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PD Calendar 17-18

April
 
Title:  Technology Tools for the Research Process 
Where:  DMK Computer Lab
When: Wednesday April 4, 2018, 3:15pm-5:15pm
Descriptor:

Research is an anchor standard for ELA and Social Studies, and many other subject areas have standards involving research. Come learn more about each step of the research process. You will be given technology tools and websites to help your students dig into their research topics, organize their information, evaluate their resources, cite their sources, create unique products, and more. From novice to experienced researcher, this session has something for everyone.

 

Title:  Digital Assessments Made Easy with Microsoft Forms
Where:  WBM Computer Lab 200
When: Tuesday April 10, 2018, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Descriptor:

Microsoft Forms is a new part of Office 365 Education that allows teachers or students to easily and quickly create custom surveys, quizzes, questionnaires, registrations and more. Form authors can invite others to complete forms, which they can do using any web browser, even on mobile devices. During this session, participants will learn how to create forms and share them with their students to assess the content they have presented in class.

 
March
 
Title:  Using Technology to Differentiate Learning in Your Student-Centered Stations
Where:  WBM Computer Lab 600
When: Monday March 5, 2018, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Descriptor:

Would you like more time to meet with small groups? Create a deeper relationship with students?  This session will provide teachers with practical ideas for easy management of station rotation.  Learn to integrate a variety of free technology tools that actively engage students and place accountability on students for their own learning. These strategies differentiate instruction, allow students to learn at their own pace, and help teachers gain vital instructional time for application of learning.

 

Title:  Digital Assessments Made Easy with Microsoft Forms
Where:  DMK Computer Lab
When: Wednesday March 7, 2018, 3:15pm-4:15pm
Descriptor:

Microsoft Forms is a new part of Office 365 Education that allows teachers or students to easily and quickly create custom surveys, quizzes, questionnaires, registrations and more. Form authors can invite others to complete forms, which they can do using any web browser, even on mobile devices. During this session, participants will learn how to create forms and share them with their students to assess the content they have presented in class.

 
February
 
Title:  Let the Games Begin-Using Technology Tools to Increase Student Motivation and Provide Academic Feedback
Where:  WBM Computer Lab 600
When: Tuesday February 13, 2018, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Descriptor:

Looking for a way to actively involve your students in classroom review? This session is primarily for whole class instruction and will give you free resources to engage student interest while incorporating technology tools and providing prompt high-quality feedback. This will be a fun and engaging atmosphere for students.

 

Title:  Creating Digital Projects and Presenting Instructional Content with SWAY
Where:  DMK Computer Lab
When: Wednesday February 21, 2018, 3:15pm-4:45pm
Descriptor:

SWAY is a presentation program that students and teachers have the ability to use within our Office 365 accounts. Teachers will learn how they can create visually appealing SWAY presentations to present instructional content or have their students show what they know by creating their own SWAY. This creation tool has built in search features that make research projects, book reports, and digital storytelling easier and faster than ever before.

 

January 
 
Title:  Technology Tools for the Research Process
Where:  WBM Computer Lab 200
When: Tuesday January 23, 2018, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Descriptor:

Research is an anchor standard for ELA and Social Studies, and many other subject areas have standards involving research. Come learn more about each step of the research process. You will be given technology tools and websites to help your students dig into their research topics, organize their information, evaluate their resources, cite their sources, create unique products, and more. From novice to experienced researcher, this session has something for everyone.

 

Title:  Connecting Your Classroom to the World with Skype
Where:  WBM Computer Lab 200 and OMS Computer Lab
When: Thursday January 25, 2018, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Descriptor:

Technology is allowing us to connect with others as never before, and classrooms can now take part in this exciting adventure.  In this session, we will demonstrate strategies to help teachers successfully use Skype through their Office 365 account to bring the outside world in to their building.  Learn how to play a Mystery Skype game with a classroom across the country, invite a guest speaker in to discuss your topic first hand, or take a virtual field trip to a new land.  All of these and more are available with the click of a button.  Come find out how.  OMS and WBMS will be offering this session jointly so you can attend this session at either school.

 
December 
 
Title:  Edmodo to Motivate Students for Beginners
Where:  WBM Computer Lab 200
When: Tuesday December 5, 2017, 3:15pm-4:45pm
Descriptor:

Join Rutherford County School’s safe and controlled Edmodo domain to communicate and deliver on-line student assignments, quizzes, and polls. Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework and school notices. Edmodo uses sign up codes unique to classes and school, which prevents outsiders from joining.  It is easier than ever for students and teachers to login with Office 365 single sign-on. Parents can receive notifications from teachers and view their student’s work.

 
November
 
Title:  Excel - Intermediate for Visual Representation and Data Analysis 
Where:  WBM Computer Lab 200
When: Tuesday November 7, 2017, 3:15pm-4:45pm
Descriptor:

 Learn to use some of the more advanced features and functions in Excel in this hands-on workshop.  TN Standards include data interpretation by students in a variety of ways.  Objectives include the following tasks/functions:  *Find and Replace, *Concatenate, *Text to Columns, *Conditional Formats, *Basic Functions (Average, Sum, etc.), *Protecting sheets and workbooks, *Mail merge, *Data Forms, *Creating a chart, *Inserting Leading zeroes, *Taking data from Excel and create charts in PowerPoint.

 

Title:  Motivate Students with Audio and Video
Where:  DMK Computer Lab 
When: Wednesday November 15, 2017, 3:15pm-4:45pm
Descriptor:

Explore free user friendly tools that integrate with Office 365 to record your own video or audio files. Learn how to customize online content to maximize instruction and save preparation time. This is great for blended and personalize learning, providing feedback, and increasing student motivation.

 
October
 
Title:  OneNote Class Notebook
Where:  DMK Computer Lab 
When: Wednesday October 18, 2017, 3:15pm-4:45pm
Descriptor:

The OneNote Class Notebook app lets a teacher quickly set up a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities, all within one powerful notebook. The new free Class Notebook add-in for the OneNote desktop (2013 or 2016) is designed to help teachers save time and be even more efficient with their Class Notebooks. The add-in includes page and section distribution and quick review of student work.


*Beginning OneNote training is a prerequisite for this session.

 

Title:  Excel -Basics for Visual Representation and Data Analysis
Where:  WBM Computer Lab 200 
When: Tuesday October 24, 2017, 3:15pm-4:45pm
Descriptor:

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2013/2016 by learning ways to increase productivity and maximize visual representation and data analysis in the classroom. This training is designed for learners who are new to excel. Goals for this session are: learn basic terminology, data entry, data analysis, explanation of basic excel tools, and basic formatting tasks. Participants of this session will be able to create a basic spreadsheet and format it using the basic tools of Excel.  

 
September
 
Title:  Office 365 One Drive for Collaboration-Beginning Session 
Where:  WBM Computer Lab 200
When: Monday September 11, 2017, 3:15pm-5:15pm
Descriptor:

Use Office 365 for instruction, collaboration, assignments, communication, and more. This session highlights best practices for utilizing Office 365’s collaborative features to help you integrate them to increase the effectiveness of PLCs as well as classroom instruction. OneDrive provides users with unlimited cloud based storage so there is no more need of CDs or thumb drives. This is an exciting free tool that can greatly enhance your classroom experiences. Learn how to use to use new read aloud tools in Word online.

 

Title:  Intro to Shmoop University for High School Students
Where:  DMK Computer Lab 
When: Wednesday September 20, 2017, 3:10pm-4:10pm
Descriptor:

Shmoop University is a program available to RCS students and teachers that provides a diverse set of resources. In this session, you will learn how students can use ACT resources. Teachers can use the content for whole group instruction or create classes for students to enroll to view individual and class reports. We will explore Shmoop Test Prep and assign Shmoop courses to students. Shmoop courses and teaching guides provide teachers with lesson plans complete with essay questions, activities, quizzes, and discussion topics that teachers can use anytime.

 
August 
 
Title:  LiveSchool 101 (NOT IN SCHOOLSTATION)
Where:  WBM Computer Lab 200
When: Tuesday August 15, 2017, 3:15pm-4:15pm
Descriptor:

LiveSchool is a real-time platform for behavior tracking, parent communication, and school-wide rewards systems. This digital behavior management system is helping to change the way schools track, reward, and improve behavior.  In this session, users will learn how to activate and manage their LiveSchool accounts, create rosters, manage points, and check student bank accounts. 

 

***A LiveSchool site account purchased by your school is required for this session.

 

Title:  Edlio: Teacher Webpages Made Easy  (NOT IN SCHOOLSTATION)
Where:  WBM Computer Lab 200
When: Tuesday August 22, 2017, 3:15pm-4:15pm
Descriptor:

Rutherford County Schools is excited to announce that it is moving to an easy to use, consistent communication tool with Edlio webpages. Teachers can now update their webpage from any device. Parents and students have the option to subscribe to the teacher’s site and receive push notifications.  In this session, teachers will create a page, update their profile, add assignments to their class calendar, build picture or video galleries, and more.  Teachers will be amazed at how easy and fast this communication process can be.

 

Title:  OneNote for Beginners
Where:  DMK Computer Lab
When: Wednesday August 23, 2017, 3:15pm-4:15pm
Descriptor:

Organize and share your files digitally using Office 365 OneNote.  Learn how you can create OneNote notebooks for cloud based organization and file sharing.  In this session, participants will create and open OneNote notebooks, work with OneNote sections and pages, and find out how to add content to a new OneNote Page. Educators get quick tips and tricks to stay organized with OneNote to enhance their professional productivity.