Division Technology Classes
2016-2017

Inservices
1 inservice credit

Register on eSchedule to attend.
Sessions with fewer than 5 participants will be cancelled.
Classes held at Ruffner Professional Development Center SMARTBoard Room

DATE

TOPIC

Time

Monday, September 19

Beginner Smart Board

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, September 26

Tech Palooza

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, October 3

Creating and administering assessments in PowerSchool (IA)

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, October 10

Mix it: Turn your lessons into Videos

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, October 17

SharpSchool

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, October 24

Web Tools

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, November 7

Wheel Websites: Why recreate the wheel

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, November 14

Welcome to Office 365! Learn how to save your files in the cloud

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, November 21

Digital Response Systems

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, November 28

Coding Across the Curriculum

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, December 5

Blended Learning with Technology

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, December 12

Learning 100%

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, December 19

Tackle your RCPS email

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, January 23

TSIPs

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, January 30

Sway Presentations and Office Mix

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, February 6

Make Assessment Fun

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, February 13

Web Tools

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, February 27

Class Dojo

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, March 6

PollEverywhere

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, March 13

Using Skype for Video Conferencing

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, March 20

Office365 for Student Collaboration

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, April 3

Office Mix for PASS SOL Review

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15

Monday, April 10,

Game Changer

3:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 5:15



Academies
15 Recertification points

Register for academies on eSchedule.
Detailed description of classes are available on eSchedule.
Classes with fewer than 10 participants will be cancelled.

Course:  Teaching Smarter with SMART boards      Date:   October 10, 2016     Time:  4:00 – 6:30
Location:  
Ruffner   Target Audience:  Existing SMART board Users  - This is not an introductory class.
Recertification Points: 
15        Due Date:  November 10, 2016
Course Description: 
Do you know how to use your SMART board but need a little help to make your lessons awesome?  Come learn how to use the SMART board notebook to create TEI items and games to make students engaged in learning.  This course will require 2.5 hours of class time and 12.5 hours of project time.
Assignment:
You will be required to complete 10 new TEI formatted questions using SMART notebook software and 3 games using existing templates or 1 game creating your own game template.
 
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Course:   Makey My Day       Date:  October 13, 2016     Time:  4:00 – 7:00
Location:  
Ruffner        Target Audience:  Any teacher
Recertification Points: 
15      Due Date:  November 10, 2016
Course Description:
Have you heard of the Maker Movement? Come learn how to make STEAM activities part of your everyday lesson.  This course will require 3 hours of class time and 12 hours of project time.
Assignment:
You will be required to create a six-station lesson based on STEAM activities. Participants will complete the lesson plan for the station in the format of you school template. Each participant will also be required to create at least one interactive notebook or ten Light, Question, Action
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Course:   Hack the Classroom     Date:   October 17, 2016     Time:  4:00 – 7:00
Location:  
Ruffner           Target Audience:  Any teacher
Recertification Points: 
15       Due Date:  November 10, 2016
Course Description:
 Do you want to know more about Office 365 and how it can help you hack your classroom?  You will learn how Skype in the Classroom, Office Mix, Sway, OneNote, and Office 365 can help you teach and engage your students in a completely new way. This course will require 3 hours of class time and 12 hours of project time.
Assignment:
You will be required to create a Mix, Sway, OneNote project and share files on Office 365.
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Course: Turning Assessment into an Asset    Date: November 10        Time: 4:00 – 6:30
Location:
Ruffner      Target Audience – all teachers/no prior experience necessary
Recertification Points:
 15              Due Date: December 8
Course description
: Want to assess your students in a fun way?  Come learn about free games you can use to make assessment fun. Bring games such as Kahoot!, Plickers, Quizziz, FlipQuiz and more into the classroom. This course will demonstrate how to create your own games and edit already existing games to fit your needs.   This course will require 2.5 hours of class time and 12.5 hours of project time.
Assignment:
  You will be required to complete one full FlipQuiz and create four games, using different programs, with 10-20 questions each.
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Course:   Games for the SMART Board   Date:  January 10    Time:  4:00 – 6:30
Location: Ruffner   Target Audience - Existing SMART Board users 
Recertification Points  15      Due Date: February 3
Course Description: This course will demonstrate how to create your own SMART board activities and edit already existing games to fit your needs.  This course will require 2.5 hours of class time and 12.5 hours of project time.
Assignment:
  Participants will be required to develop 5 new educational games using the SMART board.

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Course: 
Make Your SMART board Work for You     Date:  October 25     Time:  4:00 – 6:30
Location:
  Ruffner        Target Audience:  Existing SMART board users
Recertification Points
:  15         Due Date:  November 22
Course Description:
  Know the basics of using your SMART board but want to do more?  We will learn how to use the SMART notebook software to create interactive lessons that your students can use right away including use of the gallery essentials and lesson activity tool kit.  This course will require 2.5 hours of class time and 12.5 hours of project time.
Assignment:
  Participants must create five lessons using tools learned during the class and edit two existing lessons meet your needs in your classroom.

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Course:  SMART Notebook Basics      Date:  October 11      Time:  4:00 – 6:30
Location:
  Ruffner      Target Audience:  New SMART board users
Recertification Points
:  15      Due Date:  November 8
Course Description:
  Are you new to the use of the SMART board? Join us to learn the basics of the interactive SMART board including the SMART notebook software. This course will require 2.5 hours of class time and 12.5 hours of project time.
Assignment:
  Participants will be required to edit two game templates, link to five activities on SMART exchange with implementation ideas, and create one focus activity.


Virginia Western Community College Classes
1.0 College Credit

Courses require a minimum of 10 participants.

Face-to-Face Coursesmeet 3 hours face-to-face, assignments are then completed online
Online Courses- do not meet in person, completely online course 
Payment:  $169.74 per course, due before the start day of course
Cancellation Policy- Courses with less than 10 participants will be cancelled. 

To register for any class:

 

1. Click Apply Now button on VWCC homepage to apply for admission to VWCC (skip this step if you have taken a class within the past 3 years) 

2. VWCC will provide you with a username and password (must have this to enroll)

1. Go to https://m.sis.vccs.edu/app/catalog/classSearch

2. Select Term: Fall 2016 

3. Scroll down until you see Instructor Last Name field

4. Type Charboneau

5. Scroll up and click Search 

6. Look for date of the class and click 

7. Click Add to Favorites

8. Click the gear icon at top of screen

9. Click Favorites

10. Select the course and click Move to cart 

11. Enter your VWCC username and password 

12. Proceed with paying for course

13. If you have any trouble paying, please call the Cashier's Office at 857-6312.

14. Angela Charboneau will email you with more information about the course once you are enrolled.  

 

Learning the SMART Notebook Software to Create Core Content Lessons (Intermediate)
Date
: Face to Face Meeting October 20  3:45-5:45  Assignments Due: November 4
Instructor: Angela Charboneau           Credit: 1.0 College Credit

*Pre-requisite:
Beginning SMART Board
Course Description:
Have you been using SMART Notebook software for a while?  Would you like to learn more things you can do with this software?  Learn how to insert hyperlinks, add audio/video files, and create lessons from scratch. Learn cool tricks to make disappearing answer choices, hidden text revealed by "magic", and more! This is an intermediate level course.  We will not cover the basics. 

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Web Tools for Teachers- An Introduction to Web 2.0
Date:
Begins November 8 Online Only    Assignments Due: November 22
Instructor:
Angela Charboneau           Credit: 1.0 College Credit

Learn how to use a variety of online resources to make teaching easier and student learning more engaging.  This course will show you new ways of creating, collaborating, editing and sharing user-generated content in an online format so it is accessible anywhere for students and teachers.

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Using Multi-Media Projects in Your Classroom
Date:
Begins November 28 Online Only    Assignments Due: December 12
Instructor:
Angela Charboneau           Credit: 1.0 College Credit

Multi-media projects include any combination of images, audio, video, and text. You will learn a variety of ways to create instructional lessons and student projects.  We will explore examples of how multi-media projects can be integrated into content area lessons.

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