Monthly Archives: May 2008
Teacher Timesavers: FREE Online Resources
Thursdays, June 5 & 12 | 9 am-4 pm
Two Graduate Credits Available
$229 CSD member; $344 non-member
Cooperating School Districts wants to make your life as a teacher easier! How? Sign up for Teacher Timesavers: FREE Online Resources this June. During this two part course, learn how to access resources such as lesson plans, rubric makers, web page creators, worksheet makers, online quizzes, Internet bookmark storage, etc., all for free online! Why spend time recreating the wheel when someone else has already done it for you? You’ll be amazed how many online tools are out there for you to use. Knew they were there, but didn’t have the time to find them? Then this tele class is for you! Take the time during this class to explore the wealth of online resources available for teachers and come away with tips and techniques to make your life easier. To register for this and other tele classes, visit: www.csd.org/tele. Questions? Contact Joan Forrest at 314-692-1259.
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St. Louis area teachers, practice ideas for using MS Office in your classroom and learn skills at the same time! Cooperating School Districts offers four summer classes on MS Office. You can take all four, or just one! For full class descriptions and registration forms, visit this link. Classes are 9 am-4 pm each day and cost $125 for a CSD member; $195 for a non-member.
June 30 – Using MS Publisher in the Classroom
Newsletters, signs, calendars, brochures, & certificates are classroom staples. This application enables you to create all of these and more through easy-to-use templates that are already set up. No more guessing! Publisher makes it easy with PageWizard- it walks you through the process for making publications. You will create from scratch during this class, so come with ideas for projects you want to develop, & you will learn how to design student assignments that require the use of this technology tool!
July 1 – Using MS Excel in the Classroom
Learn the basics of creating a spreadsheet, making a chart from your data, formatting a spreadsheet & printing all or parts of it during the first half of the class. Find out how to design spreadsheet assignments for your students that require them to enter data, apply formulas, and graph & chart data, like graphing probability from coin tosses. Walk away with lesson ideas that use spreadsheets to teach complex math concepts in motivating & fun ways!
July 2 – Using MS Word in the Classroom
MS Word is a powerful word processing program that helps teachers create lessons, tests & letters. Students use it for creative writing, reports or research papers. Learn the basics & advanced features like inserting graphics, transforming text to html, & word art. Participants will plan a lesson activity incorporating Word. Learn how to help students create newsletters and brochures, and how to create easy to use worksheets with imbedded hyperlinks that support students as they create their own projects!
July 17 – Using MS PowerPoint in the Classroom
Learn the features that make PowerPoint a great tool for student learning. You will have the opportunity to create your own PowerPoint presentation for use in the classroom. Learn how to create photo albums, adventure stories, and games. Learn how to design student assignments that require higher order thinking skills and examine assessment methods that will help you grade student assignments.