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MC: SpacesEDU Level 2 - Assessment and Reporting with SpacesEDU

The SpacesEDU Level 2 micro-credential explores the Assessment and Reporting tools in depth to elevate your teaching practices. To earn your certificate, you will create and customize your first Student Summary Statement in the Reporting Space and submit the PDF download.

MC: Level 1 - Session 2 - Intro to SpacesEDU and Lingo

Within this session, we will familiarize you with SpacesEDU's terminology and fundamental features. You'll explore your teacher account to grasp the platform's functionality and successfully launch your first class.

MC: Level 1 - Session 1 - Getting Started with SpacesEDU

Launch your first Class and configure Space settings according to your teaching practices and classroom needs.

Progress Monitoring Academic Interventions

Learn how to track and celebrate small victories within tiered academic interventions to boost efficacy, increase student achievement, and reduce special education referrals. Join our presentation for practical strategies and tools you can adapt to transform your own school's success.

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.

Gamify Your End of Year Test Prep

Getting your students ready for end-of-year exams is a daunting task for teachers. This is especially true when you're still trying to complete the required curriculum for the year at the same time. How can you engage your students in material that they have not seen since the beginning of the year? Gamification may be the solution you are looking for! By making a game out of reviewing content, students can easily digest the content that they can expect on their final exams. In addition, gamification can raise student engagement, as students can compete against each other or themselves. In this session, we will look into how you can gamify your end of year reviews either with hands-on activities or with online resources that will spice up the review process for you and your students.

PBL with Google

Join us as we explore how Google can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. We'll cover how you can use Google Workspace for Education to create PBL activities that promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom. In this course, we'll focus on features that support researching, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge.

Customize Your Lessons with the CL in Desmos

Looking for a way to create dynamic and interactive digital lessons? The Desmos platform is completely free and allows for any topic to be created or customized. Create a class or even sync with your Google Classroom roster! Whether short answer, multiple choice, sorting, sketching, etc., you can review all student responses in real time through the teacher dashboard. Author and educator Alice Keeler will show you how to go one step further with the custom activities in Desmos as we introduce you to the computation layer (CL). Alice will show you how to personalize your lessons using the CL to include your students' names and show student responses from one screen in another screen.

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.

Bringing Stories to Life with Cricut

Whether you're looking to celebrate Read Across America Month or just looking for new ways to engage students in the writing process, join us for this latest Cricut course. In this session, we'll explore different ways your Cricut can be used to help students bring their stories to life. From character design to writing supports, there are so many different ideas to explore! We'll show you everything you need to start creating.

Data Culture, Data Literacy, and Data Visualization

This practical session addresses trust, literacy, and visualization, the building blocks of effective data use in education. Discover strategies to break down barriers, improve data fluency among staff, and create visualizations that resonate. Learn how to align data practices with the trust you have in your educators, leading to better outcomes for students.

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.

Wizards of Ozobot

Whether you are looking to follow the yellow brick road or travel somewhere over the rainbow, this course is for you. In this session, we will explore using Ozobot to help develop and support student understanding and apply skills such as measurement, making predictions, sequencing and drawing conclusions as it applies to coding and robotics. We will focus on Ozobot Blockly with some additional accessories.

What Makes a Quality Rubric?

Join Alice Keeler for this session as we learn how to revolutionize your assessment strategies. We will dive into the essentials of crafting high-quality rubrics that go beyond traditional scoring methods to offer rich, meaningful feedback. We'll learn about the components of an effective rubric and how to mathematically ensure the accuracy of your assessments. We'll explore innovative techniques for using AI in rubric design, demonstrate how to streamline rubric formatting in Google Sheets, and introduce the concept of single-point rubrics for focused, flexible evaluation. Whether you're a seasoned educator or new to using rubrics, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to enhance your assessment practices, engage students in their learning journey, and harness the power of edtech for transformative teaching.

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.

Intro to Piper Make

Welcome back, makers! Join us as we explore more of what Piper Inc. has to offer with Piper Make! In this course, we will review Piper's Chromebook-compatible hardware and software crafting station. We will dive into the free drag and drop coding platform to build physical circuits with the Raspberry Pi Starter Kit! If you want to take it a step further, we will also explore some of their career-connected widgets and accompanying free resources available on their website!

Engaging Students with Padlet

As educators, we are always looking for new ways to engage students in the learning process. During this course, we'll give you a basic overview of Padlet and how to use it. We'll also give you some tips on how to use Padlet to elevate the learning experience such as introducing new topics, virtual gallery walks, and reading logs.

Sounds for ELLs in SMART Notebook

Join our ‘Sounds for ELLs in SMART Notebook’ course and discover the power of integrating SMART Notebook technology to elevate English Language Learner (ELL) experiences. Uncover effective techniques for teaching phonetics, pronunciation, and auditory skills through interactive lessons. Participants will engage in practical applications, harnessing SMART Notebook tools to create dynamic and immersive learning environments that are tailored to the unique needs of ELLs.