Bennington teachers will receive a $100 stipend for each full-day workshop attended, and $50 for each half-day workshop attended. Access the registration form at https://goo.gl/forms/PVahRwmjwCbygUBF3.

July 31

Google Certification Workshop

Google offers teachers the opportunity to earn Google Educator status through online preparation materials and a performance-based exam. This workshop will help you prepare for the exam (either level 1 or level 2) and also give you an opportunity to take the exam with a little support. In addition to your compensation, the district will cover the cost of the exam.

August 1

        Streamlining Classroom Communication

Classroom teachers have a difficult job to get the attention of parents when it comes to making important announcements. Email works most of the time (for now), but what other means might you have to share what’s going on in your classroom with a wider audience? This workshop will focus on tools for increasing classroom communication including Seesaw, Class Dojo, Remind, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media in line with District procedures.

August 2

Amazing Race - Abby Fitzgerald

Take your students on a virtual journey across the world and connect it to your content area! Using a mixture of docs, sheets, forms, maps, and others, create an engaging unit or activity for your students where they complete tasks or challenges and race to the end! This is appropriate for all age levels and content areas. Work time will be provided in the afternoon if desired, or you can register for the Quizizz/Kahoot workshop.

Quizizz/Kahoot (Half Day)

Quizizz and Kahoot are popular options for classroom engagement and participation. If you haven’t ever used these tools or would like additional options for games, homework, and overall engagement, come check out these tools. This is a half-day workshop.

August 3

Breakout Boxes - Abby Fitzgerald, Julie Puck, and Konni in den Bosch

Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve. Speciality K-12 Breakouts can be used to teach core academic subjects including math, science, history, language arts and have embedded standards that apply problem solving strategies within a real world OR collaborative context. This is a half-day workshop.

Goose Chase - Vanessa Bos

GooseChase is an engaging way to bring scavenger hunts to the classroom. I want to share how to use this in a classroom setting, to assess, review, practice, and introduce new topics. Students can work in pairs, small groups, or individually and games can also be created to promote teamwork in the classroom. My 5th and 6th grade Math students love this and stay engaged throughout. This is a half-day workshop.

August 4

Creating with Chromebooks

Chromebooks are great tools for communication and collaboration, but sometimes teachers may struggle to come up with creative ways to create engaging multimedia projects with students. Participants in this workshop will learn how to use WeVideo for collaborative video editing, Adobe Spark for creative expression, Canva for graphic design, and Soundtrap for audio production. Teachers may receive a classroom subscription for Soundtrap or WeVideo as part of a year-long evaluation of the product. Note that this will require an additional time commitment during the school year. Contact Jason with questions.

August 7

        Mimio Basic Training

MimioStudio is the core of the Mimio interactive software suite. You will learn how to use the software to build engaging, interactive lessons for your students and also how to solve some common issues that may arise with the hardware to help keep you up and running.