Taking the Fear Out of Student Centered Classrooms
Creating Your Global Classroom
Tear down the walls of your classroom and expand your students learning experiences by building your global classroom! In this workshop you will discuss the learning benefits of the global classroom, identify and learn how to use web tools to support your classroom, and begin to create your global classroom network of teachers, authors and experts all over the world.
Rethinking Professional Development
Revamp your professional development using Web 2.0 tools and Social Media. In this workshop you will learn how to use Web 2.0 tools and Social Media to increase participation, collaboration, and 'buy-in' from your faculty during your Professional Development.
Research, Technology & the Common Core
In this workshop you will identify ELA Common Core Standards that target research and technology skills, and learn instructional strategies and how to create projects that support the instruction of these standards. We will focus on developing thoughtful questions, tips for web-based research, and how to create manageable technology projects that allow for publishing using a 'variety of digital tools.'
QR Codes: How to Use Them in Your School
What are QR codes anyway? In this workshop we will understand what QR Codes are and how they can be used in your classroom. We will explore how to create QR Codes, how they can be used as a communication tool for both parents and students, and how they can be used as an interactive tool in classroom activities.
Creating Useful Classroom Websites - Getting Started
Teachers will have the opportunity to begin to create their own class website by using the free web-based site creator Weebly. Teachers will create pages, add content including text and images, and consider what content should be included that is manageable by teacher and useful for students and parents. Advanced class will explore more topics.
Creating Useful Classroom Websites - Advanced
Teachers will explore the advanced features of Weebly to understand how to use class website to create a more interactive classroom experience. We will explore how to create and use the Blog feature of Weebly, add video and use it as a platform for Social Media connections.
Tablets: Drill & Practice Tools
Explore our favorite apps for drill and practice. This workshop will provide our recommendations for free and paid-for apps that are available to use in your classroom. This workshop will provide apps that can be used on both Apple and Android devices.
Tablets: Tips & Tricks for Teacher Use
Explore our favorite apps for clasroom management. This workshop will provide our recommendations for free and paid-for apps that are available to use in your classroom. This workshop will provide apps that can be used on both Apple and Android devices.
Creation & Publishing Tools
In this workshop we will explore creation and publishing apps and web-based tools. We will explore tech tools that allow students to independently create and publish their original work using a variety of methods. We will also explore how to best manage the use of these tools and provide examples of how they can be used throughout your curriculum.