Tag Archives: PowerPoint

From Prezi to PowerPoint, Slide into PD at CSD

Did you know that Prezi is a web-based presentation application & storytelling tool that uses a singel canvas instead of traditional slides? Text, videos and other objects are placed on the infinite canvas & grouped together. Prezi is a fresh alternative to PowerPoint. (If you need helping visualizing what it looks like, click here for examples). In this half-day workshop on June 1st, you’ll learn how the canvas allows users to create non-linear presentations, where users can zoom in and out of a visual map. You’ll see how your Prezi can be developed in a browser window, and then downloaded so that no Internet connection is needed when sharing your presentation! Using Prezi to Create Zooming Presentations takes place Friday, June 1st at 12:30 p.m. and runs until 3:30. Register here by May 29th for the workshop- it’s $75 for CSD members, $89 for non-members.

If Prezi doesn’t suite your needs, we are also offering Using MS PowerPoint in the Classroom on June 27th from 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Here, you’ll 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. 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! It’s $149 CSD member; it’s $189 non-member  for this full-day workshop. You can earn one graduate credit, as well! Register here.

Support Staff Academy Mini-Conference in June

The 20th Annual Support Staff Academy Mini-Conference takes place Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lindenwood University. Register now! The Virtual Learning Center will be there in full force! Not only does Karen Vaughan run this conference, several staff members will be presenting:

Free Cool Tools to Increase Productivity
Presenter: Martha Bogart, Program Coordinator, Cooperating School Districts
In this session, you can fill your technology toolbox!  You’ll be amazed how many free online tools are out there for you to use in scheduling, organizing, and collaborating on your job tasks.  Topics will include file conversion, sharing and storing, calendar creation, to do lists, mind mapping, graphic editors, PDF creators, screen casting and more!.

Powerful Presentations with PowerPoint
Presenter: Nancy George, Director, Cooperating School Districts’ Virtual Learning Center
Know the basics of PowerPoint, but want to jazz up your presentations with style and pizazz?  Come learn how to create presentations that hold the audience’s attention and still deliver the message!

Saving Time with Online Documents: Google 101
Presenter: Stephanie Madlinger, Ed.S. – Google Certified Teacher Instructional Technology Program Coordinator, Cooperating School Districts
In this session, participants will learn how Google Documents and Google Presentations can:
• Allow you to work on files anywhere, anytime
• Make the writing process visible to anyone or everyone
• Plus more…
PRE-REQUISITE: Participants must have a Google Account and/or Gmail.

Collecting Data Using Online Forms: Google 201
Presenter:  Stephanie Madlinger, Ed.S. – Google Certified Teacher Instructional Technology Program Coordinator, Cooperating School Districts
In this session, participants will focus on two of the six Google Docs available, Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets. Through these two tools, you can easily create a questionnaire or survey, invite others to respond, share the results, and then download the data into Excel for easy manipulation.
PRE-REQUISITE: You must have a Google Account and/or Gmail.

Powerful Presentations with PowerPoint
Presenter: Nancy George, Director, Cooperating School Districts’ Virtual Learning Center
Know the basics of PowerPoint, but want to jazz up your presentations with style and pizazz?  Come learn how to create presentations that hold the audience’s attention and still deliver the message!

Status Update: I Need to Know More about Social Networking!
Presenter: Rebecca Morrison, Program Coordinator, Cooperating School Districts
Feel like you’ve been left in the 20th century when it comes to Web 2.0? In this session, learn about some of the most popular 21st century social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. What’s right for you? How do you balance the sharing side of social networking with your privacy? We’ll discuss how to safely maintain a presence online while not damaging your reputation.

Tips & Shortcuts with MS Word
Presenter: Nancy George, Director, Cooperating School Districts’ Virtual Learning Center
Learn shortcuts and tips that will make you productive in creating programs, permission forms, tables & more.

The annual Support Staff Academy is a program designed to provide professional development to area schools’ educational support professionals (i.e., administrative assistants, secretaries/office personnel, maintenance/custodial, food service, security, teachers’ and library aides). To see a complete list of the sessions on June 6, click here.

MS PowerPoint 101 + Tips & Tricks Workshops

We are offering new classes for Support Staff –

These tele classes are specifically focused on the needs of school support staff.  We invite you to come learn new skills or spice up your existing skills in new ways.  Have fun while learning practical applications and finding new, free tools to make your job easier!

Here’s what’s lined up in September – more are to come throughout the school year.

MS PowerPoint 101
September 7, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
$75 CSD member; $89 non-member

Don’t know anything about PowerPoint?  This training is for you!  Come find out how to create multi-slide presentations that use different layouts, graphics, and text.  Learn the basics about constructing PowerPoint presentations that engage the audience and convey your message.  No prior PowerPoint knowledge required.

Intermediate PowerPoint Tips & Tricks

September 7, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
$75 CSD member; $89 non-member

Already know the basics of PowerPoint, but want to jazz up your presentations with style and pizazz?  Come learn how to create presentations that use animations, charts, graphs tied to Excel spreadsheets and Word Art in this half-day workshop.

Microsoft Office 2007 & Your Classroom – 2011 Workshops

Practice ideas for using MS Office in your classroom and learn skills at the same time! Here are two popular classes offered by the Virtual Learning Center of Cooperating School Districts:

WINTER 2011 CLASSES:
Using MS Word in the Classroom
Jan. 26 & 27    4-7pm    $149 CSD member; $189 non- member (One Grad. 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 embedded hyperlinks that can help support your students as they create their own projects.

Using MS PowerPoint in the Classroom Feb. 8 & 9    4-7pm    $149 CSD member; $189 non-member (One Grad. 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!

SUMMER 2011 CLASSES:
Using MS Word in the Classroom
June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Using MS PowerPoint in the Classroom
June 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Using MS Excel in the Classroom
June 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To register for these classes, visit the Technology section of CSD’s website.

New Workshop: Creating IWB Lessons using Discovery Education streaming

Did you know that DE streaming digital media resources could be used with your interactive whiteboard (IWB)? You can engage today’s learner by using images, videos, and audio files with IWB lessons. Come learn how to integrate DE streaming digital media into a variety of applications such as a SMART Notebook or a Promethean Flipchart in our new class, Creating IWB Lessons using Discovery Education streaming. You’ll also learn how to develop lessons with PowerPoint, Word, and Excel to be used with any IWB. Participants will work together to develop lessons to use in the classroom today. You’ll have the opportunity to enhance your ability to use both Discovery Education streaming and IWB products in your classroom by creating content that you can share with other educators. You’ll learn tips and tricks for using both SMART & Promethean software’s interactive design and delivery tools.

This workshop is for dynamic educators who are enthusiastic about designing lesson activities to increase student engagement and participation. Prerequisite: Bring a lesson idea and organize your DE streaming My Content with songs, images, video, and sound files that support your lesson. Participants should be familiar with creating a SMART Notebook file or Promethean Flipchart.

This class takes place twice during the 2010-2011 school year: December 6 & 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. OR April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $149 for CSD members and $189 for non-members. In addition, one graduate credit is available to those interested for an additional fee. Register here.