The Magic of ActivInspire (Beginning) Building for the Future: Creating Interactive and Engaging Lessons (Intermediate) Bringing Written Lessons to Life (Intermediate) ProComputing PD Academy: Creating Promethean Leaders in Your Schools (Advanced) Tackle the High-Stakes Tests with Your ActivBoard Flipchart Workday Finding Hidden Treasures for your ActivBoard Give ALL Students a Voice with ActivExpressions (Beginner) Integrating Learner Response Systems (Advanced) Integrating Learner Response Systems for AdministratorsTechnology Integration & Web 2.0
Technology Integration for 21st Century Learners Professional Development Extreme Makeover – 21st Century Style Watch Your Classroom Explode with Web 2.0 Excitement Web 2.0, Digital Photos and Technology Integration: An Exciting Classroom Partnership Be a Movie Producer with Animoto Presentations That Rock! Using Museum Box and Glogster Organize Your Life with LiveBinders Get Smart about Cyber Safety Safari Montage: The Effective Digital Classroom (Beginner)Learning in an iWorld
The Magic of ActivInspire (Beginning) Discover the magic of an interactive classroom and engaged students. Become familiar with the basic tools and resources available in ActivInspire. Leave this workshop with a general understanding of your Promethean Board and its capabilities. Topics will include: • Basic tools • Using templates • Resource packs • Flichart creation • Promethean Planet • Troubleshooting • Basic Interactive Whiteboard strategies
Building for the Future: Creating Interactive and Engaging Lessons (Intermediate) You know how to use the basic tools and create Flipcharts, so what’s next? Go beyond basic Flipchart creation and tools by incorporating some of the advanced features available in ActivInspire. Topics will include: • Magic Ink and revealers • Understanding layers • Camera tools • Containers and restrictors • Actions • Web 2.0 & your ActivBoard
Bringing Written Lessons to Life (Intermediate) Make the connection between existing teaching materials and ActivInspire. Participants will learn how to turn state-adopted curriculum documents, paper worksheets and workbooks into Flipchart pages that are creative, engaging and don’t require reams of copy paper. This workshop can be customized for CSCOPE©, district written curriculum, publisher created materials, etc.
ProComputing PD Academy: Creating Promethean Leaders in Your Schools (Advanced) Are you the “Go-to” person on your campus or in your district when it comes to Promethean products? Are you looking to gain more advanced ActivInpsire skills you can share with your colleagues? This three-day course will take you from a Promethean Power User to a Promethean Power Leader! Topics will include: • Advanced ActivInspire skills • Working with adult learners • Marketing your Professional Development classes • Teaching ActivInspire in various time increments • ActivBoard troubleshooting tips and tricks • Hints for using the ActivBoard with special needs and/or younger students Pre-requisite Skills: Participants should be comfortable creating ActivInspire Flipcharts, utilizing intermediate skills (i.e.-Magic Ink and Locking Objects) and accessing/downloading Flipcharts and Resource Packs from Promethean Planet.
Tackle the High-Stakes Tests with Your ActivBoard Participants will create interactive and engaging Flipchart materials to help students prepare for the upcoming highstakes tests. Workshop can be customized for STAAR, PSAT, SAT, ACT, etc.
Flipchart Workday Spend time collaborating with your colleagues to find and edit Flipcharts or create new Flipcharts that are content and grade-level specific. Bring ideas and/or lessons that you want to transform into engaging Flipcharts for your classroom.
Finding Hidden Treasures for your ActivBoard Are you looking for websites and activities that will work with your Promethean ActivBoard? Discover a treasure chest of sites that will motivate and engage your students. Can be customized for generic interactive whiteboard or other interactive presentation technology.
Give ALL Students a Voice with ActivExpressions (Beginner) Easily assess students by using ActivExpressions in your classroom. These interactive student response devices allow every student to participate in reviews, quizzes, discussions and debates. Participants should bring tests and/or quizzes to use in the development of ActivExpression assessments. Topics will include: • Device setup and registration • Finding Flipcharts that utilize ActivExpressions • Question types and creation • Daily uses of ActivExpressions (i.e. Lunch count, polling, etc.) • On the fly questions
Integrating Learner Response Systems (Advanced) Discover new ideas for incorporating the ActivExpressions into the classroom. Bring a fresh look and feel to warm up activities, exit tickets and other assessment tools. Learn how to implement classroom management strategies that provide opportunities for differentiated instruction and keep this technology a tool, not a distraction. Topics will include: • Classroom management strategies • Summative & formative assessment • Creating self-paced tests • Questioning strategies • Aligning questions to Bloom’s Taxonomy • Unique learner response applications (i.e. How to use during silent sustained reading.)
Integrating Learner Response Systems for Administrators Explore unique ways ActivExpressions can make faculty and staff meetings more effective, efficient, engaging and informative. Show parents and teachers their feedback is valuable. From Open House or Parent’s Meetings to determining level of understanding for STAAR testing regulations, get real time feedback to help make important decisions and save time.
Technology Integration for 21st Century Learners The 21st Century classroom must be exciting and engaging. Discover new lessons, strategies and best practices. This workshop can be customized for K-12, elementary or a secondary session.
Professional Development Extreme Makeover – 21st Century Style Revolutionize the integration of 21st Century technology skills into the curriculum by transforming your professional development. Learn new methods and strategies to create this extreme makeover for your campus or district. The workshop will address different learning environments, best practices for integrating technology into the curriculum and ideas for increasing teacher productivity and professional status.
Watch Your Classroom Explode with Web 2.0 Excitement All you need is a computer and an Internet connection to transform your classroom into an exciting learning community. This session will highlight free web 2.0 tools for all grade levels and curriculum areas.This workshop can be customized for generic interactive whiteboards or other interactive presentation technology.
Web 2.0, Digital Photos and Technology Integration: An Exciting Classroom Partnership Have you experienced those cool Web 2.0 tools that incorporate digital photos? Have you used digital images to spice up your lessons? Learn to create fun and educational projects that your students will love! Participants are encouraged to bring digital photos on a flash drive or CD.
Be a Movie Producer with Animoto Amaze your students, parents and administrators by creating awesome videos using your digital photos. Animoto magically analyzes your pictures and music, adds professional-looking transitions and creates a video worthy of an Oscar!
Presentations That Rock! Using Museum Box and Glogster Are you tired of looking at PowerPoint presentations and reading essays from your students? This workshop will introduce you to two powerful, Web 2.0 tools that will transform presentations. Both products will allow users to upload images, videos, audio and documents to create powerful presentations in a whole new format. This is perfect for secondary students who need something new to spice up their research.
Organize Your Life with LiveBinders Move those 3-ring binders from your bookshelf to a virtual space where you can share your favorite sites and documents with friends and colleagues around the world. LiveBinders allows you to create online binders with tabs and sub-tabs containing your favorite websites, documents and videos. This is a great organizational tool as well as an awesome instructional tool.
Get Smart about Cyber Safety Do you know who your students are talking to online? Do you know if your students are being cyberbullied? This workshop will provide you with information and resources that will enable you to educate your faculty, parents and students.
Safari Montage: The Effective Digital Classroom (Beginner) Learn how to use the Safari Montage Digital Media Distribution system to create an effective digital classroom. Participants will learn how to create playlists in Creation Station, search for relevant content and navigate the Safari Montage dashboard.
Out of this World Learning…the iPad World! Jump into the iPad world and discover how to maximize learning and student-engagement by placing this exciting technology into the hands of your kids. Atendees will explore some favorite educational and productivity iPad apps and allow time for audience input. Participants are encouraged to bring apps to share with their colleagues.
ActivInspire & the iPod Touch Explore the integration opportunities with this powerful duo of engaging technology. Learn how to use the ActivInspire screen recorder to capture lessons that can become podcasts, video tutorials, student projects and much more. Walk through the process of creating a sample podcast, syncing devices and downloading educational apps.
ProComputing will work with your leadership team to create a customized
professional development plan that is relevant for your staff. Courses can be
customized by grade level, content area, curriculum (i.e. CSCOPE, district created
curriculum, publisher created content, etc), type of technology used, teaching
strategies and beyond.
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• Technology walk-throughs and needs assessments
• Consulting sessions
• Facilitation of Professional Learning Communities, cohort meeting and teacher councils
• Administrative Sessions
• Online courses and instruction
• In classroom modeling of best practices and technology integration strategies
Members of our Professional Development staff are available for Keynote speeches, conference presentations and professional development workshops, on a variety of educational technology topics, including but not limited to: • Web 2.0 • Animoto • Prezi • Interactive Websites • Digital Photo Integration • LiveBinders • Technology Integration in Content Areas • Using Technology for Student Assessment • Google Apps • iPod integration • iPad integration • Podcast • Technology & Special Needs • Interactive Whiteboard and Learner Response Systems • Administrative use of Technology • Effective Technology for the English Language Learner • Technology in the Electives • Technology and Project Based Learning (PBL) • 21st Century Skills