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Technology Sessions for 2011-2012

* All sessions are from 3:30pm-5pm unless otherwise stated.

* You must sign up for a session that you wish to attend. Go to the Technology for Employees section on
the website to sign up for a session.
* Sessions with less than 5 participants signed up as of the day before a session may be cancelled.
Title/Description Dates Location

Project Based Learning

HS Comp.
Nov. 2, 2011
Participants: Elementary/MS/HS Teachers

Participants will develop a project based learning activity that incorporates the
use of wikispaces by their students. Participants will develop a project that Elem.
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involves research of various topics that are related to the overall main topic. Comp. Lab
Participants will be setting up a wikispace that is specific to the project their
students will be completing. Students will research their chosen or assigned
topic and then use the wikispace to store their information and/or complete the HS Comp.
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project. Participants will be establishing the project description, specific learner Lab
tasks, project outcomes, and the rubric and/or scoring guide for assessing the
project and student effort.

* Participants must attend both sessions within the same month and are Elem.
March 15, 2012
encouraged to attend one of the scheduled reflections sessions (date of their Comp. Lab

HS Comp.
Sept. 14, 2011
Moodle - Creating Online Activities Lab

Participants: MS/HS Teachers Dec. 15, 2011
Comp. Lab
Participants will practice creating online learning activities other than quiz Sat. Jan. 21, 2012 HS Comp.
assessments for their students to complete online. Some of the activities include 9am – 12pm Lab
book activities, lesson activities, group blogs, and collaborative writing spaces
for the online learners. All dates will have different material presented. HS Comp.
April 11, 2012

Digital Storytelling Oct. 5, 2011 – HS Comp.

Reading & SS Lab
Participants: All Staff
Sat. Nov. 5, 2011 Elem.
During this session participants will learn about and practice integrating writing 9am – 12pm Comp. Lab
into other content areas while using an age appropriate web 2.0 tool to create
their digital story. Participants will create a writing piece in a given content area
and then choose the tool from a list to create the digital story. Jan. 24, 2012 – Elem.
Science & Math Comp. Lab
DS in Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies
DS in Science and Math March 20, 2012 – HS Comp.
DS in Arts/ Music/ Phys Ed/ Vocational All Other Areas Lab

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Podcasting Elem.
Oct. 18, 2011
Comp. Lab
Participants: Elementary/MS/HS Teachers
Participants will create a podcast using a story they have written themselves. Oct. 27, 2011
Comp. Lab
After creating a practice podcast in order to learn how to use the software,
audacity, and participants will practice creating podcasts for students to listen to
as part of assessment pieces, study guides, or in general classroom lectures. Elem.
Feb. 7, 2012
Participants will then brainstorm and develop an activity to use in their Comp. Lab
* Participants must attend both sessions held within the same month and are Feb. 23, 2012
Comp. Lab
encouraged to attend one of the reflection sessions as well.

Classroom Website Aug. 8th, 2011

HS Comp.
9am – 12pm
Participants: All Staff (Mixed Level)

Beginner Sessions (and 3 hour Sessions):

Participants will learn how to design pages to provide a variety of content on one Sept. 8, 2011 HS Comp.
particular page. After practicing with the design of the pages, participants will Beginner Level Lab
add content to that page. Participants will be required to bring with them,
classroom material other than a syllabus that they would like to put online.
Participants will work on 1-3 different pages during the session depending on Dec. 7, 2011
HS Comp.
time and ability. (3 hrs sessions will work on more pages.) Intermediate
Intermediate Session:
Participants will learn about setting up pages that allow the outside user to
Jan. 4, 2012 Elem.
comment and provide feedback on a particular page. There will also be practice
Beginner Level Comp. Lab
using a schoolwires form to collect date from the end user. Participants will then
learn how to add outside content to their pages such as youtube videos, google
docs, interactive games, flashcards, vokis and other web 2.0 widgets.
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Participants must be very comfortable with adding pages, changing page design, HS Comp.
and adding apps. Lab

Diigo – Online Bookmarking

Participants: All Staff Sept. 20, 2011
Comp. Lab
Creating bookmarks to share online resources with friends, coworkers, or your
students. Participants will learn how to create a bookmarking account so that no
matter what computer you are on, all of your bookmarks can be accessed from
the same location. Whenever a bookmark is stored, the user can add a
description to the bookmark, add tags to make searching easier, and share these Dec. 1, 2011 Elem.
bookmarks with others or with particular groups. After learning about your own Comp. Lab
account, participants will learn about creating student accounts so they can share
bookmarks with students and vice-versa to help with classroom projects.

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Quizdom Clickers

Participants: Elementary/MS/HS Teachers

HS Comp.
Participants will learn how to create questions that integrate the Quizdom Feb. 1, 2012 Lab
Clickers into their classroom. After practicing using the clickers, the participants
will create a lesson that incorporates the various questions that can be answered
using the clickers.

Reflection Sessions
January 19, 2012
Participants: Elementary/MS/HS Teachers Comp. Lab

Participants attending one of these sessions must have attended a previous

working session where they created a specific activity and then implemented this
activity into their classroom. Now you will share that activity and materials with Elem.
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others and reflect/share on the success or struggles that you encountered with Comp. Lab
that activity.

On Demand Technology Training - One on One Learning

Participants: All Staff

Participants who choose this option would be giving up their time during the
day, to meet with the technology coach for one of the following options:
• Option 1: to learn technology skills that are necessary and specific to that Staff
person Flexible Dates –
Location or
• Option 2: in order to plan, create, and implement a specific project within Tech.
through April
their class (es). Office

These meetings must be at least 30 minutes in length and have at least 3

meetings with the technology coach. Participants who choose this option must
schedule the meetings with the technology coach in advance to ensure date
availability. This option can only be done once per teacher with a maximum of
1.5 hrs being earned.

Book Study (this earns the full 7.5 hrs required)

Participants: Elementary/MS/HS Teachers

Title: Empowering Students with Technology by Alan November

Participants will participate in various discussion activities while reading the Online -
book, Empowering Students with Technology. When possible, participants will Online
integrate and implement the technology described in the book such as some of Only
through March
the following: skype to connect with another classroom, using primary sources
as digital resources, visual literacy, and online learning.
All participants must sign up by September 23, 2011 to allow time for books to
arrive. One meeting will be held after school for about 30 minutes after the
books arrive in mid-October.

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Calendar of Technology Sessions for 2011-2012

Month Session Title Session Date

August 1. Classroom Website – All Levels Monday, August 8, 2011
2. Classroom Website – Beginner Level Thursday, September 8, 2011
3. Moodle – Creating Online Activities Wednesday, September 14, 2011
4. Diigo – Online Bookmarking Tuesday, September 20, 2011
5. Book Study – Deadline to Sign Up Online Friday, September 23, 2011
6. Digital Storytelling – Reading and Social Studies Wednesday, October 5, 2011
October 7. Podcasting – Session A Part I Tuesday, October 18, 2011
8. Podcasting – Session A Part II Thursday, October 27, 2011
9. Project Based Learning – Session A Part I Wednesday, November 2, 2011
November 10. Digital Storytelling – All Disciplines Saturday, November 5, 2011
11. Project Based Learning – Session A Part II Tuesday, November 15, 2011
12. Diigo – Online Bookmarking Thursday, December 1, 2011
December 13. Classroom Website – Intermediate Level Wednesday, December 7, 2011
14. Moodle – Creating Online Activities Thursday, December 15, 2011
15. Classroom Website – Beginning Level Wednesday, January 4, 2012
16. Ref lection Session – Semester I Activities Thursday, January 19, 2012
17. Moodle – Creating Online Activities Saturday, January 21, 2012
18. Digital Storytelling – Science and Math Tuesday, January 24, 2012
19. Quizdom Clickers Wednesday, February 1, 2012
February 20. Podcasting – Session B Part I Tuesday, February 7, 2012
21. Podcasting – Session B Part II Thursday, February 23, 2012
22. Project Based Learning – Session B Part I Wednesday, March 7, 2012
March 23. Project Based Learning – Session B Part II Thursday, March 15, 2012
24. Digital Storytelling – Disciplines outside Core Subjects Tuesday, March 20, 2012
25. Moodle – Creating Online Activities Wednesday, April 11, 2012
April 26. Ref lection Session – Semester II Activities Thursday, April 19, 2012
27. Classroom Website – Intermediate Level Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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