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July 5 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Have a new SMART Board 600 series ... but don't know how to use it? Your SMART Board 600 or D600 series product is a touch sensitive, front projection interactive whiteboard which enables you to do everything that you can do at your computer. Learn how to open and close applications, scroll through files, conference with others, create new documents or edit existing ones, use key features like SMART ink, visit websites, play video clips and more— all by touching the screen.
July 6 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
SMART Board M series interactive whiteboard lets your student focus on learning with ease by its intuitive design and dual-touch controls. Come learn how to turn your lessons into learning experiences with key features of the board such as dual touch freestyle interaction, SMART Learning Suite, SMART ink, projector controls, and more.
July 7 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
The SMART Board 6000 series interactive displays is considered a new era of classroom collaboration. This product gives teachers and students a premium touch experience, superior collaborative features, and 4K Ultra HD resolution. Come join is to learn how the 6000 series provides reliability, simplicity, and intuition to help you teach, collaborate and share.
July 11 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
In this course, we will look at using Pages word processing software on a variety of Apple devices. Discover how to use basic and advanced features of the Pages software in order to maximize student process and product. In addition, learn how to use Pages to transform your classroom into a collaborative learning environment with a paperless workflow.
July 12 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Did you just obtain SMART amp at your school, and you want to know how to get started? Learn about how to use SMART amp from the very beginning, and discover how to successfully introduce it into your school community. Learn how to create and manage student and teacher accounts with your Google Apps for Education account, and lead your teachers to success.   
July 13 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
The future of collaboration is coming soon to a classroom near you, and were giving you the chance to see it unfold! SMART amp, the newest product offering from SMART Technologies, is a web-based platform designed to connect a variety of different devices to a single collaborative workspace. In this webinar, see how teachers can easily distribute lesson materials to students, conduct formative assessments, and manage student projects, all in real-time. Whether you've just purchased SMART amp, or are investigating ways to increase collaboration in your classroom with multiple devices, we're excited to share the possibilities of SMART amp with you! 
July 14 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
In our first SMART amp session, we gave you a broad overview of this collaborative platform for learning. In session two, well take a more specific look at what a typical classroom workflow looks like. In this course, youll 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. 
July 18 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
In this course you will learn how to utilize Keynote software on a variety of iOS devices in order to create presentations that use engaging tools and effects. Learn how to create a teacher or student-centered presentation, as we take a look at the basic and more advanced features of the software. Join us to explore a sample lesson idea to use with Keynote.
July 19 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
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 with Classroom. We will also review the capabilities of the mobile version in order to enhance the experience with Classroom for teacher and student.
July 20 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Join us to learn the basics of getting started with Google Earth to enhance your curriculum. Google Earth can be applied to a variety of lessons for a number of subject areas and grade levels. We will begin to discuss the basics of setting up an interactive Google Earth workspace with pins and paths. Come learn about new ways to utilize Google Earth to bring real-world application to classroom content.
July 21 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
In this course, we will highlight some of the more advanced features of Google Earth to enhance curriculum connections. We will feature a number of valuable resources to use in conjunction with the Google Earth software, like Google Lit Trips. Join us to learn how to create Google Earth Tours, and encourage students to create their own content using the Google Earth platform.
July 25 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
In this course, you will learn how to incorporate Numbers software into your curriculum on a variety of Apple devices. Learn to create spreadsheets and interactive charts, graphs, and tables in the context of a comprehensive lesson. Numbers provides an easy way for students to collect and analyze data, and this course will review the basic and advanced features to help maximize its use in the classroom.
July 26 @ 11:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Engage your students with interactive lessons and better your assessments of their learning 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.
July 27 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Integrate collaborative learning tools to increase the quality of students’ writing. This session will introduce different web tools and apps that can be used to aid students with each step of the writing process (planning/brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing). Teachers will learn how students can use technology to interact and collaborate with peers during the writing process through web tools and applications such as Edmodo, Padlet, Popplet, OneNote, Evernote, and Google Docs.
August 1 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
In this course we'll look at another classroom use of Labdiscs. You will need either an enviro, general science, or biochem Labdisc to perform this activity. We will be predicting the pH of various household beverages and then measure the pH with more accuracy using the Labdisc. We will then analyze and manipulate the data of the acidity of different beverages within the Labdisc software.
August 2 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Add to your newfound SMART amp skills and learn how to use this great tool in your science classroom. Join our PD instructors as they give you a detailed look at the teacher dashboard, and teach you how to use SMART amp to design effective workspaces, organize your content, and create truly collaborative settings in your science classroom.
August 3 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
In this session, you will learn how to develop multiple paged documents for publication for either print, web, or mobile devices. Using skills and resources designed in previous Adobe applications, participants will be able to create interactive content as a multi-media presentation tool.
August 4 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Come learn more about Adobe After Effects in our Part 2 of the After Effects series. Learn more about digital visual effects, motion graphics, and the compositing app that is used for keying, tracking, rotoscoping, compositing, and animation.
August 8 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Join us to learn about some advanced techniques in programs like Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel to create digital gradebooks that will allow you to keep track of students' progress seamlessly throughout the school year. Learn how to use advanced functions to create a well-developed gradebook template that can be used from year to year with our PD staff.
August 9 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Now that you've learned the basics of SMART amp, see how it can be used to transform your social studies classroom. In this session, our PD instructors will show you how to use SMART amp to increase your students' workflow, organize your lesson content, and design effective workspaces for your social studies classroom.
August 10 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Just a few months 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.
August 11 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
The SMART Table Toolkit allows you to customize and create engaging activities for students using the SMART Table. In this session we will explore all customization options and best practices for Media & Symphony activities to be added to a SMART Table Activity Pack.
August 15 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Google Sheets Functions are cell formulas that manipulate and calculate data. See how you can use Google Functions in your classroom to quickly split and sort data, calculate weighted averages with survey data, and add images to spreadsheets. You will also learn how Sheets Functions can be used to create usernames, passwords, or emails for class websites!
August 16 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Algodoo is a physics-based 2D sandbox which has features and functions designed specifically for use on an Interactive White Board. This session will cover the basics of interacting with Algodoo and how it can be used both as a teaching tool and a creation tool for students.
August 17 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Learn how to create a link, and execute an advanced and targeted Google search to find the best web tools for any given math topic. We will explore a number of various websites which will assist with mathematics instruction and practice. Join us to add these resources to some of your new favorites!
August 18 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Come learn the newest version of SMART Notebook in this short-format course. Join us to experience some of the changes such as new and refreshed toolbar icons and new customization. Introducing new SMART lab activities and themes, as well as the ability to hand out activities to individual and whole class devices has made this part of SMART Notebook a real winner! Furthermore, let us show you some new features pertaining to SMART Response, Ink, and the ESI Installer! 
August 22 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Google Extensions are additional components available on the Google Chrome Omnibox used to customize and enhance searches based on users' specific needs and tasks!  In this PD session, we'll explore sample extensions and discuss ways in which they will be beneficial in the classroom! 
August 23 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
In this course, you will be introduced to some of the latest and greatest apps to use in your Math Classroom! From turning your iOS or Android device into a free graphing calculator to having a personal tutor at your fingertips, we have the apps for you! Join us as we introduce a few of our favorite apps that can work with any math subject; geometry, algebra, calculus and more!
August 24 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Join our PD team as we explore some of our top educational apps in science. Remember building a solar system in school? We have an app that will take this project to a whole new level with more interactivity than ever before. In addition, we will explore our universe and galaxies through mobile devices as well as working with topics for elementary students.
August 25 @ 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
In this session of Teq Online PD we will be showing you some of our favorite Apple iPad apps for use in the ELA classroom! We will demonstrate the use of English Grammar quizzes for kids with the use of mobile devices, show you how you can easily transform hard copied documents and articles to your device for translation and edits, and provide instruction for English language learners through completely free applications.
August 29 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Teacher-created content, student assignments, lessons for presentation -- there are a lot of materials that may be crowding up your Google Drive. Join us as we discuss some best practices and techniques to organize content you may be storing in your Drive. We will cover practices of uploading and converting content, creating nested folders, and simple workflow techniques which will help you get the year started on the right foot using your cloud-based storage inDrive.
August 30 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Join us to learn some basic ways to keep your computer content organized and enhance your knowledge of programs that you can use in the classroom. We will be discussing how to successfully create and save documents, how to create favorites in an appropriate web browser, and how to organize all of this great content for easy access on your Windows 7 computer.
August 31 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Join us to learn some basic ways to keep your computer content organized and enhance your knowledge of programs that you can use in the classroom. We will be discussing how to successfully create and save documents, how to create favorites in an appropriate web browser, and how to organize all of this great content for easy access for your Windows 10 computer.
September 1 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Join us to learn some basic ways to keep your computer content organized and enhance your knowledge of programs that you can use in the classroom. We will be discussing how to successfully create and save documents, how to create favorites in an appropriate web browser, and how to organize all of this great content for easy access for your Mac computer.
September 6 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Make the most of your classroom's IWB technology with our Intro to SMART Notebook course. In this course, you will learn the skills to create your own SMART Notebook lessons, including how to link your file to the Internet, how to use Notebook's pre-made templates to create lessons with ease, and how to import outside presentations and interactive files into your SMART Notebook.
 
September 7 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:30PM EDT
Earn your Digital Teacher Certification by learning the ins and outs of the SMART learning suite with our ten-session online course! Join our PD instructors as they cover everything from basic flat panel set up to lesson development using the SMART Notebook and SMART amp software. This first session will cover the SMART Board basics, which includes an overview of connectivity, how to download the software, SMART Ink tools, touch input, lesson recorder and more! At the end of the 10-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the 16.1 software.
September 12 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
This session focuses on using technology to strengthen students reading comprehension skills. Teachers will create interactive lessons that will model in-depth reading of complex texts and highlight the process of gathering textual evidence to support written responses. Through the use of technology such as SMART Notebook software, Subtext, and Actively Learn, students will read complex text, gather evidence from the text and respond in detail. This course focuses on using these tools in the Elementary ELA classroom.
 
September 14 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:30PM EDT
Continue your learning with session 2 of the 10-part Digital Teacher Certification course! Go beyond the SMART interactive flat panel basics, and learn how to use its fantastic Notebook 16.1 software to create interactive and engaging lessons for your classroom! The second session will cover the basics of the SMART Notebook software, including how to increase student engagement, how to use the Notebook templates to create your own interactive activities, and how to personalize your lessons using Notebook's drawing tools, gallery content, and additional links. At the end of the 10-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the 16.1 software.  
September 15 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Looking for new ways to create even more great content with your SMART Notebook software? Join our PD team as we go beyond the basics to create fun and interactive SMART Notebook pages for your students. In this course, we will build on the skills previously featured in our Intro to SMART Notebook, and teach you the skills turn these simple techniques into fantastic classroom presentations!
September 19 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Learn how to execute an advanced and targeted Google search to find the best web tools for any given math topic. We will cover advanced linking to applications, documents, and videos. We guarentee that you will leave this session with a variety of useful math resources that you will be excited to implement in your instruction.
September 20 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Change the way you plan, teach, and assess your students, with Microsoft Office 365. Join our PD instructors, as they teach you how to use this collaborative tool to organize your email, personalize your websites, and access your One Drive and Office programs, from any device!
 
September 21 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:30PM EDT
Continue your learning with session 3 of the 10-part Digital Teacher Certification course! Now that you’ve learned the basic skills to create lessons using your SMART Notebook software, take it to the next level. Learn how to use the Lesson Activity Builder (lab) and its new features to create customizable lesson templates, interactive game quizzes, handouts, and learn how to save your favorite images, pages, and work to the My Content folder. At the end of the 10-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the 16.1 software.
September 26 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Discover the best web tools, apps and Notebook techniques to strengthen students' explanatory/informative writing skills. Through the use of tools such as EverNote, OneNote, Snap Guide, and InstaGrok, educators will learn how to create technology-focused mini-lessons to develop students' ability to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately.
September 27 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Learn all about One Drive, the cloud service from Microsoft. Let our PD instructors show you how to use this service to collaborate all your Microsoft Office applications, share your documents with students and peers, and access your documents from any device, wherever there is Internet access! 
 
September 28 @ 2:30PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Join us for the next step in our 10-part Digital Teacher Certification course! In this session our PD instructors will teach you how to appeal to your auditory learners by adding sounds to your Notebook lessons that act as positive and negative cues. We’ll also cover how to animate objects to add visual stimulation and excitement to your lesson pages and we’ll demonstrate Lesson Recorder as a way to provide review materials in the classroom. At the end of the 10-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the 16.1 software.
October 3 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
In this course you will learn about Edublogs, a web based blogging platform powered by Wordpress. The benefits of using Edublogs rather than Wordpress in the classroom are the added features, themes, and plugins that are suited just for education. In addition, when joining Edublogs, you and your students are joining a supportive community of people in education with similar goals and ideas. This is a great resource to use as a way of letting students publish their work or to even create a classroom site! Join us to learn more!
October 4 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Join us for another session of Teq Online PD as we use Google Earth Tours to recreate the routes of three famous explorations in History: Columbus’s journey to the new world, Lewis and Clark's quest for westward expansion, and Amelia Earhart's brave flight around the world! This course will show you how to add content to tours with voiceovers, and pop-up balloons. Our goal with this course is to leave you with a tool and activity you can use and implement in the classroom immediately. Don’t forget to tune in live so you can ask questions in our chatbox!
 
October 5 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:30PM EDT
Join our PD Instructors for the 5th session of the 10-part Digital Teacher Certification course! In this session you will see how to add tables and charts to your lessons, how to use these tables and charts to assess your students learning, how to use the different viewing options in SMART Notebook to enhance your lesson, how to utilize provided math tools, and how to use concept mapping to organize ideas for class discussion. At the end of the 10-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the 16.1 software.
October 6 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
The PD team will discuss how assessments are transformed into easy and fun activities using SMART Response in this session!  Students become actively engaged as they demonstrate their level of comprehension by answering questions using mobile devices. Using SMART Response gives teachers the ability to perform quick checks for understanding, store data, and monitor student progress.    
October 11 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Who says quizzes can only be taken with pen and paper?  Teachers can now create assessments within Google Forms to allow students to complete tasks at their own pace.  In this session, our PD specialists will demonstrate how this feature allows teachers to see a summary of results to determine individual students’ or the whole class’ comprehension level.  In addition, we will discuss how teachers can determine what information is made visible to students upon completion.  
 
October 12 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:30PM EDT
Join our PD team for session 6 of the 10-part Digital Teacher Certification course! Now that you've learned how to create customized lessons with your SMART Notebook software, see how you can use SMART Response to better assess your students' learning.  Learn how to engage your students and raise the level of student participation with mobile assessment techniques in SMART Response. Incorporate real-time assessment of student learning with polls and a variety of questions including T/F, Multiple Choice, and short answer. Also, learn how to convert your old response questions into the new software and collect data and student feedback within SMART Notebook software. At the end of the 10-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the 16.1 software.
October 13 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Join the PD team as they demonstrate how SMART lab can take learning to another level in the classroom.  Teachers can explore topics with students by implementing fun, interactive activities that allow for the creation of a dynamic learning environment.  It’s easy and exciting to create game-based lessons that coincide with teachers’ current topics!  While creating an opportunity for team building and friendly-competition, teachers also simultaneously ensure that customized content is comprehended!  
October 14 @ 9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Join us to learn about all the products and features included in your SMART Product Trial. Our PD Specialists will walk you through the most important features and the classroom application for them. We'll cover products such as SMART Notebook, SMART amp, Kapp IQ and Audio Enhancement.
October 17 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
...Things are getting spooky around here at Teq!  In preparation for Halloween, the PD team has prepared an exciting session that will discuss how teachers and students can utilize iMovie 10.1 to demonstrate creativity and convey elements of effective storytelling. We’ll point out useful updates and fantastic features including Trailer Templates, Storyboards, and Outlines that will help transform the ordinary classroom into an innovative film studio!  See you there in your scary-wear!
October 18 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
In this course, you will learn how to incorporate Numbers software into your curriculum using the iPad or other Apple mobile devices! Learn to create spreadsheets and interactive charts, graphs, and tables in the context of a comprehensive lesson. Numbers provide an easy way for students to collect and analyze data and create models to display the data in various ways. This course will review the basic and advanced features to help maximize its use in the classroom.
 
October 19 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:30PM EDT
Continue your learning with session 7 of the 10-part Digital Teacher Certification course! In this session you’ll learn how to use the SMART Notebook Activity Builder to create your own dynamic lessons! We’ll review how to download and attach other add-ons and widgets such as Smart Blocks, Youtube, and Geogebra. We will also include a brief overview of the Kapp add on which utilizes another one of SMART’s amazing tools. At the end of the 10-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the 16.1 software.
October 20 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Create, play and share fun learning games for any subject, for all ages, for free! Kahoot! is an interactive platform that allows teachers to create fun learning games in minutes or choose from millions to play or adapt. Kahoot! works on any device with internet connection and there is zero set-up time or user accounts that need to be set up. Make sure you join us to learn how to foster social learning and deepen your pedagogical impact with Kahoot!
October 24 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
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 math classroom. From quizzes and formative assessments, to homework assignments and lessons, OpenEd automatically grades for you! Students love OpenEd in the Math 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 Math standard. The result of OpenEd is truly personalized learning for each student!
October 25 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
To some people programming may seem intimidating and we understand that! However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Join us as we help you develop a positive relationship with programming by showing you how easy it can be to learn and integrate into your classroom! In this course you will learn about a few free online programs like Tynker and Scratch that simplify the language of programming. With the increasing demand for individuals entering the workforce to know some basics of programming we would be doing a disservice to our students if we didn’t expose them to it. Programming uses a wide range of critical thinking and troubleshooting skills which are part of the 21st century skills framework.  Come learn how to successfully get your students involved in one of the most popular educational topics right now!
 
October 26 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:30PM EDT
Join us for session 8 of the 10-part Digital Teacher Certification course, which is the first of two sessions on SMART's new software, SMART amp! Amp has so many useful features that they couldn’t be fit into one session! In part I you will have an introduction to the dashboard features in student and teacher mode, and how to sign in and create a class. The PD team will also cover the basics of adding content, saving a space, and collaborating by handing/sharing copies. At the end of the 10-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the 16.1 software.
October 27 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
Socrative is a free movile assessment platform that can be utilized both through any web browser and iOS or Android device. Join us and learn how to use Socrative to engage your students with educational exercises and games and to streamline your workflow by collecting and analyzing data in a paper-free process. Tune in live for some real-time questions Q&A with our moderator in the chat box!
October 31 @ 3:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
The new generation, referred to as Gen Z, is growing up in a world where everyday they are immersed in technology. Students have become producers and creators of content, desiring to put their skills to use in the classroom and sometimes publish it to the world. The iBooks Author Apple application allows students to view interactive textbooks with 3D images, highlighting and note taking capabilities, study cards, and sharing. Students can also create their own material to support the way they learn and share it in multiple ways. Discover how to encourage Gen Z’s passion for technology and the fundamental way they interacts with the world by creating with iBooks Author!
 
November 2 @ 4:00PM EDT - 5:30PM EDT
Welcome back to the second session of SMART amp which is session 9 of the 10-part Digital Teacher Certification course! In this session we will dive deeper into the possibilities of amp software by gauging student understanding with amp’s unique assessment tools, and learning how to support different learning styles by using bookmarks, PDF and Notebook files, and other accommodations within the workspace. At the end of the 10-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the 16.1 software.
November 3 @ 6:00PM EDT - 7:00PM EDT
Discover how to successfully integrate SMART Learning Suite features and your students’ devices to create effective learning experiences. In this introductory session, our PD team will begin to explore how to create engaging lessons that integrate with student devices. Subsequent sessions will take a closer look at game-based learning, collaborative opportunities, and various assessment-building techniques—just some of the many benefits the SMART Learning Suite has to offer educators and students of all grade levels!
November 7 @ 3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST
Hungry for learning? Join us for an exciting session of Online PD as we explore a Thanksgiving themed math lesson geared towards elementary to middle school students. We will serve up some great methods to engage students in interactive lessons focusing on fractions and ratios as they scale recipes and budget a Thanksgiving dinner. Bring your appetite! 
 
November 9 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:30PM EST
You’ve made it to the final step of our 10-part Digital Teacher Certification course! Now it’s time to review what you learned and show of your new found skills. At the end of your 10th and final session, you will have a firm understanding of all the materials covered throughout the course, including how to use SMART Interactive Flat Panel, SMART amp, and SMART Notebook technologies using the 16.1 software. You will also be able to create your own personalized lessons using all the skills learned throughout the course and have a ready-to-use lesson file (supportive of the Common Core Learning Standards) for your classroom.  After your lesson is approved, you will obtain your Digital Teacher Certification, showing your ability to effectively integrate Interactive Whiteboard technology in your classroom.  Remember, our PD instructors are available to answer any and all questions you may have well after your training is through!
November 10 @ 6:00PM EST - 7:00PM EST
Learn how to build game-based activities using SMART lab, a major component of SMART Notebook 16.1 software. Teachers are able to create effective learning activities with speed and ease!  By following SMART lab’s basic prompts, teachers of all levels of comfort and familiarity can successfully integrate technology into their lessons, and also utilize student devices.  During this session, we’ll explore some sample SMART lab activities and demonstrate the process by which activities of this nature are created.
November 14 @ 3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST
Hour of code is a global movement aimed to expose as many students to coding as possible. This December you can volunteer to organize an hour of code for your school. In the introduction of this series we walked you through the basics of orgainizing your own Hour of Code. In this session we will give you the step by step process of completing an Hour of Code coding activity!
November 16 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
In this course, the PD team will explore the most effective and exciting features iOS 10 has to offer!  Released in September 2016, the iOS 10 operating system is sure to help teachers create an engaging learning environment for their students.  Updates to notifications and live broadcasting options within apps are some of the biggest changes that users will come to understand better after participating in this session!
November 17 @ 6:00PM EST - 7:00PM EST
Assessments help teachers gauge students’ level of understanding, and the data gathered informs your instruction. Join us for this exciting webinar in which the PD team will take a close look at SMART response 2. This Notebook 16.1 feature enables students to participate in teacher-created assessments via personal devices of nearly any variety. We’ll see how teachers are able to save results for future reference and gain a holistic view of class comprehension.
November 21 @ 3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST
Listenwise is a great podcast based resource to support your auditory and english language learners accross all subjects. Join us as we explore the content provided by Listenwise and make suggestions for use in your classroom! 
November 23 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Come learn about Adobe Premiere Pro! In this session we will show you how to create visually stunning videos anywhere. As a part of the creative cloud you can easily share and upload your videos to your desktop or mobile devices with the moble Premier app.
November 28 @ 3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST
Google Extensions are additional components available on Google Chrome used to customize and enhance searches based on users' specific needs and tasks! In this PD session, we'll explore sample extensions and discuss ways in which they will be beneficial in the classroom!
November 30 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Join us to learn about Microsoft Publisher and how to create engaging handouts with it. Learn to swap pictures in your design, use professional looking effects, import online pictures, and use pictures as backgrounds!
December 1 @ 6:00PM EST - 7:00PM EST
In the final session for this sequence, the PD team will discuss ways in which the SMART Learning Suite allows teachers to manage their time more efficiently. Between prepping for classes and grading assessments, it is sometimes challenging for teachers to find moments to develop innovative lessons that incorporate technology.  SMART Exchange is a helpful resource that educators can certainly benefit from.  Join us as we become familiarized with the SMART Exchange platform and view content created by teachers, for teachers.  In addition, we’ll revisit SMART amp, SMART lab, and SMART response 2 to reflect upon how these features can enhance student learning and provide teachers with found time
December 5 @ 3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST
Its Hour of Code Week! In this course we will be exploring some new and exciting coding applications to take you and your students beyond the hour of code activities provided by Code.org. Join us as we move away from those online coding programs and towards using robots, specifically the code-a-pillar and the bee-bot. With these affordable resources your students can see their coding skills put to work! 
December 6 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Its Hour of Code Week! Todays course will be a continuation of our Hour of Code Series. Join us to continue to learn about programming using applications beyond those provided by Code.org. In this course we will dive into some of the resources we provided in our first course to help you take your students deeper into the applications of computer programming. 
December 7 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Explore in detail some of the best practices for using mobile or web based assessment. Learn how you to use a variety of mobile assessment softwares to create presentations which students can interact with through polls, quizzes, videos, drawing activities, self-guided quizzes and more.
December 8 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Game-Based Learning is a phrase often confused with Gamification or gaming. In this course we will share with you our 5 favorite Game-Based Learning activities to start using in your classroom right away! You will also learn about some ways you can gamify your classroom with or without computers! To learn more about Game-Based Learning and Gamification before this session check out our Blog at Teq.com!
December 12 @ 3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST
Join us for our Gsuite updates session, in which our Curriculum Specialists will show you some of the latest changes to Google Apps for Education, including the most obvious change, the naming convention! If you are curious about these updates check out our blog at Teq.com for more information before our session!
December 13 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
In this course we'll look at just one of the many applications of a Labdisc in the Biology classroom. You will need a BioChem Labdisc to perform this activity. Our Curriculum Specialists will show you how to conduct an experiment to measure heart rate using the heart rate sensor provided with your Labdisc. They will then show you how to analyze and manipulate the data within the Labdisc software.
December 14 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Explore some of the latest and least-known uses for the interactive whiteboard. This fast-paced session will explore 20 Common Core-aligned resources, features, and techniques, designed for your interactive whiteboard.
December 15 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Gamification is a way of cultivating motivation in your students by using games that have educational goals and levels which provide increasingly challenging content. Join us as we show you 5 of our favorite Gamification resources to use in your classroom! To learn more about Game-Based Learning and Gamification before this session check out our Blog at Teq.com!
December 19 @ 3:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST
Join us for our first ever Clerical Applications series! For our first session we will be focusing on Microsoft Word. Our Curriculum Specialists will show you how to format your documents, create and edit headings and templates, export documents to various formats, import fonts, utilize keyboard shortcuts, and some of the useful editing and sharing settings within Word. 
December 19 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
The latest version of the SMART Learning Suite version 16.2, has been released and Teq’s PD team is here to share all of the latest features with you. Updates include: New interfaces and content management tools in SMART lab  Changes to bookmarks Changes to handouts Google Classroom integration in SMART amp The addition of a robust math equation editor within SMART Notebook Join our professional development specialists to learn more about SMART’s latest creations and how all of the changes can benefit your classroom.
December 20 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Join us for our second session of our Clerical Applications Series! In our first session we focused on Microsoft Word and in this session we will be working with Microsoft Excel. Our Curriculum Specialists will show you how to customize the Excel interface, format text and numbers, utilize templates, perform basic calculations using applicable functions, utilize editing and sharing settings, and some more general tips to maximize the usefulness of Excel for your staff. 
December 21 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Recently Google made some changes to their naming convention. Join us for our third session in our Clerical Applications Series as we discuss with you the changes to Gsuite and the various ways that Slides, Drive, and Sheets can help you with your day to day tasks. 
December 22 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
Join us for our last session in our Clerical Applications Series where we will be focusing on Gsuite Docs. Our Curriculum Specialists will show you how to format your documents, create and edit headings and templates, export and import documents, utilize revision history and the research tool, import fonts, take advantage of keyboard shortcuts, and some of the useful editing and sharing settings within Docs. 
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
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. Join us as we explore some of our favorite technological tools to support learning and teaching.
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 varitey 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 repor, 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, undestanding, 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 9 @ 4:00PM EST - 5:00PM EST
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 overwelmed 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 guarentee 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!
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. 

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