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Professional Development Series
Digital Tools

Digital Tools provide students with innovative and diversified ways to enhance their learning including research, analyzing and managing information, and creation of digital artifacts. These workshops focus on the introduction to specific digital tools, and the meaningful ways in which they can integrate within the curriculum.

Digital Tools
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.
 

 

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum
Learn how spreadsheets can be used in almost every class and grade level. Spreadsheets are a great tool for teaching students analysis of information, sorting and grouping, event mapping, statisitics and more. Not sure you if you really need to be bothered with spreadsheets? Just take a look at the top three levels of Bloom's Taxonomy—Creating, Evaluating and Analyzing and you will quickly see that Spreadsheets are probably one of the most powerful tech tools for students to become proficient in these skills.

Not sold yet? Think about those Logical-Mathematical & Visual-Spatial Learners in your classes. They may struggle with the usual Verbal-Linguistic instruction, but watch them flourish when they get to use spreadsheets.

$125 per attendee

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 • 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

FREE to all Districts

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 • 4:30-6 p.m. 
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Beyond Basic Searching—Techniques to Find What You Want & Know What You Have Found
Effectively finding high quality information on the Internet involves much more than simply typing a few words into your favorite search engine, selecting one of the results found and then accepting the information provided there. Unfortunately this is the standard operating procedure of many, if not most, of your library patrons, both adults and students. The purposes of this session is to Rev Up your personal ability as a highly effective web searcher and help you impart this information to your students and/or staff.

$125 per attendee

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Social Studies—Deep Dig into Free Online Resources
A full day focused on free online resources for Social Studies grades K-12.

Audience: Social Studies Teachers, Grades K-12

$125 per attendee

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Science—Deep Dig into Free Online Resources
A full day focused on free online resources for Science grades K-12.

Audience: Science Teachers, Grades K-12

$125 per attendee

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Language Arts—Deep Dig into Free Online Resources
A full day focused on free online resources for Language Arts grades K-12.

Audience: Language Arts Teachers, Grades K-12

$125 per attendee

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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How to Build the Essential Toolbox for Today’s Teacher
Almost every profession needs tools and teaching is no exception. But yesterday's assortment of pens, paper, books, protractors, overhead projectors, etc. are no longer sufficient. We will go "shopping" for essential tools for your own toolbox but don't worry about price because we will be exploring resources that all free.

$125 per attendee

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Become a Value Added Librarian
Not all teachers and administrators realize how valuable a School Library can be. This session will cover methods of keeping your library relevant, viable, transformative & essential in your school. Learn what a VAL—Value Added Librarian is and why you want to become one. Ideas for making sure others know about your library, it services and activities. Build collaboration with teachers and students to provide content for all instructional needs, interests and learning styles. Develop and/or curate resources to make your Media Center an integral part of the learning in your building, district and community.

Audience: Librarians and Media Specialists

$125 per attendee

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 • 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

FREE to all Districts

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 • 4:30-6 p.m. 
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