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Microsoft Excel

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.

Microsoft Sway

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.

OneNote Class Notebook

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.

Wrapping Up Your Year with Office 365

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.

Clerical Applications: Excel

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. 

Clerical Applications: Word

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. 

Better Student Handouts with Publisher

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!

Sharing, Creating, and Collaborating with Microsoft OneDrive

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! 

Microsoft 365

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!

Organize and Effectively Use Your Computer: Windows 10

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.

Organize and Effectively Use Your Computer - Windows 7

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.

Project Based Learning with the Microsoft Suite

See how Microsoft Toosl can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. Learn how to implement Microsoft-based PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom. In this course, you will learn how to use Microsoft programs to promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom.

Transforming PowerPoint Presentations with Office Mix

Join us as we explore the add on for Microsoft PowerPoint that makes your presentations interactive! Office mix is a great way to create and share interactive online content to push out to students. Learn how to use audio, video, inking, screen recording, quizzes, and additional features of the Mix platform to create engaging instructional content.

What's New in Windows 10?

Following the release of Windows 10 we'll cover the newest features that you need to know to be successful in using Windows 10 in your classroom.

Creative Expression with Microsoft Sway Presentations

Microsoft Sway is a new Office program which allows you to build presentations, digital stories, and reports with various interactive content. Join us for this course where we take a look at how Microsoft Sway can enhance your classroom, and provide a new outlet for student and teacher content.

Microsoft Publisher as a Creation Tool

Expand your knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and learn more about Microsoft Publisher. Easy to use to create handouts, posters, and presentation material, Publisher is a key tool to save time and create valuable curriculum content. Join us as we look at sample Publisher materials and take you through the process of creating these well-developed examples on your own.

Surface Pro 3 & Windows 8

In this course, well look at features for the Surfaces operating system, Windows 8.1 and overview the new Start menu. Then, we delve into some differences between full screen apps and desktop programs, and look at where you can find apps within the new Windows store. Lastly, well discuss how you can connect a Surface to a ScreenBeam and joining a wireless network.

Organize and Effectively Use Your Computer - Welcome Back Edition

At the start of the summer, our Organizing and Effectively Using Your Computer course helped you organize and prepare your materials for end of the year clean up. Join us for our welcome back edition where we discuss ways to get the technology in your classroom back up and running for a successful start to your school year. Enhance the use of your browser bookmarks, file storage, and content organization as you join us for this special welcome back session!

Digital Storytelling with Windows Movie Maker

Digital tools allow us to take the age-old practice of storytelling and engage our students with text, narration, images, and music. Through the use of the interactive whiteboard, well explore how teachers are effectively building digital storytelling into their instruction, as well as how both software and online resources make this a creative learning experience. This session will focus on Windows MovieMaker.

Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification 7: Windows Movie Maker

Welcome to the final session in our Microsoft Digital Teacher's Certification! With this last course, participants will be able to create, edit, and share digital movies with the Windows Movie Maker platform. Participants will be able to use video and audio files, images, and PowerPoint files to present and show mastery of content in the form of an educational video. We will also be reviewing the terms of the final assignment for the overall certification, which will tie together all the platforms used throughout this 7-session course.

Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification 6b: OneNote for the Secondary Classroom

Join our PD team for the secondof two elective sessionsof the 7-part Digital Teacher Certification course!With this course, participants will be able to use the basic features of OneNote and discuss how it can be used as a note-taking and content creation tool from start to finish in the secondary classroom. Teachers will be able to create assignments, add resources, and share their created notebooks with students to create interactive, collaborative content spaces.

Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification 6a: One Note for the Elementary Classroom

Join our PD team for the first of two elective sessionsof the 7-part Digital Teacher Certification course!With this course, participants will be able to use the basic features of OneNote and discuss how it can be used as a note-taking and content creation tool from start to finish in an elementary classroom. Teachers will be able to create assignments, add resources, and share their created notebooks with students to create interactive, collaborative content spaces.

Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification 4: Powerful Presentations with PowerPoint

Join us for session 4 of our 7-part Digital Teacher Certification course!With this course, participants will be able to create, share and edit dynamic slideshow presentations using the Microsoft PowerPoint platform. Teachers will be able to create custom layouts and insert media for informative and engaging lessons, use multiple presentation tools to streamline lessons, and share files with their students for ready use.

Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification 3: Microsoft Word as a Learning Tool

Continue your learning with session 3 of the 7-part Digital Teacher Certification course! With this course, participants learn how to create, edit, and share diverse multimedia documents using Microsoft Word. Participants will also be able to create templates for student assignments, provide feedback on student-created content, and develop Word as a collaborative space for group writing projects.

Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification 2: Sharing, Creating, and Collaborating with OneDrive

Continue your learning with session 2 of the 7-part Digital Teacher Certification course!With this course, participants will be able to learn all about OneDrive, the cloud service from Microsoft. Let our PD instructors show you how to use this service to collaborate between Microsoft Office platforms, share documents with students and peers, and access your documents from any device, wherever there is Internet access.

Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification 1: Plan Teach and Assess with Office 365

Earn your Digital Teacher Certification while learning the ins and outs of Microsoft Officewith our seven-session online course! With this course, participants will be able to use the Microsoft Office 365 platform to change the way theyplan for, teach, and assess students in the classroom. Participants will also be able to use Office 365 to organize email, personalize websites, and access OneDrive and Office programs from any device.

Organize and Effectively Use Your Computer - Year End Edition

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.

Surface Pro 3 and Windows 8.1, Part 7

This final session of the Anatomy of the Surface Pro 3 and Windows 8.1 series focuses on organization--how to keep documents and programs organized now that you know your way around the device. Participants will explore ways to maintain an efficiently-arranged desktop and Start screen, then explore and expand upon techniques from previous sessions that can serve the same purpose. 

Creating Digital Content for Students Using Microsoft OneNote - Part 4

In this final session centered around Microsoft OneNote, teachers will explore how they can share their notebooks with their students. Participants will navigate various notebook sharing options, as well as locate tools useful in collaborative situations. Participants will learn about exporting Notebooks, sharing through OneDrive, and the differences between OneNote and OneNote Online.

Creating Digital Content For Students Using Microsoft OneNote Part 3

In this session, we will explore the use of two tools unique to Microsoft OneNote. Participants will explore the use of the Screen Clipping tool, both within the full version and the stripped-down application for the Microsoft Surface Pro. Participants will also be able to access, edit, and save ink notes and annotations using the Draw ribbon and the Surface Pro stylus. 

Creating Digital Content For Students Using Microsoft PowerPoint Part 3

Our focus on this session is on linking! While many teachers who use Microsoft Office are already familiar with Linking, this feature takes on new life within the PowerPoint platform. participants in this session will learn how to use linking in PowerPoint to consolidate resources, streamline workflow, and create interactive presentations for their students. 

Creating Digital Content for Students Using Microsoft PowerPoint Part 4

In this final session centered around PowerPoint, we focus on how the platform allows teachers to share their presentations with students. Participants will be able to navigate basic Slide Show Tools and Settings, and create Printables out of slides that students can use for notes. Teachers will also know how to make use of PowerPoint's various sharing Options, and determine key differences between PowerPoint and its online counterpart.

Surface Pro 3 and Windows 8.1, Part 5

This session will explore some applications and programs that can be downloaded to the Surface Pro 3. With quick access to the App store, teachers will be able to locate and quickly download a number of free applications in the classroom, and we've found some in particular we would recommend to streamline your use of the Surface, and expose teachers to new ways they and their students can use this device. 

Creating Digital Content for Students Using Microsoft PowerPoint Part 1

This session of Microsoft Office on the Surface starts the string of sessions focused on Powerpoint, and focuses on the features of Powerpoint unique to the use of document templates. Powerpoint provides a wide variety of template documents that can streamline a teacher’s workflow when creating lessons, games, and projects, as well as a variety of tools for creating your own template for documents such as student projects. During the session we will focus on opening, using, and storing these new templates quickly and easily. We will also discuss how to use tools such as themes, layouts, and the traits of content boxes to create your own custom templates that can be saved and distributed for students to use. 

Surface Pro 3 and Windows 8, Part 4

This session will focus on the aspects of the Surface Pro 3's hardware that have not been previously covered. We will review the available ports, as well as how to connect additional outside hardware to the device for classroom use. Finally, we will provide some tips on the maintenance of both the hardware and software of the Surface Pro 3, in order to maximize the effective life of your device when used heavily in a classroom setting. 

Creating Digital Content For Students Using Microsoft PowerPoint Part 2

In this section, we focus on the use of multimedia to create more visually engaging PowerPoint lessons. Participants will explore how to add images, audio, and video from both online and offline sources. We also introduce how to use the Notes section of Powerpoint in a classroom context, either as a teaching material or student resource. 

Creating Digital Content for Students Using Microsoft Word Part 1

This session of Microsoft Office on the Surface starts the string of sessions focused on Word, and focuses on features within the Word platform that allow a user to easily structure documents. In addition to pre-loaded formats in the form of templates, Microsoft Word provides a number of formatting tools than can be used to organize text into Headings, subheadings, or other styles that automatically help organize a document. We wrap up the session with an introduction to inserting images as Word content, as well as being able to customize an image with separate captions. 

Creating Digital Content For Students Using Microsoft OneNote Part 1

In the first session of the Creating Digital Content for Students with OneNote string, we introduce OneNote as a comprehensive way to organize, write and carry notebooks for any subject, creating a space for study notes, project collaboration, and more. We introduce the basics of the platform by exploring how to create and organize notebooks, and group pages together based on topic or relevance. We also begin inserting content into a sample notebook by exploring how text and images are added and manipulated. Finally, we demonstrate how teachers can provide templates and create collaboartive opportunities through the sharing of notebooks. 

Creating Digital Content For Students Using Microsoft Word Part 4

In this session, our focus is on the editing tools you and your students might use when pushing out content from the Microsoft Word Platform. Participants will explore how to add, accept and reject track changes, as well as create comments on a document. They will also receive suggestions on how to share documents out to students in a variety of methods, as well as how to address similar edits made by students or other users. 

Creating Digital Content For Students Using Microsoft Word Part 3

This session of Microsoft Office on the Surface continues the string of sessions focused on Microsoft Word, and focuses on tools that are particularly useful for students or teachers who may write up research or other academic papers. We begin with modeling how to insert charts into Word, then focus on the addition of citations from outside sources such as websites, journals, or other written works. The session concludes with an exploration of how to use pre-added citations to create and edit a bibliography that holds all citations currently present in as document.

Creating Digital Content for Students Using Microsoft Word - Part 5

In this final session centered around Word, we explore the possibilities for customizing a teacher's Word platform! Participants will be able to locate, download, and use apps within Microsoft word that can streamline workflow, provide lesson plan ideas, and more.

Creating Digital Content For Students Using Microsoft Publisher, Part 3

In this final session based on Microsoft Publisher, we'll help you put the finishing touches on your Publisher file using other elements of Microsoft Office! Participants will explore how to insert and edit Word files in Publisher to develop more creative formatting in their documents, as well as how to insert objects such as PDFs, Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations. We also wrap up this strand by discussing how to publish and share a Publisher document for use. 

Creating Digital Content For Students Using Microsoft Publisher - Part 2

With this course, participants will be able to create, edit, and share free-form document files created in Microsoft Publisher. Participants will use this platform to further customize their Publisher documents using multimedia elements such as Page Parts and Tables, as well as custom Calendars and Headers for student documents. We also explore alternative layouts for Publisher documents, allowing teachers to create anything from newsletters to homework assignments with ease. 

Creating Digital Content For Students Using Microsoft OneNote Part 2

In the second session of Creading Digital Content for Students using Microsoft OneNote, we focus on how to create notes and add media to an organized OneNote Notebook. We start with creating, formatting and editing both text and images, then explore multimedia options such as the addition of audio and video files. Participants will also develop and understanding of how to use links in OneNote, as well add documents such as Excel Spreadsheets to their notes. 

Surface Pro 3 and Windows 8, Part 3

This session will explore the touch-dependent features of the Surface Pro 3 hardware. As a combination tablet and laptop, the Surface Pro 3 can be used quickly and intuitively with a touchscreen interface, as well as swipe gestures on the keyboard cover and with the Surface Pen stylus. This session will provide a brief overview of these types of interaction, display unique features of each, and discuss when each might be appropriate when using the device. This session will also feature snapping multiple applications to the Surface Pro screen, a useful feature when combining educational apps with OneNote use in a classroom setting.

Surface Pro 3 and Windows 8.1, Part 6

In this session, our focus is on tips and tricks any teacher can use to optimize the use of their Surface Pro 3 for everyday classroom use. We introduce teachers to the locations of key settings in the Control Pannel and Settings apps, then introduce concepts such as customizing battery use and login options. We also introduce methods teachers can use to improve the ease of use in a daily setting, particularly for teachers who may require unique accomodations in order to efficiently use a computer as a classroom tool. 

Modeling Advanced Mathematics with Microsoft Excel

Excel is a powerful tool for working with data, perfect for gathering and analyzing data to inform instruction. Explore the advanced techniques of manipulating and working with data data. We will take a look at various statistical formulas and advanced calculations that can be used in the Excel program.

How to Organize and Effectively Use Your Computer

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.

Enhance Digital Note Taking with Microsoft One Note

OneNote is a commonly overlooked software included with Microsoft Office. It is quite possible you have it on your computer, but have never used it. We will go through the basic features of OneNote and how it can be used as a Project Based Learning tool from start to finish in the secondary classroom. Teachers will be able to create assignments, add resources, and share their created notebooks with students.

Microsoft Word as a Tool for Learning - Part 2

This course in a continuation of the first course on Microsoft Word. We will take a look at some of the advanced features and add-ons for comprehensive Microsoft Word documents that will enhance projectsfor teacher and student.

Using Microsoft Excel to Inform Instruction, Learn, and Analyze

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.

Microsoft Word as a Tool for Learning

We will look at using Microsoft Word as an efficient, universal, and collaborative solution for writing tasks. Starting with simple text document work, we will use content-based examples and graphic functions to create and edit dynamic and student-accessible documents. We will also explore downloadable content that can deepen and streamline Microsoft Word's function in creating and altering assignments. Attendees will experience how to use these applications to move into a paperless classroom environment that will allow for enhanced transparency during projects, increased student collaboration and editing options, and improved workflow overall.

Microsoft PowerPoint in the Interactive Classroom

We will explore creating, editing, and sharing online presentations using Microsoft Powerpoint. Starting with basic, linear presentations, we will expand into more advanced functions that allow for animation, interactivity and problem-solving in the classroom. Using content-based examples, we will explore how collaborative presentations can really enhance teaching and learning, and student productivity. Attendees will be able to use Microsoft Powerpoint as a platform for engaging classroom presentations, daily assessment, and as a framework for guiding students through the completion of complex projects

One Note for the Secondary Classroom

OneNote is a commonly overlooked software included with Microsoft Office. It is quite possible you have it on your computer, but have never used it. We will go through the basic features of OneNote and how it can be used as a Project Based Learning tool from start to finish in the secondary classroom. Teachers will be able to create assignments, add resources, and share their created notebooks with students.

Sharing, Creating, Collaborating with Microsoft One Drive

Learn all about One Drive?he 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!

Surface Pro 3 & Windows 8, Part 2

This session, we look at the various storage options open to Surface Pro 3 users. These focus on both on-device and off-device locations. Then, we look at the pen button settings, and review how to take screen shots while using the stylus

Introduction to Office on the Surface-Part 2

This session of Introduction to Office on the Surface focuses on a unique new addition to Powerpoint known as Mix. Mix allows teachers to convert Powerpoint presentations into interactive movies, then use these movies to deliver instruction and gather student data directly. During the session we will outline how to use the Sirface Pro 3 to download the Mix tools, use them to add video, audio, activity widgets and assessment questions, then upload a completed lesson for sharing with the whole class. 

Introduction to Office on the Surface - Part 1

In this introductory course to Microsoft Office, we'll look at some tools that make using the software suite both easy and productive. From pen and inking tools to changing how you display a presentation, we'll address the subtle differences that come with using these familiar applications on your new device.

Creating Digital Content for Students Using Microsoft Publisher - Part 1

With this course, participants will be able to create, edit, and share free-form document files created in Microsoft Publisher. Participants will use this platform to easily create class-ready worksheets and multimedia projects, develop intuitive templates for students to use, and explore the possibilities in integrating personal expression and digital prowess in student presentations.