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    Eastchester Educational Technology Professional Development Opportunities 2021-2022

    Small Group Instruction Cohort Sign up: Small Group Instruction K-5 Cohort 

    Goal:
    The focus of this cohort for K-5 teachers is to help integrate Chromebooks into small group instruction. This will include the application of a station rotation model and the use of choice boards and playlists. Teachers will be encouraged to create small groups based on NWEA data. Also addressed will be methods for creating and implementing general lessons for small group participation.
    Other topics to address are:
    >digital literacy and citizenship
    >classroom management (using technology)
    >use of the LMS

    Structure: A 2-hour introductory session with the entire group will be offered on January 3 (Conference PD Day) over Zoom. Over the course of the next 4 weeks, teachers (or teams of teachers) will meet individually (over Zoom) with the facilitator to apply what they learned in the large group session to their individual practice. These sessions will be scheduled with the consultant at the teacher’s convenience (prep time, before or after school). The follow-up sessions could be 10 minutes or 30-40 minutes, depending on the need. Teachers can take an existing lesson and modify it with a new approach or can create a new lesson. As they implement the lesson with students, they will reflect on how it impacted instruction.

     

    1:1 Classroom Cohort: 1:1 Classroom Cohort Instructors 6-12  

    Goal:
    The focus of this cohort of secondary teachers is to help manage and structure the 1:1 classroom in an “in school” setting. Now that all students have devices while in school, teachers face the challenge of how to leverage them successfully.  This cohort will focus on strategies and instructional models that foster the use of these devices efficiently and effectively.

    Some topics to be addressed include:

    >classroom management (using technology) and use of the LMS
    >the 4 Cs (creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking)
    >overview of tools that work well in this setting, including content creation tools
    >instructional models such as HyperDoc, Choice Boards and playlists
    >digital citizenship

    Structure: The 1 :1 cohort will take place over a 4-week period, and will kick off with a 90-minute “keynote” session over Zoom on January 3 (Conference PD Day).  Following this session, teachers or teams of teachers can set up appointments with the consultant to brainstorm and plan a lesson(s) or activity that includes key ideas and strategies covered in the presentation.  These meetings will be scheduled at the teacher’s convenience (before or after school, during prep time, etc.).  As teachers implement the lesson(s) in class, they will share their successes and challenges with the consultant and the others in the cohort.  A Google Classroom for members of the cohort will be set up with resources teachers can access and as a collaborative space for the members of the cohort to share ideas with each other.

     

    Winter & Spring Technology Professional Learning Session 2022

    Please register for sessions by logging into AESOP and using the SWB\LHRIC course catalog.  These apps will also be used as part of the Cohort for K-5 small group instruction and the 1:1 classroom instruction, where the focus will be on integrating these apps into your lessons and how to create new lessons using these apps.  

    Registration Link for Winter/Spring PD Sessions

    Kami Pro: Three Sessions

    • Part 1:  February 3, 2022: 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm -   In this session, participants will learn the basics of Kami, the versatile app for distributing, annotating and managing PDF documents.  Covered in this session will be: the toolbars, how to distribute and collect documents using Google Classroom, and customizing the Toolbar for students.  Participants will work hands-on with the tools.

    • Part 2:  February 8, 2022: 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm -  In this session, participants will learn about the more advanced tools: adding videos, adding voice or video comments, and creating screencasts ( students can explain their answers and their thinking!) Learn how to use Kami as a whiteboard in large group instruction. Questions will be addressed. The workshop will include hands-on participation.

    • Part 3:  February 15, 2022: 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm - In this final session, participants will learn how to scan documents that are non-text based, combine multiple documents into one document for distribution to students, and leverage Kami as a collaborative communication tool for students and teachers. Questions will be addressed and hands-on activities used.

    PearDeck: Two Sessions

    • Part 1:  March 8, 2022: 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm - Give every student in your class a voice with PearDeck.  It’s the perfect tool to present material to students, while also collecting information from them and allowing them to respond to your questions anonymously from their peers, but with accountability to you.  The district has the premium version which gives you access to the Teacher Dashboard, a valuable tool for assessing and communicating with students.  The first session will cover the basics: how to set up a PearDeck session, add interactivity, run a session live in class, while monitoring student progress. Hands-on practice included.
    • Part 2:  March 22, 2022: 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm - In Part 2, participants will learn some of the more advanced features of PearDeck:  Student Takeaways, Google Classroom Integration, Flashcard Factory and the vast collection of templates in all content areas. Learn how to run student-paced activities to use in class or as homework.  Questions will be answered and hands-on activities included.

     Ed Puzzle: One Session

    • March 29, 2022: 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm - This versatile tool allows you to push videos out to students with annotations, images, links, open-ended, and MC questions.  Teachers can edit the video by eliminating sections and can scaffold the videos with their own content.  Students are prohibited from skipping ahead, and their responses are collected for teachers to review.  While this can be used as an assessment tool, it is better utilized as a learning tool, allowing students to focus on the video content that you have identified as being most essential for your learning outcomes. 

    FlipGrid: Two Sessions

    • Part 1:  April 6, 2022: 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm - Flipgrid just keeps getting better and more robust.  New features are added all the time. In the first session, participants will learn the basics of FlipGrid: how to set up an assignment, distribute it to students, collect responses, and explore the many settings offered, such as commenting, sharing responses and adding features like stickers and filters. Hands-on practice will be an essential part of this session.

    • Part 2:  April 20, 2022: 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm - In Part 2, participants will explore the advanced features of FlipGrid, such as the whiteboard, the screencasting ability, and the amazing collection of ideas that others have shared for integrating this tool into any content area.  Respected educational partners such as EPIC, Wonderopolis, Scholastic, BBC Learning and more provide lessons that you can modify for your class. Many respected museums (The Met, Intrepid and more) partner with FlipGrid to inspire you and your students. 

     

    Teacher Access Center Gradebook Professional Development 2021-2022

    Register for Gradebook Training on MLP in AESOP

    Teacher Gradebook Overview

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: February 7, 2022  02:40 PM  

    During this session you will be introduced to the Gradebook and the features within the Gradebook.  How to use a Gradebook and set up Gradebook.  

    Who Should Attend:  All Instructors grades 6-12 responsible for entering grades, quizzes and posting assignments.

    Register in advance for this meeting: (CTLE Credits will be applied) 

    https://lhric-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlf-CorTgjGtfEhL9C0kMGzMk1ge_A2TrU

    Teacher Gradebook Overview

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: April 5 , 2022  02:40 PM  

    During this session you will be introduced to the Gradebook and the features within the Gradebook.  How to use a Gradebook and set up Gradebook.  

    Who Should Attend:  All Instructors grades 6-12 responsible for entering grades, quizzes and posting assignments.

    Register in advance for this meeting: (CTLE Credits will be applied) 

    https://lhric-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkcOuprzssHdHrWbtn-VQfoL3jCEA5vfDZ

    Teacher Gradebook Overview

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: May 11, 2022  02:40 PM  

    During this session you will be introduced to the Gradebook and the features within the Gradebook.  How to use a Gradebook and set up Gradebook.  

    Who Should Attend:  All Instructors grades 6-12 responsible for entering grades, quizzes and posting assignments.

    Register in advance for this meeting: (CTLE Credits will be applied) 

    https://lhric-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vc-usrzMuGNI5bHozS4BTx2XF3HXyb6bq

     

    Teacher Access Center Gradebook Professional Development Fall 2021-2022

    Session 1: Teacher Gradebook Overview

    Introduction and Overview

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Nov 15, 2021 02:40 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

    During this session you will be introduced to the Gradebook and the features within the Gradebook.  How to use a Gradebook and set up Gradebook.  Each session should last between 30 and 45 minutes.

    Who Should Attend:  All Instructors grades 6-12 responsible for entering grades, quizzes and posting assignments.

      

    Session 1A: Hands On Workshop and Follow up 

    Teacher Gradebook Followup Workshop

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Nov 22, 2021 02:40 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    After attending the introduction and overview session, you can sign up to participate in this hands-on workshop.  This time will be spent answering specific questions and working on features of the Gradebook that you wish to have additional assistance with.

     

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     Session 2:  Teacher Gradebook Overview

    Introduction and Overview

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: December 6, 2021 02:40 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

    During this session you will be introduced to the Gradebook and the features within the Gradebook.  How to use a Gradebook and set up Gradebook.  Each session should last between 30 and 45 minutes.

    Who Should Attend:  All Instructors grades 6-12 responsible for entering grades, quizzes and posting assignments.

    Register in advance for this meeting: (CTLE Credits will be applied) 

    https://lhric-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdemsrzMuHNyTpLxTCT1PRfLm4bIBc1ux

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     

     Session 2A: Hands On Workshop and Follow up 

    Teacher Gradebook Followup Workshop

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: December 13, 2021 02:40 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    After attending the introduction and overview session, you can sign up to participate in this hands-on workshop.  This time will be spent answering specific questions and working on features of the Gradebook that you wish to have additional assistance with.

    Register in advance for this meeting: (CTLE Credits will be applied)

    https://lhric-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpduirpz4oHdy4DKbTjJisa9p6c82PuwUH

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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