Summer Learning Opportunities

GCPS Technology Summer 2018

Technology Professional Learning Opportunities

Granville County Public Schools' Technology Department offers a variety of professional learning opportunities throughout the summer. Sessions for learning are held both virtually and face-to-face. All virtual sessions for Summer 2018 are Monday, June 18th - Friday, July 27th. Face-to-face session dates are listed beside the event. All learning opportunities will support the fulfillment of the 2.0 Digital Learning Competencies that are required for renewal of teaching licenses.

Digital Teaching & Learning (NCDPI) (.7 CEUs)

Wednesday, Aug. 1st, 8:30am

2043 Sanders Road

Stem, NC



Mark your calendar for August 1!

NCDPI will be hosting at Granville Central High School an all-day, face-to-face technology PD session this summer on August 1st. It’s a free event that will earn a day’s worth of DLC Technology CEUs. Hope you can join! Breakfast and lunch are provided (catered by Main Street Grille and Bakery in Wake Forest). DPI will send a sign-up link soon; however, if you'd like to go ahead and get your name on the list of participants, complete this form to register in advance.


***Starting time may change***

Online Module: Teaching with Powerschool Learning (Formerly Haiku)

(0.2 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: IT: Online Module: Teaching with PowerSchool Learning (Formerly Haiku)

Open from June 18th through July 27th

The Online Module: Teaching with PowerSchool Learning (Formerly Haiku) is an introduction to integrating the Granville County Public School’s learning management system, PowerSchool Learning, into the classroom. This course will cover what is PowerSchool Learning in GCPS, the basics functions, using the LMS to communicate with students and include extra features. These tools with assist with the integration of technology possibly leading to an enriched and blended online environment.

Online Module: Schoolnet Basics: Increasing the Effectiveness on Formative and Summative Assessments

(0.3 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: Schoolnet Basics: Increasing the Effectiveness on Formative and Summative Assessments

Open from June 18th through July 27th


In this online module, an introduction to one of Homebase’s valuable components: Schoolnet will be provided. Schoolnet houses resources and assessments items aligned to the Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards. You will learn how to search for resources by topic or standard and create an express and manual tests in Schoolnet. Tests that are created and assigned in Schoolnet can be automatically graded and synced with the Powerschool gradebook. The target audience for this session is teachers and administrators at the elementary, middle, and high school level.

Online Module: Schoolnet Part 2: Increasing the Effectiveness on Formative and Summative Assessments

(0.3 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: Schoolnet Part 2: Increasing the Effectiveness on Formative and Summative Assessments

Open from June 18th through July 27th


Schoolnet Part 2 will provide a number of options to users who are already familiar with the Homebase resource. Participants will receive a rapid review of basic items, take a deeper look at creating & organizing test items, editing test settings, sharing assessments and items, managing modifications, and creating reports from data collected within Schoolnet. This module will demonstrate many of the extra settings within Schoolnet.

Online Module: Educate about EDpuzzle

(0.2 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: Educate about EDpuzzle

Open from June 18th through July 27th



This online module is designed for you to become a certified EDpuzzle Coach. This course is for beginner users and advanced EDpuzzle users. This online module will take approximately two hours to complete and will take place in both PowerSchool Learning (Haiku) and EDpuzzle.

Online Module: Chromebooks 101 for Digital Age Teaching and Learning

(0.2 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: Chromebooks 101 for Digital Age Teaching and Learning

Open from June 18th through July 27th



Chromebooks 101 will provide participants information about the newest device to enter the hands of our students within Granville County Public Schools. In this online environment, you will learn about: What is a Chromebook, What is Google drive, and How to Manage a Chromebook Offline, along with Instructional Strategies to help support management in a 1:1 environment. After completing the virtual portions of this module, you will complete an online scavenger hunt using what you have previously learned, giving you a hands on experience with the device. After this module, you will have a better understanding of how to use a Chromebook. You will also have experience in a blended professional development session!

Online Module: QR Codes

(0.3 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: IT: Online Module: QR Codes

Open from June 18th through July 27th



The purpose of this online module is to provide the opportunity to learn about QR Codes. A Quick Response (QR) code is a digital image that can be scanned using one of the many free QR scanner apps available to any device. In this course you will learn the benefit of using QR codes in the school setting and see how they eliminate the frustration of long web addresses, take students directly to a designated website, and save time. QR codes are very easy to make and help to change up your normal routine, thus increasing student engagement. This course will equip you to use QR codes and give authentic practice using them. Participants in this professional development course will find freedom in time and location because it is totally online.

Online Module: Student and Staff Feedback Using Google Forms

(0.4 Tech/DLC CEUs)

WisdomWhere Link: IT: Online Module: Google Forms in the Classroom

Open from June 18th through July 27th



The purpose of this online module is to provide the opportunity to learn about Google Forms. This module will provide an overview of creating a Google Form, ways to use them in the classroom and offer advanced tools to utilize with them. Participants in this professional development course will find freedom in time and location because of it is totally online.