MACS Back to School - PD Events

Week of August 3, 2020- Optional PD for all MACS Educators

Supporting You to Support our Students for the 2020-2021 school year

We are excited to announce that a fabulous team of MACS teachers representing each of our schools have come together to develop a week-long event for all MACS educators. This awesome event is designed to kick off our new school year by focusing on digital teaching and learning tools that will support you in the face-to-face and/or remote learning environment. Everyone is invited to join the sessions that best support your personalized needs.

Pear Deck with Dalton Tedder

Monday, Aug. 3rd, 9am

This is an online event.

Click here to join Dalton's session!


Audience- MACS K-12 Educators


Description- We will cover the basics of Pear Deck, like how to create using Google Slides, how to find student responses, and how to use the templates Pear Deck provides.

Digitizing a PDF Document in Google Slides with Patricia Combs

Monday, Aug. 3rd, 11am

This is an online event.

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Target Audience- MACS K-12 Educators


Session Description- Need help learning how to use pdfs you already have for digital learning? I have a solution... Learn how to digitize a pdf in Google Slides to create an editable document. The session will also include other tips for using Google Slides to create assignments.

PDF to Text & Renaming of Picture Files with Stephanie Hutchinson

Monday, Aug. 3rd, 2pm

This is an online event.

Click here to join Stephanie's session! Zoom Password- 12


Audience- MACS K-12 Educators


Description- We will be using Google Docs to transform materials (for which you have copyright permission) into text to make for ease of assignment formatting. Using Apple Automator, we will learn how to rename groups of picture files quickly.

Flipgrid with Maggie Mitchell

Tuesday, Aug. 4th, 9am

This is an online event.

Click here to join Maggie's session!


Meeting ID: 781 393 6806
Passcode: Mitchell


Audience- MACS K-12 Educators


Description-New to Flipgrid? Learn how to assign video discussion boards to boost student engagement.

Let's Reassess Assessments with Dalton Tedder

Tuesday, Aug. 4th, 11am

This is an online event.

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Audience- MACS K-12 Educators


Description- Multiple Choice test don't give us the feedback we need to help every child reach their full potential. We will look into alternate assessment tools and having students tell us what they know through creation.

Using Google Docs for Assignments with Brittany Branch

Tuesday, Aug. 4th, 2pm

This is an online event.

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Google Hangout Link-


Audience- MACS 3rd-12th Grade Educators


Description- Learn how to make fillable google docs for virtual guided notes, worksheets, etc as well as other tricks in Google docs. We will also look at how to assign those Google docs in Schoology.

Creating Lessons for Remote Learning and Ideas for Video Calls with Students with Kelly Johnson

Wednesday, Aug. 5th, 9am

This is an online event.

Click here to join Kelly's session!


Audience- MACS K-12 Educators


Description- I will present tips I learned from Matt Miller for creating engaging and fun virtual lessons for your students. Also, I will include ideas for how to use Video Calls with your students. They want to see our faces and I'll give you some ideas that you can use.

Basic Schoology Functions with Emma Wagoner

Wednesday, Aug. 5th, 11am

This is an online event.

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Audience- MACS 3rd-12th grade Educators


Description- Schoology - How to make an update an announcement, scheduling things to publish/unpublish, hiding things from student view.

Create Your Own Interactive Bitmoji Classroom with Brittany Branch

Wednesday, Aug. 5th, 2pm

This is an online event.

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Audience- MACS K-12 Educators


Description- Learn how to make a hyperdoc style Bitmoji interactive classroom.

How to Create a Hyperdoc with Emma Wagoner

Thursday, Aug. 6th, 9am

This is an online event.

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Audience- MACS K-12 Educators


Description- We will learn how to hyperlink sites/activities to a Google Doc for student engagement.

First Impression is Everything! with Alex Tedder

Thursday, Aug. 6th, 11am

This is an online event.

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Audience- MACS K-12 Educators


Description- Students are more interested in what they are learning when their materials are visually appealing. I will show teachers multiple ways to enhance their presentations and digital lessons. We will look at tools like Canva and how to create your own designs, but will also look at tools like SlidesMania that will give you a template to work from.

Power Up Seesaw Activities! with Maria Segura

Thursday, Aug. 6th, 2pm

This is an online event.

Click here to join Maria's session!


Meeting ID: 734 0750 6558 Passcode: 9VyQ40


Audience- BHT Educators


Description- I will present different options/features Seesaw has that allow teachers to create more interactive activities. There are many tips and ideas that will be super fun for our students. (Digital Classrooms, Choice Boards, Multiple audio files in one slide, Seesaw for Instruction)

Friday Morning Coffee Chat

Friday, Aug. 7th, 9pm

This is an online event.

Click here to join our coffee chat to close out the week!


Grab your coffee or favorite morning beverage and join us to debrief, and discuss what you learned from this week's PD or the available tutorials. Join us to share additional tips and strategies while also addressing your further PD needs for the 2020-2021 school year.