2017-04-21

PD Session 21: Time Management Tools (Get More Done!)

Teachers and administrators are busy. We need to manage our time effectively in order to maximize our efficiency. This week in The Zone learn to -- Get more done! Google offers two excellent time management (or task management) tools to support your professional and personal life. The session will explain the basic features of each product and compare the two of them. Tips and tricks of task management will also be discussed. 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: 9:00-9:30 and 13:30-14:00
Tuesday: 11:10-11:40, 14:00-14:30, and 15:00-15:30
Wednesday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, 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 14:00-14:30


All sessions will be in HS 114
These times don’t work for you? Feel free to book me for your department or division meeting!


Future trainings to watch for:
  • Basic & Advanced Internet Safety
  • Hashtags & Crowdsourcing
  • Youtube Editor
  • And many more!


EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2017-04-14

PD Session 20: Personal Learning Networks

Definition according to the dictionary: A personal learning network is an informal learning network that consists of the people a learner interacts with and derives knowledge from in a personal learning environment. Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are online (and face-to-face) groups of people who you support in their learning and also support you in your learning. Social media has provided rich opportunities for learning with tools like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Come to the session and discuss building and leveraging PLNs to support your professional growth and personal goals. 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: 9:00-9:30 and 13:30-14:00
Tuesday: 11:10-11:40, 14:00-14:30, and 15:00-15:30
Wednesday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, 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 14:00-14:30


All sessions will be in HS 114
These times don’t work for you? Feel free to book me for your department or division meeting!


Future trainings to watch for:
  • Google Keep
  • Basic & Advanced Internet Safety
  • Hashtags & Crowdsourcing
  • Youtube Editor
  • And many more!


EdTech -- I’m here to help!


2017-03-17

PD Session 19: Virtual Reality in the Classroom w/Google Cardboard

PD Session 19: Virtual Reality w/Google Cardboard 

google expeditions logo.pngThe 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 work-shopping 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: 9:00-9:30 and 13:30-14:00
Tuesday: 11:10-11:40, 14:00-14:30, and 15:00-15:30
Wednesday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, 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 14:00-14:30


All sessions will be in HS 114
These times don’t work for you? Feel free to book me for your department or division meeting!


Future training to watch for:

  • Developing a PLN
  • Basic & Advanced Internet Safety
  • Hashtags & Crowdsourcing
  • Youtube Editor
  • And many more!


EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2017-03-10

PD Session 18: WeVideo

video & audio.pngThe PD session is designed to assist you with editing video with the hope that it will encourage you to use video projects with your students, but also help you in your professional and personal life. 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!
P.S. Some people are interested in learning more about iMovie, but not every teacher or student at CDS has access to the program. Please ask me for outside of school support for iMovie.


Training Times:
Monday: 9:00-9:30 and 13:30-14:00
Tuesday: 11:10-11:40, 14:00-14:30, and 15:00-15:30
Wednesday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, 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 14:00-14:30


All sessions will be in HS 114
These times don’t work for you? Feel free to book me for your department or division meeting!


Future training to watch for:
  • Virtual Reality
  • Basic & Advanced Internet Safety
  • Hashtags & Crowdsourcing
  • Youtube Editor
  • And many more!


EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2017-02-24

PD Session 17: 3D Printing & Makerspaces

3D printing and Makerspaces are all the rage in the education world these days, but why? What is 3D printing? What are Makerspaces? What is their role in education? The Math Department owns a 3D printer and this session will introduce you to the process for using it. We will also explore the whole idea of 3D printing and Makerspaces. Resources will be shared for you to go deeper with your learning. Session attendance will be recorded and you will
receive PD time to work toward your teaching license renewal. Come to The Zone (HS114) and get your PD on!


Training Times:
Monday: 9:00-9:30 and 13:30-14:00
Tuesday: 11:10-11:40, 14:00-14:30, and 15:00-15:30
Wednesday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, 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 14:00-14:30


All sessions will be in The Zone (HS 114)
That’s 14 different times throughout the week. 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 training to watch for:
  • Basic & Advanced Internet Safety
  • Hashtags & Crowdsourcing
  • WeVideo & Youtube Video Editor
  • And many more!


EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2017-02-20

PD Session 16: Canva -- Graphic Design Made Easy


Canva logo.jpeg

PD Session 16: Canva
Graphic Design Made Easy
Do you need to design a poster? An attractive title page for a paper or proposal? Greeting card? Banner for your website? A logo for your school project? Canva does this and ton more. Canva is a free online graphic design tool that makes dealing with graphic design simple and easy for the regular person. You don’t have to understand color schemes or layout, because Canva handles those items for you. It is a great tool for the person with zero understanding of graphic design, but also great for the professional level user. Come and learn the basics of Canva and brainstorm ways to use it with 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! Come to The Zone and get your PD on!


Training Times:
Monday: 9:00-9:30 and 13:30-14:00
Tuesday: 11:10-11:40, 14:00-14:30, and 15:00-15:30
Wednesday: 8:25-8:55, 11:10-11:40, 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 14:00-14:30


All sessions will be in The Zone (HS 114)
That’s 14 different times throughout the week. 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:
  • Basic & Advanced Internet Safety
  • Hashtags & Crowdsourcing
  • WeVideo & Youtube Video Editor
  • 3D Printing
  • And many more!


EdTech -- I’m here to help!