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Teq Consulting Services - Organizational Design and Improvement Strategies Part 1: The Improvement Strategy

When Designing School and District Improvement Strategies, it is Vital to Align all of your Educational Plans and Priorities Under One Large Umbrella. The Development of a Strategic Plan that Establishes Goals and Expectations, Identifies Program Strengths and Weaknesses, and Aligns Revenue and Resources into One Cohesive Document is a Necessary Tool in this Process. This Series of Admin Sessions will Focus on Key Strategic Planning Questions that can Guide the Design and Development of a Strategic Plan that Addresses Your Current Reality; Identifies Your Desired Outcomes; and Aligns Your Action Plan(s), Revenue, and Resources to School and District Priorities, Goals, and Expectations.

Teq Consulting Services - Organizational Design and Improvement Strategies Part 2: Key Questions

When Designing School and District Improvement Strategies, it is Vital to Align all of your Educational Plans and Priorities Under One Large Umbrella. The Development of a Strategic Plan that Establishes Goals and Expectations, Identifies Program Strengths and Weaknesses, and Aligns Revenue and Resources into One Cohesive Document is a Necessary Tool in this Process. This Series of Admin Sessions will Focus on Key Strategic Planning Questions that can Guide the Design and Development of a Strategic Plan that Addresses Your Current Reality; Identifies Your Desired Outcomes; and Aligns Your Action Plan(s), Revenue, and Resources to School and District Priorities, Goals, and Expectations.

Teq Consulting Services - Organizational Design and Improvement Strategies Part 3: Revenue and Funding

When Designing School and District Improvement Strategies, it is Vital to Align all of your Educational Plans and Priorities Under One Large Umbrella. The Development of a Strategic Plan that Establishes Goals and Expectations, Identifies Program Strengths and Weaknesses, and Aligns Revenue and Resources into One Cohesive Document is a Necessary Tool in this Process. This Series of Admin Sessions will Focus on Key Strategic Planning Questions that can Guide the Design and Development of a Strategic Plan that Addresses Your Current Reality; Identifies Your Desired Outcomes; and Aligns Your Action Plan(s), Revenue, and Resources to School and District Priorities, Goals, and Expectations.

Teq Consulting Services - Organizational Design and Improvement Strategies Part 4: Inspect What You Expect

When Designing School and District Improvement Strategies, it is Vital to Align all of your Educational Plans and Priorities Under One Large Umbrella. The Development of a Strategic Plan that Establishes Goals and Expectations, Identifies Program Strengths and Weaknesses, and Aligns Revenue and Resources into One Cohesive Document is a Necessary Tool in this Process. This Series of Admin Sessions will Focus on Key Strategic Planning Questions that can Guide the Design and Development of a Strategic Plan that Addresses Your Current Reality; Identifies Your Desired Outcomes; and Aligns Your Action Plan(s), Revenue, and Resources to School and District Priorities, Goals, and Expectations.

Effective Instructional Leadership - Section 1: Data Driven Decision Making

In Efforts to Improve Student Achievement and Learning Outcomes, it is Incumbent upon any School or District Leader and/or Planning Committee to Utilize Data to Inform their Instructional Practices and to Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Strategies and Programs Implemented. This Session will discuss the Importance of Analyzing Multiple Measures of Data to Develop a More Accurate Depiction of the Learning Environment and to Inform the Decisions Made Leading to Increased Student Achievement.

Effective Instructional Leadership - Section 2: Professional Development

High Quality, Standards-based Professional Development is often Viewed as the Link Between the Implementation of Educational Improvement Initiatives and their Ultimate Success in Schools. When Aligned with School or District Goals and Expectations, Professional Development will Reform Pedagogical Practice and Augment the Educator’s Content Knowledge and Classroom Strategies Leading to Increased Student Achievement. This Session will Address the Differences Between Training and Professional Development, and the Need to Provide Ongoing and Sustained Professional Development through a Blended Learning Model Leading to Improved Teacher Pedagogy, Enhanced Student Engagement, and Increased Student Achievement.

Effective Instructional Leadership - Section 3: Developing Collaborative Relationships

It is Often Said that, “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child”. To this end, it is Important for the School or District Administrator to Develop Meaningful and Collaborative Relationships Leading to the Ultimate Success of the Educational Environment. From Key Communicators, to Parents and Teacher Associations, it is Necessary for the Administrator to create a Culture that is Inclusive of All Stakeholders and Provides a Mutually Beneficial Outcome for the Entire School Community. The Session will Focus on the Importance of Creating Truly Collaborative Environments that will Keep Everyone “In the Know”.

SMART Learning Suite & Flash

SMART Learning Suite and SMART Notebook 17.0 and higher no longer support Flash Activities and gallery items. This session will review the Flash content that will automaically convert in newer versions of SMART and provide some alternatives for creating engaging activtiies using SMART lab that provide a more relaiable and engaging experience with using SMART Notebook. Flash activities and items have historically been a part of SMART Notebook and SMART Learning Suite. Over the past 3 years, SMART has been slowly moving away from Flash and converting interactives to HTML 5, which is a more robust and relaible technology.  

Branding Your School with Social Media

Join Lisa Nielsen, the Director of Digital Engagement and Professional Learning for the NYC Department of Education, as she walks us through on how branding your school via school media can impact your student, parents, teachers and even the administrators. You’ll be introduced the importance of Social Media as well the ABC’s of various social media platforms.

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.

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.