5 Online PD Opportunities With Me in January

If your goals for 2017 include improving your ed tech skills, consider joining me for one or more of the online learning opportunities that I am offering in January.

Wednesday Webinars

On January 4th I’ll help you get going with Google Forms & Sheets. In Google Forms & Sheets for Beginners you will everything you need to know to get started using Google Forms and Google Sheets to streamline your workflow in grading quizzes, emailing parents and students, and keeping track of classroom materials. You will also learn how to build self-guided video review activities for your students. Finally, we’ll tackle any questions that you have about Google Forms and Google Sheets. Register here.

Join me on January 11th for Fun Formative Assessments and I will help you develop engaging assessment activities. As good teachers know, gauging your students’ understanding of the topics you teach is a process that involves discussion, a bit of intuition, and some formative assessment activities. In this webinar you will learn how to use free tech tools to create and conduct fun, engaging, and informative formative assessments. Whether you teach elementary school, middle school, or high school, you will come away from this webinar with fun formative assessment activities that you can do tomorrow. Register here.

On January 18th I’ll share my best strategies for helping students improve their web search skills. In Search Strategies Students Need to Know you will learn why informational searches are the hardest types of Internet searches for students to conduct. You will learn how to help students break-down complex search topics into manageable pieces then put the whole picture together. You’ll learn how to help your students save students tons of time by thinking before searching. And you’ll how to develop instructional search challenge activities to use with students of any age. Register here.

From now until January 3rd you can register for all three webinars for just $30.

 

Professional Development Courses

In January I will be offering two webinar courses. On January 3rd we’ll kick-off the year with Blogs & Social Media for Teachers and School Leaders. Then on January 9th we’ll start Teaching History With Technology.

Blogs & Social Media for Teachers and School Leaders is a five week course in which teachers and school administrators will learn the how to choose the best blogging platform for their situations, how to set-up a blog for classroom and school-wide use, and learn about strategies on how to manage blogs in classroom and school-wide settings. Participants will also learn how to avoid the mistakes that often lead to blogging endeavors being abandoned.  After establishing blogs we’ll jump into using social networks like Twitter, Google+, and Instagram to reach out to parents, students, and other members of school communities.

Teaching History With Technology is a three week course beginning on January 9th in which you will learn how to develop engaging and challenging history activities. You will learn how to use tools like Google Earth and Maps, multimedia timelines, and video production tools. You will discover primary source databases, and learn how to help your students become better researchers. This course features three interactive online meetings along with a discussion forum in which you can further interact with me and your classmates. Certificates of completion are awarded for three hours of professional development.

Nice Things People Have Said About My Webinars

Hi Richard, Thanks again for training. I’m starting to feel comfortable with the basics at least and as I continue using the platform, I’m sure I will catch on even quicker. When you get a chance, could I get a certificate of the hours? Thanks, my instructional technology license requires the PD hours. Thanks again, and I’m sure I will be taking another training with you.

Best,
K. O’Leary

I’d take another course from you anytime. You are very knowledgeable, and your experience in the classroom “makes it real.”

Thanks so much,
Diana

Again, thank you very much for this wonderful course. I will have to train teachers in the coming year and this will be very useful.It was a very enjoyable experience and I will be on the look for more training opportunities from you.
S. Landete

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