Summer Professional Development

Opportunities to attend PD led by your ITF, Nancy Benton

JOIN your ITF in Summer Professional Development

Summer registration opens on TODAY May 2nd. With so many choices out there, it is sometimes helpful to see a friendly face during training. I will be presenting several of the Technology PD opportunities for this summer. Below you will find the description of the course, as well as all of the days that I will be presenting that particular course. There are many options outside of these for Summer Technology PD, so if the ones I am presenting don't interest you, don't forget to consider our other courses. I'm so looking forward to seeing you all this summer!

Nurturing Student Growth Through Digital Feedback (NOVEMBER TRADE)

Explore a variety of digital tools that enable teachers and students to make connections, grow by collaborating, learning, and sharing with others. Experience the digital feedback process and how it can be a powerful way to impact learning inside or outside of your classroom walls. Please bring fully charged teacher laptop and iPad (if you have one). You will need to know your Apple ID and Password (if you use an iPad) and your Google Drive login (@staff.lisd.net).



June 15th http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17568

June 27th http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17692

July 20th http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17714

Transformative Tools for the 21st Century Learner (NOVEMBER TRADE)

Participants will engage in a variety of digital formative assessments to enhance student learning opportunities. They will explore how digital tools available in the classroom can offer quick real-time data to impact student centered instruction. Please bring fully charged teacher laptop and iPad (if you have one). You will need to know your Apple ID and Password (if you use an iPad) and your Google Drive login (@staff.lisd.net).



June 29th http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17686

July 18th http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17689

Amplify Learning in the Digital Classroom (NOVEMBER TRADE)

This session is designed for elementary teachers with access to iPads, Chromebooks, and/or Macbooks. Teachers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend as we infuse the research-based classroom management strategies to foster creating an effective digital learning environment. Participants will learn a variety of strategies and tools for engaging today's digital natives inspired by the book Amplify by Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke. Participants will create a digital learning environment action plan appropriate for their classroom. Please bring a fully charged laptop, an iPad if possible, headphones and all charging cords.


August 4th http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17733

Elementary Level: From Paper to Tech: Making the Most of Blended Learning (NOVEMBER TRADE)

This session is designed for the elementary teacher. Teachers of all skill levels will discover ways to communicate and connect with students through learning management systems. Participants will learn how to use research-based strategies to foster an effective blended learning environment. Time will be spent learning approaches and tools for engaging today's digital natives . Please bring a fully charged laptop, an iPad if possible, headphones and all charging cords.



June 16th http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17592

July 11th http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17737

August 2nd http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17740

Deeper Thinking: The WHY of ePortfolios and Collaboration (NOVEMBER TRADE)

Join us as we boost ePortfolio implementation knowledge and wisdom! We will clarify the vision of the LISD ePortfolio. Explore lesson design and allows for student collaboration and reflection.



June 13th http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17569

June 30th http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17718

August 3rd http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17721

Elementary Level: Deeper Thinking: The why of ePortfolios and Communication (NOVEMBER TRADE)

Join us as we boost ePortfolio implementation knowledge and wisdom! We will clarify the vision of the LISD ePortfolio. Become a master facilitator of digital student reflection and see how the learning we all want our students to do aligns with the 21st Century Skills! Explore lesson design that allows for student communication and reflection. Please bring fully charged teacher laptop and iPad (if you have one).



June 28th http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17726

August 1st http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17732

All Levels: Google Add Ons and Chrome Extensions (NOVEMBER TRADE)

Did you know Google does a lot more than search? Discover some of the amazing things that can be done with Google Add Ons and Chrome extensions. Explore Google add-ons and Chrome extensions that save time, increase productivity and easily generate professional looking products for both teachers and students. Learn how to use unique tools that summarize, provide assessment and feedback, and help bring curriculum alive and increase student engagement.Google Add Ons and Extensions may be used on computers and Chromebooks but not on iPads or phones.Please bring a fully charged laptop.


June 14th http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17593

All Levels: iWork/iMovie Basics (NOVEMBER TRADE)

Participants will focus on student creation, critical thinking, and synthesis using iWorks and iMovie on the iPad. Participants will explore the functionality and characteristics of Keynote, Numbers, Pages and iMovie. These apps will allow students to make meaning visible through the creation of a product that shows their deep understanding. Please confirm Keynote, Numbers, Pages, iMovie and Google Drive apps are installed on your charged iPad. Please contact Helpdesk (helpdesk@lisd.net or at Bolin) with any questions regarding installation of apps. Bring your charged iPad, charged teacher laptop, and earbuds.


July 21st http://www.schoolobjects.com/wshop/default.aspx?cid=17547