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MC: School Leadership - Session 7 - Conducting Effective Observations

Many effective coaches and leaders use observations to collect data, later utilizing them as a vehicle to deliver usable and sustainable feedback to their direct reports. What makes a good observation? What do you look for, and what do you do as a leader to coach teachers? This course will share various practices and techniques to support the growth and development of teachers and staff through observations.

Using Cricut to Support Exceptional Learners

As educators, we are constantly looking for ways to engage our exceptional learners and help them maximize their potential. What happens when you bring your ever-expanding Cricut skills into your bag of tricks? In this course, we'll look at Cricut activities and resources you can use to support your students. Join us in this session for inspiring ideas you can bring back to your classroom today!

Using Read Along in Google Classroom

Check out this exciting new feature within Google Classroom - Google Read Along! Formerly called Bolo, Google Read Along is available to Google Workspace for Education Plus and Google Workspace for Teaching and Learning Upgrade customers. In this course, you'll discover how to get started using Read Along in Google Classroom, benefits and usage for students, best practices, and how you can design instructional tasks with Read Along. Learn how you can use this amazing Google app to help your students boost independence and build reading skills.

Cricut Basics

Cricut makes smart cutting machines that work with an easy-to-use app to help teachers and students in all subject areas and all grade levels design and personalize almost anything. In this session, we’ll go over the basics of using a Cricut and cover how to get started with your Cricut account and their design software. We’ll also discuss some cross-curricular activity ideas for you and your students so you can get started on creating unique projects. Let’s explore what this fun and easy to use machine has to offer!

Getting Started with micro:bit

Meet micro:bit, a pocket-sized computer that introduces you and your students to the basics of how hardware and software interact with each other. In this introductory session, we will take a look at all the different features that the micro:bit has to offer and teach you how to incorporate it into your classroom with some easy fall activities that you can use to engage your students.

Getting Started with AR using Merge EDU

Merge EDU is a hands-on digital learning platform that engages students in STEM with 3D objects and simulations they can touch, hold, and interact with using the Merge Cube. Join Jaime Donally from ARVRinEDU to discover the benefits of Merge EDU for teachers and students, learn how it works, and have an opportunity to participate from home. Attendees to this live session are automatically entered to win one of five bundles containing a free 1-year individual subscription to Merge EDU, a Merge Cube, a Merge t-shirt, and stickers!

Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast who began her career as a math teacher and later moved into instructional technology. Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community. She frequently presents at events, is an edtech author, and provides staff development and training on immersive technology and the practical use of augmented and virtual reality in the classroom.

Classroom Projects to Inspire Creativity & Foster Social-Emotional Learning

Based on Dr. Haiken's book, this session is for educators who want to utilize creative classroom projects to foster content knowledge and social-emotional learning (SEL). Participants will be introduced to hands-on projects across disciplines that engage students, promote design thinking, and elevate learning while helping to build social and emotional skills.

Michele L. Haiken, Ed.D. is an educator, author, and blogger. She has been teaching for more than 24 years and is passionate about empowering 21st century learners through educational technology and literacy so everyone can reach excellence. She is the author of Creative SEL: Using Hands On Projects to Boost Social-Emotional Learning and Personalized Reading.

Starting Strong with Data

You've got a new class, but what do you need to know about them? This course will share different data sources that you can use to plan your initial instruction and differentiate right from the start. We will explore a variety of collection tools that are immediately usable, easy to implement, and sustainable, through the Lumio, Mircrosoft, and Google platforms. Start the year off by supporting and enriching your student's learning.

Intro to Snowflake

Let's get started with the basics of NUITEQ's Snowflake, the interactive whiteboard software. Snowflake enables teachers and students to tell engaging, interactive stories that align closely with the curriculum, provides a safe community for online and small group collaboration, and allows simultaneous personalized instruction, making curriculum relevant to students’ lives.

Starting Off Your Year with Google

Note, this course was previously aired but because of its popularity we are running a recording of this session live at this time. The presenter will not be able to address your questions, but our Professional Development team members will be in the chat box to answer any questions you have. This session can also be found in our Course Library by searching the same title.

Google Workspace is a powerful suite of tools that can make the start of your school year easier, more organized, and more collaborative. Whether you're remote or in person, we've got you covered. In this course, we will go over the essentials of using Google tools to make sure that you and your students are starting off the school year on the right foot!

Combining the Creative Power of Book Creator and Canva!

Book Creator is already one of our favorite platforms for digital storytelling, but did you know that you can now combine Book Creator with the power of Canva? In this session, we'll be looking specifically at the Canva app within Book Creator. You'll walk away with an understanding of how to use Canva within Book Creator, plus some exciting classroom applications!

Kicking off the New School Year with Lumio Activities

If you're looking to get students engaged right at the start of the new year, look no further than Lumio! You can use Lumio templates to create original interactive content that can be pushed out to your students for independent or collaborative work. Join us as we dive into what's new with Lumio, game-based activities, student performance, and using the Kooth integration for mental health and well-being.

Fostering Independent Learning in Schoology

Note, this course was previously aired but because of its popularity we are running a recording of this session live at this time. The presenter will not be able to address your questions, but our Professional Development team members will be in the chat box to answer any questions you have. This session can also be found in our Course Library by searching the same title.

Schoology is the perfect tool for teachers to post classroom materials online for students to complete. In this session, we will explore how students can engage in independent and self-paced learning on Schoology. We will dive into strategies such as providing visuals, modeling specific tasks, and designing your Schoology homepage for easy navigation for students. Let's discuss Schoology resources and tools that create a positive learning experience!

Promoting Physical Learning Activities with the Lu Interactive Wall

This course will teach you how to create interactive content for the Lu Interactive Wall. You will learn how to use Lu software to create games, activities, and presentations that are engaging and educational. You will also learn how to use Lu hardware to create immersive and interactive learning experiences.