Summer Training Courses

Join us for summer learning!

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Come to one session or come to all! Join us for a 4-day event where we will cover a variety of topics as outlined below. Register for these sessions through Edivation.


1 Star/Recertification point per hour session you attend.

August 15 - 18, 2016

Technology Lab - located behind John F. Kennedy Middle School

Summer Training Courses

Monday, Aug. 15th, 8am to Thursday, Aug. 18th, 8am

2325 East Washington Street

Suffolk, VA

Teacher Website Blog Session

Want to start a blog for your classroom? Need some time to work on your existing blog? We're here to help if you need it! Come for an hour or for the entire day.


July _____, 2016

8:00 am - 4:00 pm (floating)

Webmaster Blog Session

This session is for those who manage their school's website. Come to work on specifics with your site and we'll be here to help if needed. Come for one day - or both. It's up to you.


July ______, 2016

July ______, 2016

8:00 am - 10:00 am (floating)

The Beginner's Guide to Twitter

If you are new to Twitter, this session will get you up and running fast. If you or someone you know needs a little help or motivation getting started, come to this informative session. You'll create an account, learn how to follow and get some follow recommendations, update your profile (including the ever so important profile picture - no eggheads), and learn the lingo. #twitterrocks


July ______, 2016

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Weekly Twitter Chats

Join us each week for a Twitter Chat.

Must already have a Twitter account.

@tech_sps

#spstalk

Google Classroom

Google Classroom helps teachers create, assign, and collect student classwork and homework paperlessly. With Google Classroom, teachers can seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Google Drive, and Gmail to create assignments, provide feedback for in progress and completed work, and communicate with their students directly and with whole class announcements- all without using a single piece of paper. Students can work on assignments in Google Docs and turn it in with a few clicks. The first hour of the session will be instruction and the hour that follows will give you time to play with the resource.


Monday, August 15, 2016

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Google Drawings

Google Drawings is a versatile tool for creating images, word art, objects, and diagrams. Students and teachers can use images individually or add them to a doc, spreadsheet, or presentation. Images can also be edited and labeled so students can demonstrate what they know. Google Drawings is another way to help students visualize concepts and design objects for use in the classroom. Use it to provide more engaging instruction and learning. The first hour of the session will be instruction and the hour that follows will give you time to play with the resource.


Monday, August 15, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Google Sheets & Add-ons

With Google Sheets you can access, create, and edit your spreadsheets wherever you go, from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Sheets can be shared with anyone, with simultaneous, real-time editing by a group of people, including chat and commenting. Features like editing, file conversion, add-ons, and offline editing make Sheets a powerful, free tools for teaching and learning. Add-ons are tools built by third-party developers using Google Apps Script. You can install add-ons to bring more functionality to Docs, Forms and Sheets. Examples of add-ons include Flubaroo to automatically grade assignments and Autocrat to merge. The first hour of the session will be instruction and the hour that follows will give you time to play with the resource.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Google Animation with Slides

Do you remember flipbook animations? Why use a static image to demonstrate a concept? Why have students struggle with illustrating their thinking? Come learn how to create fully functioning animations using Google Slides, a few graphics and special effects. The first hour of the session will be instruction and the hour that follows will give you time to play with the resource.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Google and your Personal Life

This session will highlight features and apps and how you can leverage them for your classroom or personal use. We’ll go beyond the Docs and Drive to explore Photos and Streetview. Bring your device to this session. (tablet, iPad, phone, etc.) The first hour of the session will be instruction and the hour that follows will give you time to play with the resources.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Google My Maps

Google My Maps is an application providing a fun and visual way to help students understand and learn about the world. Use Maps to teach geography concepts, map reading, location and distance measurement. Google Street View enables you and your students to explore the world up close, without leaving the classroom. The first hour of the session will be instruction and the hour that follows will give you time to play with the resource.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student Response Tools

These multi-platform tools for interactive classroom learning are fun, powerful and free! Student response systems have morphed over the years from simple ‘clicker’ systems to web based apps that work with a multitude of devices and operating systems. In this session we’ll cover several of the most popular and widely used tools out there. The first hour of the session will be instruction and the hour that follows will give you time to play with the resources.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

8:00 am - 12:00 pm