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Best Practices in SMART Notebook Lesson Creation (Level 3) on Friday, July 20 • Enhance your ability to create professional and interactive SMART Notebook lesson activities! This content creation class provides instruction for creating content with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software; create interactive lesson activities based on curriculum standards and best practices scoring guides.

PREREQUISITE: Level 2 Training or equivalent. To register for summer workshops, or any others, visit the tele registration page on www.csd.org.

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Check out some snapshots of the beginning of Stephanie Madlinger’s workshop on Flipped Classrooms! This is one of our brand new professional development sessions- it’s full title is Flipping Your Classroom with Flip Cameras & Screencasting. At a cost of $110, these participants get a full day of instruction, plus hands-on time with the cameras. Stephanie and the group will explore various online resources for “flipping” classes, and will practice using a digital Flip Camera, and consider how to use IWB software like SMART and Promethean to create their own flipped class. (In addition, if they are so interested, the attendees can earn one graduate credit for their participation).

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There’s a new workshop being offered this week called Flipping Your Classroom with Flip Cameras & Screencasting. Are you interested in having more time to work with your students? Do your students need you to help them in small groups or individually? Do you wish you could clone yourself when teaching?

The Flipped Classroom is one in which teacher presentations are videotaped, and students have a chance to watch on their own time. Then during class, the students practice what they have learned under the guidance of the teacher.  This workshop will explore various online resources for “flipping” your class, and will explore how to use a digital Flip Camera, and IWB software like SMART and Promethean to create your own flipped class. Discover the time-saving features of IWB & Flip software and how easy it is to share your videos online, through email, or e-card.  You will also learn from Stephanie Madlinger how to effectively remove an image from the video segments using the Flip software, and take screenshots using your IWB. Finally, participants will learn how to convert videos and use them to “flip” the classroom or include them in multimedia projects.  Bring your own Flip camera or borrow one from us! This workshop takes place June 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $110 CSD member; $140 non-member. (One Graduate Credit is available).  Knowledge of and experience with digital cameras, and IWB software will be helpful, but not required.

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Click on the image below to read the latest VLC Newsletter in its entirety- plenty of info on what we’re offering this summer and some great deals on professional development are included.

Check out the latest Constant Contact from the Virtual Learning Center! We’ve shared out our June selections, which include:

Choosing Educator Friendly Mobile Apps on June 11  Secondary 6-12 8:30-11:30 a.m. OR Elementary PreK-5 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Android Tablet Boot Camp on June 22, 8:30-11:30
Educational Apps for Android Tablets on June 22,  12:30-3:30

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Here’s a snapshot of today’s SMARTBoard Level 1 workshop taking place in Cooperating School Districts‘ tele.

See more photos from today, and other professional development sessions, on Flickr.

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This year marked Cooperating School Districts’ first at offering professional development webinars through the Virtual Learning Center for K-12 educators. We’re looking forward to continuing the events into the summer and next school year, too. If you are unfamiliar with our free webinars, you can access the various archived sessions right now by visiting the recordings section of our WebEx page.

Here are the topics that we offered in 2011-2012 by month:

MAY
Topic: Summer tele Preview

APRIL
Topic:  Show-Me a Movie Contest: Preparing to Enter

MARCH
Topic:  Promethean ActivBoard Tips & Tricks
Topic:  Google Tools for Education

JANUARY
Topic:  Midwest Education Technology Conference Q & A
Topic:  Digital Citizenship: Being Aware of Your Digital Footprint

DECEMBER
Topic:  Cool Tools for Educators

NOVEMBER
Topic:  Using Your SMART Board with Marzano Strategies
Topic:  CSDVLC ISTE Affiliate

OCTOBER
Topic:  CSD: Advanced Discovery: IWB Media & Creation
Topic:  SMART Board Tips & Tricks: My Content & Gallery Collections

SEPTEMBER
Topic:  Webinar Wednesday: CSD: Who We Are

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Both SMART Board workshops listed are 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Cooperating School Districts and cost $149 for CSD members and $189 for non-members. There is 1 graduate credit available with each workshop. Both of these workshops- Level 2 and Level 3- are for more advanced users. If you are new to SMART Boards, we suggest you enroll in the May 31st SMART Board Level 1 workshop.

Creating SMART Board Lessons to Engage and Motivate Students (Level 2) on June 8 Already have a SMART Board and consider yourself a user? Learn some of the advanced features of the SMART Board in this intermediate workshop. Become adept at creating recordings of what you do on the SMART Board for future playback; find out how to use the video player that comes with your SMART Board to annotate videos, plus much more. PREREQUISITE: Level 1 Training or equivalent

Best Practices in SMART Notebook Lesson Creation (Level 3) on July 20
Enhance your ability to create professional and interactive SMART Notebook lesson activities! This content creation class provides instruction for creating content with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software; create interactive lesson activities based on curriculum standards & best practices scoring guides. PREREQUISITE: Level 2 Training or equivalent

To register for these summer workshops, or any others, visit the tele registration page on www.csd.org. The SMART Board workshops at Cooperating School Districts are taught by SMART Certified Trainer Martha Bogart.

Mark you calendar! Transforming Learning with a SMART Board (Level 1) takes place Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Cooperating School Districts’ tele. This workshop kicks off our summer professional development schedule and runs 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a class for beginners with no prior knowledge of using the interactive aspects of the SMART Board. You’ll learn how this tech tool can improve the way you teach, plus excite learners. Discover how to find and develop lesson plans that make use of this classroom tool and motivate 21st century students. Cost: $149 CSD member; $189 non-member. No graduate credit is available for this course. Register for this SMART Board workshop here.

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