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Are you looking to enhance your ELLs' language skills? In this session, we will discuss the importance of teaching expressive and receptive language skills to students. We will then explore how to use Flip to have students practice speaking and expressing themselves creatively. We will dive into specific topics, activity ideas, and prompts that can be done on Flip, as well as best practices for having your ELLs communicate effectively. Join us to explore this accessible tool for students to work on their language skills in an engaging way!
Understanding who we are and how we can best take care of ourselves is one of the best ways to become our best selves and better support those we serve. In this session, we'll explore practical strategies for the four types of self-care, and discuss resilience strategies & activities that contribute to developing a strong foundation for healing. Join us and Mandy Froehlich in learning how to build strength through micro-resilience strategies.
Mandy Froehlich is an experienced Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, whose interest lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as exploring what’s needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking and teaching. She consults internationally with districts and institutions in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, mental health support for educators, and how to create organizational change.
There are many benefits of integrating STEM into your curriculum as it can give you the opportunity to make learning fun again for your students. But have you ever wondered how a STEM product, like Makey Makey, can positively affect a class full of exceptional learners? Join us as we explore how Makey Makey can be used to help teach academic content to your students in a tangible, interactive, and hands-on way. Learn how you can support your students as they incorporate Makey Makey into their growing passion for innovation.
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.
We will then take a closer look at apps that support early literacy skills such as Epic, Dela Kids, and Starfall Learning to Read. Join us to explore features like differentiation tools, personalized learning,& data collection, and more.
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!