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The final session, in the Accessibility Awareness Workshop will include information about how to request reasonable accommodations and make sure that accessibility is available for public events.
Session 3 in this workshop is all about “Accessibility Guidelines." Here we define building guidelines and how to create a contingency plan.
In this first of four sessions participants will receive an opportunity to explore and enhance their understanding of the term disability as well as receiving an overview on who the term disability is defined, followed by an introduction and general information discussion on the NYC DOE offices who are involved with the task of bringing accessibility to all New York City schools.
With Social and Emotional Learning being a focus in education, teachers are always looking for fun and creative ways to incorporate SEL into their daily lessons. In this course, we'll explore how the Sphero robot can not only be used to teach code, but be a key player in SEL. Come roll on in for some fun ideas and inspiration!
You've made it to the end of our Apple iPadOS micro-credential! During this last session we will review your final assignment, and go over how to integrate each of the apps to make a complete final presentation. Join us to wrap up your learning into one cohesive presentation, and complete your Teq micro-credential!
Welcome to the first session of our Apple iPadOS micro-credential. Throughout this micro-credential, you will learn the ins and outs of many of the iPadOS applications as well as how to incorporate them into your classroom instruction. In this first session, we will take a look at a sample final project to set you up for success. We will also discuss the process of submitting your assignments, finding your feedback, and how to receive support. Let's get your iPads ready for some learning!
Welcome to the first session of our Apple macOS micro-credential. Throughout this micro-credential, you will learn the ins and outs of many of the macOS applications, as well as how to incorporate them into your classroom instruction. In this first session, we will take a look at a sample final project to set you up for success. We will also discuss the process of submitting your assignments, finding your feedback, and how to receive support. Let's get your Mac ready for some learning!
There are many requirements of an accessible website. In this course, you will learn some best practices to ensure that your website is accessible. We will reinforce accessibility basics and help you post accessible information on your website.
Congratulations! You have made it to the last session in our Google Educator Basics micro-credential series. You are one assignment away from earning your certificate, and this session is going to give you all the tips, tricks, and details you need to make that happen. In this session, we'll provide you with plenty of example final assignments, a detailed look at the rubric, and a review of the Google Educator Certification process should you decide to move forward with Google's own certification.
Join us for the first session in our Google Educators Basics micro-credential track! During this series, you'll learn how to create a 21st-century classroom with Google. You might even move on to take Google's Google Educator Level 1 exam! In our first session, we'll introduce the micro-credential, discuss the breakdown of courses, assignment requirements, and support resources. We'll also go over the Google Tools that will be covered throughout the series and how you can use these in creative ways to expand your classroom and create relevant, collaborative, and exciting learning opportunities for your students.
In this course we will take a look at an important and useful update to WebEx Meetings - breakout rooms! This session is intended as a companion session to the WebEx overview course "Getting Started with WebEx Meetings".
In this series, learn how to make your school website engaging and accessible to all. This session will cover how to use powerful images to best represent your school. After engaging with this course, you'll know all of the tricks and tips to use when assessing and selecting images for your school website. Note: This course does NOT count toward the annual 3-hour accessibility requirement for NYC DOE webmasters.
In this series, learn how to make your school website engaging and accessible to all. Join this session to reimagine your school website with a focus on human-centered design. You'll learn what that means, why it's so important, and how to redesign your website so that it is easier for users to access.
Note: This course does NOT count toward the annual 3-hour accessibility requirement for NYC DOE webmasters.
In this series, learn how to make your school website engaging and accessible to all. In this course, we'll discuss how to use storytelling to make sure that anyone accessing your website will find the information they're looking for. We'll also talk about telling your school's story, and presenting your school in a positive light, through your website design. After taking this course, you'll be able to plan and redesign your website to best represent your school. Note: This course does NOT count toward the annual 3-hour accessibility requirement for NYC DOE webmasters.
In this series, learn how to make your school website engaging and accessible to all. In this course, you'll learn what to assess — and how to go about the assessment process — when evaluating your school website. By the end of this session you'll be ready and able to test and reflect on your school website, and have a clear sense of ways to make improvements. Note: This course does NOT count toward the annual 3-hour accessibility requirement for NYC DOE webmasters.
As the use of video conferencing has increased in times of remote learning, Google has made some critical improvements. In this course we will explore some important updates Google has released for Meet and Google Classroom that will make your life a lot easier as you continue to use Google Workspace for Education for remote learning.
What is alt text? Why is it important? How do we decide which alt text to use? This session will inform participants how to provide appropriate descriptive text for those who cannot see images and are using screen readers with digitally accessible content.
Join our Chief Learning Officer, Robert-Wayne Harris, and our Director of eLearning, Joseph Sanfilippo as they discuss strategies for managing a staff as they implement remote learning.
Taking attendance remotely can be a little tricky but using Google Forms in Google Classroom makes it easier. We will look at creating a form and assigning it in Google Classroom so you can start taking attendance remotely.
Join our Chief Learning Officer, Robert-Wayne Harris, and our Director of eLearning, Joseph Sanfilippo, as they share administrative strategies for implementing Remote Learning in your school or district. With over 30 years of collective school administrative experience as Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, and Directors of Technology, along with 20+ years of experience planning technology professional development and school improvement plans, Robert-Wayne and Joseph offer a variety of strategies as you transition your school and district to a distance learning model.
Session 2 will cover considerations of needs for individuals with disabilities. This will cover disability etiquette as well as some Do's and Don'ts when it comes to language and communication. The session will wrap up discussing into further detail some considerations and then how the DOE has created Building Accessibility Profiles for school buildings.
Students will use inquisitive thinking skills to determine appropriate vehicle types based on transportation mode, speed, and cargo.
Students will identify the letters in the alphabet and how they are ordered.
Students will grasp the concept of vowel sounds and their impact on words.
Students will learn the value of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter.
Students will identify the animal and what habitat it inhabits.
Students will grasp the concept that their bodies play a significant role in their everyday life experience.
Students will identify the names of parts of the body and understand how each body part can be used.
Students will learn the awesome purpose of the 5 senses in helping discover the world around them.
Students will identify the properties of a circle, triangle, square, and rectangle.
Students will learn about the concept of shapes. Students will think inquisitively as they recognize and identify shapes using objects in their environment. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the concept of shapes by completing shape puzzle problems.
Students will learn about the Earth’s orbit and axis.
Students will identify the different types of weather.
Students will learn to observe and discuss temperature as it relates to personal comfort. Students will understand how to communicate preferences about temperature and the items or actions they may need to be comfortable.
Students will identify their everyday items that they use and interact with.
Students will understand the difference between wants and needs. Students will sort items based on whether the item is a want or a need.
Students will learn about sequencing and the role it plays in our daily activities.
Students will learn basic colors in association with relevant objects.
Students will identify the color of an object, determine whether or not it is shown in its natural color, and identify what color each object would be in its natural environment.
Students will recognize and count with numbers 1-5 while associating one to one correspondence with objects.
Students will gain a stronger understanding of their relationship to their surroundings as they learn to identify prepositions.
When it's time for an assessment, deliver it to student devices via Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online). This video shows you how!
With your students connected to your Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online) online lesson, the teacher can send a Shout it Out! discussion activity to student devices. Have a discussion. Run a debate. Find out what your students may already know about the topic of your next lesson!
From Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online), you can send a Monster Quiz to your students' devices for a fun review or practice test!
Once inside your Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online) dashboard, this video shows how to make a copy of a lesson file you have in your library. Now you can save different versions of your lessons for multiple student groups.
Once inside your Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online) dashboard, add another lesson from your Google Drive files such as Google Slides or a Google Doc.
In this skills video, we'll look at using the new Desmos Widget in Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online). You'll learn everything you need to know to get started!
Learn how to move students into breakout rooms in Teams.
If you have Google Enterprise, you have access to the breakout room feature in Google Meet. In this quick skill course we will take a look at how to easily start a breakout room.
View highlights of the official 2019 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest finals. Students were given the task to "Put Money in a Piggy Bank."
A Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an event where students of all ages compete with machines that they have imagined, designed, and created in a fun and competitive forum. The competitions encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving, in a fresh learning environment and level playing field. All you need is a good Imagination and a pile of junk!
View highlights of the 2018 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Finals. Students were given the task to "Pour a Bowl of Cereal."
Since 1988, tens of thousands of students have competed in annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contests° where they are challenged to build the wackiest, working Rube Goldberg Machine that completes a common task.
In the structured environment of the competitions, these contraptions are more than just Rube Goldberg Machines. They inspire communication, problem-solving, and teamwork. They hone skills like math, physics, and chemistry. On a formal basis, this learning experience falls under the umbrella of STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art, and Math) education.
A Rube Goldberg Machine (RGM) is a crazy contraption which accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated and funniest way possible! Based on the “invention” cartoons of the famous, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist, Rube Goldberg. His drawings and imagined machines are at the heart of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. They use everyday items (mostly junk!), they tell a story, and most important of all — they make you laugh!
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