Technology Learning Sessions

In December staff have an opportunity to attend voluntary PD

Purpose:

Last month we had over 180 participants registered and many expressed the fact that they would like to participate in sessions, they were unable to attend. So back by popular demand, we have some repeat sessions, in case you missed them the first time. These sessions are led by our own district staff within our District Technology Committee. Please, read the descriptions below and register for the session you would like to attend.


*The sessions are first come first serve and will be capped at 30 participants. The last day to register is 12/11/2020.

Register for PD Sessions On Wednesday, December 16, 2020

PD Session Descriptions Below

Strategies for Engaging Students in a Virtual Class

Time: 3:20 pm to 4:20 pm

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

Facilitator: Christopher Nesi


Description:

In this session, participants will come away with strategies for engaging students in the virtual class setting. Participants will have the opportunity to share their best practices as well as leave with strategies they can try tomorrow.

Virtual Instruction with Pear Deck

Time: 3:20 pm to 4:20 pm

Recommended Grade Level: K-12

Facilitator: Jimmy Pineda


Description:

Pear Deck is a resource that can be utilized in any virtual classroom. Pear Deck is a great way to connect and engage students with different types of questions, and students are able to respond in real-time, especially now during virtual instruction. Adding audio to instruction and providing feedback to student responses are new valuable features. There are many other features that will promote effective instruction and student engagement/learning when implementing Pear Deck in your classroom.

Organizing Your Google Drive Like A Pro (*Session Has Reached capacity)

Time: 3:20 pm to 4:20 pm

Recommended Grade Level: K-12

Facilitator: Jason Caputo


Description:

Tired of losing your files in google drive? Know you had a great lesson on this topic...if only you could find it! After this session, you'll never lose a file again. You'll learn how to use folders, shared drives, and smart file names alongside sorting and searching functions in order to keep your Google Drive in perfect order.

Create Your Own Adventure

Time: 3:20 pm to 4:20 pm

Recommended Grade Level: K-8

Facilitator: Lisa Capote Llerena and Jamie Schoenbach


Description:

This PD will focus on Creating Adventures through Google Slides and Google Forms to engage students during virtual learning as well as implement fun educational activities for teachers to include in their lessons.

Engaging Your Class With Nearpod

Time: 3:20 pm to 4:20 pm

Recommended Grade Level: K-8

Facilitator: Eric Maitland


Description:

Nearpod is the program you never knew you needed in your classroom. From running your class to administering exams, this program can transform your classroom into a high-paced engaging experience for you and your students virtually or in-person. Its various tools put a plethora of options in the hands of teachers of any grade. In this class, I will be introducing you to some of the basics of the program and the tools I use the most for my own classes. You can come knowing nothing, but it would be helpful if you create a free Nearpod account and add the free extension onto google chrome beforehand.

Technology Committee

A special thank you to our Technology Committee for leading the work and supporting our district.