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❖21st Century Administrative Leadership: Cultivating the Digital Landscape in Your K- 12 Teaching and Learning Environment 
In this course, administrative and technology leaders will explore new trends related to both emerging technologies and 21st century skills as they relate to teaching and learning. In particular, it will focus on these trends from the administrator’s point of view. At the end of this course, learners will be able to:
• Identify 21st Century Skills, web 2.0 literacy tools, and discuss their possible application and educational benefits in the classroom
• Understand the National Educational Technology Standards for students, teachers and administrators
• Craft and Articulate a shared vision related to teaching and learning in the 21st century through a district technology literacy action plan.

21st Century Assessments for Today's 21st Century Learner
The major function of student needs assessment is to provide educators the tools and information necessary to make solid decisions about how to best facilitate the educational experience from start to finish. This information will assist in setting learning objectives, selecting appropriate technology, deciding on curriculum content, and determining strategies for effective learning. The main goal of 21st Century student needs assessments is to establish, facilitate, and maintain an environment that is learner focused. To determine assessment areas, educators must ask themselves, “What do I want to know about my students that will help me determine what to teach, how to teach, what technology to employ, and where to start the educational experience?” There are many assessment areas, but certain areas are essential when planning Web-based and technology infused learning, such as: Computer skills, learning styles, and a learner’s desired outcomes.

Within this workshop educators will explore, discuss, collaborate and create a variety of online 21s century skills assessments and resources through a multitude of online assessment repositories. Educators will have the opportunity to:
  • Use free online application to develop your own checklists, rubrics, and open-text assessments from scratch.
  • Access databases of hundreds of high-quality, ready-made assessments on products and performances, processes, and thinking skills and modify them to meet your individual needs.
  • Save your assessments in a Teacher Workspace or share them with another teacher who is registered in the site.
  • Learn about the research and theory behind successful assessment.
  • Find a wide variety of assessment strategies you can use with your students.
Many online researched based assessment portals will be showcased and explored which will include: Route 21, sponsored by The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, offers a one-stop-shop for 21st century skills-related information, resources and community tools. Route 21 offers over 100 formative and summative assessments for assessing digital students. Educators will find a treasure chest filled with assessment resources like the Intel Education Assessing Project, which helps instructors create assessments that address 21st century skills. Included are strategies to make assessment an integral part of their teaching and help students understand content more deeply, think at higher levels, and become self-directed learners.


 ❖21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Educational Leader
The purpose of this workshop is to provide ”Just in Time” training through an online interface for K-12 educators based on the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). These standards are the basic technology skills every educator should possess. In the process, educators will develop their own skills and discover what students need in order to meet the NETS for Students. 21st century skills and assessment also provide educators the tools and information necessary to make solid decisions about how to best facilitate the educational experience from start to finish. The layout of the interactive course will include "21 essential strategies and intuitive tools to meet the needs of the 21st century educator" while the information will assist in setting learning objectives, selecting appropriate 21st century web 2.0 literacy tools, deciding on curriculum content, and determining strategies for effective learning. The main goal of this "21st Century Skills for the 21st Century Educator" course is to establish, facilitate, and maintain an environment that is learner focused. To determine 21st century skills and assessment areas, educators must ask themselves, “What do I want to know about my students that will help me determine what to teach, how to teach, what technology to employ, and where to start the educational experience?” There are many areas, but certain areas are essential when planning Web-based and technology infused learning incorporating computer proficiency skills, learning styles, and a learner’s desired outcomes.

❖Be Seen ~ Be Heard: Educational Podcasting for the k-12 Classroom
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate you how easy it is to create your own educational podcast for teaching and learning - with free and low cost web-based content media tools. You will explore many examples of educational-related Podcasts, and learn how to ´subscribe´ and listen to Podcasts through free software. You will also gain a general understanding of the instructional technology involved. You will learn how to record and edit your audio narration, how to add music and digital photos, and when you’re done, how to send and publish your podcast for the world to hear and see.

❖Building and Growing Your Professional Learning Network as an Educational Leader
Collaborative social networks allow educational leaders to create online communities that support their personal and professional learning. Whether your personal learning network is overflowing or just starting to grow, this workshop will help you to refine your network to best suit your learning needs. We'll lead you to interesting people who advocate for the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning, while supporting a 21st century administrative leadership shared vision. We will discuss tips and tricks to leverage the potential of these networks and provide resources to help attendees set up their own networks. Participants will gain hands-on experience using social communication and collaboration media tools such as Twitter, Intel Engage, Classroom 2.0, Facebook, Ning, back channel chats, and social bookmarking tools to build professional learning and social networks to lead effectively in your school district or educational organizational setting.

❖Building Community and Collaboration through 21st Century Blended Learning Environments
This practical hands-on workshop shows you how to apply a straightforward, decision-making approach for structuring performance-based blended learning solutions. It gives you practical tips, tools, and techniques that will help you exploit the benefits of blended learning through robust content and learning management systems (CMS and LMS) of EDU2.0, Edmodo and Twiducate or your chosen school district CMS. The designed blended coursework environment will enhance student involvement and engagement, while meeting the teaching and instructional delivery styles of your 21st century educators.

The “Building Community and Collaboration through Blended Learning Environments” workshop also provides effective teaching strategies and promotes the importance of designing, delivering and modeling a safe online community for your k-12 students. It is also designed to provide a cost effective solution and framework for supporting k-12 educators teaching and learning environments , while engaging all students at varied levels, while implementing collaborative projects embedded with 21st century assessments.
 Learning Objectives:
  • To learn how to facilitate and assess online discussions
  • To describe the importance and value of interaction in the blended course
  • To identify and list various types of student interactions for a blended learning environment
  • To explore strategies and techniques to infuse student-student and instructor-student interaction and engagement
❖Captivate Your Audience with Cost Effective Lecture Capture and ScreencastingTools
Lecture capture is an umbrella term used to describe any technology that allows instructors to record what happens in their classrooms and make it available digitally. In the classroom, lecture capture systems offer three important benefits: an alternative when students miss class; an opportunity for content review; and content for online course development.
Creating successful screencasts requires a knowledge of the whole screencasting workflow, from planning, though production, to delivery. There are many elements that can go into a lecture capture or screencast, and in this workshop we’ll be looking at each stage of the process in turn, and how to maximize quality and consistency. This is a hands-on session will also offer plenty of practical exercises and resources. If you want to know how to capture a voice-over narration, enhance your screen and highlight important elements, or tailor your screencast materials to your audience’s needs in any other way, then this is the workshop for you.

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Digital Adventures in Teaching and Engagement for the K-6th Classroom
In this session, you will explore online tools and activities that nurture essential K-6 technology literacy skill sets and highlight innovative student digital creations and projects. We'll showcase how elementary through middle school educators are using augmented reality digital storytelling, virtual post-it notes, digital magazine covers, customized avatars, and mobile QR Code scavenger hunts to create meaningful and engaging activities within your own classroom. In addition, we will examine the best K-6 web sites, work with innovative tools to help improve student reading, writing, and mathematics, and learn different strategies to build creative, collaborative, and community minded classrooms.

❖Digital Storytelling in the K-12 Classroom
Change your students' 21st century learning experiences by tapping into the wonderful world of Media Literacy. This graduate course is designed for teachers who are interested in using digital storytelling both in their teaching and to meet curriculum and technology literacy expectations from various subject areas through student presentations. You will explore a collection of over sixty-five fun and favorite Web 2.0 storytelling tools. You will interact with these sites and share how three of your favorites can be used to add visual enhancements to lessons and to add engagement and creativity to your teacher and student presentations to tell a story. 

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Flip Teaching Within 21st Century Classrooms  
It's called "Flip Teaching" or  "reverse teaching" or a "backwards classroom."  Here's how it's happening, for real. Educators embracing the Internet and social media as an instructional tool, and then record their lessons and post them via YouTube or embedded into a blog, wiki or LMS for students to complete at home. Some educators blog what is covered in class and the homework, which includes the lesson videos, worksheet pdfs, and online worksheets, where students can check their own work.
  • Kids watch lectures and videos at home 
  • Class is for hands-on work and face-to-face interaction with teacher/peers
So why has this method become such a booming topic in education?

The days of the teacher as "sage on the stage" are numbered.  Instead, the teacher becomes the "guide on the side" where students are using the class/school experience as a fully interactive experience WITH the teacher  - - instead of the teacher being the one-way traditional talking head.   This way, students are asking questions and solving problems with the teacher or fellow students -  instead of just sitting compliantly and listening - where the teacher can spend more time addressing specific questions and personalized attention, rather than just the one-size-fits-all lecture. 



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❖Google My Way
Come explore the wonderful world of Google apps for education. Participants will be totally immersed in innovative ways of how to use Google tools to support and extend learning opportunities for all of their students, and how the tools can support the productivity and efficiency of today's 21st century educator. A full day of interactive presentations and hands-on activities includes experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and inspirational instructional strategies. Naomi will share ways she has worked with educators at the national level of how they've implemented tools such as Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Sites, and... even more.

❖How to Become a Transformed Twitter Teacher in a *Flash
Twitter is becoming an integral part of many digital lives and personal and professional learning networks. This introductory course of "How to Become a Transformed Twitter Teacher (T3) in a Flash" explains how to use Twitter as an educational tool for professional development purposes. Twitter is an online microblogging service that offers a way to share short bites of information instantly with others. This "module-based self directed learning course" will explain what Twitter is and how its service is used by individuals, by businesses, and within k-16 education and the classroom environment. Demonstration of how to sign up, send and read Twitter updates (also called "tweets"), and build your own PLN (Personal/Professional Learning Network) of friends will be showcased. This self-directed training will also explore and describe how to get the most out of Twitter by customizing an individual profile, setting options, and tapping into third-party resources that make it easier to follow and send updates.

Kaleidoscope of Learning: K-12 Global Collaboration and Virtual Video Field Trips  
 Explore the limitless possibilities of cross-cultural interactions via global collaboration projects! Participants will be engaged in an interactive presentation where online projects will be showcased utilizing ePals, Global School House Network, and Ask an Expert. We will also take a closer look at existing R-12 classroom projects and discover how easy it is to design and publish your own interactive project to make meaningful real-world connections with your learners and another classroom from around the world. These global collaboration projects will promote a multi-cultural awareness, which fosters mutual respect, tolerance, and communication inside and outside of the classroom. 

Kicking It Up A Notch: Season Your SMART Notebook Lessons with Technology Integration
Seasoned SMART Notebook lessons infused with technology integration allows a teacher to immediately transform his/her classroom practice and promote literacy skills focused on student outcomes. This hands-on workshop will assist educators to create curriculum activities that are visual, highly interactive and learner-centered. Educators will also learn how to implement SMARTBoard Notebook lessons beyond level and 1 and 2, and focus on the seamless integration o designing meaningful content based thematic lessons. 

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:
• Create high-quality, effective lesson activities with your content
• Collaborate with peers to assess and improve new and existing lessons
• Time to create lessons in your specific subject area and grade level
• Hands-on practice opportunities with every task you complete.


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Mobile Learning Devices: Empower Students to Take Ownership in Their Learning
This session will focus on using cell phones as mobile learning devices as instructional technology tools to research, gather/submit data and share/collaborate information. High school teachers will walk away with specific strategies to harness the power of using cell phones in the classroom. Resources shared will apply to regular cell phones with texting capabilities as well as smartphones. More and more campuses are allowing students and teachers to use cell phones in the classroom and to bring their own devices onto campus networks. Don't miss this session for practical ways to enrich instruction using cell phones as an instructional tool with students in the high school classroom.

Presenting Dynamic Webinars to Engage All Learners with Adobe Connect
We know that a third of all training has moved from live to live-online webinars since 2006, but delivering training via webinars is a whole different scenario from teaching in front-of-the-room courses. If you have investigated and tried your hand at presenting webinars- you know there is a learning curve that requires expert help. When facilitating webinars you will find that teaching sessions are shorter and some exercises cannot be used. Making the training modules or segments meaningful and a lasting learning experience can be a challenge, while competing with all the other distractions of the workplace environment is now possible!

When done well, web based live-training with Adobe Connect can rival live in-person courses in content retention and learning application. Webinar training also exceeds live courses in ease of access and lower costs. Webinars are also a great way to reach distributed teams through the world. 
As a result of experiencing Presenting Dynamic Webinars to Engage and Motivate All Learners: you will improve your webinar facilitation skills through the following activities:
  • Plan your webinar—learn what content works and does not work in this medium.
  • Choose the best webinar technology platform for your needs.
  • Modify your delivery style for webinar success, including vocal qualities and creating the "one-on-one" connection.
  • Avoid distractions through involvement with robust single and group layouts, polls, chat exercises, and more.
  • Effectively prepare and conclude your webinar. Learn the five things you must do to start and end each session.
  • Engage participants, and keep participation and involvement high. 
Promoting Research and Information Fluency Skills with eReaders
Did you receive a Kindle, Pandigital, or Nook, as a recent gift or a personal purchase and don’t know how to use it? Would you like to implement eReading best practices throughout your classroom instruction to promote literacy with your students? Do you want to utilize the local public library’s services to download eBooks and audio book titles free of charge? Answer yes to any of these questions and this workshop is for you. Join Jennifer Malphy as she collaboratively shares strategies and solutions of how to promote research and information fluency skills in the library media center/classroom with your students. You will also explore eBooks and eReaders, the differences, uses, resources, websites as well as how to download books at home, work or at the library.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own eReader, or you may purchase the Kindle 3G/Wi-Fi at $189 or the Nook Color Wi-Fi at $249. Your purchased Kindle or Nook will be made available to you on the first day of the workshop.


❖Right Here ~ Right Now: Thinkfinity Educational Web Resources for Your Classroom
Thinkfinity is the Number 1 rated educational web resource for teaching and learning. It offers teachers, students and parents excellent lessons, interactive activities, reference materials, primary source materials, multimedia and tools for in school and out of school. One of the challenges teachers face is locating high quality Internet resources quickly. If you are looking for complete lessons, learning objects, or Internet resources Thinkfinity should be your first stop. Thinkfinity is searchable by grade level, subject or resource type. Thinkfinity offers an easy method for teachers to address Wisconsin State Standards while including 21st Century Skills and Tools.


In this Thinkfinity workshop participants will learn to quickly locate resources that align to content standards and grade level benchmarks. Participants will locate lessons that align to standards and meet 21st century learning expectations. You will gather student resources and learning objects to assist you in differentiating instruction to meet individual needs. The Internet sites have all been screened and approved for student use. Thinkfinity has done the search work for you. It does not matter if you are a technology guru or a novice Thinkfinity is for you.


❖Social Networking for You- the 21st Century Educator
Collaborative social networks allow educators to create online communities that support their personal and professional learning. Whether your personal learning network is overflowing or just starting to grow, this online webinar will help you to refine your network to best suit your learning needs. We'll lead you to interesting people who advocate for the effective use of technology literacy to improve your 21st teaching and learning environment. We will discuss tips and tricks to leverage the potential of these networks and provide resources to help attendees set up their own networks. Participants will gain hands-on experience using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Ning, and Delicious to build professional learning networks.


❖Total Engagement: Teaching and Learning with Interactive Whiteboards
An Interactive Whiteboard is a 21st Century tool that allows a teacher to immediately transform his/her classroom practice, while infusing ICT literacy skills of the 21st Century learner. This new classroom hands-on tool can help the teacher create curriculum that is visual, interactive, learner-centered, and includes formative assessment so that the teacher understands in real-time what the learner is learning. Educational leaders will learn how Interactive White Boards can:
  • Increase learner engagement
  • Provide real-time assessment for teachers
  • Increase ease of incorporating Internet resources into daily classroom teaching
  • Reach different learning styles and strengths through access to visual and audio resources to supplement texts.
  • Create digital content that can be used with Web 2.0 collaborative tools
  • Provides opportunity for meaningful Professional Development around building digital lessons.
❖Teaching and Learning in a Flat Classroom
What does a flat classroom mean? How do you recognize one and how can you create your own embedded with 21st Century Skills? We invite educators who want to transform their learning spaces to include global collaboration in their curriculum to join us for this unique graduate course. We emphasize a hands-on approach with examples highlighting inquiry-based and research oriented technology applications. Featured projects include the Flat Classroom Project (video clip), Global School House Network, ePals, Eduscapes, CIESE, Jenuine Tech, and Global Education Collaborative. This two credit graduate course showcases innovative ideas for building community and collaboration with wikis, blogs, online social networks, back channel chats, online video collaborations, and other web 2.0 tools.

❖The Power of Collective Intelligence: Leveraging the Back Channel Chat to Promote Inquiry and Critical Thinking
The Backchannel is the practice of using networked computers to maintain a real-time online conversation alongside live spoken remarks….(and) generally refers to online conversation about the topic or the speaker. (Wikipedia, 2010) First growing in popularity at technology conferences, backchannel is increasingly a factor in education where Wifi connections and laptop computers allow students to use ordinary chat to actively communicate during class, ask probing questions, and extend their background knowledge from the larger community of student learners in the classroom.


This workshop will show case how structured backchannel chats can easily capture the learning essence of an event, a hands-on technology session, or a student-centered learning activity. The backchannel chat will provide the opportunity to showcase the "the power of collective intelligence" within a school district environment, but also note how- and when others are invited in from outside of the "bricks and sticks" of the school walls, the global literacy knowledge of educational professionals can also contribute to the collective intelligence as a “right here- right now- just in time centrally controlled learning information hub.”

❖Transforming Education with 21st Century Skills and ICT Literacy
In the education sector, there has been a growing movement toward infusing 21st century skills into teaching. Driven by organizations around the world, this trend is more than a passing fad, and has caught the attention of those training and equipping teachers for the digital-age classroom. 21st century skills are what today’s students and graduates need to compete, and succeed, in today’s global workforce. They are a series of concepts and themes that go beyond the conventional to teach safe and effective technology integration and application skill sets.


Whether you are a professor, an administrator, an instructor, a trainer or a future teacher, you must understand 21st century skills to be effective. So are you wondering exactly what 21st Century Skills and ICT literacies are all about? Are you trying to determine what steps to take to begin bringing 21st Century Skills into your classroom projects infused with Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) literacy? This two day workshop presentation will address 21st Century Skills concepts, real-world examples, themes and projects, while tapping into global experts to glean information how to transform your teaching and learning environment. Participants will also have the opportunity to:
  • Explore what 21st century learning is, how it differs from current practice and models in United States schools, and what its requirements are
  • Critically examine what designs for learning and assessment, communities for learning, experiences and resources would optimally support 21st century learning
  • Explore and identify the tools for learning and infrastructure that would best support the teaching and learning of 21st century skills
  • Examine how ICT can help schools to enhance and enrich learning, motivation and the acquisition of higher order thinking skills using a wide range of readily available resources and software
  • Identify and reflect on models to build the necessary ICT capacities in curriculum and assessment units for the integration and optimal use of ICT in learning
  • Discuss and reflect on how curriculum and assessment systems should be aligned and/or transformed to create the learning environment for the acquisition of 21st century skills
  • Discuss practical ways and innovative models to build student proficiencies in 21st century skills.
❖Transforming Classroom Practice with Web 2.0 Literacy: A 21st Century Skills 5 Day Institute for Educators and Administrators
The students in our classrooms today will work in a fast-paced, collaborative online world tomorrow. Are today’s educators and administrators prepared for these digital natives? In this course you will experience the excitement of online Web 2.0 tools including Blogs, Wikis, and Nings to engage and motivate the individual learner. Discover how they can open a digital door to a wealth of data and collaboration for you and your students. In addition, participants will discover a variety of engaging and innovative Web 2.0 literacy tools that support the differentiated and individualized communication, organization, and productivity needs of our 21st century digital learners.


This course is designed to introduce learners to Web 2.0 tools in which content is created, shared, remixed, repurposed, and passed along. Learners will explore Blogs, Wikis, Nings, Social Networks, Social Bookmarks, RSS Feeds, Photo Sharing and other Web 2.0 tools to enhance their students’ learning experiences. In addition, learners will incorporate 21st century skills as they relate to teaching and learning. (This course can cover up to five days of content).
At the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Identify how the use of Web 2.0 tools can deepen learning and increase student engagement
  • Explore and utilize Web 2.0 tools
  • Identify how Web 2.0 tools support a student centered environments
  • Assess and apply best practices in the use of Web 2.0 tools 
  • Create a Blog, Wiki or Ning for personal and/or professional uses.
Transforming Classroom Practice with Web 2.0 Literacy and Social Networks
The students in our classrooms today will work in a fast-paced, collaborative online world tomorrow. Are today’s educators prepared for these digital natives? In this workshop you will experience the excitement of online Web 2.0 tools including Blogs, Wikis, Nings and Twitter to engage and motivate you as a 21st century educator and your individual learners in your classroom. Discover how you can open a digital door to a wealth of data and collaboration
for you and your students. In addition, participants will discover a variety of engaging and innovative Web 2.0 literacy tools that support the differentiated and individualized communication, organization, and productivity needs of our 21st century digital learners.
While at the same time, educators will be introduced to a variety of online professionals through social networks to communicate and collaborate with other like minds an content areas to extend the learning environment beyond the k-12 classroom walls.


At the end of this course, learners will be able to:
• Identify how the use of Web 2.0 tools can deepen learning and increase student engagement
• Explore and utilize Web 2.0 literacy tools and professional social networks
• Identify how Web 2.0 tools support a student centered learning environment
• Assess and apply best practices in the use of Web 2.0 and global literacy
• Create a Blog, Wiki, Ning or Twitter account for personal and/or professional uses
• Build an online professional learning network to support 24/7 professional development and best practices.



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IPAD COURSES

Everything Apps: K12 Literacy and eBook CreationEducators attending this “Just Apps: K12 Literacy and eBook Creation” workshop will experience free and low cost literacy and information fluency apps to personalize student and educator learning. Participants will use selected apps for specifically designed multimedia literacy activities to experiment with ebook creation, journalism and how this can lead to creative digital storytelling segments with their iPads. The workshop is designed to enhance strategies supported with collaborative group work, hands-on explorations, targeting student learning outcomes, and reflective practices on a specific grade-level and/or specific subject matter.

Participants will:
· Engage in an array of activities and learn tips and tricks to raise their comfort level and creativity in using iPads in education.
· Learn about apps that support the iPad as a productivity, creation, teaching/learning tool.
· Discover the rights apps to meet the student learning literacy outcome.
· Explore a variety of apps through hands-on activities to learn about the iPads capabilities, instructional and collaborative potential in the classroom.
· Reflect on the iPad as a tool to change the mobility and just in-time teaching and learning environment.
· Evaluate the educational use and purpose of iPads in the classroom.



Everything Apps: Teaching History and Geography with iPad TechnologiesThis workshop provides numerous examples of the best history and geography related web sites and iPad apps, to infuse practical methods and techniques for using technology in the history, social studies and geography classroom. Participants will have varied opportunities for targeted web exploration after each "mini" lesson. Examples highlight both inquiry-based and research-oriented technology iPad apps in World History, World Cultures, United States History, Geography, and Civics for middle school, high school, and college. The workshop emphasizes innovative ideas and exciting projects for incorporating Web 2.0 tools including wikis, blogs, podcasts, Google Docs, social networks, and other emerging technologies into the classroom.


Everthing Apps: Enriching Your Encore Curriculum and Productivity with iPad TechnologiesSee how iPad technologies can influence and enhance the educational experience with student and teacher productivity apps infused with your Encore classes. You will experience how you can access anytime, anywhere content and delivery of digital textbooks or an entire library for your students to access. This workshop will also provide training on the most valuable functions of the iPad and some of the most relevant apps to support your Encore High School instruction, while enhancing and motivating each and every one of your students to be self-directed in their learning.
Among the uses of the iPad for productivity and Encore areas:

  • Note Taking, Interactive Flashcards and Journaling
  • Digital Walk Throughs for Student Assessment
  • E-Reader and ePub Creation
  • Data collection and Lab Tools
  • Research and News
  • Curation of Content
  • Video and Photo Editing, Movie Trailers, and Flip Teaching Student Models
  • Student Productivity and Study Tool
Everything Apps for the K-6 Educator!
Everywhere you look now, people are talking about mobile learning devices. How can we use them and their apps to assist educators with their day to day instruction and immediate and mobile assessments? How can we harness the power of this exciting new technology to better meet the needs of ALL of your students in your classroom?
Join us for this exciting, fast paced look into the world of Just Apps for the K-6 educator! Bring your own device and share resources you have been using or download the apps highlighted in the workshop. Don’t have an iPad, iPod, Tablet or mobile android device? No problem – we will have a limited number of devices to trial during the workshop.
We will walk you through the options available for using mobile technologies for everything from:

  • Communication/Task Reminders/Assessments
  • Audio and Video
  • Reading, Writing, and Spelling
  • Science and Math
  • Polling and Phlogging
  • QR Codes
  • Cloud Storage
  • Educational Games
Everything Apps for the 7-12 Educator!
Everywhere you look now, people are talking about mobile learning devices. How can we use them and their apps to assist educators with their day to day instruction and immediate and mobile assessments? How can we harness the power of this exciting new technology to better meet the needs of ALL of your students in your classroom?
Join us for this exciting, fast paced look into the world of Just Apps for the 7-12 educator! Bring your own device and share resources you have been using or download the apps highlighted in the workshop. Don’t have an iPad, iPod, Tablet or mobile android device? No problem – we will have a limited number of devices to trial during the workshop.
We will walk you through the options available for using mobile technologies for everything from:

  • Communication/Task Reminders/Assessments
  • Audio and Video
  • CMS and LMS mobile
  • Reading/Writing/Notetaking
  • Science and Math
  • History and Foreign Language
  • Polling and Phlogging
  • QR Codes
  • Virtual Fieldtrips
  • Cloud Storage
  • Educational Games
 iPad Deployment Strategies in K-12 Schools
Implementing new wireless and tablet technologies in the K-12 environment can be challenging. Unlike desktop or laptop computers, Apple’s new iPad and iPad 2 create a new direction in how to successfully infuse these exiting tools in education. This session will address the district management piece of iPads relating to configuration, imaging, deployment, timely updates and ongoing administration. We will also cover the importance on getting your staff on board with Apple’s new Volume Purchase Program (VPP), and creating a network of staff in your district that will become self-sustaining facilitators of the program for years to come. Learn how to create program facilitators, redeem vouchers, deploy and sync multiple iPads and more in this hands-on and informative workshop.


iPads in Special Education
Day I... This workshop is designed for staff who are just beginning to use an iPad. Participants will learn why iPads are effective for today’s students, how to use all buttons, cords, and connectors for the iPad and how to organize, customize, and personalize the iPad for learning. Explore assistive devices for adaptability, apps that come with the iPad including camera, photos, and safari, apps for special education including how to access key web sites to meet the needs of SPED staff, and get an overview of using iTunes to manage the iPad.



Day 2... This training is designed for staff who have a thorough basic understanding of iPad functions and would like a more in-depth training. Participants will have a quick review of iPad basics including more operational tips and tricks. Learn how to use iTunes to add other content including music and video, explore the iPad as an e-reader for Special Ed students, and see examples of how iPads are working for Special Ed students today. Participants will be shown apps to use for teacher management including data collection and behavior management, apps for teacher productivity including social stories, video modeling and reward programs, apps for student learning of academic, social, and fine motor skills, and apps that serve the student as communication devices, organizational tools, and test taking/assignment completion tools.


Proloquo2Go : A Powerful Augmentative Communication Tool
For teachers and paraprofessionals who are ready to use Proloquo2Go as an individual student’s communication system.
This workshop will demonstrate how this app can be used for students at any level of AAC skill. Participants will learn how to create user spaces and add folders and vocabulary designed to meet specific needs as well as tips and tricks to customize features in the options view. Time will also be spent learning how to back up changes and transfer vocabulary to different devices. Participants should be ready for hands on time creating spaces, folders, and vocabulary for a specific student and come with a rough outline of categories and vocabulary they would like to see the student have. Some participants may want to have photos loaded in the iPad Photo library to use. Participants will need an iPad that has the latest version of Proloquo2Go and should take time to look over and familiarize themselves with the features of this app.


Transforming Classroom Practice with iPad Content Integration
Grab a hold of Apple’s new iPad whether you are first generation user or you just purchased the second generation model, and be prepared to be engaged with this innovative teaching and learning tool. Be among the first to discover how the iPad is impacting learning throughout classroom practice, whether it’s true anytime anywhere learning or merging all 60 pounds of textbooks into a 1.5 pound device. Discover how schools are you varied methods of synchronizing and licensing of downloaded apps across multiple iPad units as well. Free as well as commercial apps will be demonstrated including applications for education, photo sharing, news, social networking, digital storytelling, musical expression, art, audio recording, games, and more! A multitude of possibilities exist and we are so excited to showcase how this tool can transform your classroom instructional and delivery of a content based lessons. Utilize some of the best education apps available to enable students to create, consume and reflect on their learning.


NEW INTEL WORKSHOPS


INTEL EDUCATION COURSES

❖Intel Elements:  Collaboration in the Digital Classroom
(Develop activities to help prepare students to collaborate in the digital, global world.)
Collaboration in the Digital Classroom is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at collaboration with a focus on online collaborative tools. In this course, teachers see how collaboration helps students develop 21st century thinking skills, deepen content understanding, and prepare them for the global world. Teachers learn how to plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online collaborative tools increasingly part of our globally connected workplaces. They follow two teachers as they implement collaborative experiences in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the collaboration concepts with action planning exercises.

Intel Elements: Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms
(Learn new assessment strategies to meet needs of 21st century students.)
Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at assessment that meets the needs of 21st century teaching and learning. In this course, teachers see how assessment strategies can benefit their teaching practices and their students’ learning. They learn how to plan, develop, and manage student-centered assessment. They follow three teachers and see how the three teachers are implementing embedded and ongoing assessment methods in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the assessment concepts with action planning exercises.


Intel Elements: Project Based Approaches
(Explore ideas and try new project-based approaches for your classroom.)
  Using specific classroom scenarios, teachers explore characteristics and benefits of Project- Based Learning (PBL). Throughout the course, teachers consider their own teaching practice as they follow a teacher new to project-based learning who discusses strategies with a mentor teacher. They also consider the ways that technology supports project-based approaches. Planning and project design modules guide teachers through organizing the curriculum, the classroom, technology, and students for successful 21st century projects. The assessment module demonstrates strategies for assessing students’ 21st century skills throughout an open-ended project. The course offers opportunities to apply the PBL concepts with action planning exercises

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