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January 3 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Join us for Part 2 of this course where we discover some more of the latest and least-known uses for the interactive whiteboard. This fast-paced session will explore 20 resources, features, and techniques, designed for your interactive whiteboard to help engage your students and enhance curriculum and instruction.
January 5 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Google Forms is one of the core G Suite apps. It is a multipurpose tool that allows administrators, teachers, and students an easy way to collect and organize information, big or small. Plan events, survey parents, create a quick opinion poll for students, create quizzes and informal assessments for a lesson, export data to a Google Sheet to analyze trends, and collect a multiude of information in a steamline, easy way. Come join our Curriculum Specialists as they walk you through the process to begin incorporating Google Forms in your classroom!
January 9 @ 3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST
In this first of four-session series, we'll explore how you can best incorporate technology resources to demonstrate your effectiveness of various components of Domain 1 of The Danielson Framework. The Danielson Framework is a constructivist set of instructional components aimed at helping teachers in four domains: Planning and Preparation, Classroom Environment, Instruction, and Professional Responsibilities. From demonstrating knowledge of resources, content and pedagogy, to designing student assessments, our curriculum specialists will guide you through their favorites websites, platforms, and software programs for Planning and Preparation!
January 10 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
The SMART Board 4000 series interactive displays is considered a new era of classroom collaboration. This product gives teachers and students a superior touch experience, collaborative features, and 4K Ultra HD resolution. Come join us to learn how the 4000 series provides reliability, simplicity, and intuition to help you teach, collaborate and share.
January 12 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Are you curious about facilitating virtual collaboration? Do you need a little help to get started? Join us as we explore the many ways you can use the core productivity apps in the G Suite Collaboration series, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, to leverage their communication features to increase engagement, participation, and creativity in your classroom. We will discuss digital literacy, best practices, and give you implementation tips to make you feel comfortable using the G Suite Collaboration series in your classroom today!
January 17 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
The SMART kapp iQ is an add on module to the SMART IFP 6000 series. This add on will free the teacher's computer from the SMART IFP and allows student to interact with a variety of apps built right into the 6000 series SMART Interactive Flat Panel. These applications include collaboration tools, access to SMART lab activites, Chrome, Screensharing and more. Join us to see the newest product on the SMART family of interactive technology.
January 19 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Google Sites is a part of the Gsuite Collaboration Series. Recent updates have made Site creation much easier! Join us to get some planning and creation tips to construct a multi page site with an attractive layout and content. Use this Site for your students, for parents, or for collaboration with fellow teachers!
January 23 @ 3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST
Discover how technology, specifically your SMART Notebook software, can help you address the diverse strengths and weaknesses of the students in your classroom. We'll provide background information on differentiating instruction, along with strategies and resources to help you differentiate planning, instruction, management, and student assessment. This session will focus on creating additional supports to complete SMART Notebook activities for a variety of learners in your classroom.
January 24 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
In our first SMART amp session, we gave you a broad overview of this collaborative platform for learning. In session two, we'll take a more specific look at what a typical classroom workflow looks like. In this course, you'll get a more detailed look at the teacher dashboard and you'll learn some useful strategies for designing effective workspaces and organizing your content. After this session, you'll be more than ready to get up-and-running with SMART amp and be on your way to creating a truly collaborative classroom. 
January 26 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
In this course we'll look at just one of the many applications of a Labdisc in the Chemistry classroom. You can use any Labdisc to perform this activity. Our Curriculum Specialists will show you how to conduct an experiment to identify temperature's influence on a substance's solubility using the temperature probe provided with your Labdisc. They will then show you how to analyze and manipulate the data within the Globilab software as well as extensions you could bring to your classroom!
January 31 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
This iPad-centric course will cover a variety of skill based and creation apps that are useful in the Special Ed classroom. The session will not just cover the functionality of the apps but best practices to incorporate these apps effectively with students. For example: Using iPads as a Center, for assessment or as a behavior management tool. The session will also reveal some of the best kept accessibility secrets the iPad has to offer to reach all types of learners.
February 2 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Join our Curriculum Specialists as we explore a variety of resources and technology to support Domain 2 of the Danielson Framework, focusing our attention on your efforts in creating an exceptional "Classroom Environment." Priorities for establishing a classroom environment full of respect and rapport, a culture for learning, and organizing the physical space include the teacher's ability to create an atmosphere for students that is not only safe and comfortable, but gives all students the feeling of success. Teachers and students begin to work together to establish routines, behavior management strategies, and every-day procedures that work while constructing a caring and warm space, fostering a professional learning setting for all parties involved  As a result, there is mutual respect, understanding, and ultimate success for both teachers and students. 
February 6 @ 3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST
How does Teq love math? Let us count the ways... Join us for an exciting session of Online PD (and bring your heart shaped chocolates, no one will judge you for eating the whole box!)  We will explore a Valentine's day themed math lesson geared towards middle to high school students. Our curriculum specialists will share their admiration for math by graphing and completing a construction of heart shaped graphs through various programs like Geogebra and Microsoft Mathematics and spark your passion for learning by incorporating mathematical heart and brain teasers! 
February 13 @ 3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST
Come take a look through the largest organized resource library for K-12 teachers; the right resource available for each and every standard and student. Our PD specialists will explore OpenEd with you and show how teachers can utilize this platform in their ELA classroom. From quizzes and formative assessments, to homework assignments and lessons, OpenEd automatically grades for you! Students love OpenEd in the ELA class due to the fact that videos and games are recommended to them based on their performance. There is a resource aligned to every single Common Core ELA standard. The result of OpenEd is truly personalized learning for each student!
February 16 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Engage your students with interactive lessons and better your mobile assessment techniques with Nearpod! Let our PD instructors show you the ins and outs of this interactive learning tool so you can focus your students’ learning and create interactive presentations that include polls, quizzes, videos, drawing activities, self-guided quizzes, and more.
February 21 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Do you need support with enriching your students' learning experience? Google Hangouts is one of the G Suite for Education core services. It is an effective tool in making connections, working collaboratively and introducing the wider world to your students. Come join our PD Staff as they explore a step-by-step process of getting started with Hangouts and introduce you to ways you may incorporate this application in your day-to-day classroom instruction. 
February 22 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Google has been making consistent updates to its easy-to-use Learning Management System, Classroom. Join us as we explore the process of creating , submitting and checking assignments through with Classroom. New to the platform - individual assignments which promotes differentiation, teacher notifications, classroom metrics, guardian summaries and more!  We will also review the capabilities of the mobile version in order to enhance the experience with Classroom for teacher and student. You don't want to miss this!
February 23 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Some days we have so many ideas running through our minds its hard to keep track. Do you ever wish you could capture specific aspects of resources found online like a photo on a digital poster, jot down voice memos, or tag resources to find later? Join us as we explore the many benefits of using apps like Diigo and Google Keep to organize those ideas and save them for those rare days when we do have time.
February 24 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Have you ever wondered what is the BEST sunscreen and SPF number to protect you from the intense UV light given off by the sun? In this course, we will measure the effectiveness of various SPF ratings for sunblocks using the labdisc.You will need an Enviro labdisc to perform this activity. Our curriculum specialists will show you how to set up your Labdisc, conduct an experiment, collect data, and manipulate the data all within the Labdisc - Globilab sofrware. Join us to learn one of the many engaging uses of Labdisc in the science classroom!
February 27 @ 3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST
It may be difficult to know how to fully support an English as a New Language Learner(ENL) in your classroom. There are many strategies and resources out there like Colorin' Colorado!, free graphic organizers, and lesson plans that can help you if you know where to look! In this session we will look at  some of those resources, and lesson planning strategies to help you support your students. 
March 1 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Do fellow teachers often ask you for technical assistance? If they don’t would you like to be that pillar of knowledge for your peers? Join us for our first session in our Google Educators Basic Digital Teacher Certification! With this certification backed by Teq you will be more than prepared to assist your peers with their questions and even move on to take the Google Educator Level 1 exam! In this course you will receive an introduction to our Certification including, the breakdown of courses, assignment requirements, and support resources. Learn about the Google Tools that will be covered throughout the certification and how you can use these in creative ways to expand your classroom and create relevant, collaborative and exciting learning opportunities for your students.
March 6 @ 3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST
Join us to find the gold at the end of the rainbow as we explore St. Patrick's Day themed poetry lesson ideas geared to elementary students. Our curriculum specialist will walk you through some fun ways to incorporate technology into your poetry lesson, while showing you some great tools both you and your students can benefit from. Now let's go find that gold!
March 7 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Learn how to use the Promethean ActivPanel to boost student interaction and engagement in your classroom. This session will walk you through the basics of how to connect the ActivPanel, use the ActivPen, browse the Internet, and use different tools to enhance student interaction. After this session, you'll have the foundation and the confidence to use this great tool in your classroom.
March 8 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Do you ever feel like you don't have enough support? Continue your learning by joining us for the second session of the Google Educator Basic Digital Teacher Certification where we will explore some support resources to help you build your personal learning network(PLN). During this course you will learn about best practices for implementing technology into your classroom, teaching digital citizenship, and where to locate support resources. Share ideas with other educators, and continue building your PLN with us here at Teq as we provide assignments and feedback following each of the certification courses.
March 9 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Promethean ActivInspire is a software designed to help teachers make the best use of their interactive whiteboard. In this course you will learn to use this software to write, manipulate, and annotate your desktop and to make your own flipcharts. Along with getting to know the basics of creating an engaging Flipchart Page, you will also learn some more advanced features such as linking to the internet, using pre-made templates, and importing other presentation or interactive files into Activ Flipcharts.
March 13 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Are you struggling to engage your students in learning? Do you ever ask yourself, "How can I bring this complex content that MUST be life for my students?" If you answered yes to all these questions, then you're in the right place! Our Curriculum Specialists will guide you through a variety of resources and technology to support Domain 3 of the Danielson Framework, Instruction, where their focus will be to provide strategies for improving your communication with students, introduce different techniques for questioning and discussion, and enhance your flexibility and responsiveness during any type of lesson. Here in Domain 3, teachers execute the plans that they previously created in Domain 1: Planning and Preparation. This domain is considered the "heart" of teaching and we are more than excited to support your passion for instruction as we boost students' passion for learning!
March 15 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:30PM EDT
Join us for the third session of the Google Educator Basic Digital Teacher Certification where we will discuss how to maximize the use of Google Chrome and the functions that make it more than a traditional web browser. During this course you will learn how to locate and manage apps, extensions, and themes from the Chrome Web Store. We will also explore a number of organizational strategies with Google Keep that can help teachers manage a number of tasks.
March 16 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Learn how to create content in Prometheans ActivInspire software to make your own Flipcharts.In this going further course, we will explore how to take the basics of creating an engaging Flipchart page, and cover much more advanced features. Learn how to create assessments and deliver dynamic, and authentic classroom assessments andboost student interaction and engagement in the classroom.
March 20 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
In this session, we will look at how literacy teachers can inspire and motivate students using online resources and technology through the SMART Board. We'll take a look at some tips and tricks you can use to make decoding and phonics simpler for your students. We will explore different online resources in order to create lessons and then dive into the SMART Notebook software to explore various features you have access to in order to build custom activities with your students such as the gallery and SMART Speller. By the end of this session, you will come away with multiple skills to begin generating differentiated multimedia lessons for whole class instruction and center use.
March 22 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
We all know how hectic an educator’s life can get with multiple lines of communication, deadlines, and various tasks that require organization. Join us for our course on Gmail and Google Calendar where we discuss a variety of methods and practices to assist with streamlining communication procedures and managing to-do lists. The built in features of Gmail and Calendar can help teachers manage their workflow for classroom, increase personal communication and streamline project management.
March 23 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
ClassFlow is an in browser lesson building application created by Promethean. In ClassFlow you can create lessons, assessments, and assignments that are easily accessible at home or on the go! Join us as we go over the basics and discover what ClassFlow has to offer to help make your classroom more interactive and media rich.
March 27 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Are you already well versed in the usage of Google Apps, or have you just finished our Digital Teacher Certification (DTC) series on Google Educator Basics, and now you’re expected to integrate Chromebooks in your classroom? Fear not, as Chromebooks may use the same apps that you already know, or just learned about. However, having these devices, especially in a 1:1 classroom will take more expertise than that. In the first of this three-part Chromebook series, you will learn some introductory tips, device management techniques, and troubleshooting go-to’s. If you have a Teq DTC in Google Educator Basics, completing this series awards you a concentration certificate in Chromebooks.
March 29 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
We all know how hectic an educator’s life can get with multiple lines of communication, deadlines, and various tasks that require organization. Join us for our course on Gmail and Google Calendar where we discuss a variety of methods and practices to assist with streamlining communication procedures and managing to-do lists. The built in features of Gmail and Calendar can help teachers manage their workflow for classroom, increase personal communication and streamline project management.
March 30 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
In this going further course we will dive deeper into the content creation and management tools provided by ClassFlow; real time collaboration, assignment builder, assessment builder, and activity builder. By the end of this course you should have all the tools you need to create engaging, and interactive lessons to start using in your classroom right away!
April 3 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Does your classroom cater to the needs of all learners?  Are you struggling to help those students with learning disabilities or other special needs? If you answered yes to either of those questions join our Curriculum Specialists to learn about some assistive technologies you can implement in your classroom!  Assistive technology helps to level the playing field for your students and chances are you have some in your room already.  Let's take a look at how students can use assistive technologies such as speech to text, iPad apps, and even some low tech options to further their education.
April 5 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
During this session we will focus on student and teacher communication and the variety of Google tools that can assist in the classroom. We’ll talk about how you can bring these apps together to facilitate effective student collaboration, hold productive meetings, and create opportunities for fair and open communication. While exploring these topics we’ll look at Gmail, Calendar, Hangouts, and Google Groups.
April 6 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
We recently attended PAX East 2017 in Boston, MA. While this wasn’t an education- specific conference there were a lot of education-focused sessions, as well as educational applications for much of the other content presented. Join us as we go over the highlights of what we learned at this exciting conference!
April 10 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
How big is your carbon footprint? This can easily be calculated with electric and water bills, measuring the amount of time and energy we use during our daily activities (such as driving a car or disposing of waste - anything causing greenhouse gas emissions), and utilizing a free carbon footprint calculator on the web. Now, have you ever wondered how long your paper trail is? If so, come celebrate Earth Day with our curriculum specialists as we take you through an environmentally friendly themed lesson you can use in your classroom by going green! Think before you print and let's create a paperless classroom activity together! We'll introduce you to an Earth Day lesson to bring awareness and demonstrate support for environmental protection by modeling a paperless workflow. Go green!
April 12 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Session 7 of our Google Basics Certification is where we will focus on communication and collaboration techniques for teachers and students. Join us for this session where we will discuss real-time editing features of Google Docs and the ability to share these files with individuals or groups for editing and providing feedback. Teachers can make fewer class copies and drive group collaboration techniques with ease using these valuable features. The aim of this session is to provide support to teachers in the transition of becoming facilitators of learning, moving away from the role of the lecturer.
April 13 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Do you have a student who is frequently becoming frustrated with what seems like simple tasks and isn't sure how to act in general social situations? Join our Curriculum Specialists and Teddy as we take a look at creating and implementing Storyboards in your classroom.  Storyboards help students develop skills to combat difficulties throughout the day while incorporating different components of social emotional learning techniques in a safe environment.  Learning how Teddy reacts in difficult situations gives students the necessary tools to get through their own day with less frustrations and difficulties.
April 17 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Join our Curriculum Specialists as we help to build your students' knowledge of colors, shapes, letters, and sounds using the SMART Learning Suite. We'll also take a look how you can incorporate objects, numbers, and counting techniques into your SMART Notebook software to enhance the skills of your young learner .Preschoolers and young students are excited about learning and SMART Learning Suite's robust features can be used to seamlessly create interactive, engaging, and motivating lessons so that their love of learning only continues to grow as they do. After this session, you'll be able to take away a multitude of new found skills to generate activities for your Pre-K to K students as they develop social and academic skills.
April 19 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Join us for session 8 of our Google Educator Certification! In this session we will take a look at how to use Google Forms for various methods to monitor student progress and provide effective feedback. Google Forms is a great way to save time when practicing procedures for teacher and student feedback or peer feedback within the classroom. We will examine a number of classroom-relevant applications, such as using Google Forms to gather, organize, and examine important information, and using one of the latest features of forms, Quizzes!
April 20 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
The second installment in our Chromebooks Concentration Series walks you through the steps to plan and set-up Chromebooks in your classroom, while discussing behavior management techniques at every step. Then, we arm you with a plethora of apps and extensions that may be beneficial to your classroom such as Turn Off the Lights, Google Keep, and Google Cast. This is a session you won’t want to miss. See you there!
April 24 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Are you looking for ways to use Google Tools to support an English Language Learner(ELL) in your classroom? In this session we will show you how to use Add-ons like Google Translate, and extentions like Read & Write, Google Input Tools, and Google Dictionary to better support your ELL students.
April 26 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Join us for our ninth session of Google Educator Basic Digital Teacher Certification to learn about using sheets in the classroom. We will focus on ways you can increase your and your students organization and productivity by maximizing the features of Google Sheets. You’ll learn creative and customized ways to add, organize, and analyze data to inform instruction, identify student weak areas and to view student growth over time.
April 27 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
The Cura 2.4 Software by Ultimaker has over 200 settings to adjust your 3D print to fit your needs. Join us as we show you where to download the software and some specific details of how to optimize your 3D print like print setup, materials, and scaling.
May 1 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Teachers face countless choices  daily when it comes to their students, lesson planning, parent interaction, and the environment of where learning takes place. With a profession as challenging as teaching, self reflection is beneficial for teachers as it presents opportunities for growth. Thinking about what works, and why it works as well as what didn't work and why it didn't work plays an integral role in the development of becoming a better teacher and role model for students. Join our curriculum specialists as we go through strategies for reflecting on teaching, maintaining accurate records, communicating with families, participating in the professional community, growing and developing professionally, and showing professionalism all while creating engaging lessons for our students and keeping students informed, motivated, and improving performance. As the final session of our  "Technology to Support the Danielson Framework" series comes to a close, we will help support you as you juggle the many responsibilities assigned to you.
May 3 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Continue your learning in session 10 of our Google Basics Certification course! In this session we will dive into the benefits of Google Slides. You will learn how to share slides with the aim of decreasing the amount of paper copies you create, learn how to create engaging and attractive presentations, and get some tips and tricks on best practices for presentation creation!
May 4 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
This session is designed for school administrators, instructional technology specialists, or anyone interested in learning how to manage their school or district's G Suite for Admin domain. Using our training domain, we'll explore how to manage users, enable and disable services, and create groups to more efficiently manage daily communication. This course can be viewed in conjunction with Teq's Digital Teacher Certification Google Educator Basics program which covers the use of all things Google, including Google Chrome, Gmail, Calendars, Drive, Sites, Forms and more!
May 8 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Are you looking for new ways to teach probability in your classroom? Join us as we share with you some of our PAX East 2017 inpired ideas about teaching probability through game design! This session will provide you will all the resources you need to start a lesson on game design in your classroom right away!
May 9 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
SMART Notebook 17 has just been released! Come join our curriculum specialists to learn this newest version of SMART Notebook. We will guide you through some of the changes and updates such as the new sign-in process, SMART response 2 assessment features, and a different look to SMART's welcome screen. This release also introduces new SMART lab activity themes and options, and the ability to share Notebook files to your SMART board or panel which provides seamless interaction for your classroom. We can't wait to share the new and enhanced features SMART has to offer.
May 10 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Join us for our eleventh session of our Google Educator Basic Digital Teacher Certification and our first of two courses on Google Classroom. This platform brings some of the best features of Drive and key add-ons together in one easy-to-navigate application. We’ll cover how to get started by creating a class, adding students and how to manage entire class set of documents by adding materials.
May 11 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Join us for our second session of our G Suite Admin Series! Our first session covered how to manage users, enable and disable services, and create groups to more efficiently manage daily communication. This session will dive deeper into the capabilities of the Admin Panel and go over configuring security settings, managing devices, and getting support! This course can be viewed in conjunction with Teq's Digital Teacher Certification Google Educator Basics program which covers the use of all things Google, including Google Chrome, Gmail, Calendars, Drive, Sites, Forms and more!
May 15 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
In the last session of our Chromebooks Concentration Series we bring it all together by discussing ways to redefine learning with technology with assistive techniques, setting up effective feedback mechanisms, and developing ways to facilitate successful problem solving. We will also examine best practices when it comes to introducing Chromebooks and discussing digital citizenship. Remember, if you have a Teq DTC in Google Educator Basics, completing this series awards you a concentration certificate in Chromebooks.
May 17 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Join us for our twelfth session of our Google Educator Basic Digital Teacher Certification and the second of our two courses on Google Classroom. In this session we will show you how to simplify and streamline your workflow with assignments and questions in Classroom. You’ll learn how to create and review assignments and we’ll take a look at the student side of the platform to see how easy the platform is to use!
May 22 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Join us to learn some new and creative ways to support your English Language Learners. In this session you will learn some ways to use QR codes in the classroom and how to add information to your own QR code. You will also be introduced to some Augmented Reality applications and ways to use them to support your English Language Learners!
May 24 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
In session thirteen we will explore the ways to share your students work with the community, more specifically using Sites. We will share with you examples of the many ways Sites can be used by the classroom teacher and discuss the differences between Classic Sites and New Sites. By the end you will know how to create your own site, with images, text, and embedded content!
May 25 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
There's more value in Dungeons and Dragons than you may know. Yes, Dungeons and Dragons. While attending PAX East 2017 we were enlightened by a panel discussion ran by the founders of Wheelhouse Workshop, a social skills group based in Seattle, WA. Wheelhouse Workshop has been helping teens and adolescents build social skills with role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons for a few years now and they are seeing positive outcomes. Join us to explore how the game master in a role-playing game can create therapeutic and deliberate challenges for each participant to help them overcome the anxieties they may struggle with. 
May 31 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Our fourteenth session of the Google Educator Basics Certification is where we will begin to focus on the student functionality and usability of the Google apps. Our earlier sessions built familiarity and workflow awareness for each of the apps, and throughout this session, we will take a look at various examples of how students can take ownership of their learning using a number of Google tools. Focusing in on Drawings, we will discuss various methods to increase collaboration and creativity among students for successful group-related activities and enhance communication with teacher and peers.
June 1 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Hang in there, summer is almost here! Join our curriculum specialists as we take a look at how to close out the school year using Microsoft 365. We will be focused on getting you ready for next school year, this year, allowing for more fun in the sun.  We will show you how to organize your OneDrive, wrap up your digital gradebooks, and create a summer to-do list so you are ready to hit the ground running at the start of next school year.  Learn to make the most of the end of the year, so you can make the most of those weeks we call summer break.
June 5 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Do you have trouble reaching a variety of learning styles in your classroom? Are you nervous that you haven't motivated your students when you introduced a brand new topic? Are your students losing interest and excitement as the unit progresses? If you answered YES to any of these questions, come join our curriculum specialists as we embark on a journey to implement video use in the classroom! Teachers who have used instructional videos have reported that their students retain more information, are more enthusiastic about the learning, and comprehend the concepts of the topic faster. Sometimes, it's impossible to take students on field trips, participate in experiments, purchase materials, or illustrate complex topics with a conventional way of teaching (and limited amount of time). Now, with videos, students can experience all of this and more! If you're seeking an innovative way to take advantage of video in your classroom, join us for this informative PD!
June 7 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Welcome to our fifteenth session of our Google Educator Basics Digital Teacher Certification. In today’s session we are going to focus on other ways to incorporate exciting content into your lessons to help engage your students. In this session we will discuss how you can use YouTube to find and share videos with your students, and publish your own content. We’ll also discuss how to locate quality educational content using the Google Play for Education store.
June 8 @ 9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Looking for new ways to help your English Language Learners or Foreign Language classes learn? Duolingo for schools is fun, free, and proven to be an effective tool in language-learning! Join us as we introduce you to the platform and walk you through the simple steps to become a Duolingo For Schools Certified Educator!
June 8 @ 1:00PM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
Special educators work extremely hard to ensure their students with special needs are not only learning, but developing skills to use in their futures during the school year. There can be a variety of challenges teachers face when trying to master this task as they are often overwhelmed by the differences in each classroom. We are here to help simplify the process of finding different tools to satisfy a variety of needs. Join us to learn how to execute an advanced and targeted Google search to find the best web tools for the special education classroom. We guarantee that you will leave this session with a variety of useful resources for differentiating lessons, creating scaffolds, increasing student social skills and more ... that you will be excited to implement in your instruction!
June 12 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
While attending PAX 2017 we stumbled upon a low cost "game" that we thought would be perfect for the ELA classroom, Story Dice. Join us as we discuss what story dice are, and how they can help redefine creative writing prompts! We will also give you suggestions on ways to incorporate them into your classroom and how to create a grading system to make sure your students are staying on task and meeting specific standards.
June 14 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Congratulations! You have made it to the last session in our Google Educator Basics Certification series! You are one assignment away from earning your certificate and this session is going to give you all the tips, tricks, and details you need to make that happen! We will provide you with plenty of example final assignments, a detailed look at the rubric, and a review of the Google Educator Certification process should you decide to move forward with that.
June 15 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Are you trying to introduce coding into your school or classroom? Not sure where to start? Scratch is a great program to get the ball rolling and create some interest! Scratch is a block based coding application that can be used to create interactive stories, think creatively, and work collaboratively. Available in more than 40 languages, accessible for all levels(elementary-college), and applicable across all disciplines, Scratch is a tool everyone can find value in! 
June 19 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Every day, your students are faced with questionable material on the Internet. All over sites like Facebook and Twitter, your students see articles like “Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus!” or “Beware of Dihydrogen Monoxide!” Are these articles credible? Join our PD Specialists as they teach you new strategies to address TEKS standard 110.25. 8A ((8)  The student reads critically to evaluate texts in order to determine the credibility of sources. The student is expected to: (A)  evaluate the credibility of informational sources and their relevance for assigned and self-selected topics) and help your students avoid citing hoax websites, dodge pitfalls in the research process, and discern fact from fiction.
June 26 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Join us as we discuss and demonstrate a variety of instructional tools to aid in achieving Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics in the TEKS math classroom. We will take a look at classroom-relevant examples and share a number of resources that can assist with the process of problem solving, modeling, and mathematical reasoning.
July 6 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
There are a large variety of resources on the web to support science curriculum for all grade levels. These include Shockwave Flash simulators, Java applets, and a plethora of Flash videos. We will discover how to find, download, and make good use of these high-quality teaching aids. How are you going to distribute this to your students? We will take a quick tour of how Google Classroom and other options can be used to share content with students and support the learning environment.
July 10 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Do your students struggle to write proper citations? Do they forget to include them or purposly avoid them? Join us as we share with you our favorite digital citation tools like the Google Docs explore tool, and the EasyBib add-on. With these creating citations is so easy your students will want to add them! 
July 11 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Join us as we use Audacity to record, edit, and create podcasts. Engage students with a new method of presentation, and encourage them to use their creativity and broadcasting skills from multiple devices. Also learn how podcast can be used by the teacher to communicate with students in a new way.
July 12 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Join us as we explore OneNote Class Notebook, Microsofts collaborative workspace. With this tool every student has a personal workspace, a library for handouts, and a collaborative space to work on with peers. In this session we will show you how to get started, how to organize and deliver your lesson plans, and provide individualized support to all of your students.
July 13 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Did you watch our Intro to Scratch course? Did it leave you wanting more? Or maybe your already using Scratch in your classroom and you want to take it to the next level. Whatever the case this course will help you get there! Join us as we explore more of the scripts that Scratch has to offer and create more complex code!
July 19 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
With Microsoft Sway you can create reports, presentations, newsletters, and personal stories. In this session we will show you how to use this powerful tool to switch layouts, styles, select images, use Remix, and add content.
July 20 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Wondering how to introduce Gamification into your classroom? Do you want to learn a new way to motivate your students, and don't know where to start? Join us as we explore the topic of GamerScore and give you a starting structure to use in your classroom!
iOS Classroom
July 24 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Over a year ago, Apple unveiled a major update for managing iPads in a managed device setting, called Classroom. It will monitor students' app usage, let you launch certain apps to certain groups of students, and lock students screens if you need it to. If you have or are considering iPads in a 1:1 setting, this course is for you!
July 26 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Excel is a powerful tool for working with data, perfect for gathering and analyzing data to inform instruction. Explore the basics of data and inputting information, including how to use equations, and format cells to analyze and display that information. We’ll also cover how students can use this software to do the same in order to show their learning.
July 27 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Last month one of our Curriculum Specialist's attended a Google Innovator Throwdown event at Google's Headquarters in NYC. In this session she will share with you her top takeaways from that event including roster sync, doctopus, goobric, classhook, autocrat, formranger, CopyDown, awesometables, hyperdocs, and formule.
July 31 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
This year's ISTE conference was held in San Antonio Texas and had 18,000 attendees. Wasn't able to attend? No worries! We are here to share with you our top highlights from the three day event.
August 1 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
TED-Ed is a lesson planning resource created by TED, a media organization with the mission of spreading innovative and noteworthy ideas. We’ll explore the free videos TED-Ed has on their YouTube channel, and gather some ideas about how to incorporate these videos into your classroom instruction. In this session our Curriculum Specialists will share with you three exemplary examples of TED-Ed’s top Math videos, and the creative ways to use them as discussion starters or tools to support learning standards. 
August 3 @ 11:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
TED-Ed is a lesson planning resource created by TED, a media organization with the mission of spreading innovative and noteworthy ideas. We’ll explore the free videos TED-Ed has on their YouTube channel, and gather some ideas about how to incorporate these videos into your classroom instruction. In this session our Curriculum Specialists will share with you three exemplary examples of TED-Ed’s top Science videos, and the creative ways to use them as discussion starters or tools to support learning standards. 
August 8 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Explore how teachers and students benefit from using iPads in the classroom. Work with apps and see how they facilitate research on a topic, in order to create a product and share this creation with others. This course supports multiple Common Core Standards, including Writing W.3 and W.6
August 15 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
The National Science Teacher Association has over 200,000 Science Teaching Professionals as members and conducts some of the most successful science education conferences every year. Whether you are a member or not, you can reap the benefits of this large, growing community. In this session we will discuss what resources a NSTA membership provides, how to access the learning community, and use it to the fullest! 
August 17 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Discover how the interactive whiteboard can facilitate classroom routines and transitions, while improving your knowledge of the IWB software. You'll learn how to create various templates, including job charts, attendance activities, lunch counts, and circle-time games and songs for the elementary classroom.
August 21 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Free computer science content! Through Google CS First, educators can receive just about everything they need to get elementary and middle school students exposure to computer science. We’ll review the materials provided, as well as look into some of the activities your students can dive into, whether it’s an after-school club or part of your school’s curriculum.
August 22 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Join us to learn how you can begin using it in your classroom to spur creativity and give your students a tool to explore art, engineering, and more!
August 23 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
When people think about programming, they often picture long lines of strange characters on a computer screen. While that’s often true, the fundamentals of programming can be taught and learned without ever needing electronics. Our team will help you hook your kids and help them realize they can become computer scientists without getting anywhere near a screen.
August 24 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Alice is an incredibly powerful, free tool for use in just about any classroom. While it may seem like just a simple animation program, there’s so much more to it than that. We’ll help you get your students started working with Alice, whether they’re in elementary or high school. You’ll get access to tons of resources and materials made possible through the project and its donors and partners.
August 29 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Welcome back educators! If you’ve been gone for a couple of months, or you’re just starting to use Google Classroom, we’ll help you get your Classroom up and running for the start of the 2017-18 school year.
August 31 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Join us for our Google Classroom updates session, in which our Curriculum Specialists will show you some of the latest changes to Google Classroom. Learn how these updates can enhance your classroom, and Google Classroom, experience.

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