SummerTech 2016

Earn your CPE and/or GT Hrs!!

registration opens may 2nd

Let's Engage and Motivate Students!

Here's a list of my SummerTech 2016 classes! These classes are designed to help you become more familiar and comfortable integrating technology, interactivity, and fun into your lessons.


Registration will open Monday May 2nd at 3:30 pm.

Why attend summer technology classes?

Knowledge- Sometimes it's fun being a smarty-pants.

Hours- CPE and/or GT hrs (explained below)

ALL FREE - NISD offers FREE CPE/GT HOURS... take advantage of these budget friendly sessions.

Prizes - We will be giving away some goodies.

Easy - If you're required to keep up with your hours, take them with us!! Take a little bit of time out of your summer to get some of those CPEs behind you.

SummerTech 2016 Sessions

Digital Designs (all New Stuff!) - 3 hrs

TEACHERS OF ALL GRADE LEVELS/SUBJECTS

CPE/GT Eligible


Warning: This will be a fun class.


We had so much fun with Engaging Designs last year. Whether you attended last year's amazing class or not, we will have a fun session filled with some new and exciting ways to use technology to ENGAGE and MOTIVATE students. Be ready to play and learn!


Note: This session MUST be paired with a Product Development session. You can use what you learn in the session to create some engaging lessons for your students during one of the Product Development times.


Note about GT Instruction: Teachers of GT students know how to adapt their lessons to fit their students' needs. The Digital Designs session's purpose is to provide an opportunity for teachers to:

  • Try a new or different approach with the curriculum
  • Differentiate instruction
  • Give students a different look at the academic content
  • Help inject creativity
  • Provide an opportunity for collaboration.


Check out these Websites (and possibly register your account... if necessary) ahead of time to have an idea where we're headed...

Websites: Quizizz, Plickers, Jigsaw Planet, Crossword Labs, Jeopardy Labs, and of course... SMART Notebook! Check out the SMART Exchange.

GOOGLE GEMS - 3 HRS

ALL TEACHERS/PARAPROFESSIONALS

CPE Eligible


This class will focus on the jewels of Google:

  • GAFE (Google Apps for Education)
  • Chrome - Apps and Extensions
  • Search - Advanced and Scholar
  • More - Google has other

The Paperless Elementary Classroom - 3 hrs

ALL TEACHERS/SUBJECTS OF K-4TH GRADERS

CPE Eligible


You don't have to go paperless 100% of your time, but maybe take a few baby steps towards creating a few digital lessons for your students... that don't involve paper!!


Elementary students don't have Google accounts... what??? Assigning digital content MAY seem hopeless. How in the world does an assignment go from teacher to student back teacher without exchanging hands? We'll be using some online ideas, as well as the iPad, to create some paperless assignments for students to digitally turn in to you! It's so much fun and unbelievably simple to do.


Note: I will have a class set of iPads, but feel free to bring your own.

The Paperless Secondary Classroom - 3 hrs

ALL TEACHERS/SUBJECTS OF 5TH-12TH GRADERS

CPE Eligible


You don't have to go paperless 100% of your time, but maybe take a few baby steps towards creating a few digital lessons for your students... that don't involve paper!!


Middle school and high school students have Google accounts... YAY!!! But, how in the world does an assignment go from teacher to student back to teacher without exchanging hands? We'll be using Google Drive to create some quick and easy paperless assignments for students... Docs, Slides, Forms, and even Google Drawings! Once these lessons have been created, we'll use Google Classroom to digitally assign the lessons... it's like magic.


Note: I'll have a class set of Chromebooks to use during this session.

CYBERSCHOOL - 3 HRS

ALL TEACHERS/PARAPROFESSIONALS WHO MANAGE WEBPAGES

CPE Eligible


Come work on your class/organization webpage! It's time set aside to work and design. I like to call this an Ask-n-Learn day! YOU decide what you want to do with your page, ASK questions, LEARN how, and post your information. It's a great time to figure out how to do some of those things you've been meaning to ask, but never had the time.

Product Development - 3 hrs

TEACHERS OF ALL GRADE LEVELS/SUBJECTS

CPE/GT Eligible


SSSSHHHHHH... It's quiet time to work... with maybe a quick tutorial or two along the way when necessary. You're on your own when it comes to the subject matter, but I'm there to assist you with the interactivity and digital design. Here's what you can do...


1) Projects and Ideas - If it involves technology, come work on it! Sign up for one or two of the 3 hr PD sessions to work on any of the following.

  • Lessons
  • Presentations
  • Assignments
  • Teacher/Department Webpages
  • Newsletters
  • Ask me!

2) Part 2 of Digital Designs - Sign up for one of the 3 hr PD sessions to work on and create what you learned about in Part 1 of Digital Designs! Feel free to use some of the awesome tools we used last year in Engaging Designs as well (if you're familiar).
  • Quizizz - New!
  • Plickers - New!
  • Jigsaw Planet - New!
  • Crossword Labs - New!
  • Jeopardy Labs - New!
  • SMART Notebook - Not new... but still pretty awesome!!
  • Kahoot!
  • EDPuzzle
  • QR Codes

Earning Your Hours

NISD Has YOU Covered!

CPE Credit:

Unless you're old like me and TEA grandfathered you in, most teachers must renew their teaching certificate every 5 years. You are required to earn a minimum of 150 hours in continuing professional education (CPE) within that 5 year time frame. Each of my classes is 3 hrs and counts towards either Content Area Development or Professional Development.


GT Credit:

  1. Digital Designs - Sign up for 1 Digital Designs session PLUS 1 Product Development session to earn your 6 GT hours. Although many teachers walk away with several ready to use lessons after this session, you must produce a finished or nearly finished digital lesson... or two... or three.
  2. Product Development - Sign up for two 3 hr Product Development sessions and create a digital lesson (or more) to earn your 6 GT hours. You must have a finished or nearly finished digital lesson by the end of your time.

What is an Acceptable GT Product?

  • Interactivity!! Interactivity!! Interactivity!!
    You may create a new lesson/game for your students in which you AND your students are ENGAGED. Use any of the interactive sites and apps we learned about in Digital Designs 2016 or even Engaging Designs 2015...
  • Not Acceptable for GT Hrs (but acceptable for CPE Hrs) - Newsletters, Lectures, Worksheets, Open House presentations, or edits of past lessons you've submitted...
  • Run it past me if you're not sure!!

registration

When and Where Can I Register?

When? You will be able to register for SummerTech 2016 classes beginning May 2.

Where? District Tools > Online Forms > SummerTech 2016 Registration


I can reset your Online Forms passwords if necessary.

Need to switch classes?

  1. Fill out a Cancellation Form
  2. There's a place on the form to explain your switcheroo!

Need to Cancel Completely?

It is summer, so things will come up!! Just let me know. I won't hold it against you IF you cancel ahead of time and don't leave me hanging!! ;-) You can...


  1. Fill out a Cancellation Form
  2. Email, call, or text ONLY if 24 hrs or less before class.
  3. Don't call my office number to cancel or leave me a message.

SummerTech Protocol

Check out my other flyer, Attendee Information, for information you will need before attending a SummerTech session.