Wednesday, May 13, 2015

PPS PD: June Professional Development Opportunities Available

Hey PPS Staff!  Only 18 days of school left!  Time to think about what professional development you would like to participate in this summer.  Here is the run down of what we will be offering through the PPS Tech Department.  Click on the KALPA course number to sign up for the June Trainings, or head to techcamp.site.portageps.org to register for the August Tech Camp.

Courses Being Offered this Summer

Google Classroom - Create, share, edit, and grade assignments...online!
Instructor: Jessica Winstanley
The latest addition to Google Apps for Education offers a simple, straight forward and - best of all - easy to use way to interact with students online.  Whether you have devices in your classroom everyday, or are just beginning to explore ways to use technology in your classroom or blend your class, Google Classroom allows you to create and distribute assignments, information, and resources to your students, as well as edit, grade and return homework, all while keeping the papers off your desk.  If you need help sharing assignments with your students that doesn’t require hundreds of emails or digging through your “Shared with me” folder, then this is the class for you.  Once you experience Google Classroom, you won’t go back!
  • 529306 June 18, 2015 (9:00 - 11:00 am) Middle School/High School Teacher Class
  • 529302 June 18, 2015 (12:00 - 2:00 pm) Elementary Teacher Class
  • 529305 June 23, 2015 (9:00 - 11:00 am) Elementary Teacher Class
  • 529307 June 23, 2015 (12:00 - 2:00 pm) Middle School/High School Teacher Class

Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom
Instructor: Jessica Winstanley
Did you know that each elementary school has chromebooks at their disposal?  Want to learn some ways to integrate these great devices in your classroom?  This is the class for you.  We will be discussing various tips, tools, and lesson ideas for ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Keyboarding, Classroom Management and more!  
  • 529325 June 18, 2015 (2:15 - 4:00 pm)
  • 529326 June 23, 2015 (2:15 - 4:00 pm)

Chrome Apps and Extensions
Instructor: Paul Murray
Make Google Chrome work for you! One of the great features of Chrome is that you can add more features. There exists a whole slew of tools that one can take advantage of with Chrome that will help users be more productive and efficient. Class will run approximately 1 hour.
  • 529851 June 16, 2015 (8:30 - 9:30 am)

Unlimited Storage & Search Anything: Google Drive
Instructor: Paul Murray
Learn how to take advantage of unlimited storage with Google Drive. We use the power of Google Search everyday in our classrooms. Why not maximize that power with our own files? Not only will you learn how, but you will have time to start the process of organizing your files in the cloud. Anytime, Anywhere access! Class will run approximately 2 hours.
  • 529853 June 16, 2015 (9:30 - 11:30 am)

YouTube - More than just Videos
Instructor: Paul Murray
Did you know that you can create and edit videos easily? Upload your own videos? Create playlists? Have videos marked as safe for students to access? And access a whole library of royalty-free songs for use in videos? Yes, YouTube does it all! Learn how! Class will run approximately 1 hour.
  • 529861 June 16, 2015 (12:30 - 1:30 pm)

Google Sites: Clean and Simple
Instructor: Paul Murray
Whether you have an existing site or are new to Google Sites, this session will teach you how to simplify and clean up your site. As a teacher, you don’t have time to have to manage a site and teach your students. I can show you how to make your site clean and virtually maintenance free! Class will run approximately 2 hours.
  • 529899 June 16, 2015 (1:30 - 3:30 pm)

Flipped/Blended Learning
Instructor: Paul Murray
Want more time to work one-on-one with your students? Want to spend more time applying concepts rather than lecturing? Need to start small and grow with your understanding? Flipped/Blended Learning is model of teaching that will allow your classroom to grow in these areas and allow you to connect with your students’ learning on a deeper level. Flip your classroom now! Class will run approximately 2 hour.
  • 529849 June 25, 2015 (8:30 - 10:30 am)

Google Forms & Sheets: What do I do with the data?
Instructor: Paul Murray
There is so much information to collect! Learn how to collect and manage all this information efficiently by creating forms, surveys, exit tickets, sign ups and self grading quizzes using Google Forms, then manage that data with Google Sheets. Class will run approximately 1 hour.
  • 529934 June 25, 2015 (10:30 - 11:30 am)

Google Mail, Calendars, Tasks
Instructor: Paul Murray
Still trying to navigate Google Mail and Google Calendar? Want to become more efficient with both? This class will teach you how to empty your inbox and never miss an email as well as how to create, find, and manage calendars. Class will run approximately 1.5 hour.
  • 529852 June 25, 2015 (12:30 - 2:00 pm)

Technology Open Lab Free Choice Work Session
Instructor: Paul Murray
Do you have a project involving technology that you want to work on this summer?  Do you want to work on your webpage, blog or try making curriculum videos?  Are you collaborating with your fellow teachers and want a space to work together with computers and easy U: drive access?  Would you like to come to the lab to work and have someone available in case you have any questions?  If so, then this is the session for you.  The sessions will be for 1.5 hours.
  • 529848 June 25, 2015 (2:00 - 3:30 pm)
Come enjoy a day of learning at our third PPS Technology Camp.  Attend the fun all three days, or just attend one.  The choice is yours! This two and a half-day long camp will allow you to explore many different areas of using technology in your classroom.  We will be offering two or three 90 minute sessions Wednesday - Friday and with multiple options at each time block.  Choose the class that peaks your interests and dive into learning.   Possible topics include: Skyward/Gradebook, Google Mail and Calendars, Google Chrome Ext and Apps, Video Creation, Google Sites Plus, Google Sites Advanced Options, Hangouts, LucidPress, Student Response Systems Options, Google Docs with Add-ons, Blogging with Students, Infographics, LinkedIn - Help students create their professional presence, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Student Presentation Tools for Chromebooks, Flipped/Blended Learning, PLN with Social Media

Tentative Schedule
Session Times for Wednesday and Thursday
8:30 - 8:45 Registration and Check In
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome
9:00 - 10:30 Session 1
10:45 - 11:15 Panel Discussions/Tech Tool Smackdown
11:15 - 12:15 Lunch
12:15 - 1:45 Session 2
2:00 - 3:30 Session 3

Friday, August 7, 2015
8:30 - 8:45 Registration and Check In
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome
9:00 - 10:30 Session 1
10:30 - 12:00 Session 2     


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