Summer Tech PD Schedule

Summer Tech PD Schedule
Summer Tech PD

Technology Summer PD 2016

Updated July 14, 2016

Dates: July 18– July 21 and July 25 – 28

Below are the classes we will be offering for the Technology Summer PD.

You can still register for the classes in STI/Chalkable PD. Computer basic maintenance and digital citizenship will be discussed at the beginning of each class. If you will be using your iPad, make sure you know your Apple ID and password. We plan to have Chromebooks available for you to use to familiarize yourself with the device.  We will be in the lab so you will have the option of the desktop if you don’t want to use the Chromebook.  

All classes will be taught at the Central Office in the computer lab, unless otherwise stated. Classes will be from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Classes with less than 5 people as of Wednesday, July 13, were cancelled. This is the final schedule.

Mon July 18

Tues July 19

Wed July 20

Thurs July 21

AM: 9:00 - 12:00

Google Drive

(Tracy Brumley)


Cancelled Promethean Board - Using the Board and Its Tools

Cancelled STEM - Coding


Cancelled AETC Highlights


PM: 1:00 - 4:00


(Tracy Brumley)


Cancelled Promethean Board - Using Promethean Planet to Build Flipcharts

Cancelled Now That You Have a Chromebook, What Do You Do?

Cancelled Building Your Classroom Website with SchoolMessenger

Mon July 25

Tues July 26

Wed July 27

Thurs July 28

AM: 9:00 - 12:00

Cancelled Electronic Reading Response using Edmodo and Plickers

Building Your Classroom Website with SchoolMessenger (Angie Carter)


Cancelled Google Classroom

Cancelled Now that you have a Chromebook, what do you do with it

PM: 1:00 - 4:00

Cancelled Making Civics Come Alive with iCivics Simulations

Cancelled Google Drive

Cancelled Gmail

Cancelled Google - Advanced

 AETC Highlights (Tech Dept.)
- We are going to highlight the best things we experienced at AETC.  It will be a blitzkreig of information, but, before the class ends, we will give you the opportunity to ask about and receive one on one guidance with anything that peaked your interest.  New concept here and it promises to be fun!

Building Your Classroom Website with SchoolMessenger (Angie Carter.): – We are leaving SCHOOLinSITES as our webhosting company and moving to SchoolMessenger. Each teacher will still have their own page to keep your parents and students up to date on what is going on in your classroom. Be sure to bring whatever information you want to put on your webpage and you will be able to update/create your new teacher page during class.

Electronic Reading Response Utilizing Edmodo and Plickers ( Kristie Shankles) -  Do you want an easy way to incorporate technology in the classroom while motivating your students? With the increase of social media usage amongst our students, find out how to use Edmodo to encourage positive interaction with your students. We will review the basics of Edmodo, as well as, how to get more student engagement with Plickers. During this class, we will have a make and take session to create your own classroom set of Plickers. Bring your student roster to set up your classroom for the upcoming school year. If time allows, we will also introduce virtual yearbooks.

GMail (Angie Carter) - Are you using your Gmail account to the fullest extent that it can be used? Come to this class to learn time saving tips, tricks, and shortcuts to make the most of your Gmail account.  Learn how to create groups, how to filter your email to block that junk, and organize your incoming messages.

Google Advanced (Tech Dept.) - If you have been using Google Chrome and want to learn more about apps and extensions that will sync to your devices, then this class is for you. You will learn how to find, install and use some Chrome tools like Hangouts, Turn Off the Lights, block ads on YouTube videos that you have vetted, and so much more!  You will  wonder how you ever functioned without them

Google Classroom (Holly Donham) - Easily share your daily lesson with your students - even homebound students, create lessons for student collaboration, and more!  These lessons are viewable by you even before they submit the final product to you.  And the huge, added bonus - you have created a paperless classroom!   Holly used Google Classroom this past year and is willing to share her experience with you.

Google Drive (Tracy Brumley.) – This workshop will explore Google Docs, Drive, Gmail, and Calendar among others. Participants will use these Apps to effectively communicate and collaborate with staff, parents and their students well beyond the classroom. Besides, these apps are free! Google Drive can be used with iPads, iPhones, Android phones, or any other device you have that will connect to the Internet, so bring your device with you!  If you do want to learn about using drive on your device, please go to the App or Google store and download the Google Drive app before you come.

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INow/Chalkable.: Tracy Brumley – Chalkable Classroom and general training. We will touch Chalkable Classroom, which is the teacher’s gradebook that you now know.  We will also touch on the administrative side of Chalkable for users other than teachers.  If you use Chalkable, come to this class!

Making Your Classroom come Alive with iCivics Simulations (Kristie Shankles) - Do you feel your students have an understanding of government, economics and current events? If your answer is no, then join us for an overview of this exciting civics program.Through the use of simulations, your students will engage with the basics of the civics curriculum. We will introduce the components of these interactive simulations with suggestions on how to further engage your students. In addition, we will have a make and take session for the upcoming election.

Now That You Have a Chromebook, What Do You Do? (Angie Carter)  - Come to this class to find out secrets, tips and tricks to utilize your Chromebook.  How do I log on?  How do I shut it down?  Where is the shift key?  Where are the function keys?  Can I print from my Chromebook?  And so much more!!  

Promethean Board - Using Promethean Planet to Build Flipcharts: ATiM Instructor, Jornea Erwin  – How to use Promethean Planet to find pre-made flipcharts to use in your classroom.  Come join us and build or add to your resources!

Promethean Board - Using the Promethean Board and Its Tools: ATiM Instructor, Jornea Erwin  – How to use your board and the  tools that are available.  Come learn more tips and tricks to make the learning more engaging for your students.

STEM - Coding (Emily Berry) - Incorporate coding into your classroom, with or without robots. Learn how to introduce your students to real world skills needed for their future.


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