colleagues through Google Drive. You can create additional materials such as a survey to get to know your students, forms for communicating with parents, or PARCC sample questions. You can choose from a variety of question types and analyze results easily through Google Forms. Be sure to bring content to create useful resources for your classroom and receive assistance and support as you work!

Audience: All K-5 Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1B; 1A; 1C; 1D; 1E; 1F; 2A; 3A; 3B; 3C; 3D; 4A; 4B; 4C; 4D; 4E;
Presenters: Ashley LoBrace, Grade 1 Teacher, Torey J. Sabatini School & Allison Brozyna, Grade 3 Teacher, Torey J. Sabatini School
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School Room 225
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 13; 3:45-5:00pm
Start Date: 2015-05-13
Hours: 1.25
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: lobracea@madisonpublicschools.org (Ashley LoBrace)



Google Forms Introduction and Advanced Workshop Course Num: 314 (6)


Google Forms will revolutionize the way you collect and organize data! Google Forms allows you to create multiple choice, short answer, long text response, rate on a scale, grid, and other question styles, which can be easily shared with an audience of your choosing. They can be a great way to quickly assess your students, obtain information from parents....or collect any other kind of data! Whether you are looking to learn for the first time or master Google Forms, this one-and-a-half hour professional development course will be helpful to you. Nancy will teach an introduction to logging into Google Drive, creating a Google Form, and sharing the form with your audience (students, parents, faculty, you name it!). Liz will teach some of the advanced features of Forms, such as inserting a picture or video, adding additional pages, setting up grid and scale questions, and directing poll-takers to a certain page based on their answers. During this class, you will have the chance to see examples and learn how to do these tasks, create your own sample form, share your form with the other participants, and check the data that you receive when people complete your surve

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1D; 1F; 3D; 3E; 4A; 4B;
Presenters: Liz Troullos, Italian Teacher, Madison Junior School & Nancy Hill, Science Teacher, Madison Junior School
Location: Madison Junior School Room 100
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 13; 3:30-5:00pm
Start Date: 2015-05-13
Hours: 1.5
Current Enrollment: 7 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: troullose@madisonpublicschools.org (Elizabeth Troullos)



Google Basics and Beyond! Course Num: 320 (6)


This class is a great way to wrap up your year and prepare for the next school year! We will review the basics of Google, before exploring the functions of Google Drive that are necessary for organization and planning. You will leave with the knowledge necessary to enjoy a stress-free conclusion to the school year and a smooth transition into the following year.

Audience: All Faculty and Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1C; 1D; 1E; 3E; 4A; 4E;
Presenters: Sara Kolesar, Grade 3 Teacher, Kings Road School & Gina Sloginski, Grade 3 Teacher, Kings Road School &Kellie Kontozoglus, Grade 4 Teacher, Kings Road School
Location: Kings Road School Multipurpose Room
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, May 14; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2015-05-14
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 5 Minimum Enrollment: 15 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: kolesars@madisonpublicschools.org (Sara Kolesar)

Next Week's Courses

Google Chrome in the Classroom Course Num: 288 (6)


Have you ever wondered what Google Chrome has to offer? This workshop will not only introduce you to the basics of the Google Drive such as Docs, Slides, and Forms, but also get you connected with communities where you can trade ideas with fellow teachers. You'll also get acquainted with Google Classroom, where you will set up your class, connect your students, and learn how to post announcements, assignments, and projects. Bring any current class content you want to use as you try out all the new tools!

Audience: K-5 Teachers
Danielson Component(s): 1C; 1D; 1E; 1F; 2B; 2C; 3A; 3B; 3C; 3D;
Presenters: Allison Brozyna, Grade 3 Teacher, Torey J. Sabatini & Ashley LoBrace, Grade 1 Teacher, Torey J. Sabatini
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School 225
Date(s) & Time(s): Tuesday, May 19; 3:45-5:15pm
Start Date: 2015-05-19
Hours: 1.5
Current Enrollment: 8 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: brozynaa@madisonpublicschools.org (Allison Brozyna)



Google Chrome in the Classroom Course Num: 289 (6)


Have you ever wondered what Google Chrome has to offer? This workshop will not only introduce you to the basics of the Google Drive such as Docs, Slides, and Forms, but also get you connected with communities where you can trade ideas with fellow teachers. You'll also get acquainted with Google Classroom, where you will set up your class, connect your students, and learn how to post announcements, assignments, and projects. Bring any current class content you want to use as you try out all the new tools!

Audience: K-5 Teachers
Danielson Component(s): 1C; 1D; 1E; 1F; 2B; 2C; 3A; 3B; 3C; 3D;
Presenters: Allison Brozyna, Grade 3 Teacher, Torey J. Sabatini & Ashley LoBrace, Grade 1 Teacher, Torey J. Sabatini
Location: Central Avenue School TBD
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 20; 3:45-5:15pm
Start Date: 2015-05-20
Hours: 1.5
Current Enrollment: 5 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: brozynaa@madisonpublicschools.org (Allison Brozyna)



Google Forms Introduction and Advanced Workshop Course Num: 316 (6)


Google Forms will revolutionize the way you collect and organize data! Google Forms allows you to create multiple choice, short answer, long text response, rate on a scale, grid, and other question styles, which can be easily shared with an audience of your choosing. They can be a great way to quickly assess your students, obtain information from parents....or collect any other kind of data! Whether you are looking to learn for the first time or master Google Forms, this one-and-a-half hour professional development course will be helpful to you. Nancy will teach an introduction to logging into Google Drive, creating a Google Form, and sharing the form with your audience (students, parents, faculty, you name it!). Liz will teach some of the advanced features of Forms, such as inserting a picture or video, adding additional pages, setting up grid and scale questions, and directing poll-takers to a certain page based on their answers. During this class, you will have the chance to see examples and learn how to do these tasks, create your own sample form, share your form with the other participants, and check the data that you receive when people complete your surve

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1D; 1F; 3D; 3E; 4A; 4B;
Presenters: Liz Troullos, Italian Teacher, Madison Junior School & Nancy Hill, Science Teacher, Madison Junior School
Location: Madison Junior School Room 100
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 20; 3:30-5:00pm
Start Date: 2015-05-20
Hours: 1.5
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: troullose@madisonpublicschools.org (Elizabeth Troullos)



Google Novices Unite! Course Num: 321 (6)


Still completely new to Google? Not sure what makes a Chromebook different from a laptop? Google Doc...does it have a Ph.D? Come join us as we wander through elementary vocabulary and browse the basic tools available on a Google Drive. Not recommended for anyone already familiar with Google.

Audience: Anyone ---non-teaching staff included.
Danielson Component(s): 1D; 3C;
Presenter: Debra Wahle, Math Teacher, Madison High School
Location: Madison High School Room C16
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 20; 3:15-6:15pm
Start Date: 2015-05-20
Hours: 3
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 15
Current Instructor Email Account: wahled@madisonpublicschools.org (Debra Wahle)



Chromebook Workshop Course Num: 305 (6)


This course is for those who are new to Chrome, or have taken a course and would like to practice their skills with some help. Bring your questions or a project to work on, and after a short mini-lesson, we will work together to solve problems, share tips, and practice. What would you like Chrome to do in your classroom?

Audience: All teachers
Danielson Component(s): 1D; 1F; 4B; 4D;
Presenter: Kathleen Wallace, REACH/Basic Skills Instruction Teacher, Kings Road School/Torey J. Sabatini School
Location: Torey J. Sabatini School Room 203
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, May 21; 3:45-5:00pm
Start Date: 2015-05-21
Hours: 1.3
Current Enrollment: 1 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: wallacek@madisonpublicschools.org (Kathleen Wallace)



Google Slides Course Num: 307 (6)


Learn how to use Google Slides in place of PowerPoint. We will walk you through how to make a presentation, come prepared with a topic or just to practice!

Audience: All Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1B; 1D; 4B; 4E;
Presenters: Megan Petersen, Occupational Therapist, Central Avenue School & Caitlin Manley, Grade 3 Teacher, Central Avenue School & Jennifer Tu, Grade 4 Teacher, Central Avenue School
Location: Central Avenue School Computer Lab
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, May 21; 3:45-4:45pm
Start Date: 2015-05-21
Hours: 1
Current Enrollment: 1 Minimum Enrollment: 15 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: petersenm@madisonpublicschools.org (Megan Petersen)




Getting to Know Google Forms Course Num: 313 (6)


Get to know Google Forms! Create quizzes, assignments, and surveys on Google Forms to use in your classroom or as homework. It's easy to collaborate with your team or other colleagues through Google Drive. You can create additional materials such as a survey to get to know your students, forms for communicating with parents, or PARCC sample questions. You can choose from a variety of question types and analyze results easily through Google Forms. Be sure to bring content to create useful resources for your classroom and receive assistance and support as you work!

Audience: All K-5 Staff
Danielson Component(s): 1B; 1A; 1C; 1D; 1E; 1F; 2A; 3A; 3B; 3C; 3D; 4A; 4B; 4C; 4D; 4E;
Presenters: Ashley LoBrace, Grade 1 Teacher, Torey J. Sabatini School & Allison Brozyna, Grade 3 Teacher, Torey J. Sabatini School
Location: Kings Road School TBD
Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday, May 21; 3:45-5:00pm
Start Date: 2015-05-21
Hours: 1.3
Current Enrollment: 1 Minimum Enrollment: 10 Maximum Enrollment: 20
Current Instructor Email Account: lobracea@madisonpublicschools.org (Ashley LoBrace)

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New Courses This Week

Google Novices Unite!Course Num: 321 (6)



Still completely new to Google? Not sure what makes a Chromebook different from a laptop? Google Doc...does it have a Ph.D? Come join us as we wander through elementary vocabulary and browse the basic tools available on a Google Drive. Not recommended for anyone already familiar with Google.

Audience: Anyone ---non-teaching staff included.
Danielson Component(s): 1D; 3C;
Presenter: Debra Wahle, Math Teacher, Madison High School
Location: Madison High School Room C16
Date(s) & Time(s): Wednesday, May 20; 3:15-6:15pm
Start Date: 2015-05-20
Hours: 3
Current Enrollment: 0 Minimum Enrollment: 5 Maximum Enrollment: 15
Current Instructor Email Account: wahled@madisonpublicschools.org (Debra Wahle)

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