NPS Summer Technology Training

Summer 2015

Flexible Technology Training

Flexibility is the key word when it comes to technology training this summer! Most sessions will be offered online which means you can do the training when it works for you. Back by popular demand are the "Do What You Wanna Do Days" which puts you in the driver's seat and gives you choice in technology training. And new this year is the Quest for Techcellence, a fun online game that will have you learning new technology skills or enhancing the skills you already have.


All training options are available for professional growth points. Points vary depending on the training option you choose. If you choose to complete the training online for professional growth, all activities must be completed by July 31.

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Do What You Wanna Do Day!

Do you want to create flipped videos but not sure how? Have an idea for a new project but need a little help? Want to create a website but have no idea how to get started? Have you been interested in learning a new tool but you just don't have the time? If you answered yes to any of those questions you need to attend "Do What You Wanna Do Day!"


This training is all about what YOU want to do. You will have time to work on a project of your choice and Mickie will be available to help, answer questions and brainstorm with you. And best of all, you will have the entire day to use as you see fit!


Do What You Wanna Do Day will be held on July 23 and July 28 from 9am - 3pm with a one hour lunch break. You can attend one day or both. The training will be held at the DCC at 308 S. 6th Street. This training will only be offered face to face. No online option is available for this training. You will receive five professional growth points for attending one day. If you attend both days, you get ten points!


Register for Do What You Wanna Do Day (You must be logged in to your Google account to access this form.)

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Become a Google Sites Ninja!

By August 1, every teacher should have a digital presence, a way in which they can communicate digitally with students and parents. Google Sites is one option for creating a digital presence.


This training will take you through the entire process of creating a Google Site. From planning your site to creating your site to designing your site and adding stuff to your site, you will gain ninja skills that will make you a Google Sites Ninja Master in no time!


This training will be offered as an online version that you can complete at your own pace. You can receive five professional growth points for completing this training. Professional growth points will only be awarded for newly created sites.


Visit the Google Sites Dojo and register for Google Sites Ninja training.

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Quest For Techcellence

Welcome to the Quest for Techcellence! A fun twist on professional development that will have you earning XPs, badges, rewards and leveling up. XPs? Badges? Leveling up? What’s all this? Watch this video to learn more.
Quest For Techcellence
Here are just a few of the quests in the Quest for Techcellence:


  • Digital Citizen
  • Coder
  • Big Shot
  • Screen Star
  • Picture Me This
  • A Blank Canvas
  • Tag You're It
  • All In Good Time
  • Flipped Out


The Quest for Techcellence is designed for you to be able to enhance the skills you have or learn new skills. And best of all, everything you learn will be applicable in your classroom next fall. Some quests are required and others you can choose based on what you need to learn.


The Quest for Techcellence is available online only. You can earn up to 23 professional growth points for completing this training! Don't need professional growth points? That's okay! You can still complete the quest!


Register for the Quest for Techcellence (You must be logged in to your npsne.org Google account to access this form.)

Don't Need Professional Growth?

Sign Up For Summer Tech Texts!

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