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Exploring Sail Design for Columbus Day

In 1492 Columbus arrived in the Americas with the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. This was made possible by the many skillful sailors that were aboard these ships. However, those sailors cannot take all of the credit. Much design and effort were put into the building of those ships by engineers and laborers alike. No matter the effort, with all of the new technology we have, one can't help but wonder— could Columbus have gotten to America faster if his sails were designed differently? Join us for this session where we will discuss an example of a STEAM lesson plan you can use in your classroom to have your students explore this question and much more on Columbus Day!

Finding the Right Ratio: PBL and Chromebooks

What would humans look like if they were capable of muscle powered flight? How long would their bird-like wings need to be in relation to their height and weight? Join us to dissect this unique project based learning activity in which students explore these questions using the tools available on Chromebooks.  By the end of this session, you will have the know-how and means to deliver this lesson in your classroom right away!

Google Classroom Updates

Join us for our Google Classroom updates session, in which our Curriculum Specialists will show you some of the latest changes to Google Classroom from August of 2017. Learn how these updates can enhance your classroom, student and teacher workflow and Google Classroom, experience.

Google Classroom for the New School Year

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.

STEAM Week: Alice 3

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.

STEAM Week: Unplugged

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.

STEAM Week: Makey Makey

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!

STEAM Week: Google CS First

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.

Morning Meeting

Morning Meeting is a fun and engaging way to start the day, build a sense of comradery, and sets your students up for success. Join us as we look at some great activities to use with your SMART Notebook software and other great resources. We will be checking out different ways to take attendance, talk about the weather, do the calendar, look at the schedule for the day and more!

Project Based Learning with the iPad

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

TED-Ed Videos for the Science Classroom

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. 

TED-Ed Videos for the Math Classroom

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. 

ISTE 2017 Highlights

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.

Google Innovator Throwdown Highlights

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, Doctopus, Goobric, ClassHook, autocrat, formRanger, and copyDown. 

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.

Apple Classroom

Classroom is a powerful mobile device management system built specifically for iPads. With this tool teachers can lock student screens, let students share thier work through the Apple TV, share documents with students, see what students are working on and reset forgotten passwords! Join us as we show you how to leverage the power of this tool to manage your classroom. 

Intro to GamerScore

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!

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.

Going Further with Scratch

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!

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.

Recording Podcasts with Audacity

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 podcasts can be used by the teacher to communicate with students in a new way.

Digital Citation Tools

Do your students struggle to write proper citations? Do they forget to include them or purposely avoid them? Join us as we share with you our favorite digital citation tools including the Google Docs explore tool and the EasyBib add-on. With these, creating citations is so easy your students will want to add them! 

Digital Manipulatives for the Science Classroom

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.

Connecting Tools in the TEKS Math Classroom

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.

Evaluating Web Resources(TEKS ELA)

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.

Intro to Scratch

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! 

Teq DTC - Google Educator Basics Session 16 - Final Assignment

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.

Redefining Creative Writing Prompts: Story Dice

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.

Web Resources for the Special Ed Classroom

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!

Duolingo -Become a Certified Educator

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!

Teq DTC - Google Educator Basics Session 15 - Sharing/Publishing

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.

Engaging Students with Videos

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!

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.

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 14 - Collaboration & Drawings

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.

Using Role Playing Games For Social/Emotional Development

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. 

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 13 - Sites

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!

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality Technology to Support English Language Learners

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!

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 12 - Assignment Workflow

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!

Chromebooks: Transforming Your Teaching

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.

Admin G Suite - Part 2

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!

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 11 - Classroom

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.

What's New in Notebook 17

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.

Probability in Game Design: Dice

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 inspired ideas about teaching probability through game design! This session will provide you with all the resources you need to start a lesson on game design in your classroom right away!

Admin G Suite - Part 1

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!

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 10 - Slides

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!

Technology to Support the Danielson Framework - Domain 4

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.

Ultimaker: Optimizing Your 3D Print

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.

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 9 - Sheets

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.

Google Tools to Support English Language Learners

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.

Chromebooks: Bringing it to the Classroom

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!

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 8 - Forms

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!

Early Childhood Learning with SMART Notebook

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.

Social Emotional Learning with Storyboards

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.

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 7 - Docs and Collaboration

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.

Going Green for Earth Day: Creating a Paperless Classroom

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!

What We Learned at PAX East 2017

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!

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 6 - Organizing and Communication

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.

Assistive Technology Resources

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.

Going Further with Promethean ClassFlow

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!

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 5 - Optimizing Communication

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.

Chromebooks: Building Your Foundation

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.

Intro to Promethean ClassFlow

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.

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 4 - Drive

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.

Using the SMART Board for Early Childhood Literacy

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.

Going Further with Promethean ActivInspire

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.

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 3 - Chrome and Keep

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.

Technology to Support the Danielson Framework - Domain 3

Are you struggling to engage your students in learning? Do you ever ask yourself, "How can I bring this complex content that MUST be taught...to 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!

Intro to Promethean ActivInspire

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.

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 2 - Support

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.

Promethean ActivPanel Basics

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.

St. Patrick's Day Poetry

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!

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 1- Introduction

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.

Lesson Planning for ENLs

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. 

Labdisc: Measuring UV Light

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!

Better Bookmarks

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.

Going Further with Google Classroom

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!

Google Hangouts

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. 

Digital Teaching and Learning with Nearpod

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.

OpenEd in the ELA Classroom

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!

Teq Hearts Math

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! 

Technology to Support the Danielson Framework - Domain 2

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. 

Apps to Support the Special Education Teacher (A.S.S.E.T.)

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.

Labdisc: Solubility

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!

Going Further with SMART amp

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. 

Differentiation Tips for SMART Notebook

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.

Google Sites

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!

SMART kapp iQ

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.

Collaborating in G Suite

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!

SMART Board Basics 4000 Series

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.

Technology to Support the Danielson Framework - Domain 1

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!

Google Forms

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!

20 Cool Things - Part 2

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.

Clerical Applications: Docs

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. 

Clerical Applications: G Suite

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. 

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. 

What's New in Notebook 16.2

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 bookmarksChanges to handoutsGoogle Classroom integration in SMART ampThe addition of a robust math equation editor within SMART NotebookJoin our professional development specialists to learn more about SMART’s latest creations and how all of the changes can benefit your classroom.

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. 

Gamification

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!

20 Cool Things - Part I

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.

Labdisc: Heart Rate

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.

G Suite Updates

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!

Game-Based Learning

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!

Best Practices with Mobile Assessment

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.

Going Further with Programming: Hour of Code Edition Part 2

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. 

Hour of Code: Code-Bots

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! 

Benefits of a SMART Learning Suite Subscription Session 4: Save Teachers' Time

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

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!

More Google Extensions

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!

Adobe Premiere Pro

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.

Listenwise

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! 

Benefits of a SMART Learning Suite Subscription Session 3: Insight Into Learning

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.

iOS 10

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!

Going Further with Programming: Hour of Code Edition Part 1

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!

Benefits of a SMART Learning Suite Subscription Session 2: Game-Based Learning

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.

SMART Learning Suite 16.1 Certification - Session 10

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!

Friendsgiving: Feast on Fractions

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! 

Benefits of a SMART Learning Suite Subscription Session 1: Successfully Integrate Student Devices with SMART Notebook & the SMART Learning Suite

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!

SMART Learning Suite 16.1 Certification - Session 9

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.

Creating Multi-Touch Books with iBooks Author

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!

Mobile Assessment with Socrative

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!

SMART Learning Suite 16.1 Certification - Session 8

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.

Intro to Programming - Hour of Code Edition

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!

OpenEd in the Math Classroom

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!

Mobile Assessment with Kahoot!

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!

SMART Learning Suite 16.1 Certification - Session 7

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.

Sheets and Forms with Numbers on the iPad

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.

Digital Storytelling with iMovie 10.1

...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!

SMART Kapp iq Product Trial

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.

SMART Learning Suite: lab

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! 

SMART Learning Suite 16.1 Certification - Session 6

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.

Google Forms: Quizzes

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.

 

SMART response 2

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.  

 

SMART Learning Suite 16.1 Certification - Session 5

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.

Age of Exploration with Google Tours

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!

Enhancing the Writing Process with Edublogs

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!

SMART Learning Suite 16.1 Certification - Session 4

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.

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! 

Explanatory and Informative Writing in the ELA Classroom

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.

SMART Learning Suite 16.1 Certification - Session 3

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.

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!

Best Web Resources for your Math Classroom: Part 2

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.

Going Further with SMART Notebook

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!

SMART Learning Suite 16.1 Certification - Session 2

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. 

Close Reading in the Elementary ELA Classroom

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.

SMART Learning Suite 16.1 Certification - Session 1

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.

Intro to SMART Notebook

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.

Organize and Effectively Use Your Computer: Mac

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.

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.

Preparing Your Google Drive for a New School Year

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.

Apple iPad apps: ELA

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.

Apple iPad apps: Science

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.

Apple iPad apps: Math

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!

Google Extensions

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! 

What's New in Notebook 16.1

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! 

Best Web Resources for the Math Classroom: Part 1

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!

All About Algodoo

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.

Google Sheets Functions

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!

SMART Table Toolkit: Media & Symphony

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.

Creating amp Workspaces for Your Social Studies Classroom

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.

Techniques for Well-Developed Digital Gradebooks

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.

Adobe - After Effects II

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.

Adobe - inDesign

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.

Creating amp Workspaces for Your Science Classroom

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.

Labdisc - pH of Beverages

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.

Digital Tools for the Writing Process

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.

Mobile Assessment with Nearpod

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.

Building Sophisticated Spreadsheets with Numbers

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.

Going Further with Google Earth

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.

Google Earth Basics

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.

Creating Powerful Presentations with Keynote

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.

Going Further with SMART amp

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. 

Intro to SMART amp

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! 

Administering SMART amp

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.  

Enhancing Documents with Pages

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.

SMART Board Basics: 6000 series

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.

SMART Board Basics: M-series

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.

SMART Board Basics: 600 Series

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.

Adobe - After Effects I

Come learn about Adobe After Effects, a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing app that is used for keying, tracking, rotoscoping, compositing, and animation!

Google Slides and Q&A/Laser

Google Slides has some brand new features we're spotlighting in this course. The Q&A feature enables more communication between your audience and you through question submission. Your audience can even vote on questions and comments they most prefer. Also, we'll look at the laser pointer feature. If you're trying to pinpoint information on a graph or chart, this is the tool for you!

Adobe Illustrator - Part 3

For our third course on Adobe Illustrator, we will go deeper into the advanced features of the software. We'll continue putting together a creative project you can be proud of. Learn how to bring Adobe Illustrator into classroom instruction and enhance student creativity.

Labdisc - Sound Waves

In this course we'll look at another classroom use of Labdiscs. We'll be analyzing sounds and their waves, calculating their frequencies, and then trying to determine an unknown frequency. This requires either a gensci or physio Labdisc. 

SMART Math tools

SMART Learning Suite now includes most all of the Math features that used to be separate in previous versions of Notebook. We'll explore the Math tools options within Notebook 16 that you might find useful within your classroom. This includes tools for fractions, graphing, and basic geometry.

SMART Table Toolkit - Narrow it Down and Image Reveal

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 Narrow it Down & Image Reveal activities to be added to a SMART Table Activity Pack.

Intro to Google Classroom

Join us as we dive into Google Classroom, just shy of its second birthday. It's had a ton of changes this year, and if you've not seen what it can do, now's your chance. The platform brings some of the best features of Drive and key add-ons together in one easy-to-navigate application. Our PD Specialists will help you not only get up-and-running, they’ll give you some great ideas for simplifying your workflow too. See how easy it can be to manage entire class sets of documents and assignments in this highly-requested course.

Other Great Google Apps

Join us to learn about using various Google apps outside of the Google suite. We'll cover a variety of different apps available for download from the Chrome web store and focus on how you can use these in your classroom for engaging and interactive lesson content and organization.

Google Apps - Getting Started

In this session we will get you started using the Google Apps for Education. We'll discuss creating a Google account and cover downloading and some of the main menu options in Chrome.

Google Apps - Drive Basics

During this session we will introduce participants to the basics of Drive. We’ll discuss how to upload content into your Drive account and how to convert those documents to Google apps format. Participants will also learn how to view files, in particular video files, and how to connect apps to their Drive account to view a variety of 3rd party files.

Google Apps - Drive Advanced

In this advanced session of Google Drive, we will start with how to organize your content using folders and colors. The focus of our course will be how to share these in a variety of relevant classroom situations. Participants will also learn how to use the Google Drive desktop application and ways they can interact with Drive while offline

Google Apps - Gmail Basics

During this first session on Gmail, we will discuss the basics of using Gmail in the classroom. We will discuss how to organize your inbox and messages by setting inbox types, marking important messages and applying filters. We’ll also discuss other key features for organization, including the To Do list and Tasks.

Google Apps - Gmail Advanced

In this advanced session of Gmail we will discuss organization of contacts and groups. We will focus on sharing and collaboration through Google Groups and Hangouts in relevant classroom situations. Finally, we will discuss Gmail Labs and speed up your use of Gmail through Keyboard shortcuts and additional actions.

Google Apps - Calendar Basics

During this first session on Google Calendar we will discuss the basics of using Calendar in the classroom. We will focus our time on creating events and how to add details to our events such as maps, hangouts and guests.

Google Apps - Calendar Advanced

In this session we will discuss the advanced features of events including the use of scheduling in relevant classroom situations. We’ll then discuss all the ways you can share your calendar and collaborate with others. Finally, we’ll discuss how to set up notifications to help keep you organized!

Google Apps - Drawings

In this session we will start with the basics of the Drawings apps including the layout and menu options. We will focus our time on the types of content you can add and how to add this content into Drawings. Finally we will discuss sharing and collaboration to create an interactive learning environment.  

Google Apps - Docs

In this session of Docs we will discuss how to create a Google Doc and add content. We’ll show you how to share documents using a variety of access levels including publishing to the web. We will also discuss how to use collaboration options such as revision history and comments in classroom relevant situations. Finally we will demonstrate the benefits of using pre-made templates and how to create your own.

Google Apps - Slides

During this session of Google slides participants will learn how to create a slides presentation that includes a variety of content options such as text, images, animations and links. We will also discuss how to share, collaborate and publish their slides as these features apply to the classroom.

Google Apps - Forms

In this session of Google Forms we will discuss how to create and use forms to gather data, assess students and, with the assistance of sheets, display data graphically. We will also review how to share and collaborate on forms in relevant classroom situations.

Google Apps - Sheets Basics

In this first session on Sheets we will cover the basics of creating a sheet, adding content and formatting. We will then discuss use of sheets in relevant classroom situations using sharing and collaboration features.

Google Apps - Sheets Advanced

During this advanced session of Sheets we will discuss how to create and customize charts using data from a sheet. We will focus on building comprehensive sheets for use in the classroom with advanced features such as add-ons, publishing and exporting tools.

Google Apps - Digital Workflow with Google Drive

In this session we will focus on ways in which you can utilize all of these apps together to create an interactive classroom environment. We will discuss ways to streamline classroom workflow by using the apps together and modeling features of sharing and collaboration. We will also cover ways for students to use the Google apps suite as a comprehensive and differentiated way to demonstrate their understanding.

Google Apps - Sites Basics

In this first course on creating a Google Site we will focus on creating a plan for your site that is relevant to your position. Participants will leave the course with a basic site using a user chosen theme and a homepage with a customized layout.

Google Apps - Sites Advanced

During this advanced session of Google sites we will cover how to create a multi-page site using a variety of layouts. We will discuss adding content from other Google apps and relevant 3rd party apps. We will also cover how to share your site and highlight the benefits of doing so for both students and teachers in the classroom.

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 14

Welcome to our Google Educator Advanced Digital Teacher Certification. In this 14-part certification we will build off of all we have learned in our Google Educator Basics certification. Join us to learn how you can transform existing teaching practices and create new learning opportunities for your students using the Google tools.

SMART Table Toolkit: Addition & Addition Plus

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 Addition  & Addition Plus activities to be added to a SMART Table Activity Pack.

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 13

Welcome to our Google Educator Advanced Digital Teacher Certification. In this 14-part certification we will build off of all we have learned in our Google Educator Basics certification. Join us to learn how you can transform existing teaching practices and create new learning opportunities for your students using the Google tools.

SMART Kapp and SMART Notebook Kapp Add-On

The SMART Kapp 42” and SMART Kapp 84” boards combines the ease of using a dry erase board with the with the 21st century by allowing seamless integration of the digital ink into the SMART Notebook Software. In this session we will explore how to launch Kapp white boarding sessions to your students as well as functionality of the SMART Kapp Add-on inside of the SMART Notebook Software.

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 12

Welcome to our Google Educator Advanced Digital Teacher Certification. In this 14-part certification we will build off of all we have learned in our Google Educator Basics certification. Join us to learn how you can transform existing teaching practices and create new learning opportunities for your students using the Google tools.

SMART Table Toolkit: Hot Spots & Multiple choice

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 creating Hot Spots and Multiple Choice activities to be added to a SMART Table Activity Pack.

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 11

Welcome to our Google Educator Advanced Digital Teacher Certification. In this 14-part certification we will build off of all we have learned in our Google Educator Basics certification. Join us to learn how you can transform existing teaching practices and create new learning opportunities for your students using the Google tools.

What's New in Notebook 16

Just released! Come learn the newest version of SMART Notebook in short-format course. Learn about some of the changes to lab, the quick content-creation tool. Also included are some new HTML 5 gallery objects, which greatly improve upon the old Flash-based content. We’ll also show the Response 2 Beta, and talk about what you can expect to see in future releases. 

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 10

Welcome to our Google Educator Advanced Digital Teacher Certification. In this 14-part certification we will build off of all we have learned in our Google Educator Basics certification. Join us to learn how you can transform existing teaching practices and create new learning opportunities for your students using the Google tools.

Adobe Illustrator - Part II

In our second course on Adobe Illustrator, we will begin to look at some more advanced features of the software. Join us to move past the general navigation considerations and continue putting together a creative project you can be proud of. Learn how to bring Adobe Illustrator into classroom instruction and enhance student creativity. 

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 9

Our focus throughout session 9 will be on providing students with new experiences to enhance discussion and gather ideas with peers.  Discussing Google tools like Classroom, Groups, and Hangouts, we will look at various ways that students can share their voice with a larger audience.  Join us to think about new ways that digital communication can enhance the classroom.

Intro to SMART Table

In our Intro to SMART Table course, we will take you through the basics of setting up your SMART Table and how to begin creating valuable instructional content with the SMART Table Toolkit. Join us as we take you through the functionality of your SMART Table and considerations for successful usage with your lower elementary school students. 

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 8

Our focus for session 8 is to explore various ways to use Google tools to push out individualized, interactive activities to students.  Expanding the capability of things like Slides, YouTube videos, and Google Forms helps to enhance the learning experiences you can offer to students.  We will take a look at a number of sample lessons that can be distributed to help students take ownership over their learning and provide information for the teacher about student understanding.

Adobe Illustrator - Part I

Join us as we begin our set of courses on using Adobe Illustrator.  Another key part of the Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator brings a new level to artwork and creativity as you create more advanced content for print and web design.  Join us to learn about classroom relevant application for Illustrator and ways that teachers and students can use this tool to personalize valuable digital content. We will begin with the basics and continue learning about Illustrator in subsequent sessions. 

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 7

In session 7 of our Google Educators Advanced Certification, we will take a look at various learning models that can help transform the classroom, allow the teacher to become a facilitator of learning, and provide a way to differentiate instruction for a unique learning experience.  We will focus on methods like PBL, Blended Learning, and the Flipped Classroom to help achieve these goals.  We will also share multiple resources that can help make these models a well-developed success for the classroom.

Adobe Photoshop - Part III

Join us for Part 3 of our Adobe Photoshop track. During this course, we will talk about how you can take your Photoshop creation and expand your use of the content. We will begin to discuss how you can bring Photoshop content into other programs like Adobe Illustrator to expand your use of the Adobe Creative Suite. 

Going Further with Prezi

This course is a continuation of our first Prezi course, which looked at the basic features of creating an interactive presentation. Learn about the more advanced features of the Prezi program to help engage learners and encourage them to get creative with a new type of presentation software.

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 6

Session 6 of the certification will focus on advanced features of Google Sheets and various add-ons that can help teachers visualize and analyze the results of student data.  We will take a look at concepts like conditional formatting, creating advanced tables, and using advanced formulas to get the most out of a data set in Google Sheets.  We will also feature Flubaroo and SuperQuiz - add-ons for Sheets that can transform the process of data collection and examination.

Evaluating Web Resources

Everyday, 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 CCRA.W.8 (Assess the credibility and accuracy of [a] source) and help your students avoid citing hoax websites, dodge pitfalls in the research process, and discern fact from fiction.

Adobe Photoshop - Part II

In the second session of this 2-part course, we will continue to look at the tools and features of Adobe Photoshop in the context of classroom-relevant examples.  Continue to learn about a variety of techniques to engage students and appeal to the creative side of learners.  We will continue building content with photoshop and look at some more advanced techniques in session two. 

Web Safety for Students

Have you ever heard of the term “digital citizenship?” As 21st century learners, it is important that our students practice good digital citizenship when working with various technology platforms. Join us as we explore best practices for digital citizenship and various resources which help teachers model and teach the importance of it in the classroom.

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 5

In Session 5 we will continue to talk about tips for setting up your classroom ahead of time to speed up your workflow once the year begins. In this session we’ll discuss creating a central portal to share content with your students and ways to create a streamlined procedure for assessment evaluation. Join us to learn about Classroom, Blogger, Doctopus, and many more exciting tools for the classroom!

Google Earth Tours

Take a tour with us and learn how to create a unique learning experience with Google Earth Tours!  We will explore Google Lit Trips that are available for a number of grade levels and discuss a number of other ways that you can use Google Earth and Google Maps to have students create content and make classroom-relevant topics truly come alive!  

Valuable Digital Tools for Algebra Instruction

Algebra is a curriculum area that depends largely on visual concepts and comprehension.  Join us during this course where we discover a variety of digital tools that can assist with enhancing visualization techniques while teaching algebra to a variety of grade levels.  We will feature tools like GeoGebra, Fluid Math, Desmos Graphing Calculator, and more! 

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 4

There are a variety of ways to enhance your Google experience and add-ons, apps, and extensions are just some of the most valuable tools to accomplish this goal.  Join us for session 4 where we will take a look at how to manage a variety of these tools to enhance functionality for teachers and students.  Learn the workflow to share and manage apps and extensions with and without managed devices in your school.  In addition, we will sample a number of valuable tools that you can explore to enhance productivity techniques in the classroom.  

Introduction to Prezi

Prezi is an online presentation tool that uses unique techniques to create beautiful and engaging online presentations. With collaborative components and multiple ways to add rich media this free software is excellent for having your students create digital presentations. Learn how to use this dynamic virtual space to engage your students and have them create 21st century content.

Adobe Photoshop - Part I

In the first of this 2-part course, we will introduce viewers to Adobe Photoshop and how it can be used by teachers and students for content creation.  Join us to learn some techniques to use Photoshop and appeal to the creative side of learners. Sample classroom-relevant content with Photoshop, and learn about the various tips and tools that educators are using to enhance education with this innovative Adobe program. 

Introduction to Digital Storytelling

In this course, learn about the benefits of using digital storytelling in your classroom to encourage student creativity and learn about a new type of product students can plan and create. We will discuss some best practices and things to consider when starting a digital storytelling project in your classroom, with various grade levels.(Please note, this is an introductory course and will not focus on specific products for creating a digital story.  These courses are separate and can be located in the Course Library)

Using Your Interactive Whiteboard for Music Instruction

Attention Music Teachers! Have you been looking for ways to use your Interactive Whiteboard to enhance curriculum instruction for your music students? If so, join us for our course which integrates technology and the instruction of the arts. We are happy to share a variety of interactive, engaging techniques that will transform music curriculum and instruction for a variety of grade levels. 

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 3

In this next session of our Teq Google Educator Advanced Digital Teacher Certification we will start our unit on Making Workflow a Breeze. In this course we’ll discuss advanced techniques in Docs, Gmail, and Calendar to help you build a foundation to speed up your productivity. We’ll share ways for you to set up efficient processes to speed up workflow during the year, share information with parents, and help your students become more independent.

Pi Day Lessons and Activities

Join us for a fun-filled course with a variety of Pi day activities that can be used to educate students on the importance of 3.14... while engaging them in enjoyable classroom content. Make March 14th a holiday in your math classroom with some of our lesson suggestions! 

Using EngageNY to Enhance the Elementary Math Classroom (K-5)

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulatives in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being accomplished in an ideal way. 

Getting to Know the iPad - iOS 9.2

Join us to learn about the newest features of the most updated operating system for the iPad. In December of 2015, Apple released their newest iOS, 9.2. In this course we will take a look at the newest features and their application to the classroom. 

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 2

In the second session of our Google Educator Advanced Digital Teacher Certification, we will focus on how to create a supportive professional learning environment for educators. We will review a number of options for staff support and professional development, along with discussing a number of considerations and best practices for success. We will review a number of valuable tools and resources with some streamlined ways to share these key aspects with other professionals. Join us to set up a successful learning experience with Google.

Tools and Techniques for a Successful BYOD Environment

Join us for the second of two courses on creating a quality learning environment in a BYOD classroom. In this session we will discover a number of programs and tools that will assist with successful implementation of this initative. We will specifically focus on tools to assist with mobile assessment and blended learning techniques. 

Google Educator Certification: Advanced - Session 1

Welcome to session 1 of our Google Educator Advanced Digital Teacher Certification! In this session we will introduce you to the certification courses, requirements, and assignments. We’ll also discuss where you can access support during the course and introduce you to the main themes and apps we’ll cover throughout! Join us to learn all the information you’ll need to be successful in our Google Educator Advanced Certification.

Measurement and Converting Units in Google Earth

Join us to learn all about using the built-in measurement tools in Google Earth. We'll discuss specific use of these in classroom relevant situations so you can provide real-world application to the Measurement and Data standards accross the grades levels!

Social Media in the Classroom

Social media has become an excellent tool for opening up communication between teachers, students, and parents all over the globe. In this session we will discuss best practices for implementing popular social media networks into your classroom. We’ll show you how to use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to grow your own education- focused network to communicate with your students inside and outside of the classroom.

SMART Board Basics

Just get a SMART Board in your classroom, but don't know how to use it? Then this is the course for you! From setting up and customizing your SMART Ink, to interacting with other applications on your computer, this session will teach you all the basics to successfully interact with your SMART Board in front of your students.

Introduction to a Successful BYOD Environment

The BYOD initiative is taking the education world by storm. However, it undoubtedly requires a great deal of management and organization on the part of the educator and the administration. Join us in the first of this 2-part course where we discuss considerations and techniques for the implementation of a successful BYOD initiative. We will explore a variety of important topics that should be considered by educators and administrators before putting a BYOD initiative into practice, and expand upon these procedures to continue on a path to success.

Cross-curricular Lesson Ideas for Leap Day

2016 is a leap year! Join us to discover some fun, engaging lesson ideas that will can help advance students' understanding of a Leap Day. We will explore a variety of tasks in various subject areas, focusing on asking questions that will peak students' interest and demonstrate understanding. Join us to learn how to make this real-world topic a fun lesson idea for your students. 

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.

Engage Learners with Listen Current

Listen Current brings engaging non-fiction stories to the classroom and helps students stay connected to the real world by curating the best of public radio. Listen Current provides lesson plans and examples to help students enhance listening skills and help teachers differentiate and make current events fun and interesting. Join us to learn about how to use Listen Current to enhance a variety of subject areas.

Learning with the iPad - Part II

Educators nationwide are describing the iPad as a revolutionary learning tool. Discover why in this collaborative session and see how the iPad can enliven and expand the possibilities of your classroom. In Learning with the iPad - Part II, we will discover how the iPad can be put in the students' hands to experience this educational tool in a variety of contexts, providing the teacher with information to inform instruction.  Join us to learn about successful techniques for implementing the iPad in instruction and educational practice. 

Using the Google Cultural Institute for a Unique Learning Opportunity

The Google Cultural Institute allows users to discover exhibits and collections from a variety of museums and cultural archives throughout the world.  Learn how to use this great educational tool within the context of a well-developed learning opportunity for students. Explore all that Google has to offer with this very special program which allows students to experience a new level of educational exploration. 

Learning with the iPad - Part 1

Educators nationwide are describing the iPad as a revolutionary learning tool. Discover why in this session. See how the iPad can enliven and expand the possibilities of your classroom. In this course, we will highlight some ways to use the iPad as a teacher-driven tool to enhance instruction. Learn about ways to project information from your iPad and to set up techniques to enhance instructional practice. We will discuss a number of apps to assist with classroom instruction and management for the teacher to expand the use of these tools in daily lessons. 

Welcome to NAO 2.1.4: Part 4 - Interactive Programs

Welcome back to the world of NAO robotics! In this session, we begin creating interactive functions that use the touch sensors, microphones, and cameras on the NAO robot. Participants will continue to learn new elements of programming logic and language embedded into Choregraphe, and see how they can be used to create deeper programming tasks for their students.

Explanatory & Informative Writing

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.

QR Codes in the Classroom

QR codes are popping up everywhere—on movie posters, ads, signs, and in classrooms. These “Quick Response” codes take us quickly to data and information for learning. In this session, we’ll explore how QR codes work and ways that teachers are using them in instruction.

Welcome to NAO 2.1.4: Part 3 - Intro to Choregraphe

Join us as we continue to explore the world of NAO robotics! In this session, we introduce the Choregraphe software and begin to use it to program NAO to talk, move and walk. Participants will explore how to start programming their robot, and discuss how to use the software to introduce key elements of programming logic and language. 

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.

Welcome to NAO 2.1.4: Part 2 - Apps and Channels

Hello again from the world of NAO robotics! In this session, participants will walk through how to locate, download, and install useful apps to be played directly from the NAO robot. We will also explore several examples of applications available in the App Store, including interactive apps and important programs for robot safety. Finally, we will explain the purpose of the Basic Channel and provide criteria on its effective use. 

Welcome to NAO 2.1.4: Part 1 - Setup

Congratulations on joining the world of NAO robotics! In this session, we provide a short introduction and walkthrough on how to set up your new NAO robot for the classroom. Participants will explore how to connect their robot to WiFi, and update their settings to prepare for student use

Effective Chromebook Use in the Classroom

Join us to learn about the basics of using your Chromebook in the classroom. We'll discuss how the setup of the Chromebook including the differences if you are using them with management licenses. You'll also learn some best practices for Chromebook use and some ideas about how your teachers and students can use the Google apps and the Chromebooks to create exciting and engaging learning opportunities in the classroom!  

Creating SMART amp Workspaces for the ELA Classroom

Add to your SMART amp skills by learning how to use this great tool in your ELA 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 ELA classroom.

Becoming an Inventor with littleBits

Use this exciting system to help your students create and invent. Using littleBits encourages students to think outside the box and embrace their creativity. Join us to learn how littleBits can work to promote hands-on learning and collaboration as students gain a new understanding of STEM principles and create useful classroom tools. 

Creating SMART amp Workspaces for the Math Classroom

Now that you've learned the basics of SMART amp, see how it can be used to transform your math 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 math classroom.

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.

Creating Podcasts with GarageBand

In this course we'll cover the basics of using GarageBand to help you and your students create podcasts. Encourage students to get creative and think outside the box with this built in music creation studio. Record, edit, and share sounds from GarageBand to create exciting, educational podcasts.

Narrative Writing

Learn how to create technology-rich lessons to strengthen students’ narrative writing skills. This session will provide strategies and steps for teaching narrative writing 21st century style. Explore digital tools that can aid students with brainstorming, storyboarding, characterization and other narrative elements such as voice, descriptive language, and dialogue.

Holiday Themed Lessons and Common Core Math Standards

Come discover some fun holiday-themed examples you can explore in your Common Core math classroom.  Have students discover answers to fun, thought-provoking questions focused around the holiday season!  Come have fun with us and prepare for the holidays in your classroom! 

Intro to Podcasting

In our Intro to Podcasting course, we will take a look at some valuable resources for successful podcasting techniques in the classroom. Learn about valuable educational podcasts that students and teachers can follow, along with best practices and benefits of using podcasting for instruction and content creation. 

Using SMART Notebook to Enhance Your Math Classroom

In this course we'll cover exciting new ways for you to use SMART Notebook in the Math Classroom! You'll learn how to create activities in your SMART Notebook software using built in tools for engaging and interactive math practice and assessment.

Using the iPad for Math Practice and Improvement

Join us to learn about engaging center based and individual activities in the Math classroom for student practice and skill improvement. We'll discuss how you can get the most out of your one to one devices for ongoing math practice. We'll focus in on programs that adjust to students individual achievement level to assist with differentiation and student skill building.

Connecting Tools in the Common Core Math Classroom

Join us as we discuss and demonstrate a variety of instructional tools to aid in achieving the Standards of Mathematical Practice in the Common Core math classroom.  We will take a look at classroom-relevent examples and share a number of resources that can assist with the process of problem solving, modeling, and mathematical reasoning.  

Creating Interactive Videos to Provide Formative Feedback

Using videos in the classroom can be an exciting way to differentiate and reach all your students. In order to effectively use videos in the classroom it's important to create a procedure around watching and support student learning by asking questions before, during and after videos. In this course you'll learn about some great online programs to build out your videos with questions, quizzes and other support material to enhance students engagement and understanding.

Enhancing Science Experiments with Labdisc

Join us to learn about Labdisc, an engaging data collection tool to help bring your science experiments to a whole new level. Labdisc can be used for a variety of experimental procedures, and can assist in many parts of the scientific process. Come see it in action with our PD Specialists as we take a look at its functionality in a classroom relevant situation.

GeoGebra in the Math Classroom

Geogebra is a great, interactive tool to help bring your algebra and geometry concepts to life in your math classroom. Locate pre-created content and create your own activities, making it easier to demonstrate concepts with visual aids. Learn all about using Geogebra for a variety of grade levels, from the simplest geometric concepts to the more advanced.

Persuasive Writing: Thanksgiving Edition!

This session will provide web tools, apps, and Notebook techniques to strengthen students’ persuasive writing skills. Teachers will learn how to create technology-focused lessons to teach students to develop arguments to support claims using valid reasoning and sufficient evidence through the use of collaborative tools.  This session will focus in on a Thanksgiving writing prompt which can be applied to a number of grade levels! 

Administrator Track: Assessment and Student Data

Discover a variety of assessment tools that will help guide effective evaluation procedures in this final course of our administrator track. Whether looking to enhance formative or summative assessment in the classroom, we will share a number of resources and helpful techniques that will assist in receiving valuable date to help guide future instruction.

Creating Multi-Touch Books: Halloween Edition

Students today have become producers and creators of content, desiring to put their skills to use in the classroom. Learn how to support this passion to create with iBooks Author. Using iBooks Author, teachers and students are able to create original, multi-touch books for the iPad. Learn how to create your own interactive iBooks with this online session.

Administrator Track: Designing and Building Engaging Learning Environments

Join us in the second part of this administrator track where we focus on key elements of an engaging learning environment. Take a closer look at how teachers can use the tools available to them, along with additional resources to make the most of their learning environment. Assist teachers in creating an engaging and interactive learning space with some of the techniques shared by our PD staff.

Using Web Resources to Enhance Literacy

Join us as we explore a variety of literacy techniques that should be implemented in a well developed Common Core classroom. We will also provide a number of web resources that correspond to these techniques and will help enhance instruction and keep students engaged.

Administrator Track: Identifying Effective Technology Use

In this first course of our sessions dedicated to administrators, we will focus in on how to identify whether the technology you have invested in is being used to its utmost potential. Whether you are working with interactive whiteboards, iPads, Chromebooks, or tablets, this course will help administrators and their teachers make the most out of the available resources.

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.

Promethean ActivBoard Basics

Learn how to use the Promethean ActivBoard to boost student interaction and engagement in your classroom. This session will walk you through the basics of how to connect the ActivBoard, 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.

Using EngageNY to Enhance the Secondary Math Classroom

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulatives in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that Common Core standards are being met in an ideal way.

Using EngageNY to Enhance the Elementary Math Classroom (K-5)

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulatives in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being met in an ideal learning environment.

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.

Common Core Overview with Teq Online PD

Here at Teq, we are committed to helping teachers become comfortable and proficient with implementingCommon Core State Standards in their ELA and Math classrooms. Join us as we review what to expect from Teq's Common Core Mondays! Each Monday afternoon, we offer courses dedicated to practices and resources to assist with Common Core teaching and learning. Take a look at the Teq platform and what we have to offer on this (and other) great topics!

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!

Game Based Math Education with MangaHigh

Discover Mangahigh, a fun, interactive, game-based environment for students to practice their math skills. Create classes, deliver content, and challenge students with a free Mangahigh account. Join us as we introduce you to this engaging new tool!

Google Drive: Basics

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to upload content into their drive account and convert those documents to google apps format. Participants will also be able to view files, in particular video files, and know how to connect apps to their drive account to view a variety of 3rd party files.

Intro to Programming Education

In this course, learn about some great tools and resources to help teach coding practices to your students. Programming uses a wide range of critical thinking and troubleshooting skills, and is a very popular topic that will engage our 21st century learners. Even if you are not a coding expert, come learn how to successfully get your students involved in one of the most popular educational topics right now!

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.

Project Based Learning with the iPad

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

Project Based Learning with Google

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

Enhancing Geography in the Social Studies Classroom

In this interactive course, teachers will acquaint themselves with the NYS standards along with the national standards, and discover the use of the Interactive Whiteboard in the ways to teach Geography. From Google Earth to SMART Notebook software, educators will learn how to take advantage of the many teq-niques available to create interactive sessions to help students learn the Six Essential Elements of Geography.

Intro to Blended Learning

Explore the various models of blended learning and the requirements for a successful implementation. Well discuss learning management systems (LMS), hardware and software needs, and the roles of the teacher, student, administrator, and parents in a blended learning environment.

Intro to Digital Storytelling

In this course, learn about the benefits of using digital storytelling in your classroom to encourage student creativity and learn about a new type of product students can plan and create.We will discuss some best practices and things to consider when starting a digital storytelling project in your classroom, with various grade levels.

Intro to Project Based Learning

Join us to learn about the basics of implementing Project Based Learning (PBL) in your classroom to create engaging and authentic learning activities. We'll cover key points for a successful PBL activity, important considerations, and resources to assist both you and your students.

ClassFlow for Cloud Based Teaching and Learning

Create classes and lessons with ClassFlow to share with students. With their own devices, students can access a teacher's ClassFlow lesson, take assessments, and receive personalized content. Join us as we discover all that ClassFlow can do to enhance your digital learning environment.

Just Flip It!

The flipped classroom is growing in popularity and now it's time for you to see what all the fuss is about! Learn the benefits of the flipped classroom, from creating an active learning environment in the classroom to turning the teacher into a facilitator, and explore what tools and best practices can be implemented to successfully ?lip?a lesson in your classroom.

Digital Teacher iPad Certification 12: Configuring iOS (Elective)

This course is an elective for the Digital Teacher Certification. There are many things that one must consider before implementing iPads in a classroom, school, or district. Join us for this course where we review various methods for successful deployment of this great educational tool.

Digital Teacher iPad Certification 11: GarageBand (Elective)

This course is an elective for the Digital Teacher iPad Certification. Encourage students to get creative with the use of Apple's built in music creation studio. Record, edit, and share sounds from GarageBand to create content like podcasts and audio blogs in the classroom. Get creative and musical with us in this elective course!

Digital Teacher iPad Certification 10: iTunes U (Elective)

This course is an elective for the Digital Teacher iPad Certification. Join us as we explore the part of Apple's iTunes Music Store that is dedicated to educational audio and video content. Find some great sound that can be used in conjunction with your iPads to locate media from universities, museums, and other public media organizations.

Kaizena and Thematic Essay Design

Learn how to implement Kaizena in conjunction with Google Drive and through its web-based platform. Kaizena is a digital feedback tool which allows teachers to provide audio feeadback and open new communication practices with students. Join us as we examine thematic essay design with this useful tool.

Digital Teacher iPad Certification 9: Mobile Assessment (Elective)

This course is an elective for the Digital Teacher iPad Certification. Throughout this course we will examine apps that can be used for various forms of mobile assessment with the iPad. Come learn how apps like Socrative and Nearpod can be used to engage students and provide teachers with data about student progress.

Digital Teacher iPad Certification 8: iMovie

With this course, participants will be able to create digital stories, videos, trailers, and expand their knowledge of these techniques for use with various curriculum connections.

Enhancing Reading Practices with Actively Learn

Join us as we explore Actively Learn, a great resource for close reading practices across various grade levels. Learn how to implement contextual questions and evidence based reading practices while creating classes and keeping content organized.

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 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. 

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. 

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, 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. 

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. 

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. 

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 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 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 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 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. 

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 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 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 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 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.

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.

Digital Teacher iPad Certification 7: iPhoto

With this course, participants will be able to add and organize content to iPhoto and collaborate with others through a shared Photostream.

STEM Horizon

Renewable and alternative energy sources are getting a lot of attention. Thanks to our friends at Horizon Fuel Cells, we've got our hands on a few classroom solar kits. Join us to see how you can use these incredible (and incredibly inexpensive) kits in your STEM classrooms. They are also developing a set of lesson plans to accompany the kits, available at Horizon Curriculum.

Digital Teacher iPad Certification 6: Keynote

With this course, participants will learn how to create engaging Keynote presentations using the vast features of the software. We will review teacher-centered and student-centered activities to help increase its usability in the classroom.

Digital Teacher iPad Certification 5: Numbers

With this course, participants will be able to successfully create spreadsheets for teacher or student based interaction. We will streamline the way teachers and students can collect and analyze data by creating charts, graphs, and tables in the context of a lesson.

Digital Teacher iPad Certification 4: Pages

With this course, participants will be able to use basic and advanced features of Pages across devices to enhance documents and presentations. We will also review how to enhance workflow with sharing and publishing techniques.

Digital Teacher iPad Certification 3: Apptastic

With this course, participants will be able to successfully use iPad apps in conjunction with one another to create a project based learning activity. Throughout this session, we will demonstrate a complete activity and the use of multiple apps to perform various functions such as driving research, gathering data, and creating presentations.

Digital Teacher iPad Certification 2: Learning with the iPad

In this course, teachers will be able to use the iPad as a teacher-centered technology with a single iPad in the teacher's hands. We will then extend the experience into whole-class instruction with student access to the iPads for various instructional activities.

Creating Digital Lab Notebooks with Elements

Sharing experiment results is an important step in the scientific process. Perkin Elmer, a known leader in laboratory technology has a platform that helps bring the scientific process into the 21st century classroom with cloud-based sharing and collaboration. Elements enables your students to gather and collaborate on lab content through a web browser, eliminating the need for software installation and managing licenses. See how this powerful tool can change your lab culture. Sign up for a free account here, prior to the class.

Digital Teacher iPad Certification 1: Settings and Features

With this course, participants will be able to successfully introduce and implement iPads with their classes. Classroom management, basic functions, and various organizational techniques will help achieve success when introducing iPads in a classroom environment.

Google Trainer Certification 11: Chromebooks in the Classroom

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* In our final session we will cover a basic understanding of Chromebooks for engaging and interactive lessons and to facilitate collaborating.

Google Trainer Certification 10b: Sites Advanced

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* During this advanced session of Google sites we will cover how to create a multi-page site using a variety of layouts. We will discuss adding content from other Google apps and relevant 3rd party apps. We will also cover how to share your site and highlight the benefits of doing so for both students and teachers in the classroom.

Google Trainer Certification 10a: Sites Basics

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* In this first course on creating a Google Site we will focus on creating a plan for your site that is relevant to your position. Participants will leave the course with a basic site using a user chosen theme and a homepage with a customized layout.

Utilizing EngageNY Modules for the High School ELA Classroom

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being met in anideal way.

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.

Google Trainer Certification 9: Digital Workflow with Google Drive

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* Now that we have covered the basics and productivity apps through Google, we are going to focus on ways in which you can utilize all of these apps together to create an interactive classroom environment. We will discuss ways to streamline classroom workflow by using the apps together and modeling features of sharing and collaboration. We will also cover ways for students to use the Google apps suite as a comprehensive and differentiated way to demonstrate their understanding.

Google Trainer Certification 8b: Sheets Advanced

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* During this advanced session of Sheets we will discuss how to create and customize charts using data from a sheet. We will focus on building comprehensive sheets for use in the classroom with advanced features such as add-ons, publishing and exporting tools.

Utilizing EngageNY Modules in the Elementary Math Classroom

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulatives in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being met in anideal way.

Google Trainer Certification 8a: Sheets Basic

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* In this first session on Sheets we will cover the basics of creating a sheet, adding content and formatting. We will then discuss use of sheets in relevant classroom situations using sharing and collaboration features.

Google Trainer Certification 7: Forms

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* In this session of Google Forms we will discuss how to create and use forms to gather data, assess students and, with the assistance of sheets, display data graphically. We will also review how to share and collaborate on forms in relevant classroom situations.

PBL with Google for the ELA Classroom

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

Utilizing EngageNY Modules in the HS Math Classroom

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulatives in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being met in anideal way.

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.

Google Trainer Certification 6. Slides

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* During this session of Google slides participants will learn how to create a slides presentation that includes a variety of content options such as text, images, animations and links. We will also discuss how to share, collaborate and publish their slides as these features apply to the classroom.

Google Trainer Certification 5. Docs

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* In this session of Docs we will discuss how to create a Google Doc and add content. We'll show you how to share documents using a variety of access levels including publishing to the web. We will also discuss how to use collaboration options such as revision history and comments in classroom relevant situations. Finally we will demonstrate the benefits of using pre-made templates and how to create your own.

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.

Google Trainer Certification 4. Drawings

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* In this session we will start with the basics of the Drawings apps including the layout and menu options. We will focus our time on the types of content you can add and how to add this content into Drawings. Finally we will discuss sharing and collaboration to create an interactive learning environment.

Close Reading in the High School ELA Classroom

Enhance the way students understand close reading with little-known web, tablet, and interactive whiteboard tools. From the new SMART Ink Document Viewer to eBook readers, you'll learn how to leverage built-in features for maximum effect. This course will have examples for the High School ELAClassroom.

Utilizing Engage NY Modules in the Math Classroom

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulatives in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being met in anideal way.

Google Trainer Certification 3b. Calendar: Advanced

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* In this session we will discuss the advanced features of events including the use of scheduling in relevant classroom situations. We'll then discuss all the ways you can share your calendar and collaborate with others. Finally, we'll discuss how to set up notifications to help keep you organized!

NAO and Choregraphe 2.1, Part 5

Join us for this course and continue building your knowledge of Choregraphe software. Learn how to use NAO's sensors for robot controls and to enhance interaction with NAO's life-like behaviors.

Blended Learning with Evernote

Evernote provides teachers and students with a secure place to connect and collaborate, as well as gather, share, and organize content. As a program available on various devices, Evernote enhancesthe ability to gather information from various sources, take notes, and keep organized with a large number of projects. Join us to learn more about implementing Evernote with a variety of devices in your classroom.

Google Trainer Certification 3a. Calendar: Basics

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* During this first session on Google Calendar we will discuss the basics of using Calendar in the classroom. We will focus our time on creating events and how to add details to our events such as maps, hangouts and guests.

Testing Tools in the Common Core ELA Classroom

We all know that end of year testing is quickly approaching! Join us as we review some helpful tools to be sure that students are prepared for what lies ahead with various upcoming exams. Learn about some helpful teacher tools to help gauge student readiness and resources for comprehensive student practice.

Testing Tools in the Common Core Math Classroom

We all know that end of year testing is quickly approaching! Join us as we review some helpful tools to be sure that students are prepared for what lies ahead with various upcoming exams. Learn about some helpful teacher tools to help gauge student readiness and resources for comprehensive student practice.

Google Trainer Certification 2b. Gmail: Advanced

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* In this advanced session of Gmail we will discuss organization of contacts and groups. We will focus on sharing and collaboration through Google Groups and Hangouts in relevant classroom situations. Finally, we will discuss Gmail Labs and speed up your use of Gmail through Keyboard shortcuts and additional actions.

NAO and Choregraphe 2.1, Part 4

In this course participants will use Choregraphe's timeline to create complex custom movements and layer behaviors to make NAO truly come alive!

Digital Lab Reports

Leave the handwritten report behind with Teq's Digital Lab Reports course! Learn how to create top-notch interactive lab reports using a variety of collaborative tools including tablet devices, iPads, and free or low-cost web tools, in order to enhance your students work and strengthen their understanding.

Google Trainer Certification: 2a. Gmail: Basics

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* During this first session on Gmail, we will discuss the basics of using Gmail in the classroom. We will discuss how to organize your inbox and messages by setting inbox types, marking important messages and applying filters. We'll also discuss other key features for organization, including the To Do list and Tasks

Google Trainer Certification 1b. Google Drive: Advanced

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* In this advanced session of Google Drive, we will start with how to organize your content using folders and colors. The focus of our course will be how to share these in a variety of relevant classroom situations. Participants will also learn how to use the Google Drive desktop application and ways they can interact with Drive while offline.

Google Trainer Certification 1a. Google Drive: Basics

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* During this session we will introduce participants to the basics of Drive. We'll discuss how to upload content into your Drive account and how to convert those documents to Google apps format. Participants will also learn how to view files, in particular video files, and how to connect apps to their Drive account to view a variety of 3rd party files.

NAO and Choregraphe 2.1, Part 3

Join us as we continue your learning experience with the NAO Robot, by expanding on some of the commands we have already explored in Choregraphe software. Learn more about movement with the NAO Robot, and expand your knowledge on some of the more advanced features of programming that are available with Choregraphe and NAO to maximize usability with software and hardware.

PBL with Google for the Science Classroom

See how Google can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. Learn how to implement Google-based PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom. In this course, you will learn how to use Google's free tools to promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom in the context of a science lesson.

Google Trainer Certification, Part 1

*Due to recent changes in the Google Educators Certification this track of courses now provides content for the Google Trainer Exam(Link: http://trainerlearningcenter.withgoogle.com/) not the Google Educator Exam. You can still receive a Teq Digital Teacher Certification by taking these coursesorjoin us for our updated Google Certification courses coming this fall!* This first session will be an introduction to the certification course. We will also go over where you can access the resources and assignments through the Online PD platform and how to setup your Google account.

Creating SMART amp Workspaces for Math

Now that you've learned the basics of SMART amp, see how it can be used to transform your math 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 math classroom.

Introduction to Programming Education

In this course, learn about some great tools and resources to help teach coding practices to your students. Programming uses a wide range of critical thinking and troubleshooting skills, and is a very popular topic that will engage our 21st century learners. Even if you are not a coding expert, come learn how to successfully get your students involved in one of the most popular educational topics right now!

Geography in the Interactive Classroom

In this interactive course, teachers will acquaint themselves with the NYS standards along with the national standards, and discover the use of the Interactive Whiteboard in the ways to teach Geography. From Google Earth to SMART Notebook software, educators will learn how to take advantage of the many teq-niques available to create interactive sessions to help students learn the Six Essential Elements of Geography

Cool Peripherals for the Science Classroom

Labs are full of amazing instruments including microscopes, sensors, and probes. Learn how to integrate these relatively inexpensive items into your science curriculum and enrich your students' science experiences.

Math and Your Interactive Whiteboard

Utilitarian and simple solutions for K-12 math teachers using IWBs. During this sessions we will import questions from state assessments. Topics covered will include test banks, Doc Scan HD, digitizing content, advanced Google searches to find resources such as PDFs, Tests, etc.

Explanatory and Informative Writing

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.

NAO and Choregraphe 2.1, Part 2

Learn to create advanced NAO robot behaviors using the Choregraphe software. Explore how to use Choregraphe's easy-to-use software to make NAO move around, converse with people, and recognize faces and objects.

Edmodo in the Classroom

Edmodo provides teachers and students with a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications. Edmodo's goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.Edmodo professional development will teach you how to set up an Edmodo teacher/class account and invite students to connect and share content and important information in the classroom. You will learn how to assign and grade homework, class assignments, and quizzes.

Creating SMART amp Workspaces for ELA

Add to your newfound SMART amp skills and learn how to use this great tool in your ELA 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 ELA classroom.

PBL with Google for the Math Classroom

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

NAO and Choregraphe 2.1, Part 1

Foster STEM-based skills that can lead your students towards careers in software engineering, artificial intelligence, and more. Learn how to use the Choregraphe software in order to easily program the NAO robot. Walk away with the ability to connect your robot to a computer, and create, save, and play simple NAO robot behaviors.

Promethean Activ Digital Teacher Certification, Session 8

Comprised of eight 1.5-hour online sessions, the Digital Teacher Certification focuses on the interactive whiteboard (IWB) technology being used in your school or district. Content covers everything from the basic setup of your IWB to lesson development using your IWB software. At the end of the eight sessions, participants will have a completed IWB lesson file built using the skills learned throughout the course. This cert will cover Promethean Activ Board and ActivInspire software.

Resources to Support Common Core State Standards

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY in conjunction with other resources to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulativesin order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being met in an ideal way.

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.

Promethean Activ Digital Teacher Certification Part 7

Comprised of eight 1.5-hour online sessions, the Digital Teacher Certification focuses on the interactive whiteboard (IWB) technology being used in your school or district. Content covers everything from the basic setup of your IWB to lesson development using your IWB software. At the end of the eight sessions, participants will have a completed IWB lesson file built using the skills learned throughout the course. This cert will cover Promethean Activ Board and ActivInspire software.

Everything Educreations

Flip your classroom and provide useful screencasts to students both in and out of the physical classroom with Educreations. Learn how Educreations can be used to create classes, enroll students, build courses, and share screencasts!

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.

Promethean Activ Digital Teacher Certification Part 6

Comprised of eight 1.5-hour online sessions, the Digital Teacher Certification focuses on the interactive whiteboard (IWB) technology being used in your school or district. Content covers everything from the basic setup of your IWB to lesson development using your IWB software. At the end of the eight sessions, participants will have a completed IWB lesson file built using the skills learned throughout the course. This cert will cover Promethean Activ Board and ActivInspire software.

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

Promethean Activ Digital Teacher Certification Part 5

Comprised of eight 1.5-hour online sessions, the Digital Teacher Certification focuses on the interactive whiteboard (IWB) technology being used in your school or district. Content covers everything from the basic setup of your IWB to lesson development using your IWB software. At the end of the eight sessions, participants will have a completed IWB lesson file built using the skills learned throughout the course. This cert will cover Promethean Activ Board and ActivInspire software.

Persuasive Writing

This session will provide web tools, apps, and Notebook techniques to strengthen students' persuasive writing skills. Teachers will learn how to create technology-focused lessons to teach students to develop arguments to support claims using valid reasoning and sufficient evidence through the use of tools such as Collaborize Classroom, Titanpad, Poll Everywhere, and NearPod.

Promethean Activ Digital Teacher Certification Part 4

Comprised of eight 1.5-hour online sessions, the Digital Teacher Certification focuses on the interactive whiteboard (IWB) technology being used in your school or district. Content covers everything from the basic setup of your IWB to lesson development using your IWB software. At the end of the eight sessions, participants will have a completed IWB lesson file built using the skills learned throughout the course. This cert will cover Promethean Activ Board and ActivInspire software.

Get Creative with GarageBand

In this course, learn how to utilize GarageBand music creation studio with iOS devices. Learn how to aid students in creating creative and 'thinking outside the box' when working with new forms of digital presentation.

Engaging Learners in a New STEM Experience

Join us as we look at another great STEM investigation that you can implement in your classroom to engage learners and increase their experience with cross-curricular activities. Learn about the parts of a comprehensive and successful STEM experience that you can use to get students engaged in project based learning.

Promethean Activ Digital Teacher Certification, Part 3

Earn your Digital Teacher Certification while learning the ins and outs of the interactive whiteboard with our 8-session online course! Join our PD instructors as they cover everything from basic interactive whiteboard set up to lesson development using theinteractive whiteboard software. In this session of the certification, we will focus on importing content from other areas into your Promethean software. Learn how to interact with pre-created lessons and create some of your own engaging activities with ActivInspire. At the end of the 8 sessions, each participant will have, along with their Teq Digital Teacher Certification, a completed and classroom-ready interactive whiteboard lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course.

Virtual Classrooms with Schoology

Schoology provides teachers and students with a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions, and notifications. Learn how to harness the power of social media to customize your classroom for each and every learner.

Utilizing Engage NY Modules in the Math Classroom

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulatives in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being met in anideal way.

Promethean Activ Digital Teacher Certification, Part 2

Continue your learning with session 2 of the 8-part Digital Teacher Certification course! Go beyond the PrometheanBoard basics, and learn how to use its ActivInspiresoftware to create interactive and engaging lessons for your classroom. Session 2 will cover the basics of the ActivInspiresoftware, includingHow to increase student engagement using the ActivInspiresoftwareHow to use templates to create your own interactive activitiesHow to personalize your lessons using Activ'sdrawing tools, gallery content, and additional linksAt the completion of the 8-session course, each participant will have, along with their Digital Teacher Certification, a personalized classroom ready IWB lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course.

Google Earth, Part 3

Using all of the basic and advanced skills of Google Earth we will continue by creating Google Earth Tours, and exploring the wide resources of Google Lit trips and their impact in the classroom.

Getting to Know iOS8

Join us to learn about the updates to Apple's newest operating system, iOS8. Learn about some great tools in accessibility and management for the variety of devices you may be implementing in your classroom, school, or district. Learn how to maximize the use of these devices for teacher and student.

Promethean Activ Digital Teacher Certification, Part 1

Earn your Digital Teacher Certification while learning the ins and outs of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) with our eight-session online course! Join our PD instructors as they cover everything from basic IWB set up to lesson development using the Promethean Activsoftware. Session 1 will cover the Promethean Board basics, includingHow to integrate the PrometheanBoard into daily classroom activitiesHow to download the ActivInspireSoftwareHow to use the basic features of ActivInspireAt the end of the 8-sessions, each participant will have, along with their Digital Teacher Certification, a completed and classroom ready lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course.

Using Google Forms for Mobile Assessment

This session covers how to use Google Forms to create self-grading assessments. Forms are one of the most versatile tools Google has to offer. From collecting data, peer reviews, formative assessments, and more, see the variety of ways that Google Forms can be implemented in your classroom.

Holiday Themed Lessons and Common Core Math Standards

Learn some great examples that can help excite studentsand encourage them to perform mathematical investigations around a central holiday themed question. Engage all learners, throughout a variety of grade levels with these Common Core lesson guides.

Choose Your Own Adventure Storytelling

Choose Your Own Adventure stories are an exciting alternative to normal stories because they allow the student total control--the reader can control the tale!Join us as we explore how to use this popular format for children's books to teach ELA standards such as narrative, drafting and text structure in new ways. This activity will have students working in groups, creating storyboards, scripting out a multi-ending story and then publishing their story on one of multiple platforms.Learn how we can incorporate crucial literacy skills and pair it with creative uses of technology now available.

Math Specific Content and Tools: Ratios

Finding just the right interactive tools for specific topics in math can be a time consuming venture. If there's one thing we could all use more of, it's time. Save yours, as we've done a lot of the digging and vetting for you. Learn about some great tools from the web and Notebook to help your students learn about ratios, better.

Google Earth in the Classroom, Part 2

Using all of the basic and advanced skills of Google Earth we will continue by creating Google Earth Tours, and exploring the wide resources of Google Lit trips and their impact in the classroom.

Creating Multimedia Posters with Buncee

The wealth of technology at our fingertips allows teachers and students to use new, exciting tools to create engaging presentations. Learn about Buncee, an application and web-based program which provides a fun way to create multimedia content for presentation. Join us and learn how enhance your classroom environment and get students excited about new programs and technology!

Administering Chrome Devices

Once you have set up your Google Apps for Education account, the next step is to set up the devices you have available at your school in order to maximize the effectiveness of teacher and student experience. Join us for Administering Chrome Devices where we review how to enroll Chromebooks, and answer questions about the mobile devices you may have available. We will also discuss setting apps and extensions for use across your domain and show how to review reports for your account. Come gain key knowledge to successfully deploy Chrome devices in your school!

Math Specific Content and Tools: Fractions

Finding just the right interactive tools for specific topics in math can be a time consuming venture. If there's one thing we could all use more of, it's time. Save yours, as we've done a lot of the digging and vetting for you. Learn about some great tools from the web and Notebook to help your students learn about fractions, better.

Close Reading with LightSail

Learn how to leverage your interactive whiteboard to modelin-depth reading of fiction and nonfiction texts, as well as the process ofgathering textual evidence to support responses to text-based questions.

Going Further with iMovie

It's time to take digital storytelling into spooky places this Halloween, with tools that will make creative teachers and students alike scream! When teachers build digital storytelling into their instruction, students are engaged in a creative learning experience that is strongly connected with reading, writing, and speaking across the curriculum. In this course, we will continue exploring the resources available in iMovie for Mavericks OS X , with a focus on advanced tools such as green screen effects, picture-in-picture editing, and the use of keywords on footage. This activity will present ways these tools can help students and teachers create more dynamic and refined examples of digital storytelling for any occasion-no matter how scary.

Assessment Tools in the Science Classroom

How do you know if students are ?etting it??Free tools for assessing students' knowledge abound. There are options for multiple platforms, each with a unique strength. Bring your evaluations into the 21st century with these web-based solutions for student assessment.

Writing Across the Curriculum

Learn how technology can enhance your student's ability to write more effectively. We'll show you how to use the interactive whiteboard software to create templates that will help your students construct well thought out paragraphs. Use the floating tools to edit right at the interactive whiteboard. Create lessons that will encourage your students to think critically about the writing process.

Digital Storytelling with Powtoon

With digital tools at our fingertips, we can create and tell our stories instantly including personal narratives, explanations of a process, and retelling of events from another point of view. When teachers build digital storytelling into their instruction, students are engaged in a creative learning experience that is strongly connected with reading, writing, and speaking across the curriculum. In this course, well explore the digital tools that make it easy to get started. This session will use Powtoon.

Engaging Learners in STEM Projects

Improve instruction in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by engaging students in inquiry, discovery, and learning. In this session we will show teachers how to successfully combine STEM concepts, proper pedagogical knowledge, and technology to further ease the understanding of material and increase engagement.

Digital Storytelling with iMovie OS X

With digital tools at our fingertips, we can create and tell our stories instantly including personal narratives, explanations of a process, and retelling of events from another point of view. When teachers build digital storytelling into their instruction, students are engaged in a creative learning experience that is strongly connected with reading, writing, and speaking across the curriculum. In this course, well explore the digital tools that make it easy to get started. This session will use iMovie for the Mavericks OS X.

Digital Lab Reports for the Science Classroom

Leave the handwritten report behind with Teqs Digital Lab Reports course! Learn how to create top-notch interactive lab reports using a variety of collaborative tools including tablet devices, iPads, and free or low-cost web tools, in order to enhance your students work and strengthen their understanding.

Learning Through Games

In this class designed for Pre-K through 3rd grade teachers, we will explore how to create and facilitate games on the interactive whiteboard. Games can be used to review and explore academic concepts in all subject areas. We will look at and create games for small groups and whole class instruction.

Going Mobile

Whether you are in a 1-1 environment, a BYOD school, cart access, or a class set of iPads, there are a bunch of apps to support science learning. See how integrating these devices into your instruction can open students eyes to the world around them.

Enrichment in the Interactive Math Classroom

Some of the most advanced (and costly) things we know how to do on the SMART Board. Up until now we've been very conscious of the fact that we only wanted to share free resources. Here are some of the best paid programs that are out there, and some of the amazing things you can do with them. This is a real 'wow' session.

Science and Your Interactive White Board

We will look at IWB software and standards, and best practices in using these in the classroom. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will also be incorporated into these examples. Developing useful content is no easy task, but you will learn some ways in which to shorten the process and locate some well-developed, pre-made content.

Google Earth, Part 1

Participants will explore the many features of Google Earth (including basic skills, manipulating the globe, setting pins and information, saving KMZ files, linking, embedding content, and inserting images) as well as how to how use it on an interactive whiteboard.

SMART Document Camera

A document camera is a wonderful addition to your classroom. Joinour PD specialists foraguided tour of the doc cam, from set up toconnection, and see howits manyfeatures can be used in creative and engaging ways.

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!

Virtual Classrooms with Edmodo

Harness the power of social media and customize your classroom withTeq's Virtual Classrooms with Edmodo course. Let our PD team teach you all about Edmodo?he virtual classroom that provides teachers and students with a secure place to connect and collaborate. Learnhowto share content, host class discussions, post assignments, and grade student work,all within the Edmodo classroom!

Google PBL Activity for the ELA Classroom

Mac and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, PBL and Google? PBL is gaining (or regaining) popularity in the classroom - and for good reason. PBL promotes critical thinking, communication and collaboration, all of which are key skills that students must have as they become the leaders of tomorrow. So if you're ready to implement PBL in your classroom, and you're looking to learn how to bring it all together, from start to finish, you'll definitely want to come take a look at how Google's productivity and collaboration tools can help you and your students succeed in all phases of the PBL process. Specifically, we will investigate how key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback and presenting the knowledge, can all be accomplished with Google's free tools.Teq's Google Educator preparation program is designed to help educators effectively integrate Google Apps for Education tools into their daily instruction. Comprised of eight (8), one-hour sessions, this program covers the use of the following Google Apps: Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Sites and Chrome. Additionally, we will run ?lective?sessions on Chromebooks, mobile devices, the Google Apps admin panel, and project-based learning with Google. Using specific, common core-based curriculum examples, participants will learn how to maximize the use and effectiveness of Google's cloud based tools to improve communication and collaboration.Throughout the program, participants will learn key strategies for improving workflow between teachers and students, ways to increase efficiency with classroom management tasks, and various methods to improve communication beyond the classroom. Whether you're in a 1:1 environment with students or you'd like to increase collaboration among colleagues, these courses will provide you with everything you need to know to get up-and-running for the 2014-15 school year. Upon completion, participants will have gained the essential knowledge and skills to become certified Google Educators*.*Participation in Teq's Google Educator preparation program does not guarantee recognition as a Google Educator. In order to become certified as an official Google Educator, participants must register with Google and pass a series of five (5) online tests. Fees for tests are the sole responsibility of the participant and are not included with Teq Online PD membership. Learn more about becoming a Google Educator.

Google Chromebooks & Mobile Devices

Has your school joined the movement of providing students with greater access to individual devices? Whether your school has a fully-involved 1:1 device initiative or you get periodic access to a classroom cart, it's important to know how to get the most out of what's available. Explore two of the most popular devices available for the classroom?he Chromebook and the iPad?nd learn how to use their unique functions with Google Drive in order to create compelling and effective lessons for your students. This course is a part of Teq's Google Education preparation program?n eight-part course that covers the use of all things Google, including Google Chrome, Gmail, Calendars, Drive, Sites, and more. ?lective?courses, including topics such as Chromebooks, mobile devices, the Google Apps admin panel, and project-based learning with Google, are also available. Whether you're in a 1:1 environment with students or you'd like to increase collaboration among colleagues, Teq's Google Education preparation program will provide you with everything you need to know to get up-and-running for the 2014-15 school year. Upon completion, participants will have gained the essential knowledge and skills to become certified Google Educators*. *Participation in Teq's Google Educator preparation program does not guarantee recognition as a Google Educator. In order to become certified as an official Google Educator, participants must register with Google and pass a series of five (5) online tests. Fees for tests are the sole responsibility of the participant and are not included with Teq Online PD membership. Learn more about becoming a Google Educator.

Digital DBQs in the Social Studies Classroom

Effective Document Based Questions (DBQs) can be used to develop students' abilities to appreciate historical perspectives and hone analytical skills. In this course you will learn how to use the interactive whiteboard software to create DBQ activities and templates that will encourage inquiry and critical thinking. DBQ are the cornerstone of the key element of the Common Core ELA ?Informational Text requirements and necessity. Together we will construct DBQs using Interactive Whiteboard Tools to capture test questions acquired from the NYSED website and manipulate them in Notebook. In addition, we will use websites like National Archives, online copies of letters and diaries, or the Library of Congress, to demonstrate how to copy a document into the Notebook software and have students examine primary sources. Like detectives, your students will follow a set of clues to draw conclusions and make observations.

iTunes U Course Manager

Learn how to create and manage courses and materials using the iTunes U Course Manager?he organizational tool full of quality educational content including iBooks, podcasts, documents, and more. Perfect for the blended classroom and free to use, the iTunes U Course Manager enables you to share content with your students directly to their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Google PBL Activity for the ELA Classroom

See how Google can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities, with Teq's Google PBL Activity for the ELA Classroom! Learn how these Google-based PBL activities can increase the critical reading and thinking skills of your students, as well encourage them to better communicate and collaborate with their peers. This course will give you the skills to use Google's free tools in order to promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge, in your classroom. This course is a part of Teq's Google Education preparation program?n eight-part course that covers the use of all things Google, including Google Chrome, Gmail, Calendars, Drive, Sites, and more. ?lective?courses, including topics such as Chromebooks, mobile devices, the Google Apps admin panel, and project-based learning with Google, are also available. Whether you're in a 1:1 environment with students or you'd like to increase collaboration among colleagues, Teq's Google Education preparation program will provide you with everything you need to know to get up-and-running for the 2014-15 school year. Upon completion, participants will have gained the essential knowledge and skills to become certified Google Educators*. *Participation in Teq's Google Educator preparation program does not guarantee recognition as a Google Educator. In order to become certified as an official Google Educator, participants must register with Google and pass a series of five (5) online tests. Fees for tests are the sole responsibility of the participant and are not included with Teq Online PD membership. Learn more about becoming a Google Educator.

Google Chromebooks & Mobile Devices

Has your school joined the movement of providing students with greater access to individual devices? Whether your school has a fully-involved 1:1 device initiative or you get periodic access to a classroom cart, it's important to know how to get the most out of what's available. Explore two of the most popular devices available for the classroom?he Chromebook and the iPad?nd learn how to use their unique functions with Google Drive in order to create compelling and effective lessons for your students. This course is a part of Teq's Google Education preparation program?n eight-part course that covers the use of all things Google, including Google Chrome, Gmail, Calendars, Drive, Sites, and more. ?lective?courses, including topics such as Chromebooks, mobile devices, the Google Apps admin panel, and project-based learning with Google, are also available. Whether you're in a 1:1 environment with students or you'd like to increase collaboration among colleagues, Teq's Google Education preparation program will provide you with everything you need to know to get up-and-running for the 2014-15 school year. Upon completion, participants will have gained the essential knowledge and skills to become certified Google Educators*. *Participation in Teq's Google Educator preparation program does not guarantee recognition as a Google Educator. In order to become certified as an official Google Educator, participants must register with Google and pass a series of five (5) online tests. Fees for tests are the sole responsibility of the participant and are not included with Teq Online PD membership. Learn more about becoming a Google Educator.

SMART Basics - Chapter 1

In Chapter 1 of SMART Basics On Demand, you will see  a comprehensive introduction to the SMART Interactive Flat Panel.  You will also learn how to connect your Flat Panel for optimal viewing, and how to download the SMART Notebook software to use your SMART products to their utmost potential.  

SMART Basics - Chapter 2

In SMART Basics On Demand - Chapter 2, we will be taking a look at how to interact at your board with the SMART Pens.  We will discuss how to use your Notebook software in the simplest way - as an infinite whiteboard space!  We will also take a look at how to orient your board for a streamlined interactive experience.  

SMART Basics - Chapter 3

In SMART Basics On Demand - Chapter 3, we will take a look at how to annotate on websites and computer programs that you may be using in your classroom.  We will focus on the SMART Ink and Floating Toolbar options in SMART Notebook version 15 and below.  We will also discuss methods for successfully saving your SMART Notebook lessons. 

SMART Basics - Chapter 4

In SMART Basics On Demand - Chapter 4, we will take a look at how to use ink tools to annotate on documents most often used in the classroom.  Learn how to work with Microsoft Word Documents and PDF documents in the optimal way at your SMART Board.  You will also discover how to use the SMART Ink Document Viewer to annotate and save changes to your PDFs. 

Intro to SMART Notebook - Chapter 1

In Intro to SMART Notebook On Demand - Chapter 1, we will begin learning the tools to assist with creating interactive SMART Notebook lesson pages.  Learn how to add backgrounds. shapes, and text to your Notebook page, along with the techniques of locking, alignment and infinite cloner to perfect interactive capability on your content pages. 

Intro to SMART Notebook - Chapter 2

In Intro to SMART Notebook On Demand - Chapter 2, we will continue with techniques to create interactive SMART Notebook pages.  We will take a look at how to add images from the SMART Notebook Gallery and from the internet to enhance your lessons.  We will also take a look at using the ordering technique to build engaging content for any subject area. 

Intro to SMART Notebook - Chapter 3

In Intro to SMART Notebook On Demand - Chapter 3, we will take a look at creating interactive SMART Notebook pages that use the elements of linking, grouping, cloning, and creating pull tabs.  Join us to learn more about building engaging lesson content! 

Going Further with SMART Notebook - Chapter 1

In Going Further with SMART Notebook On Demand - Chapter 1, we will begin to look at the more advanced features to building interactive lesson content in SMART Notebook.  This course will take a look at various types of object animation to enhance lesson pages.  Learn how to use animation to engage students and provide immediate feedback. 

Going Further with SMART Notebook - Chapter 2

In Going Further with SMART Notebook On Demand - Chapter 2, we will discuss the advanced technique of adding sound to your Notebook file.  Learn how to attach sound files and record personal sounds to engage students and provide feedback.  We will also share a variety of resources to locate and download sound files. 

Going Further with SMART Notebook - Chapter 3

In Going Further with SMART Notebook On Demand - Chapter 3, we will take a look at advanced viewing options in SMART Notebook software.  Learn how to organize page layouts with settings like page borders and page zoom to avoid extended pages. Also learn how to enhance lesson content with dual and pin page options. 

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

Virtual Classrooms with Schoology - Part 1

Join us for the first session of Virtual Classrooms with Schoology where we will take a look at creating your courses and adding materials for sharing.  Learn how to communicate and create a collaborative virtual classroom using Schoology's easy-to-follow platform! 

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.

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. 

Virtual Classrooms with Schoology - Part 2

Join us for session 2 where we will focus on using Schoology as a mobile assessment platform.  We will take a look at how to create quizzes and tests within schoology, as well as how to set up your gradebook for accurate calculations on graded assignments. 

Virtual Classrooms with Schoology - Part 3

In our third session of the Schoology platform, we focus on building your own Personal Learning Network (PLN) with Schoology groups.  We will discuss methods to join public and private groups to collaborate with other educators and experts in your field.  Join us to learn how to organize resources and use the learning mangement system to its fullest potential. 

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.

Choose Your Own Adventure with NAO

The NAO Robot is an exciting educational tool that not only teaches students the basics of computer programming, through the accompanying software Choregraphe, but is also an ultimate educational tool that can serve as a platform to encourage group work, scripting, storyboarding, and much much more. Join us as we go through a ?hoose Your Own Adventure?activity with the NAO Robot. This activity will have students working in groups, scripting out a multi-ending story and then programing the NAO Robot. Learn how we can incorporate crucial literacy skills and pair it with the computer programing component of Choregraphe.

SMART Notebook for Special Ed Classroom

As we all know, every learner is different. All students in a Special Ed classroom have individual needs. Learn how SMART Notebook activities can be adapted to address IEP Goals. We will demonstrate how to add additional supports for lessons when necessary, and create verifying evidence for assessment.