WSSD October 2010 Training EmailHi Everyone,Before I share this month’s technology workshops, I wanted to share a few details onwhat you can expect with this year’s technology workshops: During September and October, SMART What must educators do to remain and Promethean workshops served as an in compliance with Act 48? introduction or re-introduction to the tools Educators must maintain and programs for each system. Starting in their certificates as active by earning November, SMART and Promethean six collegiate credits or six PDE- trainings will focus on specific skills and approved in-service credits features related to creating dynamic or 180 continuing education hours or presentations with each software any combination of the above every program. five calendar years. o Later this month I will be emailing a survey NOTE: Each collegiate credit is equal to 30 continuing education hours. All for both tools to determine which credits and hours features and techniques you are most must be related to an educator’s interested in learning more about. Please certificate type or area of assignment, look for electronic copies in your inbox unless enrolled in an soon! administrative program or approved by the school board. A new five-year period to obtain Act 48 credit hours began on July 1, 2010. You can easily obtain credit hours by attending WSSD technology workshops at NO COST. Similar workshops offered by the DCIU now cost $65.00 a session. Differentiated Workshops – In response to inquiries about workshop meeting times, I’m offering three types of workshops this year: o Universal – These workshops are building-specific and held afterschool. They focus on communication and presentation technologies used throughout district – the meat and potatoes. o Collaborative – These workshops are open to middle and high school teachers and are also held afterschool. They focus on instructional strategies and technology integration that will enhance your lessons and curricula – the goodies. o Lunch ‘n’ Learn – These workshops are designed to share instructional technologies that are quick to learn and easy to use in your next class - the highlights.
October Technology Workshops by Title Registration 1. SMART 101: The Board (U) for high 2. SMART 102: The NoteBook 10 Software (U) school 3. Promethean ActivInspire (U) teachers - 4. Schoolwires Introduction and Intermediate (U) 5. Retool Your Lessons with Thinkfinity (C) 6. Ga-Ga for Google: Tools for Educators (C) 7. Using Wikis for Project-Based Learning (C) 8. Wall Wishers & Bubbl.US (L) 9. Prezi (L) www.wssd.org/shhsoctobertechworkshopsRegistration for middle school teachers –www.wssd.org/shmsoctobertechworkshopsKeep in mind that attendance and participation is voluntary, but welcome!Xaras Collins-Brown, M.Ed.Technology Integrator Gr. 6-12Thinkfinity Certified TrainerSTAR Discovery EducatorWallingford-Swarthmore SDWallingford, PA 19086Phone: #610-892-3470 x2130Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDistrict Website: www.wssd.org/technologyMy Wiki: www.strathhavencff.wikispaces.comSkype Name: xaras.collins.brown