Tag Archives: SMART

Mobile Training Center

CCS Mobile Training Center 1We have a great opportunity next week for educators who use SMART technologies in their classroom. CCS Presentation Systems is taking its AV solutions around the country with their mobile training center. April 8-10, the mobile training center will be at EducationPlus in St. Louis, in the lower lot, and open for interested educators. Equipment on board includes Samsung 55” display, InFocus Mondopad, wireless document cameras, Epson projector, SMART Board 880, plus more.

On Wednesday, two free workshops will be offered (9-12 and again 1-4) by SMART Certified trainers. The session will focus on the integration of Notebook software into the Common Core and a preview of SMART Notebook 2014 and its exciting new features, including: instant feedback, student data retrieval, improved math tools and much more. Registration is requested for the workshops.

This mobile training center is on a three month national roadshow that will participate in 30 events. You can follow its visits by searching #ccsroadshow. Questions? Leave a comment and we’ll respond!

Level 3 SMART Board Workshop Next Week

Best Practices in SMART Notebook Lesson Creation (Level 3) on Friday, July 20 • Enhance your ability to create professional and interactive SMART Notebook lesson activities! This content creation class provides instruction for creating content with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software; create interactive lesson activities based on curriculum standards and best practices scoring guides.

PREREQUISITE: Level 2 Training or equivalent. To register for summer workshops, or any others, visit the tele registration page on www.csd.org.

RPDC Workshop: Applying Researched-Based Strategies Using SMART Products

Are you familiar with the nine instructional strategies researched by Dr. Robert Marzano at McREL? Do you have a SMART Board, but feel you are not using it to its fullest? Then this workshop is for you! Certified SMART Instructor, Martha Bogart, will lead participants through a full day of hands-on experiences based on the book, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works. Martha, along with other certified instructors from CSD, will provide concrete ideas and practice with the SMART Notebook software, SMART Response, SMART Ideas concept mapping software, SMART document camera, and the SMART Slate. We will discuss each of the nine classroom instruction strategies and show you how you can use your Interactive White Board to achieve higher student engagement and success. Come see ideas for using these SMART products in your classroom and leave with a variety of ideas for 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.

Audience: All K-12 Educators who have SMART Boards
Presenter: Martha Bogart, SMART Certified Teacher
Date: Monday, March 26, 2012, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: 8225 Florissant Road,  St. Louis, MO 63121 at the St. Louis RPDC at the University of MO-St. Louis Regional Center for Education & Work

Cost: $95.00 CSD Members; $120.00 Non-Members
Lunch will be provided. Registration Deadline: March 21, 2012
For additional information contact Tiffiny Creech at 314-692-1256.

To register online, go here. Reference #: 24031-27

Advanced Discovery: IWB & Media Creation Workshop

This Discovery workshop, lead by Stephanie Madlinger, is for dynamic educators who are enthusiastic about designing lesson activities to increase student engagement and participation. Learn how Discovery Education streaming digital media resources can be used with your interactive whiteboards. Engage today’s learner by using images, videos, and audio files with your IWB lessons and by creating multimedia projects with your students. Participants will learn how to integrate DE streaming digital media into a variety of applications such as SMART Notebook, Promethean Flipchart, Moodle, Glogster, VoiceThread, Animoto and more. Skills covered can be applied to any subject area and any grade level!

Throughout your time at CSD’s tele, you’ll discover ways to develop curriculum-based digital media projects and lessons with DE streaming resources. We will touch on copyright compliance issues, practice finding images and music, create voice-overs using SMART & Promethean recorders, and the free download, Audacity.

Prerequisite: Bring a lesson idea, organized in your DE streaming My Content with songs, images, video, and sound files that support your lesson. Participants should already be familiar with SMART Notebook or Promethean Flipchart.

Times & Costs: April 11& 12, 4-7 p.m. | $149 CSD member; $189 non-member  | 1 Graduate Credit available | Registration

METC 2012 offers SMART Board sessions

Here’s a list of the SMART Board sessions you’ll find at the Midwest Education Technology Conference this February at the St. Charles Convention Center. The Monday sessions listed are preconference workshops that required additional registrations; the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are general conference breakouts- just show up, ready to learn!

Monday, Feb. 13: Martha Bogart
Are you familiar with the nine McREL (Marzano) research-based 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? Then this workshop is for you! We will discuss each of the nine classroom instructional strategies in depth and show you how you can use your SMART tools in conjunction with them. Participants will walk away with concrete ideas and a SMART Notebook file from the presentation they can use and/or modify.

Monday, Feb. 13: Amy Johnson, Jennifer Young, Maried Swapp Have you ever used SMART Notebook? If the answer is no, join us for an energetic session with fellow teachers. SMART Notebook software, along with a SMART interactive whiteboard, allows teachers to provide interactive learning experiences for their students. Come learn to utilize the tools, Gallery items, object formatting, and the SMART Exchange website for downloading existing lessons.

Monday, Feb. 13: Alison Hancock, Ellen Downs You can Do It Yourself (DIY) when it comes to SMART Board renovation. Attendees will learn how to use SMART Notebook to build a lesson, spruce up an existing lesson, or update a favorite. Attendees will also use their new SMART DIY skills to create their own lessons and leave with a collection of SMART Board activities. Let’s tear down some walls to engage students!

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10:50 am: Leslie Lincoln
Wondering how effective your teachers are with their SMART Boards? This session is designed for administrators. Learn how to assess your teachers’ basic skill level, how to leverage that information to your advantage, and look at professional development that will allow you to get your ROI. Take a peek at the new Vantage software from SMART Technologies that will allow you to monitor the SMART Board use of a teacher, school or district. Improve your staff’s effectiveness with their SMART classrooms. Strand: Leadership & Professional Learning

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 3:25 pm: Sarah McDonald, Sarah Rosslan, Tonya Ellis
Three experienced library media specialists share original SMART Notebook lessons that take common library skills and integrate them with today’s technology. Learn how to utilize the SMART Board’s interactivity in your daily library instruction. Attendees will be able to use presenters’ lessons in their instruction and leave with more ideas of how to create technology-rich library lessons. These elementary activities about reading skills, resource location skills, and more will be made available via a web site. Strand: Library & Media Literacy

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 9:45 am: Leslie Lincoln See the new 3D mixed reality SMART Software for Windows platform in action. Discover all that is new with Notebook 10.8 including new tools, gesturing and collaboration capabilities. Take a look at digital math tools that will make teaching a math a breeze and bring 21st century learning to your classroom. Utilizes an 880 SMART Board and a SMART Document camera. Strand: Innovative Instruction & Engaged Learning

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1:00 pm: Barb Thach, Jennifer Gosnell Learn how one school designed and implemented a five unit course to introduce students to media literacy concepts. Librarians worked together with an administrator to identify media literacy concepts that should be taught to 7th grade students as part of a year long orientation course that was already in place at the school. They drew upon free media literacy resources to create series of classes that combined the use of a SMART Board as well as print materials and Promethean Flipcharts in order to appeal to different learning styles. Participants will come away from this session with ideas for how to adapt this model to their schools and a list of useful websites. Strand: Library & Media Literacy