2018 Courses

Sneak Peak - Winter Courses

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Virtual Field Trips and Tours with Google Apps
10-3:30 on 1/9/18
$100 Advantage & PremiumAdvantage and premium click to register$175 Basicbasic members click to register
Traveling across the globe has never been easier! Using Google Maps, My Maps, and Google Tour Builder, your students can take part in virtual field trips, interactive lessons, and so much more! This session will look at the various ways Google Geo Tools can be integrated into your classrooms. When you leave this session, you will have an understanding of how to use both of these tools, how to create a field trip/tour, and integration ideas for your classroom.

Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators*
10-3:30 on 1/23/2018
$125 for all!!!basic members click to register

The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award-winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put our skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others.  Participants walk away with a FREE Makey Makey and certificate of completion.  This course is offered through partnership with ITIP Ohio and is open to all Ohio educators. 

Supporting a Growth Mindset With Technology
10-3:30 on 1/30/18
$100 Advantage & PremiumAdvantage and premium click to register$175 Basicbasic members click to register

By providing each student with reasonable levels of challenge and instructional scaffolding as needed, students learn that hard work results in successful growth. This session develops Next Gen Educator's mindsets and habits to design a learning environment creating a sense of belonging and challenge. Ed tech integration will be among the strategies to promote student agency and responsive feedback encouraging students to take risks valuing productive struggle.  

Getting Started with Google
10-3:30 on 2/8/18
$100 Advantage & PremiumAdvantage and premium click to register$175 Basicbasic members click to register

Do you ever wish you could start from the beginning? Google Drive 101 is part of ITSCO’s series for the novice user that focuses on basics skills for the use and classroom integration of specific technologies. We’ll explore Drive, how to use Docs and Forms in the classroom, and discuss workflow strategies. Come and learn in a safe and fun environment built for educators.

Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy
8:15-3:00 on 3/15/18 and 3/16/18 - note the date change!

$185 Advantage & PremiumAdvantage and premium click to register$260 Basicbasic members click to register

Amplify learning with G Suite! Join us as we explore core areas of Google for Education to increase efficiency in the classroom, student learning and creativity,  and classroom integration practices. Academies are facilitated by expert Google Certified Trainers with years of classroom experience. We will cover the 13 Fundamental Units necessary to pass the Google Level 1 Educator exam as well as some tips and tricks to add to your Google toolbox! 

The Crafty Cricut Classroom*
10-3:30 on  3/13/18
BYO Cricut: $100 Advantage/Premium; $175 Basic
Additional Equipment Options: +$339 Cricut Explore Air 2 bundle; +$506 Cricut Maker bundle
***Participants must pay class fee AND equipment fee, if purchasing Cricut through us.***

Create beautiful designs and alphabets for card making, classroom decor, manipulatives for lessons, scrapbooking, paper crafting, and much more!  During the course, participants will learn about the introductory features of the Cricut and complete a project they can put to use directly in their classroom. 

Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy
8:15-3:00 on 3/21/18 and 3/22/18
$185 Advantage & Premium, $260 Basic

Take your Google-tastic classroom to the next level!  This Level 2 Academy covers topics such as: increased functionality of the core G Suite tools; alignment of Google tools with personalized learning models; and the creation of blended learning lessons.  We will also explore ways to develop professional networks; using add-ons and apps to improve the functionality of Google products; and higher level functions of Forms and Sheets to collect and organize data. Academies are facilitated by expert Google Certified Trainers with years of classroom experience.

Design Thinking with Makerspaces*
10:00-3:30 on 3/14/18
$380 Advantage & Premium, $455 Basic

Build, play and learn using a variety of technology to stretch your creativity and sharpen your analytical processes.  Join ITSCO in creating a makerspace for students grades 4-10 where you can discover coding, mobile games, robotics, Minecraft, and more. In this hands-on space, you’ll have the chance to experiment with different tools and gadgets that can engage students and promote higher order thinking skills. Participants will set up design challenges to engage students in their Makerspace. A Makerspace kit is included for you to keep!  The kit includes a Makerspace book, Makey Makey, Ozobot, and Keva blocks

Virtual Reality*
10-3:30 on 4/3/18
$123 Advantage & Premium, $198 Basic

Did you know that it is possible to visit museums, explore oceans and travel to distant lands without leaving the classroom? Virtual Reality (VR) provides many educational opportunities to immerse students in their education and create experiences that bring meaning to the content they are studying.  In this class, we’ll use the View-Master VR to explore national museums and distant lands, discuss strategies for creating VR field trips, and leave with the knowledge and understanding to create your own VR content.  Participants will receive a View-Master VR Kit to keep!

Breakout EDU*
10-3:30 on  4/19/18
$229 Advantage & Premium, $304 Basic

Breakout EDU is a game which brings “Escape Room” strategy to the classroom and is great for all ages and content areas.  Join us as we explore ways to align activities with your curriculum while building grit and resilience in our students.  The game allows for the facilitation of activities where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box.  The Breakout EDU starter kit is included for you to keep!

Student Book Blogs and Discussions with Google
10-3:30 on 4/24/18
$100 Advantage & Premium, $175 Basic

Book Blogs are a great way to promote independent reading and scaffold the language arts curriculum! Student created book blogs can also be a great way to monitor and evaluate student reading/writing progress. G Suites provides fabulous tools and options for creating student blogs in which teachers can control who can view, comment, and edit the work that students produce.  We’ll also explore best practices for using Google to enhance all types of class dialogue: whole class, peer-to-peer, and reflective. 

Innovation Mixer
5:30-8:30 on 4/25/18
FREE! www.itsco.org/innovation-mixer-2018

Microsoft Office 365
10-3:30 on 5/1/18
$100 Advantage & Premium, $175 Basic

Office 365 provides staff, faculty, and students at your school with free email, sites, online document editing and storage, IM, and web conferencing. Join us as we explore this robust suite of applications. Participants must have an Office 365 account. 

Go Full Throttle with Active Learning
10-3:30 on 5/18/18
$100 Advantage & Premium, $175 Basic

How do you meet the needs of the diverse learners in your classroom? Using Differentiated Instruction and Personalized Learning strategies, we’ll explore a variety of strategies as well as when and where to use these different strategies and technology tools to support effective and efficient practices.  Participants will take a look at their learning environment and develop ideas to create a flexible learning space that will foster active learning.  You’ll have not just one, but numerous ideas to incorporate active learning strategies into your classroom.



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