Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Free PD for teachers

Mass Digital Publication at Burlington High School is offering free PD for teachers. This is a very exciting event and I encourage you to attend! June 25-27, 2012! Again, this is FREE pd, with lunch included, pd certificates will also be given. "The MA Digital Publication Collaborative will highlight ways for educators across the content areas and levels to integrate new and emerging technology literacies into 1:1 learning environments. There will be sessions that focus on iPad integration, digital content curation, digital publication creation and distribution, and many other educational discussions." (Taken from website)

6 of us have signed up from West Boylston so far and we would love to have more teachers attend.
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6/1 Update: If you are thinking about signing up, do so ASAP, I visited Burlington yesterday and they are closing it out at 400 attendees and they are getting close.

Once you have registered atMass Digital Publication visit this link to add your name: (must be a @wbschools.com google user to edit: https://docs.google.com/a/wbschools.com/document/d/1pzZnzNP-Qe6QGXusoZJ0AHuuPGTiwQIyyg5UbMBDMek/edit)
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The sessions are led by IT professionals and teachers, some of the sessions will include:

  • Creative Commons
  • Online Data Spaces including Wikispaces and blogs
  • Collaborative Tools including Google Docs
  • Google Apps for Education and Chrome
  • Teaching in a Paperless Classroom
  • Notetaking Curation including Evernote and Diigo
  • Net Texts
  • ePub Creation
  • iBooksAuthors
  • Web Applications including blogging, If This Then That, and Google Reader
  • Living in the Cloud
  • Information Literacy – Making the Web Work for You
  • Social Media and Education including Facebook and Twitter
  • Digital Content Distribution
  • Socrative Student Response System
  • Web Cloud Storage including Dropbox and Google Drive
  • Creating Screencasts
  • Flipping the Classroom
  •  1:1 Educational Environments and School Culture
  • Preparation, Planning, Distribution, and Support Student Help Desks
  • iPad Device Management and Deploymen
  • iPad 101
  • iPads and AppleTV
  • iBooks
  • Dibels on the iPad
  • iPads in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • iPads in the Special Education Classroom 
  • iPads in the Elementary Classroom
  • iPads in the Middle School Classroom
  • iPads in the High School Classroom
  • iPad App Essentials including Evernote, Mail, Dropbox, Explain Everything, ShowMe, GoodReader, Notability
What you will need to bring:
  • Web Enabled Device (laptop, tablet)
  • Curricular Materials (Curriculum map, scope and sequence, outlines, etc.)
  • Reading List or Related Resources
  • Assessment Examples
  • Access to Related Web Resources
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