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Technology Professional Development

 
 
November
 

Using Technology to Differentiate Learning in Your Student Centered Stations

Would you like more time to meet with small groups? Create a deeper relationship with students? This session will provide teachers with practical ideas for easy management of station rotation. Learn to integrate a variety of free technology tools that actively engage students and place accountability on students for their own learning. These strategies differentiate instruction, allow students to learn at their own pace, and help teachers gain vital instructional time for application of learning.v

November 5th

3:45-5:15

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Office 365 One Drive for Collaboration-Beginning Session

Use Office 365 for instruction, collaboration, assignments, communication, and more. This session highlights best practices for utilizing Office 365’s collaborative features to help you integrate them to increase the effectiveness of PLCs as well as classroom instruction. OneDrive provides users with unlimited cloud based storage so there is no more need of CDs or thumb drives. This is an exciting free tool that can greatly enhance your classroom experiences. Learn how to use to use new read aloud tools in Word online

November 13th

3:45-5:15

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October
 

Formative Assessment Tools

Technology today provides educators with a vast array of online tools to gauge student understanding and target student learning needs. During this session, we will examine and experiment with the most effective tools currently available for formative assessment to aid with classroom learning goals.

October 15

3:45-5:15

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Microsoft TEAMS

Microsoft Teams is a digital hub for assigning and collecting student work, providing feedback, collaborating, and grading student work online. This is Microsoft’s answer to Google Classroom that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Create collaborative classrooms or connect in professional learning communities– all from a single experience in Office 365. Teams also integrates with One Note Class Notebook.

October 23

3:45-5:15

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September

OneNote

Organize and share your files digitally using Office 365 OneNote.  Learn how you can create OneNote notebooks for cloud based organization and file sharing.  In this session, participants will create and open OneNote notebooks, work with OneNote sections and pages, and find out how to add content to a new OneNote Page. Educators get quick tips and tricks to stay organized with OneNote to enhance their professional productivity.

September 13

3:45-5:15

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Playposit

Learn how to use Playposit to engage students, create self-paced lessons, and place accountability on students for their own learning. Playposit allows you to embed video from YouTube and many other sites or upload your own and then insert multiple types of questions into the video. Students can access the videos across any device, at their own pace, and you get the data. Perfect for teachers looking to develop blended and/or flipped lessons. 

September 24

3:45-5:15

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