Tech4Teaching Academy

Bethlehem Central High School


Thursday, Aug. 22nd 2013 at 8:30am to Friday, Aug. 23rd 2013 at 3pm

700 Delaware Avenue

Delmar, NY

NERIC Model Schools Districts - Free
Others - $219 per day

Bethlehem and Model Schools present Tech4Teaching, Summer 2013!

The Common Core State Standards outline rigorous content expectations with the intent to make all students ready for life in a technological society. To this end, they do not treat technology as a seperate strand of content, but rather incorporate expectations of technological proficiency throughout the content standards. We can help by offering hands-on professional development to assist you in integrating technology into your classrooms.

Agenda - Day 1

8:30-9:00 Welcome
9:00-10:45 Submitting Work Electronically, Microsoft Office, Mac Tips, or iPads for Instruction
10:45-12:30 Web Searching, Submitting Work Electronically, Digital Publishing, or Mac Tips
12:30-1:15 Lunch on Your Own
1:15-3:00 Microsoft Office, Web Searching, iPads for Instruction, or Presentation Platforms

*Independent work time with assistance available throughout the day

Agenda - Day 2

8:30-9:00 Welcome
9:00-10:45 Microsoft Office 365, Digital Publishing, or Presentation Platforms
10:45-12:30 Blogging, Microsoft Office, or Interactive Whiteboard Training (SMART/Promethean)
12:30-1:15 Lunch on Your Own
1:15-3:00 Blogging or Interactive Whiteboard Training (SMART/Promethean)

*Independent work time with assistance available throughout the day


Submitting Work Electronically
Tired of all the paper? Discover electronic submission!

Digital Publishing
Need a different way for your students to publish their work? Digital Publishing is in the Common Core! Flip books, podcasts, Glogster, student blogs....the possibilities are endless. Come explore ways to enhance your publishing!

Need a teacher website that is easy to update for communication with parents and students? Come to create your own blog, update what you already have set up, and learn to add new gadgets!

SMART Board/Promethean Board
Is one of these boards in your future? An understanding of the basics is what you need to be most successful. Come find out the best practices for the use of an interactive whiteboard in your instructions.

Microsoft Office
The potential in Microsoft Office is rarely used. Discover how to make comments, track changes, and give feedback in Word. Excel can help you sort data, keep a gradebook, and make charts and graphs.

iPads for Instruction
iPads are everywhere, but are you using them to the best of their potential? This class will help you transform your instruction with iPad apps and uses to engage and motivate your students.

Mac Tips
New to a Mac? Need to figure out the shortcuts and settings that will make you more productive? Come set up your computer to work to its fullest potential.

Presentation Platforms
Tired of PowerPoint? Do you feel it is too much work to learn a new platform? Help is here! Come discover the power in presentation platforms!

Office 365
Come learn to use Office 365 - like Microsoft Office in the cloud!

Independent Work Time
Have a project you would like to work on but you just need a little support? Come to independent work time and our "tech angels" can help you out if needed!

With a special guest appearance by Ricky the Robot!

Ricky is the newest member of the Model Schools team and is available for teachers in NERIC Model Schools districts to use for a lesson. Model Schools staff will meet with you to discuss the possibilities in your classroom. See the video below for a brief introduction to the NAO robot (although Ricky is not just for secondary education). Ricky will visit Tech Camp on Thursday morning.

NAO robot for Secondary Education