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AI in Education

Join us for this special session learn more about Artificial Intelligence (AI). We’ll review the three types of AI with a focus on generative AI and what AI means in and for education. We’ll explain how it works, give examples, and provide you with strategies for effective implementation.

Assessment in the Age of AI

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to shape various aspects of our lives, we must consider the impact it has on student assessment. This course will highlight the challenges and opportunities that teachers face with the rise of generative AI, and how AI impacts the development and delivery of student assessments. We'll explore how AI-powered exams can improve fairness, increase reliability, avoid cheating, improve student well-being, and save teachers time. Dr Patrik Nilsson, CIO and co-founder of Dugga Digital Assessment, will discuss how Dugga is changing the assessment.

Patrik Nilsson, PhD is the Founder, VP and CIO of Dugga Digital Assessment. He is an innovator, systems architect, and entrepreneur in the edtech & ICT space. As a researcher, author, keynote speaker, and awarded lecturer, Patrik works for equal education opportunities for all students.

Going Further with Dugga

In the second part of our Dugga OTIS series, we will take a look at more question types for assessment, security measures that can be used for scheduled exams, integration with Microsoft Teams. Join us for some digital assessment fun!

Celebrating a Great Year with Canva

The school year is ending, and both teachers and students are preparing for the next phase. But not so fast! Students have accomplished a lot this past school year, and it's time to reflect on and celebrate their achievements. Join us as we look at how you and your students can use Canva to create awards, memory books, and other mementos to commemorate the year. Whether you use these as part of formal or informal celebrations, you're sure to find a helpful tip or two along the way.

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 online. 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 and web safety in the classroom.

Teaching Academic Integrity in the Age of AI

With AI at the forefront of today's technology, learning how to use it in moderation is crucial. During this course, we will explore how to maintain academic integrity while utilizing AI. We will discuss the meaning of academic integrity, the ethical implications of using AI, plagiarism, and how to use AI tools responsibly and effectively.

Clearing the Mental Clutter: Strategies for Educators to Combat Decision Fatigue

We will discuss the pervasive issue of decision fatigue that educators face, a phenomenon that clouds judgment and exhausts mental resources. This session will provide educators with practical strategies to streamline decision-making processes, prioritize tasks effectively, and create mental space for creativity and critical thinking. This session is designed to empower educators with the skills to reclaim their mental energy, leading to improved well-being, enhanced job performance, and a more balanced professional life. Join us as we navigate the path to mental clarity and resilience, creating a more focused and fulfilling teaching experience.

Mandy Froehlich is an experienced Director of Innovation and Technology, technology integrator, and teacher, whose interest lies in reinvigorating and re-engaging teachers back into their profession, as well as exploring what’s needed to support teachers in their pursuit of innovative and divergent thinking and teaching. She consults internationally with districts and institutions in the effective use of technology to support great teaching, mental health support for educators, and how to create organizational change. She is an author of several books in the mental health and education space

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.