USD 495 Tech Workshops

Summer 2015

This summer we are offering Intel Courses, Online Tech Challenges, and face-to-face Tech Workshop learning opportunities. All workshops and courses are FREE with opportunities to earn PD points or graduate credit hours from Baker University. Each Graduate credit is $65

Pick 3 Options - attend any three of the labeled Pick 3 workshops and challenges to earn 1 graduate credit from Baker University for $65. Graduate credit does require additional work away from class time.

Intel Courses

Project-Based Approaches

Start Date - May 27, 2015
End Date - June 30, 2015

Explore the features and benefits of project-based learning with classroom scenarios that help you to engage students with self-directed learning.

Click here to enroll in this online course - Project-Based Approaches Enrollment

Creativity & Mobile Learning in the Classroom

Start Date - July 8, 2015
End Date - August 11, 2015

Explore the benefits and challenges of mobile learning and the components of a successful program. (Mobile learning is not just about iPads. If includes laptops, cell phones, iPods, etc. - any technology that is mobile.) Learn what you need to consider when creating a mobile-learning environment in your classroom. The second half of the course builds on concepts introduced in first three weeks. You’ll learn concrete ways to implement mobile learning effectively, while encouraging students’ creativity.

Click here to enroll in this online course - Creativity & Mobile Learning in the Classroom

Online Tech Challenges

20 Days of Google Drive

Start Date - June 1, 2015
End Date - June 26, 2015


Participants will receive a challenge each day, Monday thru Friday, which will help them experience the basic workings of Google Drive. Challenges will include basic and some advanced features of Google Drive including:
  • Organizing and navigating Drive
  • Uploading files in Drive
  • Sharing options
  • Basic workings of Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings and Forms
  • Collaboration
  • Commenting and editing features
  • Research Tool
  • Add-ons


Participants will be prompted each day to share a photo, reflection or creation based on their challenge.


Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Friending My iPad

Start Date - June 22, 2015
End Date - July 31, 2015

Participants will receive a challenge each week designed at engaging educators to use their iPad for a variety of tasks. You be prompted to share a photo, reflection, or creation based on the challenge for the week.

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Tech Workshops

Please bring the following to all tech workshops:
  • Laptop
  • Power adaptor
  • Teacher iPad (if you have one)

*I will have some training iPads available if you do not have a teacher iPad at this time.

Advanced Chromebooks

Now that you can navigate around the Chromebook, we will explore specific apps and extensions teachers and students can use in Chrome for creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. (Chromebooks will be available for use at this workshop.)

Prerequisite - A basic understanding of the Chromebook and how to navigate around. If you are not at this level, then take Meet the Chromebook workshop prior to attending this workshop.


Date: June 16 (12:30pm - 4:00pm)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

App Smashing

App smashing, not to be confused with the Ant Smasher app, is a process of creating a product through the use of two or more apps. During this workshop, you will learn a little more about app smashing as well as engaging in various app smashing activities.

Date: June 17 (8:30am - 12:00pm)
Date: July 7 (12:30pm - 4:00pm)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Atomic Learning

Come learn about this powerful tool that not only provides how-to-technology training, but also classroom tech projects with lesson plans and assessment tools. Kerry Olson, our Atomic Learning Trainer, will walk participants through the many features of Atomic Learning including the how-to tutorials, workshops and class projects.

For more details, check out the Atomic Integrate flyer

Date: July 9 (8:30am - 11:30am)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Digital Tools

In just four short hours, we will explore web tools and apps for video creation, photo editing, coding, multimedia sharing, content collaboration and more. You will leave this workshop with a list of tools and some activity ideas to use for the 2015-2016 school year.

Date: June 11 (8:30am - 12:00pm)
Date: July 7 (12:30pm - 4:00pm)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Flipping the Classroom

The Flipped Classroom is an ever-growing educational trend being utilized for classroom and professional learning. We will spend some time in this session defining the flipped classroom - what it is and how it works. We will also explore tools you can utilize creating your own flipped classroom.

Date: June 17 (12:30pm - 4:00pm)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

I've got a website...now what?

Now that you have a website started for your class, you might be struggling to know what to put on your website or how to put certain items on your site. This hands-on workshop will provide a list of pages and items for teachers to include as part of their class website.

Date: June 11 (12:30pm - 4:00pm)
Date: July 8 (8:30am - 12:00pm)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Google Drive in the Classroom

In this workshop, we will focus on integrating the Google Drive Apps (Drive, Docs, Slides, Drawings, Sheets, and Forms) in the classroom. We will focus on how teachers and students can use these tools to create new products from applied knowledge; collaborate and publish with peers; collect and organize research, information, and data; and maximize their workflow.

Prerequisite - Participants should already have a basic knowledge and comfort with using Google Drive, Docs, Sheets. and forms including the organization, creation, and collaboration features. It is recommended that anyone not at this level complete the 20 Days of Google Drive online tech challenge.

Date: June 25 (12:30pm - 4:00pm)
Date: July 16 (8:30am - 12:00pm)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Google Classroom

Google Classroom, a learning management system, aims to simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way. In this workshop, you will experience Google Classroom from both the teacher and student perspective.

Date: June 12 (8:30am - 11:30am)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Meet the Chromebook

This workshop is an introduction to the Chromebook and how it differs from a Mac, PC and tablet. You will learn how to navigate and troubleshoot on the Chromebook. (Chromebooks will be available for use at this workshop.)

Date: June 16 (9:00am - 11:00am)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Symbaloo Edu

Come build Symbaloo pages! Symbaloo is a free bookmarking tool that is a fun and simple way to organize websites for student projects and research. Teachers can categorize resources, share them with students and colleagues, and access these pages on any device.

Date: July 9 (12:30pm - 3:30pm)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit

Techology Integration

Ever wonder what constitutes technology integration? This workshop will address that question by focusing on the the 4Cs and the SAMR model for using technology to engage student learning in the classroom.

*Bring some of your unit and/or lessons with you.

Date: June 17 (8:30am - 12:00pm)

Pick 3 - select this workshop with two other Pick 3 workshops for 1 grad credit