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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.
 

 

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Camp Make-It: Explore + Make + Connect + Share
Join fellow educators and learn about the Maker Movement by becoming a Maker yourself! The Cleveland Mobile Fab Lab will be at camp assisting your group as you go through the design process and create a product. You will also have time to explore low and high tech maker activities including paper circuits, Makey Makey, Ozobots and more!

Camp size is limited to 25 educators.

Camp Make-it is made possible through a generous grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

 

$50 per attendee (graduate credit available)

Wednesday, June 14-Friday, June 16 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

 

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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

Thursday, June 15-Friday, June 16 • 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
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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

Thursday, June 22-Friday, June 23 • 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
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“Make”ing it Possible
Makerspaces in the K-5 classroom

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 Maker Space? This fun hands on interactive session is designed for K-5 educators who want to learn more about the Maker Movement and ways to get started. You will be busy as you will become a maker yourself. See examples of other Maker Spaces and get ideas and resources to MAKE things possible in your classroom. Participants will leave with resources, materials and a plan for their classroom.

Audience: K-5 educators, librarians, curriculum directors. Previous Experience: None required.

$90 per attendee

Monday, July 31 • 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators
We are an official certified training partner with Makey Makey
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.

Audience: all educators, librarians, curriculum directors. Previous Experience: None required.

$125 per attendee

Tuesday, Aug. 1 • 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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INFOhio's Book Nook: Creating Digital Hooks for Literacy
During this hands on workshop you will explore INFOhio's new resource, Book Nook: Gallery of Student Creations with Brandi Young. You will learn step by step how to create your own book trailer and discover how digital storytelling can be incorporated across the curriculum. Leave ready to implement these tools and ideas with your students. This is a FREE workshop! No previous technology experience necessary.

Free

Monday, Aug. 7 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Getting Started with Mimio Technologies
Mimo is an easy to use, portable interactive whiteboard lending itself to differentiated and interactive instruction. Worried about all those lessons you created in Smart..they will run on Mimio. In this hands on immersive workshop, teachers will learn essential skills for using the Mimio interactive whiteboard in the classroom. Participants will then learn how to create interactive classroom content and leave with at least one make and take lesson.

$90 per attendee (Optional hardware pricing: Mimio Teach additional $859 | Mimio Teach and Mimio Pad $999)

Monday, Aug. 7 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Get more information and sign up online.

 

 

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

Tuesday, Aug. 8-Wednesday, Aug. 9 • 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Making The Connection: Integrating Mimio Interactive Technology into Your Everyday Teaching
This workshop is for Teachers who have been using a Mimio in the classroom and would like to brush up on their skills. Learn how you can further develop ways to differentiate learning incorporating multimedia files, integrating the iPad, built in interactive features such as Mimio Vote, and more! Audience: Teachers who have a Mimio in the classroom and would like a brush up or further develop their interactive white board skills. Previous experience: Teachers will have used a Mimio previously in the classroom and have a basic understanding of the features.

$50 per attendee (Optional hardware pricing: Mimio Teach additional $859 | Mimio Teach and Mimio Pad $999)

Thursday, Aug. 10 • 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
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Back by popular demand!

Holy Holodeck!
Create a 3-D learning environment in your classroom
For very little or no cost (depending what is lying around at your school) you too can Immerse your students learning experience and travel virtually anywhere in the world with the Holodeck!

You will have fun in this hands on workshop with  Dr. Jeff Kuhn of Ohio University and co-creator of the Holodeck, who uses it himself with his students. Learn how you can take your curriculum to a "holo" new level with this easy to create immersive learning experience, Dr. Kuhn teaches a class that frequently uses the Holodeck. Kuhn says the biggest benefit of the Holodeck is that it allows one to not only teach about a particular place but to actually let  students experience that place. With the ability to display nearly any image from the web, from traveling to Paris and practicing French, exploring the moon, or yes even dissecting a skull, the possibilities are endless.

$90 per attendee

Friday, Aug. 11 • 9 am-3 p.m.
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Google Classroom Gets Ready for School
Get your Google classroom ready for the new school year! You will get a hands on overview of all the features of Google classroom. We will help you with your basic classroom set up and integrate features so you are ready to go when your students return. Audience: All teachers all subject areas, any educator using Google Classroom. Experience: Familiarity with using Google in the school setting. Understanding of the basic features of Google Docs.

$50 per attendee

Monday, Aug. 14 • 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
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Set your sights on creating a new Google Site!
Set your sights on creating your new class webpage with the new Google Sites. During this hand on 3 hour workshop we will get you up to date on the new Google sites. Spend time creating your new Google website with instructor support. Be ready for back to school with a class website ready to share with families. Audience: All teachers,  all subject areas, administrators. Experience: No previous experience necessary.

$50 per attendee

Monday, Aug. 14 • Noon-3 p.m.
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Create a Webquest with Google Docs!
Join us during this hands on 3 hours workshop where you will learn about Webquests. Webquests are a great way to allow for independent and differentiated learning. Using Google docs, we will create a "Hyperdoc" (we will show you how!) that will result in a webquest for your students to use. Audience: All teachers, all subject areas. Experience: Familiarity with basic features of word processing.

$50 per attendee

Tuesday, Aug. 15 • 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
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