In-District


Google Certified Educator, Level 1 Training

Are you a teacher who is new to Google Apps?  Or maybe you have been using Google Apps for a while?  Curious about how using Google Apps can streamline classroom workflow and give more time for projects and hands-on learning?  If so, this training is for you!

Cyndy Engvall, Technology Teacher from Grafton HS and Anthony Amitrano, Director of Technology Integration from the Mendon-Upton Regional School District are offering a hybrid training course in Google Apps. This training uses training material developed by Google and leads to Google Certified Educator, Level 1 status. The online material, in tandem with four face-to-face meetings will help you become a Google pro in no time.

This FREE training will take place between February 8 and May 31 using Google Classroom as our online platform along with four face to face meetings (exact dates to be determined).  PDP’s available!

Register for this training here

Upcoming


Medfield’s Digital Learning Day 2016

Come join Medfield educators for a free, full day of professional development on Friday, February 5, 2016 with over 60 workshops involving technology integration of iPads (1:1, shared & one iPad models) and Google Apps for Education, discussion panels, special Out-of-District guest presenters, and keynote speaker, Marta da Silva McAlister from Google.

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MassCUE’s “Leading Future Learning” Conference

MassCUE and EdTechTeacher have joined forces for the 4th year to bring together educational technology leaders, administrators, and classroom educators

As technology and globalization transform our civic and economic spheres, educators must confront the challenge of preparing students for an ever more complex and cognitively demanding world. School leaders face both challenges and opportunities in encouraging classroom innovation and instructional progress while upholding academic rigor and student performance.

When: Friday, March 11 (same day as our scheduled professional development day)

Where:  College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Cost: $195* (register by February 11) *limited funds are avaialble to send some district staff to this event.  Please email Maureen Cohen or Anthony Amitrano if you are interested BEFORE registering.

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Self-Paced


Computer Science Basics – Free Online Training

codeTeaching Computer Science Fundamentals is intended as an introduction to computer science fundamentals and the Code.org K-5 resources for teachers. Through reading, viewing videos, completing interactive puzzles and reflecting on your learning, you’ll develop your own understanding while preparing to teach computer science in your classroom.
Learning Objectives
Through completing this online course, participants will:
  • Learn the basics of computer science
  • Review best practices for teaching these basics to your students
  • Access free curriculum and resources for teachers
  • Plan for how you might get started teaching Computer Science Basics
  • Connect with a community of fellow educators who are making positive change in their classrooms through coding

Pre-requisites

No previous experience with coding or computer science education is assumed. This is a beginner’s course.

Common Sense Media – Digital Citizenship Certified Educator

LOGO_Common_Sense_Media-250x250-c-defaultYou’re either seeing it in your classroom or reading about it in the news: another instance of cyberbullying, a classic case of a student divulging too much personal information online, or online occurrences creating classroom management issues. With over 92 percent of kids going online daily, the need for fostering responsible behavior online is crucial in helping our students thrive in today’s digital landscape and harness the power of technology for learning, in and out of the classroom.
Join the movement of Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educators who are redefining the way our students interact with technology.
To take a look at the list of amazing educators who earned recognition as Common Sense Certified Educators in 2015-2016, click here.
For details on what steps to take to become a certified educator, click here.
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