2018-04-23

PD Session 20: Leveraging Mobile Devices

PD Session 20: Leveraging Mobile Devices
Mobile devices are becoming more common and all of our students carry some type of
mobile device with them to school, but how do we leverage these tools for learning?
This session is to support you in the process of unlocking the hidden potential of mobile
devices in teaching and learning. You will get practical advice about how to successfully
implement the use of mobile devices; plus, ideas about exactly what you can use mobile
devices for in your subject. Session attendance will be recorded and you will receive a
certificate for the number of hours you attend throughout the term. Great for teaching
license renewal and perfect for helping you with becoming a Google Certified Teacher.
Come to The Zone and get your PD on!

Training Times:
Monday: By appointment
Tuesday: By appointment
Wednesday: 8:25-8:55, 10:15-10:45, and 13:25-13:55
Thursday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 14:00-14:30
Friday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 15:00-15:30
All sessions will be in The Zone (HS 318)
If these times don’t work for you? Feel free to book me for your department or
division meeting or even a private lesson.

Future trainings to watch for:
Backing Your Digital Suitcase



EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2018-04-16

PD Session 19: Getting Google Certified!

PD Session 19: GCE Level 1
This week we are focusing on preparation for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam.
I have a small slideshow going over the types of multiple choice questions you will see on
the exam and we will talk about the scenarios. You can show up to a session and ask
anything about Google Teacher Certification. Come with your questions about any Google
Suite for Education product and they will be answered. Session attendance will be recorded
and you will receive a certificate for the number of hours you attend throughout the term.
Great for teaching license renewal and perfect for helping you with becoming a Google
Certified Teacher. Come to The Zone and get your PD on!

Training Times:
Monday: By appointment
Tuesday: By appointment
Wednesday: 8:25-8:55, 10:15-10:45, and 13:25-13:55
Thursday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 14:00-14:30
Friday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 15:00-15:30
All sessions will be in The Zone (HS 318)
If these times don’t work for you? Feel free to book me for your department
or division meeting or even a private lesson.

Future trainings to watch for:

Mobile Devices
Backing Your Digital Suitcase


EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2018-04-06

PD Session 18: Working with Video

PD Session 18: Working with Video & Audio
The PD session is designed to assist you with implementing video components in
your lessons. Best practices will be shared, tools needed will be discussed, and a
list of resources will be available to support you. Three platforms will be introduced
to you: Adobe Spark, Screencastify, and WeVideo. The full 30 minutes will be spent
answering your questions and workshopping how to do get the most out your students
when using video. Session attendance will be recorded and you will receive a certificate
for the number of hours you attend throughout the year. Great for teaching license
renewal. Come to The Zone and get your PD on!

Training Times:
Monday: By appointment
Tuesday: By appointment
Wednesday: 8:25-8:55, 10:15-10:45, and 13:30-14:00
Thursday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 14:00-14:30
Friday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 15:00-15:30
All sessions will be in The Zone (HS 318)
If these times don’t work for you? Feel free to book me for your department or division
meeting or even a private lesson.

Future trainings to watch for:
Getting Google Certified
Backing Your Digital Suitcase
Mobile Devices

EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2018-03-16

PD Session 17: Gmail & Calendar


PD Session 17: Gmail & Calendar
You probably think you know everything about Gmail, right? But do you know how to add a
signature to your email or turn on your vacation automatic response, or change the background
image of your inbox, or create a filter or a label? If you came to this session you will learn all of
those and more. Plus, we will discuss how to effectively use chat to get quick answers from your colleagues during the school day. And to top it all off, you will learn all the new features of the recent update to Calendar. Session attendance will be recorded and you will receive a certificate for the number of hours you attend throughout the term. Great for teaching license renewal and perfect for helping you with becoming a Google Certified Teacher. Come to The Zone and get your PD on!


Training Times:
Monday: By appointment
Tuesday: By appointment
Wednesday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 13:25-13:55
Thursday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 14:00-14:30
Friday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 15:00-15:30
All sessions will be in The Zone (HS 318)
If these times don’t work for you? Feel free to book me for your department or division
meeting or even a private lesson.


Future trainings to watch for:
  • Getting Google Certified
  • Backing Your Digital Suitcase
  • Working with Video
  • Mobile Devices


And many more!



EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2018-03-09

PD Session 16: Google Hangout & Google+

PD Session 16: Google Hangouts & Google+

Many people are unaware of the amazing tools and resources that are open to them by using
Google Hangouts and Google+. Hangouts can be used to invite expert guests to join your class or
have your students visit a class from another country. Google+ offers professional development
opportunities through communities of educators. Join this session to brainstorm ways you could
utilize Hangouts and Google+ for yourself and your students. Session attendance will be recorded
and you will receive a certificate for the number of hours you attend throughout the term. Great for
teaching license renewal and perfect for helping you with becoming a Google Certified Teacher.
Come to The Zone and get your PD on!

Training Times:
Monday: By appointment
Tuesday: By appointment
Wednesday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 13:25-13:55
Thursday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 14:00-14:30
Friday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 15:00-15:30
All sessions will be in The Zone (HS 318)
If these times don’t work for you? Feel free to book me for your department or division
meeting or even a private lesson.

Future trainings to watch for:
Getting Google Certified
Gmail, Chat, & Calendar
Working with Video
Mobile Devices
And many more!
Request a session

EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2018-03-05

PD Session 15: Bling My Blogger

PD Session 15: Bling My Blogger
Blogs can be a way for students to practice writing with an audience, reflect on classwork, share
thoughts about life, and/or collaborate on assignments. Ms. Maguire’s AP class used a class blog
to build a dictionary of literary terms. Ms. Van Liew uses a blog to share information with her students
and parents. A Math teacher I worked with had his students blog about their math problems to explain
how the students knew their answers were correct. A Science teacher uses a class blog to record
different lab experiments in his Chemistry class. An group of administrators keep a blog to provide
professional development to other administrators and teachers. And a certain EdTech guy, who works
at CDS, uses his blog to promote the PD sessions offered in The Zone. Blogs also make excellent
professional portfolios. Join this session to brainstorm ways you could utilize blogs for yourself and
your students and learn how to setup and manage blogs. Session attendance will be recorded and
you will receive a certificate for the number of hours you attend throughout the term. Great for teaching
license renewal and perfect for helping you with becoming a Google Certified Teacher. Come to
The Zone and get your PD on!

Training Times:
Monday: By appointment
Tuesday: By appointment
Wednesday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 13:25-13:55
Thursday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 14:00-14:30
Friday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, and 15:00-15:30
All sessions will be in The Zone (HS 318)
If these times don’t work for you? Feel free to book me for your department or division
meeting or even a private lesson.

Future trainings to watch for:
  • Google Hangouts & Google+
  • Gmail, Chat, & Calendar
  • Working with Video
  • Mobile Devices
  • And many more!



EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2018-02-23

PD Session 14: Virtual Field Trips

PD Session 14: Virtual Field Trips The PD session is designed to explore the use of Virtual Reality in the classroom.
We have a class set (20) of Google Cardboard that you can book to use with your students.
Please bring a cell phone to the session, so that you can try Google Cardboard.
Also, please download and install Google Expedition on your phone before the session to save time.
Best practices will be shared, skills needed will be discussed and practiced, and a list of resources
will be available to support you. The full 30 minutes will be spent answering your questions and
workshopping video editing with WeVideo. Session attendance will be recorded and you will
receive a certificate for the number of hours you attend throughout the year. Great for teaching
license renewal. Come to The Zone and get your PD on!


Training Times:
Monday: PD available by appointment
Tuesday: PD available by appointment
Wednesday:  8:25, 10:15, 13:25
Thursday: 8:25, 11:10, 14:00 (department meetings by appointment)
Friday: 8:25, 11:10, 15:00
All sessions will be in HS 318; except on Tuesday
These times don’t work for you? Feel free to book me for a private session, small group,
department, or division meeting!


Future trainings to watch for:
  • Blogger
  • Google Hangouts & Google+
  • Gmail, Chat, & Calendar
  • Working with Video
  • Mobile Devices
  • And many more!
  • Request a session




EdTech -- I’m here to help!