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June 24, 2011 • 8:30-3:30
Using MS Word in the Classroom  MS Word is a powerful word processing program that helps teachers create lessons, tests and letters. Students can use it for creative writing, basic reports or research papers. Learn the basics along with more advanced features such as inserting graphics, clip art, and spreadsheets, transforming text to html, and word art. Participants will also plan a lesson activity incorporating the use of Word such as having students create bookmarks that persuade readers to read the book. Learn how to help students create newsletters and brochures, and how you can create easy to use worksheets with embedded hyperlinks that can help support your students as they create their own projects.

June 27, 2011 • 8:30 – 3:30
Using MS PowerPoint in the Classroom Learn everything from the basics to the more advanced 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 to introduce or clarify a lesson. Learn how to create photo albums, adventure stories, and Jeopardy games. During the second half of the class, learn how to design student PowerPoint assignments that require higher order thinking skills, such as a poetry analysis presentation, and examine assessment methods that will help you grade these student assignments. Walk away with your own presentation and ideas for integrating PowerPoint into your classroom!

June 28, 2011 • 8:30 – 3:30
Using MS Excel in the Classroom Learn the basics of creating a spreadsheet, making a chart from your data, formatting a spreadsheet and printing all or parts of it during the first half of the class. Then, find out how to design spreadsheet assignments for your students that require them to enter data, apply formulas, and graph and chart their data, such as graphing probability from coin tosses. This technology tool is great for teaching about the different types of charts and graphs and how data can be manipulated to look one way or another. Walk away with great lesson ideas that use spreadsheets to teach complex mathematical concepts in motivating and fun ways!

Each class is $149 for a CSD member and $189 for a non-member.
In addition, 1 gradute credit is available for each class. Register here.

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past ppt classMicrosoft Office 2007 and Your Classroom – take all four classes, or just one!  Practice ideas for using MS Office in your classroom and learn skills at the same time. Here’s what’s scheduled in July from CSD:

July 1
Using MS PowerPoint in the Classroom- 8:30 am- 3:30 pm
$138 CSD member; $214 non-member
(One Graduate Credit Available)
Learn everything from the basics to the more advanced 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 to introduce or clarify a lesson.  Learn how to create photo albums, adventure stories, and Jeopardy games.  During the second half of the class, learn how to design student PowerPoint assignments that require higher order thinking skills, such as a poetry analysis presentation, and examine assessment methods that will help you grade these student assignments.  Walk away with your own presentation and ideas for integrating PowerPoint into your classroom!

July 2
Using MS Publisher in the Classroom- 8:30 am-3:30 pm
$138 CSD member; $214 non-member (One Graduate Credit Available)
Newsletters, fliers, signs, tickets, calendars, invitations, brochures, banners, and certificates are staples in the classroom.  This software application enables you to create all of these and more through easy-to-use templates that are already set up for you.  No more guessing about attractive layouts, colors, etc.  With this program, you are a graphic artist!  Publisher makes it easy with PageWizard that walks you through the process for making publications.  During this workshop, you will create from scratch, so come with ideas for projects you want to develop, and you will learn how to design student assignments that require the use of this technology tool.

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Come find out what Office 2007 is all about! Missouri & Illinois teachers, Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis offers technology professional development classes on-site at your school and in the tele lab. Our philosophy is that technology integration takes many hours of training and is an on-going process. Our tele classes are designed to move you along this process. By introducing skills in the first half of the class and then immediately integrating those skills into project examples, you will develop a usable product for your classroom. Two classes we offer are MS Word and MS PowerPoint. How can you use them in your classroom? Find out here:

Using MS Word in the Classroom
offered on Sept. 17 or Jan. 21, 4-7pm at 1460 Craig Rd., Creve Coeur, MO
$68 CSD member; $102 non-member (Half Graduate. Credit Available)
MS Word is a powerful word processing program that helps teachers create lessons, tests and letters.  Students can use it for creative writing, basic reports or research papers.  Learn the basics along with more advanced features such as inserting graphics, clip art, and spreadsheets, transforming text to html, and word art.  Participants will also plan a lesson activity incorporating the use of Word such as having students create bookmarks that persuade readers to read the book.  Learn how to help students create newsletters and brochures, and how you can create easy to use worksheets with imbedded hyperlinks that can help support your students as they create their own projects.

Using MS PowerPoint in the Classroom
offered on Oct. 7 or  Jan. 15,  4-7pm at 1460 Craig Rd., Creve Coeur, MO
$68 CSD member; $102 non-member (One Graduate. Credit Available)
Learn everything from the basics to the more advanced 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 to introduce or clarify a lesson.  Learn how to create photo albums, adventure stories, and Jeopardy games.  During the second half of the class, learn how to design student PowerPoint assignments that require higher order thinking skills, such as a poetry analysis presentation, and examine assessment methods that will help you grade these student assignments.

To register for these or any other tele classes, visit: www2.csd.org/tele.

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