USD 495 Tech Learning Opportunities

Summer 2016

This summer we are offering Intel Course and face-to-face Tech Workshop learning opportunities. All workshops and courses are FREE with opportunities to earn PD points or graduate credit hours from Baker University. Each Graduate credit is $65

Pick 3 Options - attend any three of the labeled Pick 3 workshops to earn 1 graduate credit from Baker University for $65. Graduate credit does require additional work away from class time.


PLEASE NOTE: All workshops must have a minimum of 5 registered participants or the workshop will be cancelled.

Intel Courses

Collaboration in the Digital Classroom

Start Date - June 1, 2016
End Date - July 12, 2016

Plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online tools, which are increasingly an integral part of our digital, global world.

Click here to enroll in this online course - Collaboration in the Digital Classroom

Tech Workshops

Please bring the following to all tech workshops:
  • Laptop or iPad
  • Power adaptor
  • Willingness to learn

Advance Your Google Apps for Education Skills

You are already comfortable receiving and responding to emails, but do you have trouble organizing and locating past emails? Have you ever chatted with someone through your email?


You already know how to create a Google document and view a document shared by another person, but do you know how to obtain and provide feedback? Do you struggle finding shared documents or locating your own documents? Have you ever created a Google Form or explored the add-on options?


If you answered no to any of the above questions, then this is the training for you. We will explore the answers to these questions and more.

Date: June 7th (8:00am-11:30am)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Moving to Google Classroom

Haven’t started using Classroom yet? Now is the time to jump on board! We will go over the basics of Google Classroom and how you can eliminate some of the paper use in your classroom. You will also have time to get your own classes started for the 2016-2017 school year.

(This session is geared for grades 3-12.)

Date: June 7th (12:00pm-3:30pm)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Breakout EDU



Problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, team-work...All these skills make up Breakout EDU. Participants will learn and experience how Breakout EDU can enhance learning with their students.


Date: June 14th (8:00am-11:30am)

Date: July 12th (8:00am-11:30am)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Build-A-Website Workshop

Whether you need to get started on your classroom website, need some assistance, or just need time to work, this training opportunity is right for everyone!


Date: June 14th (12:00pm-3:30pm)

Date: July 26th (8:00am-11:30am)


Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Chrome, Chrome & More Chrome

What do extensions, add-ons, adding people, show full history have in common? They are all powerful features available in the Google Chrome browser and the Chromebook. During our time together, we will explore these features at length so you can make the most of Google Chrome.


Date: June 21st (8:00am-11:30am)

Assessment Tools: Wizer, Quizizz & formative

Come explore Wizer, Quizizz and formative as tools to assess student knowledge and understanding while saving your paper for more important things, like making airplanes and kites!


Date: June 21st (12:00pm-3:30pm)

Screencasting 101

Tired of telling students over and over again how to log into their Google Account? Tired of telling them where to find their assignment in Google Classroom? Just tired of showing the same instructions over and over again? Screencasting might be your solution! We will explore various tools available for creating screencasts. You will also create your own screencast during our time together.


Date: June 28th (8:00am-11:30am)

Spicing Up Presentations & Publishing

Tired of your old presentations? Tired of sitting through boring slideshows? We will explore a variety of tools for spicing up your presentation and publishing needs.


Date: June 28th (12:00pm-3:30pm)

Skype & Hangout in the Classroom

Whether you want to do a Mystery Skype or Hangout with a professional who uses stats in their job, Skype and Hangout can help make it happen. We will explore the basics for using these tools and how we can use them in our classroom. By the end of our time, you will be ready to bring the global world into your classroom!


Date: July 5th (8:00am-11:30am)

Creating Digital Portfolios with Seesaw

Trying to find a way to track student progress throughout the school year with viable documentation? Seesaw may be the tool for you! Participants will take a hands-on approach to exploring this digital student portfolio tool. Learn how students can document and submit their work to you via images, videos, and documents all through one tool.


Date: July 5th (12:00pm-3:30pm)

Infographics or How to present the many shades of poop professionally

You’ve seen them all over social media, in presentations, and even at your doctor’s office. Now learn how you and your students can make your own infographics to present information.


Date: July 12th (12:00pm-3:30pm)

Coding: The New Computer Science

The question is not who should code, but why should all students experience coding. The answer...Come find out! We will also look at teaching resources for introducing and teaching coding to students K-12. Yes, even a 5-year-old can learn about coding! If they can learn, so can you!


Date: July 26th (12:00pm-3:30pm)