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Summer 2017 Training

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Spring 2017 Training Locations
Court Sq: 45-18 Court Square, Room 252, Long Island City, NY
Petrides: 715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island NY
65 Court: 65 Court Street, Room 1004, Brooklyn NY
Rockaway: 82-01 Rockaway Blvd, Room 307, Queens NY 11416
HRTC: 425 West 123rd Street, NYC NY 10027
APPA:1980 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx NY 10473
JHS 217: 85-05 144 Street, Queens, NY 11435
IS 96: 99 Avenue P, Brooklyn NY 11208
IS 392: 104 Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212
MS 325 1000 Teller Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456

Spring 2017
Integrating Khan Academy Into Your Middle School Math Class
Description: Khan Academy offers thousands of standards-aligned exercises, videos, and articles for middle school math classrooms. This hands-on training will show you how you can easily plug Khan Academy into your classroom. We will explore the on-boarding process, student practice experience, and teacher tools. Teachers will also have the opportunity to explore Khan Academy's integration with the EngageNY curriculum. Additionally, there may be advance previews of new Khan Academy features.
Audience: 6th grade math, 7th grade math, 8th grade math, pre-algebra teachers
Thursday, June 15th from 9:00-11:30 Register here Agenda
Saturday, June 17th from 9:00-11:30 Register here Agenda

Integrating Khan Academy Into Your High School Math Class
Description: Khan Academy offers thousands of standards-aligned exercises, videos, and articles for high school math classrooms. This hands-on training will show you how you can easily plug Khan Academy into your classroom. We will explore the on-boarding process, student practice experience, and teacher tools. Additionally, there may be advance previews of new Khan Academy features.
Audience: High school math teachers for all courses from Algebra 1 through AP Calculus and AP Statistics
Saturday, June 17th from 9:00-11:30 Register here Agenda

Integrating Khan Academy Into Your High School Science Class
Description: Khan Academy now offers standards-aligned exercises, videos, and articles for high school science classrooms. This hands-on training will show you how you can easily plug Khan Academy into your classroom. We will explore the on-boarding process, student practice experience, and teacher tools. Additionally, there may be advance previews of new Khan Academy features
Audience: Biology, chemistry, and physics teachers (both AP and non-AP)
Saturday, June 17th from 12:30-3:00 Register here Agenda

Using Khan Academy for SAT Prep
Description: Developed in partnership with the College Board, Khan Academy's Official SAT Practice includes a personalized, tailored practice plan, interactive practice, instructional content, official full-length practice tests, and instant feedback. This hands-on training will explain how to use Official SAT Practice with students as a free, high-quality college readiness resource.
Audience: High school science and math teachers, AVID teachers, and any other teacher who helps prepare students for SAT
Friday, June 16th from 9:00-11:30 Register here Agenda
Saturday, June 17th from 12:30-3:00 Register here Agenda

Khan Academy Training for SPOCS
Description: Khan Academy offers personalized practice resources across subjects and grades. Over 50 million teachers and students worldwide are registered to use Khan Academy’s standards- and AP-aligned exercises, videos, and articles for biology, chemistry, physics, US history, world history, grammar, K-12 math, computer science, and SAT prep. This hands-on training will explain how to use Khan Academy in a classroom and how to answer common technical and implementation questions from other teachers who are interested in using Khan Academy. Additionally, there may be advance previews of new Khan Academy features.
Audience: SPOC Teachers
Thursday, June 15th from 12:30-3:00 Register here Agenda
Friday, June 16th from 12:30-3:00 Register here Agenda




Advanced Google Apps for Education
Description: Learn more about Google Apps for Education. Learn to integrate all of the Google Apps into your classroom in this two day Saturday course.
Audience: All Teachers with GAFE accounts
Saturday, June 17th and Saturday June 24th from 9:00AM-1:00PM Register here.


Tech Tools to Enhance Content Delivery and Student Engagement
Description: We have all heard… “I have the best digital tool for that.” The problem is finding the time to devote to learning how to use that tool. This workshop is geared towards exploring a number of digital tools that will assist in creating more engaging lessons as well as developing projects for your students. Note: Attendees must bring a laptop to Court Square. Agenda
Danielson Component: 3c: Engaging Students in Learning
Audience: Teachers, Administrators
Time: 3 hours - AM Session 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Register for the following dates: May 9th (65 Court St)

Free Digital Resources to Enhance Your Instruction
Description: Participants will explore open educational resources (OER) that can be utilized for teaching, learning, or research. Locate content like textbooks, course readings, for blended learning courses -.Agenda
Note: Attendees must bring a laptop.
Danielson Component: 3c: Engaging Students in Learning
Audience: Teachers, Technology Coordinators
Time: 3 hours - PM Session 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Register for the following date: May 9th (65 Court St)

Accountable Talk/Student Led Discussions: Using Technology to Increase Collaboration
Accountable to the learning community; accountable to accurate knowledge; accountable to rigorous thinking … How can you position students to engage in discussions with their peers while exhibiting the characteristics of accountable talk? Join us to learn about a variety of discussion protocols and strategies, such as Placemat Activities, Socratic Seminar, Google Docs/Slides and World Cafe. Then select which tools you would like to implement in your classroom and design the activity to fit your need. This workshop will be designed for participants to explore how to more effectively support all learners in collaborating, including English Language Learners and Special Education students
Audience: Teachers
Time: 8:30AM-3:00PM
Register for one of the following dates: May 15 (HRTC) May 18 (Court Sq)

Web Literacy - Becoming Search Literate
Description: We live in the age of information overload which can be overwhelming at times. Therefore, it is imperative to teach students and in many instances, ourselves, how to assess information for accuracy and validity. In this workshop, learn how to “read” a web address, identify the author, see the history of the page as well as learning how to verify external links. All of these things will help you and your students become more web literate! Note: Attendees must bring a laptop to Court Sq and Rockaway locations. Agenda
Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Technology Coordinators
Danielson Component: 1a: Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy 1d: Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources
Time: 3 hours - AM Session 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Register for the following date: April 28 (Rockaway)

Deeper Dive with Google Drive Intermediate Level
Description: There are many benefits of using Google Drive for Education that spans far beyond apps that are created by Google. The Chrome Store is a repository for apps that have been created and function seamlessly with Google’s apps. Participants will explore extensions and add-ons for productivity and classroom integration. Participants must be familiar with Google Apps (Docs, Forms, Sheets)
Audience: Teachers and Administrators - This workshop is NOT for beginners. Agenda
Note: Attendees must bring a laptop.
Danielson Component: 3c: Engaging Students in Learning 3d :Using Assessment in Instruction
Time: 3 hours - PM Session 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Register for the following date: April 28 (Rockaway)


Technology Infused Formative Assessment: GPS for the Classroom
Description: Just like a GPS that guides you on your journey, formative assessment is a process of continually assessing student progress and making adjustments to maximize learning. You will engage in various technology tools such as Plickers, Today’s Meet, Go Formative, Google Forms and Edpuzzle and have creation time to implement these tools into upcoming lessons. This workshop will be designed for participants to explore how to more effectively use formative assessment for all learners, including English Language Learners and Special Education students.
Audience: 5/10 K-6 Educators 5/17 MS/HS Educators
Register for one of the following dates: 5/10 K-6 Educators (Court Sq) 5/17 MS/HS Educators (Court Sq)

Digital Documentaries as an Instructional Practice
Description: What better way to bring history alive for students than to help them produce their own historical documentaries? Digital Documentaries is a professional development program that helps teachers inspire their students to learn about history.
This workshop is separated for MAC and PC users. Be sure to register for the operating system that your school uses. MAC requirements: iMovie Version 10.1 installed.. PC requirements: Windows Movie Maker installed.
Audience: Teachers and Technology Coordinators Agenda
Note: Attendees must bring a laptop and digital camera or cellphone with carmera to capture photos. .
Danielson Component: 1e: Designing Coherent Instruction 3c : Engaging Students in Learning
Time: Full Day Session 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Register for one of the following dates: May 12 (Court Sq. PC ONLY) May 19 (HRTC) MAC ONLY, June 2 (MAC ONLY)
Note: This workshop is CTLE approved and the hours will be applied toward your required NYSED PD hours.

Leveraging Technology for Individual Learning Paths: Differentiating through Learning and Practice Activities
Description: Same destination; different paths -- that’s the challenge of differentiation. By giving students the opportunity to choose how they learn, thus taking different paths, you can increase student motivation and engagement. Join us to learn how to design learning activities v. practice activities. Explore technology tools that can help you provide varied learning activities, such as, Screencasting, How-To sheets, Edpuzzle, and more. Design activities to take back to your classroom This workshop will be designed for participants to explore how to more effectively support all learners including, English Language Learners and Special Education students.
Time: Full Day Session 8:30AM-3:00PM
Register: May 15 (Court Sq)

Student Driven Introduction to Transformational Technology Infusion
Description: All technology use is not alike! Some uses allow you to automate what you could do without technology; others transform the teaching and learning process, providing opportunities not available in classrooms prior to technology use. Join us and use the Technology Hierarchy to determine how you currently use technology and what more you might add to your repertoire. You decide what works for your students: simulations, hyperlinking documents; spreadsheets; mashups; coding; and more. Develop lessons plans that infuse technology into the learning process. Come design technology-dependent activities to use to support all learners, including English Language Learners and Special Education students.
Time: Full Day Session 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Register for one of the following days: 5/23 (Court Sq) 6/12 (Court Sq)


After School Professional Development

Going Paperless with Google Classroom
Description: Participants will learn how to utilize Google Classroom, a free web-based platform that integrates the Google Apps for Education account with other Google Apps services, including Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar. Google Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized. Teachers can receive to-the-minute updates on student progress and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in classroom. Note: Attendees must bring a laptop.
Audience: Teachers, Technology Coordinators
Time: 3 hours - PM Session – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Agenda
Register for one of the following dates: May 17 (APPA), June 7 (APPA)


Balancing Responsibility, Shift in Control: Student Tutorials
Description: This session will focus on how students and teachers can create online tutorials through various platforms. Participants will see examples of tutorials and create their own in this session. All participants should be a device. Agenda
Audience: Teachers
Date: April 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Petrides
Register here.

Google Classroom: Making Teaching Successful and Easier
Description: This session will explore key features offered by Google Classroom to improve student's literacy and productivity. Participants will learn and experience how this App facilitates teachers to post assignments, share resources and supports students to complete assignments and collaborate with peers online.Agenda
Audience: Teachers
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: MS 325
Register for the following date: May 17, 2017


Making Parents Your Best Partners Using Remind
Description: New technology to the public offers educators a variety of choices to use free digital tools to reach out and connect with parents to encourage their children follow constructive learning attitudes, positive behavior and supervise the completion of assignments. Participants will learn how to use Remind features to connect and communicate with parents who speak a variety of languages to help and motivate students succeed in school. Agenda
Audience: Teachers
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: MS 325
Register for the following date: May 24, 2017


Checks for Understanding and Next Steps with gSuite for Education
Description: Teachers will learn how to use Google Forms and other tools to check for understanding and use Google Classroom to help students write and track their next steps. Agenda
Audience: Teachers
Time: 3:15pm - 5:45 pm
Location: MS 217
Register for the following date: May 25

Game Design with Scratch
Description: This workshop is appropriate elementary and middle school teachers who have never coded but have always wanted to learn. Teachers will use Scratch platform that promotes reasoning and computational skills to create multimedia applications such as games and animations. Teachers must bring laptop to participate in all workshop activities
Audience: Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Time: 9:00am - 3:00 pm
Location: IS 392
Register for the following date: May 27


Technology and the Blended Learning Model in ICT Classes Canceled
Description: Participants will learn how to incorporate technology like the UDL Book Builder and Google Classroom into a blended learning model for their ICT classes.
We will discuss the planning and execution of these strategies and participants will leave with a completed, modified text on the Book Builder that will be appropriate for students with disabilities and ENL students alike.
Participants should bring with them a text they will be using in the coming weeks that would need to be modified for ENL students, Special Ed. students, or students who are struggling readers.Agenda
Audience: Teachers
Time: 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
Location: IS 96
Register for the following date: Saturday June 3


Bringing Math and Computer Science Using Scratch
Description: This workshop is appropriate for elementary and middle school teachers who have never coded but have always wanted to learn. In this workshop, we will explore how scratch programming can be used to develop student 's understanding to variables and functions. We will use Scratch to write mathematical functions that draw various polygons while reinforcing angles, shape properties, patterns, coordinates, sequencing, and mathematical thinking. By the end of the session, we will design a mini artistic/geometric piece using variables and functions
Audience: Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Time: 9:00am - 3:00 pm
Location: IS 392
Register for the following date: June 10


Expanding the Wall of my Self-Contained Classroom: Connecting with Parents and Students to Increase Literacy Skills
Description: This session will focus on using Remind, Google Classroom, and Wikispaces to share assignments and resources with students and parents. By supporting a home-school connection, teachers are able to break down content and increase literacy skills.
Audience: Teachers
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: MS 325
Register for the following date: June 1

Integrating Khan Academy Into Your High School Math Class