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1. Chromebooks in the Classroom

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Dates: 3/28/2019

Location: LS3

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In this hands on course participants will explore many exciting ways to incorporate the Chromebook into their classroom. The tools covered will help to enhance instruction and increase student productivity and collaboration. This course will cover the following applications among others: DocHub, the newly enhanced ClassDojo, Google Cast for Education and Adobe Spark.

2. Meet the new Google Classroom

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Dates: 3/28/2019

Location: LS3

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Google Classroom has become an essential tool among educators. Google Classroom helps teachers, keep organized and improve the communication with their students. In this hands on course participants will learn about all the new updates to Google Classroom and will cover everything needed to get started. Come join us to learn how to make the most out of this fantastic tool!

3. Applied Digital Skills by Google

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All administrators, teachers and school librarians are invited to join us!

Dates: 5/3/2019

Location: Conf. Room 1, 2 & 3

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In this hands-on training, we’ll walk through lessons with tangible outcomes:

-Introduction to the curriculum and deep dive into units. You will get expert-led training that takes you through the curriculum and its blended learning format.
-Hands-on time. You will have hands-on time where you pretend to be a student using the curriculum, and create your first class as a teacher.
-Brainstorm uses. You will brainstorm with experts and your colleagues on ways to integrate the curriculum into your classroom to maximize your students’ learning outcomes.

We’ve seen the curriculum used in everything from culinary arts classes to science and technology classes and recommend it for grades 5+.

This training will cover the same material as the January 11, 2019 Applied Digital Skills session during Google Day 2019.

4. Google Sites

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Dates: 5/6/2019

Location: LS1

Come and create your own Google Site! In this session, participants will learn how to use Google Sites and create their own. Participants will walk away with the beginnings of a fully functional website.

5. Assesment Tools (ie. Kahoot!, Quizizz, Flipquiz)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Dates: 5/6/2019

Location: LS1

Participants will learn how to use some of the wonderful assessment tools that are available online. We will cover sites like Kahoot!, Quizizz and Flipquiz.

6. Buncee Breakfast Briefing

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Integration Specialists & other professional developers who focus on instructional technologies.

Dates: 5/8/2019

Location: LS3

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Buncee is a web-based creation, presentation, and communication tool designed to display students learning in a personalized manner.

Agenda for the morning:
  • -Introduction to Buncee
  • -Classroom examples and best practice
  • -Creation of a Buncee (demonstration)
  • -Overview of the Buncee Classroom Dashboard (Management, assessment and assignment functions)
  • -Personal exploration of the Buncee space and creation of your own Buncee.

Buncee Professional available through Model Schools at Nassau BOCES:

Buncee Professional Development training will provide on-boarded school educators with a comprehensive review of the Buncee application, including the uses, applications, and benefits of using Buncee in the classroom and beyond.

Breakfast to be provided by Buncee.

7. Lunch and Learn with Codesters

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Dates: 5/16/2019

Location: LS3


Hands-On Introduction to Coding with Codesters

Are you new to coding? Would like to explore what coding is about? Then this hands-on workshop is for you.

Codesters leaders will focus on providing participants with best practices for introducing coding in middle-grade classrooms. Core coding concepts and pedagogy will be explored using the Codesters platform and project-based lessons. Teachers and administrators will be able to start coding with students right away.

This workshop provides any participant with a solid foundation to begin teaching coding - even those with little or no prior coding experience.

All participants should bring a Wi-Fi enabled laptop to participate.

Lunch to be provided by Codesters

8. Digital Storytelling Tools (Book Creator for Chrome, Storybird/Storyboard That (subject to change))

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Dates: 5/20/2019

Location: LS1

Come and learn about the online digital storytelling tools that are available and that are great to use with your class! We will cover Book Creator for Chrome amongst other applications.

9. Video Tools (PowToons, EdPuzzle, Screencastify)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Dates: 5/20/2019

Location: LS1

Videos really bring content to life. In this sessions, participants will learn how to create screen recordings with Screencastify and how to use EdPuzzle which allows teachers to place questions into videos that their students can answer.

10. Title III Celebration of Learning Experiences: Exhibition and Presentation for Peers and Administrators

Program: Curriculum and Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Nassau Title III Consortium Districts

Dates: 6/7/2019

All ENL teacher participants will provide a mini-presentation of a learning experience/unit or a lesson focused on English literacy development in one or more content-areas with ELLs as a result of their participation in the 2018-2019 Consortium. Examples of student work from these learning experiences will be included. Note: Participants should come prepared with a back-up of their presentation materials. Continental breakfast & lunch will be provided onsite.