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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.
 

 

The One iPad Classroom and Beyond! – 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
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! NO formal tech background required! Easy to create at your school. 

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 immersion 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.

For Grades 3-12 teachers, curriculum directors and tech coordinators.

$90 per attendee for all Ohio school districts.

Wednesday, April 5
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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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Global Scratch Day!
Scratch Day Symposium
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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