The on-going pandemic highlights the need for educators to put socio-emotional learning at the forefront of their efforts. But SEL is more than just an add-on--SEL skills can and should be embedded into instructional practices so that students eventually master these important skills. Based on the CASEL Framework, this workshop will highlight strategies and activities […]
Today's teachers are under immense pressure to "innovate" and "transform" their practice to meet the demands of the 21st century. However, they also need support in order to understand how they might augment their instruction, curriculum, and classroom environment. Whether you are a tech-savvy teacher informally coaching colleagues, a formal tech coach, or even an […]
In this workshop, educators will learn strategies to engage the changing learner in their science classroom. Using a personalized learning approach that works around engaging phenomena and incorporates NGSS standards, participants will learn practical ways to enhance the teaching science concepts utilizing powerful educational technologies. EdTech tools featured in this workshop include: PhET, Concord Consortium, […]
Educational technologies, when carefully designed and thoughtfully applied, have the power to amplify the impact of high-quality teaching and learning. In this summer workshop, participants will learn specific technology integration strategies that can help take Project-Based Learning experiences to the next level! We will unpack each element of the PBL design process, from driving questions […]
Change is hard, but it's not impossible. The upside of the pandemic is that many schools now have access to technology. But the question is, now what? To ensure that technology tools do not become an expensive substitute for paper and pencil, come learn how you can be a change agent at your school site […]
Instructional videos can be fantastic teaching tools for teachers, but they can also be a creation tool for students. In this in-person workshop, we will explore how videos can be used to support learning in the classroom.
From Google Workspace for Education to various web tools, this in-person workshop will give a big picture overview and practical ideas to begin designing digital, interactive experiences for their students.
The concept of student engagement is frequently discussed in the education field. However, have you ever thought about what the research says about engagement? What does the research show actually increases engagement? By the end of this course, you will be able to explain three areas that research identifies as key factors to increased student […]
This course explores design principles, frameworks, and research-based strategies for rethinking assessment in a digital learning environment. Participants will learn about and actively engage with specific tools to assess what students know, think, feel, and understand. This one-week course will consist of 3 one-hour webinars July 25, 26 & 28 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 […]
In this workshop, discover how to weave civics instruction across the curriculum to create authentic, interdisciplinary projects. Explore games, simulations and student competitions that enhance student engagement and understanding of civics. Learn how to create opportunities for teaching democratic values through productive civil discourse. Explore high-quality resources and impactful strategies to teach the increasingly complex […]
In this workshop, we will explore Chromebook accessibility features, functions within the Google Chrome Browser, as well as a variety of Google Chrome extensions that support student learning and provide opportunities for differentiation. The features and functions that we will explore allow the web to be clutter free, text size and font to be customized, […]
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)... are you curious how VR and AR could be used as a learning tool? Have you not explored this technology because you thought AR/VR technologies were beyond the skill level or budget for your classroom or school? In this session, we will introduce you to AR/VR tools that […]
Connecting students to authors provides authentic learning experiences, engaging students in their reading and writing process. Discover ten ways to connect with authors, breaking down the four classroom walls. Research on literacy talks about providing ways to engage students with books. Activities can be created in the classroom based on author visits, whether it is […]
Even as students return to the physical classroom, educational technology tools can be leveraged to facilitate collaboration, reflection, and student engagement through blended learning opportunities. This session will explore how to implement various blended learning models such as a flipped classroom or station rotation model using Google Workspace for Education tools. This one-week course will […]
Hyperdocs allow educators to work with students as they go. We are able to give feedback throughout the process. Listening to students we are able to integrate more tools and activities based on their interests. Students collaborate with their teacher, classmates, and students in other parts of the world on their hyperdocs. They are able […]
From Google Workspace for Education to various web tools, participants will gain a big picture overview and practical ideas to begin designing digital, interactive experiences for their students. Some examples include creating digital books for learning and journaling, utilizing audio and video to augment communication and connections, and exploring digital choice boards as a tool […]