Tech. TidByte

April 25, 2016

A Note From Dr. Melissa Williams-Scott

Well the world may believe that educators spend their summers lounging on the beach, sipping an umbrella beverage and spending all that money they are making for not working 3 months out of the year; BUT…we all know this is not actually the case. As we prepare to enter the Summer of 2016 (where did the school year go?!) the district will be offering over 100 different professional development options for staff. Quite a few of those are designed to help you infuse technology into your lessons with hands-on sessions. We know that student engagement is a huge piece to the knowledge acquisition puzzle and our students are born essentially knowing how to type with their thumbs. Let's capitalize on those skills. Check out the Eduphoria Workshop site for all the summer PD options. Sign Up, Show Up, Take Your Survey and then go enjoy that beach time you have all earned!!

Summer Technology Professional Development Opportunities

We are excited about our summer PD opportunities. All of the summer technology staff development will be held at the Technology Cottage Showcase Room with limited seating. Therefore, there will be multiple dates offered for each course to help better fit your busy schedules. Please sign up today for some exciting professional development.


The physical address of the workshop location is 2801 Oak Park, Dickinson, TX 77539. A map is located at https://goo.gl/maps/tGDpwc8TpW72. We are close to FNS, DCC/DALC, the old McAdams, and the Harbour Playhouse Theater.

To register for the session click on the date that best fits your schedule:

Google Academy:


During this professional development workshop, you will learn how to become a pro in all things Google. We will learn how to access your Google Drive and G-mail as well as create Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Sites. We will pull all of this together with Google Classroom.


Session options:


Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)

Thursday, June 23, 2016 (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)

Thursday, July 14, 2016 (8:30 AM to 3:30 PM)



BYO...What?! Everything You Need to Know About Using Student Devices in Your Class:


During this professional development workshop, you will learn how to utilize the BYOD Wireless Network in your classroom. We will explore apps that will enhance your lesson and engage your students, such as Splashtop, and Plickers.


Session options:


Thursday, June 30, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Thursday, July 21, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)



Using Technology for Parent Communication and Classroom Management:


During this professional development workshop, you will learn how to utilize apps and websites that help with parent communication and classroom management like Remind101, ClassDoJo, and others.


Session options:


Thursday, June 30, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Thursday, July 21, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)



Tools to Use With Your Google Classroom:


During this professional development workshop, you will learn how to utilize apps that can be incorporated into your Google Classroom like Blendspace and EdPuzzle.


Session options:


Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Forethought Lesson Plan Trainer of Trainers (ToT) Sessions

During this professional development workshop, you will learn how to use Eduphoria's Forethought for your lesson planning. This course is designed for those that are going to be the Forethought lead in your grade level or subject area. You will learn how to create a schedule, add lesson plans, and find resources. Then you will go back to your campus and train your teams and be the person of contact for Forethought help on your campus.

Session Options:


Tuesday, July 26, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Thursday, July 28, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Future Lobit teachers ONLY:

We are offering training on the devices and equipment to be used in your new classroom. Please check with your team and choose a session that works for you. It is not required you come with your team, but it is suggested. All Lobit teachers are required to attend this training. Click on the selected date below to register for the class.


Monday, August 1, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 PM)

Monday, August 1, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Thursday, August 4, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Thursday, August 4, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Friday, August 5, 2016 (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Friday, August 5, 2016 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)