Summer Workshops

Join us to explore ways to integrate technology effectively!

Genereal Information

  • All workshops are held at Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15.
  • For other questions or more information, call 717-732-8400 ext. 8300 or e-mail kditzler@caiu.org.
  • Click HERE to register.

Canvas: Learn, Share and Create

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (5 Act 48 Hours)

Location: Friendship Room

Price: FREE to district employees with a Canvas Contract through the CAIU and $85/person without a Canvas Contract.

Description: This workshop is designed for teachers to explore and learn about how to use Canvas effectively and efficiently. Canvas is a learning management system that offers teachers and students the flexibility to provide synchronous and asynchronous instruction and learning opportunities. Students and teachers are able to communicate and collaborate effectively using the interactive tools available in Canvas. Canvas also allows teachers to keep track of student achievement and give feedback about their progress. Learn about how to organize content, utilize the wide variety of tools and motivate your students!

Bring a laptop to access the Canvas course!

Google: Be Effective and Efficient

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (5 Act 48 Hours)

Location: Juniata Room

Price: $55.00 ($30.00 for CAIU teachers)

Description: Join us to learn about how Google Apps can help you to work more efficiently and collaborate more effectively. We will explore a variety of Google tools and Apps that can be utilized by teachers to increase productivity and integrated into classroom lessons with students. We will explore:


  • Google Drive (Docs, Forms and Sheets)
  • Chrome Browser (features, Apps and Extensions)
  • GMail
  • Calendar
  • Google +
  • Other Cool Google Tools


Bring a device and make sure you have a Google (gmail) account.

Moodle: Learn, Share and Create

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (5 Act 48 Hours)

Location: Friendship Room

Price: FREE to district employees with a Moodle Contract through the CAIU and $85/person without a Moodle Contract.

Description: This workshop is designed for teachers to explore and learn about how to use the latest version of Moodle. Moodle offers teachers and students the flexibility to provide synchronous and asynchronous instruction and learning opportunities. Moodle allows teachers to keep track of student progress and achievement. Students and teachers engage in interactive assignments, discussion forums, chatting, assessments and much more. Learn how to keep your students engaged and organized with Moodle!

Nearpod: Present, Engage, Assess

Date:

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (5 hours of 48 carats credit)

Location:

Price: $40.00 ($25.00 for CAIU teachers)

Description: Nearpod allows you to create multimedia presentations to share content with your students and to manage the flow of the lesson in real time. Your students use Nearpod on their devices to receive multimedia content and to participate in engaging assessment and collaboration activities. Your presentation can be engaging and interactive through polls, quizzes, videos, drawing interactivity, website-sharing, self-guided quizzes and more. Join us to learn about the variety of features and functions of as well as best practices for preparing and presenting using Nearpod.

These sessions will be hands-on, therefore attendees should already have the full version of Nearpod so they can follow along and participate. Bring any device to participate in the presentation. A laptop is required for creating a presentation!

Utilizing WEB 2.0 Tools Effectively

Date:

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (5 hours of 48 carats credit)

Location:

Price: $40.00 ($25.00 for CAIU teachers)

Description: We will explore many amazing web-based resources that can enhance your classroom practice, encourage creativity and move your students’ thinking to higher levels. We will explore ways to integrate these resources in the classroom. We will focus on a few areas:

Areas of focus:

  • Digital Storytelling: Want to motivate your students to write? Want your students to collaborate with others outside your classroom? Want to use WEB 2.0 tools to meet the objectives of your writing activities in all curricular areas? Join me to explore tools and writing projects that will enhance your writing instruction, foster creativity and engage students.
  • Fun Formative Assessments: We will explore a variety of assessment tools that allow you to get a quick snapshot of your student's understanding of lessons or topics using one of these tools that helps to gather individual data in a quick setting.
  • Creative Presentations: Get your students' creative juices flowing by giving them options for presentations. We will explore a variety of tools that allow students to utilize audio, video and text to create interactive presentations to demonstrate their understanding of a concept.
  • We will also explore som other powerful web-based tools that could be used in a variety of ways in the classroom!

Bring a laptop for this interactive, hands-on session!

Facilitator: Karen Ditzler

Instructional Technology Specialist

Capital Area Intermediate Unit

kditzler@caiu.org

717-732-8400 X8300

Twitter: @kditzler

Google+: karenditzler

Skype: karenditzler


Karen Ditzler has been the Instructional Technology Specialist at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit for over 5 years. She taught second grade for ten years in West Shore School district. She was also an Instructional Integration Advisor at the elementary level. Karen is a Google Certified Teacher and a STAR Discovery Educator. She is passionate about infusing technology into education and finding ways for students and teachers to connect with people around the world.