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Technology Professional Development


November 4-18
Digital Citizenship
1.5 hours

In this online tutorial, you will be introduced to the topic of digital citizenship and the CommonSense Digital Citizenship Curriculum.  Common Sense provides ready-made lesson plans, videos, and webinars to teachers with easy to use lessons and activities to help build a positive classroom culture around media and technology.

November 14
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Bold School High Effect Strategy: Direct Instruction with Nearpod
1.5 hours
Direct Instruction when done with intention & in alignment to academic goals has a .6 effect size. During this session, learn how to use Nearpod to help determine when it’s time to move on or reteach. You can import your pre-existing PowerPoint presentations and embed formative questions, poll, videos, and quizzes. Students access your presentation on their devices and you get great data reports after each presentation. Need ideas for blended learning or stations in your classroom? Leave this session ready to go!




October 14-28 
2 hours
You can search 11481 in Performance Matters.
 An Infographic is one efficient way of combining the best of text, images and design to represent complex data that tells a story that begs to be shared. In this session, teachers will evaluate the benefits of having students analyze and create infographics.  Tools for creating infographics will be evaluated and participants will create an infographic.
October 17-31 
MS Tools for Student Accommodations
1 hour
You can search 11482 in Performance Matters.
Participants will learn how to use accessibility tools that are built into the Windows 10 operating system and the Microsoft Office 365 Suite. Tools highlighted in this session include: Windows 10 Magnifier, Immersive Reader, Dictate, and Voice Recorder.






September 16th - Create a Collaborative Classroom with Microsoft TEAMS 
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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 learnings communities– all from a single experience in Office 365. Teams also integrates with One Note Class Notebook.
September 25th - Collaborate to Create Rigorous, Standards-Based Blended Learning Curriculum 
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In this session, you will work with a team, guided by an Instructional Tech Coach, to create shareable lesson plans that infuse high impact strategies and programs. *Come with a standard in mind so you can leave with a lesson plan in hand*