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Spring 2013 CPD Scheduling

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Office of Instructional Technology

Spring 2013 Continuing Professional Development Courses

 

The Office of Instructional Technology sponsors Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses offered by Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) three times a year: fall, spring and summer.  Interested participants can view complete course descriptions and register using the BCPS online registration information.  Employees of BCPS are eligible to take any of the courses, as appropriate, free of charge. 

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Maryland Teacher Technology Standards – Module I – Technology Information Access Evaluation, Processing, and Application

NEW! Blended Online This is an online course with a mandatory synchronous session via Blackboard Collaborate and optional synchronous "Help Sessions"  Participants must complete and submit all assignments by he end of the course to receive CPD credit.

Prerequisites:

  • Daily access to the Internet.
  • Participants should be proficient in basic computer skills including downloading and saving files such as Word and image files and operating an internet browser.  
  • Participants should be able to work independently, read directions, and view tutorials that they can then apply to their own work.

The goal of this experience is to help educators become proficient with Standard I of the Maryland Teacher Technology Standards.  Participants will consider the impact of the overwhelming amount of information on their personal and professional practice.

1 MSDE credit 12-00-07

Location

Instructor

Dates

Time

Blended Online

 

*Amanda Cochran 

5/7/13-6/4/13

This is a blended online course with a mandatory synchronous session on Tuesday  5/7/13 from 4:30pm-6:30pm and optional synchronous "Help Sessions" on 5/14/13, 5/21/13, 5/28/13, and 6/4/13 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Participants must complete and submit all assignments by 6/4/13.

4:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Maryland Teacher Technology Standards – Module II – Communication

NEW! Blended Online This is an online course with a mandatory synchronous session via Blackboard Collaborate and optional synchronous "Help Sessions"  Participants must complete and submit all assignments by he end of the course to receive CPD credit.

Prerequisites:

  • Daily access to the Internet.
  • Participants should be proficient in basic computer skills including downloading and saving files such as Word and image files and operating an internet browser.  
  • Participants should be able to work independently, read directions, and view tutorials that they can then apply to their own work.

Participants will identify communication activities and tools, understand effective communication, discover a personal learning network, differentiate Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 applications and produce a web -based resource for communication.

1 MSDE credit 12-00-13

Location

Instructor

Dates

Time

Blended Online

Approved

*Heather Jones

3/14/13-4/29/13

This is a blended online course with a mandatory synchronous session on 3/14/13 from 6:00pm- 8:00pm and optional synchronous "Help Sessions" on 3/21/13, 4/11/13, 4/18/13, and 4/25/13 from 6:00pm- 8:00pm. Participants must complete and submit all assignments by 4/29/13.

No class 3/28/13 - 4/7/13

6:00pm - 8:00pm

 

Multimedia Tools in the Classroom – Online Course

  Blended Online This is an online course with a mandatory synchronous session via Blackboard Collaborate and optional synchronous "Help Sessions"  Participants must complete and submit all assignments by he end of the course to receive CPD credit.

Prerequisites:

  • Daily internet and access to hardware and software described at https://bcpsmultimedia.pbworks.com/w/page/39105884/FrontPage are required for successful completion of this course.
  • Participants should be proficient in basic computer skills including downloading and saving files such as Word and image files and operating an internet browser.  
  • Participants should be able to work independently, read directions, and view tutorials that they can then apply to their own work.

Participants will engage in a five-week (15-hour) synchronous and asynchronous online course in order to gain an understanding of what the term multimedia means, why we should be using multimedia tools in our classrooms, and how we can assess the use of multimedia tools in our classrooms. Participants will engage in online discussions, projects, brainstorming, collaborative writing, and content creation. Participants will use the online course to guide their creation of multimedia lessons and activities to use in the classroom.

1 MSDE Credit 12-03-03

Location

Instructor

Dates

Time

Blended Online 

Approved

Hilary Warner 

1/16/12-2/13/12

This is a blended online course with a mandatory synchronous session on Wednesday 1/16/13 from 4:30pm-6:30pm and optional synchronous "Help Sessions" on 1/23/13, 1/30/13, 2/6/13, and 2/13/13 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Participants must complete and submit all assignments by 2/6/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm

Blended Online

Approved

*Amanda Cochran 

3/14/13-4/29/13

This is a blended online course with a mandatory synchronous session on 3/14/13 from 4:30pm-6:30pm and optional synchronous "Help Sessions" on 3/21/13, 4/11/13, 4/18/13, and 4/25/13 from 4:30pm-5:30pm. Participants must complete and submit all assignments by 4/29/13.

No class 3/28/13 - 4/7/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm

 

  Online Teaching in Maryland

 Blended Online This is an online course with a mandatory face to face session  and optional synchronous "Help Sessions" via Blackboard Collaborate.  Participants must complete and submit all assignments by the end of the course to receive CPD credit.

Prerequisites:

  • Daily access to the Internet.
  • Participants should have experience taking an online course.
  • Participants should be able to work independently, read directions, and view tutorials that they can then apply to their own work.

 This course prepares K12 teachers and professional staff to teach and facilitate online learning for both students and professional development courses.
It provides a learning experience in the teaching and facilitation of pre-developed and facilitator ready fully-online courses. It provides a foundation in methods, skills, processes and best practices for teaching and facilitating a completely online course. This course assumes that the following content is present in a facilitator-ready course: instructional content, discussion prompts, and assessments. The course does not cover the design (other than general theory) of materials, the creation of assessments, or the use of course content with face-to face students

3 MSDE credits 09-00-05

Location

Instructor

Dates

Time

Online 

*Tara Corona 

1/10/13 - 3/28/13

This is a blended online course with a mandatory face to face orientation to the course management system on 01/10/13 (inclement weather date: 1/17/13) from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Lansdowne High School and mandatory synchronous online sessions on 1/31/13 and 3/21/13 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Daily Internet access is required. 

4:30pm - 7:30pm

 

ActivInspire and the Interactive Whiteboard Level 1

This course is designed for participants who have limited or no experience with interactive whiteboard technologies and are interested in developing a basic understanding of the Promethean ActivInspire software.  Participants will begin to apply skills/tools learned in ActivInspire to flipchart pages and will reflect on skills/tools which enhance student engagement.

1 MSDE Credit 11-12-02

Location

Instructor

Dates

Time

Loch Raven Academy *Alex Wolf

Wednesdays: 1/16/13, 1/23/13, 1/30/13, 2/6/13, 2/13/13

Inclement Weather Makeup Date: 2/20/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm
Oakleigh ES
*Sara Saffell

Thursdays: 3/7/13, 3/14/13, 3/21/13, 4/11/13, 4/18/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm

 

ActivInspire and the Interactive Whiteboard Level 2

This course is designed for participants who have had some experience with interactive whiteboard technologies through the completion of the 1 credit CPD course, Using Interactive Whiteboard Technologies.  Participants will develop strategies to engage students and differentiate instruction by learning additional features of the Promethean ActivInsprie software. Participants will begin to develop flipcharts that meet content standards and enhance student interactivity. 

1 MSDE Credit 11-12-03

Location

Instructor

Dates

Time

Oakleigh
*Liz Askine

Thursdays: 4/25/13, 5/2/13, 5/9/13, 5/16/13, 5/23/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm
Loch Raven Academy *Karyn Ginesi

Wednesdays:  3/6/12, 3/13/13, 3/20/13,  4/10/13,4/16/13

Inclement Weather Tuesday 4/23/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Using Interactive Whiteboard Technologies-Mimio

Prerequisites:

  • Participants should be proficient in basic computer skills including downloading and saving files such as Word and image files and operating an internet browser.  
  • Participants should have access to MimioStudio software.

Classroom, special area, and resource teachers will acquire the ability to select and use MimioStudio interactive teaching tools to promote rigorous instruction. Learning experiences will include large-and small-group instruction, content-based brainstorming sessions, demonstration of Mimio equipment, and practice in creating interactive activities using MimioStudio software. Activities will focus on how to use MimioStudio to engage students in critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and communication in order to meet Goal 1 of the Blueprint for Progress.

1 MSDE Credit 12-03-03

Location

Instructor

Dates

Time

Sparks Elementary

Approved

*Jill Crowley

Thursdays: 1/17/13, 1/24/13, 2/7/13, 2/21/13, 3/7/13

Inclement Weather Date: 3/21/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm

Parkville MS

Approved

*Philip O'Brocki

Tuesdays: 1/15/13, 1/22/13, 1/29/13, 2/5/13, 2/12/13

Inclement Weather Date: 2/19/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm

Warren ES  

Tuesdays: 1/15/13, 1/22/13, 1/29/13, 2/5/13, 2/12/13

Inclement Weather Date: 2/19/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Using Interactive Technologies to Engage Students in Rigorous Instruction

Participants will acquire the ability to select and use interactive teaching tools effectively to promote rigorous instruction. Activities will focus on how to engage students in critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and communication using these available technologies in order to meet Goal 1 of the Blueprint for Progress. Teachers will exit this course with technology skills in the use of 21st century tools, including Every Student Response Systems with Interactive Whiteboard Technology; Document Cameras; Web Conferencing Using Safari Live; Low-tech Tools in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint; and Alternative Wireless Interactive Tools.
In addition, participants will gain an understanding that effective use of these tools - in conjunction with questioning and student-centered activities - will support critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. Participants may include classroom, special area, and resource teachers.

1 MSDE credit 10-03-04

Location

Instructor

Dates

Time

Johnnycake Elementary

Approved

*Melissa Connelly 

Tuesdays: 1/15/13, 1/22/13, 1/29/13, 2/5/13, 2/12/13

Inclement Weather Date: 2/19/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm

Orems Elementary

Approved

*Amanda Cochran Thursdays: 5/2/13, 5/9/13, 5/16/13, 5/23/13, 5/30/13 4:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Using a Classroom Wiki for Communication and Collaboration

 Participants will create a classroom wiki to provide opportunities for students to collaborate, problem solve, brainstorm, participate in group discussions, collaborate, and/or create content.

1 MSDE credit 10-03-05

Location

Instructor

Dates

Time

Patapsco High School *Heather Jones 

Wednesdays: 2/6/13, 2/13/13, 2/20/13, 2/27/13, 3/6/13

Inclement Weather Date: 3/13/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Using Kidspiration in the Teaching and Learning Process

 Participants will use concept-mapping software (Kidspiration) as an instructional tool to create, organize, manage, and present information.

1 MSDE credit 09-03-07R

Location

Instructor

Dates

Time

Gunpowder ES

*Sonya Swift

Wednesdays: 1/23/13, 1/30/13, 2/6/13, 2/13/13, 2/20/13

Inclement Weather Date: 2/21/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Using Pixie in the Teaching and Learning Process

  Participants will use creativity software (Pixie 3) as an effective tool for communicating ideas and achieving curriculum objectives in the PreK-8 classroom.

1 MSDE credit 08-03-03

Location

Instructor

Dates

Time

Chatsworth

Pat Gaul 

Tuesdays: 1/22/13, 1/29/13, 2/5/13, 2/12/13, 2/19/13
Inclement Weather 2/26/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm

Gunpowder ES *Sonya Swift

Wednesdays: 2/27/13, 3/6/13, 3/13/13, 3/20/13, 4/10/13

Inclement Weather Date: 4/11/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Using Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint in the Teaching and Learning Process

 Participants who are already familiar with basic PowerPoint as a presentation tool to support instruction will use advanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint to explore ways to communicate ideas and meet content objectives.

1 MSDE credit 09-03-11R

Location

Instructor

Dates

Time

Timmonium Lab

Cathy Cunningham 

Thursdays: 1/31/13, 2/7/13, 2/14/13, 2/21/13, 2/28/13

Inclement Weather Date: 3/7/13

4:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Using Advanced Microsoft Excel in the Teaching and Learning Process

 Participants who are already familiar with basic Excel as an instructional tool to create, organize, and manipulate data, perform calculations, and create charts, reports, will use advanced features of Microsoft Excel to explore ways to communicate ideas and meet content objectives.

1 MSDE credit

Location

Instructor

Dates

Time

PDC Distance Lab

Cathy Cunningham 

Tuesdays: 4/9/13, 4/16/13, 4/23/13, 4/30/13, 5/7/13

 

4:30pm - 7:30pm

 

 



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