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Our virtual professional development courses provide the training, support, and inspiration to help you transform learning. Explore the technology, tools, and strategies that can spark student success.
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Exploring Advanced Features within Canva
You already learned the basics of Canva in our introductory course, now it's time to take it further and explore even more! We'll take a look at advanced features and dive into additional considerations like project collaboration and recent updates. Join us to explore how you can take your content creation to the next level!
Apps to Support the Exceptional Education Setting
Note, this course was previously aired but because of its popularity we are running a recording of this session live at this time. The presenter will not be able to address your questions, but our Professional Development team members will be in the chat box to answer any questions you have. This session can also be found in our Course Library by searching the same title.
This app-centric course will cover a variety of skills and creation-based apps that are useful in any Exceptional Education classroom. In this session, we will not only cover the functionality of the apps, but also best practices to incorporate them effectively with students, like using iPads as a center for assessment or behavior management tool. This session will also reveal some of the best-kept accessibility secrets to help you reach all types of learners.
Creating PBL Activities for the CSDF Standards
With push for computer science concepts to find their way into every classroom and grade level, you might be looking for activities that address CSDF standards in your class. Project-based learning, especially projects that allow students to incorporate STEM technologies, can be a great starting point. Join us for this session where we will take a look at the K-12 standards and discuss hands-on activities that you can introduce to students to get them thinking critically and developing as 21st century learners.
Crypto, NFTs, Metaverse, Blockchain... What Educators Should Know
As an educator, are you wondering what these terms are? Do these ideas have anything to do with education? There's an internet renaissance taking place across finance, politics, technology, and other industries, called web3. Similar to the rise of the internet, web3 is changing the way people operate, socially and professionally. Come discover how your web3 mastery could open up new professional doors and empower your students to be ready for the next technology revolution.
Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi, is a designer, educator, and creativity instigator. His mission is to help educators around the world reveal their own creative abilities so they can empower students to solve interesting problems and become positive contributors to our global society. He is the author of the book Educated By Design, which outlines his principles for revealing and nurturing our innate creative courage and capacity. He is a national keynote speaker, advisor, and trainer. When he isn’t traveling the world sharing his message, he serves as the director of innovation for Hebrew Academy of Miami, where he leads STEAM and Entrepreneurship initiatives and programs
Instructional strategies for today’s environment
Sessions on how to utilize Google Classroom and other great collaboration and communication tools that are a part of Google Workspace for Education. Whether you’re teaching remotely or face-to-face, be a Google Classroom expert in no time.
We have remote learning courses for everyone. Our teachers will walk you through tools like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Check out a course on Nearpod and Google, or explore how to continue STEM educationat home.
Associated to our PD sessions, Tech-tivities help you connect technology skills to teaching practice — and they do it by scaffolding do-anywhere activities to make sure students get the most out of every lesson.
Families need help too! We have sessions focused on helping family members become familiar and comfortable with the technologies they need to know to help students with anything from remote and hybrid learning to everyday homework assignments.
Powerful features for teachers and administrators
Our team of experienced educators are driven to grow our library of engaging state-approved sessions. Harness their expertise and the following features that are used by teachers and administrators across the country.
Drive technology initiatives
Create and share custom playlists that are exclusive to your school or district. Build your own path or use one of Teq’s pre-built playlists.
Use an existing learning management system to access OTIS. Import and update users and login quickly with Google, Classlink, Schoology, Canvas and Clever.
Upload your own content
With OTIS, you can upload your own video content and use our platform as a place to host the in-house PD training that’s essential for your school or district.
Get insightful analytics
School and district admins have access to advanced usage analytics, can see and track teacher progress, recommend courses, and manage licenses.
Learning on OTIS doesn’t stop with our PD courses. We also have skills videos, product-specific training (pBlocks), Tech-tivities, lesson materials, and more!
Become proficient in a specific tool or technology with with our Micro-credentialing tracks in Google, Microsoft, Apple, SMART Boards, and more.
Bring teachers together with our group viewing feature and engage in PD together while still getting individual credit.
Let’s pair up
Just ASK OTIS to pair with a PD Specialist and get one-on-one support with the platform, guidance on how to get started, help with creating PD playlists, and more!
As a state-approved PD provider, OTIS is a convenient and flexible way to fulfill your state-required PD hours.
Accolades, accomplishments and awards
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