OS Educational Technology News

Special Edition - 2016 Summer Professional Learning

Ed Tech Summer Professional Learning Opportunities!

This issue of the newsletter contains information about Educational Technology Professional Learning being provided at Oakland Schools this summer. I hope you can sign up to attend one or more of these offerings. It also contains a link to a 12-question survey the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is conducting to get your input on the redesign of the teacher page on MeL.

~Laura

Create, Interact & Collaborate with Google Drawings!

Date: July 12, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:45 A​​M
Cost: $20 in Oakland County / $40 out of Oakland County
Instructor: Laura Cummings, Educational Technology Consultant
Prerequisite knowledge: All levels
Grade Level: K-12
Audience: Elementary, middle school, and high school teachers; media specialists; and other interested educators
SCECHs: 3
Description:​​​ Google Drawings is a tool in the Google Apps for Education suite that few know about. Come to this workshop to learn the basics for creating Google Drawings. See how Google Drawings can be used to enhance instructional resources and student projects with things like banners, fancy titles, custom drawings and annotated photos. Time will also be spent looking at how Google Drawings can be set up as interactive activities like l​​abeling diagrams, matching tasks, collaborative graphic organizers and more. Google Drawings come with the same collaboration tools as the other Google products, so sharing and learning in a collaborative fashion are easily accomplished. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours. If you bring your own, please have the Chrome browser installed. Everyone should come with their Google accounts set up and ready to use.
To register, click here.​

Google Administrators Bootcamp

Dates: July 13-14, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $299
Instructor: John Sowash and Kevin Powers, gEducator Admin Training Team
Prerequisite knowledge: All levels
Audience: Individuals who are involved in the setup, management and configuration of Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks, and Android tablets.
SCECHs: N/A
Description: Have you secured your Domain, Users, and Devices? The Google Admin Bootcamp is specifically designed for district IT directors and administrators who want a better understanding of the management tools and feature of Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks, and Android Tablets. A next level training, this event will help you take the next step to lead your organization in their Google App implementation.
For more information, click here.
To register, click here.

Buffet of Digital Tools for Formative Assessment

Date: July 20, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost: $20 in Oakland County / $40 out of Oakland County (Breakfast will be provided.)
Instructor: Laura Cummings, Educational Technology Consultant
Prerequisite knowledge: All levels
Grade Level: K-12
Audience: Elementary, middle school, and high school teachers; media specialists; and other interested educators
SCECHs: N/A
Description: Come to this fun, fast-paced, morning event and enjoy a buffet breakfast while you interact with a buffet of digital tools for formative assessment. The featured tools will include Plickers (only need one device the teacher’s!), Kahoot! (game-based fun), Socrative (quizzes, exit tickets, games & more), and Google Forms (multiple choice, short answer, & extended response options). You will experience each tool from the student’s point-of-view and then get a peek into the teacher’s view. You will leave with a set of Plickers cards and information on how to enroll in free, self-paced courses that will guide you step-by-step in getting started with any or all of these formative assessment tools.
Buffet of Digital Tools for Formative Assessment Flyer - Please share this flyer with others who might be interested in attending.
To register, click here.​

Learning with iPads

Date: July 26, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Cost: $20 in Oakland County / $40 out of Oakland County (Lunch will be provided.)
Instructor: Laura Cummings, Educational Technology Consultant
Prerequisite knowledge: All levels
Grade Level: K-12
Audience: Elementary, middle school, and high school teachers; media specialists; and other interested educators
SCECHs: 5
Description: iPads make a great addition to the classroom. iPads not only facilitate creative and collaborative learning opportunities for your students, they also provide great tools for publishing student work and sharing information with parents. In this hands-on workshop, you will review examples of students projects that can be often be used as formative or summative assessments. Workshop activities will give you time to use the same apps to create projects of your own. You will return to your classroom ready to use the apps and projects with your students! If you and your students have access to iPads, you won’t want to miss this workshop! ​
To register, click here!

Summer Digital Learning Conference

Date: August 17, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Location: Oakland Schools
Cost: $20
Audience: Elementary, middle school and high school teachers, media specialists and other interested educators
SCECHs: 4 ($10 additional fee)
Description: Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. Join us at Oakland Schools in August 2016, for the Oakland Schools Summer Digital Learning Conference! This one-day conference will run from 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. Various Michigan educators will present on a range of topics such as: Google apps for education, STEM, digital tools for assessment, online resources, iPad apps, teaching strategies and more. Sessions will last for one hour and lunch will be provided midday. Be sure to bring a fully charged device with you so you can interact with the resources and tools throughout the day!

2016 Summer Digital Learning Conference Flyer - Please share this flyer with others who might be interested in attending.
To register, click here!

Blending, It's Elementary My Dear Watson!

Dates: August 24 & 25, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Instructor(s): Stacey Schuh and Kelly Hixon, Blended Learning Coaches for MyBlend, a program of Michigan Virtual University
Prerequisite knowledge: All levels
Grade Level: K-5
Audience: Elementary teachers; media specialists; and other interested elementary-level educators
SCECHs: 10
Description: Elementary educators who attend this two-day, FREE workshop will be guided by the instructors to understand and identify how blended learning can be used to personalize learning in the K-5 environment. Over the two days, the participants will be introduced to the benefits of blending learning at the elementary level, try out a variety of digital tools, enhance a unit they are already teaching by blending digital tools with face-to-face instruction, create a digital assessment and more! Check-in and continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 AM both days. Lunch will also be provided both days. Participants who attend both days are eligible to receive a $200 stipend!!!
Click on the file link below to download a flyer to share with others.
Blending! It's Elementary My Dear Watson Flyer - Please share this flyer with others who might be interested in attending!
To register, click here.

Discovery Streaming: Videos and So Much More!

Date: August 26, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Cost: $20 in Oakland County / $40 out of Oakland County (Lunch will be provided.)
Instructor: Laura Cummings, Educational Technology Consultant
Prerequisite knowledge: Must have a Discovery Streaming subscription
Grade Level: K-12
Audience: Elementary, middle school, and high school teachers; media specialists; and other interested educators
SCECHs: 5 ($10 additional fee)
Description: This hands-on, minds-on workshop will provide you with exciting and enriching professional development, focused on creative ways to maximize your Discovery Education STREAMING subscription, emphasizing instructional best practices for digital media. Whether you are new to Discovery Education STREAMING or you are an “every day, every lesson” user, this workshop will provide you with creative ways to motivate students; engage higher order thinking; support retention and transfer; and achieve learning and curriculum goals with a myriad of creative integration strategies for using Discovery Education media assets. This workshop will begin with the basics and will move on to explore how to use Discovery Education resources to create interactive lesson plans that support all curricular areas while differentiating instruction. You’ll leave feeling empowered to create rigorous and relevant, media-infused learning experiences that support all learners! We will have PC laptops available for use, but feel free to bring your own device.

"Discovery Streaming Videos and So Much More! Flyer-Summer 2016 - Please share this flyer with others who might be interested in attending!
Click here to register for August 26, 2016 session!

Help Redesign the Michigan eLibrary Teacher Page!

Over the summer, the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) staff will be redesigning the Teacher Page at MeL.org and would like your input. Below is a link to a 12 question survey that only takes a few minutes to complete. Your input will help the MeL staff to provide a spot for educators that is both enticing and helpful.

MeL Teacher Tab Redesign Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/23WYM6H

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Oakland Schools Educational Technology Consultants

Laura Cummings

Laura.Cummings@oakland.k12.mi.us

248-209-2283


Judy Nichols

Judith.Nichols@oakland.k12.mi.us

248-209-2080

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