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Resources for Teaching Students with Down Syndrome

Working with students who have Down Syndrome can be both a difficult and rewarding experience. Trisomy 21 is a genetic disorder which can cause growth delays and intellectual disabilities. Join us as we go through some teaching tips and digital resources to help you be prepared for working with students with Down Syndrome. Having a set of tools ready to go at any time can be the difference between a great lesson and a failed lesson.

Choice Based Storytelling

Choice based stories are an exciting alternative to traditional stories because in this kind of storytelling, the reader controls the tale! Join us as we explore how to use this popular format to teach ELA standards such as narrative, drafting, and text structure. This activity will have students thinking creatively, working in groups, creating storyboards, scripting out a multi-ending story, and more!

Lingo You Should Know

Confused when you hear your teen tell you something was “awks” or “hundo P”? Our course on teen lingo is just the thing for you. Tune in to learn about the current slang that’s most important for parents and guardians to understand (and be able to translate) — from general slang words and phrases and the way they’re used, to specific slang used to talk about relationships and people.

Civics for Adults: Voting

The process of making one’s voice count is through one of the basic tenets of American society - the power of the voting booth. This video is the first in a series related to how one can vote in their local, state, and national elections.The first step to be able to vote is to register. By registering, you will be allowed to enter a designated polling place and cast your vote. So how does one become registered? Let’s begin.

Computer Science Principles: Encryption

Sending secure information over the Internet is a technologically amazing feat. In this session, we'll demonstrate a lesson that makes this highly complex topic relatable for your middle school students using math. This course is aligned to the K-12 Computer Science Framework core concept Networks and the Internet.

Testing Tools in the ELA Classroom

We all know that end of year testing is quickly approaching! Join us as we review some helpful tools to be sure that students are prepared for what lies ahead with various upcoming exams. Learn about some helpful teacher tools to help gauge student readiness and resources for comprehensive student practice in the ELA classroom.

Intro to Design Challenges

Join us for an exciting session where our Curriculum Specialists will flex their technological expertise and share with you their favorite version of the cyclic Engineering Design Process: Build, Test, Learn, Design. Whether you're practicing this process in relation to 3D Printing, or low-tech technologies it will help students build transferable 21st-century skills like critical thinking and create a student-focused environment. In this session, we will give you the knowledge and tools to get started with engineering design thinking in your classroom today!

PBL for ELA

See how technology can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. Learn how to implement PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your ELA classroom. In this course, you will learn how to use various tools to promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom.

SMART Learning Suite & Flash

SMART Learning Suite and SMART Notebook 17.0 and higher no longer support Flash Activities and gallery items. This session will review the Flash content that will automaically convert in newer versions of SMART and provide some alternatives for creating engaging activtiies using SMART lab that provide a more relaiable and engaging experience with using SMART Notebook. Flash activities and items have historically been a part of SMART Notebook and SMART Learning Suite. Over the past 3 years, SMART has been slowly moving away from Flash and converting interactives to HTML 5, which is a more robust and relaible technology.  

Tools to Support Literacy in Science

Joining science and literacy creates a perfect pair. Gone are the days where science and ELA are two seperate content areas. For students to seek answers to questions, understand real world phenomena, compare and analyze data, communicate with each other successfully, and express their findings or ideas through graphs and words - students will need to blend both their scientific knowledge and literacy skills together. Come join our Curriculum Specialists as we dive in to various tools and resources to help support literacy in science for your middle to high school students!

Finding the Right Ratio: PBL and Chromebooks

What would humans look like if they were capable of muscle powered flight? How long would their bird-like wings need to be in relation to their height and weight? Join us to dissect this unique project based learning activity in which students explore these questions using the tools available on Chromebooks.  By the end of this session, you will have the know-how and means to deliver this lesson in your classroom right away!

Evaluating Web Resources(TEKS ELA)

Every day, your students are faced with questionable material on the Internet. All over sites like Facebook and Twitter, your students see articles like “Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus!” or “Beware of Dihydrogen Monoxide!” Are these articles credible? Join our PD Specialists as they teach you new strategies to address TEKS standard 110.25. 8A ((8)  The student reads critically to evaluate texts in order to determine the credibility of sources. The student is expected to: (A)  evaluate the credibility of informational sources and their relevance for assigned and self-selected topics) and help your students avoid citing hoax websites, dodge pitfalls in the research process, and discern fact from fiction.

Redefining Creative Writing Prompts: Story Dice

While attending PAX 2017 we stumbled upon a low cost "game" that we thought would be perfect for the ELA classroom, Story Dice. Join us as we discuss what story dice are, and how they can help redefine creative writing prompts! We will also give you suggestions on ways to incorporate them into your classroom and how to create a grading system to make sure your students are staying on task and meeting specific standards.

OpenEd in the ELA Classroom

Come take a look through the largest organized resource library for K-12 teachers; the right resource available for each and every standard and student. Our PD specialists will explore OpenEd with you and show how teachers can utilize this platform in their ELA classroom. From quizzes and formative assessments, to homework assignments and lessons, OpenEd automatically grades for you! Students love OpenEd in the ELA class due to the fact that videos and games are recommended to them based on their performance. There is a resource aligned to every single Common Core ELA standard. The result of OpenEd is truly personalized learning for each student!

Explanatory and Informative Writing in the ELA Classroom

Discover the best web tools, apps and Notebook techniques to strengthen students' explanatory/informative writing skills. Through the use of tools such as EverNote, OneNote, Snap Guide, and InstaGrok, educators will learn how to create technology-focused mini-lessons to develop students' ability to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately.

Close Reading in the Elementary ELA Classroom

This session focuses on using technology to strengthen students reading comprehension skills. Teachers will create interactive lessons that will model in-depth reading of complex texts and highlight the process of gathering textual evidence to support written responses. Through the use of technology such as SMART Notebook software, Subtext, and Actively Learn, students will read complex text, gather evidence from the text and respond in detail. This course focuses on using these tools in the Elementary ELA classroom.

Apple iPad apps: ELA

In this session of Teq Online PD we will be showing you some of our favorite Apple iPad apps for use in the ELA classroom! We will demonstrate the use of English Grammar quizzes for kids with the use of mobile devices, show you how you can easily transform hard copied documents and articles to your device for translation and edits, and provide instruction for English language learners through completely free applications.

Utilizing EngageNY Modules for the High School ELA Classroom

This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being met in anideal way.

PBL with Google for the ELA Classroom

See how Google can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. Learn how to implement Google-based PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom. In this course, you will learn how to use Google's free tools to promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom.

Close Reading in the High School ELA Classroom

Enhance the way students understand close reading with little-known web, tablet, and interactive whiteboard tools. From the new SMART Ink Document Viewer to eBook readers, you'll learn how to leverage built-in features for maximum effect. This course will have examples for the High School ELAClassroom.

Testing Tools in the Common Core ELA Classroom

We all know that end of year testing is quickly approaching! Join us as we review some helpful tools to be sure that students are prepared for what lies ahead with various upcoming exams. Learn about some helpful teacher tools to help gauge student readiness and resources for comprehensive student practice.

Cool Peripherals for the Science Classroom

Labs are full of amazing instruments including microscopes, sensors, and probes. Learn how to integrate these relatively inexpensive items into your science curriculum and enrich your students' science experiences.

Digital Online Certifications

Below are some popular Digital Teacher Certifications that are available as a series of online courses. Click on a logo to start your certification track today!