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Professional development ON DEMAND! Check out online and on-your-own-time trainings!

 

Looking for some professional development options that you can take on your own time?  Missed an earlier session or want to take a second look at it?  

Here's a list of workshops that are available from online sources, including recordings of some of our own recent Zoom sessions -- that you can view at any time.  Unless noted otherwise, clock hours are not currently available for viewing the recorded sessions.  (Also, check the current list of upcoming live Zoom events here.)

 

♦ Google Docs in the Classroom — This self-directed instruction from Darcie Jamieson will help you explore some of the key features of Google Docs and how to apply this resources in the classroom.  You'll learn how to manage sharing settings, set up tables and manipulate table preferences, examine ways to share Google Docs as collaborative documents with students, and use comments and editing to provide feedback to students.
For:  All school educators
Available August 1-31.  3 clock hours available.
Click here for registration.


♦ Google Forms in the Classroom
 
— Darcie Jamieson takes you through the paces of using Google Forms in your classroom work.  This self-directed offering will show you the basic functions of Google Forms, including how to create forms, quizzes, and surveys for your students, as well as developing computational thinking.
For:  All school educators
Available August 1-31.  3 clock hours available.
Click here for registration.
 

♦ Standards Gradebook
 —
Mary Rosenboom from our Student Records team shows tips and tricks in using the Standards Gradebook software.  This session covers basics such as displays, online assessments, message center, and reports.
For:  K-12 teachers who use Skyward Standards-based Grading/Gradebook
Approximate length:  2 hours (Recorded 4/3/2020)
Click here to view.  

♦ Supporting Motor Skills in the Classroom — Cara Nippert delves into practical tips and strategies for helping students with motor delays.  Among the topics covered:  typical motor development, supporting posture, selecting pencil grips, adapted scissors and paper, and strategies for pencil pressure, spacing, reversals, and line adherence.    
For:  Preschool to middle school teachers
Approximate length:  80 minutes (Recorded 4/15/2020)
Click here to view.


SWIS (School-Wide Information System) & Data-Based Decision Making  
—  Brandon Riddle from our School Climate Improvement program provides an introduction to SWIS -- a tool for data-based decision making -- and explains how it can be applied to make a positive impact at your school.
For:  K-12 staff members
Approximate length:  1 hour (Recorded 3/30/2020)
Click here to view.