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2010 Wissahickon Summer Institute

  1. 1. Wissahickon
School
District
 Ambler,
PA
 2010
SUMMER
PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTE
 
 
 Date
 Course
Title
 Presenter
 
 8:00‐11:00
AM
 
 Monday
 iWeb
 Ben

 7/19/10
 The
goal
of
this
session
will
be
for
teachers
to
create
their
own
class
website
using
 DeSantis
 iWeb.
This
will
include
going
over
the
“basics”
of
iWeb,
and
how
to
do
include
 common
features
(such
as
calendars
and
blogs).
Participants
should
bring
their
 MacBooks
to
get
the
most
of
this
session.
There
will
be
time
dedicated
to
“play”
with
 the
software,
and
you
will
leave
with
at
least
part
of
your
homepage
completed.
 
 Internet
Search
 Rob

 We
all
use
search
engines,
but
all
too
often
students
and
teachers
have
difficulty
 Illuminati
 finding
desired
information
from
credible
sources.

Many
times,
we
don’t
even
realize
 that
we
are
missing
the
best
of
what
is
available.

Find
out
about
some
of
the
 techniques
that
will
help
make
the
internet
a
better
tool
for
life
and
for
learning,
 regardless
of
the
search
engines
or
websites
you
use.
Also,
learn
about
some
of
the
 tools
you
and
your
students
can
evaluate
websites
for
security,
accuracy,
and
 copyrights,
etc.


 
 Moodle
Beginner
K‐5
 Geri

 The
objective
of
this
workshop
is
to
provide
colleagues
with
examples/instruction
 Capreri
 using
the
Moodle
and
technology
during
Core
Extension
and
beyond.

Teachers
will
 leave
with
ideas
and
newly
created
examples
to
use
in
the
classroom
immediately.
 
 Collaborative
Tools
 Colleen
 See
how
incorporating
collaborative
tools
in
the
classroom
can
enhance
your
students’
 Meulstee
 education.
Create
accounts
and
learn
how
to
utilize
the
basics
for
free
online
programs
 such
as
Mixbook,
Glogster,
Google
Docs,
and
Skype.
Discuss
and
develop
ways
to
 effectively
incorporate
these
programs
into
your
classroom
curriculum.
 
 Meet
your
Moodle
6‐12
 Dianne

 Learn
how
to
utilize
the
basic
functions
and
features
of
the
Moodle.

You
will
gather
 Krause
 ideas
for
your
site
through
discussion
and
exploration
of
previously
developed
sites.

 You
will
also
be
given
time
to
start
creating
your
site
(with
the
help
of
your
instructor)
 to
put
into
use
as
soon
as
school
starts.
 Tuesday
 iMovie
Beginner
 Rob
 7/20/10
 Make
music,
voiceovers,
slideshows,
documentaries,
movies,
how‐to
videos,
video
 
Illuminati
 lesson
plans
and
more.

Also
learn
about
copyright
basics
to
protect
you
and
your
 students.
 
 Data
Tools
 Jen

 Participants
will
gain
an
understanding
of
data
tools,
learn
to
analyze
student
 Schmidt
 performance
data
reports
in
order
to
identify
the
areas
of
strength
and
areas
of
 concern,
and
discuss
the
root
causes
of
student
achievement.


 
 Wild
about
Wikis
 Jenn
 In
this
workshop
you
will
learn
how
to
set
up
student
wiki
accounts,
use
the
wikispace
 Palubinski

 to
post
class
information
and
announcements
and
ideas
for
using
it
as
a
 communication
medium
for
and
among
students.

Applications
for
displaying
student
 projects
electronically
will
also
be
discussed.
 
 Digital
Storytelling
 Nina
 
 Learn
how
Pixie,
Storyjumper
and
Mixbook
can
motivate,
inspire
and
enrich
student
 Sabolsky/
 
 writing.
Participants
will
explore
Pixie,
Storyjumper
and
Mixbook
to
learn
how
each
 Donna

 can
be
used
by
students
to
publish
creative,
digital
books.
Participants
will
learn
the
 Sharp
 many
exciting
features
these
programs
offer
and
will
be
provided
guidance
as
they
 explore
each
program.
 
 
 2010
SUMMER
PROF
DEV
INST
COURSES
&
DESCRIPTIONS
[with
presenters][1].docx

  2. 2. Wissahickon
School
District
 Ambler,
PA
 Wednesday
 Digital
Organization
 Deb

 7/21/10
 Is
your
documents
folder
a
mess?
Is
your
inbox
jammed
with
mail
you’re
afraid
to
 Hudimac
 delete?
Are
you
having
a
hard
time
finding
the
test
you
wrote
just
last
week?
It’s
time
 to
get
digitally
organized!
We
will
go
over
tips
and
tricks
for
getting
and
staying
 organized.
Topics
include:
smart
naming
of
files,
creating
folders,
organizing
your
e‐ mail,
sorting
files,
and
searching
for
files.
 
 Extending
Reading
&
Writing
with
Technology
 Jim
 Discuss
the
use
of
blogging,
wikis,
and
other
Web
2.0
tools
to
foster
critical
analysis
 Shoemaker
 and
self‐reflection
and
explore
issues
such
as:
setting
up
blogs,
wikis,
and
RSS
 aggregators
(blog
readers);
modifying
the
curriculum
and
creating
effective
 assignments
that
utilize
Web
2.0
tools;
assessing
assignments
and
use
of
Web
2.0
 tools.

Participants
will
gain
practical
information
on
setting
up
student
blogs
and
 methods
for
creating
constructivist
assignments,
progressive
units,
and
examples
of
 student
projects.
 
 Advanced
Moodle
 Colleen
 Now
that
you
are
familiar
with
how
Moodle
can
benefit
your
classroom,
take
it
to
the
 Meulstee
 next
level.
In
this
course,
you
will
learn
how
to:

 *create
easy
access
to
links
and
other
resources
 *develop
discussion
boards,
quizzes,
assignments
and
databases
 *incorporate
wikis,
blogs,
chats,
surveys,
questionnaires


 
 Perk
Up
Projects
with
Web
2.0
 Dianne
 Tired
of
assigning
the
same
old
boring
PowerPoint
presentations
again
and
again?
 Krause
 Want
to
challenge
your
students
a
bit
more
than
the
traditional
tri‐fold
or
poster
 project?

Learn
a
whole
host
of
new
tools
to
spice
up
your
students’
projects
and
your
 lessons.
Explore
and
experiment
with
a
variety
of
Web
2.0
tools
including
animated
 avatars,
comic
creators,
digital
scrapbooks,
image
creators,
interactive
 Thursday
 SMART
Response
 Deb
 7/22/10
 SMART
Response
Interactive
Response
Systems
can
help
teachers
gain
accurate
and
 Hudimac
 immediate
insight
into
student
learning
while
increasing
comprehension,
retention
 and
engagement.

Want
to
learn
more??

It’s
all
just
a
click
away!



We
will
introduce
 you
to
the
different
models
of
SMART
Response
Systems
available;
demo
how
to
setup
 the
system;
and
provide
a
“hands‐on”
opportunity
to
practice
what
you’ve
learned
as
 well
as
time
to
explore
the
web
for
ready‐made
SMART
Response
lessons.
 
 Google
Me!
 Dianne
 Curious
about
how
the
Google
tools
can
be
used
to
benefit
your
teaching
and
your
 Krause
 students'
learning?

Come
learn
how
to
create
and
use
collaborative
documents,
 forms,
spreadsheets,
presentations,
and
other
Google
resources
to
share
instantly
and
 securely,
work
together
in
real
time,
access
your
work
anytime,
anywhere
and
connect
 students
to
the
world
of
information
and
one
another.


 
 SMARTboard
in
the
Elementary
Classroom
 Patty
 This
workshop
is
designed
to
offer
K‐5
teachers
basic
ways
to
develop
more
interactive
 Fitzgerald
 and
SMART
notebook
lessons.
This
workshop
will
demonstrate
practical
ways
to
 integrate
SMART
Board
software
and
technology
tools
into
everyday
lessons.
 
 iMovie
Intermediate
 Rob
 Take
filmmaking
in
your
classroom
to
the
next
level!

Some
of
the
things
you
will
be
 Illuminati
 able
to
do
after
this
session:
  Use
a
green
screen
in
your
classroom
  Use
screen
captures
  Picture
in
picture
video
  Audio
editing
  Easy
optical
illusions
in
filmmaking
  Learn
how
to
better
manage
video
projects
in
the
classroom
  Burn
a
DVD
of
your
movie
 Your
questions
answered
and
more!
 
 SMARTboard
Beginner
 Jenn
 2010
SUMMER
PROF
DEV
INST
COURSES
&
DESCRIPTIONS
[with
presenters][1].docx

  3. 3. Wissahickon
School
District
 Ambler,
PA
 Learn
the
basic
operation
of
your
SMARTboard
including
set
up
of
hardware.

Learn
 Palubinski
 how
to
use
SMART
Notebook
in
conjunction
with
the
board
to
create
lessons
that
are
 interactive
in
nature.

The
focus
will
be
on
easy‐
to‐
implement
strategies.
 Friday
 iWeb
 Ben
 7/23/10
 The
goal
of
this
session
will
be
for
teachers
to
create
their
own
class
website
using
 DeSantis
 iWeb.
This
will
include
going
over
the
“basics”
of
iWeb,
and
how
to
do
include
 common
features
(such
as
calendars
and
blogs).
Participants
should
bring
their
 MacBooks
to
get
the
most
of
this
session.
There
will
be
time
dedicated
to
“play”
with
 the
software,
and
you
will
leave
with
at
least
part
of
your
homepage
completed.
 
 SMARTboard
Intermediate
 Colleen
 See
how
you
can
take
your
use
of
SMART
Notebook
to
the
next
level.
This
course
will
 Meulstee
 provide
you
with
time
and
guidance
to
explore
tools
such
as
the
infinite
cloner,
locking
 tools,
and
a
variety
of
other
features
in
the
gallery
and
toolkit.
You
will
have
the
 opportunity
to
develop
a
document
that
you
can
incorporate
into
your
teaching
right
 away.
You
will
also
discover
resources
that
will
provide
you
with
pre‐made
lessons
 (that
you
can
adjust
to
fit
your
needs)!
 
 Meet
your
Mac
 Deb
Duffy
 Want
to
develop
a
“friendlier”
relationship
with
your
Mac?
Whether
you
are
a
new
 Mac
user
or
just
want
to
get
reacquainted,
come
learn
how
to
make
your
Mac
work
 with
you,
not
against
you.
We’ll
cover
the
basics:
Desktop,
Finder,
System
Preferences,
 Network
connections
&
printing,
as
well
as
tips
and
tricks
to
make
you
a
confident
Mac
 user.

Bring
your
questions
and
frustrations.
 
 Conversations
about
Autism
 Heather
 Using
an
empathetic
approach,
we
will
discuss
what
Autism
is;
its
effect
on
the
family,
 Merritt
 student,
and
teacher;
and
explore
strategies
for
your
classroom
to
facilitate
success
for
 your
students
with
Autism.
 
 
 Date
 Course
Title
 Presenter
 
 12:00‐3:00
PM
 
 Monday
 Collaborative/
Reflective
Time
from
Morning
 
 7/19/10
 Tuesday
 Elementary
Social
Studies
‐
K‐5
 Kevin
McAneny
 7/20/10
 During
this
session,
participants
will
have
time
to
become
familiar
with
the
new
 Social
Studies
curriculum.

There
will
be
time
to
develop
lessons
and
work
 collaboratively
with
grade
level
partners.
 
 Secondary
Social
Studies
‐
6‐12
 Sue
Incorvia
 During
this
session,
participants
will
have
time
to
become
familiar
with
the
new
 Social
Studies
curriculum.

There
will
be
time
develop
lessons
and
work
 collaboratively
with
grade
level
partners.
 Wednesday
 Collaborative/Reflective
Time
from
Morning
 
 7/21/10
 Thursday
 Collaborative/Reflective
Time
from
Morning
 
 7/22/10
 Friday
 Collaborative/Reflective
Time
from
Morning
 
 7/23/10
 
 2010
SUMMER
PROF
DEV
INST
COURSES
&
DESCRIPTIONS
[with
presenters][1].docx


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