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Summer 2013 Workshops

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ActivInspire- Effective Questioning with ActivExpressions and ActiVotes

Participants will explore using the Question Wizard and Express Poll in ActivInspire to utilize questioning strategies that promote higher-level thinking and create a lesson activity that uses effective questioning as an instructional strategy.  

Prerequisite Skills: Participants must have a basic understanding of ActivInspire software and have some experience using it in instruction.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Glenmar

Lizz Askine

easkine@bcps.org

Wednesday  May 29, 2013 4:30pm-6:30pm

 

Annotating Text to Facilitate Close Reading

Participants will explore how students can use virtual notes, highlighting, and other annotation features within PDF documents in order to support students as they read closely and critically. Text annotation features are available in a variety of eReaders including Adobe Acrobat Reader on PCs. Participants are expected to prepare for the session by watching a tutorial video in advance of the session and then come prepared with a sample electronic text to be integrated into a lesson.  During the session, participants will create a student examplar by annotating this sample electronic text. 

Prerequisite Skills: Ability to learn new skills and ideas through video and text.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Vincent Farm Elementary (Library)
Kathy Benson kbenson@bcps.org and Suzanne Speiss sspeis@bcps.org   Tuesday August 13, 2013  9:30am-11:30am 

 

Diigo- Collaborative Research

Participants will be introduced to Diigo, a powerful online research tool and collaborative platform that integrates social bookmarking, web annotation, tagging, and discussion.  Features of Diigo which support online knowledge management and participatory learning will be explored.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Dogwood ES

Hilary Warner

hshort@bcps.org

Wednesday

July 10, 2013

9:00am-11:00am

Pinewood

Hilary Warner

hshort@bcps.org

Wednesday July 17, 2013
1:00pm-3:00pm

 

Edmodo- Creating a Collaborative Online Classroom Environment

Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which Edmodo can support collaborative instructional activities, the implications of BCPS Rules and Policies in using online collaborative tools, and the Edmodo features to provide a safe, collaborative, online environment with students.  Participants will create a safe, collaborative, online Edmodo environment for students.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Cockeysville Middle School

Lab 31

Jen Stoe

jstoe@bcps.org

Wednesday 

 

May 29, 2013

 

4:00pm- 6:00pm

Secondary Focus

Cockeysville Middle School

Lab 31

Jen Stoe

jstoe@bcps.org

Wednesday June 5, 2013

4:00pm-6:00pm

Secondary Focus

Woodholme ES

Lindsay O'Donnell

lodonnell3@bcps.org

Wednesday June 19, 2013
9:00am-11:00am
Glenmar ES

Lindsay O'Donnell

lodonnell3@bcps.org
Wednesday June 26, 2013
9:00am-11:00am

Cockeysville Middle School

Lab 31

Jen Stoe

jstoe@bcps.org

Wednesday July 3, 2013
9:00am-11:00am

Cockeysville Middle School

Lab 31

Jen Stoe

jstoe@bcps.org

Wednesday July 10, 2013
9:00am-11:00am

  

 

Web 2.0 Tools to Enhanced Elementary Science Instruction

Web 2.0 tools are hosted on web sites that permit the user to not only consume (read about) information but also share (write about) their understanding. Participants will be exposed to a variety of web 2.0 tools that permit students to more deeply engage with scientific content.  Sample tools include Wordle, VoiceThread, Corkboard.me, Google Maps, Google Earth, Google Docs, and Google Forms.

Prerequisites: Participants should have familiarity with word processing, a drawing program (such as Pixie), and an audio recording program (such as Audacity). If you intend to implement this strategy using an iPad, then participation in the iPad for Teachers 101 workshop or equivalent experience is required. 

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Vincent Farm Elementary (Library)

Kathy Benson kbenson@bcps.org with Eric Cromwell

ecromwell@bcps.org

Wednesday July 31, 2013 1:30pm-3:30pm

 

Evernote- Organizing Your Digital World

Participants will explore how this cross-platform tool can help teachers organize their digital information.  Participants will learn how to use Evernote tools to take notes, share resources with others, capture and organize documents and images, and create image annotations.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Carney ES

Jennifer Weaver

jweaver@bcps.org 

Monday June 17, 2013
9:00am-11:00am
Cromwell Valley

Jennifer Weaver

jweaver@bcps.org

Tuesday July 23, 2013 9:00am-11:00am

 

Flip Video- Student Creativity and Innovation

Participants will explore the ways in which video (from Flip camera) and video editing support student creativity and innovation.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Pinewood ES

Jennifer Weaver

jweaver@bcps.org 

Monday June 17, 2013
1:00pm- 3:00pm

 

Google Docs- Collaborative Reading and Writing

Participants will explore the ways in which Google Docs can support engaging and collaborative reading and writing activities.  This workshop will focus on creating, sharing, and integrating collaborative Google documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and forms into instruction.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Dogwood ES

Hilary Warner

hshort@bcps.org

Wednesdays

July 10, 2013

1:00pm-3:00pm

Pinewood ES

Hilary Warner

hshort@bcps.org

Wednesdays
July 17, 2013
9:00am-11:00am

 

Google Map Tools- Critical Thinking

Participants will explore ways in which the tools and features of Google Maps, Google Earth, and Scribble Maps can support critical thinking practices within all content areas and grade levels.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Woodholme 

Jennifer Weaver

jweaver@bcps.org 

Tuesday  June 18, 2013
9:00am - 11:00am
Cromwell Valley Regional

Jennifer Weaver

jweaver@bcps.org

Wednesday July 24, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am

 

Advanced Google Map Tools- Critical Thinking

Participants will use the custom map features in Google Maps and the advanced navigation and editing tools in Google Earth to create instructional activities that support critical thinking practices within all content areas and grade levels.  Participants must have taken the workshop "Google Map Tools- Critical Thinking" or be proficient in using Google Maps and Google Earth.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Woodholme

Jennifer Weaver

jweaver@bcps.org 

Tuesday  June 18, 2013
1:00pm-3:00pm
Cromwell Valley Regional

Jennifer Weaver

jweaver@bcps.org
Thursday July 25, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am

 

iPad for Teachers 101

Participants will examine how mobile devices can support 21st century teaching and learning and practice using the basic functions of an iPad 2.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Pikesville HS

Joquetta Johnson

jjohnson@bcps.org

Thursday
May 2, 2013
3:30pm-5:30pm
Carver Center for the Arts

Joquetta Johnson

jjohnson@bcps.org

Thursday May 9, 2013 4:30pm-6:30pm
Vincent Farm Elementary

Kathy Benson

kbenson@bcps.org

Wednesday May 29, 2013

4:30pm-6:30pm

 

Vincent Farm Elementary

Gina McDonald

rmcdonald@bcps.org

Tuesday June 25, 2013 10:00am-12:00pm
Pinewood ES

Adam Carney

acarney@bcps.org

Wednesday July 10, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
New Town HS

Adam Carney

acarney@bcps.org

Wednesday July 17, 2013 1:00pm-3:00pm

 

Teaching in the Single iPad Classroom

Participants will explore ways to using a single iPad in a whole class setting, a small group setting, and/or as a center. Discussions will include management practices in these configurations as well as how to effectively design, monitor, and assess such activities. Prerequisite:  iPad for Teachers 101. 

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Vincent Farm Elementary (Library)

Kathy Benson kbenson@bcps.org with Alex Clough

aclough@bcps.org

Tuesday August 6, 2013 9:30am-11:30am

 

Kid Blog

This workshop is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with their own, unique blog. Kidblog's simple, yet powerful tools allow students to publish posts and participate in discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Cromwell Valley

Kelly Heil 

kheil@bcps.org

Thursday  June 20, 2013  9:00am-11:00am
Cromwell Valley

Kelly Heil

kheil@bcps.org

Thursday June 27, 2013 9:00am-11:00am
Cromwell Valley

Jen Weaver

jweaver@bcps.org

Monday July 22, 2013 9:00am-11:00am
Cromwell Valley

Kelly Heil

kheil@bcps.org
Tuesday July 9, 2013 1:30pm-3:30pm
Loch Raven Academy

Kelly Heil

kheil@bcps.org
Thursday August 8, 2013 9:00am-11:00am

 

Microsoft Office- Supporting Reading and Writing in the Elementary Classroom

Elementary school participants will explore the ways in which Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint along with fee-based databases like NBC Learn, Nettrekker, BrainPop, and TumbleBooks can support reading and writing in the elementary classroom.  ´╗┐Participants will create a lesson activity and/or template to be used in classroom instruction.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Pleasant Plains

Ashley Schoen

aschoen@bcps.org

Wednesday June  26, 2013
9:00am-11:00am

 

 

PhotoStory 3- Student Creativity and Innovation

Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which MS PhotoStory can support student creativity and innovation.  Participants will create a student exemplar in Photostory to support a lesson objective.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

*Parkville Middle School

Philip O'Brocki

pobrocki@bcps.org 

Wednesday June 19, 2013
9:00am-11:00am

 

MimioVote- Assessing Student Understanding

Educators will begin this session setting up classes and adding students in Mimio Gradebook. After reviewing the Mimio Vote hardware and how to connect to the computer, teachers will practice creating assessments in Mimio Studio and then review data collection in Mimio Gradebook. ** Please bring a class list and several multiple choice quizzes or tests you would like to develop for use with Mimio Vote.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Jacksonville ES

Jennifer Weaver

jweaver@bcps.org
Wednesday May 29, 2013 4:30pm-6:30pm

Parkville Middle School;

Philip O'Brocki 

pobrocki@bcps.org

Tuesday June 18, 2013
9:00am-11:00am

 

Pixie 3- Meeting K-5 Common Core Standards

Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which Pixie 3 can be used to demonstrate mastery of Common Core Standards through a combination of text, original artwork, voice narration, and images. Participants will design an instructional activity featuring Pixie 3.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

West Towson Elementary 

Katie Cox

kcox@bcps.org

Tuesday  June 18, 2013
9:00am-11:00am 
Vincent Farm Elementary

Gina McDonald

rmcdonald@bcps.org
Wednesday June 19, 2013 9:00am-11:00am
West Towson Elementary

Katie Cox

kcox@bcps.org

Tuesday August 6, 2013
9:00am-11:00am
West Towson ES

Katie Cox

kcox@bcps.org
Thursday June 20, 2013 9:00am-11:00am

 

Scratch

 

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Cromwell Valley Magnet School of Technology

Maria Leis mleis@bcps.org

Sara Scott 

sscott2@bcps.org

Tuesday

August 6, 2013

 

9:30am-11:30am

 

Screencasting to Demonstrate Understanding

Participants will explore how students can create a screencast (narration as they draw, click, and type on the screen) in order to demonstrate their understandinf of new content. Screencasting features are available in a variety of programs including Jing and ActivInspire on PCs, and in apps such as Show Me. Participants are expected to prepare for the session by watching a tutorial video in advance of the session and then come prepared with an outline of a sample instructional activity for which this technique would be appropriate.  During the session, participants will create a student exemplar screencast and corresponding scoring tool.  

Prerequisite Skills: Participants must have a basic word processing skills. If you intend to implement this strategy using an iPad, then participation in the 

iPad for Teachers 101 workshop or equivalent experience is required.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

*Vincent Farm Elementary (Library)
Kathy Benson kbenson@bcps.org  Thursday  August 15, 2013   9:30am - 11:30am

 

Socrative- Effective Questioning Using Socrative Response

Participants will develop effective questions to engage and evaluate students, using the cloud-based Socrative Student Response Systems for formative and summative assessments, and manage activity creation and collected student data.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

*Loch Raven Academy

Tricia Stokes

Wednesday

May 22, 2013

4:30pm-6:30pm

 

Symbaloo- Organizing and Sharing Web Resources 

Participants will explore how Symbaloo can help teachers curate, organize, and share web resources.  Participants will create a Symbaloo account and a webmix to share.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

Loch Raven Academy

Alisha Maalouf 

Tuesday 

June 18, 2013 

10:00am-12:00pm
Vincent Farm Elementary

Gina McDonald

rmcdonald@bcps.org

Wednesday June 19, 2013 1:00pm-3:00pm

 

Virtual Manipulatives for Elementary Math

Participants will explore the virtual manipulatives within ActivInspire or Mimio Studio, Kidspiration, Pixie and web sites in order to create a lesson activity to support an elementary school math lesson objective under the Numbers and Operations standard.  Participants will create a lesson activity and/or template to be used in classroom instruction.

Prerequisite Skills: Participants must have a basic understanding of the software mentioned above and have some experience using it in instruction.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

*Carney ES

Lizz Askine

easkine@bcpsorg 

Wednesday  June 19, 2013
10:00am-12:00pm 

 

VoiceThread- Student Collaboration and Communication

Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which VoiceThread can support collaborative instructional activities, the implications of BCPS Rules and Policies in using online collaborative tools, and the ed.Voicethread features to provide a safe, collaborative, online environment with students.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

*Carney ES
Lizz Askine  Wednesday  June 19, 2013
1:00pm-3:00pm 
Vincent Farm Elementary

Gina McDonald

rmcdonald@bcps.org
Thursday
June 20, 2013
10:00-12:00pm

 

 Windows Live Movie Maker- Student Creativity and Innovation

Participants will learn how Windows Live Movie Maker can be used to make educational videos for instructional use.  Participants will create a student exemplar in Windows Movie Maker Live to support a lesson objective.

Location

Instructor

Day

Dates

Time

*Dogwood ES
Lizz Askine  Thursday  June 20, 2013
10:00am-12:00pm 

 

 

 

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