Summer Staff Development Schedule
Web Based Assessment June 6, 1-4 PM Room 550, New Oxford High School. Participants in this workshop will be shown a variety of assessment tools to utilize in their classroom. Tools present will include Kahoot!, Socrative, Spiral, Poll Everywhere, and Plickers. Participants will leave with 1-2 assessments completed for use in the 16-17 school year. 2 hours Act 48 credit, Instructor Karen Sipe
Google Camp June 7. 8-4, Google Camp will be an all day event with workshops being offered at varied times
- 8-11 Google Classroom - Participants will set-up a Google Classroom
- 11-12 Google Calendar - Participants will learn how to utilized their calendar
- 1-2 Google Mail - Participants will establish their mail settings and learn how to utilize gmail.
- 2-4 Google Drive - Participants will learn how to create and share folders and files. Those with their own devices will also download Google Drive to the device and be shown how to transfer folders and files to it.
Discovery Education Camp June 8, 8-3, Lunch break 12-1, Participants will learn the ins and outs of Discovery Education’s site. Items covered will include searching for content, teacher tools, and strategies. Participants will leave the class with a variety of content organized for use in the 16-17 school year. 6 hours of Act 48 credit, Instructor Karen Sipe
Schoology Workshop - June 13, 8-1, Participants will be shown the basics of setting up a Schoology Course. This class is for those just getting started and it will be using the free version of Schoology. Participants will leave with an understanding of the capabilities of the free version of Schoology as well as a shell of their course. 5 hours of Act 48 credit, Instructor: Karen Sipe
Web-Based Tools for Home and School - June 14, 8-11, This course will include a collection of web-based tools that can be used to engage students in class as well as communicate with both students and parents outside of class. Participants will leave with the knowledge to establish resources for student and parent communications as well as tools for student engagement. Tools covered will include Class Dojo, Remind, Padlet, and Symbaloo, plus a few additional tools if time permits. 3 hours of Act 48 credit, 3 local credit hours Instructor: Karen Sipe
Digital Storytelling Tools - June 15, 8-2:30, Lunch break 12-12:30, This course will include the review of a number of Digital Storytelling Tools that teachers can use to creatively engage students and make real-world connections. Participants will leave with the knowledge of a variety of tools available. In addition, participants will create one digital storytelling activity. 5 hours of Act 48 credit, 5 local credit hours. Instructor: Karen Sipe
Google Classroom - August 2, 8-11 - Participants will set up their Google Classroom and learn how to use the features of Google Classroom with their students. Room 550 of the High School, 3 Act 48 Hours, Instructor: Karen Sipe
Google Docs/Drive - August 2, 1:30-3:30 - Participants will learn how to create and share the various types of Google Documents. Room 550 of the High School 2 Act 48 Hours, Instructor: Karen Sipe
Discovery Education - August 3, 8-11 - This will be an overview of Discovery Education and the many resources available to staff and students. Participants will learn how to set up their My Content within the DE site. In addition, users will be be aware of the many teacher tools available to them and how those tools can connect to Google via Google Classroom.Room 550 of the High School, 3 Act 48 Hours, Instructor: Karen Sipe
Assessment - August 3, 1-3 - This workshop will walk users through web-based assessment tools to use with their students. Tools showcased will be Kahoot!, Socrative and Plickers. Users will create an assessment to take back to their classroom. Room 550 of the High School, 2 Act 48 Hours, Instructor: Karen Sipe
Schoology - August 4, 8-11 - Participants will learn how to set up their Schoology site and add content to it. Room 550 of the High School, 3 Act 48 Hours, Instructor: Karen Sipe
Google Classroom Updates - New Feature Users Should Know About
Teachers are now able to ‘create polls for a wide variety of educational purposes including comprehension check in class and feedback gathering. You can easily create single or multiple-choice question polls right in your class stream and see who have and haven’t answered your polls.’_Click here for instructions.
The two main updates that were released for Classroom on iPad and Android are: the ability to save a post (e.g an assignment, question or announcement) as a draft and schedule it for a later posting; and the ability to re-use existing materials (e.g assignments or questions) from previous or actual posts. Additionally, for teachers and students using Classroom on Android, they are now able to see new notifications in the form of a red circle right in the Classroom menu. Click on any of the links below for more information posting and reusing of posts and notifications. If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact me. I would be happy to meet individually.
- Teachers can draft any type of post--assignment, question, and announcement—and save for posting at a later date. Teachers can attach YouTube videos and post to multiple classes.
- Teachers can reuse existing posts—assignments, questions, and announcements—from a current or previous class.
- On Android, teachers and students can configre notifications to immediately see any new notifications they have—a little red circle on the Classroom menu indicates that there are new notifications.
Here is one tip to share with your students. Students are now able to see their work in the class stream, on the class card and on the Work page. Here is how to view it on the Work page:
- 'Click and click Work.
- Click the title of the work to see any instructions or feedback.
- (Optional) To filter your work by class, at the top of the Work page, click All Classes and select a class.
- The work for the class you selected is listed.
- (Optional) To add a class comment, click Add class comment, enter your comment, and click Post.
- If a comment is already posted, click number class comments to see comments by your classmates or post your own comment.
- (Optional) To send your teacher a private comment, click Add private comment, enter your comment, and clickPost.
- (Optional) To see any work you already submitted, at the top of the Work page, click Done. If the work is graded, the grade is listed. If your teacher provided other feedback, you can see it by clicking the title of the work.'
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Eduspire Summer Courses at IU 12
· iPads in Special Education – July 13-14 and July 27-28, 2016
· Creating Effective Video for the Classroom – July 25 and 28, 2016
· iPads in Education – July 25 – 28, 2016
Please click on the link below (or see attached flyers) for specific times along with registration information, and pass on the information within your district. Check with your administrator prior to registering.
If you have any questions pertaining to the course or questions about registrations, please contact Karen Fry from Eduspire (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PBS Resources - Don't Forget about PBS - You can find lots of great resources there. Some are showcased below.
Discovering Poetry - Arthur - Grades PreK-4
Teaching children about poetry opens a whole new world of wonderful sounds and images. This fun activity from Arthur makes poetry accessible to young children by helping them to create their own poems about things that make them feel happy, sad, or mad. Click here to preview the activity.
The Poetry of Sylvia Plath - Literature - Grades 9-12
When many people think of Sylvia Plath, they first think about her struggles with mental illness and eventual suicide. This video from Crash Courser focuses on her contributions as a feminist poet and her ability to recreate the experiences of real life in a beautiful and relatable way. Click here to preview this material.
Stop Bullying - Another Resource from PBS
Looking for ways to reduce bullying among students at your school, both on school grounds and online? This article from Mind/Shift offers a restorative justice approach that treats bullying as a violation of shared values, rather than a character defect. Click here to read the article called Mind/Shift. In addition, when at this link, if you scroll down to below the article there are additional resources related to school climate.
Apps- Apps to Develop Spacial Reasoning
Pictorial is a free app. Click here for more information.
How quickly you can guess what pictures are hidden from you in the night sky full of stars?
Can you discover the story behind the dance of snowflakes in the arctic blizzard?
Will you be the first to solve the mystery of the pirate's map?
Flow Free® is a free and simple yet addictive puzzle game.
Connect matching colors with pipe to create a Flow®. Pair all colors, and cover the entire board to solve each puzzle. But watch out, pipes will break if they cross or overlap!
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