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Supporting Mentor/Mentee Teacher Partnerships

Creating guidelines and having an open dialogue are two important factors to building a professional foundation between a mentor and mentee, strengthening the relationship. In this course, we will look at how you can build a partnership foundation and utilize technology to collaborate, schedule, and set goals for students.

Resources for Virtual Field Trips

Field trips can be incredibly enriching for students, but they are not always an option for teachers. In this course, we will explore how teachers can create interactive virtual field trips for students as well as how to use these trips to maximize student learning and engagement.

Building Cultural Awareness Through Oral History Projects

Understanding and recognizing that our classmates have different values shaped by diverse backgrounds can be learned through the use of oral history projects. In this session, we will discuss building cultural awareness in the classroom by utilizing Audacity to create meaningful oral history projects.

Going Further with UBTech

In this session, we will move further with UBTech by taking a look at the UKIT Advanced, where students will have the opportunity to dive deeper into the mechanics, electronics, and programming behind high-tech robotics. The Advanced kit includes an introduction to circuitry and electrical engineering, as well as text-based coding.

Structuring Independent Study in the Secondary Classroom

In this session, we will learn about allowing your students time to choose a side project to work on in the classroom, giving them autonomy over their learning and purpose to their education. This is a great option that can be implemented at any time of year, especially as the year is winding down. It's also a great way to continue building skill sets as well as letting the students explore what interests them.

Designing 3D Family Crests

Many students have become interested in researching their family history or genealogy over the last few years as advances in information technology have brought our family trees to our fingertips. In this session, we will discuss how to incorporate 3D design and printing into your science or social studies lessons on DNA, genealogy, family history, and our forefathers as we research and create family crests that can tell a story about our students' families.

Digital Citizenship for 21st Century Learners

In the blink of an eye, the need for access to online learning tools was pushed to the forefront of education. Students, teachers, and parents alike had to reimagine the process of learning. 21st century learners have grown up in the digital age, where they have been exposed to all different kinds of technology. Utilizing this technology in a safe, respectful and educational manner is many times overlooked. In this session, we will take a look at the quickly changing digital landscape and how we can educate students of all ages on the importance of positive digital citizenship.

UBTech Basics

Get your students on the path to developing real-world skills that can solve real-world problems by getting comfortable with incorporating robotics and coding into any classroom! Exposing your students to coding as well as teamwork experiences that will boost their engagement in group engineering and problem solving activities. Join us in exploring the possibilities of incorporating UBTech into your curriculum.

Tools for Creating an Accessible Google Form

Google Forms is a great tool for teachers. You can use it to collect and grade quizzes, gather feedback from students, and more. But what do you do if you have students who struggle with web accessibility? Join us to discover how you can create accessible forms that can help students with disabilities remain engaged in classroom activities.

Presidential Film Festival

Have your students educate their peers, parents, the entire school, or the district about the importance of celebrating President's Day! Join us to learn how you can utilize technologies such as Screencastify or Flipgrid to have your students record themselves acting out important scenes from Lincoln's presidency. Then, discover how student work can be pushed out to the school and parents as a Presidential Film Festival!

Project-Based Learning (PBL) with Google

Join us as we explore how Google can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. We'll cover how you can use Google Workspace for Education to create PBL activities that promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom. In this course, we'll focus on features that support research, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom.

Using CAD Design in Your Social Studies Classroom

Part of a students experience in a social studies classroom is learning about the arts and architecture in various cultures throughout history. In this session, you will learn how you can easily implement available computer-aided design (CAD) technologies into your art & architecture lessons to get students thinking creatively.

zSpace Basics

zSpace provides an immersive 3D experience for your learners - and allows you to touch on multiple STEM disciplines by using zSpace's fantastic educational software and resources. From understanding what you get out of the box, to how it can be utilized in all of your core classes, to an overview of the pre-installed applications, and its connection to Social Emotional Learning.  Join our session to learn everything you need to know to hit the ground running with zSpace.

Fostering Cultural Awareness in Your Students

Influencing the way students view the world, and how they connect with the people they meet, is just as important as learning how to read, write, and solve math problems. In this session, we'll look at some tips and tricks to help teachers foster supportive learning environments where students of all cultures feel included. We'll also discuss how to incorporate cultural differences into activities and lessons that help students become even more well-rounded members of their own community

Using Google Forms for Assessment

Google Forms is one of the most versatile tools Google has to offer. In this course, we'll go over things like collecting data, conducting peer reviews, and creating formative assessments. Join us to explore the variety of ways that Google Forms can be implemented in your classroom to meet your assessment needs.

Google Classroom Setup for Parents on the iPad

A quick overview for parents on how they can easily setup Google Classroom for their student on their iPad.