Other Area Professional Learning Opportunities

Google Level 1 and Google Level 2 - Virtual Recordings

Lisa Schwartz, with the LTC, has provided recordings of Google Level 1 and Google Level 2 workshops. Visit her YouTube channel to view these recordings.

SEL Opportunities with Two Illinois Teachers of the Year

September 29, October 20, and November 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

SEL PD Flyer 1     SEL PD Flyer 2

Next Steps in Virtual Learning Nicole Zumpano

October 9th, 2020 from 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Description: This workshop is most applicable to those that are already comfortable with technology and are looking to take online lessons to the next level. The three main areas of this workshop focus on multimodality/student engagement, designing for accessibility, and online workflow and productivity ideas.

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Leveraging your Google Classroom for Blended Learning Lisa Schwartz

October 9th, 2020 from 10:15 - 11: 15 a.m.

Description: One of the most difficult tasks teachers have when shifting to a blended or remote learning environment involves the struggle of organizing all their digital documents. Google Classroom provides teachers and students a central hub to organize and effectively manage digital course work. Join us to learn best practices in how to manage Google Classroom in a blended learning environment for students.

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How to Integrate Google Forms into your classroom Holly Kelly

October 9th, 2020 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Description: Google Forms is now a full-featured forms tool that comes free with your Google account. In this workshop, participants will learn how to  add standard question types, drag-and-drop questions in the desired order, customize the form with simple photo or color themes, and gather responses in Forms or save them to a Google Sheets spreadsheet. Forms allow teachers to do everything from gathering student or parent information simply and conveniently to converting current paper tests into online assessments which can be modified to meet the diverse needs of all learners. Learn how to integrate Google Forms into your Google Classroom.

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Applying The Flipped Classroom Model to the In-Person/Remote Learning Hybrid Schedule Using Google Tools Joe Cipfl

October 9th, 2020 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Description: The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model where the traditional lecture and homework elements are reversed. Pre-recorded video lectures are viewed before class. In-class time is repurposed so students can inquire about lecture content, apply their knowledge, and participate in hands-on activities. By reversing the traditional lecture and homework elements and integrating engaged-learning activities, educators can transition their class from a teacher-centered to a learner-centered environment. Making this transition will completely change the dynamics of the classroom and make students more responsible for their own learning. Student engagement, participation, and understanding increase too! Come discover how you can use Google tools to apply The Flipped Classroom model to the in-person/remote learning hybrid schedule many school districts will be implementing this school year.

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Virtual Field Trip Opportunity: Notorious RBG

2020-2021 School Year

RBG Virtual Field Trips