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1. Creating Digital Portfolios

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/1/2018 to 11/2/2018

Creating Digital Portfolios is an online course designed to help teachers develop a model for the implementation and facilitation of digital portfolios for student use in a classroom setting. Digital portfolios are a collection of work that can be used as a showcase for student learning that is easy to retrieve, store, and share using a multimedia platform such as Google Sites. This online course has five modules that will allow for the exploration of different technology tools and resources including the SAMR Model, different portfolio type and planning, Screencastify, Canva, and Google Sites. The following essential questions will be addressed: Can technology allow us to transform how students learn in the classroom? What is the purpose of incorporating digital portfolios within your discipline? Identify what digital portfolios could look like for the students enrolled in your class. What components are necessary for the creation of our own personalized digital footprint? What can your students gain by creating digital portfolios of their own work throughout the school year? This is totally web-based and there will be no physical meeting times. 10 Hours

2. Everyone Can Create: ignite Creativity with iPad

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 10/1/2018

Everyone is born full of creativity. And nurturing it is one of the most important things educators do. Creativity helps students become better communicators and problem solvers. It prepares them to thrive in today’s world, and to shape tomorrow’s. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student. Everyone Can Create includes free learning materials that teach students how to develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music, and drawing. And it gives teachers fun and meaningful ways to bring these skills into any lesson, topic, or assignment. At this event, you’ll: Discover firsthand the creative potential of iPad, now with Apple Pencil support. Experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in photography, video, music, and drawing using free apps available on iPad. Get hands-on with the Everyone Can Create teacher guide that includes materials to help teachers infuse creative skills into the subjects they teach every day. You’ll leave the event inspired to bring creative expression to every subject and every student.

3. Google Basics: Drive, Docs, Slides, and Classroom

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 10/1/2018

Learn the basics of Google with this introductory course. Once Google Drive, Docs, and Slides are understood, we can learn how to use those apps with Google Classroom to create a “paperless” workflow. 3:30-4:30pm Cortland High School Room 103 This workshop is being hosted by Cortland CSD, preference will be given to Cortland teachers but there will be limited room for teachers from other districts in the OCM BOCES.

4. Google Sites for Student Use

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 10/9/2018

Google Sites was re-launched last year and is now easier and more user-friendly to use. Students can create online portfolios to display their work and learning. Pages and sub-pages on the site can be customized and created depending on the student's project or needs. 3:30-4:30pm Cortland High School Room 103 This workshop is being hosted by Cortland CSD, preference will be given to Cortland teachers but there will be limited room for teachers from other districts in the OCM BOCES.

5. TALKS Event 1 -The Tech Garden- October 17th, 9am-11am

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 10/17/2018

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Join us for our first event of the year exploring how to transform our students from consumers of information to creators of understanding. This first event will be hosted by The Tech Garden, and we will be highlighting some of the great opportunities available in the Syracuse area for future graduates. The Syracuse area has seen a recent upswing in career opportunities related to STEAM skills. During our time at The Tech Garden, we will hear about the exciting opportunities in the area and what local employers are looking for in recent graduates. The office space of today is changing and students need to come out of school with the skills to collaborate, synthesize information, and think on their feet. If time allows we will take a tour of The Tech Garden.

6. Digital Storytelling Using WeVideo

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 10/29/2018

WeVideo is an online video editing tool that students can use to create public service announcements, slideshows with music, videos, and book trailers. 3:30-4:30pm Cortland High School Room 103 This workshop is being hosted by Cortland CSD, preference will be given to Cortland teachers but there will be limited room for teachers from other districts in the OCM BOCES.

7. Creating Graphics Using StoryBoardThat

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 11/5/2018

StoryBoardThat is a tool students can use to demonstrate comprehension of a topic. Students can choose from thousands of images, characters, and backgrounds to make comic strips, graphic organizers, and timelines on a topic of their choice. 3:30-4:30pm Cortland High School Room 103 This workshop is being hosted by Cortland CSD, preference will be given to Cortland teachers but there will be limited room for teachers from other districts in the OCM BOCES.