Start off the school year with free professional learning opportunities from TRIG!
Below is a list of the free online PD available this September. These opportunities are available to educators in all districts and are eligible for 6-9 SCECH credits. Each course is 3 weeks long, with two live webinars (in the evening).
Click on the course titles below to get course details and to register:
Are you teaching a middle school technology curriculum?
Are you an educator assigned to teach 21things4students and want to know more about the curriculum and materials?
Is your district using 21things4students to teach 5th ‐ 9th grade technology, but you’re not sure what resources are available?
Do you need help developing digital portfolios with your students in Office 365, Google Drive, or Google Apps for Education?
Are you looking to find out how teachers use 21things4students to integrate technology and best practice?
- Know the curriculum and resources available in 21t4s for use in your classroom
- Understand how to implement these materials to support the ISTE Standards • Students
- Make connections between the 21things4teachers and the 21things4students resources for your classroom
- Transfer the learning into your instructional practice using best practice strategies
Register for this event or learn more by viewing the flyer below.
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance has been a hot topic for all of us in the education community this year. Now that we understand the guidelines, it is time to learn how to properly produce electronic school documents that are accessible to everyone.
Presenting MSPRA’s 2017 Summer Drive-In Conference: ADA Action Lab on Thursday, June 29 at Ingham ISD, 2630 W. Howell Rd., Mason, MI 48854. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program runs from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and includes lunch.
This day-long Action Lab features Foxbright ADA compliance experts. [Note: You don’t need to be a Foxright client to participate.] View the conference post card for more information.
Not only will you learn how to produce compliant Word, Excel, Google Drive and PDF documents, but you will also have an entire afternoon to work one-on-one with the ADA compliance experts from Foxbright. To make the most of this experience, bring your laptop and electronic version of the documents you wish to make compliant. See the agenda for more details.
- Cost: $25 for MSPRA members or if you are attending with (and are registered by) an MSPRA member.
- Cost: $35 for non-members attending on their own
- Register by June 23, 2017
- Space is limited to the first 90 registrants.
Looking for some summer PD hours? Maybe you just want to have fun and learn with other edtechies around the state. Either way, we invite you to join us at MVU’s EdTech Day Camp event on July 25, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing, MI. We will spend the day examining how technology can help us reach the students who need us the most.
This engaging day is focused on YOU, teachers in the classroom, and how you can leverage technology to reach the students that need us the most.
his day will focus how we teach and engage all our students. Whether we have one device in the classroom or each student has his own, we are at an unprecedented moment in time to utilize technology to enable truly personalized learning opportunities for all of our students.
This day is designed to move quickly and is geared towards facilitating deep conversations of consequence for our classroom, school, community and state landscapes.
Cost includes breakfast, lunch and an awesome experience with teachers who make a difference — just like YOU!
Want to save $10 on your registration? Use promo code presenterBFF.
It is the season of testing, which means many of us are experiencing reduced access to tech. It is also likely that students are starting to get a bit squirmier than normal, and creativity may be needed to engage them meaningfully. Here are some ideas to consider – all of which can be accomplished with minimal devices:
1.) Visit explore.org and search “nest” or “birth”. You can easily find a live cam view of animals with their young (or soon to be young). This could be used for a writing prompt, exploration of geography, measurement, and much more. Plus, all it takes is a computer and a projector.
2.) Take a picture a day of a growing plant (or anything going through a spring transformation) and then combine the images into a looping GIF file using makeagif.com. The images could be taken using a classroom computer with webcam, a student or teacher phone, or even a regular old digital camera. You could store the images in a shared folder for people to access when they have the opportunity to create the GIF.
3.) Record students doing stuff – audio or video of students speaking written work, enacting a scene, debating a point, or explaining a concept. For audio, you might try using Vocaroo.com, which will work on any Chromebook or computer with a microphone. For video, you can save space on your device by uploading it to Google Drive (see this guide for simple recording) where you can share it immediately.
No matter how you record, students will be moving and likely taking it a little more seriously because others may hear or see it. It may be a little tricky keeping everyone on task, but it is not impossible.
As always, Ron, Andrew, and I are here to help you plan and/or implement these and any other ed tech ideas you may have. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org