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1. Microsoft Tools that Engage Your Students

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/7/2017

Meeting Times: Fro, July 7, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-1

Hack your classroom into the 21st Century. Discover free tools that Microsoft has to offer. You will use the online tools of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Office Mix (PowerPoint on steroids). We will create a mix that includes interactive activities. We will learn how to create and share beautiful, interactive, web-based reports, presentations, newsletters, and school projects using Sway, an online tool. See what Skype has to offer with Mystery Guests and Virtual Field Trips. All tools are accessible on any device! The importance of teaching our students to be digital citizens cannot be overstated. Safe search techniques are included in this course.

2. The In-Class Flip

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/10/2017

Meeting Times: Mon, July 10, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-1

In a typical "flipped classroom" direct instruction happens via video at home, and "homework" takes place in class. So, students “consume” the content through the video at home and apply their knowledge in class with the support of their classmates and the teacher. However, for various reasons, teachers may be wary of having the instruction happening at home where students may not have the access and/or support necessary to successfully learn the material. Enter the In-Class Flip to offer a possible solution! In this workshop we will discuss what the flipped classroom model looks like and how it can be adapted to work entirely in the classroom. The in-class flip combines the use of video to replace direct instruction and a learning stations approach to free up your time so you can work with small groups and individual students to assess understanding. We will explore the philosophy of the flipped instruction model and how it applies to the in-class flip. Then you will learn how to use edPuzzle to create video-based activities with built in assessment and plan the supporting stations.

3. Adobe PhotoShop CC (3 day workshop)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All staff

Dates: 7/11/2017 to 7/13/2017

Meeting Times: Tues, Wed and Thurs @ 9-1 PM

Location: CR 4

Navigate the workspace, identify and use Photoshop tools to enhance photographic images, and organize files -Learn basic features of Photoshop, navigate the environment and use Photoshop tools to work with photographic images. -Identify and use raster and vector drawing and painting tools to create and edit images. -Advanced features of PhotoShop CC. Apply masks to hide and show image layers, filters to create special effects, and layer styles to create layer effects, create and edit video, and animate graphics in your videos.

4. Google Camp (3 day workshop) One Day in Separate Location

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All staff

Dates: 7/11/2017 to 7/13/2017

Meeting Times: Tues, Wed and Thurs @ 9-1 PM - Day 7/12, 13 to be held at Lupinskie Center, Westbury

Location: IMPORTANT: 7/11 - George Farber Center, 71 Clinton

Presented by Jessica Gregorovius and Tim Gill, Nassau BOCES Professional Developers. The possibilities are endless with the G Suite for Education. Sign up for this amazing summer institute and learn how you can use the following tools in your classroom.  


•       Google Drive: The possibilities are endless with Google Drive.  Drive allows you to store files, including photos and videos, as well as create and edit multiple file types and collaborate with ease. Learn how you can use the Drive, including Docs, Sheets, Slides in your classroom.  


•       Google Forms are way more than just surveys.  Use Google Forms in your classroom to poll feedback, collect data and as an assessment tool.  Have fun customizing the look of your form while choosing from various question types and attaching images as well as video. After you have completed your form; shuffle your questions and share with your students and/or colleagues.


•       Google Classroom: Google Classroom helps teachers, keep organized and improve the communication with their students. With this amazing tool, teachers can create, collect and assign grades to assignments without ever needing to print!

5. Adobe Illustrator CC (3 day workshop)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All staff

Dates: 7/18/2017 to 7/20/2017

Meeting Times: Tues, Wed and Thurs @ 9-1 PM

Location: CR 4

Adobe Illustrator is a comprehensive vector-based drawing program for print and the Web. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard for designers creating scalable and resizable images and is used to create logos, product packages, labels, clothing patterns, posters, billboards, drafting, and more.

6. Chromebooks in the Secondary Classroom

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Dates: 7/18/2017

Meeting Times: Tues, Jul 18, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

This workshop is for the teachers who have incorporated Chromebooks into their everyday classrooms.  Participants will learn the G Suite (Google Apps for Education) along with other chrome extensions for assessing students, grading, collaborating and sharing, and even annotating PDF files.  These span all content areas, as well as grade levels 6-12. 

7. Getting More from IXL

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/18/2017

Meeting Times: Tues, July 18, 2017 @ 9-12 PM

Location: Lab 1

Want to get more from your IXL subscription?  Learn how to select student practice skills, assign those skills to students and how to search for specific skills.  Additionally learn how to use the different analytics features to see what students are doing in real time, trouble spots, gradebook view to see how students perform on each standard.  Also learn the students side of things including how they can monitor their own progress, how they can learn how to pick skills to practice and where they can see if they have any awards.

8. Google Extensions

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/19/2017

Meeting Times: Wed, July 19, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-1

Make Google Chrome work for you!  Extensions allow you to customize your Chrome experience streamlining productivity, enhancing lessons, and making Chrome more efficient for both you and your students.  Learn how to search and find the extensions that will help in your class as well as learn a couple of favorites that work across content area.  Screencastify allows you to record your screen to create videos, Grammarly checks grammar and spelling, Share to Classroom allows you to easily push webpages to your classroom so that everybody is on the right site.  These are just a few of the extensions we will be looking at over the course of the day.

9. MacBook 101

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/19/2017

Meeting Times: Wed, July 19, 2017 @ 9-12 PM

Location: LS-3

This training session will focus on general use of the Apple MacBook and is perfect for beginners.  During this session, we will discuss the basics of navigation, file management, and powerful customizable features of the Apple macOS operating system.  Whether you are a new employee of a Mac district or are simply looking for more information about your next possible device, this session will be highly valuable.

10. 3 D Printing

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/20/2017

Meeting Times: Thurs, July 20, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-3

If you have been anxious to begin 3D printing with your students, the Model Schools team is here to help!  During this session, we will be using a MakerBot Replicator in order to demonstrate the process behind 3D printing.  Attendees will have the opportunity to practice loading and unloading filament, modify print settings, and prepare the MakerBot for a 3D print.  While we wait for our completed model to take shape, we will also explore the use of Project Ignite, an excellent design platform powered by TinkerCad/Autodesk.  This online platform contains tutorials, lesson plans, and teacher documentation, meaning you do not need to be a computer aided design expert to introduce this topic to your students.

11. Interactive Assessments

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/20/2017

Meeting Times: Thurs, July 20, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-1

Interactive Assessment Tools (Quizizz, Kahoot, Quizlet)- Web 2.0 tools give a new look to traditional assessments.  Quizizz is an online assessment tool where students can compete against each other or do the assignments for homework.  It is a great way to add excitement into assessments and to get the data on student responses.  Kahoot, much like Quizizz, allows students to compete against each other.  With Kahoot students get really excited about learning and demonstrating their knowledge because it is a whole class event where all students compete to be on the top on the leaderboard.  Quizlet provides different options for students to study and a live game as well.  Teachers set up the vocabulary they would like their students to learn and students can join the class for easy access or they can create their own study sets.  When the time is right play Quizlet Live to turn your class into a group event where teams compete to clear their boards first.

12. Adobe Dreamweaver CC (3 day workshop)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All staff

Dates: 7/25/2017 to 7/27/2017

Meeting Times: Tues, Wed and Thurs @ 9-1 PM

Location: CR 4

Adobe Dreamweaver CC web design software provides an intuitive visual interface for making and editing HTML websites and mobile apps. This course will provide the knowledge and hands-on practice you need to build and manage websites. -Learning Dreamweaver CC basics -Working with Dreamweaver CC -Advanced features of Dreamweaver CC

13. Office 365 Summer Camp for Teachers  (2 day workshop)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/25/2017 to 7/26/2017

Meeting Times: Tues and Wed, July 25 and July 26, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LL-A

The first ever Nassau BOCES Model Schools Office 365 Summer Camp will be held July 25-26 at Lupinskie Center. This two-day event is geared towards new Office 365 users and will provide an overview of the entire Microsoft Office 365 suite. After learning the ins and outs of the applications on Day 1, we will focus on classroom application and professional uses on Day 2.  If your district is moving to Microsoft Office 365 or if you are simply interested in learning more about a powerful new cloud-based version of Microsoft Office, this two-day training will be perfect for you!

14. Achieve 3000 (General Overview)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/27/2017

Meeting Times: Thurs, July 27, 2017 at 9-11 AM

Location: LS-1

This session will provide a general overview of the Achieve 3000 platform, which is a powerful cloud-based non-fiction reading and writing program being integrated in several Nassau County schools.  Both technology and ELA content professional developers will be in attendance to provide a comprehensive look at the technology powering Achieve 3000 as well as ways to integrate with current ELA standards. Take your students' reading and writing to the next level by using Achieve 3000 in your classroom.

15. Achieve 3000 (General Overview)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/27/2017

Meeting Times: Thurs, July 27, 2017 at 12 - 2 PM

Location: LS-1

This session will provide a general overview of the Achieve 3000 platform, which is a powerful cloud-based non-fiction reading and writing program being integrated in several Nassau County schools.  Both technology and ELA content professional developers will be in attendance to provide a comprehensive look at the technology powering Achieve 3000 as well as ways to integrate with current ELA standards. Take your students' reading and writing to the next level by using Achieve 3000 in your classroom.

16. iPads Training

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/27/2017

Meeting Times: Thurs, July 27, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-3

There are many wonderful presentation apps available on iPads that allow both teachers and students create engaging projects to enhance learning and demonstrate knowledge.  Canva allows user to create professional looking designs to bring projects to life.  Book Creator allows users to make their own books with text, images, videos, audio, and drawings to create original works that can easily be shared.  Puppet Edu is a great way to make short videos using images and text that can be used to introduce a topic or recap a trip or unit.  All apps are suitable for third grade and above.  Please bring your own iPad to the training.

17. Plickers-Collect Whole-Class Assessment Data with ONE Device

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/31/2017

Meeting Times: Mon, July 31, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-1

Plickers are a free student response system that allows a teacher to collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. It requires only ONE device with a camera to collect responses to teacher generated questions. Get immediate powerful data on student understanding before, during and/or after your lessons! In this workshop we will use the Plickers website to create classes and questions for our lessons. We will practice asking questions and scanning responses and generating reports.

18. Google Camp (3 day workshop)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All staff

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/3/2017

Meeting Times: Tues, Wed, Thurs Aug 1,2,3, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LL-A

Presented by Melissa Zakalik and Tim Gill, Nassau BOCES Professional Developers. The possibilities are endless with the G Suite for Education. Sign up for this amazing summer institute and learn how you can use the following tools in your classroom.  



•       Google Drive: The possibilities are endless with Google Drive.  Drive allows you to store files, including photos and videos, as well as create and edit multiple file types and collaborate with ease. Learn how you can use the Drive, including Docs, Sheets, Slides in your classroom.  



•       Google Forms are way more than just surveys.  Use Google Forms in your classroom to poll feedback, collect data and as an assessment tool.  Have fun customizing the look of your form while choosing from various question types and attaching images as well as video. After you have completed your form; shuffle your questions and share with your students and/or colleagues.



•       Google Classroom: Google Classroom helps teachers, keep organized and improve the communication with their students. With this amazing tool, teachers can create, collect and assign grades to assignments without ever needing to print!

19. Using RSA Style Videos to Demonstrate Understanding

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/1/2017

Meeting Times: Tues, Aug 1, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-1

What in the world is an RSA Style Animation? It’s a filmed drawing process that is edited in time with a spoken audio track. Here is a link to a professional RSA style video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U But RSA style videos are a good way for students to show their understanding of a topic. They require students to think about the topic and communicate it as a narrative. Developing the story is a challenge for students and really exposes their level of understanding. Here is a link to a student-created RSA style video on the Louisiana Purchase - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReBMLZ4_IGc&list=PLQ6CrA_EQ31K3R12uNnmOKTCpXSPHRYiB&index=1 In this workshop we will use iPads to create RSA style videos. Using the iMovie app and traditional whiteboards and markers, participants will work in small groups to create videos so they can understand the process. As we work through the process we will explore ideas for facilitating student RSA creations. Skills covered in this workshop will enable you to assist ENL learners as they acquire language skills. Bring your own iPad or your can use a BOCES iPad for this workshop session.

20. Creating Classroom Blogs (and Managing Workflow) with Seesaw

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/2/2017

Meeting Times: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-1

Seesaw is a simple classroom blogging tool that can be used to showcase student work. Students can create content directly into Seesaw or they can upload pictures, videos and PDFs to share with the world! Seesaw can be used on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Chromebooks, and any computer using Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Check out my sample that illustrates the many ways Seesaw can be use in your classroom -  https://blog.seesaw.me/ssideas/

21. Getting More from IXL

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/8/2017

Meeting Times: Tues, Aug 8, 2017 @ 9-12 PM

Location: Lab 1

Want to get more from your IXL subscription?  Learn how to select student practice skills, assign those skills to students and how to search for specific skills.  Additionally learn how to use the different analytics features to see what students are doing in real time, trouble spots, gradebook view to see how students perform on each standard.  Also learn the students side of things including how they can monitor their own progress, how they can learn how to pick skills to practice and where they can see if they have any awards.

22. Google Extensions

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/9/2017

Meeting Times: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: Lab 1

Make Google Chrome work for you!  Extensions allow you to customize your Chrome experience streamlining productivity, enhancing lessons, and making Chrome more efficient for both you and your students.  Learn how to search and find the extensions that will help in your class as well as learn a couple of favorites that work across content area.  Screencastify allows you to record your screen to create videos, Grammarly checks grammar and spelling, Share to Classroom allows you to easily push webpages to your classroom so that everybody is on the right site.  These are just a few of the extensions we will be looking at over the course of the day.

23. Interactive Assessments

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/10/2017

Meeting Times: Thurs, Aug 10, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-1

Interactive Assessment Tools (Quizizz, Kahoot, Quizlet)- Web 2.0 tools give a new look to traditional assessments.  Quizizz is an online assessment tool where students can compete against each other or do the assignments for homework.  It is a great way to add excitement into assessments and to get the data on student responses.  Kahoot, much like Quizizz, allows students to compete against each other.  With Kahoot students get really excited about learning and demonstrating their knowledge because it is a whole class event where all students compete to be on the top on the leaderboard.  Quizlet provides different options for students to study and a live game as well.  Teachers set up the vocabulary they would like their students to learn and students can join the class for easy access or they can create their own study sets.  When the time is right play Quizlet Live to turn your class into a group event where teams compete to clear their boards first.

24. WebQuest 2.0

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/11/2017

Meeting Times: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-1

Bernie Dodge took instruction to a new level when he developed the webquest to provide a lesson framework in which groups of students engage in an inquiry-oriented lesson in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web.  This robust method has been successfully utilized by educators since 1995. Let’s take it to a new level in 2017 by incorporating Web 2.0 tools into the mix. In this workshop we will revisit (or visit for the first time) the WebQuest strategy. We will review the elements of a WebQuest and rate existing WebQuests related to your curriculum areas. Then we will give the best WebQuests we can find an update. We will explore Web 2.0 tools and incorporate them into these lessons to bring them to a new level!

25. Creating & Delivering Interactive Lessons with Nearpod

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/14/2017

Meeting Times: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-1

NearPod is a resource that allows teachers to prepare lessons that combine presentation, collaboration and assessment. Teachers create a slide presentation and then embed media such as photos and videos, and add polls, quizzes and activities. This presentation with all of its interactivity can then be delivered synchronously to a class using Nearpod’s apps (no matter what the platform). The results of any polls, quizzes and activities are collected and stored to monitor student performance. In this workshop we will learn how to turn any of your PowerPoint presentations into an interactive Nearpod activity or start a Nearpod from scratch. This game-changing resource is sure to increase student participation and engagement in your classroom!

26. Google Arts and Culture

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/15/2017

Meeting Times: Tues, Aug 15, 2017 @ 9-1

Location: Lab -1

Google Arts and Culture Workshop Description: Google Arts and Culture (fomerly known as the Google Cultural Institute) is one of the best things Google provides for education. In this workshop you’ll explore exhibits and collections from museums and archives around the world. The Cultural Institute is broken down into 3 areas: Art Project - Discover artworks and museum collections from all around the world in a new way. Explore artworks in extraordinary mega pixel detail and take virtual museum tours. Historic Moments - Explore online archives detailing the stories behind significant moments in human history. World Wonders - Brings modern and ancient world heritage sites online using Street View and Google Cardboard (a brand new virtual reality technology). Singularly or together they’re an incredible classroom resource. See how they can make memorable learning experiences for your students.

27. Google Maps

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/16/2017

Meeting Times: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 9-1

Location: Lab -1

Google Maps for Education provides resources to help teachers and students explore, create, and collaborate with mapping tools. With Google Maps, you and your students can become arm-chair explorers and cartographers with ease. Google Maps are a fun and visual way to help students understand geography concepts, map reading, location, and distance measurement. Besides using Google Maps to teach the fundamentals of mapping, like latitude and longitude, you can inspire students to investigate the world and to think spatially with Street View and Google Cardboard (Google’s new virtual reality technology).

28. Introduction to SWAY

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/17/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 @ 9-1

Location: Lab -1

Microsoft’s Sway is a NEW and powerful online tool. Sway allows teachers to create and share interactive class materials, presentations, projects, and more. This intelligent digital app is great for project or problem-based learning. Teachers can create interactive web-based lessons, assignments, project recaps, newsletters, and more—right from a phone, tablet, or browser. Students can collaborate and use Sway to create engaging reports, assignments, projects, study materials, and portfolios. Sways are easy to share with the class or the world and look great on any screen. In this workshop, you will learn how to: Create a Sway from start to finish, Collaborate with others on a Sway, Share your finished Sway with others

29. Flipped Classroom 101

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Dates: 8/22/2017

Meeting Times: Tues, Aug 22, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

This course is created to introduce the Flipped Learning pedagogy, as designed by pioneers Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams. Teachers will develop skills and the mindset to bring flipped learning to their own classrooms. Workshop objectives are: *to understand the Flipped Learning method of teaching *to learn technology used in Flipped Classrooms *to create a lesson to use in own class

30. Flip Your Classroom with Office Mix

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/23/2017

Meeting Times: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-1

Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix! With Office Mix, you can create digital lessons in PowerPoint with simulations, quizzes, discussions, and more. QWuickly share your Office Mix with your students. View on any device and easily differentiate instruction by using Mixc analytics. Or mix it up - have students create Mixes for authentic assessment. Session Objectives: Gain a basic understanding of Office Mix as a tool to enhance instruction, Examine how Office Mix can aid in flipped classrooms, Explore additional ways to use Office Mix in the classroom.

31. Microsoft Educator Network

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/24/2017

Meeting Times: Thurs, Aug 24, 2017 @ 9-1 PM

Location: LS-1

Become a connected educator. Learn how the Microsoft Education Network can help you: Stay current with student-focused technology, experiential learning, and virtual collaboration to help your students learn and grow. Search thousands of lesson plans created by educators for educators to help enhance teaching and learning. Connect with other educators from around the world to share, learn and grow. Earn badges for professional development. Share your unique experience, your background, and your passion for teaching.