2015 Summer Tech Courses

Taught by the OGS Tech Team

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Curriculum pay and CPDUs are available for these courses. This summer, courses are presented in a 3 hour, half-day format.


With the exception of the iCloud class, morning courses will be direct instruction on the topic. Afternoon courses will be used for creation of content with support from the instructor. The afternoon courses will have a short checklist of skills to ensure participants leave with a project framework.


You may enroll only in the afternoon class if you feel that you have the skill set to complete the checklist tasks or have previously completed the course, but in some courses this may not be recommended. See the course descriptions for those exceptions.


If you have questions about a course, please contact the course instructor.


This sign up will close on Friday, May 22.

Courses in June

Customizing Learning with iTunes U

presented by Allison Honaker

Monday, June 22
8:30-11:30 AM

Discover how to personalize, manage, and share learning by creating custom iTunes U courses.


Monday, June 22
12:30-3:30 PM

Design Your Course in iTunes U! Supported practice time to start to design your own iTunes U Course.

Checklist for PM Class

Publishing interactive content with iBooks Author

presented by Allison Honaker

Wednesday, June 24
8:30-11:30 AM

Learn how to create and share interactive Multi-Touch books for learning and teaching.


Wednesday, June 24
12:30-3:30 PM

Author your own interactive iBook! Supported practice time to start to design your own interactive iBook.

Checklist for PM Class

Courses in July

Differentiating with Flipped Video

presented by John Mehnert

Wednesday, July 8

8:30-11:30 AM

Extend the learning day and help meet the needs of your diverse student population by learning how to 'Flip" lessons using easy to create videos! Presented by John Mehnert


Wednesday, July 8

12:30-3:30 PM

Supported creation time for Flipped lessons.

Checklist for PM Class

eBook iOS Basics

presented by John Mehnert

Thursday, July 9

8:30-11:30 AM

Come learn how to create your own media-rich eBooks that support exactly what you are teaching in the way that you are teaching it! Then take what you have learned and teach your students how to create their own eBooks that show what they've learned in your class! Presented by John Mehnert


Thursday, July 9

12:30-3:30 PM

Supported creation time for eBooks.

Checklist for PM Class

How less paper means more productivity in the classroom

presented by Allison Honaker

Tuesday, July 21

8:30-11:30 AM

Less paper can help teachers, students, and parents collaborate more! A 1:1 device can facilitate this digital workflow and communication. See how using Edmodo, Showbie, and iTunes U can help keep students organized and up to date on class assignments and materials. We will also look at how shared calendars, advanced features on Weebly, and digital flyers, such as Smore.com, can boost communication with parents and students as well as save you time!


Tuesday, July 21
12:30-3:30 PM

Exploring reduced paper workflows and creating digital communications

Set up and create digital communications for students and parents as well as set up digital assignments to get you a jump on the school year.

Checklist for PM Class

Integrating video and greenscreen into your classroom: So easy, yet, so powerful

presented by Jason Meltzer

Wed, July 22nd
8:30-11:30 AM

Our new Video and Greenscreen Room will allow you and your students to create quality projects. You will also learn how to use our cameras, microphones, and video mixers. All this equipment is portable, so you can use it in your classroom as well. All grade levels welcome, we have new equipment to use!


Wed, July 22
12:30-3:30 PM

Product creation, novice/advanced assignments, full day attendance is highly recommended.

OS X: Yosemite Enhancing Productivity and Collaboration

presented by Allison Honaker

Thursday, July 23
8:30-11:30 AM

Discover how using your device’s powerful built-in apps can increase your productivity through time management, event documentation, and collaborative communication.


Thursday, July 23
12:30-3:30 PM

Exploring the Mac App Store for Teachers. After learning the new features of OS X Yosemite, stay and see how the Mac App Store on your laptop can help you to find resources, design projects, and create professional documents enhancing the Applications that are already on your laptop!

Checklist for PM Class

Differentiation & Google Apps

presented by Jason Meltzer

Tuesday, July 28
8:30-11:30 AM

Learn about the tools available that allow your students to create student-driven learning experiences. Using CCSS as a guide, you will learn to create flexible learning paths for your students with you as the facilitator.


Tuesday, July 28
12:30-3:30 PM

Product creation, novice/advanced assignments, full-day attendance is highly recommended.

iCloud and Troubleshooting

presented by Adrian Parrish

Wednesday, July 29
8:30-11:30 AM

Learn more about the allusive world of iCloud. We'll break down the different elements of iCloud, how to best utilize it, and practical stuff like how to keep your personal and work data separate. Then we'll talk about some general tech troubleshooting methods, how to isolate your tech problems, and the first few steps you can take toward fixing the problem.

Student-Centered Learning & Google Apps

presented by Jason Meltzer

Thursday, July 30
8:30-11:30 AM

The tools available in Google Apps support a student-centered approach to lesson design where students build up their own knowledge and to think critically. YouTube and other video tools are easy ways to for you and your students to store and share video resources. All grade levels welcome.


Thursday, July 30
12:30-3:30 PM

Product creation, novice/advanced assignments, full day attendance is highly recommended