Instructional Technology Recertification Course Offerings
  Summer 2019

Classes require attendance to face-to-face meetings and online coursework. Participants will need to attend all required face-to-face meetings for the full class time.

Please register on eSchedule as classes with low enrollment may be canceled.

Classes will be held at the Ruffner Operations and Professional Development Center.


Instructor: Susan Morrissette
 
Date: July 8, 2019
Times: 3:30 - 5:30
Course: SMART Notebook Just Got Suiter 
Target Audience: All teachers 
Number of Recertification Points: 20 
Course Description: Teachers will learn how to use the new SMART Suite and create lessons using the SMART Lab. They will be responsible for creating SMART Lab Activities, adding to SMART Suite, and have their students access their lessons on devices. 

Instructor: Susan Morrissette 
Date: July 9, 2019
Time: 3:30 - 5:30
Course: Wonderful World of Osmo Words 
Target Audience: All teachers 
Number of Recertification Points: 20 
Course Description: Teachers will learn how to use Osmo Words with their students. They will learn how to insert pictures for students to identify using the letters in the Words app. At least 10 albums will be created and shared. 

Instructor: Susan Morrissette 
Date: July 10, 2019
Time: 3:30 - 5:30
Course: Breakout with OneNote! 
Target Audience: Teachers of grades 3-12  
Recertification Points: 20 
Course Description: Breakouts are team projects were
students work together to solve various puzzles to open a locked box. Teachers will learn how to create collaborative and creative breakout activities using OneNote.   

Instructor: Susan Morrissette and April Hill 
Date: July 16, 2019
Time: 3:30 - 5:30

Course: Change Your Reality with Class VR – Virtual Reality 
Target Audience: Elementary Teachers

Recertification Points: 20
 
Due Date: Aug 31, 2019

Course Description: Bring curriculum to life with virtual reality experiences. Roanoke City Public Schools has jumped in to the virtual world with Class VR in all elementary schools. Teachers will explore the Class VR software and learn to create their own content for the Class VR using the 360 camera and co-spaces.
 

Instructor: April Hill and Susan Morrissette
Date: July 17, 2019
Time: 3:30 - 5:30
Course: OSMO's World
Recertification Points: 20 Points
Course Description: Teachers will explore all of the OSMO devices that Roanoke City has to use in the classroom. Come explore OSMO's World and see how to bring fun to learning.

Instructor: April Hill 
Course: Augment Your Classroom 
Date: July 23, 2019
Time: 3:30 - 5:30

Target Audience: All teachers
Recertification Points: 20   
Due Date:  July 26, 2019 
Course description: This course has been developed for the Roanoke City School District teachers to advance their skills with the use of the technology in the classroom setting. Teachers will explore Merge Cube and leave with materials to create their own projects to allow students to explore the world of augmented reality. We will also share how to create AR t-shirts to see interactive activities such as the liver and heart in action. You will also experience and create AR posters to use in your classroom.    

Instructor: April Hill 
Course: Make Your Own Manipulatives with Cricut 
Date: July 24, 2019
Time: 3:30 - 5:30

Target Audience: All teachers
Recertification Points: 20 
Due Date: July 26, 2019 
Course Description: Have you ever wanted to make your own manipulatives to be really creative in your classroom but just did not know how to start? Are you a Circuit expert and want to try something new? This class is designed for those that wish to use the Circuit technology to enhance learning in their classroom but creating meaningful hands on activities.   

Instructor: Cory Bean 
Course: All Student Response - Calling All Students
Date: June 25, 2019
Time: 3:30 - 5:30

Target Audience: All teachers  
Recertification Points: 20 
Course Description: Imagine a class were “la-la land” is boring compared to the real world class. Using formative assessment strategies essentially eliminates hand raising and cuts down on day dreaming. In this class we will explore web-based resources that will simplify all student response activities and promote student engagement.  Topics will include SMART Learning Suite, Plickers, Kahoot, Quizizz and more! 

Instructor: Cory Bean  
Course: SMART Notebook to GENIUS Notebook
Date: June 26, 2019
Time: 3:30 - 5:30

Target Audience: Teachers familiar with SMART Notebook but new to SMART Notebook 18. We will cover the new features in the software and revisit some of the old tricks of the trade.  
Number of Recertification Points: 20 
Course Description: Teachers will explore the new features in SMART Notebook 18 and create lessons and games to enhance instruction. 

 

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