Digital Tools for the Classroom - Fall/Winter 2020 Offerings

  • 301  - Technology to Differentiate Lessons

    09/26/19        9:00am – 12:00pm     

    In today’s classroom, creating digital differentiated lessons and assignments is a must, but how do you know what technology to use?  This workshop will explore the latest technologies that lend themselves well to creating differentiated lessons. We will explore the features and capabilities of tools such as G Suite apps, student response tools, multimedia apps and more to create assignments that are leveled and provide choices for all learners.

    Presenter: Louise Ortiz
    Cost: $75


    302  - Assistive Technology Tools to Support Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities

    10/15/19    9:00am – 12:00pm         

    Many of our students are struggling with learning disabilities and Dyslexia is one of the most common. Come see how to use web tools, the Google environment, apps, and extensions to support the learner’s reading and writing skills. There are many free supports available now!

    Presenter:  Farrah Rosenthal
    Cost: $75


    303  - Flipping Out! An Introduction to the Flipped Classroom for Blended Learning

    11/21/19 and 02/04/20    9:00am – 12:00pm

    You’ve been hearing the buzzword for a few years now, but what is a Flipped Classroom? Join us for a morning of flipping out! Learn best practices, tips and tricks, and the easiest tools to use to “flip” your classroom and put your students in charge of their learning.

    Presenter:  Farrah Rosenthal
    Cost: $75


    304 - Multimedia Presentations: Going Beyond Powerpoint 

    12/10/19     9:00am – 12:00pm          

    Powerpoint has been the standard tool for creating presentations for nearly 30 years. However, it is by far not the only option. In this session, we will investigate alternative web-based and iPad based solutions for more engaging, and let’s face it, FUN ways to present content. Make your presentations more exciting and give your students other options for their projects as well!

    Presenter:  Farrah Rosenthal
    Cost: $75


    305  - S.T.E.A.M.  

    10/22/19      9:00am – 12:00pm        

    This workshop will discuss and demonstrate both digital & hands-on tools to implement STEAM lessons in the classroom. Participants will explore Google apps and programs for student assignments and assessment. There will be hands-on center-based activities to allow the exploration of various digital devices and manipulatives to implement STEAM based lessons. Join us for a fun, collaborative day!

    Presenter:  ETTC Team
    Cost: $75


    306  - Art in the STEAM World - Elementary

    02/27/20        9:00am – 1:00pm         

    STEM is a hot topic these days. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are all included! However, Art has joined the party! Come join us for a morning of hands-on projects and ideas that turn our STEM lessons into STEAM lessons with the inclusion of Art and Design!

    Presenter:  Farrah Rosenthal
    Cost: $100


    307  - Kinder Coding!

    01/30/20     9:00am – 12:00pm

    Coding and programming have quickly become 21st-century skills our students are expected to learn in their STEM programs. Early exposure can help them in the future. Enter coding in kindergarten! Join us for a fun, hands-on session to learn about low-tech, high-tech, and no tech programming for your early learners. 

    Presenter:  Farrah Rosenthal
    Cost: $75


    308 -  Technology and Student Wellness

    12/17/19      9:00am – 12:00pm          $75 Louise Ortiz

     

    Many educators today recognize the need to address student wellness in the school setting due to its impact on student performance and learning.  School districts across the country are implementing mindfulness programs, self-regulation, and social-emotional learning strategies and are excited about the results.  This workshop will address how technology has a role in student wellness and will explore tools to support the implementation of mindfulness, self-regulation and social-emotional learning in the classroom. We will focus on specific apps and technology-based lessons to support student wellness.

    Presenter:  Louise Ortiz
    Cost: $75


    309 -  Built-In Accessibility Features in Your iPads and Chromebooks

    02/10/20      9:00am – 12:00pm       

    Do you have students who struggle with accessibility due to physical or learning disabilities? There are many third party tools available to add accessible features to your Chromebooks and iPads. However, there are great built-in accessibility options on these devices! Come learn what they are, where they are, and how to customize for your students during this session. 

    Presenter:  Farrah Rosenthal
    Cost: $75


    310  - Escape Activities for the Classroom

    01/23/20     9:00am – 12:00pm 

    The Escape Classroom is a fun new way to engage your students and encourage collaborative learning.  But what is it exactly and how do you do it? In this workshop, we will break it all down for you and provide you with resources and ideas that will get you on your way to making exciting new activities that match the learning goals of your classroom.  We'll explore how to implement breakouts using both virtual and physical locks. 

    Presenters:  Judith Fiorica and Louise Ortiz
    Cost: $75


    311  - AR,  VR, and MR

    01/14/20      9:00am – 12:00pm         

    AR, VR, and MR… What R they?   In this workshop, you will learn what Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality are and how these exciting tools can be used in the classroom. AR, VR, and MR allow for immersive and engaging lessons that your students will love!  Explore the inside of a volcano right in your classroom, or create interactive posters that come alive, and learn about MR headsets and how they transform learning.  Come join us and create! It’s easier than you think! Bring an iPad if you have one!

    Presenter:  Louise Ortiz
    Cost: $75


    312 - iPad Apps for Your Self-Contained Classroom

    10/24/19      9:00am – 12:00pm          

    Do you teach in a self-contained classroom? Are you curious about new ways you can modify and adapt materials for your special needs students? Join us for a fun session to discuss awesome iPad apps to help you create adapted materials and engaging educational activities for your students. You will leave with the knowledge to create an iPad “toolbox” for your self-contained classroom. Please bring your iPad for a hands-on experience.

    Presenter:  Farrah Rosenthal
    Cost: $75


    313 -  An Introduction to Project Based Learning

    11/12/19       9:00am – 12:00pm  

    Calling all Kindergarten through 5th-grade teachers! Come join us as we discover projects and apps to address the four C’s of the NJ Student Learning Standards - creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. It will be a fun, hands-on workshop to play and learn these apps and projects. This workshop is iPad centered. Please bring your own device.

    Presenter:  Farrah Rosenthal
    Cost: $75


    614 -  Utilizing Google Arts & Culture in the Classroom 

    01/22/20    9:00am - 12:00pm  

    With Google’s Arts & Culture app, art and history collide! Explore historical places, events, and people. Take virtual field trips to galleries and museums across the world. Curate your own galleries and virtually walk through places your students may never visit. Using the FREE app, discover artworks and places with augmented reality. No matter your concentration - come see how Google Arts & Culture can fully immerse your students in an engaging format. Please bring an iPad if you wish to participate hands-on.

    Presenter:  Farrah Rosenthal
    Cost: $75