Educational Technology

LISD Professional Development Center

Offline/Online Citizen Science Projects

Timed for the arrival of spring, LISD's Greg Marten will introduce educators to a variety of interesting offline/online citizen science opportunities for teachers and students to engage in that include collecting and sharing local environmental data. Some projects are open-ended and customizable while others are more defined. Follow- up support in classrooms and the field will be offered.

Note: This is an abbreviated version of the workshop that was offered in summer 2015.

  • March 7, 2016 @ 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Free!
  • LISD Wm. J. Ross ESC/Fireside Building
  • General Education Gr. 3-12 Teachers, Administrators & Students
  • Click here to register!

Easy e-Portfolios for Elementary Grades

Spend an hour of your day to learn how to set up and use Seesaw, a simple, free online journal or e-portfolio system for your students and parents. Follow-up support by the instructor, Greg Marten, will be available.

  • March 16 - LISD Wm. J. Ross ESC/Fireside Building or
    April 13 - Porter Center/CEMaT PD Room
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Free!
  • General Education Teachers for all Elementary Grades
  • Click here to register!

Pinterest Educators' Meet Up

Love Pinterest? Are you using it professionally? Whether you do or not, join with other Pinterest-using educators for Lenawee’s first ever “Pinterest Educators’ Meet Up” to share pins and grow your face-to-face and online networks. Led by Greg Marten, LISD.

  • March 18, 2016 @ 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Free!
  • LISD Porter Center/CEMaT PD Room
  • For Teachers, Administrators & Counselors at all levels
  • Click here to register!

Canva for Building Graphic Literacy

Canva is an online tool for creating visual media such as posters, presentations, pictographs and infographics by combining meaningful imagery with text. This workshop will help educators get started using the tool and explore ways to incorporate it into lessons.

Canva works on PCs, Chromebooks, and iPads, and you can login with a Google account. Follow-up support in classrooms by the instructor, Greg Marten, will be available.

  • March 29, 2016 @ 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Free!
  • LISD Wm. J. Ross ESC/Fireside Building
  • For Teachers, Administrators & Counselors at all levels
  • Click here to register!

Student Research Today: Intro to MeL Databases

Learn online from school or home! The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) allows Michigan citizens to access high quality databases loaded with credible sources of information that can be used for research free of charge.

This webinar (online workshop), led by Greg Marten, will help educators to become comfortable in supporting students using a variety of online databases provided by MeL.

  • April 14, 2016 @ 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Free!
  • Online!
  • For Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, Parents and Students at all levels
  • Click here to register!

Chromebook Apps and Extensions Focusing on Content Areas

Extend student use of Chromebooks in your classroom beyond Google Docs and Slides. Gather with like-minded educators to select and road test some best-of-class Chromebook apps and extensions to support media creation and learning in your content area(s). The LISD's Greg Marten is the instructor.

Important: Workshop participants need a Google account and should bring their own Chromebooks. Some laptops with a Chrome browser will be provided for those who cannot bring their own.

  • April 19, 2016 @ 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Free!
  • LISD TECH Center
  • For Teachers and Administrators at all levels
  • Click here to register!
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Office 365 Apps: Beyond Email & Calendar

An MS Office in Education Series!
Learn about a wide variety of Office 365 online apps available to
teachers and students in your district. Greg Marten is the Instructor.

See Dates & Applications Below

All Classes: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
LISD Porter Center CEMaT PD Room

All session are free!

One Drive - April 20

Microsoft OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is password protected digital locker, a hard drive in the cloud that can be used for storing digital content, helping students and educators virtually organize and share instructional materials. OneDrive works like Google Drive to allow teachers to create and share content and collaborate online with students through OneDrive folders, from home or school. Whether your district is set up with Office 365 accounts, or you would just like to have your own OneDrive account to help manage your online content, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files, photos, movies, and more. Content can be accessed and shared in from one location to multiple devices. Click here to register!

Sway - April 21

With Sway, a digital storytelling app with built-in design engine, quality web presentations can be created quickly. Sway is a great app for interactive reports, topic introductions, tutorials, and class projects to demonstrate learning. Pre-designed layouts and a storyline help you quickly create your content. Add videos, images, hyperlinks and text. Cloud-based digital pages can be easily shared or embedded in other websites for viewing across different devices. An app is available for Windows 10, iPhone and iPad, or as part of Office 365 Online. Click here to register!

OneNote Online - April 27

OneNote Online provides teachers with a digital notebook online for organizing, planning, and note-taking. Click here to register!

OneNote Class Notebook - April 28

With OneNote “Class Notebook,” teachers can quickly setup tabbed notebooks designed for classroom use. Save time and increase efficiency in the classroom with Class Notebook. Collaborate on class projects, share assignments with students, and provide feedback on student work. Each student can have a private, personal work space in their own student notebook. Teachers can view and edit each student’s notebook but students can only see their own. Click here to register!


Please contact Kathy Campbell at the LISD Professional Development Center if you have questions.