Model Schools PD Descriptions

10 Chrome Tools You NEED to Start Using This Year!

Course Date: 7/11/17

If you use the Chrome Browser or Chromebooks but you aren’t using the Chrome extensions available to you, then you are missing out on some of the best productivity tools available on the internet! The Chrome Store offers a plethora of extension tools useful for students and teachers. These clever tools can enhance students’ and teachers’ online activities by connecting to useful utilities or providing powerful features within the browser window itself. From bookmarking and highlighting to creative and collaborative tools, Chrome extensions can boost student learning and offer teachers easy new ways to plan lessons, manage student work, and more. Learn about some of the best extensions and apps for education, and how to install and manage them!

Presenter: Emily Russo
Venue: Ulster BOCES Instructional Services Technology Learning Center Lab
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Audience: K-12 Educators using Chrome
Contact: Eileen Catasus-Chapman
Cost: $75 Subscribers; $0 Co-Ser 535

5 Creative Tools You NEED to Start Using This Year!

Date: 7/19/17

The traditional classroom project combined with more consistent access to technology equals a whole new realm of creativity possibilities! This hands-on workshop will introduce you to free web-based tools that allow you and your students to create a variety of next-level learning projects. Collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication can easily be achieved with these great tools. Participants will set up and use creative tools like Canva, Adobe Spark, Book Creator and more.

Presenter: Emily Russo
Venue: Ulster BOCES Instructional Services Technology Learning Center Lab
Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators
Contact: Eileen Catasus-Chapman
Cost: $75 Subscribers; $0 Co-Ser 535

Jump In: Google Classroom

Course Date: 7/24/17

Are you looking for a one-stop solution to manage your student assignments, calendar, grades, and communication? Would you like for those assignments to be easy to use and accessible to students? Google Classroom is a web-based classroom organizational tool which integrates powerful tools built into Google Suite. Participants will explore the Google Classroom teacher and student interfaces, develop and learn to manage online classes, and learn how to create and grade engaging online assignments. Please note that this session is intended for districts that have adopted G Suite for education and made Google Classroom available to their staff and students.

Presenter: Stevie Creft
Venue: Ulster BOCES Instructional Services Technology Learning Center Lab
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Audience: K-12 Educators using Google Classroom
Contact: Eileen Catasus-Chapman
Cost: $75 Subscribers; $0 Co-Ser 535

Getting Engaged and Popping the Question with Web Based Assessments

Course Date: 7/26/17

There are a great variety of web-based programs that allow you to quickly assess student learning and create instant feedback for your students, parents, peers and administrators. If you are using 1:1 devices in your classroom, these are the latest and most engaging FREE programs available to you. Easy to set up, these programs will lighten your workload and help you go paperless while strengthening your students’ understanding with instant feedback options. Collect, organize, and share information from parents, students, colleagues, and more. Come learn the ins and outs of a variety of assessments like Quizizz, Spiral, Nearpod, and more to keep your students engaged!

Presenter: Emily Russo
Venue: Ulster BOCES Instructional Services Technology Learning Center Lab
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators
Contact: Eileen Catasus-Chapman
Cost: $75 Subscribers; $0 Co-Ser 535

Jump In: SiBots—Where Science and Robotics Meet

Course Date: 7/27/17

Looking for a fun and engaging method to teach New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) in grades 3-8? Come join us for this 3-hour session as we have fun working with robots while developing innovative lessons for teaching Science standards. Participants will work collaboratively to review NYSSLS and their connections to a robotics platform and collaboratively develop lessons for delivering the NYSSLS through the VEX Robotics system in project-based learning environments.

Presenter: Stevie Creft
Venue: Ulster BOCES Instructional Services Technology Learning Center Lab
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Audience: 3 - 8 Educators
Contact: Eileen Catasus-Chapman
Cost: $75 Subscribers; $0 Co-Ser 535

Virtual Reality in the Classroom: From Consumer to Creator

Course Date: 8/2/17

Virtual reality in the classroom allows students to take 3D immersive field trips to virtually anywhere. But what if they could create their own 3D experiences to share with the world? In this session, participants will experience virtual reality through Google Expeditions and will explore a variety of tools that teachers and students can use to create their own 3D virtual reality experiences.

Presenter: Cynthia Farrell
Venue: Ulster BOCES Instructional Services Technology Learning Center Lab
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Audience: K-12 Educators
Contact: Eileen Catasus-Chapman
Cost: $75 Subscribers; $0 Co-Ser 535

Jump In: Microsoft Classroom

Course Date: 8/10/17

Are you looking for a one-stop solution to manage your student assignments, calendar, grades, and communication? Would you like for those assignments to be easy to use and accessible to students? Microsoft Classroom is a web-based classroom organizational tool which integrates powerful tools built into Office 365 Suite. Participants will explore the Microsoft Classroom platform and the connected apps in the 365 platform; develop and learn to manage online classes; and create, manage, and grade engaging assignments for students. Please note that this session is intended for districts that have adopted Office 365 and made Microsoft Classroom available to their staff and students.

Presenter: Stevie Creft
Venue: Ulster BOCES Instructional Services Technology Learning Center Lab
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Audience: K-12 Educators using Microsoft Classroom
Contact: Eileen Catasus-Chapman
Cost: $75 Subscribers; $0 Co-Ser 535

Technology, Literacy, and the ELL Classroom

Course Date: 8/14/17

In this session, we will explore a variety of technology tools that can be used to support ELLS to develop literacy skills, build background knowledge, and strengthen the future-ready skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. A hands-on “sandbox” time will allow participants to explore and create with the tools demonstrated. ENL/General Education co-teaching teams are encouraged to sign up together. Lunch on your own.

Presenter: Cynthia Farrell, Katherine Simpson
Venue: The Jane Bullowa Conference Center
Time: 9 AM - 3 PM
Audience: ENL Educators, K-12 Educators
Contact: Eileen Catasus-Chapman
Cost: $150 Subscribers; $0 Co-Ser 535