North Reading Digital Learning: Tech Buzz Professional Development Session List 2018-19

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Below is the list of Tech Buzz offerings. Tech Buzz: Digital Learning Professional Development will make technology professional development easier to attend and manage within your schedule.

It also supports the "Technology Professional Practice Goal".

This list is also available at : http://bit.ly/techbuzzsessions

December

Session Title

Short Description

Digital Learning Specialist

Date & Time

Room Location

School

SAS Writing Reviser

Kathy Dasho

December 13, 2018

Ms. Murdoch’s room 2nd floor MS

SmartBoard Tips & Tricks

for Teachers

Join me as we explore some tips and tricks on making your SMARTboard lessons

run smoothly. This session will include some basic troubleshooting techniques to

help you become an expert in getting the best out of your SMARTboard.

Sam Anthony

11/18/2018

Library

January

Session Title

Short Description

Digital Learning Specialist

Date & Time

Room Location

School

SAS Writing Reviser

Learn to use Writing Reviser and show students how to correct and improve their writing skills.

Kathy Dasho

Jan. 24

110

HS

Orange Slice Rubric Creator

Use this session to learn how to create and use your own rubric and align it with Google Classroom to correct student work.

Kathy Dasho

Jan. 31

110

HS

Google Sheets

Learn tips and tricks to using Google Sheets with your students.

Helen Kelley

January 11

Media Center

Little

Chromebooks in the Classroom

Jim Sgroi

Jan. 16

Media Center

MS/HS

Google Slides

During this session you will learn how to make engaging slideshows, that include links, images and videos, for students and parents.

Chris Lindsay

Jan. 17 - 3:15-4:15pm

Media Center

Batch

Kahoot for Student Assessment

Bring a topic that you would like to assess and we will create a Kahoot so you can gauge student understanding in an interactive and fun way.

Chris Lindsay

Jan. 31 -

3:15-4:15pm

Media Center

Batch

GAFE Series

Overview

Introduction & Overview of Google Applications for Education

Sam Anthony

January 7

4:00-5:00

Library

Hood

GAFE Series: Google Docs

In this session we will take a closer look at Google Docs

Sam Anthony

January 14

3:00-4:00

Library

Hood

GAFE Series:

Slides

In this session we will take a closer look at Google Slides

Sam Anthony

January 28

3:00-4:00

Library

Hood

February

Session Title

Short Description

Digital Learning Specialist

Date & Time

Room Location

School

GAFE Series:

Google Sites used to Create Educator Evaluation Sites

In this session we will take a closer look at Google Sites with a focus on creating Educator Evaluation Sites

Sam Anthony

February 11

3:00-4:00

Library

Hood

Adobe Spark: Transform your ideas into stunning visual stories

Adobe Spark is a creative tool that your students (and you) can use to tell stories, write papers, create graphics and videos, share ideas, and more. This session will show you how to integrate Adobe Spark into your lessons while fostering student creativity.

Jim Sgroi

February 13

2:30-3:30

Media Center Classroom

MS/HS

Discovering online books for kids- Epic

Discover resources for online books for your students.  Teachers will make Epic accounts for their classrooms as well as explore other sites.

Helen Kelley

February 27

7:45-8:45

Media Center

Little

Implementing Seesaw in Your Classroom

Come see how you can use Seesaw to bring student portfolios and a stronger home connection into your classroom. This session will both introduce teachers to Seesaw and help move teachers to the next level of their Seesaw use.

Chris Lindsay

February 8

7:45-8:45am

Media Center

Batch

Google Sheets for Teachers

Google Sheets is a valuable organizational tool for teachers. This session will help teachers become more comfortable with entering data into a spreadsheet and how to manipulate the data, share it and create reports.

Chris Lindsay

February 28

3:15-4:15 pm

Media Center

Batch

Orange Slice Teacher Rubric Creator

Use this session to learn how to create and use your own rubric and align it with Google Classroom to correct student work.

Kathy Dasho

Feb 14

2:30 - 3:30

Rm. 110 HS

High School or Middle School

Creating a Quiz in  Plus Portals

Building a quiz involves defining settings (such as quiz duration,

due date, publish date, and student/parent visibility), adding

sections to the quiz, and adding questions to each section. You

can choose from several question formats, including multiple choice, essay, file upload, and true or false. You can also add the quiz to the Gradebook.

Kathy Dasho

Feb. 28

2:30-3:30

Rm. 110 HS

High School or Middle School

March

Session Title

Short Description

Digital Learning Specialist

Date & Time

Room Location

School

GAFE Series:

Google Classroom

In this session we will take a closer look at Google Classroom and how to use this tool with Quizlet, ReadWorks Digital and Khan Academy

Sam Anthony

March 4

3:00-4:00

Library

Hood

Google Slides

During this session you will learn how to make engaging slideshows for students and parents, that include links, images and videos.

Chris Lindsay

March 14

3:15-4:15

Library

Batch

GAFE Series:

Google Forms used to Create Assessments

In this session we will take a closer look at Google Forms and how we can use this tool for various assessments such as surveys and graded quizzes

Sam Anthony

March 18

3:00-4:00

Library

Hood

Orange Slice Teacher Rubric Creator

Use this session to learn how to create and use your own rubric and align it with Google Classroom to correct student work.

Kathy Dasho

March 21

2:30-3:30

Rm. 110

High School

Exploring AR/VR

In this session will explore augmented reality and virtual reality.  Participants will leave with some ideas on classroom integration

Helen Kelley

March 27

7:30-8:30

Media Center

Little School

Creating a Quiz in  Plus Portals

Building a quiz involves defining settings (such as quiz duration,

due date, publish date, and student/parent visibility), adding

sections to the quiz, and adding questions to each section. You

can choose from several question formats, including multiple choice, essay, file upload, and true or false. You can also add the quiz to the Gradebook

Kathy Dasho

March 28

2:30-3:30

Rm. 110

High School

Flipping The Classroom: Developing Engaging Videos For Your Lessons

In this professional development session participants will learn how to:

1. Develop your own lesson videos to flip your lessons/classroom using available district resources to record their own video classes or smaller mini-videos for a specific lesson.

2. Participants will also learn how to manage the necessary infrastructure for hosting a flipped lesson/classroom.

Jim Sgroi

March 27

2:30-3:30

Media Center Classroom

Middle/High School

April

Session Title

Short Description

Digital Learning Specialist

Date & Time

Room Location

School

Digitizing Daily Five

Using online resources to enhance your students’ learning and engagement

Increase your students’ engagement and understaing by incorporating  online resources such as Epic, Digital ReadWorks, Quizlet, Spelling City, Whooo’s Reading? Along with some Google extensions such as Read&Write, and Voice Typing

Sam Anthony

April 1

3:00-4:00

Library

Hood

Makerspace Session 1

In this first of two sessions we will work individually to curate makerspace lessons.  Resources will be shared for optimal searching.

Helen Kelley

April 3 7;30-8:30

Media Center

Little

QR Code Scavenger Hunts in the Classroom

Come learn how to create QR codes so you can integrate technology and movement into your daily instruction.

Chris Lindsay

April 11 3:15-4:15 pm

Media Center

Batch

Makerspace Session 2

In this second of two sessions we will share the lessons we previously curated and organize them to align with grade level standards.

Helen Kelley

April 30 7:30-8:30

Media Center

Little

Creating a Quiz in  Plus Portals

Lean how to create a quiz using PlusPortals Quiz Creator. Students can take the quiz and the grades will automatically pour into your gradebook. Once and done!

Kathy Dasho

April 25   2:30 - 3:30

Rm. 110 or your classroom

MS/HS

Videos for Students and Teachers

Use Video Recorder built into Chrome or add-ons such as Screencastify to create videos for your students or assign to students as assessment or as a tool for personalization.

Kathy Dasho

April 11  2:30 - 3:30

Rm. 110 or your classroom

MS/HS

Demonstrating Knowledge: Getting Away From Traditional Presentations

In this session, we will explore the UDL philosophy of giving students choice as to how they can demonstrate competency using different digital products.

Jim Sgroi

April 10 2:30-3:30

Media Center or your classroom

MS/HS

May

Session Title

Short Description

Digital Learning Specialist

Date & Time

Room Location

School

Videos for Students and Teachers

Use Video Recorder built into Chrome or add-ons such as Screencastify to create videos for your students or assign to students as assessment or as a tool for personalization.

Kathy Dasho

May 23   2:30 - 3:30

110 or your classroom

MS/HS

Creating a Quiz in  Plus Portals

Lean how to create a quiz using PlusPortals Quiz Creator. Students can take the quiz and the grades will automatically pour into your gradebook. Once and done

Kathy Dasho

May 30   2:30 - 3:30

110 or your classroom

MS/HS

June

Session Title

Short Description

Digital Learning Specialist

Date & Time

Room Location

School

Summer Offerings

Session Title

Short Description

Digital Learning Specialist

Date & Time

Room Location

School