Registration opens soon for exciting summer instructional technology professional development opportunities!
New sessions offered by the Learning Team and ed tech professionals from around the region include:
• Are You Ready to Moogle? Combing the Power of Moodle & Google
• Free Microsoft Tools for the Classroom (prerequisite: PC computer with Windows 7 operating system. These apps will NOT work on a Mac).
• Visual Literacy & the Common Core Standards
• How to Use Cell Phones as TOOLS in the Classroom
• DIY Infographics for Easy Data Reporting
• plus much more!
Check back for dates, prices, and even more workshop selections!
Once again the Midwest Education Technology Conference offers free content to educators world-wide. Select presentations from METC 2013 were chosen for the annual Virtual Conference, including those from Keynote Speakers, Featured Speakers, and Midwest Spotlight Educators.
These presentations were live-streamed at the conference in February, and the archived session recordings are available until fall 2013, so educators can learn at their own pace, on their own device, and share the information with their colleagues.
Would you like to have a second or third teacher help support your students? Are you ready to teach in the cloud? This workshop is for those interested in connecting with their students through online, collaborative environments. We’ll explain how to use an online community to expand your teaching and support your students learning.
We also will discuss various tools that can help you make the most of peer coaching, connecting to experts, and teaching outside the four walls of the classroom. We will explore online learning communities such an Edmodo and Moodle, and then take it one step further and explore social networks such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter. Other online resources discussed include social bookmarking sites like Delicious, Symbaloo and Diigo.
Are you ready explore how to connect with students in their world and teach beyond the traditional classroom day? Sign up for July 12th’s workshop, Getting Social in the Classroom. CSD members pay $110; 1 graduate credit is available at an addition fee. Register through this link by Monday, July 9.
At the end of June, the Virtual Learning Center is offering two new, but very different, Moodle workshops. One is a half-day session for those who work the back end of the course management system, the other is a full day workshop for teachers who will utilize Moodle in their classrooms.
Moodle 2.0 Administrator Training June 19 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. $75 CSD member; $89 non-member
This 3-hour, hands-on, bring your own device session is for the Moodle administrator(s) at your organization. This workshop will address the Moodle 2.0 settings that are pertinent to K-12 institutions, allowing each organization to provide the features and security they deem necessary. We will recommend settings for security considerations, restrictions, conveniences, and appearance. Management of files and users will also be addressed.
Moodle 2.0 Basics Training for Teachers June 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; $149 CSD member; $189 non-member
Heard of Moodle, but aren’t sure how to use it to its fullest advantage? New to the latest version of Moodle? This workshop is for you! Find out what this powerful course management system is, how to use it as the one-stop website for your class, and how to get your own for free. Learn the new enhancements of the latest version of Moodle and have an opportunity to see how other teachers are using it. Try your hand at setting up various features of Moodle and practice developing your own course. Lots of hands-on time will be provided to create a sample workshop and organize it. (Just a note: no prior knowledge of Moodle required, but if you are familiar with Moodle 1.9, you can still benefit by attending and learning about Moodle 2.0).
Neither workshop has graduate credit associated with it.
To register, visit this link.
Our popular tele class, Moodle Basics: Using a Course Management System will take place on September 22 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Heard of Moodle, but don’t have a clue what it’s all about? This workshop is for you! In the first half of the class, find out what this course management system is, how to use it as the one stop website for your class, and how to get your own for free. Participants will have an opportunity to see how other teachers are using Moodle, and try their hands at setting up various features of this open source software. In the second half of the class, participants will have an opportunity to practice developing their own course. Lots of hands-on time will be provided to create a sample class and organize it. No prior knowledge of Moodle required, class costs: $149 for a CSD member; $189 for a non-member. (No Lindenwood graduate credit available with this workshop).