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This course provides instructional and educational iPad applications as well as technology integration for K-12 teachers. Using free or low cost iPad applications and focusing on proven research-based technology instructional strategies, participants will learn common iPad creation tools. This class is designed to help participants who instruct students in grades K-12 understand the impact of iPad integration and instruction. The participants will learn how to use the iPad as an instructional tool and implement educational apps in their daily class instruction. Many creation applications will be reviewed and explored.

Participants will receive 2 CPE credits for their participation, completion of out-of-class work, and evaluation activities.  The purpose of this course is to provide professional development for educators with the opportunity to acquire conceptual understanding of technology content, knowledge and develop teacher leadership skills to transform early childhood science learning in their organizations.  This course meets the following professional development criteria: technology integration, teaching techniques, and strategies.

Participants will need to have an iPad with the ability to download and install iPad applications (additional cost for apps) . Applications such as: Book Creator, Educreations, Class Dojo, Learning A-Z, a Typo Picture, Movie Maker, Google Earth and Puppet Pals will need to be downloaded . Thirty hours of out of class work is required for completion of this course.

Instructor: Erin Prosser

Presenters: Erin Prosser

Cost: $240.00

Credits/Hours: 2 Continuing Professional Education Credit

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Students today are known as the “Touch-Screen Generation.”  These students do not know of a time when computers did not exist.  They are immersed in technology.  Many have smart phones.  They know how to tweet and post images but are they digitally literate? Do they know how to analyze and interpret the information they acquired from a Google search? Can students use digital tools appropriately?  In this three-credit online Moodle course through a series of lessons, videos and articles, participants will explore the skills necessary to be a digitally literate teacher and the role they play in creating and supporting digitally literate students. By the conclusion of the course, participants will have not only a collection of activities and lessons that they created, but also the confidence to use these Digital Tools and resources effectively. This course is applicable for any teacher at any grade level that would like to help students become digitally literate.

This is a self-paced online Moodle Course that consists of six modules.  You will receive specific information concerning this course or workshop on the day before the start date. A User ID and link to the course site will be emailed to you at that time, there will not be any additional electronic communications before then. If books or materials are included in the tuition, these items will be mailed to you, provided the course is paid for, before the start of the course.  Forty-five hours of out-of-class time are required for this course.

This course is designed for any professional certificated staff for the purpose of learning what it means to be digitally literate and how to incorporate digital literacy skills in lessons and the classroom.

Instructor: Jill Brooks

Presenters: Jill Brooks

Cost: $340.00

Credits/Hours: 3 Continuing Professional Education Credit

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In order to keep pace with the changing world, teachers need to infuse 21st century skills into their classrooms. The students of today need to be prepared to enter a world that requires them to be able to think critically, create, communicate and collaborate to solve meaningful problems. Problem-Based Learning and Challenge-Based Learning are two instructional strategies, when used that can accomplish these goals. Project-Based and Challenge-Based learning are instructional strategies that require students to work together in order to solve real-world problems/challenges. The implementation of these instructional strategies helps to promote life-long learning. In this three credit on-line Moodle course, through a series of lessons, videos and articles, participants will learn the basic pedagogy, benefits and framework of Project-Based Learning and Challenged-Based Learning.  This course is applicable for any teacher at any grade level that would like to implement Project-Based and/or Challenge-Based Learning into their classroom.

This is a self-paced online Moodle Course that consists of six modules.  You will receive specific information concerning this course or workshop on the day before the start date. A User ID and link to the course site will be emailed to you at that time, there will not be any additional electronic communications before then. If books or materials are included in the tuition, these items will be mailed to you, provided the course is paid for, before the start of the course. Forty-five hours of out-of-class time are required for this course.

The course is suitable for the following grade levels and certifications:  K-12, elementary, secondary, art, music, family consumer science, tech ed, math, language arts, English, Social studies, science, health and phys ed.

Session Contact: Jenny Lent

Cost: $340.00

Credits/Hours: 3 Continuing Professional Education Credit

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This course is designed for all Teachers in grades K-12 and provides professional development in content knowledge in reading, reading comprehension and teaching skills.
Participants will complete a written project, performance assessment and an action plan for implementation.
Participants will be assessed using a 20 item multiple choice pre and post assessment. Scores on the post assessment must be at least 80%. In addition a lesson plan or project with action plan is required.

In an online format, participants will discover and implement reading activities (pre-reading, during reading, and post reading) within the classroom, written evaluations of the reading activities, shared discussions with fellow classmates regarding the pros and cons of reading activities as part of their personal research, implementation and growth.

This course is online and available for 24 hours a day during the term of the course. You will receive specific information concerning this course or workshop on the day before the start date. A User ID and link to the course site will be emailed to you at that time, there will not be any additional electronic communications before then. If books or materials are included in the tuition, these items will be mailed to you, provided the course is paid for, before the start of the course.

Participants must have a working knowledge of computers and Internet use, high speed Internet access, and a working email account for the duration of the course.

Make sure your email address and PDE ID# is correct in your account on this site.

Instructor: Patrick Mannarino

Cost: $240.00

Credits/Hours: 2 Continuing Professional Education Credit

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No two students learn the same way. In this three-credit online course learn how to use technology to create a learning environment in which all students can achieve their very best. Explore the latest tech tools that are available for the K-12 classroom and how to use these trending tools to differentiate any lesson or activity. The course content will provide participants with ideas and activities on how to use social media, podcasts, gamification tools, websites, and much more. By the conclusion of the course, participants will not only have a collection of activities and lessons that they created for their classroom, but also the confidence to use the tech tools successfully. When using technology, students are more engaged. A more engaged student learns. More learning leads to higher student achievement.

This is a self-paced online Moodle Course that consists of six modules.  You will receive specific information concerning this course or workshop on the day before the start date. A User ID and link to the course site will be emailed to you at that time, there will not be any additional electronic communications before then. If books or materials are included in the tuition, these items will be mailed to you, provided the course is paid for, before the start of the course.  Forty-five hours of out-of-class time are required for this course.

Target Audience

This course is applicable to all certification areas at all grade levels that are interested in integrating the use of tech tools into the classroom.  This course is suitable for the following grade levels and certifications:  K-12, Elementary, Secondary, Art, Music, Family Consumer Science, Technology Education, Math, Language Arts, English, Social Studies, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Anatomy, Health and Physical Education.

Learner Outcomes

The goal of this course is to impact student learning through the integration of tech tools in the classroom.  The integration of wikis, podcasts, blogs and Web 2.0, will provide opportunities for student collaboration not only during the school day but also after the school day has ended.  This student collaboration will lead to increased motivation and engagement in the learning process. By the completion of the course, participants will be able to identify the unique characteristics of 21st Century learners, what tech tools are available, how to use tech tools to differentiate learning and how to incorporate tech tools into the classroom according to best practices. This course will benefit students by helping them to become digitally literate.

Instructor: Jill Brooks

Presenters: Jill Brooks

Cost: $340.00

Credits/Hours: 3 Continuing Professional Education Credit

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2012 marked the start of the iPad invasion into the classroom. The use of this device has the power to revolutionize the way students learn. These 21st Century learners need the opportunity to use 21st Century Skills. They need to be creative, think critically, collaborate and communicate in order to be successful. Using the iPad as part of instruction can help to achieve the 21st Century Student Outcomes that are outlined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills in their Framework for 21st Century Learning. In this three credit online Moodle course, through a series of lessons, videos and articles, participants will identify the unique needs that the 21st century student brings to the classroom, explore apps that align with Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy, learn how to effectively integrate the use of iPads into the classroom according to best practices and discover a plethora of apps that are available. By the conclusion of the course, participants will have not only a collection of apps and lessons that they created for their classroom, but also the confidence to use the iPad effectively.  It is not necessary to have an iPad. This course is applicable for any teacher at any grade level that would like to integrate the iPad into instruction.

This is a self-paced online Moodle Course that consists of six modules.  You will receive specific information concerning this course or workshop on the day before the start date. A User ID and link to the course site will be emailed to you at that time, there will not be any additional electronic communications before then. If books or materials are included in the tuition, these items will be mailed to you, provided the course is paid for, before the start of the course.  Forty-five hours of out-of-class time are required for this course.

Target Audience

The course is applicable to all certification areas at all grade levels that are interested in integrating the use of iPads into their classroom.  This course would be appropriate for school districts that have launched a one-to-one program across all grade levels.  It would also be appropriate for grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 and ELA, Social Studies and Science.

Session Contact: Jenny Lent

Cost: $340.00

Credits/Hours: 3 Continuing Professional Education Credit

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This course highlights how to use Microsoft Publisher in the classroom setting. Publisher Software will be utilized and different aspects of the program will be emphasized.

The course will show a participant how to make classroom projects such as: newsletters, certificates, signs, banners, posters, cards and web sites. Participants will learn how to integrate Publisher into the curriculum. When the course is completed participants will have several documents and ideas that they can use on a daily basis.

Required out of class work includes creating three documents that can be used in a classroom setting and aligned with the Pennsylvania State Standards.

Instructor: Erin Prosser

Cost: $140.00

Credits/Hours: 1 Continuing Professional Education Credit

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This class is designed to help teachers who instruct students in grades K-12 understand the impact of the next Internet generation.

In this course educators will learn how to use Web 2.0 tools such as: “Wiki” Spaces, Animoto, Discovery On-line Assignment Builder, Digital Media, Glogster, Edmodo, Digital Storytelling and web class resources.

This course will lead teachers through a deep exploration of the latest ideas and trends behind Web 2.0. Participants will gain an understanding of digital media through the use of on-line resources.

During the course participants will learn how to make, edit and embed videos using a variety of formats. Evidence of mastery of the course will be calculated according to pre and post exams and project based assessments.the course participation grade.

Instructor: Erin Prosser

Cost: $140.00

Credits/Hours: 1 Continuing Professional Education Credit

 

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This course is for all teachers in K - 12 and meets the professional-k development requirements for academic content, reading comprehension, and teaching skills.

In an online format, participants will discover and implement writing across the curriculum activities (graphic organizers, essay writing, writing to learn, and project writing) within the classroom, written evaluations of the writing activities, collaboration and shared discussions with fellow classmates regarding the pros and cons of writing across the curriculum activities as part of their personal research, implementation and professional growth.

This course is online and available for 24 hours a day during the term of the course.

This is an online course. You will receive specific information concerning this course or workshop on the day before the start date. A User ID and link to the course site will be emailed to you at that time, there will not be any additional electronic communications before then. If books or materials are included in the tuition, these items will be mailed to you, provided the course is paid for, before the start of the course.

Participants must have a working knowledge of computers and Internet use, high speed Internet access, and a working email account for the duration of the course.

Make sure your email address and PDE ID# is correct in your account on this site.

Instructor: Patrick Mannarino

Cost: $240.00

Credits/Hours: 2 Continuing Professional Education Credit