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Professional Development Series
Digital Tools

Digital Tools provide students with innovative and diversified ways to enhance their learning including research, analyzing and managing information, and creation of digital artifacts. These workshops focus on the introduction to specific digital tools, and the meaningful ways in which they can integrate within the curriculum.

Digital Tools
Unless otherwise noted, workshops are full day 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Some workshops are offered multiple times. Choose the date that works best for you.
 

 

SmartPath Financial Literacy Training
$martPath, a free easy to use interactive online platform for teachers in grades 1-6 incorporates relevant and fun economic and financial education into your classroom. Teachers attending the training will receive a $50 gift card as well as another $50 gift card after implementing the program in their school. Teachers that have received past $martPath training are not eligible. 

Audience: Teachers Grades 1-6.  Previous Experience: None required.

FREE to all Districts

Wednesday, Sept. 27 • 4:30-6 p.m. 
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Webquests
Webquests are an inquiry-oriented, interactive learning journeys where a majority of the activities, resources and information are from the web. Join us during this hands on workshop where you will learn about and create a Webquests to use back in the classroom. Centered on a theme, Webquests are a great vehicle for independent and differentiated learning. As long as you have access to software where you can create hyperlinks you are good to go! This means you can use any word processing software, spreadsheet, or presentation software.

Audience: All teachers all subject areas, any educator using Google Classroom.  Previous Experience: Familiarity with basic features of word processing.

$50 per attendee

Thursday, Oct. 19 • 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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The One iPad classroom
One ipad for one classroom? No problem. Become more fluent on your iPad while learning how to turn your 1 iPad classroom into a tool for collaborative learning experiences, digital storytelling, and creating rich multimedia artifacts. You will have fun in this hands on, interactive workshop and leave with implementation ideas ready to go. Optional pricing available to include iPad with the workshop.

Audience: All.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Tuesday, Oct. 24 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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SmartPath Financial Literacy Training
$martPath, a free easy to use interactive online platform for teachers in grades 1-6 incorporates relevant and fun economic and financial education into your classroom. Teachers attending the training will receive a $50 gift card as well as another $50 gift card after implementing the program in their school. Teachers that have received past $martPath training are not eligible. 

Audience: Teachers Grades 1-6.  Previous Experience: None required.

FREE to all Districts

Wednesday, Oct. 25 • 4:30-6 p.m.
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Scratch 101
This hands on workshop will introduce you to Scratch, a free project from the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab. Scratch is an online programming language that encourages creativity, reasoning, and problem solving. Scratch is also used in conjunction with a variety of devices including Makey Makey, Lego Mindstorms, Brick Pi’s (Dexter Industries) and other educational hardware. Great for creating Digital artifacts this online resource is open ended allowing for infinite ways for integration within your curriculum. Attendees will leave with a completed Scratch project, resources and scratching their head with new ideas for the classroom. Attendees should log on to https://scratch.mit.edu/ and create an account. Not required however having an account will allow you to save your project.

Audience: All.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Thursday, Nov. 2 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Coding in the Classroom 101
Not sure what all the buzz is about with coding and programing? Never thought of yourself as someone who could program, or integrate these concepts within your curriculum? Then this workshop is for you! Come learn exactly what is meant by coding, and see examples of how it used in the classroom. You will discover several free online resources for coding including Scratch, LOGO, Edublocks, Earsketch, RoboBlockly and more. Find the one that is right for you and spend time learning to create your first few programs. Leave with a new understanding of Coding, how it can benefit your students,and unleash the secret programmer in you! 

Audience: All K-8 educators.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Wednesday, Nov. 8 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Spreadsheets in the Classroom
The most powerful tool you never knew you had!
The spreadsheet is the most overlooked yet powerful tool in your teaching toolbox. Join us as we first show you the basics from cell formatting to yes—how to do that return in a cell to continue typing. Then learn how spreadsheets can do be “taught” to compute math equations, count data, and more. During this hands on workshop you will learn how to use a spreadsheet to compute mean, median, mode, average, countif. You will even learn how to concatenate! Leave with resources, lessons ready to integrate seamlessly with your curriculum, and a tool that will empower you and  your students!

Audience: All.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Thursday, Nov. 16 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Innovation Nation with the iPad
This workshop is designed for educators new to using iPads or looking for ways to best leverage iPads in the classroom. We will start from the beginning, and go through all basic features of the iPad. From here we will focus on apps and classroom integration. Learn how the iPad can be an easy to use tool for digital storytelling, creativity and innovation! Leave with resources and ideas ready to take back to the classroom.

Audience: All.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Thursday, Nov. 29 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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