Convenient Professional Development Opportunities

Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate to teach more than 1,000 teachers through the webinars I’ve offered through PracticalEdTech.com, many of those teachers have participated in multiple courses with me. That’s the highest compliment I can receive. When I’ve asked those people why they return for multiple courses or stand-alone webinars, they usually cite the format, the schedule, and the affordability. The webinar format makes it possible to offer convenient and affordable professional development opportunities. Every webinar is conducted live so that you can ask your questions and hear my answers in real-time. And if you can’t join the live session, you can watch the recordings and email me directly with your questions.

Upcoming Wednesday Webinars

Join me on Wednesday for Winning Blog Strategies. In the webinar I will share my best tips for developing blog post topics, engaging blogging activities for students, and how to get more interaction with your blog posts. Join the live session to ask your questions in real-time or catch the recording. Professional development certificates will be available.

On December 21st I’m hosting one of my favorite webinars, YouTube, It’s Not Just Cats & Khan Academy. In this webinar you will learn how to use the video creation and editing tools built into YouTube. You’ll also learn how to collaboratively create playlists with students and colleagues.

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.

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.