Summer Technology PD

Opportunities to Attend PD led by your ITF, Julia Solnek.

Join your ITF in Summer PD!

Summer registration opened on Monday, May 2nd. With so many choices out there, it is sometimes helpful to see a friendly face during training. I will be presenting several of the Technology PD opportunities for this summer. Below you will find the description of the course, as well as all of the days that I will be presenting that particular course. There are many options outside of these for Summer Technology PD, so if the ones I am presenting don't interest you, don't forget to consider our other courses. I'm so looking forward to seeing you all this summer!

Amplifying Learning in the Digital Classroom (NOVEMBER TRADE)

This session is designed for elementary teachers with access to iPads, Chromebooks, and/or Macbooks. Teachers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend as we infuse the research-based classroom management strategies to foster creating an effective digital learning environment. Participants will learn a variety of strategies and tools for engaging today's digital natives inspired by the book Amplify by Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke. Participants will create a digital learning environment action plan appropriate for their classroom. Please bring a fully charged laptop, an iPad if possible, headphones and all charging cords.


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From Paper to Tech: Making the Most of Blended Learning (NOVEMBER TRADE)

This session is designed for the elementary teacher. Teachers of all skill levels will discover ways to communicate and connect with students through learning management systems. Participants will learn how to use research-based strategies to foster an effective blended learning environment. Time will be spent learning approaches and tools for engaging today's digital natives . Please bring a fully charged laptop, an iPad if possible, headphones and all charging cords.


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Nurturing Student Growth through Digital Feedback (NOVEMBER TRADE)

Explore a variety of digital tools that enable teachers and students to make connections, grow by collaborating, learning, and sharing with others. Experience the digital feedback process and how it can be a powerful way to impact learning inside or outside of your classroom walls. Please bring fully charged teacher laptop and iPad (if you have one). You will need to know your Apple ID and Password (if you use an iPad) and your Google Drive login (@staff.lisd.net).


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Deeper Thinking - The why of ePortfolios and Collaboration (NOVEMBER TRADE)

Join us as we boost ePortfolio implementation knowledge and wisdom! We will clarify the vision of the LISD ePortfolio. Become a master facilitator of digital student reflection and see how the learning we all want our students to do aligns with the 21st Century Skills! Explore lesson design that allows for student collaboration and reflection. Please bring fully charged teacher laptop and iPad (if you have one).


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All Levels: SMART Board Basics (NOVEMBER TRADE)

This hands-on workshop will give teachers opportunities to learn and practice various tools in SMART Notebook to hone their SMART Board skills. Teachers will explore various strategies for integrating the SMART Board into instruction as well. Time will be spent interacting with the Lesson Activity Toolkit and other features designed to increase student engagement and deepen understanding. Please bring your teacher laptop with Notebook 15 installed and your power cord. Please do NOT bring an iPad in lieu of a laptop.


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All Levels: Online Google Docs (NOVEMBER TRADE)

Collaboration is made easy with Google Docs! Learn smart editing tools, provide feedback, work offline, create a table of contents, and more. This entire class is completed online in Google Classroom. The course instructor will email the unique Google Classroom code before the course opens. You will have 11 days to complete the course.


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Julia Solnek- Central Zone Elementary ITF

Instructional Technology Facilitator. Apple Product Lover. Tech Creator. Book Devourer. Gigantic Nerd. Proudly supporting teachers and staff at: Central, College Street, Degan, Lillie J. Jackson, Southridge and Valley Ridge.