30 min - 45 min

How to Create a STEAM Curriculum

Ever wondered how to implement STE(A)M in your classroom? Maybe you have been assigned the task to be the newest STE(A)M teacher at your school? Don't fret--You have the world in your hands! STE(A)M education is at the forefront of teaching students how to problem-solve, think critically, and be prepared for the world that awaits them once they finish their education. Be a part of that revolution, and join us as we discuss the easiest way to go about conceptualizing, building and scaffolding curriculum in your STE(A)M classroom.

Pi-top Sounds with Speaker, PULSE and Sonic Pi

Let’s get musical! In this session, we’ll add sound with a pi-top speaker and PULSE unit. To illustrate the musical capabilities of your pi-top, we will also jump into Sonic Pi.

Teq DTC: Google Educator Advanced Session 2 - Utilizing Digital Tools in the Modern Classroom

In Session 2 of our Google Educator Advanced Digital Teacher Certification, we will focus on the tools that can help you be successful when implementing technology into the classroom. Join us as we review these valuable tools and resources! We'll also examine some streamlined ways to share key aspects with other professionals.

SMART iQ en EspaƱol

El SMART iQ es un módulo adicional para las SMART Board series 7000, 6000 y MX. Este dispositivo permitará la profesora usar la SMART Board sin una computadora y permitirá a los estudiantes interactuar con una variedad de aplicaciones integradas con el dispositivo. Estas aplicaciones incluyen herramientas de colaboración, acceso a actividades SMART Lab, Chrome, Compartir pantallas y más.

Web Safety for Students

As technology continues to evolve, digital citizenship is an essential tool to teach students. As 21st century learners, it is important for students to have a deep understanding of how to work appropriately on online platforms. In this session, we'll dive into strategies to help students build critical thinking skills as they navigate Internet safety. Join us as we explore best practices and resources to teach digital citizenship in the classroom.

Starting Off Your Year with Classroom Management

It's the start of another school year. Students might be distracted, missing summer, and want to catch up with friends, but the teaching must begin! Join us as we take a look at a variety of classroom management strategies to get your students back into learning mode.

Starting Off Your Year with Google

Your class did a lot of great work last year. Your Google Classroom is filled with discussions, assignments, and quality feedback. Your Google Drive has your organizational structure for assignment submissions, and your collaborative tools have evidence of all the work put in. We don't want to see it go, either! Before you hit that dreaded trash can icon, hear us out. In this session, we'll tell you why you should archive instead of delete, and we'll show you how to do it! Hint: You and your students will still be able to access last year's hard work, and you'll set yourself up for even more success in the year to come.

Tech-Infused Learning: Scratch and Probability

The chances of being able to use Scratch for a lesson about probability is high! Join our Curriculum Specialists as we discuss how you can incorporate Scratch into your next math lesson on probability.

Digital Storytelling Around the Campfire with Dash and Dot

Everyone has a great campfire tale, but not everyone knows how to share it! With the Dash robot from Wonder Workshop, students will combine coding with creative storytelling, and bring their story to life!

SAM Labs Basics

Do you believe that STEAM learning should be fun and engaging? If so, say hello to SAM Labs. SAM Labs kits are packed with electronic blocks that wirelessly connect to an app so students can create a variety of unique projects. Join this session to learn more about SAM Labs and what they can bring to the classroom.

Bloxels Basics

Learn how your students can turn their stories into 13-bit video games with Bloxels! Starting with a physical game board and blocks, students can design the layouts, characters, and art for their game before going digital. Game elements can be edited and customized, and it's easy to collaborate. The possibilities are endless! Bloxels can be used in a variety of class subjects, and are suitable for elementary through high school.

Tech-Infused Learning: Geometry with Dash

Looking for technology-infused learning ideas for your math classroom? In this session, we'll guide you through a geometry lesson that will put your students' critical thinking and measuring skills to the test! Geared towards 3rd through 6th grade students, this lesson will incorporate one of Teq's favorite robots: Dash! In this lesson, students will apply their understanding of geometry to create different shapes using their Dash robot. Students will explore angles, quadrilaterals, polygons, algorithms, design planning, and block-based coding.

Tech-Infused Learning: Geometry with Sphero

Looking for technology-infused learning ideas for your math classroom? In this session, we'll guide you through a geometry lesson that will put your students' critical thinking and measuring skills to the test! Geared towards 3rd through 6th grade students, this lesson will incorporate one of Teq's favorite robots, Sphero. In this lesson, students will apply their understanding of Geometry to create a maze that includes everything from right, acute, and obtuse angles to parallel and intersecting lines. Students will not only learn to program Sphero to travel the maze, but build collaboration skills as they maneuver through a different team's design.

Teaching Summer Reinforcement Skills: Math

Math practice doesn't have to be considered a chore! In this session, we'll show you how to integrate mathematical thinking into all types of summer fun. With these supports, you can help combat that summer slide.

Engaging in Citizen Science

There is so much to monitor in our natural world — too much for scientists to handle alone! To maximize efforts, scientists often recruit citizen scientists to help. A citizen scientist is a member of the general public or an amateur scientist. While issues with data validity and collection standardization exist with this method, without it much of the natural world would go unobserved. Join us to learn about citizen science, how you can use it in your classroom to provide authenticity to a project, and learn some tips for keeping your collections valid!

Wrapping Up Your Year with Microsoft Office 365

Hang in there — summer is almost here! Join our curriculum specialists as we take a look at how to close out the school year using Microsoft 365. We will be focused on getting you ready for next school year now, so you can have more fun in the sun this summer. We'll show you how to organize your OneDrive, get student feedback, and create a summer to-do list so you are ready to hit the ground running at the start of the next school year.

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 14 - Additional Google Tools

Join us for our fourteenth session of our Google Educator Basics Digital Teacher Certification! After reviewing numerous tools and applications within the realm of Google, we have a few to mention! You might find that Google Earth and Google Translate could be great additions to your classroom, and you might be surprised to see what you might find!

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 12 - Sites

In Session 12 of our Google Educator Basics Digital Teacher Certification, we'll explore ways to share your students' work using Google Sites. We'll share examples of the many ways Google Sites can be used in the classroom, and by the end of this session, you will know how to create your own site, complete with images, text, and embedded content!

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 11 - Classroom

Interested in finding a great way to quickly create and organize assignments, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with your students? Join us for Session 11 of our Google Educator Basics Digital Teacher Certification - we're talking all about Google Classroom! This platform brings together some of Google Drive's best features and add-ons in one easy-to-navigate application. In this session, we'll cover how to get started by creating a class, adding students and materials, and how to manage it all.

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 10 - Forms

In Session 10 of our Google Educator Basics certification, you will learn all about Google Forms! Google Forms is a great tool for teachers; you can use it to collect and grade quizzes as well as gather feedback from students! Join us to learn how you can incorporate Google Forms into your classroom.

TECHnically Fit: Getting Started

Looking for a way to integrate technology into your Physical Education classroom or ways to get your students more mobile? In this session, we'll show you how to get TECHnically fit by combining active lessons with some of our favorite edtech products. 

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 9 - Sheets

Join us for Session 9 in our Google Educator Basics Digital Teacher Certification to learn about using Google Sheets in the classroom. We'll focus on ways you can increase organization and productivity by leveraging Sheets. You'll learn creative and customized ways to add, organize, and analyze data to inform instruction, identify a student's weak areas, and view student growth over time.

Design Challenges with littleBits

Initiate an activity where students cycle through the Engineering Design Process using littleBits! This great tool allows students to dive into maker education while also experiencing the growth mindset that comes from problem-solving and creating. Whether you are introducing your students to design thinking for the first time, or want to add complexity to your already-created challenges, Teq's curriculum team will get you geared up! Students of all ages will benefit from the engaging activities shared in this session.

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 8 - Slides

Continue your learning in session eight of our Google Educator Basics Certification course! In this session we will dive into the benefits of Google Slides. You will learn how to share slides with the aim of decreasing the amount of paper copies you create, learn how to create engaging and attractive presentations, and get some tips and tricks on best practices for presentation creation!

Resources for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments

Teaching students with visual impairments can be a very different experience to teaching students with other disabilities. Join our Curriculum Specialists as we go over some teaching tips and various tools you can use in the classroom to help support these students and create a welcoming environment for all.

Augmented Communication Applications

Augmented communication in the modern day classroom has become more accessible than ever before. Thanks to handheld devices such as tablets, assistive communication is at your fingertips, and it's as easy as downloading an app. Join us as we take a deep dive into some popular augmented communication apps, and help you decide which might be the best fit for your classroom!

Tools for Lesson Development

Are you looking for tools to help customize your lesson plans and materials? Join our session to learn more about different resources to make your lessons look better than ever!

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 6 - Staying Organized

In our sixth session of our Google Educator Basics Digital Teacher Certification, we will explore how to get more organized by keeping track of class schedules and appointments using Google calendar. We will also discuss how to use Google Tasks to stay more organized in addition to demonstrating the many uses of Google Keep.

Sparkfun micro:climate kit Basics

Spring has sprung, but the weather has been all over the place! Turn weather patterns into a lesson by monitoring atmospheric conditions with the micro:climate kit. Join this session to discover what's in the kit, and how to get started using it in the classroom.

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 5 - Optimizing Communication

Wondering how to increase student and teacher communication? Join us for session five as we dive into support resources. We'll explain Gmail, Google hangouts, the variety of Google tools that can assist in the classroom, and how to utilize these tools to increase teacher organization. Our discussion will include how you can facilitate effective student collaboration, hold productive meetings, and create opportunities for fair and open communication both in and outside of your classroom.

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 4 - Drive

Join us for the fourth session of our Google Educator Basics Digital Teacher Certification (DTC) to learn how to utilize Google Drive in your classroom. With discussion topics like uploading content, making and sharing documents, and creating a paperless classroom, it's sure to be a wild ride!

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 3 - Chrome

Join us for the third session of the Google Educator Basic Digital Teacher Certification (DTC)! In this session, we'll discuss how to maximize the use of Google Chrome, and highlight the many functions that make it more than your traditional web browser. You'll also learn how to search more effectively, and how to use the Chrome Web Store to manage extensions and themes.

Creative Writing with Cue

"But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is... a robot?" Cue might not be the best at performing Shakespeare, but this robot from Wonder Workshop is a great resource for cross-curricular lessons. Join this session to discover how Cue can be used as a tool to teach programming, robotics, and creative writing!

Differentiation Tips for Your ELL Students

Discover the many resources out there that can help you address the diverse strengths and weaknesses of the ELL students in your classroom. We'll provide background information on differentiating instruction for ELLs, along with strategies and tools to help you differentiate planning, instruction, management, and student assessment. This session will focus on creating additional supports to help complete lessons and activities that are relevant for each ELL in your classroom.

Teq DTC: Google Educator Basics Session 2 - Support Resources

Do you ever feel like you don't have enough support? Here at Teq, we got you! Continue your learning when you join us for the second session of our Google Educator Basic Digital Teacher Certification (DTC) where we will explore the resources available to you through the Google Learning Center and Help Page. During this course you will learn about best practices for implementing technology in your classroom, teaching digital citizenship, and where to locate support resources.

Revising Traditional Labs with Inquiry Thinking - Part 2

Don't let those old textbook lessons go to waste! Now that you are familiar with inquiry thinking, join us as we transform traditional labs through the various levels of inquiry: confirmation, structured, guided, and open. After this session, you'll be ready to customize your own resources to best suit your classroom's needs.

Tools for Monitoring a Bottle Terrarium

Discover how you and your students can bring bottle terrariums into the 21st century! Join us as we discuss the sensors and tools that can be used to monitor the different conditions of a bottled garden like humidity, soil moisture, and more.

Introduction to a Successful BYOD Environment

The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiative is taking the education world by storm. However, it requires a great deal of management and organization on the part of the educator and the administration. Join us in the first of this 2-part course where we discuss considerations and techniques for the implementation of a successful BYOD initiative. We will explore a variety of important topics that should be considered before putting a BYOD initiative into practice, and then expand on these procedures to keep you on the path to success.

Supports in SMART Notebook for the Special Education Classroom

When using the SMART Notebook software in your special education classroom, you may want to change the way you use it to better fit the individual needs of your students. In this session we will show you how SMART Notebook activities and content creation techniques can be adapted to address specific IEP goals. We will also provide you with strategies to systematically monitor these teaching adaptations for maximum impact in the classroom.

Teaching Early Ed with KIBO

With a call to add real-world content for even our youngest of learners, early childhood educators often look for new ways to incorporate meaningful technologically-minded lessons, while at the same time avoiding screen time. We know our students can become anything they want to in life, and with a device designed for open-ended play, so can their robot. With KIBO, students can build a story, program a dance routine, artistically represent their favorite character, and bring their robot to life. Join our session to discover lessons in multiple disciplines, and watch KIBO integrate itself into virtually any early ed program!

Introducing STEM Role Models Through Literacy

Why are role models so important? Some reasons to have a role model include inspiration, learning how to overcome struggles, and garnering the traits of a successful individual to become the best version of you. It's important to provide students with numerous opportunities to find role models for themselves. As educators, we may sometimes want to suggest role models for specific behaviors and characteristics we think our students would benefit from — like opening up the world of STEM, for instance. Join this session to learn about some elementary level literacy resources you can use to introduce STEM role models to your students.

Teaching Music with SmartMusic

SmartMusic is a web-based music education platform that connects teachers and students. Join us to discover the capabilities of this platform as well as how to use SmartMusic in your music-based classroom. This session will be music to your ears!

Redesigning Exit Tickets

Exit tickets serve many purposes, like providing informal feedback to teachers, challenging students to apply what they've learned in a different capacity, or reviewing a day's material. Join us to learn about some inventive ways to elevate your traditional paper exit tickets into something vibrant and engaging!

Sparkfun micro:arcade kit Basics

The SparkFun micro:arcade kit packs a big punch! This micro:bit extension allows you to write and code games as well as build your own gaming console. Join this session to find out all about the kit and how to get started with building games in MakeCode.

Digital DBQs for the Social Studies Classroom

Effective document-based questions (DBQs) can be used to develop students' abilities to appreciate historical perspectives and hone their analytical skills. In this course you'll learn how to use various digital tools to create DBQ activities and templates to encourage inquiry and critical thinking.

Sparkfun Inventor's Kit for Photon Basics

The SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Photon, also referred to as the SIK for Photon, is a fantastic solution for those interested in the Internet of Things. Join this session to learn what the Photon RedBoard is, what comes in the kit, and learn how to get your projects hooked up to the Internet!

Resources for Teaching Students with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, or Dysgraphia

Students with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia see and interpret things on paper in a much different way than students without these disabilities. Join our Curriculum Specialists as we show you some techniques to give you a sense of what these students might be seeing, as well as some strategies and resources you can use to support these students.

Teaching Upper Elementary Social Studies with Dash and Dot

Looking for new and exciting ways to teach Social Studies standards? In this course we will show you three exemplary lessons using Wonder Workshop's Dash and Dot robots that you can easily implement to teach students about neighborhoods, geography and more!

Choice Based Storytelling

Choice based stories are an exciting alternative to traditional stories because in this kind of storytelling, the reader controls the tale! Join us as we explore how to use this popular format to teach ELA standards such as narrative, drafting, and text structure. This activity will have students thinking creatively, working in groups, creating storyboards, scripting out a multi-ending story, and more!

Teq DTC: SMART Learning Suite Session 8 - SLS Online

Join our PD team for session 8 of the 9-part Digital Teacher Certification course! Now that you have learned how to use the features of SMART Notebook, we'll review how to use the SMART Learning Suite (SLS) Online! SLS Online gives teachers instant access to all of their SMART Notebook lessons from anywhere, at anytime, on any device. Learn how to distribute copies of your interactive lessons to your students and spark engagement in your classroom by creating collaborative workspaces! Learn how to create real-time formative assessments,  open and deliver lessons, connect student devices, and guide instruction! At the end of the 9-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the SMART Notebook

Teq DTC: SMART Learning Suite Session 7 - Add-ons & Widgets

Continue your learning with session 7 of the 9-part Digital Teacher Certification course! In this session you’ll learn how to use the SMART Notebook Activity Builder to create your own dynamic lessons! We’ll review how to download and attach other add-ons and widgets such as Smart Blocks, Youtube, Image Search and Geogebra. At the end of the 9-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the SMART Notebook

Cue Basics

Are your students ready to take the next steps in learning about robotics and coding? Meet Cue, Wonder Workshop's interactive and incredibly clever robot! Join us to learn how to control Cue's movements, interact with its multiple sensors, and code Cue using Javascript or block-based code.

Becoming an Inventor with littleBits

With littleBits, students are encouraged to think outside the box and embrace their creativity. Join us to learn how littleBits can work to promote hands-on learning experiences and collaboration. Students are encouraged to be creative and invent, all while gaining a new understanding of STEM principles, and developing useful classroom tools.

Learning a New Mathematical Strategy with Mastermind

Four pegs, six colors, and over 1200 combinations! Can you guess the secret code? Does that sound daunting? Well that's because it is, unless you have the mathematical wits(and strategy) to solve it. Join us to learn about a new way to teach mathematical principles in your classroom with the classic game of Mastermind! There is a solution and we're here to show you the strategy.

Teq DTC: SMART Learning Suite Session 5 - Tables & Concept Mapping

Join our PD Instructors for the 5th session of the 9-part Digital Teacher Certification course! In this session you will see how to add tables and charts to your lessons, how to use these tables and charts to assess your students learning, how to use the different viewing options in SMART Notebook to enhance your lesson, how to utilize provided math tools, and how to use concept mapping to organize ideas for class discussion. At the end of the 9-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the SMART Notebook software.

Teq DTC: Apple Session 7 - GarageBand

No musical abilities are required for the 7th session of our Apple Digital Teacher Certification. We will be showing you some of the basic features of GarageBand to help bring music into your classroom, whether you have a music background, or not! Loops, tracks, notes, and exporting your music are just a few of the things we will be discussing in this musical of a session.

Digital Storytelling with Powtoon

With digital tools at our fingertips, we can create and tell our stories instantly — things like personal narratives, explanations of a process, and retelling events from another point of view. When teachers build digital storytelling into their instruction, students are engaged in a creative learning experience that connects reading and writing across curriculum. In this course, we'll explore Powtoon, a digital tool that makes it easy to get started.

Teq DTC: SMART Learning Suite Session 4 - Sound & Object Animation

Join us for the next step in our 9-part Digital Teacher Certification course! In this session our PD instructors will teach you how to appeal to your auditory learners by adding sounds to your Notebook lessons that act as positive and negative cues. We’ll also cover how to animate objects to add visual stimulation and excitement to your lesson pages. At the end of the 10-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the SMART Notebook software.

Teq DTC: Apple Session 6 - Keynote

Apple's Keynote is a great application - it's the one you've been seeing throughout this certification series! In this session, you'll learn how to create engaging presentations to make the most of your lesson content. Join us as we take a look at a full presentation and show you how to incorporate some of the great features Keynote has to offer.

Using Google Forms for Mobile Assessment

In this session, you'll learn how to use Google Forms to create self-grading assessments. Forms are one of the most versatile tools Google has to offer. From collecting data, to conducting peer reviews and formative assessments, join us to explore the variety of ways that Google Forms can be implemented in your classroom.

Teq DTC: SMART Learning Suite Session 3 - Interactive Pages and ClassLab

Continue your learning with session 3 of the 9-part Digital Teacher Certification course! Now that you’ve learned the basic skills to create lessons using your SMART Notebook software, take it to the next level. Learn how to use the Lesson Activity Builder (lab) and its new features to create customizable lesson templates, interactive game quizzes, handouts, and learn how to save your favorite images, pages, and work to the My Content folder. At the end of the 9-sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the SMART Notebook software

Teq DTC: Apple Session 5 - Numbers

In session 5 of our Apple Digital Teacher Certification, our Curriculum Specialists will show you how to organize and analyze data with Numbers. Numbers gives a creative twist to a spreadsheet application, incorporating charts, pictures, text, and even videos to help students understand and showcase data in a whole new way. Join us to explore some key features of Numbers to make the most of your data.

Internet of Things: UI/UX

In our final session on the Internet of Things, we're diving into user interfaces (UI), and user experience (UX)! How does interaction and experience play into the Internet of Things? Join this session to find out!

Expanding ELL Vocabulary Through STEM

Sometimes science seems like an entirely different language to students. Are you struggling to find the right tools to bridge the gap between STEM and ELL vocabulary? Join our session as we discuss strategies to increase acquisition of academic English language through STEM and NGSS across all grade levels, and learn how STEM literacy and English Language Learner literacy can be used productively together. Although we know that teaching ELLs outside of the English classroom can be challenging, communicating through STEM subjects can make it that much easier!

Internet of Things: Connectivity

Connectivity is extremely important when it comes to the Internet of Things because it's how data reaches the Internet. What considerations need to be factored in when choosing a connection type for your IoT product? Join our session on connectivity to find out.

Teq DTC: Apple Session 2 - Settings and Accessibility Features

Welcome back for the second session of our Apple Digital Teacher Certification. Our Apple devices have many settings and features - where do we even begin? In this session, our Curriculum Specialists will go over some of the most helpful settings and features your devices have to offer. Screen recording, security features, screen zoom, and guided access are just a few of the settings we will discuss. Join us to make the most of the device(s) in your classroom.

Internet of Things: Devices and Sensors

It's the second part of our Internet of Things course series and we're talking about sensors and devices! What are they? What factors do you need to consider when choosing a sensor/device for your IoT (Internet of Things) product? Come join us to find out!

SMART iq Module

The SMART kapp iQ is an add on module to the SMART IFP 7000, 6000 & MX series. This add on will free the teacher's computer from the SMART IFP and allows student to interact with a variety of apps built right into the 6000 series SMART Interactive Flat Panel. These applications include collaboration tools, access to SMART lab activites, Chrome, Screensharing and more. Join us to see the newest product on the SMART family of interactive technology. 

Apple's Keynote: Creating Powerful Presentations

Do your teacher presentations need an upgrade? Or maybe you want to introduce a new tool to your students to enable them to create better, more polished presentations. In this session we'll look at the basics of Apple's Keynote software, and then move on to the more advanced features of the platform. By the end of the course you'll be ready to leverage this fantastic tool.

Putting the A in STEAM: Proportions of the Human Face

Did you know that mathematics and technology can support the visual arts? Let us show you how to take a classic lesson on facial symmetry and proportion and use it to increase students' digital literacy. You'll learn how to help students discover their digital identity, calculate the ratios for the "perfect" face, and more!

Apple's Numbers: Building Sophisticated Spreadsheets

Numbers, a spreadsheet creation software from Apple, can be incorporated into your curriculum in many ways. Numbers provides an easy way for students to collect and analyze data, and then display that data with interactive charts, graphs, and tables. Let's explore some of the key features of Numbers to enable students to make the most of their data collection.

Literature-Inspired STEM Activities for the K-2 Classroom

A picture is worth a thousand words, and that's why picture books are perfect for connecting STEM and literacy learning! Engage your K-2 learners with hands-on engineering challenges that use children's literature as a launch pad. Do you want to see your young learners asking questions, demonstrating skills to tackle a problem hands-on with their peers, or designing – and even redesigning – a product or idea? Join us for some fun as we dive into our favorite stories and guide our Kinder-Engineers to “redesign” the story. From creating protective attire for Humpty Dumpty, to developing a new home for the three little pigs, with these best practices and example activities, you will soon be integrating STEM into your storytelling time!

Apple's Pages: Enhancing Documents

Pages is a powerful word processing software available on a variety of Apple devices. Join our session to discover how to enhance and customize your documents to support your students and transform your classroom into a positive learning environment. We'll discuss how to introduce a paperless assignment process, how to develop creative templates, and how to encourage a collaborative workflow.

Computer Science Principles: Encryption

Sending secure information over the Internet is a technologically amazing feat. In this session, we'll demonstrate a lesson that makes this highly complex topic relatable for your middle school students using math. This course is aligned to the K-12 Computer Science Framework core concept Networks and the Internet.

SMART Board Basics: MX Series

The SMART Board MX series interactive display represents a new era of classroom collaboration. This product gives teachers and students a premium touch experience, superior collaborative features, 4K Ultra HD resolution, and the exclusive iQ technology. Join us to learn how the reliable and intuitive MX series SMART Board can help you share content to your students, and create a hub of classroom collaboration.

Digital Citizenship for 21st Century Learners

Technology is changing the landscape of education - and the way we approach digital citizenship. Students must become evaluators of information, and we have a responsibility to equip them with this skill. In this course, we will discuss how technology is changing the way we discuss Digital Citizenship and some ways you can start the conversation in your classroom. Ditch how you thought you should approach this topic in your classroom and join us to learn a new approach! 

Saving Teachers Time

For teachers, time is the #1 commodity. We're on a mission to save you time throughout the school year, so you don't have to wait till summer break to have some actual "you" time. In this session, we will share some time-saving tips like making Google Forms Quizzes, importing grades into Google Classroom, and saving question sets in SMART lab. Time flies...but these tools can help you save some!

Part 1 - Learning Python with pi-top: Data Types

Did you know pi-top can be used to learn Python in a multitude of ways? In our new four-part series Learning Python with pi-top, we are going to show you how – and share some big secrets! In our first session, we’ll discuss the fundamental concept of Python, data types, and the many resources the pi-top has to learn them. Join us as we dive into Python integrated development environments (IDEs) like IDLE, pi-topCODER, and documentation tools like LibreOffice and Microsoft Word! 

Part 2 - Learning Python with pi-top: Data Structures

Welcome to session two of our Learning Python with the pi-top series! In this session, we’ll give you an example workflow for how to talk about and teach data structures to your students. We’ll start with a Scratch example on creating lists, and then we’ll move into suggested pi-topCODER worksheets. Finally, we’ll wrap up with a great example using IDLE. This is a session you won't want to miss! 

Putting the A in STEAM: Teaching Perspective

Coming through full STEAM ahead! Have you been teaching perspective - the illusion of depth and space - on a two-dimensional surface? It's time for a new perspective on...perspective! In this session we'll show you some technology and engineering concepts to take this topic to the next dimension. Pun intended.

Using Quizlet for ENL Instruction

Looking for ways to incorporate vocabulary inquisition with technology in your ENL classroom? Trying to find ways for your ENL students to practice vocabulary at home? Look no further than Quizlet! Quizlet is a vocabulary software that helps you create study sets for your students and then comes with a variety of ways to learning and quiz them. Tune in to find out how you can use it with your students!

zSpace Basics

zSpace provides an immersive 3D experience for your learners - and allows you to touch on multiple STEM disciplines by using zSpace's fantastic educational software and resources. From hardware set up, to an overview of the pre-installed applications, join our session to learn everything you need to know to hit the ground running with zSpace.

Adobe Spark for Storytelling - Part 1: Web-Based

Digital tools allows us to take the age-old practice of storytelling and engage our students with text, narration, images, and music. Through the use of the free web-based and downloadable applications of Adobe Spark, we’ll explore how teachers are effectively building digital storytelling into their instruction. During this session, we will discover both software and online resources to help make this a creative learning experience. This session will focus on the free Adobe Products: Adobe Spark, Page, and Note.

Implementing a 3D Design Challenge with Tinkercad

Tinkercad is a popular, web-based computer aided design software. Although simple, users can make complex designs using this software. This course will show how a user can use basic shapes and techniques to create a scale model of a house. Lastly, we’ll take a look at the Cura software to prepare our design for print.

Ultimaker 3/3 Extended Basics

Not sure where to start with your new Ultimaker printer? Come explore the basics of the Ultimaker 3 or 3 Extended! In this session we will go over some 3D printer need-to-know basics like how to change a print core, how to load and unload material, and how to interpret the display. You'll be on your way in no time, and ready to print your 3D models using Ultimaker's reliable (and amazing) dual extrusion!

Technology to Support T-TESS: Domain 2 - Instruction

This is the second of a four-session series reviewing the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System. Join our Curriculum Specialists as they help you to incorporate technology into the second standard of T-TESS, Instruction. The T-TESS is a set of standards with the purpose of reviewing teacher performance to inform the training, appraisal, and professional development of teachers. From demonstrating knowledge of resources, content, and pedagogy, to designing student assessments, our Curriculum Specialists will guide you through their favorite websites, platforms, and software programs for Instruction!

Technology to Support T-TESS: Domain 1 - Planning

This is the first of a four-session series reviewing the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System. Join our Curriculum Specialists as they help you to incorporate technology into the first standard of T-TESS, Planning. The T-TESS is a set of standards with the purpose of reviewing teacher performance to inform the training, appraisal, and professional development of teachers. From demonstrating knowledge of resources, content, and pedagogy, to designing student assessments, our Curriculum Specialists will guide you through their favorite websites, platforms, and software programs for Planning!

Dash and Dot Basics

Can you imagine a small robot asking for a hug? Or bringing you to the fiction section of the library by request? Dash and Dot have no limits to what they can do and they are the perfect addition to a computer science curriculum to teach students how to code in a block-based language called Blocky! Join us as we go over the basics of what this little team of robots can do for you and your classroom! 

Ozobot Basics

Join us to code with colors! Ozobot's Evo and Bit robots are app connected robots that can operate in two ways, 1) download code with colors from an app, or 2) color the surface the robot will travel across for screen-free programming! Interested? Don't miss this session!

You Got a 3D Printer, Now What?

What standards are you addressing with 3D printing? Is your internet reliable? Do you have Chromebooks or iPads? Join us as we discuss some important details to consider when implementing 3D Printing in your classroom. This session will give you suggestions for successful workflow design, preparing your classroom physically, making curricular connections, and more!

Mindfulness Activities for Middle and High School

Are your students having trouble paying attention, coping with change, or difficulty expressing their emotions? There are many layers of mindfulness that you might not know of. Join us as we share ways you can help your middle or high school students build flexibility and emotional toolkits. With these activities, your student will be well on their way to becoming mindful individuals capable of dealing with emotional challenges to be fully present and aware of whats happening in your lesson. 

Implementing Robotics in the Classroom

For some of us, the implementation of new technologies can be difficult, with good reason. There is no "one size fits all" path to successful technology implementation and learning new technologies takes time. Join us as we provide you with some of the considerations for implementing a robotics curriculum into your classroom! We know you're busy so let us do some of the planning for you! Oh, and congratulations! You are taking a big step towards successfully implementing robotics into your classroom!

Listenwise for ELL Instruction

Listenwise is a great podcast based resource to support your auditory and English Language Learners across all subjects. Motivate your English Language Learners to advance their listening skills with Listenwise's carefully curated collections. With interactive transcripts, tiered vocabulary, and reduced audio speed, Listenwise helps to improve comprehension and expand vocabulary. Great for beginner to advanced learners! Join us as we explore the content provided by Listenwise and make suggestions for use in your classroom! 

Listenwise

Listenwise brings engaging non-fiction stories to the classroom and helps students stay connected to the real world by curating the best of public radio. Listenwise provides lesson plans and examples to help students enhance listening skills and help teachers differentiate and make current events fun and interesting. Join our Curriculum Specialists to learn about how to use Listenwise in order to enhance a variety of subject areas for your students!

Managing 3D Print Queues

Adding a 3D Printer to your classroom is both exciting and stressful. Now that it is setup, it is time to start printing, but how do you decide the process of who prints their design and when they get to print it. Join our Curriculum Specialists as they give you some helpful tips to manage your students and their eagerness to print their designs.

Demonstrating Understanding with Infographics

When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. When teachers create infographics, they can spark classroom debates, gamify the activity, or provide aid for a difficult concept. Infographics can make wonderful study guides, but what happens when students can't understand what they mean? Join the Curriculum Specialists as we dissect these graphically designed tools and learn how to develop assessments where students create their own visual representations of data which will help students successfully showcase their mastery of knowledge.

District and School Performance Improvement Strategies

In the effort to improve student achievement and learning outcomes, it is essential for any school or district leader to know the methods and measures used for evaluating success. From unwrapping state standards, to developing academic intervention and enrichment programs, school and district leaders must understand how to design programs that will lead to improved achievement in the classroom and beyond. This series of administrator sessions will identify some successful strategies to enhance performance improvement initiatives in schools and districts.

College and Career Readiness

The primary goal of every school or district is to ensure that students are well-prepared and ready for life beyond the K-12 academic program. Creating successful middle and high school programs that will increase graduation rates and prepare students for college and career readiness are essential to this process. This series of administrator sessions will provide information and strategies that can be used to support school or district efforts to promote early college awareness.  

Ultimaker: Optimizing Your 3D Print

The Cura 3.2.1 software by Ultimaker is a free slicing software with over 200 settings to adjust your 3D print to fit your needs. Join us as we show you where to download the software and learn specific skills to enhance the details and optimize your 3D model.

Engaging Students with Video:PlayPosit

Do you assign students videos and clips to watch for complicated content? Maybe you provide multimedia for students to use as additional resources and review. How can you tell with the utmost certainty that your students are actually utilizing these videos, and learning from them? With PlayPosit, you can add interactivity to your videos and get data about students' use and performance with embedded assessment items. From popular sites like YouTube and Vimeo, PlayPosit allows you to stream videos on to your personal dashboard and customize the user experience with pauses, questions and more! Now integrated with Google Classoom, PlayPosit makes it easy to use video in your already seamless workflow! Join the Curriculum Specialists as we guide you through the platform, so you too can begin using this wonderful learning tool in your class!

MakerBot: Optimizing Your 3D Print

Makebot's Slicing Software, MakerBot Print is a free, advanced solution for discovering, preparing, and sharing your 3D Prints. Integrated with Thingiverse navigation, there is no limit to your imagination. Join Teq's Curriculum Specialists as we show you where to download the software, gain access to the app as well as the web version, in order to view, arrange, orient, and scale your 3D Designs. Learn some specific skills to enhance the details and optimize your 3D model such as print setup, materials, and scaling. 

Managing Student Accounts

Are you in the process of setting up students with accounts to various online services? Not sure how the laws surrounding student privacy work? Join our Curriculum Specialists as we take a look at some of the laws protecting students, and how they could affect the accounts they need.

Testing Tools in the Math Classroom

We all know that end of year testing is quickly approaching! Join us as we review some helpful tools to be sure that students are prepared for what lies ahead with various upcoming exams. Learn about some helpful teacher tools to help gauge student readiness and resources for comprehensive student practice in the Math classroom.

Testing Tools in the ELA Classroom

We all know that end of year testing is quickly approaching! Join us as we review some helpful tools to be sure that students are prepared for what lies ahead with various upcoming exams. Learn about some helpful teacher tools to help gauge student readiness and resources for comprehensive student practice in the ELA classroom.

PBL with Google

See how Google can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. Learn how to implement Google-based PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom. In this course, you will learn how to use Google’s free tools to promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom.

Mindfulness Activities

Do you find your students drifting away to a dream land during the day? Students have a limited attention span and getting students to refocus once they start day dreaming can be hard. Join our Curriculum Specialists as we explore some activities for mindfulness to help your students be fully present and aware of what is happening in your lesson.

PBL for ENL/ELL

See how technology can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. Learn how to implement PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration with your ENL/ELL students. In this course, you will learn how to use various tools to promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom.

Strategies for Reducing Test Anxiety

Students are often nervous and anxious for upcoming tests. Join our Curriculum Specialists as we take a look at some strategies for your students to use to help reduce test anxiety and how you as the teacher can help.

Prepping for the Exam

We all know that those big testing days are quickly approaching! Join us as we review some helpful tools to be sure that students are prepared for what lies ahead with various upcoming exams. Learn about some helpful teacher strategies to help gauge student readiness and resources for comprehensive student practice.

St. Patrick's Day Probability

On a lucky streak? Well, luck might not have anything to do with it. Join us for a session filled with quality St. Patrick's Day activity ideas you can only find at the end of a rainbow, or on Teq Online PD! In this session, we will give you the basic know-how to run a design challenge like designing a 4 leaf clover that always lands heads up, or an analysis of winning a March Madness bracket. If you are a math teacher looking for golden ideas to teach probability in your classroom, this session is the pot at the end of the rainbow!

Math Notebooks in the Digital Age

Leave the handwritten "Math Notebook" behind with Teq's Math Notebooks in the Digital Age course! Learn how to create top-notch interactive math notebooks using a variety of collaborative tools in order to enhance your students work and strengthen their understanding. Teach your students to organize and synthesize their thoughts, build a portfolio, and take ownership of their own learning! WIth Digital Math Notebooks, students can create a resource they could refer back to for years!

Making Your Token Economy Digital

Token Economies are a Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) used to recognize students for meeting goals. While the idea of giving a student a reward for meeting a goal hasn’t changed the structure of keeping track of these rewards and distributing them has. Join us as we show you how to free yourself from the problems of lost, damaged, or stolen physical tokens and create your own digital token economy.

Representing Data in Charts

The purpose of a chart is to visualize data in a way that accurately represents the story a dataset is telling. Tools like Excel, Google Sheets, and Numbers offer a wide variety of chart options and it is sometimes difficult to decide which works best for your purpose and identify which don’t work at all. Join us as we discuss what components are important in various chart types and the ways you can help students choose the appropriate chart for their dataset!

Intro to Fusion 360

3D Printing is becoming increasingly popular in education, and for good reason. The process of creating a print from start to finish addresses many important standards students need to become 21st Century Citizens, for instance, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving as outlined in the 21st Century Framework and Common Core State Standards. One of the early steps of 3D printing in the classroom is creating your print in a Computer Aided Design(CAD) Software! Fusion 360 is an excellent CAD tool to use for this purpose. By the end of this session, you will have the knowledge needed to start using Fusion 360 in your classroom!

Web Resources to Welcome the Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, is just around the corner, and it's the year of the Brown Dog! The Brown Dog symbolizes a strong and active Earth. If you don't have activities planned, don’t fret! This session will provide you with plenty of resources and ideas to bring the culture and science of the Lunar New Year to your classroom!

Teq Hearts Social Studies

How does Teq love Social Studies? Let us analyze the ways...Join us for an exciting session of Online PD (and bring your heart-shaped chocolates, no one will judge you for eating the whole box!).  We will explore some Valentine's day themed Social Studies lessons geared towards elementary and middle school students. Our curriculum specialists will share their admiration for Social Studies by providing you with heart shaped graphic organizers, and researching Valentine’s day traditions in places across the world!

Organizational Design and Improvement Strategies

When Designing School and District Improvement Strategies, it is Vital to Align all of your Educational Plans and Priorities Under One Large Umbrella. The Development of a Strategic Plan that Establishes Goals and Expectations, Identifies Program Strengths and Weaknesses, and Aligns Revenue and Resources into One Cohesive Document is a Necessary Tool in this Process. This Series of Admin Sessions will Focus on Key Strategic Planning Questions that can Guide the Design and Development of a Strategic Plan that Addresses Your Current Reality; Identifies Your Desired Outcomes; and Aligns Your Action Plan(s), Revenue, and Resources to School and District Priorities, Goals, and Expectations.

PBL for ELA

See how technology can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. Learn how to implement PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your ELA classroom. In this course, you will learn how to use various tools to promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom.

pi-top and a Byte of Raspberry Pi

Inspire and nurture the hidden inventors in your classroom with pi-top! A modular laptop powered by raspberry pi, pi-top is the perfect tool for students to learn to code, and create interactive physical systems that can sense and respond to the analog world. Join us as we go over the basics of pi-topOS and what it can do for your classroom!    

Everything Educreations

Join us to learn about Educreations, a resource that allows you to engage students in an interactive and exciting way with videos. With this resource, teachers can engage students both in and out of the physical classroom, reach a variety of learners, and explore ideas like flipping their classroom!  Learn how Educreations can be used to create classes, enroll students, build courses, and share screencasts!

Administering Chrome Devices

Once you obtain your G Suite account, the next step is to set up the devices you have available at your school in order to maximize the effectiveness of teacher and student experience. Join us for Administering Chrome Devices where we review how to enroll Chromebooks, and answer questions about the mobile devices you may have available. We will also discuss setting apps and extensions for use across your domain and show how to review reports for your account. Come gain key knowledge to successfully deploy Chrome devices in your school!

Teq DTC: Microsoft Office 365 Session 14 - Final Assignment

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final step of Teq's Digital Teacher Certification for Microsoft Office 365. Now it’s time to review what you learned and show off your new found skills. By the end of the sequence, teachers will be asked to make curriculum connections and create a PBL Lesson or Student Proposal which incorporates the use of the Microsoft suite and instructional techniques highlighted throughout the sessions.  After your PBL Lesson or Student Proposal is approved, you will obtain your Digital Teacher Certification, showing your ability to effectively integrate Microsoft Office 365 in your classroom. Remember, our PD instructors are available to answer any and all questions you may have well after your training is through! 

Holiday Haiku

Learn Haiku writing Winter themed for K to 12 Fun time for students

Teq DTC: Microsoft Office 365 Session 12 - Office Mix & Stream

Join our Curriculum Specialists for session 12 of Teq’s DTC: Microsoft Office 365 series. During this session, we will explore 2 Microsoft applications, Office Mix, and Stream. Created with educators in mind, Office Mix gives you the tools needed to create and share interactive online activities and Stream makes video sharing easier. Join us as we discuss what each of these applications are, how to turn your PowerPoint presentations into interactive lessons with Sway, and using the important smart search feature in Stream.

iTunes U Course Manager

Learn how to create and manage courses and materials using the iTunes U Course Manager. This organizational tool is full of quality educational content including iBooks, podcasts, documents, and more! Perfect for the blended classroom and free to use, iTunes U Course Manager enables you to share content with your students directly to their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Branding Your School with Social Media

Join Lisa Nielsen, the Director of Digital Engagement and Professional Learning for the NYC Department of Education, as she walks us through on how branding your school via school media can impact your student, parents, teachers and even the administrators. You’ll be introduced the importance of Social Media as well the ABC’s of various social media platforms.

Teq DTC: Microsoft Office 365 Session 9 - PowerPoint

Join us for an exciting session in our Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification Series focusing on creating engaging and useful presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint! In this session our Curriculum Specialists will share with you some of the best tips and tricks for creating presentations for a variety of purposes; proposals, direct instruction, engaging multiple learning styles, and increasing interactivity. The skills obtained in this session will be essential to your final project.

Digital Tools for Elementary Math

This course explores a few resources useful for teacher modeling and student exploration in elementary math. Each resource is used for standards in multiple grades. If you’re an elementary math teacher looking for ways to incorporate some digital tools into your repertoire, this course is for you.

Persuasive Writing: Thanksgiving Edition!

Join our Curriculum Specialists for a Thanksgiving-themed session focused on persuasive writing. This session will provide a detailed overview of a lesson you can deliver in your classroom for this holiday season equipped with web tools, apps, and Notebook techniques to strengthen students’ persuasive writing skills.  The Thanksgiving writing prompt provided will be applicable to a number of grade levels! 

SAMR and TPACK

Teachers have been delivering fantastic lessons for generations, using a wide array of technology, or even none at all. Once technology is made available, how does it get used? This session will explore two paradigms to analyze technology integration within the classroom – the Technological/Pedagogical/Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework, and the SAMR Substitution/Augmentation/Modification/Redefinition (SAMR) framework. Participants will leave with a keener eye towards examining technology usage and some ways to enable teachers to better their own practices.

3D Printing: Modeling Geometric Shapes in Tinkercad

3D Printing is becoming increasingly popular in education, and for good reason. The process of creating a print from start to finish addresses many important standards students need to become 21st Century Citizens, for instance, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving as outlined in the 21st Century Framework and Common Core standard MP4: Model with Mathematics. Join us as we define the design process in the context of a classroom and dive into the beginning steps: planning and designing a 3D Print. By the end of this session, you will have the knowledge and steps needed to start a lesson on modeling geometric shapes with  an easy to use design tool, Tinkercad!

Evaluating Effective Classroom Technology Usage

It is easy to walk into a classroom and see that a teacher has something displayed on an interactive whiteboard, but how do you really assess what type of learning is taking place? During this session, we will examine the utilization of Interactive Whiteboards, Laptops/Chromebooks, and iPads/Tablets into classroom instruction. Participants will leave this session able to apply two model frameworks for the integration of technology into classroom curriculum and content:  SAMR and T-PACK. We will look at effective tools for evaluation:  lesson planning templates and rubrics.  If you are concerned that your school technology investments may be underutilized, or you want to highlight your great technology pioneers, this session is for you.

Teq DTC: Microsoft Office 365 Session 6 - Yammer and Publisher

Join us for our 6th session as we share with you Microsoft’s powerful community reach out and print production tools, Microsoft Yammer and Publisher. Yammer is a social networking service that better connects individuals within an organization or community. With it a school can enhance communication between essential district stakeholders such as parents, caregivers, educators, students, and administrators. Publisher is a simplified creation application for distribution and publication intentions. With it an individual can produce engaging, informational, design forward, graphics.

Identifying Effective Classroom Technology Usage

What makes a great technology-infused lesson?  How can you encourage teachers to better utilize their available classroom technology more effectively? Participants will leave this session with an understanding of two popular model frameworks for integrating technology tools: SAMR and T-PACK. Administrators will be better able to motivate their teachers into higher levels of effective technology usage, and teachers will be able to do lesson planning to enable deeper understanding and increased engagement from their students.

Measurements and Unit Conversions in Google Earth

Join us to learn all about using the built-in measurement tools in Google Earth. We'll discuss specific uses of these in classroom relevant situations so you can provide real-world applications to the Measurement and Data standards across grades levels!

Teq DTC: Microsoft Office 365 Session 3 - Planner and Outlook

Session 3 of our Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification focuses on creating a project timeline, increasing communication, and organizing meetings with the use of Microsoft Planner and Outlook. Within Planner, we will guide you through the process of assigning and organizing tasks to keep track of progress and assign jobs to keep responsibilities clear. Using Outlook, we’ll view group member availability, create meeting appointments while finding appropriate locations and times, as well as give you some beneficial tips and tricks for staying connected through emails.

Teq DTC: Microsoft Office 365 Session 2 - OneNote and OneDrive

Join us for our second session as we take a look at some tools to help you with the next step of the project creation process, brainstorming and collecting information with the use of Microsoft OneNote and OneDrive. OneNote is a fantastic collaboration tool to gather information in free form by allowing typed and written annotations, and the insertion of pictures, drawings, and audio commentaries. OneDrive allows you to store your files on the web and gives you the ability to sync and share them with others. You can easily access all your files with an internet connection from anywhere, at any time, on any device.

Teq DTC: Microsoft Office 365 Session 1 - Introduction

Earn your Digital Teacher Certification by learning the ins and outs of Microsoft Office 365 with our 13 part certification series. Join us for our first session, an introduction to the certification track, where we will share with you an outline of the topics we will cover. We will guide you through the process of logging in and downloading the software and provide you with an example of the final project. Lastly, we will explore some support resources to help you build your understanding of Microsoft Office 365!

Finding the Right Ratio: PBL and Chromebooks

What would humans look like if they were capable of muscle powered flight? How long would their bird-like wings need to be in relation to their height and weight? Join us to dissect this unique project based learning activity in which students explore these questions using the tools available on Chromebooks.  By the end of this session, you will have the know-how and means to deliver this lesson in your classroom right away!

SMART Board Basics - 6000 series

The SMART Board 6000 series interactive display is considered a new era of classroom collaboration. This product gives teachers and students a premium touch experience, superior collaborative features, and 4K Ultra HD resolution. The SMART 6000 series now includes exclusive iQ technology - unifying classroom devices with your display and software - creating a hub for classroom collaboration! Come join us to learn how the 6000 series provides reliability, simplicity, and intuition to help you teach, collaborate and share content to your students.

Google Classroom for the New School Year

Welcome back educators! If you’ve been gone for a couple of months, or you’re just starting to use Google Classroom, we’ll help you get your Classroom up and running for the start of the 2017-18 school year.

STEAM Week: Alice 3

Alice is an incredibly powerful, free tool for use in just about any classroom. While it may seem like just a simple animation program, there’s so much more to it than that. We’ll help you get your students started working with Alice, whether they’re in elementary or high school. You’ll get access to tons of resources and materials made possible through the project and its donors and partners.

STEAM Week: Unplugged

When people think about programming, they often picture long lines of strange characters on a computer screen. While that’s often true, the fundamentals of programming can be taught and learned without ever needing electronics. Our team will help you hook your kids and help them realize they can become computer scientists without getting anywhere near a screen.

STEAM Week: Makey Makey

Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Join us to learn how you can begin using it in your classroom to spur creativity and give your students a tool to explore art, engineering, and more!

STEAM Week: Google CS First

Free computer science content! Through Google CS First, educators can receive just about everything they need to get elementary and middle school students exposure to computer science. We’ll review the materials provided, as well as look into some of the activities your students can dive into, whether it’s an after-school club or part of your school’s curriculum.

Morning Meeting

Morning Meeting is a fun and engaging way to start the day, build a sense of comradery, and sets your students up for success. Join us as we look at some great activities to use with your SMART Notebook software and other great resources. We will be checking out different ways to take attendance, talk about the weather, do the calendar, look at the schedule for the day and more!

Project Based Learning with the iPad

Explore how teachers and students benefit from using iPads in the classroom. Work with apps and see how they facilitate research on a topic, in order to create a product and share this creation with others. This course supports multiple Common Core Standards, including Writing W.3 and W.6

TED-Ed Videos for the Science Classroom

TED-Ed is a lesson planning resource created by TED, a media organization with the mission of spreading innovative and noteworthy ideas. We’ll explore the free videos TED-Ed has on their YouTube channel, and gather some ideas about how to incorporate these videos into your classroom instruction. In this session our Curriculum Specialists will share with you three exemplary examples of TED-Ed’s top Science videos, and the creative ways to use them as discussion starters or tools to support learning standards. 

TED-Ed Videos for the Math Classroom

TED-Ed is a lesson planning resource created by TED, a media organization with the mission of spreading innovative and noteworthy ideas. We’ll explore the free videos TED-Ed has on their YouTube channel, and gather some ideas about how to incorporate these videos into your classroom instruction. In this session our Curriculum Specialists will share with you three exemplary examples of TED-Ed’s top Math videos, and the creative ways to use them as discussion starters or tools to support learning standards. 

Microsoft Excel

Excel is a powerful tool for working with data, perfect for gathering and analyzing data to inform instruction. Explore the basics of data and inputting information, including how to use equations, and format cells to analyze and display that information. We’ll also cover how students can use this software to do the same in order to show their learning.

Microsoft Sway

With Microsoft Sway you can create reports, presentations, newsletters, and personal stories. In this session we will show you how to use this powerful tool to switch layouts, styles, select images, use Remix, and add content.

Digital Citation Tools

Do your students struggle to write proper citations? Do they forget to include them or purposely avoid them? Join us as we share with you our favorite digital citation tools including the Google Docs explore tool and the EasyBib add-on. With these, creating citations is so easy your students will want to add them! 

Digital Manipulatives for the Science Classroom

There are a large variety of resources on the web to support science curriculum for all grade levels. These include Shockwave Flash simulators, Java applets, and a plethora of Flash videos. We will discover how to find, download, and make good use of these high-quality teaching aids. How are you going to distribute this to your students? We will take a quick tour of how Google Classroom and other options can be used to share content with students and support the learning environment.

Connecting Tools in the TEKS Math Classroom

Join us as we discuss and demonstrate a variety of instructional tools to aid in achieving Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics in the TEKS math classroom. We will take a look at classroom-relevant examples and share a number of resources that can assist with the process of problem solving, modeling, and mathematical reasoning.

Evaluating Web Resources(TEKS ELA)

Every day, your students are faced with questionable material on the Internet. All over sites like Facebook and Twitter, your students see articles like “Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus!” or “Beware of Dihydrogen Monoxide!” Are these articles credible? Join our PD Specialists as they teach you new strategies to address TEKS standard 110.25. 8A ((8)  The student reads critically to evaluate texts in order to determine the credibility of sources. The student is expected to: (A)  evaluate the credibility of informational sources and their relevance for assigned and self-selected topics) and help your students avoid citing hoax websites, dodge pitfalls in the research process, and discern fact from fiction.

Intro to Scratch

Are you trying to introduce coding into your school or classroom? Not sure where to start? Scratch is a great program to get the ball rolling and create some interest! Scratch is a block based coding application that can be used to create interactive stories, think creatively, and work collaboratively. Available in more than 40 languages, accessible for all levels(elementary-college), and applicable across all disciplines, Scratch is a tool everyone can find value in! 

Redefining Creative Writing Prompts: Story Dice

While attending PAX 2017 we stumbled upon a low cost "game" that we thought would be perfect for the ELA classroom, Story Dice. Join us as we discuss what story dice are, and how they can help redefine creative writing prompts! We will also give you suggestions on ways to incorporate them into your classroom and how to create a grading system to make sure your students are staying on task and meeting specific standards.

Web Resources for the Special Ed Classroom

Special educators work extremely hard to ensure their students with special needs are not only learning, but developing skills to use in their futures during the school year. There can be a variety of challenges teachers face when trying to master this task as they are often overwhelmed by the differences in each classroom. We are here to help simplify the process of finding different tools to satisfy a variety of needs. Join us to learn how to execute an advanced and targeted Google search to find the best web tools for the special education classroom. We guarantee that you will leave this session with a variety of useful resources for differentiating lessons, creating scaffolds, increasing student social skills and more ... that you will be excited to implement in your instruction!

Duolingo -Become a Certified Educator

Looking for new ways to help your English Language Learners or Foreign Language classes learn? Duolingo for schools is fun, free, and proven to be an effective tool in language-learning! Join us as we introduce you to the platform and walk you through the simple steps to become a Duolingo For Schools Certified Educator!

Using Role Playing Games For Social/Emotional Development

There's more value in Dungeons and Dragons than you may know. Yes, Dungeons and Dragons. While attending PAX East 2017 we were enlightened by a panel discussion ran by the founders of Wheelhouse Workshop, a social skills group based in Seattle, WA. Wheelhouse Workshop has been helping teens and adolescents build social skills with role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons for a few years now and they are seeing positive outcomes. Join us to explore how the game master in a role-playing game can create therapeutic and deliberate challenges for each participant to help them overcome the anxieties they may struggle with. 

Using QR Codes and Augmented Reality Technology to Support English Language Learners

Join us to learn some new and creative ways to support your English Language Learners. In this session you will learn some ways to use QR codes in the classroom and how to add information to your own QR code. You will also be introduced to some Augmented Reality applications and ways to use them to support your English Language Learners!

Admin G Suite - Part 2

Join us for our second session of our G Suite Admin Series! Our first session covered how to manage users, enable and disable services, and create groups to more efficiently manage daily communication. This session will dive deeper into the capabilities of the Admin Panel and go over configuring security settings, managing devices, and getting support! This course can be viewed in conjunction with Teq's Digital Teacher Certification Google Educator Basics program which covers the use of all things Google, including Google Chrome, Gmail, Calendars, Drive, Sites, Forms and more!

What's New in Notebook 17

SMART Notebook 17 has just been released! Come join our curriculum specialists to learn this newest version of SMART Notebook. We will guide you through some of the changes and updates such as the new sign-in process, SMART response 2 assessment features, and a different look to SMART's welcome screen. This release also introduces new SMART lab activity themes and options, and the ability to share Notebook files to your SMART board or panel which provides seamless interaction for your classroom. We can't wait to share the new and enhanced features SMART has to offer.

Probability in Game Design: Dice

Are you looking for new ways to teach probability in your classroom? Join us as we share with you some of our PAX East 2017 inspired ideas about teaching probability through game design! This session will provide you with all the resources you need to start a lesson on game design in your classroom right away!

Admin G Suite - Part 1

This session is designed for school administrators, instructional technology specialists, or anyone interested in learning how to manage their school or district's G Suite for Admin domain. Using our training domain, we'll explore how to manage users, enable and disable services, and create groups to more efficiently manage daily communication. This course can be viewed in conjunction with Teq's Digital Teacher Certification Google Educator Basics program which covers the use of all things Google, including Google Chrome, Gmail, Calendars, Drive, Sites, Forms and more!

Technology to Support the Danielson Framework - Domain 4

Teachers face countless choices  daily when it comes to their students, lesson planning, parent interaction, and the environment of where learning takes place. With a profession as challenging as teaching, self reflection is beneficial for teachers as it presents opportunities for growth. Thinking about what works, and why it works as well as what didn't work and why it didn't work plays an integral role in the development of becoming a better teacher and role model for students. Join our curriculum specialists as we go through strategies for reflecting on teaching, maintaining accurate records, communicating with families, participating in the professional community, growing and developing professionally, and showing professionalism all while creating engaging lessons for our students and keeping students informed, motivated, and improving performance. As the final session of our  "Technology to Support the Danielson Framework" series comes to a close, we will help support you as you juggle the many responsibilities assigned to you.

Google Tools to Support English Language Learners

Are you looking for ways to use Google Tools to support an English Language Learner(ELL) in your classroom? In this session we will show you how to use Add-ons like Google Translate, and extentions like Read & Write, Google Input Tools, and Google Dictionary to better support your ELL students.

Early Childhood Learning with SMART Notebook

Join our Curriculum Specialists as we help to build your students' knowledge of colors, shapes, letters, and sounds using the SMART Learning Suite. We'll also take a look how you can incorporate objects, numbers, and counting techniques into your SMART Notebook software to enhance the skills of your young learner .Preschoolers and young students are excited about learning and SMART Learning Suite's robust features can be used to seamlessly create interactive, engaging, and motivating lessons so that their love of learning only continues to grow as they do. After this session, you'll be able to take away a multitude of new found skills to generate activities for your Pre-K to K students as they develop social and academic skills.

Social Emotional Learning with Storyboards

Do you have a student who is frequently becoming frustrated with what seems like simple tasks and isn't sure how to act in general social situations? Join our Curriculum Specialists and Teddy as we take a look at creating and implementing Storyboards in your classroom.  Storyboards help students develop skills to combat difficulties throughout the day while incorporating different components of social emotional learning techniques in a safe environment.  Learning how Teddy reacts in difficult situations gives students the necessary tools to get through their own day with less frustrations and difficulties.

Going Green for Earth Day: Creating a Paperless Classroom

How big is your carbon footprint? This can easily be calculated with electric and water bills, measuring the amount of time and energy we use during our daily activities (such as driving a car or disposing of waste - anything causing greenhouse gas emissions), and utilizing a free carbon footprint calculator on the web. Now, have you ever wondered how long your paper trail is? If so, come celebrate Earth Day with our curriculum specialists as we take you through an environmentally friendly themed lesson you can use in your classroom by going green! Think before you print and let's create a paperless classroom activity together! We'll introduce you to an Earth Day lesson to bring awareness and demonstrate support for environmental protection by modeling a paperless workflow. Go green!

Intro to Promethean ClassFlow

ClassFlow is an in browser lesson building application created by Promethean. In ClassFlow you can create lessons, assessments, and assignments that are easily accessible at home or on the go! Join us as we go over the basics and discover what ClassFlow has to offer to help make your classroom more interactive and media rich.

Going Further with Promethean ActivInspire

Learn how to create content in Prometheans ActivInspire software to make your own Flipcharts.In this going further course, we will explore how to take the basics of creating an engaging Flipchart page, and cover much more advanced features. Learn how to create assessments and deliver dynamic, and authentic classroom assessments andboost student interaction and engagement in the classroom.

Technology to Support the Danielson Framework - Domain 3

Are you struggling to engage your students in learning? Do you ever ask yourself, "How can I bring this complex content that MUST be taught...to life for my students?" If you answered yes to all these questions, then you're in the right place! Our Curriculum Specialists will guide you through a variety of resources and technology to support Domain 3 of the Danielson Framework, Instruction, where their focus will be to provide strategies for improving your communication with students, introduce different techniques for questioning and discussion, and enhance your flexibility and responsiveness during any type of lesson. Here in Domain 3, teachers execute the plans that they previously created in Domain 1: Planning and Preparation. This domain is considered the "heart" of teaching and we are more than excited to support your passion for instruction as we boost students' passion for learning!

Promethean ActivPanel Basics

Learn how to use the Promethean ActivPanel to boost student interaction and engagement in your classroom. This session will walk you through the basics of how to connect the ActivPanel, use the ActivPen, browse the Internet, and use different tools to enhance student interaction. After this session, you'll have the foundation and the confidence to use this great tool in your classroom.

St. Patrick's Day Poetry

Join us to find the gold at the end of the rainbow as we explore St. Patrick's Day themed poetry lesson ideas geared to elementary students. Our curriculum specialist will walk you through some fun ways to incorporate technology into your poetry lesson, while showing you some great tools both you and your students can benefit from. Now let's go find that gold!

Lesson Planning for ENLs

It may be difficult to know how to fully support an English as a New Language Learner(ENL) in your classroom. There are many strategies and resources out there like ¡Colorín Colorado!, free graphic organizers, and lesson plans that can help you if you know where to look! In this session we will look at  some of those resources, and lesson planning strategies to help you support your students. 

Better Bookmarks

Some days we have so many ideas running through our minds its hard to keep track. Do you ever wish you could capture specific aspects of resources found online like a photo on a digital poster, jot down voice memos, or tag resources to find later? Join us as we explore the many benefits of using apps like Diigo and Google Keep to organize those ideas and save them for those rare days when we do have time.

Going Further with Google Classroom

Google has been making consistent updates to its easy-to-use Learning Management System, Classroom. Join us as we explore the process of creating , submitting and checking assignments through with Classroom. New to the platform - individual assignments which promotes differentiation, teacher notifications, classroom metrics, guardian summaries and more!  We will also review the capabilities of the mobile version in order to enhance the experience with Classroom for teacher and student. You don't want to miss this!

Google Hangouts

Do you need support with enriching your students' learning experience? Google Hangouts is one of the G Suite for Education core services. It is an effective tool in making connections, working collaboratively and introducing the wider world to your students. Come join our PD Staff as they explore a step-by-step process of getting started with Hangouts and introduce you to ways you may incorporate this application in your day-to-day classroom instruction. 

Digital Teaching and Learning with Nearpod

Engage your students with interactive lessons and better your mobile assessment techniques with Nearpod! Let our PD instructors show you the ins and outs of this interactive learning tool so you can focus your students’ learning and create interactive presentations that include polls, quizzes, videos, drawing activities, self-guided quizzes, and more.

OpenEd in the ELA Classroom

Come take a look through the largest organized resource library for K-12 teachers; the right resource available for each and every standard and student. Our PD specialists will explore OpenEd with you and show how teachers can utilize this platform in their ELA classroom. From quizzes and formative assessments, to homework assignments and lessons, OpenEd automatically grades for you! Students love OpenEd in the ELA class due to the fact that videos and games are recommended to them based on their performance. There is a resource aligned to every single Common Core ELA standard. The result of OpenEd is truly personalized learning for each student!

Teq Hearts Math

How does Teq love math? Let us count the ways...Join us for an exciting session of Online PD (and bring your heart shaped chocolates, no one will judge you for eating the whole box!)  We will explore a Valentine's day themed math lesson geared towards middle to high school students. Our curriculum specialists will share their admiration for math by graphing and completing a construction of heart shaped graphs through various programs like Geogebra and Microsoft Mathematics and spark your passion for learning by incorporating mathematical heart and brain teasers! 

Apps to Support the Special Education Teacher (A.S.S.E.T.)

This iPad-centric course will cover a variety of skill based and creation apps that are useful in the Special Ed classroom. The session will not just cover the functionality of the apps but best practices to incorporate these apps effectively with students. For example: Using iPads as a Center, for assessment or as a behavior management tool. The session will also reveal some of the best kept accessibility secrets the iPad has to offer to reach all types of learners.

Labdisc: Solubility

In this course we'll look at just one of the many applications of a Labdisc in the Chemistry classroom. You can use any Labdisc to perform this activity. Our Curriculum Specialists will show you how to conduct an experiment to identify temperature's influence on a substance's solubility using the temperature probe provided with your Labdisc. They will then show you how to analyze and manipulate the data within the Globilab software as well as extensions you could bring to your classroom!

Google Sites

Google Sites is a part of the Gsuite Collaboration Series. Recent updates have made Site creation much easier! Join us to get some planning and creation tips to construct a multi page site with an attractive layout and content. Use this Site for your students, for parents, or for collaboration with fellow teachers!

Technology to Support the Danielson Framework - Domain 1

In this first of four-session series, we'll explore how you can best incorporate technology resources to demonstrate your effectiveness of various components of Domain 1 of The Danielson Framework. The Danielson Framework is a constructivist set of instructional components aimed at helping teachers in four domains: Planning and Preparation, Classroom Environment, Instruction, and Professional Responsibilities. From demonstrating knowledge of resources, content and pedagogy, to designing student assessments, our curriculum specialists will guide you through their favorites websites, platforms, and software programs for Planning and Preparation!

Google Forms

Google Forms is one of the core G Suite apps. It is a multipurpose tool that allows administrators, teachers, and students an easy way to collect and organize information, big or small. Plan events, survey parents, create a quick opinion poll for students, create quizzes and informal assessments for a lesson, export data to a Google Sheet to analyze trends, and collect information in a steamlined, easy way. Come join our Curriculum Specialists as they walk you through the process to begin incorporating Google Forms in your classroom!

20 Cool Things - Part 2

Join us for Part 2 of this course where we discover some more of the latest and least-known uses for the interactive whiteboard. This fast-paced session will explore 20 resources, features, and techniques, designed for your interactive whiteboard to help engage your students and enhance curriculum and instruction.

Clerical Applications: Docs

Join us for our last session in our Clerical Applications Series where we will be focusing on Gsuite Docs. Our Curriculum Specialists will show you how to format your documents, create and edit headings and templates, export and import documents, utilize revision history and the research tool, import fonts, take advantage of keyboard shortcuts, and some of the useful editing and sharing settings within Docs. 

Clerical Applications: G Suite

Recently Google made some changes to their naming convention. Join us for our third session in our Clerical Applications Series as we discuss with you the changes to Gsuite and the various ways that Slides, Drive, and Sheets can help you with your day to day tasks. 

Clerical Applications: Excel

Join us for our second session of our Clerical Applications Series! In our first session we focused on Microsoft Word and in this session we will be working with Microsoft Excel. Our Curriculum Specialists will show you how to customize the Excel interface, format text and numbers, utilize templates, perform basic calculations using applicable functions, utilize editing and sharing settings, and some more general tips to maximize the usefulness of Excel for your staff. 

What's New in Notebook 16.2

The latest version of the SMART Learning Suite version 16.2, has been released and Teq’s PD team is here to share all of the latest features with you.Updates include:New interfaces and content management tools in SMART lab Changes to bookmarksChanges to handoutsGoogle Classroom integration in SMART ampThe addition of a robust math equation editor within SMART NotebookJoin our professional development specialists to learn more about SMART’s latest creations and how all of the changes can benefit your classroom.

Clerical Applications: Word

Join us for our first ever Clerical Applications series! For our first session we will be focusing on Microsoft Word. Our Curriculum Specialists will show you how to format your documents, create and edit headings and templates, export documents to various formats, import fonts, utilize keyboard shortcuts, and some of the useful editing and sharing settings within Word. 

Gamification

Gamification is a way of cultivating motivation in your students by using games that have educational goals and levels which provide increasingly challenging content. Join us as we show you 5 of our favorite Gamification resources to use in your classroom! To learn more about Game-Based Learning and Gamification before this session check out our Blog at Teq.com!

20 Cool Things - Part I

Explore some of the latest and least-known uses for the interactive whiteboard. This fast-paced session will explore 20 Common Core-aligned resources, features, and techniques, designed for your interactive whiteboard.

Game-Based Learning

Game-Based Learning is a phrase often confused with Gamification or gaming. In this course we will share with you our 5 favorite Game-Based Learning activities to start using in your classroom right away! You will also learn about some ways you can gamify your classroom with or without computers! To learn more about Game-Based Learning and Gamification before this session check out our Blog at Teq.com!

Best Practices with Mobile Assessment

Explore in detail some of the best practices for using mobile or web based assessment. Learn how you to use a variety of mobile assessment softwares to create presentations which students can interact with through polls, quizzes, videos, drawing activities, self-guided quizzes and more.

Better Student Handouts with Publisher

Join us to learn about Microsoft Publisher and how to create engaging handouts with it. Learn to swap pictures in your design, use professional looking effects, import online pictures, and use pictures as backgrounds!

Adobe Premiere Pro

Come learn about Adobe Premiere Pro! In this session we will show you how to create visually stunning videos anywhere. As a part of the creative cloud you can easily share and upload your videos to your desktop or mobile devices with the moble Premier app.

iOS 10

In this course, the PD team will explore the most effective and exciting features iOS 10 has to offer!  Released in September 2016, the iOS 10 operating system is sure to help teachers create an engaging learning environment for their students.  Updates to notifications and live broadcasting options within apps are some of the biggest changes that users will come to understand better after participating in this session!

Friendsgiving: Feast on Fractions

Hungry for learning? Join us for an exciting session of Online PD as we explore a Thanksgiving themed math lesson geared towards elementary to middle school students. We will serve up some great methods to engage students in interactive lessons focusing on fractions and ratios as they scale recipes and budget a Thanksgiving dinner. Bring your appetite! 

Mobile Assessment with Socrative

Socrative is a free movile assessment platform that can be utilized both through any web browser and iOS or Android device. Join us and learn how to use Socrative to engage your students with educational exercises and games and to streamline your workflow by collecting and analyzing data in a paper-free process. Tune in live for some real-time questions Q&A with our moderator in the chat box!

OpenEd in the Math Classroom

Come take a look through the largest organized resource library for K-12 teachers; the right resource available for each and every standard and student. Our PD specialists will explore OpenEd with you and show how teachers can utilize this platform in their math classroom. From quizzes and formative assessments, to homework assignments and lessons, OpenEd automatically grades for you! Students love OpenEd in the Math class due to the fact that videos and games are recommended to them based on their performance. There is a resource aligned to every single Common Core Math standard. The result of OpenEd is truly personalized learning for each student!

Sheets and Forms with Numbers on the iPad

In this course, you will learn how to incorporate Numbers software into your curriculum using the iPad or other Apple mobile devices! Learn to create spreadsheets and interactive charts, graphs, and tables in the context of a comprehensive lesson. Numbers provide an easy way for students to collect and analyze data and create models to display the data in various ways. This course will review the basic and advanced features to help maximize its use in the classroom.

Digital Storytelling with iMovie 10.1

...Things are getting spooky around here at Teq!  In preparation for Halloween, the PD team has prepared an exciting session that will discuss how teachers and students can utilize iMovie 10.1 to demonstrate creativity and convey elements of effective storytelling. We’ll point out useful updates and fantastic features including Trailer Templates, Storyboards, and Outlines that will help transform the ordinary classroom into an innovative film studio!  See you there in your scary-wear!

SMART Learning Suite: lab

Join the PD team as they demonstrate how SMART lab can take learning to another level in the classroom.  Teachers can explore topics with students by implementing fun, interactive activities that allow for the creation of a dynamic learning environment.  It’s easy and exciting to create game-based lessons that coincide with teachers’ current topics!  While creating an opportunity for team building and friendly-competition, teachers also simultaneously ensure that customized content is comprehended! 

Google Forms: Quizzes

Who says quizzes can only be taken with pen and paper?  Teachers can now create assessments within Google Forms to allow students to complete tasks at their own pace.  In this session, our PD specialists will demonstrate how this feature allows teachers to see a summary of results to determine individual students’ or the whole class’ comprehension level.  In addition, we will discuss how teachers can determine what information is made visible to students upon completion. 

SMART response 2

The PD team will discuss how assessments are transformed into easy and fun activities using SMART Response in this session!  Students become actively engaged as they demonstrate their level of comprehension by answering questions using mobile devices. Using SMART Response gives teachers the ability to perform quick checks for understanding, store data, and monitor student progress.   

Age of Exploration with Google Tours

Join us for another session of Teq Online PD as we use Google Earth Tours to recreate the routes of three famous explorations in History: Columbus’s journey to the new world, Lewis and Clark's quest for westward expansion, and Amelia Earhart's brave flight around the world! This course will show you how to add content to tours with voiceovers, and pop-up balloons. Our goal with this course is to leave you with a tool and activity you can use and implement in the classroom immediately. Don’t forget to tune in live so you can ask questions in our chatbox!

Enhancing the Writing Process with Edublogs

In this course you will learn about Edublogs, a web based blogging platform powered by Wordpress. The benefits of using Edublogs rather than Wordpress in the classroom are the added features, themes, and plugins that are suited just for education. In addition, when joining Edublogs, you and your students are joining a supportive community of people in education with similar goals and ideas. This is a great resource to use as a way of letting students publish their work or to even create a classroom site! Join us to learn more!

Microsoft 365

Change the way you plan, teach, and assess your students, with Microsoft Office 365. Join our PD instructors, as they teach you how to use this collaborative tool to organize your email, personalize your websites, and access your One Drive and Office programs, from any device!

Going Further with SMART Notebook

Looking for new ways to create even more great content with your SMART Notebook software? Join our PD team as we go beyond the basics to create fun and interactive SMART Notebook pages for your students. In this course, we will build on the skills previously featured in our Intro to SMART Notebook, and teach you the skills turn these simple techniques into fantastic classroom presentations!

Close Reading in the Elementary ELA Classroom

This session focuses on using technology to strengthen students reading comprehension skills. Teachers will create interactive lessons that will model in-depth reading of complex texts and highlight the process of gathering textual evidence to support written responses. Through the use of technology such as SMART Notebook software, Subtext, and Actively Learn, students will read complex text, gather evidence from the text and respond in detail. This course focuses on using these tools in the Elementary ELA classroom.

Organize and Effectively Use Your Computer: Mac

Join us to learn some basic ways to keep your computer content organized and enhance your knowledge of programs that you can use in the classroom. We will be discussing how to successfully create and save documents, how to create favorites in an appropriate web browser, and how to organize all of this great content for easy access for your Mac computer.

Apple iPad apps: Science

Join our PD team as we explore some of our top educational apps in science. Remember building a solar system in school? We have an app that will take this project to a whole new level with more interactivity than ever before. In addition, we will explore our universe and galaxies through mobile devices as well as working with topics for elementary students.

Google Sheets Functions

Google Sheets Functions are cell formulas that manipulate and calculate data. See how you can use Google Functions in your classroom to quickly split and sort data, calculate weighted averages with survey data, and add images to spreadsheets. You will also learn how Sheets Functions can be used to create usernames, passwords, or emails for class websites!

Techniques for Well-Developed Digital Gradebooks

Join us to learn about some advanced techniques in programs like Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel to create digital gradebooks that will allow you to keep track of students' progress seamlessly throughout the school year. Learn how to use advanced functions to create a well-developed gradebook template that can be used from year to year with our PD staff.

Adobe - After Effects II

Come learn more about Adobe After Effects in our Part 2 of the After Effects series. Learn more about digital visual effects, motion graphics, and the compositing app that is used for keying, tracking, rotoscoping, compositing, and animation.

Adobe - inDesign

In this session, you will learn how to develop multiple paged documents for publication for either print, web, or mobile devices. Using skills and resources designed in previous Adobe applications, participants will be able to create interactive content as a multi-media presentation tool.

Labdisc - pH of Beverages

In this course we'll look at another classroom use of Labdiscs. You will need either an enviro, general science, or biochem Labdisc to perform this activity. We will be predicting the pH of various household beverages and then measure the pH with more accuracy using the Labdisc. We will then analyze and manipulate the data of the acidity of different beverages within the Labdisc software.

Digital Tools for the Writing Process

Integrate collaborative learning tools to increase the quality of students’ writing. This session will introduce different web tools and apps that can be used to aid students with each step of the writing process (planning/brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing). Teachers will learn how students can use technology to interact and collaborate with peers during the writing process through web tools and applications such as Edmodo, Padlet, Popplet, OneNote, Evernote, and Google Docs.

Mobile Assessment with Nearpod

Engage your students with interactive lessons and better your assessments of their learning with Nearpod! Let our PD instructors show you the ins and outs of this interactive learning tool so you can focus your students learning, and create interactive presentations that include polls, quizzes, videos, drawing activities, self-guided quizzes, and more.

Going Further with Google Earth

In this course, we will highlight some of the more advanced features of Google Earth to enhance curriculum connections. We will feature a number of valuable resources to use in conjunction with the Google Earth software, like Google Lit Trips. Join us to learn how to create Google Earth Tours, and encourage students to create their own content using the Google Earth platform.

Google Earth Basics

Join us to learn the basics of getting started with Google Earth to enhance your curriculum. Google Earth can be applied to a variety of lessons for a number of subject areas and grade levels. We will begin to discuss the basics of setting up an interactive Google Earth workspace with pins and paths. Come learn about new ways to utilize Google Earth to bring real-world application to classroom content.

SMART Board Basics: M-series

SMART Board M series interactive whiteboard lets your student focus on learning with ease by its intuitive design and dual-touch controls. Come learn how to turn your lessons into learning experiences with key features of the board such as dual touch freestyle interaction, SMART Learning Suite, SMART ink, projector controls, and more.

SMART Board Basics: 600 Series

Have a new SMART Board 600 series ... but don't know how to use it? Your SMART Board 600 or D600 series product is a touch sensitive, front projection interactive whiteboard which enables you to do everything that you can do at your computer. Learn how to open and close applications, scroll through files, conference with others, create new documents or edit existing ones, use key features like SMART ink, visit websites, play video clips and more— all by touching the screen.

Adobe - After Effects I

Come learn about Adobe After Effects, a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing app that is used for keying, tracking, rotoscoping, compositing, and animation!

Adobe Illustrator - Part 3

For our third course on Adobe Illustrator, we will go deeper into the advanced features of the software. We'll continue putting together a creative project you can be proud of. Learn how to bring Adobe Illustrator into classroom instruction and enhance student creativity.

SMART Math tools

SMART Learning Suite now includes most all of the Math features that used to be separate in previous versions of Notebook. We'll explore the Math tools options within Notebook 16 that you might find useful within your classroom. This includes tools for fractions, graphing, and basic geometry.

SMART Table Toolkit - Narrow it Down and Image Reveal

The SMART Table Toolkit allows you to customize and create engaging activities for students using the SMART Table. In this session we will explore all customization options and best practices for Narrow it Down & Image Reveal activities to be added to a SMART Table Activity Pack.

Google Apps - Drive Basics

During this session we will introduce participants to the basics of Drive. We’ll discuss how to upload content into your Drive account and how to convert those documents to Google apps format. Participants will also learn how to view files, in particular video files, and how to connect apps to their Drive account to view a variety of 3rd party files.

Google Apps - Gmail Basics

During this first session on Gmail, we will discuss the basics of using Gmail in the classroom. We will discuss how to organize your inbox and messages by setting inbox types, marking important messages and applying filters. We’ll also discuss other key features for organization, including the To Do list and Tasks.

Google Apps - Gmail Advanced

In this advanced session of Gmail we will discuss organization of contacts and groups. We will focus on sharing and collaboration through Google Groups and Hangouts in relevant classroom situations. Finally, we will discuss Gmail Labs and speed up your use of Gmail through Keyboard shortcuts and additional actions.

Google Apps - Calendar Basics

During this first session on Google Calendar we will discuss the basics of using Calendar in the classroom. We will focus our time on creating events and how to add details to our events such as maps, hangouts and guests.

Google Apps - Docs

In this session of Docs we will discuss how to create a Google Doc and add content. We’ll show you how to share documents using a variety of access levels including publishing to the web. We will also discuss how to use collaboration options such as revision history and comments in classroom relevant situations. Finally we will demonstrate the benefits of using pre-made templates and how to create your own.

Google Apps - Digital Workflow with Google Drive

In this session we will focus on ways in which you can utilize all of these apps together to create an interactive classroom environment. We will discuss ways to streamline classroom workflow by using the apps together and modeling features of sharing and collaboration. We will also cover ways for students to use the Google apps suite as a comprehensive and differentiated way to demonstrate their understanding.

SMART Table Toolkit: Hot Spots & Multiple choice

The SMART Table Toolkit allows you to customize and create engaging activities for students using the SMART Table. In this session we will explore all customization options and best practices for creating Hot Spots and Multiple Choice activities to be added to a SMART Table Activity Pack.

What's New in Notebook 16

Just released! Come learn the newest version of SMART Notebook in short-format course. Learn about some of the changes to lab, the quick content-creation tool. Also included are some new HTML 5 gallery objects, which greatly improve upon the old Flash-based content. We’ll also show the Response 2 Beta, and talk about what you can expect to see in future releases. 

Adobe Illustrator - Part II

In our second course on Adobe Illustrator, we will begin to look at some more advanced features of the software. Join us to move past the general navigation considerations and continue putting together a creative project you can be proud of. Learn how to bring Adobe Illustrator into classroom instruction and enhance student creativity. 

Intro to SMART Table

In our Intro to SMART Table course, we will take you through the basics of setting up your SMART Table and how to begin creating valuable instructional content with the SMART Table Toolkit. Join us as we take you through the functionality of your SMART Table and considerations for successful usage with your lower elementary school students. 

Adobe Illustrator - Part I

Join us as we begin our set of courses on using Adobe Illustrator.  Another key part of the Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator brings a new level to artwork and creativity as you create more advanced content for print and web design.  Join us to learn about classroom relevant application for Illustrator and ways that teachers and students can use this tool to personalize valuable digital content. We will begin with the basics and continue learning about Illustrator in subsequent sessions. 

Adobe Photoshop - Part III

Join us for Part 3 of our Adobe Photoshop track. During this course, we will talk about how you can take your Photoshop creation and expand your use of the content. We will begin to discuss how you can bring Photoshop content into other programs like Adobe Illustrator to expand your use of the Adobe Creative Suite. 

Adobe Photoshop - Part II

In the second session of this 2-part course, we will continue to look at the tools and features of Adobe Photoshop in the context of classroom-relevant examples.  Continue to learn about a variety of techniques to engage students and appeal to the creative side of learners.  We will continue building content with photoshop and look at some more advanced techniques in session two. 

Introduction to Prezi

Prezi is an online presentation tool that uses unique techniques to create beautiful and engaging online presentations. With collaborative components and multiple ways to add rich media this free software is excellent for having your students create digital presentations. Learn how to use this dynamic virtual space to engage your students and have them create 21st century content.

Adobe Photoshop - Part I

In the first of this 2-part course, we will introduce viewers to Adobe Photoshop and how it can be used by teachers and students for content creation.  Join us to learn some techniques to use Photoshop and appeal to the creative side of learners. Sample classroom-relevant content with Photoshop, and learn about the various tips and tools that educators are using to enhance education with this innovative Adobe program. 

Introduction to Digital Storytelling

In this course, learn about the benefits of using digital storytelling in your classroom to encourage student creativity and learn about a new type of product students can plan and create. We will discuss some best practices and things to consider when starting a digital storytelling project in your classroom, with various grade levels.(Please note, this is an introductory course and will not focus on specific products for creating a digital story.  These courses are separate and can be located in the Course Library)

Using Your Interactive Whiteboard for Music Instruction

Attention Music Teachers! Have you been looking for ways to use your Interactive Whiteboard to enhance curriculum instruction for your music students? If so, join us for our course which integrates technology and the instruction of the arts. We are happy to share a variety of interactive, engaging techniques that will transform music curriculum and instruction for a variety of grade levels. 

Using EngageNY to Enhance the Elementary Math Classroom (K-5)

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulatives in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being accomplished in an ideal way. 

Engage Learners with Listen Current

Listen Current brings engaging non-fiction stories to the classroom and helps students stay connected to the real world by curating the best of public radio. Listen Current provides lesson plans and examples to help students enhance listening skills and help teachers differentiate and make current events fun and interesting. Join us to learn about how to use Listen Current to enhance a variety of subject areas.

Using the Google Cultural Institute for a Unique Learning Opportunity

The Google Cultural Institute allows users to discover exhibits and collections from a variety of museums and cultural archives throughout the world.  Learn how to use this great educational tool within the context of a well-developed learning opportunity for students. Explore all that Google has to offer with this very special program which allows students to experience a new level of educational exploration. 

QR Codes in the Classroom

QR codes are popping up everywhere—on movie posters, ads, signs, and in classrooms. These “Quick Response” codes take us quickly to data and information for learning. In this session, we’ll explore how QR codes work and ways that teachers are using them in instruction.

Welcome to NAO 2.1.4: Part 3 - Intro to Choregraphe

Join us as we continue to explore the world of NAO robotics! In this session, we introduce the Choregraphe software and begin to use it to program NAO to talk, move and walk. Participants will explore how to start programming their robot, and discuss how to use the software to introduce key elements of programming logic and language. 

Welcome to NAO 2.1.4: Part 1 - Setup

Congratulations on joining the world of NAO robotics! In this session, we provide a short introduction and walkthrough on how to set up your new NAO robot for the classroom. Participants will explore how to connect their robot to WiFi, and update their settings to prepare for student use

Creating Podcasts with GarageBand

In this course we'll cover the basics of using GarageBand to help you and your students create podcasts. Encourage students to get creative and think outside the box with this built in music creation studio. Record, edit, and share sounds from GarageBand to create exciting, educational podcasts.

Narrative Writing

Learn how to create technology-rich lessons to strengthen students’ narrative writing skills. This session will provide strategies and steps for teaching narrative writing 21st century style. Explore digital tools that can aid students with brainstorming, storyboarding, characterization and other narrative elements such as voice, descriptive language, and dialogue.

Holiday Themed Lessons and Common Core Math Standards

Come discover some fun holiday-themed examples you can explore in your Common Core math classroom.  Have students discover answers to fun, thought-provoking questions focused around the holiday season!  Come have fun with us and prepare for the holidays in your classroom! 

Connecting Tools in the Common Core Math Classroom

Join us as we discuss and demonstrate a variety of instructional tools to aid in achieving the Standards of Mathematical Practice in the Common Core math classroom.  We will take a look at classroom-relevent examples and share a number of resources that can assist with the process of problem solving, modeling, and mathematical reasoning.  

Administrator Track: Designing and Building Engaging Learning Environments

Join us in the second part of this administrator track where we focus on key elements of an engaging learning environment. Take a closer look at how teachers can use the tools available to them, along with additional resources to make the most of their learning environment. Assist teachers in creating an engaging and interactive learning space with some of the techniques shared by our PD staff.

Administrator Track: Identifying Effective Technology Use

In this first course of our sessions dedicated to administrators, we will focus in on how to identify whether the technology you have invested in is being used to its utmost potential. Whether you are working with interactive whiteboards, iPads, Chromebooks, or tablets, this course will help administrators and their teachers make the most out of the available resources.

Promethean ActivBoard Basics

Learn how to use the Promethean ActivBoard to boost student interaction and engagement in your classroom. This session will walk you through the basics of how to connect the ActivBoard, use the ActivPen, browse the Internet, and use different tools to enhance student interaction. After this session, you'll have the foundation and the confidence to use this great tool in your classroom.

Using EngageNY to Enhance the Secondary Math Classroom

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulatives in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that Common Core standards are being met in an ideal way.

Organize and Effectively Use Your Computer - Welcome Back Edition

At the start of the summer, our Organizing and Effectively Using Your Computer course helped you organize and prepare your materials for end of the year clean up. Join us for our welcome back edition where we discuss ways to get the technology in your classroom back up and running for a successful start to your school year. Enhance the use of your browser bookmarks, file storage, and content organization as you join us for this special welcome back session!

Google Drive: Basics

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to upload content into their drive account and convert those documents to google apps format. Participants will also be able to view files, in particular video files, and know how to connect apps to their drive account to view a variety of 3rd party files.

Intro to Digital Storytelling

In this course, learn about the benefits of using digital storytelling in your classroom to encourage student creativity and learn about a new type of product students can plan and create.We will discuss some best practices and things to consider when starting a digital storytelling project in your classroom, with various grade levels.

Intro to Project Based Learning

Join us to learn about the basics of implementing Project Based Learning (PBL) in your classroom to create engaging and authentic learning activities. We'll cover key points for a successful PBL activity, important considerations, and resources to assist both you and your students.

Kaizena and Thematic Essay Design

Learn how to implement Kaizena in conjunction with Google Drive and through its web-based platform. Kaizena is a digital feedback tool which allows teachers to provide audio feeadback and open new communication practices with students. Join us as we examine thematic essay design with this useful tool.

Utilizing EngageNY Modules for the High School ELA Classroom

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being met in anideal way.

Modeling Advanced Mathematics with Microsoft Excel

Excel is a powerful tool for working with data, perfect for gathering and analyzing data to inform instruction. Explore the advanced techniques of manipulating and working with data data. We will take a look at various statistical formulas and advanced calculations that can be used in the Excel program.

Utilizing EngageNY Modules in the Elementary Math Classroom

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulatives in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being met in anideal way.

PBL with Google for the ELA Classroom

See how Google can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. Learn how to implement Google-based PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom. In this course, you will learn how to use Google's free tools to promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom.

Utilizing EngageNY Modules in the HS Math Classroom

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulatives in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being met in anideal way.

Close Reading in the High School ELA Classroom

Enhance the way students understand close reading with little-known web, tablet, and interactive whiteboard tools. From the new SMART Ink Document Viewer to eBook readers, you'll learn how to leverage built-in features for maximum effect. This course will have examples for the High School ELAClassroom.

NAO and Choregraphe 2.1, Part 5

Join us for this course and continue building your knowledge of Choregraphe software. Learn how to use NAO's sensors for robot controls and to enhance interaction with NAO's life-like behaviors.

Testing Tools in the Common Core ELA Classroom

We all know that end of year testing is quickly approaching! Join us as we review some helpful tools to be sure that students are prepared for what lies ahead with various upcoming exams. Learn about some helpful teacher tools to help gauge student readiness and resources for comprehensive student practice.

Testing Tools in the Common Core Math Classroom

We all know that end of year testing is quickly approaching! Join us as we review some helpful tools to be sure that students are prepared for what lies ahead with various upcoming exams. Learn about some helpful teacher tools to help gauge student readiness and resources for comprehensive student practice.

NAO and Choregraphe 2.1, Part 4

In this course participants will use Choregraphe's timeline to create complex custom movements and layer behaviors to make NAO truly come alive!

NAO and Choregraphe 2.1, Part 3

Join us as we continue your learning experience with the NAO Robot, by expanding on some of the commands we have already explored in Choregraphe software. Learn more about movement with the NAO Robot, and expand your knowledge on some of the more advanced features of programming that are available with Choregraphe and NAO to maximize usability with software and hardware.

PBL with Google for the Science Classroom

See how Google can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. Learn how to implement Google-based PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom. In this course, you will learn how to use Google's free tools to promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom in the context of a science lesson.

Cool Peripherals for the Science Classroom

Labs are full of amazing instruments including microscopes, sensors, and probes. Learn how to integrate these relatively inexpensive items into your science curriculum and enrich your students' science experiences.

Edmodo in the Classroom

Edmodo provides teachers and students with a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications. Edmodo's goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.Edmodo professional development will teach you how to set up an Edmodo teacher/class account and invite students to connect and share content and important information in the classroom. You will learn how to assign and grade homework, class assignments, and quizzes.

PBL with Google for the Math Classroom

See how Google can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. Learn how to implement Google-based PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom. In this course, you will learn how to use Google's free tools to promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom.

NAO and Choregraphe 2.1, Part 1

Foster STEM-based skills that can lead your students towards careers in software engineering, artificial intelligence, and more. Learn how to use the Choregraphe software in order to easily program the NAO robot. Walk away with the ability to connect your robot to a computer, and create, save, and play simple NAO robot behaviors.

Promethean Activ Digital Teacher Certification - Part 4

Comprised of eight 1.5-hour online sessions, the Digital Teacher Certification focuses on the interactive whiteboard (IWB) technology being used in your school or district. Content covers everything from the basic setup of your IWB to lesson development using your IWB software. At the end of the eight sessions, participants will have a completed IWB lesson file built using the skills learned throughout the course. This cert will cover Promethean Activ Board and ActivInspire software.

Virtual Classrooms with Schoology

Schoology provides teachers and students with a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions, and notifications. Learn how to harness the power of social media to customize your classroom for each and every learner.

Utilizing Engage NY Modules in the Math Classroom

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulatives in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being met in anideal way.

Google Earth, Part 3

Using all of the basic and advanced skills of Google Earth we will continue by creating Google Earth Tours, and exploring the wide resources of Google Lit trips and their impact in the classroom.

Getting to Know iOS8

Join us to learn about the updates to Apple's newest operating system, iOS8. Learn about some great tools in accessibility and management for the variety of devices you may be implementing in your classroom, school, or district. Learn how to maximize the use of these devices for teacher and student.

Holiday Themed Lessons and Common Core Math Standards

Learn some great examples that can help excite studentsand encourage them to perform mathematical investigations around a central holiday themed question. Engage all learners, throughout a variety of grade levels with these Common Core lesson guides.

Math Specific Content and Tools: Ratios

Finding just the right interactive tools for specific topics in math can be a time consuming venture. If there's one thing we could all use more of, it's time. Save yours, as we've done a lot of the digging and vetting for you. Learn about some great tools from the web and Notebook to help your students learn about ratios, better.

Google Earth in the Classroom, Part 2

Using all of the basic and advanced skills of Google Earth we will continue by creating Google Earth Tours, and exploring the wide resources of Google Lit trips and their impact in the classroom.

Learning Through Games

In this class designed for Pre-K through 3rd grade teachers, we will explore how to create and facilitate games on the interactive whiteboard. Games can be used to review and explore academic concepts in all subject areas. We will look at and create games for small groups and whole class instruction.

Google Earth, Part 1

Participants will explore the many features of Google Earth (including basic skills, manipulating the globe, setting pins and information, saving KMZ files, linking, embedding content, and inserting images) as well as how to how use it on an interactive whiteboard.

Virtual Classrooms with Edmodo

Harness the power of social media and customize your classroom withTeq's Virtual Classrooms with Edmodo course. Let our PD team teach you all about Edmodo?he virtual classroom that provides teachers and students with a secure place to connect and collaborate. Learnhowto share content, host class discussions, post assignments, and grade student work,all within the Edmodo classroom!

Digital Online Certifications

Below are some popular Digital Teacher Certifications that are available as a series of online courses. Click on a logo to start your certification track today!