Instructional Technology Training

EduTech Training Winter/Spring 2022 Catalog

Professional Learning To Inspire

Our goal is to support you! If there is something you want training in and don't see it offered in this catalog, or you want some of these offerings personalized for your district please reach out to Gordy Baxter (gordon.baxter@edutech.org).


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Meet our new teammate: Beth Falsone

Beth has joined our team as a Coordinator of Technology Integration. She leaves the classroom with 16 years of experience in grades 4 and 6. Click on her bitmoji to learn a little bit more about her. Welcome to the team, Beth!

A quick glance into what we are offering:

Winter & Spring Synchronous Offerings

Mote: Helping Make Feedback More Accessible

We all know that providing students with meaningful feedback can enhance the learning process, but did you know that Mote can strengthen it even more? Mote enables you to use your voice to provide efficient and accessible feedback. The best part? Mote has a free extension that is easily incorporated into your Google Workspace.

i-Ready: Monitoring Personalized Instruction

Worried about learning loss? i-Ready is your go-to tool to help reduce the attainment gap. Take this session after the first diagnostic. You may have noticed that your students are automatically provided lessons based on their diagnostic scores. However, as the teacher, you are able to make changes as you see fit. Attend this session to help you determine when and what action should be taken.

Getting Started with Google Jamboard: A Beginner's Guide

Are you ever worried that your students aren’t fully engaged? Or maybe they have great ideas but are afraid to speak up in class? Worry no longer, Google Jamboard has you covered! In this session, learn how to navigate Jamboard and participate in quick collaborative activities to see exactly how they can be implemented within your classroom.

Game Changer! Transform your ELA Centers with the help of Reading Progress

You spoke and we heard you. Teacher/student facetime is sacred and Reading Progress looks to honor that time. Reading Progress is a Microsoft Teams Assignment that uses the power of video recordings and AI to support and track reading fluency. Take this session to learn how to create a personalized reading experience that helps students build confidence in reading fluency, provides student autonomy, and puts active instructional time back into the teachers’ hands.

i-Ready: Reflecting, Monitoring, and Taking Action

Worried about learning loss? i-Ready is your go-to tool to help reduce the attainment gap. Take this session after the second diagnostic. Two diagnostics complete, now what? In this session, teachers will have an opportunity to look at results from both diagnostics and celebrate growth. They will also have the opportunity to reflect on their own student data and begin to develop an instructional plan moving forward.

Getting Creative with Google Forms: An Advanced Journey

Now that you’ve gotten the basics under your belt, it’s time to put your thought process to the test. In this session, learn how to create a form that reacts based on how one answers a question. Through branching and response validation, the possibilities in which you could use Google Forms are endless.

Microsoft Forms: A Beginner’s Guide

Looking to use data to help drive your instruction? Whether you’re creating a quiz, survey, or reflection, Microsoft Forms can help you collect data to make informed decisions. In this session, learn how to create a form, share your form, and see real-time results.

Google Tips and Tricks for Littles

Looking for ways to leverage technology to engage even your youngest students? This session will offer ideas for developing interactive, student-centered, and engaging digital instruction:
  • Drag and Drop with Google Slides
  • Digital Mystery Pictures with Google Sheets
  • Graphing with Google Sheets
(The content shared in this session will be geared towards primary but the tool can easily be adapted for any grade.)

Google for Clerical

We will spend an hour going through Google tools and what you need to know for organizing, creating, and sharing documents to help increase productivity and communication in your district.

An SEL and Tech Mashup: Leveraging Technology within the CASEL Framework

In this session, teachers will learn how to help students transform their morning meetings. Using the CASEL Framework, students will identify and highlight an example around one of the five social and emotional competencies, bringing their understanding to life through technology integration

Introduction to the NYSED Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards

Join us for an overview of the standards, what they are, how they can be implemented (timeline), and walk away with some examples.

Asynchronous Offerings

Mote Asycnchronous

We all know that providing students with meaningful feedback can enhance the learning process, but did you know that Mote can strengthen it even more? Mote enables you to use your voice to provide efficient and accessible feedback. The best part? Mote has a free extension that is easily incorporated into your Google Workspace.

HyperDocs Asynchronous

Are you looking for a way to integrate technology, create engaging lessons while being anchored in sound pedagogical practices? Hyperdocs is your go-to! Learn about what, why, and how to hyperdoc through this asynchronous hyperdoc learning experience. You will spend approximately 35 minutes learning about leveraging technology to create hyperdocs and the rest of the time will be spent creating!

Screencasting for Instruction and Review Asynchronous

Screencasting is a great tool for creating asynchronous learning. In your session, you will learn how to leverage screencasting apps to create a flipped experience, integrate them into playlists, hyperdocs, and blended learning to provide students with self-paced learning. Also, you can learn how to integrate these videos into google forms, edpuzzle, or even nearpod for formative assessments.

Best Practices for Shifting to Online Learning Asynchronous

This Asynchronous course will give participants resources and activities to explore and complete for building structures, routines, and relationships in the remote/hybrid learning environments.

Creating with Canva Asynchronous

Canva for Education is the world’s largest FREE, online design platform that enables teachers and administrators to easily create beautiful and engaging designs. Bring your ideas to life with over 60,000 ready-to-use educational templates including: worksheets, lesson plans, presentations, posters, newsletters, class schedules, infographics and more. In this workshop you will learn how to get started with Canva, explore the features, and learn tips to create engaging content.

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Registration Information

Your registration will NOT be complete until you gain your district level approval using the official enrollment form. Please print out the enrollment form and obtain your administrator's signature and FAX the form to 1-315-332-2117 or e-mail to johora@wflboces.org. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify Jacqui O'Hora at 1-315-332-7329 or cancel within My Learning Plan.


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