Online Courses

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Online Course Design

June 2021 Release

Best Practice for Online Course Design

Best Practice in Online Course Design introduces participants to core frameworks and concepts in digital integration and digital content design. The course's focus is on creating accessible learning goal-focused digital content. Professional Learners will create a digital lesson or unit plan for this course to demonstrate their learning.

12 CTLE Credits

Bitmoji

May 2021 Release

Bitmoji Educator

The emphasis of this course will be on creating a Bitmoji classroom with virtual furnishings. Those can range from rugs to bulletin boards to shelves of library books. Each item in the classroom can be linked to a video or audio recording or a website or activity. Thus, they become interactive centers for learning.

12 CTLE Credits

Canvas

September 2021 Release

Canvas Educator

This workshop is built to get new users acclimated to building courses in the Canvas LMS. Canvas is built to support learning in all grades K-12 with innovative tools and integrations to support blended, personalized learning while helping to keep you and your students organized in one place. We invite you to join the #CanvasFam and get a jumpstart on the new year with Canvas.

15 CTLE Credits

Digital Citizen

June 2021 Release

Create A Culture of Digital Citizens

The focus of this comprehensive, online course is to assist you in learning how to create digital citizens. The importance of this topic cannot be stressed enough due to our ever changing learning environments during closures, hybrid, and remote learning.

This course intended to provide theory, discussion, and practice. It includes videos and articles to further our learning and examples of practical implementation and testimonies from students.

15 CTLE Credits

impacts of computing

September 2021 Release

Computer Science & Digital Fluency: Impacts of Computing

Let's deep dive into the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Concept area of Impacts of Computing.  We will explore the latest information from NYSED about the standards and learn about the rollout expectations.  We will then take a look at how to read the standards, explore what they actually mean, and then look at examples.  You will leave with a toolkit for integration for your classroom as well as ideas and resources that could work for you and your students..

5 CTLE Credits

Digitize Your Content

August 2021 Release

Digitize Your Content

Digitize Your Content is designed as a practical guide to help teachers start to move their content from the analog world to the digital cloud for hosting in a Learning Management System or Google Classroom. Topics will include pocket scanners, creating instructional videos, infographics, and hyper docs.

15 CTLE Credits

Choice Boards

July 2021 Release

Engaging Learners with Choice Boards

During this 3 hour asynchronous professional learning experience, participants will learn how to create engaging, student-centered choice boards. Different modes of Choice Board delivery will be highlighted and participants will create a learning experience as their final artifact.

3 CTLE Credits

Online Discussion

August 2021 Release

Engaging Students in Online and Virtual Discussions

During this 3 hour asynchronous professional learning experience, participants will learn the Whys and Hows of engaging students in online and virtual discussions. Integration of Social Emotional Learning Standards will also be included in this learning experience.

3 CTLE Credits

Escape Rooms

September 2021 Release

Escape Rooms

In this course, you will learn how to create digital escape rooms. We will begin by learning how to use Google Slides and Google Forms to create your own escape rooms. You will also learn other platforms that house escape rooms or allow for creation. You will learn practical tips and tricks for creating and using digital escape rooms in your classroom. You will create your own escape room as your final product for the course. By the end of the course, you will understand what a digital escape room is and how you can use them across various platforms.

3 CTLE Credits

google beginner

June 2021 Release

Google Beginner Educator

The focus of this online course is to assist you in learning to use Google Slides, Docs, Calendar, and Classroom. We will discuss other Google tools such as forms, drawings, and maps as we progress through the course. This course is designed for those that are new to use these tools and need the basics to get started.  It will also have some tips and tricks to save you time.  

12 CTLE Credits

Google Classroom

July 2021 Release

Google Classroom Educator-Level 1

This course will teach educators how to get up and running with Google Classroom. They will learn how to access and navigate Google Classroom, create, copy, and archive a class, add co-teachers and students, modify settings to customize their Classroom, post and reply to a post on the stream, understand the difference between posting a material, question, and assignment in the classwork section, and more! 

3 CTLE Credits

Google forms

September 2021 Release

Google Forms-Level 1

This course will teach educators how to get up and running with Google Forms. They will learn how to create, edit, and co-edit a form, understand the different question types, the difference between a survey and an assessment, and how to share a form (with a link or on Google Classroom) with participants.

3 CTLE Credits

Google slides

August 2021 Release

Google Slides

Google Slides holds so many opportunities to engage your students in interactive activities.  In this course, you will learn the basics of Google Slides while creating lessons and activities you can use within your own classroom. We will learn how to create backgrounds, add images, create interactives, and design slides.  Be ready to explore and create right within Google Slides.

15 CTLE Credits

Kami

July 2021 Release

Kamify Your Classroom

Learn the basics and beyond to use Kami for all sorts of activities with your students. You will learn ways to offer feedback, annotate and even play games on the platform. We will take time to design an activity that could be a drag and drop, an fill in the blank or anything else you can think of. This session is for beginners and for those that already know the basics of the platform.

3 CTLE Credits

Maker Ed

June 2021 Release

Maker Ed: Instructions For Educators

This course is a combination of self-paced asynchronous learning with instructions and design challenges to practice awesome projects to replicate with your students. The Maker projects can be done with simple craft like materials you have in your home or we can supply you with a Maker Kit of all of the materials you need. You will also receive a Project Planner, Design Brief, and Learning Journal to use to plan your Maker Ed project for your students. The ultimate goal is for you to become comfortable, confident and prepared to teach Maker Ed or STEM projects. You will gain a solid strategy and process to plan Maker Ed lessons. Your students need hands-on learning, now and forever.

12 CTLE Credits

Microsoft Office Level 1

August 2021 Release

Microsoft Office 365 for Educators

This course will teach educators how to get up and running with Microsoft O365. They will learn how to access and navigate OneDrive, upload, create, name, and organize files into folders, share and collaborate on files, the difference between viewing, commenting, and editing a file, and how to get a sharable link to a file.

3 CTLE Credits


 

Nearpod

June 2021 Release

Nearpod Educator

This course was designed to introduce you to Nearpod and how to use it successfully in the creation of interactive lessons to use with your students.

3 CTLE Credits 

Remote Learning

May 2021 Release

Remote Learning Educator

The purpose of this course is to help you make the transition from traditional, face-to-face instruction to remote teaching and learning. The course will cover best practices, resources, and strategies to set your remote learning classroom up for success while providing you plenty of opportunities to brainstorm and share with colleagues. At the end of the course, you will have gained practical tips that will make it easier for you to provide an exceptional educational experience for remote learners.

18 CTLE Credits 

Remote Learning

May 2021 Release

Seesaw Educator

The focus of this online course is to assist you in learning to use Seesaw. Many educators had to use Seesaw in 2020 without the benefit of learning it. The purpose of the course is for you to adapt these strategies for your own use in the classroom.  It is an introductory course intended to build your capacity for using Seesaw.

12 CTLE Credits


 

Remote Learning

May 2021 Release

Schoology Educator

This is an introductory course intended to build your capacity for using Schoology. It includes video walkthroughs of both the Schoology Basic and Schoology Enterprise versions. For the latter, what's available depends on what third party integrations your organization has made available. The course content explores the use of Schoology and makes suggestions for its best use.  * Requires participant to already have a Schoology account.

12 CTLE Credits

Technology empowered Educator

September 2021 Release

Technology Empowered Educator

Are you using technology in your classroom to its fullest potential? In this course, we will examine a number of models of technology integration as well as how to best utilize tools that will provide opportunities for engagement and allow students to use critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creation skills. We will also look at incorporating some lessons learned from teaching during the pandemic as we move forward.

15 CTLE Credits


 

Remote Learning

May 2021 Release

Screencasting Educator

The focus of this online course is to assist you to become more comfortable with screencasting and its use in your classroom. Not only will we introduce you to the best ways to use screencasting for learning, we'll also explore screencasting tools that won't break the bank (hey, they are FREE) and that you can use no matter what device you are on.

Each aspect of screencasting is explored and suggestions for its use are made. In addition, this course provides you with access to curated content, including books, blog entries, and videos that can extend your learning.

12 CTLE Credits


 

Digital Librarian-1

July 2021 Release

The Digital Librarian-Part 1

Connecting With Your Learning Community

The focus of this online course it to assist you in creating ways to connect with your learning community.  You will learn how to create a virtual help desk for asynchronous discussion with Flipgrid, dynamic social media posts with Canva, and a multimedia newsletter with Wakelet.  A brief overview of the basics of each tool will help you begin on your journey of engaging with your students, parents, faculty, and administration.

15 CTLE Credits

Digital Librarian-1

August 2021 Release

The Digital Librarian-Part 2

Empowering Your Students

The focus of this online course it to assist you in creating ways to empower your students to take ownership of their learning.  You will learn how to create a virtual book club with Padlet, a self-directed interactive student choice board with Buncee, and a multimedia library handbook with Book Creator.  A brief overview of the basics of each tool will help you begin on your journey of empowering your students to be independent learners.

15 CTLE Credits

Transforming Education Materials Using O365

July 2021 Release

Transforming Education Materials Using O365

Microsoft has been around for a long time, so it is easy to overlook some of the amazing updates that can turn your black and white activities and worksheets into interactive multimedia experiences. In this course we will look at specific examples of traditional materials and then use TPACK and SAMR to transform that material from a Word worksheet to a Word wonder! We will look at some specific Office apps (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote...) and I will help kickstart you through transforming some materials for next year.

5 CTLE Credits


 

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