Rutherford County Schools

Technology Professional Development (Spring 2016)

NCEES Registration

Registration for professional development is conducted within the NCEES PD system. The course title and course numbers are listed for each session. Click the course number for a direct link to register for the course. Technology CEU credit will be awarded at the completion of each session. If you need assistance, please email your instructional technology facilitator. Be sure to bring your laptop/iPad to all sessions.

iPad Basics 101

NCEES Course Code #: 3702

CEUs: .15 Technology

Instructors: Kendra Greenlee, Donna Ledford & Tara Mauney

Location: CO - TTA

Date: February 15, 2016 Rescheduled Due to Weather: March 8, 2016

Time: 3:30p-5:00p

Audience: K-4


This session targets the user who needs a review for doing the basics, like navigating the iPad and choosing the right apps for technology integration. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the iPad and how it can be used as an everyday teaching/learning tool for the classroom.

Creating Schoolnet Assessments

NCEES Course Code #: 2770

CEUs: .15 Technology

Instructor: Donna Hensley

Location: CO - TTA

Date: April 4, 2016 Rescheduled from Feb. Due to Weather

Time: 3:30-5:00

Audience: 6-12 Core Teachers


Guarantee the success of your students by exposing them to questions written around the standards. Participants will learn to use Schoolnet to create an assessment tied to their curriculum standards that will be ready to deliver the next day in class. In addition, participants will learn to analysis student performance results and adjust instruction using valuable data analysis tools inside of Schoolnet.

Building Interactive Video Lessons with eduCanon

NCEES Course Code #: 3892

CEUs: .15 Technology

Instructors: Kendra Greenlee, Donna Ledford & Tara Mauney

Location: CO - TTA

Date: February 23, 2016

Time: 3:30p-4:30 p

Audience: K-5


Are you tired of your students zoning-out during your video lessons? Are you looking for a way to ensure students are actively engaging while using video content? Then we have the tool for you!


EduCanon is an online learning environment that helps teachers to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any YouTube, Vimeo, or TeacherTube video content (screencasts, Khan Academy, Minute Physics, TED, NOVA, etc.) and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students. This is done by inserting activities, such as questions, notes, or opportunities to pause and reflect as the video progresses, thus dividing the content into smaller parts and requiring students to think about what they are seeing. This process increases student engagement while viewing educational videos and allows real-time monitoring of student understanding. It is also a useful tool for creating flipped-classroom activities. This session will also be facilitated by Salima Noorani from Educanon via Google Hangout.

Canvas ePortfolios

NCEES Course Code #: 2784

CEUs: .15 Technology

Instructor: Kim Ingle

Location: CO - TTA

Date: February 29, 2016

Time: 3:30p-5:00p

Audience: K-12


Is it your dream to have a location within Canvas for your students to store all of their projects? Students can create digital portfolios filled with multimedia projects they have created for any class. Digital portfolios can be used for a unit of study, to show mastery of a topic or standard, an art portfolio, and many others. Students will be able to upload work samples that meet each standard. Teachers will learn how to create digital portfolios utilizing ePortfolios in Canvas.

Get With The Flow Using Classflow

NCEES Course Code #: 2769

CEUs: .15 Technology

Instructor: Grant Haynes

Location: CO - TTA

Date: March 1, 2016

Time: 3:30-5:00

Audience: K-12 Teachers


Do you want to know how to make your lessons more dynamic and collaborative?

Would you like the ability to instantly share your presentation with your students and receive feedback their feedback without the hassle of waiting on them to login or find your materials? Then let us show you how to “get with the flow” using Classflow!


During this session, teachers will learn about the collaborative tool Classflow. You will learn how to create and share new presentations or even transform existing presentations to engage your students in the lesson. You will also learn how to create formative and summative assessments that when used will provide real-time data to drive your instruction.

Using Socrative to Engage, Empower, & Assess

NCEES Course Code #: 3791

NCEES Section #: 5849

CEUs: .15 Technology

Instructor: Angie Steed

Location: CO - TTA

Date: March 7, 2016

Time: 3:30-5:00

Audience: 3-12


Do you want to learn how to engage and assess your students as learning happens? Would you like to know more about using quizzes, space races, exit tickets, and quick questions to make learning fun and interactive? Then come learn about how Socrative can help you!


In this session, participants will learn how Socrative can help them:

  • Design and edit your own library of assessments, share them within your personal learning network, and tag them by Common Core standards.

  • Visualize student and whole class understanding in the moment. Student results populate the teacher’s screen as they submit answers to multiple choice, true/false, graded short answer, or open-response questions(Space Race)

  • Review student understanding in a variety of report types: whole class overview, student-specific results, or question-by-question breakdown. All the reports can be downloaded, emailed, or delivered to your Google Drive folder at any time. They’re also always accessible in your Reports section of Socrative.

  • Use formative assessment data gathered over time to identify student levels of understanding, target students for intervention, and personalize learning.


We promise...your classroom will never be the same.

Unleash the Power of 3d Design: Intro to 3d Design for the Classroom

NCEES Course Code #: 3798

CEUs: .15 Technology

Instructor: Steve Chappell

Location: CO - TTA

Date: March 14, 2016

Time: 3:30-5:00

Audience: K-12


3d design is an incredible way to help students explore and develop critical thinking skills. Until recently, the software required for 3d design was expensive and hard to use. But now, it has never been easier to build 3d models. Join us as we talk about a few different programs and apps that can allow our students to be creative, learn geometry and measurements, and solve real-world problems.

iPad Tips & Tricks

NCEES Course Code #: 3705

CEUs: .15 Technology

Instructors: Kendra Greenlee, Donna Ledford & Tara Mauney

Location: CO - TTA

Date: March 17, 2016

Time: 3:30p-5:00p

Audience: K-4


Come join us to make sure you know the neat iPad tips and tricks that will be shared during this session. We will also explore some of the educational apps you can use in your classroom.

iMovie 101

NCEES Course Code #:3757

CEUs: .15 Technology

Instructor: Andrew Sherrill

Location: CO - TTA

Date: March 23, 2016

Time: 3:30 - 5:00

Audience: K-12



iMovie is a great application that has many possible uses in the classroom. You can create engaging presentations for your students. Students can use pictures, images, and music in iMovie to create book trailers, high-quality video reports, and engaging stories to demonstrate their comprehension of concepts. Both teachers and students can use iMovie to document and record events outside of the school and that has relevance to the units being taught in the classroom e.g., field trips using their MacBooks and iPhones. Using iMovie in classroom projects is a great way to promote a culture of collaboration and co-operation among students.

Using Canvas to Create a Podcast Feed

NCEES Course Code #: 3801

NCEES Section #: 5858

CEUs: .15 Technology

Instructor: Grant Haynes & Donna Hensley

Location: CO - TTA

Date: April 11 , 2016

Time: 3:30-5:00

Audience: 6-12 Core Teachers


Discussions and Announcements in Canvas allow users to subscribe to a podcast feed through iTunes. In this session, we will learn how to create audio and video podcasts that are subscribable by students in your Canvas class. Teacher and student responses are a part of the podcast feed. This allows an ongoing discussion of a topic, notification of upcoming events, etc… Podcasts are available on any device that has iTunes or a podcast service.

AMTR 2016

NCEES Course Code #: 3749

CEUs: .10 Technology

Instructor: George McCormick

Location: CO - TTA

Date: April 12, 2016

Time: 3:30-4:30

Audience: Media Specialist


The Annual Media and Technology Report for 2016. Media Specialist will learn the AMTR process and procedures for completing an accurate AMTR for every Rutherford County School and the District. The RCS AMTR web page, login procedures and a review of the AMTR process will be covered.

Transform Your Teaching With Technology (App Smashing)

NCEES Course Code #: 3828

CEUs: .15 Technology

Instructors: Kendra Greenlee, Donna Ledford & Tara Mauney

Location: CO - TTA

Date: April 14, 2016

Time: 3:30p-5:00p

Audience: K-5


Did you know that you have everything that you need for you and your students to create digital content on your iPads already? As educators, the use of apps is transforming our work, and more specifically the way we support students in the classroom. Are you prepared to use these apps? The sooner we learn to harness their wonderful power, and how they can bring learning alive in the classroom, the better. In this workshop you will explore how to integrate several apps in ways you might have never expected.