1-Stop-Shop for Remote Learning: An Overview of G Suite Tools

Google Workspace, Google, eLearning, Online Learning, Differentiation & Personalization

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Do you keep hearing how amazing the Google Suite of tools is for educators? But you aren't quite sure which tool can help you with what? Join expert trainer Matt Bergman as he reviews how G Suite can meet both synchronous and asynchronous learning needs with a variety of tools. This 30-minute webinar is packed with quick overviews of a variety of Google tools – and some practical uses. You'll hear great ideas on how to use these tools to support remote learning for all of your students' needs. While this webinar does not go in-depth on any one tool, it is designed to give you the scope and breadth of Google – and help you distinguish which Google Tools are best for certain learning environments.

10 Creative Projects Students Can Do At Home

Blended Learning, Adobe Spark, Adobe, Screencast

Presented by: Monica Burns

Session Description:

What type of projects can students create at home? Students of all ages can make movies, websites and posters as they get creative at home! Join Dr. Monica Burns, as she shares ten creative project ideas students can do at home with the free Adobe Spark tools. You'll learn about project ideas you can tailor to different age groups, how to communicate suggestions and recommendations to families, and tips to celebrate student work from a distance!

10 Facts You Should Know About Childhood Trauma

Classroom Management, Trauma, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning

Presented by: Tamara Hill

Session Description:

Childhood trauma is a rare topic in today's society but it has gained momentum in the field of psychotherapy and psychiatry over the past few years. Childhood trauma can range from mild to severe abuse, domestic violence, vicarious trauma, and a host of other traumas such as an unexpected loss, car accident, and even a severe mental illness. Children who are struggling with childhood trauma display a series of behaviors that adults need to understand in order to support and help them.

10 Major Child & Family Mental Health Challenges You May See During a Pandemic

Covid-19, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning, Mental Health, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Trauma

Presented by: Tamara Hill

Session Description:

No pandemic is easy to navigate. It can leave us feeling displaced, unsettled, and experiencing anxiety or depression. Join Tàmara Hill, a licensed child and family therapist and internationally and board-certified trauma therapist, as she discusses the 10 major mental health challenges that children, teens, and families are currently facing post-Covid-19. You will also learn how educators can provide support to boost students’ academic achievement and overall health and well-being.

10 Must-Have Apps and Extensions for Google Classroom

Google Classroom, Google Workspace, Google, LMS, Classroom Management

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

This swift paced session is your most efficient use of 30 minutes! Join this Google Certified teacher expert for a fun and exciting session that will leave you walking away with 10 new tools to implement into your Google Classroom immediately. Matt will showcase 10 of the most popular and useful Google Apps and Extensions that you can use in conjunction with your Google Classroom. He will introduce the tools, show you how to use them, a provide practical classroom examples that will leave you feeling confident that you, too, can become a Google Classroom Master!

10 Strategies on How To Build A Positive and Transformational School Culture

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, School Counseling, Educator Growth & Wellness

Presented by: Naomi Harm

Session Description:

How would a newcomer see your school environment? Is it hostile or friendly? Are you tired or energized? Join Naomi Harm as she shares ten proven strategies on how to build a positive and transformational school culture. You will also learn how ideals, common views, and day-to-day conduct of the whole community—students, instructors, families, and staff—determine the culture of a school. If your school environment is not what you want it to be, now is the moment to make a commitment to change.

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Canvas

LMS, Canvas, Classroom Management

Presented by: Deb Norton

Session Description:

It's time to explore the true power of Canvas! Join expert trainer, Deb Norton, as she unveils 10 of the most mind-blowing features and functions of the Canvas LMS that she has discovered. Don't worry – you don't have to be a Canvas Expert to be ready for this session. Deb will give you tips and tricks on everything from giving students extended due dates, customizing assignments, recording audio and video right in Canvas, quizzing features and so much more!

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google Classroom

Google Classroom, Google Workspace, Google, Classroom Management, LMS

Presented by: Deb Norton

Session Description:

It's time to explore the true power of this innovative tool! Join expert trainer, Deb Norton, as she unveils 10 of the most mind-blowing features and functions of Google Classroom that she has discovered. Don't worry – you don't have to be a Google Expert to be ready for this session. Deb will walk you through 10 of her tips and tricks step-by-step. Learn how to make the most out of Google Classroom from a pro. This high energy, action-packed webinar will leave you saying "WOW! I didn't know Google Classroom could do that!"

10 Tips for Teacher Self-Care during Distance Learning

SEL, Social & Emotional Learning, Virtual Learning, Self-care, Well-being

Presented by: Melissa Mann

Session Description:

Teachers care deeply about their students and are moved by compassion to reach out to them when they are struggling. But combined with an overwhelming workload, this can put teachers at risk for increased levels of stress. Join Melissa Mann as she shares how to recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, as well as strategies to combat the physical, mental and emotional exhaustion that can lead to teacher burnout.

10 Tips To Stay Inspired and Motivated As An Educator

SEL, Social & Emotional Learning, Well-being, Self-care

Presented by: Naomi Harm

This is session six of six for the series titled The Ultimate Tips - Tricks and Technology Teaching Hacks!

 

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.
 

Workshop description: Let's face it - in today’s world, being a teacher is an incredible challenge. Beyond the day-to-day of teaching, grading and being a life coach to ALL students, teachers are faced with students with behavioral or family issues, learning disabilities, and so much more. Join Naomi Harm as she shares ten tips for staying on top of your teaching and learning game that will inspire you to show up as your best self each day! Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own personalized learning experience that they can immediately use in their personal and professional lives as well as a model for their students.
 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.


Assessment: Participants will complete an inclusive opening and an optimistic closing activity as well as share their completed digital projects to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

10 Ways Google Can Increase Student Engagement

Google, Student Engagement, Google Chrome, Student Accountability, Accessibility, Instructional Strategies

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Have you ever found yourself in a classroom full of students, wondering if anyone is engaged or invested in what they are learning? Join Matt Bergman as he shares 10 innovative ways to use Google apps, extensions, and add-ons to increase student engagement. You will also learn how to use these free, simple tools to harness the power of students’ higher-level thinking and creativity.
 

Assessment:
​Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss ways to use Google apps, extensions, and add-ons to demonstrate their understanding of the session objective and reflect on their learning.

10 Ways Google Forms Can Change Your Classroom

Google, Google Forms, Assessment & Review, Classroom Management

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description: Would you like to energize and personalize student learning, while saving time and streamlining assessment and data collection? Google Forms is a powerful resource, which allows you to simplify the way you assess students, collect data, and transform learning. Join Matt Bergman as he shares ten practical ways to use Google Forms to transform your classroom! You will also learn best practices for creating and sharing Google Forms with your students, as well as how to view their responses. 
 

Assessment: Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss ways to integrate Google Forms to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.

10 Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Self-care, Well-being, Summer, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning

Presented by: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Session Description:

The school year may have left you exhausted. Summer is the time to take time for yourself and go on some learning adventures of your own! In this presentation, Shelly Sanchez Terrell will share 10 ideas to add to any teacher's summer must do list. These ideas will spark your imagination, ignite your curiosity, and get you pumped up to try new things with your students.

10 Ways to Support Families Post Pandemic

Covid-19, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning, Mental Health, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Trauma

Presented by: Tamara Hill

Session Description:

No pandemic is easy to navigate. It can leave us feeling displaced, unsettled, and experiencing anxiety or depression. Join Tàmara Hill, a licensed child and family therapist and internationally and board-certified trauma therapist, as she discusses 10 ways that educators can support children, teens, and families post-pandemic. You will also walk away with strategies to help reengage students and families and ensure equity and inclusion for every child in your classroom.

15 Free Mobile Apps that Take Social Studies into the Future

Differentiation & Personalization, Digital Storytelling, Mobile Learning, Collaborative Learning, Student Engagement

Presented by: Jenna Linskens

Session Description:

Would you like to engage and immerse your students in a variety of social studies topics? Would you like to take them on virtual field trips, help history come alive for them, send them to explore the wonders of the natural world, and more? Join Jenna Linskens as she shares 15 free mobile apps that support learning and allow students to demonstrate an understanding of social studies and history concepts. In addition, Jenna will cover effective uses for the apps and creative ways to incorporate them in the classroom, explaining how to use them to improve student performance and understanding of concepts so that students become creators of knowledge, not just consumers. Apps for all grade levels will be included in this whirlwind overview.

15 Free Mobile Apps to Create Digital Stories

Digital Storytelling, Mobile Learning, Differentiation & Personalization, Collaborative Learning, Student Engagement

Presented by: Jenna Linskens

Session Description:

Are you looking for ideas that can help your students improve their understanding of concepts and support skills that are crucial for their success in a global society? Digital storytelling with mobile devices and applications can help your students develop and enhance creativity, information fluency, communication, and collaboration skills. Join Jenna Linskens for a fast-paced webinar in which she covers 15 free digital storytelling apps shares examples of how they can be used in the classroom. She will include effective uses, engaging applications, and creative ways to develop digital stories.

5 Digital Tools for Collaborative Group Projects

Collaborative Learning, Blended Learning, PBL

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Collaboration is essential for students to be successful, and it is a skill that must be practiced in order to be mastered. Join Lauren Boucher as she shares seven easy-to-use digital tools for creating and managing collaborative group projects. You'll take a tour of the most popular features of each website or app, as well as walk away with engaging project ideas that will help you get the most out of each tool.

5 Easy Ways to Get Parents Involved with SEL

Differentiation & Personalization, Collaborative Learning, Parents, SEL, Classroom Management

Presented by: Melissa Mann

Session Description:

In order to engage parents in social-emotional development, educators need to be able to create strong relationships, partner with families on goals for their children, and receive and provide ongoing support. Join Melissa Mann as she shares 5 easy ways to get parents involved with SEL. You will also learn strategies for communicating effectively with parents as well as practical skills that can be carried over into the home.

5 Steps to Keeping Students Safe on Zoom Video Conferencing

Zoom, eLearning, Online Learning, School Safety, Cybersafety, Digital Citizenship, Classroom Management

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Video Conferencing has become a new normal for many schools – so safety issues are top priority. With social media memes about Zoom "hijackings" and being "Zoom-bombed" (like Photobombed but on Zoom), it's no wonder many schools, educators, and parents are concerned about their students' safety. However, when Zoom is used correctly, it is safe and effective. In this webinar, we will cover the 5 Steps, outlined by the FBI, to staying safe - plus some real life tips and tricks from expert educator, Matt Bergman!

5 Strategies for Using Screencasts to Facilitate Learning From Home

Technology Integration, Screencast, eLearning, Online Learning

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Once you've learned a little bit about what Screencasting, and some of the tools available, it's time to dive in! Take the next step with your Screencasting skills and learn five different strategies for getting the most out of Screencasting. Learn strategies for creating better videos, increasing interaction, and supporting student learning outside of the classroom.

5 Tools (and tips!) for Communicating with Parents Digitally

Parents, Collaborative Learning, Classroom Management

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Staying in touch with parents and keeping them involved can be a difficult task, especially during remote learning. Join Lauren Boucher as she shares five easy-to-use digital tools that make communicating with parents a breeze. You'll also take a tour of the most popular features of each website or app, including best practices for using them for effective parent communication.

5 Video Projects for Student Readers (feat. Adobe Spark)

Project-based Learning, ELA, Reading, Adobe Spark, PBL, Adobe

Presented by: Monica Burns

Session Description:

How do your students share their reading experiences with the world? Movie-making activities help students talk about favorite books. They can use this format to share what they've learned from reading. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she provides an overview of Adobe Spark's free, easy-to-use creation tools that can be used on a variety of devices. Whether you're focused on literature or informational text, students of all ages can share their reading experiences in video projects!

5 Ways to Get More Out of Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast, Screencast-O-Matic, Blended Learning, Virtual Learning, Online Learning, eLearning

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Once you're familiar with the basics of the screencasting tool, Screencast-O-Matic, you're ready to learn tips and tricks to take your skills to the next level. In this webinar, we'll cover 5 ways that you can capitalize on this tool's features to create high-quality and engaging videos. This webinar will primarily focus on the free version of Screencast-O-Matic.

5 Ways to Get More Out of Screencastify

Screencast, Screencastify, Blended Learning, Online Learning, Virtual Learning, eLearning

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Once you're familiar with the basics of the screencasting tool, Screencastify, you're ready to learn tips and tricks to take your skills to the next level. In this webinar, we'll cover 5 ways that you can capitalize on this tool's features to create high-quality and engaging videos. This webinar will primarily focus on the free version of Screencastify.

5 Ways To Support A Child With A Trauma History

Classroom Management, Trauma, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning

Presented by: Tamara Hill

Session Description:

Children who are struggling with a traumatic event have a very hard time adjusting to school and managing all that school requires of them. As a result, it is important that teachers as well as school staff understand the impact of trauma and learn ways to help a child who is struggling. In this webinar, Tamara Hill will discuss ways staff and teachers can support children who are struggling with trauma.

7 Hacks For Infusing Video into Google Classroom

Google Classroom, Google Workspace, Google, Classroom Management, LMS

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Take your Google Classroom to the next level by incorporating video into your teaching. Whether you're using YouTube videos, or making your own screencasting videos (or anything in-between) , there's lots to learn about infusing video into your Google Classroom. This webinar will help you use video to increase student participation and engagement in a Google Classroom environment. Whether you're teaching remotely, or in a physical classroom, this webinar is great for all teachers. Join Matt Bergman as he walks you through using video in Google Classroom step-by-step.

7 Strategies for Supporting Parents During Virtual Learning

Classroom Management, eLearning, Online Learning, Parents, Collaborative Learning

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Keeping parents involved in their child's education is extremely important in any setting. Most parents want the absolute best for their child, but are feeling the pressures of keeping up with the overwhelming demands of online education and life. The following webinar is designed to provide you with 7 proven strategies and tools for supporting parents, reducing frustrations, and streamlining communication in virtual settings.

8 Signs of Intergenerational Trauma & Its Impact On Adolescent Mental Health

Classroom Management, Trauma, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning

Presented by: Tamara Hill

Session Description:

Intergenerational trauma is the result of generations of untreated, unrecognized, and also poorly treated mental health, relationship, and familial challenges. If trauma isn't acknowledged appropriately families can suffer for generations. Join Tamara Hill, a licensed child and family therapist and internationally certified trauma therapist, as she discusses the importance of recognizing and learning to cope with trauma.

8 Ways Coronavirus Creates Trauma in The Family & Ways to Manage It

Trauma, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning, Covid-19, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental Health

Presented by: Tamara Hill

Session Description:

Any traumatic situation we may have to face in this life can leave us asking questions, scratching our heads, and searching for answers. When Corona hit the earth, most people believed it to be similar to the flu. We never thought a virus would lead to the entire world shutting down. Join Tamara Hill, a licensed child and family therapist and internationally certified trauma therapist, as she discusses the psychological, emotional, physiological, and behavioral factors families are likely to face during and after Corona.

A Literacy Toolbox for Struggling Readers (Part 1)

ELA, Literacy, Reading, Special Education, Response to Intervention, RTI

Presented by: Melissa Mann

Session Description: Do you teach a struggling reader or have multiple struggling readers in your classroom? The reasons why students struggle with reading are as varied as the students themselves. Join Melissa Mann as she shares the importance of keeping the whole child in mind when working with struggling readers. You will also learn how to identify specific areas in which reading challenges may exist for your students.

 

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket using Google Jamboard to demonstrate their understanding of the session objective and reflect on their learning.

A Literacy Toolbox for Struggling Readers (Part 2)

ELA, Literacy, Reading, Special Education, Response to Intervention, RTI

Presented by: Melissa Mann

Session Description: Do you teach a struggling reader or have multiple struggling readers in your classroom? The reasons why students struggle with reading are as varied as the students themselves. Join Melissa Mann as she shares the importance of keeping the whole child in mind when working with struggling readers. You will also learn how to identify specific areas in which reading challenges may exist for your students.

 

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket using Google Jamboard to demonstrate their understanding of the session objective and reflect on their learning.

A Purposeful Approach to Instructional Coaching

Instructional Coaching, Administrator Resources, School Counseling, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning

Presented by: Jayme Linton

Session Description:

Effective instructional coaching is the result of intentional planning and careful application of various coaching methods and tools. Join Dr. Jayme Linton as she shares strategies for taking a purposeful approach to instructional coaching. You will also walk away with a variety of resources to help you plan for and facilitate powerful coaching conversations.

 

Assessment:

Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat to discuss strategies for taking a purposeful approach to instructional coaching to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.

A Tour of Google Arts & Culture for All Educators

PBL, Project-based Learning, Blended Learning, Instructional Strategies

Presented by: Deb Norton

Session Description: Have you ever wished that you and your students could visit historical sites and museums around the world to see the beauty of art, history, or science? Join Deb Norton as she shares how to navigate Google Arts & Culture to experience the best examples of artworks and cultural artifacts from around the globe without ever leaving the classroom! In addition to demonstrating how to navigate this easy-to-use platform, Deb will also share some examples of the amazing videos and visuals that are available and discuss how you might use them to enhance your students' learning in and out of the classroom.

 

Assessment: Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss ways to integrate Google Arts & Culture to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning

 

Academic Recovery for Students with Exceptionalities (Part 1)

Learning Loss, Academic Recovery, RTI, Response to Intervention

Presented by: Melissa Mann

Session Description:

Over the past year, many students have experienced entirely virtual and remote learning and many—especially students with exceptionalities—will need additional support, time, and teaching to recover academically. Join Melissa Mann as she shares strategies for academic recovery that will help you assess where your students are and develop a plan to move forward. You will also learn best practices for addressing the social-emotional needs of your students that will accelerate learning.

Academic Recovery for Students with Exceptionalities (Part 2)

Learning Loss, Academic Recovery, RTI, Response to Intervention

Presented by: Melissa Mann

Session Description:

Over the past year, many students have experienced entirely virtual and remote learning and many—especially students with exceptionalities—will need additional support, time, and teaching to recover academically. Join Melissa Mann as she shares strategies for academic recovery that will help you assess where your students are and develop a plan to move forward. You will also learn best practices for addressing the social-emotional needs of your students that will accelerate learning.

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Addressing the Learning Gaps Created by Virtual Learning

Differentiation & Personalization, eLearning, Online Learning, Learning Loss, Academic Recovery, Instructional Strategies

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Do you clear off ramps or shovel steps? The answer lies in how you address variability. ALL learners are highly variable in how they engage in learning, process information, and demonstrate understanding. Join Matt Bergman as he shares how educators can address learning gaps through reactive (step-shoveling) or proactive (ramp-clearing) planning. You will also walk away with a variety of proactive strategies for addressing many of the learning gaps created by virtual learning.

Adobe Illustrator for Beginners (Part 1)

Adobe, Adobe Illustrator, Graphic Design, Digital Art, CTE, Art

Presented by: Kim Munoz

This is session one of two for the workshop series titled Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to two continuing education credits

Workshop description: If you are new to Adobe Illustrator, this workshop will introduce you to the tools you need to create some fun graphics, starting with basic shapes. Join Kim Munoz as she shares how to navigate the drawing interface by zooming in and out of your designs, use the properties panel to add color, and use the pathfinder panel to combine shapes in a variety of ways. Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own designs that will assist them in teaching their students how to effectively use Adobe Illustrator.
 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to a computer or laptop, a non-school, personal Google account, and Adobe Illustrator Software (they offer a free trial for 7 days). SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning .

Adobe Illustrator for Beginners (Part 2)

Adobe, Adobe Illustrator, Graphic Design, Digital Art, CTE, Art

Presented by: Kim Munoz

This is session two of two for the workshop series titled Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to two continuing education credits

Workshop description: If you are new to Adobe Illustrator, this workshop will introduce you to the tools you need to create amazing graphics, starting with using and making brushes. Join Kim Munoz as she shares how to create custom shapes with the pen and shapebuilder tool, apply new drawing tools, and incorporate text in a variety of ways. Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own designs that will assist them in teaching their students how to effectively use Adobe Illustrator.
 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to a computer or laptop, a non-school, personal Google account, and Adobe Illustrator Software (they offer a free trial for 7 days). SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning .

Adobe Photoshop for Beginners (Part 1)

Adobe, Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design, Digital Art, Photography, CTE

Presented by: Kim Munoz

This is session one of two for the workshop series titled Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to two continuing education credits

Workshop description: If you are new to using Adobe Photoshop, this workshop will introduce you to the basic tools and techniques to begin editing photos. Join Kim Munoz as she shares how to navigate the Photoshop work area by using the menu bar, options bar, and tool panels, including the controls used to zoom, pan, and save your work. Participants will also have an opportunity to edit their own photo that will assist them in teaching their students how to effectively use Adobe Photoshop.
 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to a computer or laptop, a non-school, personal Google account, and Adobe Photoshop Software (they offer a free trial for 7 days). SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

Adobe Photoshop for Beginners (Part 2)

Adobe, Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design, Digital Art, Photography, CTE

Presented by: Kim Munoz

This is session two of two for the workshop series titled Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to two continuing education credits

Workshop Description: If you are new to using Adobe Photoshop, this workshop will use the basic tools and techniques introduced in part one to create a multi-photo composition. Join Kim Munoz as she shares how to navigate the Photoshop work area to apply adjustments, brushes, and filters such as blend modes, to achieve a desired result. Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own multi-photo composition that will assist them in teaching their students how to effectively use Adobe Photoshop.

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to a computer or laptop, a non-school, personal Google account, and Adobe Photoshop Software (they offer a free trial for 7 days). SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

Alternatives to Slide Presentations - Free Tools for Student Projects

Technology Integration, PBL, Mobile Learning, Blended Learning

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Slide presentations are a great way for students to digitally demonstrate what they've learned, but who wants to sit through 30 (or more) slide shows? Join Lauren Boucher as she introduces free tools for student projects that go beyond the slide show. In addition to sharing the free tools, Lauren will provide project ideas and classroom tips that can be used across curriculum and grade levels.

Amazing Ways to Integrate Google Slides in Your Classroom

Google, Google Slides, Instructional Strategies, Collaborative Learning, Accessibility

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description: While Google Slides is primarily known for being an alternative to PowerPoint, it is also a robust, interactive, and flexible teaching tool that can bring content to life in all subject areas. Join Matt Bergman as he shares how Google Slides can be used for so much more than presentations – implementing strategies, reinforcing learning, and facilitating classroom interaction. You will also walk away with tools and resources to help you and your students unlock the power of Google Slides and use it to its full potential.

 

Assessment: Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss ways to integrate Google Slides to demonstrate their understanding of the session objective and reflect on their learning.

An Intro to CPR and AED in the Classroom

School Safety, Classroom Management, CPR, AED, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Automated External Defibrillator

Presented by: John Roche

Session Description:

According to the American Heart Association over 475,000 people will die from cardiac arrest this year, and the chances of survival increase when a bystander trained in CPR can begin immediate care. In this webinar, John Roche will introduce the basics of CPR and AED in the classroom. You will also learn how CPR is performed, what it does, and the difference between adult, child and infant CPR. In addition, you will also learn how AEDs work and why knowing where it they are located can make all the difference. NOTE: This training is non-certified.

An Intro To Gmail - A Deeper Dive

Technology Integration, Gmail, Google

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Now that you've learned how to get started with Gmail, let's take a deeper dive! Join Matt Bergman as he explores additional aspects of Gmail that you may not have known existed. Designed for beginners, this step-by-step webinar will explore advanced settings, helpful add-ons, infusing Gmail with other Google tools, plus so much more.

An Intro to Gmail - Getting Started

Technology Integration, Google, Gmail

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

In this step-by-step webinar, expert trainer, Matt Bergman, will show you everything you need to know to get started with Gmail – Google's email program. Even if you've used Gmail before, you're sure to walk away with tips and tricks that make navigating and using Gmail easier. During this webinar, you will learn tricks for composing emails, tools for stay organized, how to navigate Gmail's dashboard, plus so much more!

An Intro to Google Docs: Creating Your First Docs

Technology Integration, Google, Google Docs

Google Classroom is a great online learning platform that can help to facilitate communication, collaboration, and workflow in your classroom. While Google Classroom is easy-to-use, as with any tool or technology, you will get the most out of it when it is set up and organized in a useful fashion - and when you have a better idea of how to get started. Join Jerry Swiatek as he explores how to get started with Google Classroom and shows step-by-step how to set up your students and classes. In addition to sharing some suggestions on what to do and not to do, Jerry will share tips for reducing clutter, searching for items, and archiving your records and materials at the end of the year.

An Intro to Google Sheets: Getting Started

Technology Integration, Google, Google Sheets

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Would you like to learn how to use Google Sheets for teaching and learning, but you feel like you don't even know where to begin? This webinar is for you! Designed for beginners, expert trainer Matt Bergman will walk you through step-by-step to provide you with a user-friendly intro to Google Sheets. By the end of this webinar, you will learn how to create and navigate through a Google Sheet, sharing, commenting, adding sheets, formatting content, and much more! Join Matt as he kicks off this step-by-step Google Sheets Series designed for beginners.

An Intro to Google Slides

Technology Integration, Google Slides, Google

Presented by: Kim Munoz

Session Description:

In this step-by-step webinar, you'll learn everything you need to get started using Google Slides – a free presentation program from Google. You will get an overview of all that Slides has to offer so you can see the full capabilities of the program. In this session, Kimberly Munoz will show you the basics of starting with Google Slides!

An Intro to Microsoft OneNote: Getting Started

Technology Integration, Microsoft OneNote, Writing, Reading, Collaborative Learning

Presented by: Tiffany Thompson

Session Description:

Have you heard about Microsoft OneNote and you'd like to learn more about it and get started? Join Microsoft expert, Tiffany Thompson, as she provides this step-by-step introductory webinar all about Microsoft OneNote. You'll learn what OneNote is and explore capabilities. By the end, you'll know how to create a OneNote notebook in OneNote Online or OneNote for Windows 10. You'll be a master at organizing ideas, files, media, tables and more!

An Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint

Technology Integration, Microsoft PowerPoint

Presented by: Tiffany Thompson

Session Description:

In this beginner session, you'll learn everything that you need to get started using PowerPoint – a slide presentation tool from Microsoft. Join expert trainer Tiffany Thompson as she shares an overview of all that PowerPoint has to offer so you can see the full capabilities of the software. You will also learn some getting started tips & tricks that will help you feel more confident using Microsoft PowerPoint.

An Intro to Using Kami for Online Collaboration and Annotation

Collaborative Learning, Kami, Reading, Writing, Blended Learning

Presented by: Melissa Mann

Session Description:

If you're looking for creative ways to engage your students with a digital tool – Kami may be for you! This interactive digital collaboration tool provides an interactive experience for your students. Using Kami, you can turn an existing document into an interactive learning experience – and we'll show you how step-by-step. Join teacher trainer, Melissa Mann, as she walks you through how to get started using Kami to improve engagement and collaboration while teaching in the classroom, or online.

An Intro to Using Polling in Zoom

Collaborative Learning, Zoom, eLearning, Online Learning

Presented by: Jenna Linskens

Session Description:

Zoom has become a go-to tool for many educators as they take their learning online. One reason educators are using Zoom is because of how many features the software has. One popular feature for teachers is the Polling feature. This tool is very helpful for teachers looking to get real time feedback and assessment data from students. In this step-by-step webinar, we'll show you how to set up, run, and manage polls. Please Note: Polls are not currently a feature of the free Zoom account.

An Intro to Zoom Video Conferencing

Technology Integration, Zoom, eLearning, Online Learning

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Are you interesting in getting started with Video Conferencing for teaching and learning? More and more teachers are trying to learn how to effectively enable distance and remote learning. Zoom is a Video Conferencing software that allows teachers and students to collaborate regardless of their physical locations. Join us for this step-by-step guide for using Zoom for Video Conferencing.

An Introduction to Design Thinking

Design Thinking, Student Engagement, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

This is session one of six for the series titled Using Design Thinking to Empower Learners

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits

Workshop description: Are you looking for an innovative way to foster creativity, inspire innovation, and engage every student in your classroom? Implementing Design Thinking can help unleash the creative potential of your students, while allowing them to pursue their individual interests and passions! Join Lauren Boucher and Brian Whitson to learn more about the Design Thinking process and how it can be used with any grade level or subject area. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates and support materials to create their own content-specific learning experiences that they can immediately use with their students.

 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. Participants will also need access to two devices: one to view the training and one to participate in the make-and-take component. In addition, access to a digital creation tool will be required, such as Google Slides, Google Drawings, Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva, etc.

An Introduction to EduProtocols

Differentiation & Personalization, Student Engagement, Collaborative Learning, EduProtocols

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

EduProtocols are instructional learning frames that teachers can use to plan their lessons with students’ needs in mind. Join Matt Bergman as he shares an overview of EduProtocols and how you can use them to create quick and easy formative assessments and activities. You will also learn how to use EduProtocols to increase student engagement and help your students connect the dots between past, present, and future lessons.

An Introduction to HyperDocs

HyperDocs, Instructional Strategies, Differentiation & Personalization, Student Engagement

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

 

This is session one of six for the series titled Harnessing the Power of HyperDocs

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits

Workshop Description:
Have you heard the hype about HyperDocs but have not had the chance to discover what they are all about?

Join Lauren Boucher as she models the use of HyperDocs so that participants can experience this blended learning strategy for themselves. She will also share the definition of HyperDocs, examples of what they are (and what they are not), including the value they can add to your classroom.

Participants will receive exclusive access to Lauren’s HyperDocs website that is chock-full of resources, samples, and done-for-you templates, as well as the opportunity to make-and-take their own HyperDocs that they can immediately use with their students.

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment:
Participants will have collaboration and sharing opportunities throughout the workshop to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

An Overview of Zoom Settings

Technology Integration, Zoom, eLearning, Online Learning

Presented by: Jenna Linskens

Session Description:

One reason Zoom has become so popular for distance learning, is the huge list of features, functions, and settings. But, sometimes too much can be overwhelming. In this session, we'll focus in on Zoom Settings and highlight the most relevant and ones for teachers, including things like: virtual backgrounds, chat, screen sharing, recording, and more. Please Note: Some of the settings covered may not be available in all versions of Zoom.

Artificial Intelligence Activities for Core Subject Secondary Classrooms

Secondary, Instructional Strategies, AI, Artificial Intelligence

Presented by: Susan Brooks-Young

Session Description:

AI technologies impact virtually every aspect of our lives and will continue to evolve and change even more aspects of our future. Join Susan Brooks-Young as she discusses how artificial intelligence is an integral part of our core subjects in secondary classrooms. You will also walk away with free resources designed for use by educators who have little or no experience with teaching students about AI.

Artificial Intelligence Activities for Elementary Students

Elementary, Instructional Strategies, AI, Artificial Intelligence

Presented by: Susan Brooks-Young

Session Description:

AI technologies impact virtually every aspect of our lives and will continue to evolve and change even more aspects of our future. Join Susan Brooks-Young as she discusses how artificial intelligence is an integral part of our elementary students’ lives. You will also walk away with free resources designed for use by educators who have little or no experience with teaching students about AI.

Assessing Student Learning with Canvas

LMS, Canvas, Classroom Management

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

In addition to what you've already learned, a learning management system isn't complete without a way to assess student mastery of skills and concepts. Join Lauren Boucher as she covers, step-by-step, how to utilize outcomes and rubrics in Canvas to ensure students are getting the most from your instruction and activities. Lauren will also share the Canvas gradebook and its features. This webinar will focus on Outcomes, Rubrics, and the Gradebook.

Back To School Adventures to Build A Stronger Community of Learners

Social & Emotional Learning, SEL, Instructional Strategies, Play, Back to School, Differentiation & Personalization

Presented by: Naomi Harm

This is session one of six for the series titled "Playful Learning"

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop description: A strong classroom community is integral to students' success, but how can teachers build one with so little time during the day? Join Naomi Harm, a Genius of Play Ambassador, as she shares twelve ways to build a stronger classroom community using unplugged and digital activities infused with SEL teaching and learning approaches. These techniques are short, sweet, and simple, and guaranteed to be the highlight of your students' school day. Participants will also have an opportunity to design their own playful activities and learning experiences that they can immediately use with their students.
 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket through a collaborative Jamboard to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objective and reflect on their learning.

Back to School with Bitmoji

Back to School, Instructional Strategies, Differentiation & Personalization, Bitmoji

Presented by: Lauren Boucher



Workshop description: Bitmojis are free cartoon avatars that are a fun, practical way to infuse your personality into digital and print learning materials. Join Lauren Boucher for this collaborative, hands-on workshop as she shares strategies to leverage the power of Bitmoji and start your school year off right! From behavior management to organization, Lauren will share ideas and templates galore! Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own personalized Bitmoji and make-and-take a variety of classroom resources that will increase student engagement.

 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will share their Bitmoji creations and implementation ideas to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objective and reflect on their learning.

Become a Google Slides Master: Taking Slides to the Next Level

Technology Integration, Google Slides, Google

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

If you've taken some of the intro webinars on using Google Slides, then chances are you and your students are already creating fun, engaging presentations with Google Slides. Great! But now what? You probably already know how easy it is to use Google Slides, and you have the basics down. But if you really want to become a Google Slides Master, join Lauren Boucher and learn how to take Google Slides to the next level. Discover how to create templates for learning activities, project ideas, and innovative ways to use Google Slides to increase the learning and engagement in your classroom by becoming a Google Slides Master!

Beginning Teacher, New School Year: Assessment Made Easy

Back to School, Educator Growth & Wellness, Preservice Teachers, New Teachers, Assessment & Review, Instructional Strategies

Presented by: Samantha Fecich

This is session four of six for the series titled Beginning Teachers: A Guide to Support Your Teaching Journey

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop description: Assessment plays a key role in the process of learning by enabling instructors to measure the effectiveness of their teaching and linking student performance to specific learning objectives. Join Dr. Samantha Fecich as she shares strategies to help beginning teachers evaluate different types of assessments and incorporate technology that will motivate students and give them more control over their learning. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates and resources to design an assessment to determine what students learned, how well they learned it, and where they struggled.

 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will use the templates and resources provided to design an assessment for the upcoming school year to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

Beginning Teacher, New School Year: Classroom Management

Back to School, Educator Growth & Wellness, Preservice Teachers, New Teachers, Classroom Management

Presented by: Samantha Fecich

This is session three of six for the series titled Beginning Teachers: A Guide to Support Your Teaching Journey

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop description: Effective classroom management plays an essential role in establishing a positive classroom community where students can learn, grow, and achieve. Join Dr. Samantha Fecich as she shares strategies to help beginning teachers explore their classroom management style and integrate technology that will help track, monitor, and engage students in their learning. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates and resources to design their own classroom management plan to maximize classroom instruction, student behavior, and academic performance.

 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will use the templates and resources provided to design a classroom management plan for the upcoming school year to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

Beginning Teacher, New School Year: Collaboration is Key

Back to School, Educator Growth & Wellness, Preservice Teachers, New Teachers, Social Media, Collaborative Learning

Presented by: Samantha Fecich

This is session six of six for the series titled Beginning Teachers: A Guide to Support Your Teaching Journey

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop description: When educators come together to share information, resources, ideas, and expertise, learning becomes more accessible and effective for students. Join Dr. Samantha Fecich as she shares strategies to help beginning teachers establish a Personalized Learning Network (PLN) at their school as well tips and tricks for utilizing social media to connect with like-minded professionals from around the world. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates and resources to develop their own PLN and create a network of people and resources to support their ongoing learning.
 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will use the templates and resources provided to develop their own PLN for the upcoming school year to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

Beginning Teacher, New School Year: Differentiation for All Learners

Back to School, Educator Growth & Wellness, Preservice Teachers, New Teachers, Differentiation & Personalization, Instructional Strategies

Presented by: Samantha Fecich

This is session five of six for the series titled Beginning Teachers: A Guide to Support Your Teaching Journey

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop description: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an instructional approach where learning experiences are pro-actively designed with options that are accessible for every learner, while Differentiated Instruction (DI) is a responsive practice where adjustments are made based on the individual needs of the students. Join Dr. Samantha Fecich as she shares strategies to help beginning teachers integrate technology and UDL to differentiate instruction, including best practices for monitoring student progress data to make instructional decisions.​

 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will use the templates and resources provided to design a lesson, assignment, or assessment for the upcoming school year to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

Beginning Teacher, New School Year: Relationships 101

Back to School, Educator Growth & Wellness, Preservice Teachers, New Teachers, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning

Presented by: Samantha Fecich

This is session two of six for the series titled Beginning Teachers: A Guide to Support Your Teaching Journey

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop description: When students feel supported, they are more likely to engage in learning and have better academic outcomes. Join Dr. Samantha Fecich as she shares strategies to help beginning teachers connect with students during the first weeks of school and build upon those relationships throughout the school year. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates and resources that go beyond student interest surveys to develop a plan for connecting with students in ways that are meaningful and genuine.

 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will use the templates and resources provided to develop a plan to connect with students for the upcoming school year to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

Beginning Teacher, New School Year: Strategies for Success

Back to School, Educator Growth & Wellness, Preservice Teachers, New Teachers

Presented by: Samantha Fecich

This is session one of six for the series titled Beginning Teachers: A Guide to Support Your Teaching Journey

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop description: Effective teachers have several things in common: content knowledge, instructional strategies, classroom management, and planning! Join Dr. Samantha Fecich as she discusses how beginning teachers can reinforce these skills and build a foundation to become educational leaders and learners. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates and resources to develop professional goals and classroom procedures that will set the stage for academic success.

 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will use the templates and resources provided to set professional goals and develop classroom procedures for the upcoming school year to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

Being a Digital Leader: Walk It How You Talk It

Educator Growth & Wellness, Technology Integration

 

Presented by Courtney Teague

Session Description:

During this webinar presentation, school leaders and administrators will identify and develop digital leadership strengths that matter. Join Dr. Courtney Teague as she explores a variety of digital strategies that will help school leaders walk the walk. During this webinar, administrators will learn digital strategies (sending brief emails, using video, etc) that can be implemented tomorrow!

Being an Uncommon Inclusive School Leader

Administrator Resources, School Counseling, Educator Growth & Wellness

Presented by: Courtney Teague

 

Session Description: There is no doubt that school leaders play a pivotal role in affecting the climate, attitude, and reputation of their schools. But how do you become an inclusive school leader? What are the traits that inclusive school leaders share? Join Dr. Courtney Teague as she shares best practices for leading a school that leverages the diverse talents of teachers, administrators, and other education stakeholders. You will also learn the seven key traits of inclusive school leaders, the benefits of being an inclusive leader, and tips for avoiding common school leadership pitfalls.
 

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.

Best Add-ons for Google Slides

Technology Integration, Google Slides, Google, Google Add-ons, Student Engagement

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Reading comprehension can be challenging for many students, especially those who have been diagnosed with a learning disability. Join Dr. Michelle Cheasty as she shares how to use a free tool called Immersive Reader to help your students become more independent readers. You'll also learn how to integrate Immersive Reader with a variety of applications, including online and digital resources, to increase your students' concept retention and confidence levels.

Best Practices for "Going Live" in Microsoft Teams

Instructional Strategies, Microsoft Teams, Virtual Learning, eLearning, Online Learning

Presented by: Samantha Fecich

Session Description:

If you're teaching remotely, virtual, or any combination – Microsoft Teams gives you the capability to Go Live. In this webinar join expert trainer, Dr. Samantha Fecich, as she shares best practices of Going Live in Microsoft Teams. In this webinar, she'll show you how to use the features and functions of Microsoft Teams to leave you confident to Go Live for the very first time. She'll also share lots of great tips and tricks, from blurring the background to class notes. Plus lots of other ideas on teaching virtually using Microsoft Teams.

Best Practices for Organizing Your Google Classroom Page

Google Workspace, LMS, Classroom Management, Google, Google Classroom

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Want to learn how to use your Google Classroom Page more effectively and efficiently? Join Matt Bergman as he shares the best practices for creating assignments, assigning quizzes, posting discussion questions and more! You will also learn strategies for going paperless in the classroom that will save you time and boost student engagement.

Best Practices for SEL and Academic Recovery

Differentiation & Personalization, SEL, Academic Recovery, Learning Loss, Covid-19, Instructional Strategies

Presented by: Deb Norton

Session Description:

As schools and districts begin to plan for students' return to in-person learning, it is imperative that social emotional learning programs are included in their strategy to address student learning loss. Join Deb Norton as she shares best practices for SEL and academic recovery during Covid-19 and beyond. You will also discover a variety of tools and resources to help improve student outcomes and accelerate learning.

Bitmoji & Buncee: Creating a Virtual Classroom

Bitmoji, Buncee, Student Engagement, Virtual Learning

Presented by: Samantha Fecich

Session Description:

Want to deliver content to your students in a fun and engaging way? Come join Dr. Samantha Fecich as she shows you how easy it is to create interactive virtual spaces using Buncee EDU, a free multimedia content creation tool for teachers and students. You'll learn what a Bitmoji Classroom is, the pros and cons of teaching with Bitmoji, plus step-by-step instructions for creating your very own virtual classroom using Buncee EDU to enhance the learning experience for your students.

Blending Your Way to Personalized Learning: Assessments and Feedback for Personalized Learning

Differentiation & Personalization, Instructional Strategies, Assessment & Review, Feedback, Student Engagement

Presented by: Jayme Linton

This is session four of six for the series titled "Blending Your Way to Personalized Learning"

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop description: One of the most impactful benefits of blended learning is the ability to provide immediate feedback and make on-the-spot adjustments to instruction based on student learning. Join Dr. Jayme Linton to see for yourself just how powerful this can be! In this session, participants will use personalized assessment and feedback strategies to experience the power of blended learning for themselves.
 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will design or locate a digital assessment that can be used to provide personalized feedback and make immediate adjustments to instruction to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objective and reflect on their learning.

Blending Your Way to Personalized Learning: Clone Yourself to Maximize Instructional Time

Differentiation & Personalization, Instructional Strategies, Student Engagement, Technology Integration

Presented by: Jayme Linton

This is session three of six for the series titled "Blending Your Way to Personalized Learning"

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop description: How many times have you thought, “There is not enough time in the school day. I wish I could clone myself!” With blended learning, cloning yourself is possible! Join Dr. Jayme Linton to learn how to leverage blended learning to clone yourself and maximize learning opportunities for your students.

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will create or locate a resource to use for a cloned lesson to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objective and reflect on their learning.

Blending Your Way to Personalized Learning: Making Blended Learning Work

Differentiation & Personalization, Instructional Strategies, Student Engagement, Classroom Management

Presented by: Jayme Linton

This is session six of six for the series titled "Blending Your Way to Personalized Learning"

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop description: To implement and sustain blended learning over time takes intentional planning and shifts in the classroom culture and environment. In this session, you will examine ways to transform the learning environment to support blended learning. Dr. Jayme Linton will share tips for establishing procedures and routines to support the shift in ownership of the learning from teacher to students. Join us to learn how to create a classroom culture and environment that supports blended learning.
 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will plan for implementation of strategies to build a classroom culture and environment that supports blended learning to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objective and reflect on their learning.

Blending Your Way to Personalized Learning: Models of Blended Learning

Differentiation & Personalization, Instructional Strategies, Virtual Learning, Student Engagement

Presented by: Jayme Linton

This is session two of six for the series titled Blending Your Way to Personalized Learning

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop description: There is no right way to do blended learning. There are countless versions of blended learning that exist along a continuum. Join Dr. Jayme Linton to unpack promising models and strategies for blended learning. In this session, participants will see blended learning models in action and identify powerful uses of in-person and online learning opportunities to make the most of blended learning.​
 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will use Flipgrid to describe a blended learning model that supports their “why” for blended learning to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objective and reflect on their learning.

Blending Your Way to Personalized Learning: Playlists and Pathways for Blended Learning

Differentiation & Personalization, Instructional Strategies, Student Engagement, Playlists, Pathways

Presented by: Jayme Linton

This is session five of six for the series titled "Blending Your Way to Personalized Learning"

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop description: Blended learning can provide students with multiple pathways to success. In this session, we will explore the strategy of blended learning playlists and pathways to personalize learning for students. Blended learning playlists and pathways are structures for organizing the blended learning experience for students and providing learner choice over time, pace, path, and place. Join Dr. Jayme Linton to explore blended learning playlists and pathways and learn tips and tricks for creating your own.
 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will engage in blended learning activities using blended playlists and pathways and complete activities and assessments to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objective and reflect on their learning.

Blending Your Way to Personalized Learning: Why Blended Learning?

Differentiation & Personalization, Instructional Strategies, Student Accountability, Student Engagement

Presented by: Jayme Linton

This is session one of six for the series titled Blending Your Way to Personalized Learning

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop description: What exactly is blended learning, and what is your why for blended learning? Join Dr. Jayme Linton to uncover ways that blended learning can transform possibilities for students. In this session, participants will examine the purposes and benefits of blended learning and unpack the shifting roles of teachers and students in blended environments.​
 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will engage in a Chalkboard Splash activity and use Flipgrid to deliver an elevator pitch to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objective and reflect on their learning.

Brain-based Literacy Strategies to Support ESL Students (Part 1)

Instructional Strategies, Brain-based, Literacy, Special Education

Presented by: Michelle Dragalin

 

Session Description: Each student is different in the way that he or she learns, so it is important to use different techniques in your teaching practice to appeal to a wide variety of learners and their needs. Join Michelle Dragalin as she discusses how the brain processes language and the impact that learning a second language has on the brain. You will also learn why it is important for teachers of second language learners to utilize brain-based teaching strategies as part of their instruction. 


Assessment: Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat to discuss brain-based teaching strategies to demonstrate their understanding of the session objective and reflect on their learning.

Brain-based Literacy Strategies to Support ESL Students (Part 2)

Instructional Strategies, Brain-based, Literacy, Special Education

Presented by: Michelle Dragalin

Session Description: Each student is different in the way that he or she learns, so it is important to use different techniques in your teaching practice to appeal to a wide variety of learners and their needs. Join Michelle Dragalin as she shares a variety of brain-based teaching strategies to effectively teach students with language delays and students who are second language learners. You will also learn tips and tricks for making your students’ learning more productive without undergoing major shifts in their instruction.

 

Assessment: Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat to discuss brain-based teaching strategies to demonstrate their understanding of the session objective and reflect on their learning.

Bringing Copyright to the Digital Age

Instructional Strategies, Digital Citizenship, Copyright, Project-based Learning, PBL

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

We all want our students to have the skills to become creative constructors of knowledge, but what are their rights when it comes to using digital-age tools in the design process? Join Lauren Boucher for an interactive discussion and explore tools and resources that you and your students are free to use when creating digital products.

Build Teacher Leaders Today or Lose Teachers Tomorrow

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Educator Growth & Wellness

 

Presented by Courtney Teague

Session Description:

During this webinar, join Dr. Courtney Teague as she addresses school leaders. With teacher talent shortages globally, it's no longer a question of simply finding teacher leaders, there is a need to build it through trust. During this presentation, Dr. Teague will share her experiences and you'll learn efficient techniques for developing and engaging teacher leaders.

Building a Better Teacher Site With Google Sites

Google, Google Sites, Collaborative Learning, Student Engagement

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

A class website can help teachers stay organized and on track while providing accountability and transparency for parents and students alike. Join Matt Bergman as he shares strategies for building a better teacher website with Google Sites. You will also learn tips and tricks for engaging students, including a variety of ideas for enhancing communication and sharing resources.

Building a Student Project Site With Google Sites

Project-based Learning, PBL, Google, Google Sites

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Google Sites is an excellent tool for sharing updates, timelines, presentations, and resources all in one place. Join Matt Bergman as he explains, step-by-step, how to create a Google Site for student projects and portfolios in your classroom. You will also learn how to add interactive design features, upload files stored in your Google Drive, and set up site navigation.

Building Digital Breakout Games Using Google Sites (Part 1)

Instructional Strategies, Student Engagement, Collaborative Learning, Differentiation & Personalization, Google Sites

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

This is session five of six for the workshop series titled "Designing Digital Puzzles and Breakout Games for the Classroom"

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Premium Members have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop Description:

When creating digital breakout games, Google Sites is a fantastic place to organize all your digital clues!

Join Lauren Boucher as she shares the best way to incorporate your puzzles and games into one cohesive digital breakout game using Google Sites.

Participants will also have an opportunity to set up a Google Site that will be used as a framework for building the initial layout and flow of an organized digital breakout game. 

Special Technology Instructions:

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment:

Participants will create their own digital puzzle and breakout game to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objective and reflect on their learning. 

Building Digital Breakout Games Using Google Sites (Part 2)

Instructional Strategies, Student Engagement, Collaborative Learning, Differentiation & Personalization, Google Sites

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

This is session six of six for the workshop series titled "Designing Digital Puzzles and Breakout Games for the Classroom"

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Premium Members have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop Description:

When creating digital breakout games, Google Sites is a fantastic place to organize all your digital clues!

Join Lauren Boucher as she shares the best way to incorporate your puzzles and games into one cohesive digital breakout game using Google Sites.

Participants will also have an opportunity to build a digital breakout game, play each other’s games and share feedback, as well as walk away with a library of digital breakout games that can be customized as needed. ​

Special Technology Instructions:

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment:

Participants will create their own digital puzzle and breakout game to demonstrate their understanding of the session objective and reflect on their learning.

Building Relationships with Students

SEL, School Counseling, Differentiation & Personalization, Classroom Management, Student Engagement

Presented by: Naomi Harm

Session Description:

You have heard it before: building relationships with your students is the best method to help them succeed, handle classroom management difficulties, and establish a healthy classroom environment. Join Naomi Harm as she discusses how children's intellectual and social development can be aided by building good ties with their teachers. You will also learn strategies that will help you communicate during one-to-one meetups, uncover common interests, develop storytelling techniques, gamify the “getting-to-know-you” conversations, and bring humor and laughter back into the classroom.

Canva for Education: Creating Fun Digital Resources

Blended Learning, Virtual Learning, Differentiation & Personalization, Collaborative Learning, Canva

Presented by: Samantha Fecich

Session Description:

Are you looking for ways to encourage creativity and enhance collaboration in your classroom? Join Dr. Samantha Fecich as she explores the benefits of using Canva for Educators, a free, drag-and-drop graphic design tool that makes visual learning and communication easy and fun. You will learn where to access free educator templates, as well as how to create engaging lessons, agendas, virtual classroom resources, and so much more!

Canva for the Graphic Design Classroom (Part 1)

CTE, Canva, Graphic Design, Digital Art

Presented by: Kim Munoz

This is session one of two for the workshop series titled Teaching Graphic Design Concepts with Canva

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend both sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to two continuing education credits

Workshop Description: If your students are hesitant to dive into dynamic software like Adobe Illustrator to create graphics from scratch, they may need a little more time to build their skills and self-confidence. Join Kimberly Muñoz as she shares how to use Canva for Education to introduce design concepts using pre-made graphics and templates. In addition, you will learn how to build a digital classroom using Canva where you can assign lessons to your students that incorporate the elements of design and color theory. Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own graphics that will assist them in teaching their students how to effectively use Canva for Education.
 

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to a computer or laptop, a non-school, personal Google account, and a free Canva for Education account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

Canva for the Graphic Design Classroom (Part 2

canva, cte, digital art, graphic design

Presented by: Kim Munoz

This is session two of two for the workshop series titled Teaching Graphic Design Concepts with Canva

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend both sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to two continuing education credits

Workshop Description: If your students are hesitant to dive into dynamic software like Adobe Illustrator to create graphics from scratch, they may need a little more time to build their skills and self-confidence. Join Kimberly Muñoz as she shares how to use Canva for Education to introduce design concepts using different dimensions and elements. In addition, you will learn how to develop lessons using Canva so your students can produce digital and print materials such as banners, logos, and more! Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own graphics that will assist them in teaching their students how to effectively use Canva for Education.

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to a computer or laptop, a non-school, personal Google account, and a free Canva for Education account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

Canvas: An Introduction and Getting Started

LMS, Canvas, Classroom Management

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

In this step-by-step webinar, you'll learn everything you need to get started with the Canvas LMS. The Canvas LMS offers everything you need to create appealing courses, communicate with students and parents, and track student participation and learning. Join teacher trainer Lauren Boucher as she shares an overview of Canvas and the tools it has to offer and the types of activities you can design.

Challenging Students Can Be Champions! (Part 1)

SEL, Social & Emotional Learning, PBIS, Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies

Presented by: Reba Gordon Matthews

Session Description:

Regardless of age, students’ social and emotional needs must be considered in order to effectively address behavioral issues in the classroom. Join Reba Gordon-Matthews as she shares how you can take your students from contenders to champions! You will also walk away with strategies for working with students who disrupt the learning process as well as tips and tricks for encouraging positive behavior.

Challenging Students Can Be Champions! (Part 2)

SEL, Social & Emotional Learning, PBIS, Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies

Presented by: Reba Gordon Matthews

Session Description:

Regardless of age, students’ social and emotional needs must be considered in order to effectively address behavioral issues in the classroom. Join Reba Gordon-Matthews as she shares how you can take your students from contenders to champions! You will also walk away with strategies for working with students who disrupt the learning process as well as tips and tricks for encouraging positive behavior.

Chromebook Tips and Tricks for Educators

Technology Integration, Chromebook, Google, Google Chrome

Presented by: Deb Norton

Session Description:

Chromebooks have become an essential teaching tool in many classrooms, but are you using your Chromebook to its fullest potential? Join Deb Norton as she shares a variety of tips and tricks for educators that will save you time and take your Chromebook knowledge to the next level! You will also learn some lesser-known Chrome browser know-hows, including strategies for navigation and troubleshooting.

Class Dojo: Connecting with Families

Differentiation & Personalization, Parents, Collaborative Learning, Gamification & Game-based Learning, Class Dojo

Presented by: Jenna Linskens

Session Description:

Class Dojo is a not only easy for teachers, fun for students – but it's fantastic to help families stay involved and excited about their students' learning! During this webinar, join Jenna Linskens as she explores how to use Class Dojo to create meaningful connections with families. You'll learn how to share happenings from your classroom with photos, activities, and more. You'll also learn how to safely use 1:1 messaging for communication.

Class Dojo: Getting Started and Using Student Portfolios

Technology Integration, Portfolio, Assessment & Review, Gamification & Game-based Learning, Class Dojo

Presented by: Jenna Linskens

Session Description:

During this step-by-step training, join Jenna Linskens as she gets you familiar with the Class Dojo learning platform. She'll give you a detailed walk through of the web application, an overview of the launch pad, how to add a new class and students, and how to get started with awarding points. This session will also explore the features of Class Dojo that help support student learning and encourage sharing with individual student portfolios.

Class Dojo: Getting the Most Out of Class Dojo

Technology Integration, Feedback, Gamification & Game-based Learning, Class Dojo

Presented by: Jenna Linskens

Session Description:

Now that you're familiar with Class Dojo, let's take a deeper dive! In this session, Jenna Linskens will walk you through a variety of additional features and functions of Class Dojo. You'll dig into the Class Dojo toolkit and learn how to organize students into groups. You'll also explore how to use Class Dojo's feedback tool for effective classroom behavior management.

Co-teaching Strategies for Remote and Hybrid Learning

Special Education, eLearning, Online Learning, Co-teaching, Instructional Strategies

Presented by: Valerie Lewis

Session Description:

Are you looking for ways to successfully co-teach in the age of distance learning? Join Valerie Lewis as she shares her ideas for co-teaching using popular tech tools and more! Specifically, Valerie will discuss co-teaching strategies using tools and apps such as Zoom, G Suite, and Near Pod. Liven up your classroom with these easy-to-use strategies that will make your co-teaching more effective…and fun!

Collaborating with Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote, Reading, Writing, Collaborative Learning

Presented by: Tiffany Thompson

Session Description:

Microsoft OneNote notebooks can be easily shared, and also have a lot of great collaboration features as well. Join Microsoft Trainer, Tiffany Thompson, as she shares best practices, ideas, and tips on collaborating with Microsoft OneNote. In this session, you'll learn step-by-step how to share a notebook or single note with others, how to move existing notebooks, and how to collaborate with others within a notebook. She'll also show you some other great tips from viewing page versions to deleting notebooks permanently.

Compassion Fatigue: How to Avoid Teacher Burnout

Self-care, Well-being, Social & Emotional Learning, SEL

Presented by: Melissa Mann

Session Description:

Today's teachers, counselors and school leaders are experiencing greater anxiety, stress and burnout than ever before. Join Dr. Sarah Thomas as she shares a variety of strategies that educators can use to revive themselves when they feel as though they are drowning. You will also learn a new approach to collaboration, passion, and reinvention that can lead to positive results both professionally and personally.

Cooperative Learning as a Strategy for Academic Recovery

Differentiation & Personalization, Learning Loss, Academic Recovery, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning, Instructional Strategies

Presented by: Deb Norton

Session Description:

Social interactions and opportunities to collaborate with their peers impact students’ social and emotional well-being as well as their learning outcomes. Join Deb Norton as she shares the current research for how and why cooperative learning supports academic recovery. You will also walk away with a variety of activities to help bridge the gap between unfinished learning and new ideas and information.

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Instructional Strategies, eLearning, Online Learning, Administrator Resources

 

Presented by Courtney Teague

Session Description:

There are a myriad of reasons students may be out of school for extended periods of time. Whatever the reason and regardless of the duration, we must consider the effects of significant absences on student achievement. Join this webinar to learn strategies for viable learning and teaching opportunities during an emergency.

CPR for the Drowning Educator

Social & Emotional Learning, SEL, Self-care, Well-being

Presented by: Sarah Thomas

Session Description:

As the face of instruction changes, educators often struggle with ways to actively engage their students. Join Dr. Sarah Thomas as she explores the difference between gamification and game-based learning as well as five simple steps that you can use to gamify your classroom. You will also learn specific strategies to engage your students as well as tips and tricks to set up your classroom for little or no cost.

Create a Mobile Language Learning Lab with iPads

Technology Integration, iPad, iOS, Apple, World Languages, ESL & ELL

Presented by: Dawn Berkeley

Session Description:

If you are teaching a foreign language or working with English language learners, you are likely aware of how helpful it is for students to listen to themselves and others as they practice their speech. However traditional Language Labs can be expensive or often problematic. Join Dawn Berkeley as she shares how she transformed the language learning experience with her students by using iPads to replace an existing and often problematic Language Lab. If you do not have a Language Lab or are looking to augment or transition from your stationary Language Lab, come discover a great alternative!

Create Engaging, Research-based Content for Your Interactive Whiteboard

Interactive Whiteboard, Student Engagement, IWB, Technology Integration, Blended Learning, Differentiation & Personalization

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Have you ever wondered if there were templates or guidelines you could follow to create truly engaging, interactive lessons for your Interactive Whiteboard (IWB)? Have you wondered what should you include and where's the best spot for it? Join Lauren Boucher as she discusses research-based strategies for creating rich IWB lessons that yield positive learning results. You will be introduced to specific hide and reveal techniques, lesson design and formatting considerations, and ways to get real-time response data from your students. Additionally, participants will walk away with a rubric for evaluating their IWB lessons to ensure they're utilizing their IWB to its fullest capabilities.

Create Engaging, Technology Rich Lesson Plans with PBS LearningMedia

Student Engagement, PBS LearningMedia, Differentiation & Personalization, Assessment & Review

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Would you like to have access to thousands of tools and resources that could make your job easier and help you create engaging learning experiences for students? Join Matt Bergman as he explores PBS LearningMedia, a free website that provides teachers and students with access to over 100,000 videos, images, interactives, and lesson plans for every grade level and subject area. Matt will share tips and suggestions on how you can use the PBS LearningMedia resources and tools to create engaging and technology rich lesson plans.

Create Meaningful Staff Development with a Kaleidoscope of Learning Experiences

School Counseling, Educator Growth & Wellness, Technology Integration, Collaborative Learning, Blended Learning

Presented by: Naomi Harm

Session Description:

Do you sometimes struggle to provide meaningful professional development opportunities to your teachers? The capabilities of educational technology have the potential to radically change instructional strategies to bring about socially meaningful learning. This webinar will showcase how an organization can move to deeper and more creative staff development practices through a kaleidoscope of blended learning experiences. Join Naomi Harm as she explains the potential of online collaborative tools and how you can model the use of these tools and resources in your community. She will cover how to develop a vision of Web 2.0 for achieving your district's technology literacy goals, as well as how to provide support and just in-time learning for educational uses of Web 2.0.

Creating a Google Slides Presentation Step-by-Step

Technology Integration, Google Slides, Google

Presented by: Kim Munoz

Session Description:

Now that you know the basics of Google Slides, let's start creating! Join expert trainer, Kimberly Munoz, as she shows you step-by-step how to build and create interesting slide presentations with Google Slides. Whether you're brand new to Google Slides, or you've been using it for a while, you'll surely learn something new. Some things covered in this webinar include opening and/or importing slides, adding content and text, downloading as PPT, PDF, presenting, printing, and so much more!

Creating a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Step-by-Step

Technology Integration, Microsoft PowerPoint

Presented by: Tiffany Thompson

Session Description:

Now that you know the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, let's start creating! Join expert trainer, Tiffany Thompson, as she shows you step-by-step how to build and create interesting slide presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint. You'll learn how to make your slides more appealing and informative by changing backgrounds, inserting and formatting text boxes, adding graphics, including online video, and more!

Creating Better Assignments in Google Classroom

Google Classroom, Google Workspace, Google, Classroom Management, LMS

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Want to take your Google Classroom assignments to the next level? Or perhaps you're just getting started and are looking for step-by-step instruction on creating world classroom assignments. You're in the right spot! In this intro level webinar, join Matt Bergman as he walks you through creating better assignments in Google Classroom. You'll learn how to manage and use attachments, design rubrics, provide students with feedback and so much more. If you're using Google Classroom, this is a must-see webinar.

Creating Better Discussion Questions in Google Classroom

Google Workspace, LMS, Classroom Management, Google Classroom, Google

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Classroom discussions can be a powerful data source that teachers can use to adapt instruction and increase student learning. Join Matt Bergman as he shares how to use Google Classroom to create meaningful discussion questions, give students voice and choice, and maintain an inclusive learning environment. You will also walk away with tips and tricks for fostering dynamic discussions with your students.

Creating Choice Boards with Google Slides

Blended Learning, Choice Boards, Google, Google Slides, Differentiation & Personalization

 

Presented by Christine Romano

Session Description:

Choice Boards or learning menus are a great way to enhance student learning. They provide opportunities for student choice and differentiated instruction so you can reach ALL learners. Choice Boards can be created in a variety ways using Google Slides. Join Chrissy Romano Arrabito to learn step-by-step how to create a learning menu that is interactive and dynamic. You'll walk away with ready-to-go templates that you can simply copy and edit to make their own!

Creating Courses with Canvas LMS: Part 1

LMS, Canvas, Classroom Management

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Canvas LMS is a robust learning management system that allows teachers to design instruction and learning activities to engage students in the learning process. Join Lauren Boucher as she covers, step-by-step, how to get started with creating courses in Canvas. In this webinar, participants will learn about organization with modules and how to create engaging content pages with the various editing tools Canvas has to offer. This webinar will focus on Modules and Pages.

Creating Courses with Canvas LMS: Part 2

LMS, Canvas, Classroom Management

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Now that you've learned the basics of Canvas, and explored how to get started creating course, let's dive deeper. Join Lauren Boucher in this step-by-step webinar to learn about creating assignments, discussions, and quizzes in Canvas courses. In this webinar, participants will not only learn how to use Canvas tools, but also how to utilize outside digital resources to increase engagement and motivation for students. This webinar will focus on Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, and Question Banks.

Creating Digital Breakout Games Using Google Forms

Instructional Strategies, Student Engagement, Collaborative Learning, Differentiation & Personalization, Google Forms

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

This is session four of six for the workshop series titled "Designing Digital Puzzles and Breakout Games for the Classroom"

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Premium Members have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop Description:

If you are a fan of using Google Forms for digital quizzes and assignments, you can easily level up to creating digital games!

Join Lauren Boucher as she demonstrates how to harness the power of Google Forms to create fun, interactive digital breakout games.

Participants will also have an opportunity to use Google Forms to create a mini digital breakout game that they can immediately use with their students. 

Special Technology Instructions:

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment:

Participants will create their own digital puzzle and breakout game to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objective and reflect on their learning. 

Creating Digital Scavenger Hunts with GooseChase

Blended Learning, Goosechase, Collaborative Learning, Student Engagement, Technology Integration

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt? Get your students excited to engage in learning activities by using GooseChase EDU’s easy-to-use platform for creating digital scavenger hunts. Join Lauren Boucher as she shares how to create fun tasks and put them together in a digital scavenger hunt that will be sure to have your students asking for more!

Creating Engaging Learning Experiences in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams, Virtual Learning, eLearning, Online Learning, Student Engagement

Presented by: Samantha Fecich

Session Description:

Now that you are familiar with the Microsoft Teams platform, it's time to have some fun! In this webinar, Dr. Samantha Fecich will show you how to use a variety of engaging tools to create meaningful learning experiences within Microsoft Teams. She'll show you step-by-step how to engage students with things like forms, polls, and embedded content. This session will also cover best practices for communication strategies within your group.

Creating Fliphunts with Flipgrid

Blended Learning, Microsoft Flip, Differentiation & Personalization, Assessment & Review, Collaborative Learning

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Are you looking for ways to increase student participation in your hybrid or fully virtual classroom? Join Matt Bergman as he shares strategies to facilitate online discussion in creative, meaningful, and engaging ways. You will also learn how to use book snaps, class meetings, and creative questions, including tips and tricks for using a variety of online platforms to encourage online discussion.

Creating Highly Engaging Lessons with Google Keep (Google's Note-Taking Service)

Technology Integration, Google Keep, Google, Student Engagement, Writing

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Google Keep may not be the most well-known Google Tool for teachers… but it surely is one of the best kept secrets! This note-taking service from Google offers a variety of tools for taking notes and organizing information. Google Keep is well known for keeping busy teachers organized, but in this session Matt Bergman will show you how to use this free tool to create highly engaging lessons for your students. Learn how to use Google Keep to set goals, manage class projects, build presentations and documents, and provide options for demonstrating knowledge. Once you learn these tips and tricks, Google Keep will surely keep you coming back for more!

Creating Interactive Bitmoji Virtual Spaces with Google Slides

Google, Bitmoji, Student Engagement, Google Slides, Differentiation & Personalization

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Want to easily create Virtual Classrooms and Virtual Spaces for your Bitmoji? Come join Lauren Boucher as she shows you how much fun it can be to teach with Bitmoji. In this session, we will specifically focus on backgrounds and virtual spaces for your Bitmoji. You'll learn how to easily find backgrounds and images for your virtual spaces, how to edit and change elements, and where to find done-for-you templates. You'll also learn how to use Google Slides features like layering and linking to create truly engaging Bitmoji Virtual Classrooms!

Creating Interactive Formative Assessment with Quizizz

Assessment & Review, Quizizz, Student Engagement, Collaborative Learning, Blended Learning, Technology Integration

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Quizizz is an online assessment tool that makes it easy to create gamified quizzes, presentations and flashcards. Join Matt Bergman as he shares, step-by-step, how to create interactive formative assessments with Quizizz. You will also learn some creative ways to use Quizizz to engage and assess students in all grade levels and subject areas.

Creating Personalized Bitmoji with Google Drawings

Google, Bitmoji, Google Drawings, Student Engagement, Differentiation & Personalization

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

By combining the fun of Bitmoji with the awesome versatility of Google Drawings, you can personalize and create truly amazing scenes to spice up your virtual classroom, digital assignments, and more. Join Lauren Boucher as she demonstrates how to combine Bitmojis, add outside elements, or remove elements from your Bitmoji using Google Drawings and unleash your creativity!

Creating Reusable Templates with Jamboard

Blended Learning, Google Jamboard, Collaborative Learning, Google

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Are you ready to jazz up your Jamboards? Join Matt Bergman as he provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to create reusable templates with Google Jamboard that you can use for any grade level or subject area. You will also learn how to integrate Google Drawings, Slides, and Docs to create the perfect Jamboard that will take student collaboration to the next level!

Creating Self-Grading Quizzes in Google Classroom

Google Workspace, LMS, Classroom Management, Google Classroom, Google

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Did you know that you can use Google Classroom to create user-friendly, self-grading quizzes, along with supporting materials, in just a few clicks? Join Matt Berman as he shares, step-by-step, how to create a self-grading quiz in Google Classroom. You will also learn tips and tricks for making your quizzes more accessible for students, including how to infuse video, images, and audio.

Creating Self-Grading, Digital Worksheets Using TeacherMade.com

Technology Integration, TeacherMade, Student Engagement, Differentiation & Personalization

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Transforming paper/pencil learning activities to digital ones can be a daunting and time-intensive task. Created by teachers, for teachers, TeacherMade.com allows you to create digital worksheets that grade themselves! Join Lauren Boucher as she shares, step-by-step, how to use this completely FREE website to create, grade, and organize your digital learning activities.

Creating STEM Growth Mindset Vision and Dream Boards

Differentiation & Personalization, Instructional Strategies, Growth Mindset, Student Accountability, Student Engagement

Presented by: Naomi Harm

Session Description:

Would you like to guide your students in developing a growth mindset through student-driven goals, authentic reflection, and celebration of learning stories? Join Naomi Harm as she shares best practices for creating vision boards that will help your students visualize their own unique learning pathways. You will also walk away with a variety of resources that will inspire your students to make their career and future-ready goals a reality.

Creating Video Lessons for Flipped and Blended Instruction

Blended Learning, Technology Integration, Flipped Classroom, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Video

Presented by: Sarah Thomas

Session Description:

Have you ever wanted to record video lessons for your students, but you're not sure where to start? In this beginner session, Join Dr. Sarah Thomas as she shares how to create your first video lesson step-by-step. You'll also learn where to find a variety of resources for video creation, editing, and curation, as well as best practices for using video in flipped and blended instruction.

Creating Video Lessons with Loom

Loom, Screencast, Blended Learning

 

Presented by Christine Romano

Session Description:

Loom is a screencasting tool that can be used to create instructional video lessons to enhance your students' learning experience. With Loom, you can capture your screen, voice, and face instantly to share a lesson with your students. The Basic (free) version of Loom offers lots of tools and features that are great for in educational environments. Join Chrissy Romano Arrabito for a step-by-step guide to getting started with Loom.

Creating Word Walls with Flipgrid and Google Slides

Microsoft Flip, Word Walls, Google Slides, Vocabulary, Microsoft, Google

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Fliphunts are digital, interactive scavenger hunts that are created and run through the Flipgrid platform. Join Matt Bergman as he shares, step-by-step, how to create your own digital scavenger hunt that will engage and motivate your students. You will also learn a variety of ways to use Fliphunts to facilitate differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and student collaboration.

Creating Your Own Digital Anchor Charts Using Google Tools

Anchor Charts, Google, Collaborative Learning, Student Accountability, Student Engagement, Instructional Strategies

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

An anchor chart is a teaching tool that helps you visually capture and display important information from your lesson. Join Matt Bergman as he shares how you can use Google tools to create and digitize interactive anchor charts with your students. You will also learn how to effectively use anchor charts to foster a culture of learning, independence, and problem-solving skills in your classroom.

Creative Formative Assessment Techniques, Tips, Resources and Innovative Strategies

Instructional Strategies, Feedback, Self Assessment, Differentiation & Personalization, Student Engagement

Presented by: Naomi Harm

Session Description:

The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning. Join Naomi Harm as she shares best practices to help your students set clear learning targets including the ability to self-assess to track their own learning. You will also learn a variety of instructional strategies and resources to support a more personalized learning experience for each of your students.

Creative Summative Assessment Techniques, Tips, Resources and Innovative Strategies

Instructional Strategies, Feedback, Self Assessment, Differentiation & Personalization, Student Engagement

Presented by: Naomi Harm

Session Description:

The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of a specific instructional period by comparing it against an academic standard or benchmark. Join Naomi Harm as she shares best practices to help your students reach clear learning targets including the ability to set their own future learning goals. You will also learn a variety of instructional strategies and resources to enhance the creative learning portfolio for each of your students.

Creative Ways to Communicate with Parents

Collaborative Learning, Parents, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Back to School

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description: Do you ever wish that there were easier and less time-consuming ways to communicate with parents so that they could be more informed and involved? Communication can be a huge challenge for both parents and teachers in the fast-paced society in which we live. What resources can teachers use to help bridge the communication gap between home and school? Join Matt Bergman as he shares several free tools teachers can use to creatively communicate with and engage busy parents. You will also walk away with strategies for providing equitable communication through a variety of channels that best fits parents’ needs.
 

Assessment: Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss ideas for communicating with parents to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.

Creative Ways to Fund the Cash Strapped Classroom

Administrator Resources, School Counseling, Educator Growth & Wellness, Back to School, Funding

Presented by: Matt Bergman

 

Session Description: As school funding options continue to dwindle, how can teachers provide students with the resources necessary to help students learn? Teachers often turn to their own pockets to buy important classroom supplies and instructional materials for students. According to recent studies, the average teacher spends approximately $750 of their own money to fund their classroom needs each year. Join Matt Bergman as he discusses several strategies you can use to help save money and survive in the cash-strapped classroom. You will also walk away with a list of websites and additional resources to help you raise funds for your classroom.
 

Assessment: Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss ideas for classroom funding to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.

Creative Ways to Give Timely, Useful Feedback to Students

Instructional Strategies, Feedback, Differentiation & Personalization, Student Engagement

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Providing actionable feedback to students is vitally important to the learning process. Good feedback can improve students' confidence and increase their enthusiasm for learning. However, with long workdays, overloaded schedules, and the general rigor of the life of a teacher… getting feedback to students in a timely manner can be a struggle! Join expert teacher trainer Lauren Boucher, as she share tips, tricks, and ideas on how to streamline the feedback process. In this 30 minute webinar, Ms. Boucher will share several creative tools and strategies for sharing feedback with your students in a way that is efficient and effective for all involved.

Creative Ways to Make Learning Fun and Interactive With Canvas

LMS, Canvas, Classroom Management

Presented by: Deb Norton

Session Description:

Ready to take your instruction to the next level within Canvas? There are so many incredible content possibilities that will make learning fun and exciting for your students. Join expert trainer, Deb Norton, as she shares creative ways to engage your students while teaching with Canvas. From embedding Google Forms, EDPuzzles, speed graders, and Flipgrids to building badges, making breakout sessions, and more! Come learn how to make learning fun while teaching with Canvas!

Creative Ways to Use Breakout Rooms in Zoom

Collaborative Learning, Zoom, eLearning, Online Learning

Presented by: Jenna Linskens

Session Description:

Once you've learned the basics of Breakout rooms, let's start putting them to use. In this session, we'll explore creative ways that you can use the Breakout room feature of Zoom to enhance student engagement. This webinar will give you practical examples, and will open your mind to the endless possibilities.

Cross Curriculum STEAM Integration for Every Classroom

Blended Learning, Instructional Strategies, Project-based Learning, PBL

Presented by: Michelle Cheasty

Session Description:

With so much talk about STEAM and STEM – sometimes it's easy to wonder how to begin. While we all area hearing how critical STEAM integration is to the success of our students, it can often be a struggle to get started. Even the simple question of "what exactly is STEAM and what does it mean?" can be overwhelming. Also, what is the difference between STEAM and STEM? Find out why the "A" is so critical as you explore the world of cross curriculum STEAM integration for every classroom. In this session, you'll learn popular integration models, critical considerations to make when designing lessons, and a plethora of technology tools to help you out.

Customizing Your Google Forms and Creating Exit Tickets

Assessment & Review, Google, Google Forms

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Now that you've learned the basics, join Matt Bergman to dive a little deeper into Google Forms. This webinar, designed with beginners in mind, will provide you with an overview of how to customize your form to meet your needs and show you how to create your first exit ticket for students – a great example of the power of Forms (but there are many other applications as well). By the end of the webinar, you will know how to add additional question types, customize themes, add media, and a few additional tips and tricks for gathering data.

Cyberbullying: Recognizing, Preventing, and Responding to It

Cybersafety, Cyberbullying, Bullying, Administrator Resources, School Counseling, Digital Citizenship

Presented by: Brent Maguire

 

Session Description: Many students underestimate or do not realize the far-reaching and potentially devastating impact that cyberbullying can have on a victim. Because cyberbullying occurs online, often under the guise of anonymity, it can be especially vicious and intimidating. And, because it can be "witnessed" by scores of online spectators and perpetrated 24/7, the impact is far-reaching, and victims often feel they have nowhere to hide. In part two of this two-part series, Brent Maguire discusses how to recognize the signs of cyberbullying and victimization. He will explain the criminal aspect of cyberbullying and share strategies for responding to and preventing it. You will also learn how to monitor Internet use at school and provide suggestions for the school's approach to cyberbullying.
 

Assessment: Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss how to recognize, prevent and respond to cyberbullying to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.

Cyberbullying: Understanding the Impact and Devastation

Cybersafety, Cyberbullying, Administrator Resources, School Counseling, Digital Citizenship, Bullying

Presented by: Brent Maguire

 

Session Description: Many students underestimate or do not realize the far-reaching and potentially devastating impact that cyberbullying can have on a victim. Because cyberbullying occurs online, often under the guise of anonymity, it can be especially vicious and intimidating. And, because it can be "witnessed" by scores of online spectators and perpetrated 24/7, the impact is far-reaching, and victims often feel they have nowhere to hide. In part one of this two-part series, Brent Maguire provides an overview of what cyberbullying is and how it occurs. You will also learn about the various forms of cyberbullying, how it differs from "traditional" bullying, and some of the challenges it presents.

 

Assessment: Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss the impact of cyberbullying to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.

Cybersafety and Virtual Instruction

Classroom Management, Cybersafety, Digital Citizenship, School Safety, eLearning, Online Learning

Presented by: Michelle Cheasty

Session Description:

Here's your chance to get all of your Microsoft PowerPoint questions answered by a SimpleK12 expert presenter! If you've watched some of SimpleK12's Microsoft PowerPoint webinars On-Demand, but were left with questions…bring them to this open forum. During this webinar event, the content is driven by YOU and other Community Members who have questions about Microsoft PowerPoint. Be sure to watch Tiffany's related Microsoft PowerPoint webinars On-Demand first *listed below* then join us for this Q&A where you can get all of your questions answered. Related Webinars by Tiffany Thompson: An Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint Creating a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Step-by-Step Microsoft PowerPoint: Beyond the Basics Using Teaching and Accessibility Tools in Microsoft PowerPoint Or any of our other Microsoft PowerPoint webinars by our other trainers located within the Microsoft category of the SimpleK12 Course Catalog.

Design Thinking: Starting Small with Sprints

Design Thinking, Student Engagement, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

This is session two of six for the series titled Using Design Thinking to Empower Learners

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits

Workshop description: Just like sprints in track and field, Design Sprints are short projects that are structured to help students learn the steps in the Design Thinking Process. Join Lauren Boucher and Brian Whitson as they share the value of starting with Design Sprints when introducing Design Thinking, including best practices for implementing the framework with your students. Participants will also have an opportunity to access done-for-you templates and support materials to create their own content-specific learning experiences that they can immediately use with their students.

 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop. Participants will also need access to two devices: one to view the training and one to participate in the make-and-take component. In addition, access to a digital creation tool will be required, such as Google Slides, Google Drawings, Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva, etc.

Design Thinking: Transform Learning from Boring and Dull to Exciting and Meaningful!

Differentiation & Personalization, Design Thinking, Student Engagement, SEL, Social & Emotional Learning

Presented by: Deb Norton

Session Description:

Design thinking creates learning experiences that prepare our students for the future through innovation and critical thinking. Join Deb Norton as she shares how problem-solving and creative solutions are at the heart of design thinking. You will also learn a variety of teaching strategies that will have a positive impact in your classroom and increase student engagement.

Designing An Engaging Learning Experience for Your Students Using Canvas

LMS, Canvas, Classroom Management

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Design can have a huge impact on student engagement, motivation, and learning when utilizing a learning management system for instruction and assessment. Join Lauren Boucher to learn best practices in course and page design, and how to utilize Canvas' tools and features to create impactful courses for your students. Lauren will share templates and where to find ready-made activities to make the most Canvas. This webinar covers Home Page options and best practices in design.

Designing and Creating Digital Breakout Games

Instructional Strategies, Student Engagement, Collaborative Learning, Differentiation & Personalization

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

This is session three of six for the workshop series titled "Designing Digital Puzzles and Breakout Games for the Classroom"

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Premium Members have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop Description:

Educators are always looking for innovative ways to engage their students, and digital breakout games are one of the top activities that students love!

Join Lauren Boucher as she shares ideas, options, and strategies for designing a digital breakout game for students.

Participants will also have an opportunity to utilize a digital design template to begin planning an educational breakout game to bring into their classroom. 

Special Technology Instructions:

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment:

Participants will create their own digital puzzle and breakout game to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objective and reflect on their learning. 

Designing and Creating Digital Puzzles

Instructional Strategies, Student Engagement, Collaborative Learning, Differentiation & Personalization

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

This is session two of six for the workshop series titled "Designing Digital Puzzles and Breakout Games for the Classroom"

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Premium Members also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop Description:

It is no secret that digital puzzles are an effective way for students to develop logical thinking, improve memory, and boost problem-solving skills.

Join Lauren Boucher as she shares the types of digital puzzles that are most helpful in the classroom as well as the variety of creation tools that are available.

Participants will also have an opportunity to participate in a digital puzzle game that will assist in planning an engaging game experience for your students.

Special Technology Instructions:

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment:

Participants will create their own digital puzzle and breakout game to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.  

Designing and Implementing a Day of Play

differentiation, personalization, sel

This is session six of six for the series titled "Playful Learning"

Presented by: Naomi Harm



NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop Description:
Have you ever been excited to try out a new-to-you approach to teaching and learning in your classroom, yet only to find out that you were not able to tackle all the ideas as quickly as you had anticipated? Join Naomi Harm, a Genius of Play Ambassador, as she shares how to effectively implement a “Day of Play " in your Pre-K -3rd grade classroom. In addition, Naomi will discuss the necessary resources and teaching strategies to have in place so your little learners can experience these powerful play interactions every day. Participants will also have an opportunity to design their own playful learning activities that they can immediately use with their students.

Special Technology Instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket through a collaborative Jamboard to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objective and reflect on their learning.

Designing Digital Materials and Online Courses with Accessibility In Mind

Instructional Strategies, Accessibility, UDL, Universal Design for Learning

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

As more learning is occurring in a blended environment, it is important that instructional materials and activities are accessible to all students. Join Lauren Boucher to learn about tools, resources, and research to help you provide the best learning experiences for ALL of your students.

Differentiating Instruction with Classkick

Blended Learning, Assessment & Review, Classkick

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Are you ready to take your knowledge of Classkick to the next level? Join Matt Bergman as he shares best practices for differentiating instruction with Classkick. You will learn how to transform your content into accessible, engaging assessments that will enable your students to demonstrate their understanding in ways that work best for them. You will also learn how to integrate Classkick into other platforms, such as Google Classroom.

Digging Deeper into Learning with Standards-Based Choice Boards

Instructional Strategies, Differentiation & Personalization, Choice Boards, Student Engagement, Standards

Presented by: Matt Bergman

This is session two of six for the series titled "Designing Choice Boards for Personalized and Blended Learning Experiences"

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Premium Members have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to six continuing education credits.

Workshop Description:

Choice boards are easy to design and implement in the classroom, and they are also highly effective tools for assessing student knowledge and conceptual understanding.

Join Matt Bergman as he shares how to design standards-based choice boards, add scaffolds to support student learning, and evaluate student assignments.

Participants will also have an opportunity to create their own tic-tac-toe standards-based choice board that they can immediately use with their students. 

Special Technology Instructions:

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment:

Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objective and reflect on their learning. 

Digging Deeper Into UDL: Do You Clear Ramps or Shovel Steps?

UDL, Universal Design for Learning, Special Education, Accessibility, Instructional Strategies

Presented by: Matt Bergman

This is session one of three for the series titled Transforming Learning Through Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

NOTE: While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on-demand and earn up to three continuing education credits

Workshop description: Do you clear ramps or shovel steps? Our answer to this question lies in how we recognize and address variability. Join Matt Bergman as he shares strategies for clearing ramps or proactively addressing high probability learning barriers with accessible design. Participants will also dig deeper into the UDL Guidelines to develop a toolbox of ready-to-implement low-tech and high-tech UDL resources and strategies. Special emphasis will be placed on applying the UDL principle “Multiple Means of Representation” and the UDL Progression Rubric. Participants will also have an opportunity to redesign a content-specific lesson, assignment, or assessment that they can immediately use with their students.

 

Special technology instructions: Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.

Assessment: Participants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.

Digital Assessments for Face-to-Face and Online Learning

Blended Learning, Instructional Strategies, Differentiation & Personalization, Student Engagement

Presented by: Michelle Cheasty

Session Description:

With the transition to online learning, it is even more important to find new, engaging ways to assess your students. Join Dr. Michelle Cheasty as she shares a variety of digital assessment tools to help drive instruction as well as meet the academic needs of students in a face-to face or online classroom. You will also learn how to use these tools to easily assess student understanding, including how to quickly modify or change your instruction on the fly.

Digital Citizenship and Cybersecurity in the Classroom

Digital Citizenship, Cybersecurity, Cybersafety

Presented by: Eva Harvell

Session Description:

You have a firm grasp of the content you teach, but do you have a clear picture of what it takes to prepare students to become positive digital citizens and stay safe online? Join Eva Harvell as she discusses what digital citizenship and cybersecurity should look like in today’s classroom. You will also walk away with resources that can be used by students, teachers, and parents to gain a better understanding of cybersecurity and digital citizenship.

Digital Citizenship for Online Learning

eLearning, Online Learning, School Safety, Cybersafety, Digital Citizenship, Classroom Management

Presented by: Kim Munoz

Session Description:

As many school communities are turning to online and remote learning, it's important to take time to discuss the importance of digital citizenship. For many students, and teachers, this is the first time they have learned online. Proper behavior and etiquette is required to ensure a successful learning environment. Join expert teacher, Kim Munoz, as she explores the role of Digital Citizenship in the world of Online Learning.

Digital Classroom Management Hacks Using Jamboard and Slides

Classroom Management, Google, Google Jamboard, Google Slides, Collaborative Learning, Student Engagement

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

As teachers, we’ve all had those days where it feels like all we have done is manage the running of our classroom...and that’s about it! Join Matt Bergman as he shares how to combine the power of Jamboard and Google Slides to help with classroom management, communication, collaboration and more! You will also learn how to use Jamboard and Google Slides to automate some of the everyday tasks in your classroom.

Digital Equity in EdTech: Beyond the Devices (Part 1)

Technology Integration, Administrator Resources, School Counseling, ESL & ELL, Special Education, Mobile Learning

Presented by: Sarah Thomas

Session Description:

What can we do as educational professionals to help ensure digital equity for all? Join Dr. Sarah Thomas as she explains why digital equity goes beyond just giving devices to students. You will also learn specific strategies for promoting digital access and equity including how stakeholders at all levels can work together to benefit all students.

Digital Equity in EdTech: Beyond the Devices (Part 2)

Technology Integration, Administrator Resources, School Counseling, ESL & ELL, Special Education, Mobile Learning

Presented by: Sarah Thomas

Session Description:

What can we do as educational professionals to help ensure digital equity for all? Join Dr. Sarah Thomas as she explains why digital equity goes beyond just giving devices to students. You will also learn specific strategies for promoting digital access and equity including how stakeholders at all levels can work together to benefit all students.

Digital Organization Strategies to Make Gmail Work for YOU!

Technology Integration, Google, Gmail

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Do you ever find yourself staring at your Gmail inbox and wondering how in the world to get your email life organized? Join Lauren Boucher as she shares a variety of digital organization tips and tricks that will make Gmail work for YOU! You'll also learn some little-known Gmail secrets, including how to apply efficient workflow strategies that will streamline your inbox.

Digital Organization Strategies to Tame That Google Drive Beast

Technology Integration, Google, Google Drive

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

Google Apps for Education are amazing digital tools that allow teachers and students to create, collaborate, communicate, and more. However, keeping all of these resources organized can be a challenge! Join Lauren Boucher as she shares tips, tricks, and workflow strategies that will help you whip your Google Drive into shape and keep it that way.

Distance Learning: Using Google Tools to Differentiate Instruction

Google Workspace, Google, Differentiation & Personalization, eLearning, Online Learning

Presented by: Melissa Mann

Session Description:

As teachers acclimate to distance learning, the way teachers differentiate instruction is evolving. Teachers must rely more on digital tools to help them achieve differentiation for their students. In this session, expert teacher trainer Melissa Mann discusses ways to use Google Tools to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students while in a distance learning environment. So join us as we take a look at what differentiation looks like in your remote classroom.

Distance Learning: Using Google Tools to Differentiate Instruction: A Deeper Dive Part 1

Google Workspace, Google, Differentiation & Personalization, eLearning, Online Learning

Presented by: Melissa Mann

Session Description:

In this session, Melissa Mann will expand on how to use some of the tools she introduced in her Showcase Session "Distance Learning: Using Google Tools to Differentiate Instruction" This webinar will go more in-depth to show you how to use the tools and practical applications to help differentiate instruction in a remote environment. Some tools covered in this session include Choice Boards, Anatote Extensions, Kami, Readable Extensions, Immersive Reader and more!

Distance Learning: Using Google Tools to Differentiate Instruction: A Deeper Dive Part 2

Google Workspace, Google, Differentiation & Personalization, eLearning, Online Learning

Presented by: Melissa Mann

Session Description:

In this session, Melissa Mann will expand on how to use some of the tools she introduced in her Showcase Session "Distance Learning: Using Google Tools to Differentiate Instruction" This webinar will go more in-depth to show you how to use the tools and practical applications to help differentiate instruction in a remote environment. Some tools covered in this session include Google Forms, Google Slides, Google Keep, AT Bar, and Insert Learning.

Don't Forget About Me: Tips for Designing Online Learning for IEP Students

Special Education, IEP, Online Learning, eLearning, Instructional Strategies, Individualized Educational Plan

Presented by: Matt Bergman

Session Description:

Teaching online is much more than understanding how to use technology – it requires a lot of work, planning, and preparation to make the transition. This is especially true for teachers who are supporting students with disabilities. Whether you are 100% online, or a blended classroom, it is critically important to make sure your learning experiences designed for all learners. Join us as we explore extra considerations and practical implementations necessary for designing online learning for IEP Students.

Easy Data Collection and Note Taking: Tech Tools and Tips for Special Ed Teachers

Classroom Management, Technology Integration, Instructional Strategies

Presented by: Melissa Mann

Session Description:

Do you struggle to keep up with daily data collection and note-taking in your special ed classroom? There are a variety of tech tools that can help make data collection and note-taking much smoother – and you may already be using some of these tools for other things. Join Melissa Mann as she shares ways to use a variety of free productivity apps that will help make your day flow a little smoother. Whether you have a mobile device or just a computer, this webinar will have something for you!

EdTech Tools to Boost Student Engagement

Collaborative Learning, Student Engagement, Differentiation & Personalization

Presented by: Michelle Dragalin

Session Description:

Are you ready to take your teaching to the next level with educational apps and websites that are user-friendly and can enrich learning in meaningful ways? Join Michelle Dragalin as she shares a variety of tech tools that will spark your students’ creativity and actively engage them in the classroom! You will also learn how to use these tools to make your lessons interactive, review content, build classroom community, and help students enjoy their learning.

Educator Resiliency: How to Thrive This School Year

SEL, Social & Emotional Learning, Back to School, Self-care, Well-being

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

“It’s impossible to pour from an empty cup.” As educators, we’ve all heard this phrase, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. Join Lauren Boucher as she shares practical tips to help you build your educator resiliency, and thrive rather than survive this school year. You will also walk away with strategies that you can use throughout your day, from the morning scramble to the final dismissal bell, and beyond!

EduProtocols - Engaging and Purposeful Learning Experiences to Motivate Your Students

Differentiation & Personalization, Student Engagement, Collaborative Learning, EduProtocols

Presented by: Naomi Harm

Session Description:

EduProtocols are a series of instructional lesson frames that are designed to engage students in learning through critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Join Naomi Harm as she shares a variety of EduProtocols that will inspire and motivate your students. You will also learn how to customize EduProtocols for any subject area and grade level to create personalized learning opportunities for every student.

Embracing Neurodiverse Employees

Administrator Resources, School Counseling, Neurodiversity, Educator Growth & Wellness

Presented by: Courtney Teague

Session Description:

Guess what? Diversity is more than race, gender, sex, or religion, it includes those with learning differences too! Neurodiversity is a term that refers to autism, dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning differences. Join Dr. Courtney L. Teague as she discusses neurodiversity and the importance of recognizing how different individuals’ learning and communication style influences how they perform best at work. You will also discover a variety of challenges that the neurodivergent face in the workplace, and how to best support those who learn and communicate differently.
 

Assessment:
Attendees will participate in a quiz to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.

Empower Yourself to Empower Your Students: An Introduction to the ISTE Standards

Differentiation & Personalization, Standards, Student Engagement, Student Accountability, Collaborative Learning

Presented by: Lauren Boucher

Session Description:

For more than 20 years, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has published and updated technology standards for both teachers and students. Join Lauren Boucher as she shares the latest standards for educators, and how you can use the standards to “deepen your practice, promote collaboration with peers, challenge you to rethink traditional approaches and prepare students to drive their own learning.”

Energize Your Classroom and Empower Students on Back-to-School Night

Collaborative Learning, Parents, Student Accountability, Back to School, Student Engagement