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Level 2 and 3 ActivBoard Training is Here!

The Virtual Learning Center of Cooperating School Districts has two more workshops this summer on your Promethean ActivBoard. Take both, or just select the single session that best suits your needs! Each session runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is $110 for a CSD member and $149 for a non-member. For Level 2 and 3, one graduate credit is available for each workshop (at an additional cost). To register, click here. If you’d like to get a little taste as to what this kind of professional development offers you as an educator, take a some time to view this archived webinar offered by the VLC earlier in the 2011-2012 school year.

Creating ActivBoard Lessons to Engage and Motivate Students (Level 2) Learn the advanced features of the ActivInspire and create flipcharts; develop lesson activities that organize lesson resources, make use of sound and images to motivate students and create a story or problem where your students demonstrate knowledge or creativity in a fun way. You’ll be able to create your own usable flipchart, either from scratch or by tweaking a downloaded lesson. PREREQUISITE: Level 1 training or equivalent; not a workshop for beginners. This workshop is Monday, July 2.

Best Practices in ActivBoard Flipchart Lessons (Level 3) Available for teachers with intermediate or advanced skills in ActivInspire software, this workshop will teach you how to create interactive lesson activities based on curriculum standards & best practices scoring guides. You’ll also collaborate with others to design & build lessons. Lessons created during class will then shared with other teachers through Promethean Planet. PREREQUISITE: Level 2 training or equivalent; not a workshop for beginners; You will be sent a survey of their skills before enrolling. This workshop is Monday, July 9. 

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Next Week: Best Practices in ActivBoard Flipchart Lessons

Best Practices in ActivBoard Flipchart Lessons (Level 3 Training)
July 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member  (One Graduate Credit Available)
PREREQUISITE: Level 2 Training or equivalent: participants must use a self-assess skills checklist before enrolling in this workshop.

Enhance your ability to create professional and interactive Flipchart lesson activities!  This class provides instruction and best practices for creating content with ActivInspire learning software. Available for teachers with intermediate or advanced skills in ActivInspire software, this class will teach you how to create interactive lesson activities based on curriculum standards and best practices scoring guides. You’ll also collaborate with others to design and build lessons. You are encouraged to bring any curriculum materials you might need, such as teacher guides and supplemental materials. Lesson activities created in this new tele class will then shared with other teachers through the Promethean Planet website.

Register here.

Summer Promethean ActivBoard Workshops

Summer Promethean ActivBoard Workshops @ CSD in St. Louis, Missouri…. (details on each of these classes are in previous posts- scroll down)

Transforming Learning with a Promethean ActivBoard (Level 1 Training)
This class is for beginners; no prior knowledge of ActivInspire required.
offered twice: June 10, OR July 29  from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member

Creating ActivBoard Lessons to Engage and Motivate Students
(Level 2 Training One Graduate Credit Available)

offered once: July 6th  from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member
PREREQUISITE: Level 1 Training or equivalent

NEW! Best Practices in ActivBoard Flipchart Lessons
(Level 3 Training One Graduate Credit Available)

offered once: July 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member
PREREQUISITE: Level 2 Training or equivalent: participants must use a self-assess skills checklist before enrolling.

Best Practices in ActivBoard Flipchart Lessons

NEW! Best Practices in ActivBoard Flipchart Lessons (Level 3 Training)
July 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member  (One Graduate Credit Available)
PREREQUISITE: Level 2 Training or equivalent: participants must use a self-assess skills checklist before enrolling.

Enhance your ability to create professional and interactive Flipchart lesson activities!  This class provides instruction and best practices for creating content with ActivInspire learning software. Available for teachers with intermediate or advanced skills in ActivInspire software, this class will teach you how to create interactive lesson activities based on curriculum standards and best practices scoring guides.You’ll also collaborate with others to design and build lessons. You are encouraged to bring any curriculum materials you might need, such as teacher guides and supplemental materials. Lesson activities created in this new tele class will then shared with other teachers through the Promethean Planet website.

Introducing MPUG


Cooperating School Districts, in collaboration with Promethean, is starting a Midwest Promethean User Group (Midwest PUG). This is an opportunity for you to network with schools and teachers here in St. Louis, MO and all over the Midwest to share ideas, lessons, challenges, and successes in using the Activboard.  The group will be informal and will meet once a month.  You can either come to CSD for the meetings, or, if your district has videoconferencing capabilities, you can connect to the meetings via videoconference. All meetings will be held from 3:30-5:30 pm CT, but if that time is inconvenient, not to worry–come late, or leave early.  The first meeting is Thursday, October 23. Subsequent meetings- 2008: Nov. 20 | 2009: Feb. 26, March 26, April 30.

Topics of discussion, lead by Promethean’s Scott Caulfield, will include:

  • Activstudio tips/tricks
  • looking at ways to integrate Activstudio into your curriculum
  • support tools available on Promethean Planet & Promethean Learning

Please come with your ideas and questions! If you bring a flipchart to share you will a Promethean prize!

Reservations Required: to sign up, or if you have questions, contact Martha Bogart. If you would like to participate via videoconference, contact me at rmorrison@csd.org. Feel free to invite others, and come ready to share!