2017-10-20

PD Session 6: Group Work -- Best Practices

PD Session 6: Group Work -- Best Practices
The PD session is designed to assist you with implementing group work and projects in your classes. Best practices will be shared, tools needed will be discussed, and a list of resources will be available to support you. The full 30 minutes will be spent answering your questions and workshopping how to do get the most out your students when working in groups or doing projects. 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 (located in FP)
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 training to watch for:
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • Advanced Search
  • Google Hangouts
  • Intro to Design Thinking
  • And many more!
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2017-09-25

PD Session 5: Newsela

PD Session 5: Newsela

Newsela is a tool to improve student reading of nonfiction material. Articles are available in five different lexile levels to challenge students at the proper level. You can create our own reading sets for your students. Interactive tools allow you to annotate an article, add a writing prompt, and reading quizzes. And to make Newsela even better -- it integrates with Google Classroom. The PD session is designed to teach you the basics and advanced parts of Newsela. The first 20 minutes of each session will be explaining the features of Newsela. The next 10 minutes will be hands-on where you will  work  with Newsela.  Get your students on track to be college and career ready in 30 minutes. 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...Get your PD on!

Training Times:
Monday: PD available by appointment
Tuesday: PD available by appointment (located in FP)
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 training to watch for:
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • Group Work Best Practices
  • Intro to Design Thinking
  • And many more!

Join the EdTech Classroom -- fkmp1c
CDS EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2017-09-15

PD Session 4: Google Keep & Tasks -- Get More Done!

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PD Session 4: Google Keep & Tasks -- 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: PD available by appointment
Tuesday: PD available by appointment (located in FP)
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 HS318; 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!
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Future trainings to watch for:
  • Newsela
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • Group Work Best Practices
  • Intro to Design Thinking
  • And many more!

Join the EdTech Classroom -- fkmp1c
CDS EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2017-09-11

PD Session 3: Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality

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PD Session 3: Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality

The PD session is designed to help you learn about powerful ways recent technologies are rapidly changing education. We will briefly explore each term and examples of practical uses for teachers will be shared and discussed. Learn how to use QR Codes to supplement lessons with further support or information. Learn how to take your students on virtual field trips to places like the Louvre Museum or Mount Fuji. 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 (located in FP)
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:
  • Google Tasks & Keep
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • Group Work Best Practices
  • Intro to Design Thinking
  • And many more!
Join the EdTech Classroom -- fkmp1c
CDS EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2017-09-04

PD Session 2: Google Sites

PD Session 2: New Google Sites -- this ain't your mama's Site!

The PD session is designed to help you learn about the updated to Google Sites. One of the downsides to Sites has always been the User Interface (UI), but the new UI is clean and simple to use; in fact, you will amazed at the ease. We will be going through the new UI and talking about transferring your old Sites to the new Sites. The full 30 minutes will be spent answering your questions and workshopping how to effectively and efficiently use the new Google Sites. You will leave with the confidence and ability to create new Sites 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 and perfect for helping you with becoming a Google Certified Teacher. Come to The Zone and get your PD on!

Training Times:
Monday: PD available by appointment
Tuesday: PD available by appointment (located in FP)
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:
  • QR Codes, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality
  • Google Tasks & Keep
  • Virtual Field Trips
  • Group Work Best Practices
  • Intro to Design Thinking
  • And many more!
Join the EdTech Classroom -- fkmp1c
EdTech -- I’m here to help!

2017-08-24

SY2017-18 PD Session 1: Google Classroom


PD Session 1: Google Classroom

The PD session is designed to assist you with using the full range of options that exist within Google Classroom. Learn about assignments, announcements, polls, sharing a Classroom, and managing differentiation. During the summer there were updates to Classroom, these new features will be covered as well. The full 30 minutes will be spent answering your Classroom questions and workshopping how to do get the most out of your Classroom experience with students. 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 (located in FP)
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 small group, department, or division meeting!

Future trainings to watch for:

  • Google Sites
  • QR Codes, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality
  • Google Tasks & Keep
  • Virtual Field Trips
Join the CDS EdTech Classroom -- fkmp1c
EdTech -- I’m here to help!