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1. Inquiry Based Learning - ONLINE ONLY

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 1/22/2019

Through this online course, we will discuss how student empowerment, choice, and voice will teach grit, perseverance, and foster a growth mindset. During the sessions, we will discuss what inquiry is through examples, articles, and research. By the end of the course, you will feel comfortable allowing students to take ownership of their learning to reach their goals, and you will be able to help them research in meaningful ways. Your students want to ask and answer the ungoogleable questions. Using learning will deepen your student’s understanding beyond memorization. Foster creativity and a love for learning with this model. The course will all be online through Schoology and requires 5 hours per week of work time including a final project. All assignments and activities are required to be completed by the last day of the course. 15 credit hours.

2. Ed Tech Coaches Roundtable

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: EdTech Coaches

Dates: 1/25/2019 to 5/31/2019

Join local educational technology coaches as we share and discuss current initiatives, success, and challenges we are experiencing. Anyone who works with teachers to integrate technology into curriculum and instruction is welcome to attend! This includes (but is not limited to) teachers on special assignment, technology committee members, instructional coaches, librarians, and media specialists.

3. Gamify Your Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/1/2019

Gamification is about transforming your classroom environment and regular activities by using games. It requires you and your students to be creative, to collaborate and to play. There are numerous ways to bring games and game playing into your class to promote learning and deepen student understanding. In this workshop, we will try out many different ways to bring games into your classroom.

4. Creating Games for your Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/1/2019

You know there are great tools for adding games to your classroom, but you need time to learn the platforms. In this session, you will deep dive into the platforms that bring gamification to life and create our first games. Bring to the workshop questions and ideas that you would like to create on a gaming platform and build your activities with support.

5. Advanced Google Forms

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/8/2019

Do you use Google Forms and are ready for more ideas? Come to this workshop and explore Google Forms on a deeper level. You can customize your forms with themes and images. Google Forms has many different types of questions including grids and scale type question. Using the Logic Branching tool you can send students to different questions based upon the answer that is chosen. Google Classroom now has forms built into it so it is easy to create quizzes in Forms that can be graded and synced. After attending this workshop, you’ll be using Google Forms in ways you have not yet discovered!!

6. Advanced Google Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/8/2019

Most of us use Google Classroom already but do you know the power that it has? Learn about how to unlock collaboration and critical thinking skills for your students using Google Classroom. Google classroom has many different features that can help us enrich our classroom for students and teachers. Come to this session and learn how to truly take your class to a new level.

7. Google Certified Educator - Level 1 Crash Course

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/1/2019

Show off your Google skills by becoming a Level 1 Google Certified Educator. In this full-day session, you will explore Google fundamental topics including Google tools and how to apply these in the classroom. The certification process and exam tips will also be discussed. The training will be led by a Google Certified Trainer and a Level 1 Google Certified Educators. You will receive an exam voucher at the end of the day for the Level 1 Google Certified Educator exam.

8. Digital Citizenship, Literacy, and Fluency - What’s your Footprint? (Online Only) 3/5-3/19

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/5/2019

It is important for our students to navigate their online world safely and effectively. This workshop will cover lessons you can use from k-12 in areas of citizenship, creating passwords, safe searching, plagiarism, and copyright. Learn the vocabulary and raise your digital IQ. Review lessons, websites, and apps that teach digital literacy to create your own toolbox to use with your students.

9. Research Tools for the Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/5/2019

During this 3 week online class you will become familiar and have to opportunity to use a variety of Google and online research tools available to you and your students. We will be looking at Google Keep for note taking, advanced Google searches and resources, library databases and more. Enjoy learning at your own pace. CTLE hours are available for this class.

10. Creating Videos for the Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/8/2019

Videos are everywhere and that is because they are so easy to create. If you would like to learn how easily you too can create videos for your classes and for your students to create videos for assignments come to this workshop. We will explore online video creators such a Biteable and Adobe Spark and Screencastify for screencasting. You will see how you can have video discussions with your students. You will leave with the ability to create videos and new ideas on how to integrate teacher and student-created videos in the classroom.

11. Digital Timelines

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/15/2019

Why not try using digital timelines in your classroom. Timelines: enhance students’ comprehension by providing context to fully understand a story or concept, help students to connect the dots to put things into perspective and help students focus on the key moments or events. Google Drawing, Read/Write Timeline, and Sutori will be demonstrated. With these tools, you and your students can create, share and move to a higher order of thinking.

12. Digital Portfolio

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/15/2019

Having a digital portfolio helps students to showcase their learning. They can use the online platform to reflect and share their work. The most important value of a digital portfolio is the boost to a student's self-confidence. They can clearly see their own accomplishments. By sharing their work through a digital portfolio they are getting experience with having an authentic audience. This workshop will walk you through some of the best platforms for any age group to create a portfolio.

13. Tech Tools Playground (Seesaw, EdPuzzle, Thinglink, Flipgrid)

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/22/2019

Are you interested in spending time learning and building on one of these four platforms? In this workshop, you will get a short introduction to each of these four tools and then the opportunity to dive deeper to build and use one of these tools. By the end of the workshop, you will have ideas, resources, and activities built that you can bring back to the classroom.

14. Google Certification - Level 2

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 4/5/2019

Designed for educators and classroom teachers who wish to demonstrate proficiency in using Google for Education tools. The Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice.

15. Applied Digital Skills

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 4/12/2019

This newer website from Google offers ready-to-use video lessons that teach digital skills. These important skills have immediate, real-life applications such as writing a business plan, a resume, keeping a budget, and creating presentations. Come learn about this already made curriculum and how it can work in your classroom. These applications are formatted for seventh grade and up and will move your students from consumers of technology to creators. Students will learn the important skills of sheets, docs, slides, and more through videos and activities.

16. Google Easter Eggs

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 4/12/2019

Google is well-known for its lighter side, including “Easter eggs” that Google engineers have hidden for enterprising searchers who take the time to hunt them down. “A virtual Easter egg is an intentional hidden message, in-joke, or feature in a work such as a computer program, webpage, video game, movie, book, or crossword,” according to Wikipedia. This workshop will showcase some of the best Easter Eggs for education.