Digital Tools for the Classroom

  • 301  - Technology to Differentiate Lessons

    05/21/20      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

    06/09/20   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  - Get Organized with Microsoft OneNote - NEW

    05/07/20    9:00am – 12:00pm

    OneNote is a digital note-taking app that provides a single place for keeping all of your notes, research, plans, and information.  In this workshop, you will learn to start your own digital notebook, type anywhere, tag notes, make lists, think, plan, and share together with others.  Beginner level workshop.

    Presenter:  Rasheda Islam
    Cost: $75


    304 - Engage and Empower Student Voice - NEW

    03/25/20   9:00am – 12:00pm          

    Are your students tired of the same old classroom activities, handouts, and discussions? Do you have students who are reluctant to participate in the classroom discussion? Do you just want some pizzazz in class?! Learn how to empower and engage student response with greens screens, video, audio, and podcasting using web-based and iPad tools. Let’s give their voice a choice!

    Presenter:  Farrah Rosenthal

    Cost: $75


    305  - S.T.E.A.M.  

    04/21/20      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  - Go Digital with Your Writing Workshop - NEW

    03/19/20        9:00am – 12:00pm         

    In this digital world, let’s move away from loose pages, poor handwriting, dogeared folders, and lost homework. Learn how your students can “go digital” with their Writing Workshop. Focusing on web-based tools as well as iPad apps, this workshop will expose you to new ideas to address the major components of the WW: Mini-Lesson, Independent Writing, Conferencing, and Sharing/Author’s Chair.

    Presenter:  Farrah Rosenthal
    Cost: $75


    307  - Kinder Coding!

    04/02/20     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

    04/30/20      9:00am – 12:00pm          

    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 -  Awesome Apps for Game-Based Learning - NEW

    04/22/20      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

    06/04/20     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  - Immersive Learning with Augmented and Virtual Reality Tools - NEW

    05/12/20      9:00am – 12:00pm       

    In this workshop, you will learn what Augmented Reality and  Virtual Reality are and how these exciting tools can be used in the classroom. AR and VR allow for an immersive multimodal approach that engages students in active learning experiences!  Explore the inside of a volcano right in your classroom with VR, or let your students create interactive projects that come alive! Come learn how to get started with free tools for your classroom.  Bring an iPad if you have one!

    Presenter:  Louise Ortiz
    Cost: $75


    312 - iPad Apps for Your Self-Contained Classroom

    03/05/20      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 -  Project Based Learning in the Elementary Classroom - NEW

    05/18/20       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. Learn about the key elements of PBL and see how other teachers make it work! It will be a fun, hands-on workshop to play and learn these apps and projects. This workshop will focus on iPad and Chrome based tools.

    Presenter:  Farrah Rosenthal

    Cost: $75


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

    05/06/20       9:00ma - 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


    614 -  An Introduction to Microsoft Teams - NEW 

    06/10/20    9:00am - 12:00pm  

    Do you like Google Classroom but you are in a Microsoft environment? Microsoft Teams is very similar! In this workshop you will learn about key features such as: creating teams (which are just like Google Classrooms), collaboration, creating assignments, and app sharing. Beginner level workshop.

    Presenter:  Rasheda Islam
    Cost: $75