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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
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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Experiencing the Immersive Holodeck Classroom
Information regarding this very exciting offering will be posted soon!

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Tuesday, April 4
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Ready, Set, GOogle
Google for the VERY Beginner

Has your district Gone Google? Maybe your district is planning to make the move later this year or next year. 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, April 5
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"Make"ing it Possible
Makey Makey and Scratch **NEW** 

Perfect for the K-8 classroom, This day-long workshop will show you the magic of MaKey MaKey Then learn the basics of Scratch coding and see how your students can use this to control their MaKey Makey. Incorporate circuits and programming into almost any lesson, as well as experiment by creating your own instrument, remixing a video game, and interactive poster. Cost includes a Makey Makey kit.

$150.00 includes your own Makey Makey kit to take back to the classroom. (Class only cost $90.00)

Wednesday, April 12
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Intro to Spreadsheets Grades 3-8
Spreadsheets are the most powerful tool you have never knew was there. Imagine sorting, graphing, averaging, programming and more! See how you can integrate spreadsheets across the curriculum. (This class is appropriate for any spreadsheet program you may be using.) Grades 3-8.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Wednesday, April 26
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Code.org Workshop for K-5 Educators
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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Google Certification Academy
Have you been using Google Drive, Calendar, Classroom, or Chromebooks with your students? Do you believe that technology can enhance learning? Then the Google Certification Academy is for you! Learn advanced teaching strategies, practical time-saving tips, and connect with a dynamic community of technology using teachers.

The Google Certification Academy is an intermediate/advanced learning opportunity. Participants should be current Google Apps users comfortable with Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, and Sites. Experience with Chromebooks is helpful, but not required. Teachers, technology integration specialists, technology directors, and administrators can all benefit from the training provided at the GCA.

$299 per attendee **Must register thru www.geducator.com**

Thursday, June 15-Friday, June 16, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
To register for this training, go to http://www.geducator.com and follow the link to the Ohio training.

 

 

Google Admin BootCamp
The Google Admin Bootcamp is specifically designed for district IT directors and administrators who want a better understanding of the management tools and feature of G Suite for Education and Chromebooks. This event will help you take the next step to lead your organization in their G Suite implementation.

The Admin bootcamp is for new and experienced system administrators, IT Directors and school administrators. This event will be helpful for individuals just getting started as well as those who are familiar with G Suite but would like to explore new features and best practices to ensure their users, data, and devices are being used to their fullest potential.

$299 per attendee **Must register thru www.geducator.com**

Thursday, June 22-Friday, June 23, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
To register for this training, go to http://www.geducator.com and follow the link to the Ohio training.

 

 

Google Certification Academy
Have you been using Google Drive, Calendar, Classroom, or Chromebooks with your students? Do you believe that technology can enhance learning? Then the Google Certification Academy is for you! Learn advanced teaching strategies, practical time-saving tips, and connect with a dynamic community of technology using teachers.

The Google Certification Academy is an intermediate/advanced learning opportunity. Participants should be current Google Apps users comfortable with Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, and Sites. Experience with Chromebooks is helpful, but not required. Teachers, technology integration specialists, technology directors, and administrators can all benefit from the training provided at the GCA.

$299 per attendee **Must register thru www.geducator.com**

Tuesday, Aug. 8-Wednesday, Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
To register for this training, go to http://www.geducator.com and follow the link to the Ohio training.

 

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