2016 Summer Training Schedule

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Monday, June 6

Admin 2nd floor Computer Lab

Google Drive/Docs Basics Clara Alaniz (1:00-2:00)

Let’s Be Chrometastic Together!

Amy Semifero (2:15-3:15)

Tuesday, June 7

Admin 2nd floor Computer Lab

Techno-Phobic to Techno-Fabulous

Nancy Watson (1:00-2:00)

Converting from Microsoft Word to Google Docs/Drive

Clara Alaniz & Leah Heerema (2:15-3:15)

Google Drive/Docs Basics

Nancy Watson (3:30-4:30)

Wednesday, June 8

Admin 2nd floor Computer Lab

Converting from Microsoft Word to Google Docs/Drive for Beginners

Clara Alaniz (9:30-10:30)

Google Drive/Docs Basics for Beginners

Clara Alaniz (10:45-11:45)

Using Social Media in Your Classroom

Ashley Marquez (1:00-2:00)

Goofy for GAFE: Tips & Tricks

Amy Semifero (2:15-3:15)

Thursday, June 9

Admin 2nd floor Computer Lab

Google Classroom for Beginners

Clara Alaniz (3:00-4:00)

Monday, June 13

Tuesday, June 14

Wednesday, June 15

Vines HS Presentation Room - C253

Green Screen
Laura & Matt Grundler

(9-10:30) AND (10:45-12:15)

Google Forms

Stephanie Hirsch (1:00-2:30)

Student Engagement Tools Fern Johnson (3:00-4:00)

Thursday, June 16

Admin

Board Room

Want to get Google Certified?

Clara Alaniz (10:00-11:00)

Paperless Classrooms 

Fern Johnson (1:00-2:00)

Google Keep (BYOD)

Nancy Watson (2:30-3:30)

Monday, June 20

Sockwell Frio Lab

Chromebook Workshop

Stephanie Hirsch (1:00-2:30)

Teacher-to-Teacher Collaboration

Fern Johnson (3:00-4:00)

Tuesday, June 21

Converge - McKinney ISD

Wednesday, June 22

Converge - McKinney ISD

Thursday, June 23

Converge - McKinney ISD

June 27

ISTE

June 28

ISTE

June 29

ISTE

June 30

ISTE

Monday

July 4

HOLIDAY

Tuesday, July 5

Cox computer lab

Google Drive/Docs Basics Clara Alaniz (9:00-10:00)

Google Classroom for Beginners 

Fern Johnson (10:30-11:30)

Goofy for GAFE: Tips & Tricks

Amy Semifero (1:00-2:00)

Wednesday, July 6

Cox computer lab

Google Classroom for Intermediate-Advanced

Fern Johnson (9:00-10:00)

Creating a Google Site

Nancy Watson 10:30-12:00

Bookshare Refresher (SpEd/Dyslexia)

Karen Beard/Nancy (1:00-3:00)

Thursday, July 7
Cox computer lab

Recording Screencasts

Eric McDaniels (10:30-12:00)

Converting from Microsoft Word to Google Docs/Drive for Beginners

Clara Alaniz (1:00-2:00)

Google Drive/Docs Basics for Beginners

Clara Alaniz (2:15-3:15)

Google Forms Basics

Fern Johnson (3:30-5:00)

Monday, July 11

Sockwell Frio Lab

Techno-Phobic to Techno-Fabulous

Nancy Watson (9:00-10:00)

Recording Screencasts Leah Heerema (10:30-12:00)

Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides

Nancy Watson (1:00-2:00)

Google Hangouts on Air is a Breeze

Leah Heerema (2:15-3:15)

Tuesday, July 12

Sockwell Frio Lab

Google Classroom for Beginners

Clara Alaniz (9:00-10:00)

Get Google Certified 

Clara Alaniz & Francisco Flores (10:30-11:30)

Google Classroom Int/Advanced

Anthony Mason (1:00-2:00)

Creating a Google Site

Nancy Watson (2:30-4:00)

Wednesday, July 13

Sockwell Frio Lab

Google Add-ons

Nancy Watson (9:00-10:30)

One iPad Many Possibilities
Anthony Mason (11:00-12:00)

The Power of Google Sheets to Engage Your Students

Stephanie Hirsch (1:00-2:30)

Google Hangouts on Air is a Breeze

Leah Heerema (3:00-4:00)

Thursday, July 14

Sockwell Frio Lab

Google Keep

Nancy Watson (9-10:00)

Google Drawings

Stephanie Hirsch (1:00-2:30)

Making Collaborative Presentations Awesome With Google Slides

Stephanie Hirsch (2:45-4:15)

Descriptions

Student Engagement Tools (1 hr) Fern Johnson

“I can’t wait to come to class!”  If you want to hear your students saying that to their friends and parents, come learn how to use engaging tools such as Kahoot, Nearpod, Quizizz, etc. (K - 12)

Techno-Phobic to Techno-Fabulous (1 hr) Nancy Watson

Come learn some tips and tricks to Outlook email, shortcut keys, navigating websites, and much more. If you are “tech timid” and have been wanting to improve your digital skills, this class will provide you with a great opportunity to learn in a slow-paced, low-stress environment. Bring your questions! (Nancy)

Recording Screencasts  (1.5 hr) Eric McDaniels, Leah Heerema

Have you wanted to record your computer screen to capture the learning for your students? Like commentating on a PowerPoint, working through a math problem, explaining instructions, or recording a message for the substitute to play? You’ll experience how to use Screencast-o-Matic and other tools to easily record your computer screen and/or yourself and how to save, store, and link the videos for your students/parents/colleagues to access. It’s easier than you might think!

Google Keep (1 hr)  Nancy Watson

Google Keep is a fantastic resource for getting and staying organized. If you are a “post-it note person,” you’ll want to find out how you can get rid of all those little sticky notes in favor of this multi-platform electronic version that you can access from any device.

Get Google Certified (1 hr) Clara Alaniz & Francisco Flores

Did you know you can become a Google Certified Educator? If you are familiar with Google Apps for Education such as Google Chrome, Drive, Classroom, and Docs then you’re already on your way to becoming a Certified Educator! Come learn the process and get our pro tips on how to pass that certification exam.

Using Social Media in Your Classroom (1 hr)   Ashley Marquez

Did you know you can use Social Media as a tool for parent and student engagement in your classroom? Join us to learn how to use Twitter, Instagram, and even Facebook to connect with your parents, keep your students engaged, and share your classroom's happenings and learning! We will be in a computer lab, but feel free to bring your own device.

Integrating Technology in the Classroom Using Green Screens & More! (2 hrs) Laura & Matt Grundler

This class will provide you with multiple ways to integrate technology in your classroom by using apps related to green screens and other forms of technology. Learn how these tools can help foster collaboration and build a stronger classroom community. iPads will be available, but feel free to bring your own device.

Teacher-to-Teacher Collaboration (1 hr)  Fern Johnson

Face to face meetings? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Come learn how you can use technology to accomplish many things you have previously done in person. Find extra time in your day using these terrific tools.

Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides (1 hr) Nancy Watson

Use Google Slides to create stop-motion-effect presentations without the use of a camera. Students (and teachers) can demonstrate deep thinking with this powerful and fun technique. Txgoo presentation is here

Google Classroom for Beginners (1 hr)  Fern Johnson

Google Classroom easily streamlines the workflow and is an effective collaborative tool for communicating information, tracking assignments, sharing documents, and more. This beginner, slow-paced class will cover how to set up Google Classroom, how to enroll students, and discuss ways to use it in your class.

Google Classroom Int/Advanced (1 hr)   Fern Johnson, Anthony Mason

Intermediate-Advanced Google Classroom users

Fern: So you’ve been using Google Classroom with your students this year, but you want to know more? Come to this session to learn how to maximize the collaborative, interactive potential of Classroom; including tips and tools to improve your productivity.

Mason: Want to go from a Google Classroom novice to ninja? In one session, become a Google Classroom mercenary, kicking, chopping, and swinging your way to a more engaging, collaborative, and interactive classroom. Learn tips and tricks to improve your productivity and the productivity of your students.

The Power of Google Sheets to Engage Your Students (1.5 hr) Stephanie Hirsch

One of the most powerful, yet underutilized tools in the Google Apps Suite is Google Sheets. Come to this introductory workshop focusing on formatting, features, basic functions and using Sheets to provide meaningful and engaging learning experiences for all students in all content areas. You will see how Sheets interact with Forms and other Google tools to create real-time collaborative opportunities for both teachers and students.

Google Drive and Docs - Basics (1 hr) Clara Alaniz

This class will explain the process of creating a Google Doc and how to share it with other collaborators. This interactive class will be taught hands-on so you can practice creating and sharing with others in the class.

BEGINNER Google Drive and Docs - Basics (1hr) Clara Alaniz

This beginner level class will explain the process of creating a Google Doc and how to share it with other collaborators. This interactive class will be taught hands-on so you can practice creating and sharing with others in the class. Because this is a beginner class, it will move at a slower pace.

Converting from Microsoft to Google: File Management in Google Drive (1 hr)  Clara Alaniz & Leah Heerema

Do you have a collection of Microsoft Word Docs, PowerPoints, and Excel Spreadsheets and are not sure how to convert them to Google Drive/Docs? Are you not sure why to convert them? This class will explain the process of and reasons to convert your Microsoft files into the Google format.

BEGINNER Converting from Microsoft to Google: File Management in Google Drive (1hr) Clara Alaniz

Do you have a collection of Microsoft Word Docs, PowerPoints, and Excel Spreadsheets and are not sure how to convert them to Google Drive/Docs? Are you not sure why to convert them? This beginner level class will move at a slower pace and will explain the process of and reasons to convert your Microsoft files into the Google format.

Google Forms Basics (1.5 hr)  Fern Johnson, Stephanie Hirsch

Fern: Would you like to an easier way to collect parent information, show documentation, create class quizzes, and access this information from any computer? Google Forms is the perfect place for you to learn how to make your life easier and more efficient! You will learn many different ways on how to implement Google Forms into your classroom. Grade level: PK-12

Stephanie: How can you collect information from students and parents easily in a digital manner without learning to program? Attend this workshop and learn how to quickly build a form in Google and customize it to fit your every need. You will also see how forms can embedded within other Internet pages to make a fully interactive experience for the users.

Grade levels: 6-12

 

Google Hangouts on Air is a Breeze (1 hr)  Leah Heerema

Whether you’re delivering instruction to students or professional learning for teachers, the experience should be interactive, easy to access, and recorded for viewers to watch later at their own pace. You’ll be blown away with how easy it can be!

One iPad Many Possibilities (1 hr) Anthony Mason

Teachers learn how with just one iOS device (an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) you can increase the rigor, relevance, and relationships in your classroom. Grades EC-12

Chromebook Workshop (1.5 hrs) Stephanie Hirsch

Participate in this Chromebook workshop and find out why educators around the world are adopting these lightweight laptop computers for their classrooms instead of traditional laptops or iPads. Learn how these network connected computers access a wide variety of software packages that provide students all the tools they need to be successful in a digital classroom. See how these Chromebooks are used as the primary tool in our Academy High School. Grade levels: 6-12

Google Drawings (1.5 hrs) Stephanie Hirsch

From infographics and avatars to collaborative flowcharts, Google Drawings offers numerous avenues for students to create and collaborate. Come learn about all the things you can do with this hidden gem of the Google Suite.

Making Collaborative Presentations Awesome With Google Slides (1.5 hrs) Stephanie Hirsch

Tired of the case of the missing USB on presentation day? Attend this workshop to discover how Google Slides can be used to create presentations, animations and beyond all while existing in a collaborative, real-time cloud environment. You will have the chance to create your own presentation while learning about the numerous features and uses of this amazing tool which allows both teachers and students to create and share their learning across the globe.

Let’s Be Chrometastic Together! (1 hr) Amy Semifero

With so many web browsing options, why is Chrome the best browser for you and your students? In this informative session on Google Chrome, you’ll learn why it’s the most powerful browser on the entire World Wide Web! Explore my list of MUST HAVE Chrome apps and extensions for your students to possess in their Chrometastic toolbox!

Goofy for GAFE: Tips & Tricks (1 hr) Amy Semifero

Are you already using the Google Apps for Education (GaFE) Suite, such as Drive or Docs, in your work environment? Want to go more in depth and be totally Goofy for GaFE? This intermediate level class will teach you a wide variety of invaluable GaFE tips and tricks! Come and be Goofy for GaFE with me!