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Using Gemini to Jumpstart the Writing Process

Are your students stuck staring at a blank page? In this session, we will explore how to use Google's AI platform, Gemini, to help students tackle the different stages of the writing process. Topics will include generating creative ideas, overcoming writer's block, exploring different directions for student writing, and suggestions for making revisions. Join us to see how Gemini can become your secret weapon for engaging students in crafting exceptional writing!

Skill Building with Brain Breaks

Who said brain breaks can't be educational? Join us as we show you fun ways to help students review learning in exciting ways - all while giving students a quick pause on their traditional lessons.

Become a Next Generation Science Teacher: Final Assignment

Congratulations! You have made it to the last session in our Next Generation science certification with Bonnie Nieves. You are one assignment away from earning your certificate! In this session, we'll take a closer look at the final assignment and provide you with an example final assignment for your reference.

Canva Visual Aids for ELLs

In today’s digital age, visual aids play a crucial role in language learning, especially for English language learners. In this course, discover the power of Canva, which will equip educators and language enthusiasts with the skills to craft captivating visual aids that are tailored to the needs of ELLs. Learn how to design vocabulary flashcards, grammar posters, and interactive presentations that enhance comprehension and engagement.

Become a Next Generation Science Teacher: Introduction

Join us for the first session in our Become a Next Generation Science Teacher certification with Bonnie Nieves! We'll start off the certification with an introduction to the series, discuss the courses, assignment requirements, and more.

Bringing Student Voice to Field Day Activities

Field day is an exciting end-of-year event that gets students up and moving! In this session, we’ll explore both virtual and in-person field day activities. We will dive into how we can give students voice and choice by having them vote on field day events, record videos of the events in action, design field day apparel, monitor event progress, and so much more. We will also discuss the importance of giving students agency in planning school events and how it can be used to boost motivation for physical fitness activities. Join us to gain new ideas for field day that can be used for years to come!

PBL Success with Gold Standard Practices

Delve into the Gold Standard practices for project-based learning (PBL) success in your classroom. Discover essential strategies for effective teaching, collaborative learning, and impactful project design. Learn to seamlessly integrate these practices, fostering an environment that ignites curiosity and nurtures critical thinking. Equip yourself with tools to elevate your teaching approach and create transformative PBL experiences for your students.

Shirin Mathew's passion lies in fostering innovative and transformative experiences that enable impactful teaching and deep learning for students. As a former Biology teacher with years of experience teaching and leading in high-needs schools, she is energized about building capacity in teachers, school leaders, and students by working alongside them to create thriving environments for teaching, learning, and agency.
 

Mother’s Day Cricut Activities

Spring has sprung and it’s time to celebrate moms! In this session, we’ll explore unique Cricut activities and projects that can be gifted to moms, grandmothers, aunts, and other special family members. From infusible ink to the latest Cricut Sticker Paper, we’ll cover various techniques. With Cricut, the possibilities for celebratory crafts are endless, so get ready to be amazed by what students can make!

10 Tips to Increase Efficiency in Your Data-Informed Decision-Making

Take the stress out of data analysis with Google Sheets, Forms, Apps Script, and Looker Studio. Learn easy-to-use formulas and scripts (no coding experience needed, but basic spreadsheet knowledge is recommended) to streamline your decision-making process. Get ready to discover hidden patterns, automate tasks, and impress your team with dynamic data visualizations. Bonus: Leave armed with resources to keep your skills growing!

Jessica Lane, the founder of Data-Informed Impact, is renowned for converting complex data into user-friendly dashboards and training programs for K-12 schools. With over a decade of experience in various educational roles, including as a data coach, instructional coach, and certified math teacher, Jessica has tailored solutions for 160 schools across the US and Canada since 2020. She holds a Master of Education in learning and technology and believes in using data as a guide, not a decision-maker, in education. Jessica resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

CAST a Wide Net with UDL

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework was developed by The Center for Applied Specialized Technology (CAST) to change learning environments and engage all learners. In this introductory session, we will cover what the UDL Guidelines are with a focus on the "Why," "What," and "How" of learning. Then, we'll demonstrate how to support teaching and learning by applying the UDL Guidelines to the design of lessons and activities.

MC: School Leadership - Session 10 - Building Strong Family and Community Involvement

Families are as important to the success of a school as the teachers and students. As leaders, it can often be difficult to balance relationships with your community and find the time to be more engaging. This course will give you different strategies and proven methods of engaging families, building involvement, and creating a partnership with the families in your school community.

30 Keyboard Shortcuts That Teachers Need

Learn how you can enhance efficiency and classroom management with keyboard shortcuts, a simple yet powerful way to swiftly navigate digital tools. In this session, Alice Keeler will introduce keyboard shortcuts for Google Chrome and Google Workspace. We'll learn how to streamline daily tasks and foster a more interactive learning environment. Through this webinar, teachers will not only learn to use these shortcuts effectively, but also enhance their digital proficiency, ultimately boosting their skills and making room for student engagement.

Alice Keeler is a teacher, mom of five, expert in edtech integration & virtual learning, speaker, and author. She is passionate about student-centered teaching and using tech to build relationships, empower students, and make learning better. She is the author of 50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom and Stepping Up to Google Classroom.

Going Further with Restorative Practices

Join us for this second session on restorative practices as we explore the next level of how to integrate non-punitive restorative responses into your practice. We will focus on conflict mediation, healing and problem-solving circles, community conferencing, and repairing conversations.