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Using Graphic Organizers (including SMART Ideas) to Organize Student Learning
In this session teachers will look at a variety of graphic organizers and their uses.  We will look at websites that have premade graphic organizers ready to download and use.  We will also look at how to use graphic organizers to do a variety of things including: classifying, organizing, comparing, brainstorming, and planning.  In this session we will also look and learn how to use SMART Ideas to help students create concept maps to facilitate learning.
Date:
 May 27, 2009
Time:
 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff  
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Tina Monks
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

 
PowerPoint to Enhance Student Projects
I’m sure your kids love using PowerPoint - it’s a great motivator!  But what is the best way to integrate it as a student project when PowerPoint is so aligned to bulleting fact after fact?  Not much higher level thinking going on it that situation!  This session will explore two main features.  First, features that will make PowerPoint more interactive as a student product.  Secondly, projects ideas will be discussed that will help boost student levels of thought to a higher level when using PowerPoint.  Even if you already use PowerPoint in your classroom, you’ll learn new tricks and get ideas for next year!
 
Date:
 May 27, 2009
Time:
 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff  
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Colleen McLain
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Photo Editing and PhotoStory
Have digital pictures and don’t know what to do with them?  Need to know how to resize or edit the pictures?  Do you have some ideas of how pictures could enhance student background knowledge or instruction?  This session will address all of this and more.  Using Google Picasa for editing and Photo Story 3 for the development of “picture videos” participants will explore how pictures can enhance curriculum.
Date:
 June 1, 2009
Time:
 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All teachers
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Bruce Rehmer
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
SMART Notebook 10 Review
Did you know there are many, many backgrounds, grids, interactive tools and images associated with Notebook?  No?  Do you need just a review of Notebook 10?  This session is for you!  Come get a review of all the educational resources Notebook alone has to offer.  An overview of Notebook and all its features will be explored.
Date:
 June 8, 2009; 1:00 - 5:00pm; Colleen McLain
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 All levels
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Video Tutorials
Video in the classroom opens a whole new way of reaching learners.  This session will explore recording video you produce.  With a microphone and SMART Recorder, you’re set to record your own video as it appears on the computer – great for tutorials, short introductions to lessons, unit reviews, etc.  (If you want to use a digital camcorder for recording and editing, the session for that purpose is Creating Your Own Multimedia Shows.)  
Date:
 June 10, 2009
Time:
 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Colleen McLain
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Excel Basics        
Are you needing to extend your knowledge with Excel, but don’t even know where to start?  This session is for you!  This session will begin by introducing the basics of Excel, the format and how/why you would use a spreadsheet.
Date:
 June 15, 2009
Time:
 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 Beginner Excel user
Instructor:
 Jim Meckel
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Intermediate Excel
So you are thinking you know the basics of Excel, or just took the basic session, and are ready to extend your use of Excel.  Maybe you need to start running your own reports, extracting data from Infinite Campus or DESE, or just want to see what all can be done with advanced features of Excel.  This session will look at extracting and formatting data.  There will be plenty of time for practice and questions!
Date:
 June 16, 2009
Time:
 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 Intermediate, basics of Excel should be known
Instructor:
 Jim Meckel
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Interactive Notebook Lessons
Do you know how to use your SMART Board but feel there is so much more you could be doing with it? Are you interested in knowing how to develop lessons that are interactive and more inquiry in nature with your board? This session will look at how to make your lessons more engaging and interactive for your students. (Be sure to bring curricular resources that will help you develop actual lessons for the upcoming school year.) This is not going to be a Notebook review. If you are interested in just reviewing Notebook, see http://www1.center.k12.mo.us/edtech/training/mini.html#review.
Date:
 June 22, 2009
Time:
 1:00 - 5:00
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 Basic Notebook skills
Instructor:
 Colleen McLain
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

 
  
Using Senteo Student Responders
Each building has two sets of Senteo Student Responders, aka “clickers”.  The responders give you instant feedback from your students as you progress through lessons.  What’s even better is they also instantly grade quizzes!  Sound interesting?    Want to know how to use them?  This session is for you!
Date:
 June 23, 2009
Time:
 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Jane Ray
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Google Tricks of the Trade
Have you heard of everything that Google can do but haven’t had the time to find educational tools?  This session will introduce you to Google Earth and literature trips, Picasa photo editor, Google Docs for collaborating and sharing documents and Google Custom Searches.  If time, you’ll see the many other tools Google has to offer.
Date:
 June 24, 2009
Time:
 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Anna Heffernan
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Interactive Online Tools
Not sure how to properly search for what you need?  Confused on how to use online calendars, blogs, and rubrics?  Interested in a list of interactive websites that support your curriculum?  Then I have the class for you!  We will spend time looking/using online tools as well as developing a list of websites that support your curriculum.  All of this will be done while showing you the best ways to search the net for what you need.  Guaranteed to learn lots and have fun!
Date:
 June 25, 2009
Time:
 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Erin Sharp
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Incorporating Video into Instruction
This session will primarily focus on United Streaming and the various features built into its system.  Time will be given to staff to search and store video clips that could be used to enhance lessons – playable anytime from anywhere.  United Streaming’s numerous educator features (Teacher Center and Educator Network) will be covered.  Other topics to be discussed will be copyright, editable clips, closed caption, downloading versus streaming, images, songs, lesson plans, quizzes and much more.  Other video sources will also be presented.
Date:
 June 30, 2009
Time:
 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Bruce Rehmer
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Creating Your Own Multimedia Shows
With the ability to create two different projects, teachers can discover new ways to engage students through multimedia.  Strategies will be discussed in creating video projects in the most efficient way possible.  The various stages of producing a video product will be presented while assisting all attendees in creating a product that could be utilized in the classroom.
Date:
 July 2, 2009
Time:
 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Location:
 CHS Media Center Lab
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Bruce Rehmer
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

 


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