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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 a.m.-3 p.m.
Some workshops are offered multiple times. Choose the date that works best for you.
 

 

Coding in the Classroom 101
Not sure what all the buzz is about with coding and programing? Never thought of yourself as someone who could program, or integrate these concepts within your curriculum? Then this workshop is for you! Come learn exactly what is meant by coding, and see examples of how it used in the classroom. You will discover several free online resources for coding including Scratch, LOGO, Edublocks, Earsketch, RoboBlockly and more. Find the one that is right for you and spend time learning to create your first few programs. Leave with a new understanding of Coding, how it can benefit your students,and unleash the secret programmer in you! 

Audience: All K-8 educators.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Wednesday, Nov. 8 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Google Forms and Maps
Google Forms is more than a simple tool to create a form. You will learn how Forms is an interactive resource in G Suite used to create quizzes, surveys, and more. Forms lends itself to differentiated learning with its ability to integrate videos, images and branching. It gets better! We will explore Google Maps and learn how you and your students can utilize forms to create a 3-D interactive map. Discover how this feature can apply in so many subjects including language arts, social studies, math, science, and geography, You will be surprised how easy it is to do this and the numerous ways you can integrate across the curriculum.

Audience: All.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Tuesday, Nov. 14 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Spreadsheets in the Classroom
The most powerful tool you never knew you had!
The spreadsheet is the most overlooked yet powerful tool in your teaching toolbox. Join us as we first show you the basics from cell formatting to yes—how to do that return in a cell to continue typing. Then learn how spreadsheets can do be “taught” to compute math equations, count data, and more. During this hands on workshop you will learn how to use a spreadsheet to compute mean, median, mode, average, countif. You will even learn how to concatenate! Leave with resources, lessons ready to integrate seamlessly with your curriculum, and a tool that will empower you and  your students!

Audience: All.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Thursday, Nov. 16 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Makey Makey—Invention Literacy for Educators
Taught by a certified Makey Makey Training Partner, the Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put our skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. Participants walk away with a FREE Makey Makey and certificate of completion.

$125 per attendee

Tuesday, Nov. 28 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Innovation Nation with the iPad
This workshop is designed for educators new to using iPads or looking for ways to best leverage iPads in the classroom. We will start from the beginning, and go through all basic features of the iPad. From here we will focus on apps and classroom integration. Learn how the iPad can be an easy to use tool for digital storytelling, creativity and innovation! Leave with resources and ideas ready to take back to the classroom.

Audience: All.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Wednesday, Nov. 29 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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SmartPath Financial Literacy Training
$martPath, a free easy to use interactive online platform for teachers in grades 1-6 incorporates relevant and fun economic and financial education into your classroom. Teachers attending the training will receive a $50 gift card as well as another $50 gift card after implementing the program in their school. Teachers that have received past $martPath training are not eligible. 

Audience: Teachers Grades 1-6.  Previous Experience: None required.

FREE to all Districts

Wednesday, Dec. 6 • 4:30-6 p.m. 
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Google Classroom and Hyperdocs
Didn’t have time to get your Google Classroom ready for the start of the school year? Lets get your Google Classroom ready to roll when the students return from Winter Break. Distributing assignments, tracking student work, and class communication just got  easier with Classroom. You will learn how to set up your classroom, enroll students, and maximize the features of Classroom for less paper and more efficiency. Next learn how easy it is  to design and create a digital lesson (hyperdoc) using Google. Participants will leave a with digital lesson ready to be assigned in their brand new Google Classroom!

Audience: All.  Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Thursday, Dec. 7 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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