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Professional Development Workshops

We offer a wide variety of professional development opportunities at Western Reserve Public Media. Our licensed educators are also available to provide workshops onsite. Contact education services for more information on customized onsite professional development.

Professional Development Workshops
Unless otherwise noted, workshops are full day 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Some workshops are offered multiple times. Choose the date that works best for you.
 

 

Ready, Set, GOogle
Improving Productivity

Attend this workshop and learn how you can create customized digital forms and integrate with add ons to more efficiently record observations, keep statistical data and organize documentation. Great for administrators and special ed services. Leave with your form ready to use on your mobile device or computer.  

$50 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
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Ready, Set, GOogle
Google Add On’s and Apps.

Are you using the basic features of Google with your class and looking to further maximize its use in the classroom? Google Add on’s and Apps takes your Google classroom to the next level. Learn the difference between Apps and Add on’s, where to find and evaluate these tools, and discover ones you will want to use with your class. Leave with at least one new Add On and App you will be ready to use in your classroom.
***Prerequisite: basic knowledge of Google***

$50 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Note: this is a half day workshop
Thursday, Jan. 19, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
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The One iPad Classroom – Pre-K-5
One ipad for one classroom? No problem. One iPad combined with a simple App called Reflector will transform your classroom! Become more fluent on your iPad while learning how to turn your 1 iPad classroom into a tool for collaborative learning experiences, digital storytelling, and creating rich multimedia artifacts. You will have fun in this hands on, interactive workshop and leave with implementation ideas ready to go. Optional pricing available to include iPad with the workshop.

$75 per attendee for all Ohio school districts. (iPad can be included for an additional cost. Please call for pricing.)

Tuesday, Jan. 24
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“Make”ing it Possible
Kano and Scratch – Grade 2-6

The Kano is a computer kit powered by Raspberry Pi and designed specifically for “the young and the young at heart”. Kano offers a simple, fun way to” make and play with technology, and take control of the world around you.” Build your very own Kano computer in this workshop and then learn how to use Scratch, a programming language designed to teach coding to children.

If you ever thought you might want to build a computer and learn how to code, but never thought you could, this workshop is for you. Leave feeling like a kid again, along with your Kano computer and ideas for implementation back in the classroom. Cost includes Kano Computer.

$390.00 includes your own Kano Computer kit to take back to the classroom. (Class only cost $90.00)

Wednesday, Jan. 25
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“Make”ing it Possible
Scribbler 3D Pen and SketchUp

Having the resources to create your ideas visually is imperative in a Makerspace. Creating a 3-D model first creates an opportunity for initial troubleshooting and problem solving before taking a project to the next level. We will show you how you can use The Scribbler 3-D pen and the software SketchUp (Free for Ohio Schools from INFOhio) that can become a part of your Makerspace. Attendees will receive their own Scribbler 3D pen to take with them back to the classroom and information on how they can get SketchUp free at their school from INFOhio.

$160.00 includes your own Scribble Pen and filament to take back to the classroom. (Class only cost $90.00)

Thursday, Jan. 26
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Ready, Set, GOogle
Google Classroom

Creating, distributing, collecting and grading assignments just got  easier with Google Classroom. You will learn  how to set up your classroom, and maximize the features ins Google Classroom resulting in less paper and more efficiency. Next learn how to design and create a digital lesson  (hyperdoc) using Google. Participants will leave with digital lesson ready to be assigned in their Google Classroom.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Tuesday, Jan. 31
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Ready, Set, GOogle
Google Forms

Start as a beginner, leave as a power user.  Google Forms can be used for assessment, diversified learning, surveys, and more. You can even create conditional branching. Come out and learn all the things you can do with Google Forms and leave with forms you can use right away in your classroom.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
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“Make”ing it Possible
MAKE”ing it Possible with a Makerspace – Grades K-5

Keep hearing about Maker spaces but not sure exactly what one is or how you could create one in your classroom? Need ideas for your Makerspace? This workshop is designed for K-5 educators who want to learn more about the Maker Movement and get ideas for their classroom. Spend time with colleagues trying different hands on activities, evaluate different products for your classroom, and participate in discussions with fellow Maker Educators. Leave with ideas and resources to MAKE things possible in your classroom.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Thursday, Feb. 9
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iPad Innovation Nation – K-5
Having iPads in your classroom as a center or 1-1 will can transform your classroom in ways you never thought possible. It is easy to see the iPad as a device for skill and drill practice and word processing. Hang on as we learn how your iPad is a tool for generating multimedia artifacts, creative evidence of student knowledge, and a blank slate for creativity.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts. (iPad can be included for an additional cost. Please call for pricing.)

Tuesday, Feb. 21
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Ready, Set, GOogle
Google For The Very Beginner

Not sure what this means or where to begin? Great! We will introduce you to Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets, Presentations,and Forms. Along the way you will create a few make and takes to try out in your class when you are ready. Participants will leave with an overview of the different main features of Google Drive and how they can be utilized in the classroom.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
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“Make”ing it Possible
Scratch

Originally developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab Scratch has stood the test of time as one of the best FREE online programming tools for students in grades 3-8. Scratch teaches block based programming which enables students to create a variety of media including interactive stories, art, simulations, games and more. Learn Scratch, and develop lessons for your class with this cross curricular innovative software. Scratch can also be used to create programs with Makey Makey.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Tuesday, March 7
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“Make”ing it Possible
SketchUp

SketchUp is a 3-D modeling software with a wide variety range of applications. The PRO version is available FREE to Ohio schools Attend this introductory workshop, learn the basic features of SketchUp. Leave with your first 3-D model along with resources and ideas for use back at your school.

Thursday, March 9
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$martPath Financial Literacy Training – Grades 1-6
The University of Cincinnati's Economics Center will be hosting a workshop on $martPath, our new, online teaching resource for grades 1-6 geared towards economic and financial education. We will give a tutorial of the tool and discuss ways to implement $martPath in your classroom. Attendees will receive a $75 gift card for participating and an additional $75 after implementing $martPath! $martPath is an engaging, interactive and easy-to-use way for elementary school teachers to embed relevant and fun economic and financial education in their classrooms. All $martPath units of study: Are relevant and deliver on Ohio Learning Standards outcomes Include embedded assessment so you can track and report on student progress Are fun, simple-to-run and quick so they fit into your teaching program Are high-quality, interactive and engaging This workshop is being held in partnership with Western Reserve Public Media (WRPM) located in Kent, Ohio. In addition to the $martPath training, this workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about teaching resources available to them through Western Reserve Public Media. *Attendees will receive a $75 gift card for participating and an additional $75 after implementing $martPath!*

FREE to all Ohio School Districts!!!
*Attendees will receive a $75 gift card for participating and an additional $75 after implementing $martPath!*

Tuesday, March 7, 4-6 p.m.
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“Make”ing it Possible
MAKE”ing it Possible with a Makerspace –
Grades 6-8
Keep hearing about Maker spaces but not sure exactly what one is or how you could create one in your classroom? Need ideas for your Makerspace? This workshop is designed for grade 6-8 educators who want to learn more about the Maker Movement and get ideas for their classroom. Spend time with colleagues trying different hands on activities, evaluate different products for your classroom, participate in discussions with fellow Maker Educators. Leave with a plan to MAKE things possible in your classroom.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Friday, March 10
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Ready, Set, GOogle
Google Classroom

Creating, distributing, collecting and grading assignments just got  easier with Google Classroom. You will learn  how to set up your classroom, and maximize the features ins Google Classroom resulting in less paper and more efficiency. Next learn how to design and create a digital lesson  (hyperdoc) using Google. Participants will leave with digital lesson ready to be assigned in their Google Classroom.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Tuesday, March 14
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Ready, Set, GOogle
Google For The Very Beginner

Not sure what this means or where to begin? Great! We will introduce you to Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets, Presentations,and Forms. Along the way you will create a few make and takes to try out in your class when you are ready. Participants will leave with an overview of the different main features of Google Drive and how they can be utilized in the classroom.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Thursday, March 16
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The One iPad Classroom – Pre-K-5
One ipad for one classroom? No problem. One iPad combined with a simple App called Reflector will transform your classroom! Become more fluent on your iPad while learning how to turn your 1 iPad classroom into a tool for collaborative learning experiences, digital storytelling, and creating rich multimedia artifacts. You will have fun in this hands on, interactive workshop and leave with implementation ideas ready to go. Optional pricing available to include iPad with the workshop.

$75 per attendee for all Ohio school districts. (iPad can be included for an additional cost. Please call for pricing.)

Tuesday, March 21
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Computer Science for Elementary School from Code.org
Code.org and Western Reserve PBS are hosting a no cost, one-day workshop for K-5 educators interested in teaching computer science. This elementary school curriculum allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. Classroom courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” classroom activities that require no computer. Each course consists of 20 lessons. The workshop will cover courses 1-3 and offer supplies needed to teach the courses.

Free

Thursday, May 11
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Happy Scratch Day !!!
SCRATCH CELEBRATION!! May 12
Celebrate Global Scratch day with us! Attend this unique event where there something for everyone, Beginner to Advanced. From workshops to demonstrations, poster sessions and more, you will leave scratching your head full of new ideas. Stay tuned for applications to present and volunteer opportunities.

Free

Friday, May 12
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