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Using SMART Products in Your Classroom

In today’s Creating SMART Board Lessons to Engage and Motivate Students (Level 2 Training), class participants are becoming adept at creating recordings of SMART Board work for future playback! They will be finding out how to use the video player that comes with the SMART Board to annotate videos as well as learning how to attach audio files to objects on the SMART Board. SMART Certified Trainer Martha Bogart is going to show her class how to find hundreds of Notebook files that have already been created for use on the SMART Board.

And, coming up in two weeks is our new Classroom Instruction that Works: Applying Researched-Based Strategies Using SMART Products.  Are you familiar with the nine McREL (Marzano) strategies, but aren’t exactly sure how you can use them with technology? Do you have a SMART Board, but feel you are not using it to full advantage? Come see ideas for using these SMART products in your classroom and be compliant in using the McRel strategies at the same time. Martha will discuss each of the classroom instruction strategies in depth and show you how you can use your SMART Board, SMART Response system, SMART Ideas software, SMART document camera and SMART Slate in conjunction with them. Participants will walk away with concrete ideas! Graduated credit is also available for both classes. To learn more, or to register, visit this link.

SMARTly Applying Researched-Based Strategies in the VLC

NEW! Classroom Instruction that Works: Applying Researched-Based Strategies Using SMART Products Are you familiar with the nine McREL (Marzano) strategies, but aren’t exactly sure how you can use them with technology? Do you have a SMART Board, but feel you are not using it to full advantage?

This class at Cooperating School Districts is for you! We will discuss each of the nine classroom instruction strategies in-depth and show you how you can use your SMART Board, SMART Response system, SMART Ideas software, SMART document camera and SMART Slate in conjunction with them. Come see ideas for using these SMART products in your classroom and be compliant in using the nine Marzano strategies at the same time. Participants will walk away with concrete ideas and a SMART Notebook file they can use and/or modify.

When: July 27, 2011 from
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $149 CSD member; $189 non-member

Classroom Instruction that Works: Applying Researched-Based Strategies Using SMART Products

NEW! Classroom Instruction that Works: Applying Researched-Based Strategies Using SMART Products Are you familiar with the nine McREL (Marzano) strategies, but aren’t exactly sure how you can use them with technology? Do you have a SMART Board, but feel you are not using it to full advantage?

This class at Cooperating School Districts is for you! We will discuss each of the nine classroom instruction strategies in-depth and show you how you can use your SMART Board, SMART Response system, SMART Ideas software, SMART document camera and SMART Slate in conjunction with them. Come see ideas for using these SMART products in your classroom and be compliant in using the nine Marzano strategies at the same time. Participants will walk away with concrete ideas and a SMART Notebook file they can use and/or modify.

When
July 27, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member
Register
http://www.csd.org/TechnologyVLC/Tele/tele_registratio.php

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works this Summer

Are you looking for research-based instructional strategies to improve student learning? Would you like to learn how to use technology with these instructional strategies? During this workshop, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, you will 1) learn about McRel’s nine research-based instructional strategies for enhancing student achievement, 2) discuss ways in which to use technology with these strategies, and 3) begin planning technology-infused lessons or units that use effective instructional practices.

This class is based on the material in Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works. Participants will use this book along with a customized wiki and blog to get real, hands-on experience with technology integration. Purchase of the book is recommended, but not required. This three day workshop takes place at Cooperating School Districts in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 14, 16 & 18. Each day the class runs 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $369 for CSD members and $459 for non-members. Additionally, participants can get two graduate credits through Lindenwood University with the class for an extra fee.

FREE Professional Development for Elementary and Secondary Science Teachers!

CSD is pleased to offer St. Louis area schools participation in the Boeing Grant project for the 2009-2010 school year. The focus for this year of the grant is on elementary and secondary science, and we are thrilled to have Matt Kuhn, a STEM (METS in Missouri) expert from McREL who will present the 2-day workshops.

All the classroom teaching strategies are researched-based and will equip teachers with new techniques to engage and motivate students to higher achievement. Dr. Kuhn’s presentations will be practical with hands-on practice for the participants and he will emphasize integrating technology in the science curriculum. There are 25 spaces in the 2-day elementary workshop and 25 spaces in the secondary 2-day workshop. First come, first served.

During this two-day workshop you will:

  • review the scientific inquiry process
  • explore web resources to support each step of the inquiry process
  • use a variety of probes and digital microscopes to support scientific inquiry
  • plan how to use technology to support scientific inquiry in biology, physics, chemistry, and earth systems.

This workshop uses the scientific inquiry process endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association as a framework to integrate technology into the science classroom. Participants will engage in a variety of hands-on activities within each of the five steps of the inquiry process, including web resources, software, digital microscopes, and a variety of scientific probes. Examples will be presented in each of the steps of the inquiry process specific to biology, physics, chemistry, and earth systems. Participants will receive a workshop manual and CD to refer to both during the workshop and when they return to their classrooms.

Dates/Times: Elementary science teachers: November 10 & 11; Secondary science teachers: November 12 & 13; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day (hour for lunch on your own)

Location: The Principia School, 13202 Clayton Rd. St. Louis, MO 63131

Note: You must bring your own laptop that can connect wirelessly to the Internet provided.

*If you would like to attend the workshop, but not agree to the deliverables (see comments section), the cost will be $200/person.

Questions? Want to register? Contact Karen Vaughan at kvaughan@csd.org.