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This is a lesson on Pythagorean Theorem.  

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to discern when the Pythagorean Theorem can be used, and should also be able to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find a missing side in the given triangle.

This is an introduction to Keyboarding and Business Technology. In this course you will learn various skills using computers.

Course of art and literacy integration. By the end of the lesson you should be able to illustrate a story. 

This is an introduction to Moodle. By the end of this course, you should have a general idea how Moodle works and how you can use it in your classroom.

This three-hour session will introduce participants to different Audacity, explaining its history and terminology, benefits, and programs useful in creating audio files such as podcast. Participants will install the program Audacity,(with LAME Encoder), and develop a podcast relevant to their field of study in an audio format (MP3). Audacity will be introduced to mix media for an enhanced (music plus narration) podcast.

Resources for high school teahcers.

Aligned to TESS : 1a, 1d,1e, 1f, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4e

This course will focus on building conceptual understanding of integers using the operations of addition and subtraction.  How can integers be viewed from four different perspectives?  Course participants will examine how students build rules for integer operations through patterning and number line movement with the understanding that our end goal is to build procedural fluency.

Topics of this course include:

* How does my instruction and classroom look as I use strategies from the summer PD?

* What challenges have accrued in this new instructional practice. 

* What growth has accrued in using this instructional practice.

   

This session will assist participants in getting logged into the portal and help them to better understand how to maneuver within the portal to pursue professional development on their own. Participants will create a lesson plan using items from the portal and/or develop a professional development program of study for their coming school year that will support state and district frameworks. Participants will complete at least one block of study (module) in any one area so that they can print a completion report to better understand how the portal gives professional development credit. The only pre-requisite required for this module is that participants know their 10 digit state id number. 

This six-hour session teaches participants how to use Microsoft Publisher for lesson activities, projects, and/or assessments.  The basics of this program will be taught in this session, which will help each participant meet Common Core standards.  Participants will explore/share ways to use Publisher across the curriculum to meet standards of Common Core.  In addition, ways to use Publisher for parental communication publications will be shared.   Participants will create Publisher templates/documents and develop a lesson plan incorporating a student-created writing activity/project with the use of technology as a higher- level instructional strategy in alignment with Common Core State Standards.

This six-hour session teaches participants how to use Microsoft Publisher for lesson activities, projects, and/or assessments.  The basics of this program will be taught in this session, which will help each participant meet Common Core standards.  Participants will explore/share ways to use Publisher across the curriculum to meet standards of Common Core.  In addition, ways to use Publisher for parental communication publications will be shared.   Participants will create Publisher templates/documents and develop a lesson plan incorporating a student-created writing activity/project with the use of technology as a higher- level instructional strategy in alignment with Common Core State Standards.

Participants with learn to setup a Posterous account and use it for blogging in the classroom.

 This 6-hour session introduces participants to the use of Digital Storytelling in many ways, from introducing new material to helping students learn to conduct research, synthesize large amounts of content and gain expertise in the use of digital communication and authoring tools. It also can help students organize these ideas as they learn to create stories for an audience, and present their ideas and knowledge in an individual and meaningful way. Participants will develop a digital story they can use with their students, lesson integration plans, and ways for students to use digital stories. 

This session will offer participants an introduction to Geocaching and examine the value of the hobby to regular classroom experiences. . Participants will gain insight into the operation a GPS device, practice finding temporary Geocaches, and utilize Internet resources to locate Geocaches. Participants will also examine the educational value of the hobby and develop activities related to state and district frameworks. After completion of the one day training participants will be able to locate Geocaching resources to use in their individual situations and create new ones tailored to their needs. 

This session will provide guidance in using revision tools found online with your students and peers. Participants will create online documents and forms and work collaboratively to revise them. Revision is a critical piece of the writing process—and of your classroom curriculum. The sharing features of Google Docs/Forms enable you and your students to decide exactly who can access and edit documents. You’ll find that Google Docs/Forms helps promote group work and peer editing skills, and encourages multiple revisions and peer editing both for your students and when collaborating with your peers.

 This 3-hour session will introduce participants to the use of Google Earth as a learning tool. Participants will use Google Earth software to explore virtual tours and lesson plans available online, as well as, brainstorm ideas for classroom integration and create original lesson plans. 

This 3-hour session will introduce participants to the use of Google SketchUp as a learning tool. Google SketchUp is software that can be used to build virtual 3-D models of anything. It's free and relatively easy to learn. After it is downloaded, anyone can start using it right away. Participants will use Google SketchUp software to create a computer-aided drawing, and determine ways in which SketchUp can be enhance classroom instruction.

This 3-hour session will introduce participants to the use of Google SketchUp as a learning tool. Google SketchUp is software that can be used to build virtual 3-D models of anything. It's free and relatively easy to learn. After it is downloaded, anyone can start using it right away. Participants will use Google SketchUp software to create a computer-aided drawing, and determine ways in which SketchUp can be enhance classroom instruction.

 Do your students believe everything on the Internet is true? 

Are there different versions of the truth? 

This session will provide participants effective tools outlined by Alan November on his Information Literacy Web site to use with their students to validate the information found on a website. 

Participants will create a lesson plan that requires students to document their use of specific tools to validate the information on a Web site related to their curricula. 

 This 6-hour session introduces participants to creating standards-based lesson plans integrated with high-yield strategies that work with technology. McREL’s “Four Questions for Planning Instruction” will be the framework for the construction of these plans that will be designed using the required Lesson Plan Template. 

This session will focus on how to use Interactive Whiteboards effectively in the classroom to improve instruction. Participants will create materials for use with the interactive whiteboards that will support state and district frameworks. Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with the basic tools of operating an interactive whiteboard, and a basic knowledge of PowerPoint or other presentation software.

In this three-hour workshop, participants will examine what it means to have a digital dossier, and discuss social networking during working hours. Participants will learn how employment affects what they post. Other areas of instruction include the use of state equipment and social networking and that the use of work email is not private, other topics related to the digital footprints we leave behind as we move forward into the 21st century will also be covered. 

 This session will introduce participants to various aspects of online safety. Participants will create a lesson plan that will support state and district frameworks. 

In this session participants will learn how to hook up their school/home computers, how to connect to the Internet, basic keystrokes, mouse and navigation tools to increase ease of use and confidence, and very basic computer clean up techniques. Professional portfolios and the use of online resources to keep up with their hours will be explored. Microsoft Word will be used to begin a professional résumé for inclusion in the portfolio. Participants will setup a Gmail email account, will learn how to burn a CD, scan a picture or document, and download from a camera. Participants will explore Internet sites that are of interest to educators. 

In this session participants will learn how to hook up their school/home computers, how to connect to the Internet, basic keystrokes, mouse and navigation tools to increase ease of use and confidence, and very basic computer clean up techniques. Professional portfolios and the use of online resources to keep up with their hours will be explored. Microsoft Word will be used to begin a professional résumé for inclusion in the portfolio. Participants will setup a Gmail email account, will learn how to burn a CD, scan a picture or document, and download from a camera. Participants will explore Internet sites that are of interest to educators. 

This 6-hour session will introduce participants to the use of the Ipod Touch as a learning and presentation tool for the classroom. Participants will create flashcards relevant to their field of study that support state and district frameworks for use on the Ipod Touch (Participants are encouraged to bring a travel drive [flash drive] or their own Ipod Touch to the session for saving files).

Participants will explore how the iPod / iPad can serve as a powerful education tool in teacher’s and student’s efforts to achieve 21st century fluencies. The participants will see that the iPods educational content has the potential to extend and reinforce students’ understanding of content areas. The participants will create a Lesson Plan that integrates the iPod Touch into their instruction.

Participants will explore how the iPod / iPad can serve as a powerful education tool in teacher’s and student’s efforts to achieve 21st century fluencies. The participants will see that the iPods educational content has the potential to extend and reinforce students’ understanding of content areas. The participants will create a Lesson Plan that integrates the iPod Touch into their instruction.

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of changing education by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

All of the site's resources are available to anyone free of charge.  Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.  Teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.

 Are you ready to rejuvenate your library media program? Come and explore social and collaborative technologies of Web 2.0 as applied to the school library media program. During this two day, hands-on session, you will find many practical ways to enhance your program, become more productive, improve student achievement, and engage your teachers. With Web 2.0, the possibilities are endless! 

 This six-hour session will focus on integrating technology into the elementary literacy classroom. To create a better understanding of the reading standards for literature for K-5, participants will utilize a variety of genre texts and technology tools that correlate with the Common Core Standards. They will also use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, which will include the research and writing process. Finally, the participants will apply technology to listening and speaking Common Core Standards to better prepare students for communicating and collaborating. 

Designed for middle and high school content teachers, this two-day session explores reading and writing strategies that support the Common Core Literacy Standards. Participants will unpack the Common Core literacy standards, preview new assessments, and design a technology- infused lesson plan for a particular Common Core Literacy standard. 

 This session will offer participants an introduction to WebQuests and examines their value as extensions to regular classroom experiences. . Participants will gain insight into the mechanics of WebQuests, practice locating WebQuests appropriate to their grade and subject, and create a library of WebQuests. The resources reviewed and activities created will support state and district frameworks. 

 In this session participants will become familiar with Common Core Math Standards and available Common Core Sample items. We will use these as a basis for creating real world style math learning projects using technology integration. Upon completion of this session participants will have created a technology based real world style math learning project for their classroom that will support Common Core Standards. 

 In this session participants will be introduced to one of the assessment pieces of the Common Core State Standards. This professional development will prepare middle school mathematics teachers to be able to effectively research problems with relevant Internet sources and propose solutions to questions in the form of brochures or pamphlets. The participants will also be introduced to ways to share their creative solutions to problems with other teachers and students via Google, Facebook and/or Arkansas Department of Education’s Digital Sandbox. Participants will create a lesson plan that supports the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and technology to address the skills needed to complete the Technology Enhanced Performance Event. 

This session will show participants how to create podcasts using mobile devices. Participants will create podcasts and lesson plans for podcasts that will support state and district frameworks. Access to mobile devices such as ipad, cell phone, etc to bring to the workshop would enhance the workshop experience.

This six-hour session will introduce participants to different podcasting techniques, explaining its history and terminology, benefits, and the Slidestory program useful in creating audio and video (still image) podcasts.  Participants will develop a podcast relevant to their field of study in an audio format (podcast only) or video (still image) format (www.slidestory.com ). 

 This session introduces participants to the use of podcasting, specifically with a Mac-based computer. Participants will develop a podcast they can use with their students. 

 This session teaches participants how to create a Protopage, a free and easy-to-create webpage. Participants will learn the simple steps to create Protopages and how to integrate such a website into their classroom. Participants will create a Class Protopage that they can share with their students and parents. 

In this 6-hour session participants will use tutorial and Internet resources to create a Publisher document they can use with their students and develop other publications for teaching or student-learning tools.
Participants will develop or adapt lesson plans for the inclusion of student-generated products using the software tools.

Participants will create a Schoology account.  They will create assignments and assessment using the Schoology LMS and demonstrate through discussion the successful integration of a Learning Management System into their curricular instruction.  They will also other features of the Schoology LMS i.e. calendar, etc.

Participants will create a Schoology account.  They will create assignments and assessment using the Schoology LMS and demonstrate through discussion the successful integration of a Learning Management System into their curricular instruction.  They will also other features of the Schoology LMS i.e. calendar, etc.

The goal of this session is to cover how to use various social networking sites to expand and develop your professional learning network and discover how to use these tools in an educational setting. Participants will explore each social networking tool of twitter, plurk, facebook, and an educator’s ning. They will register to the social networking tools of their choice and explore and further develop how to use that tool in an educational setting through creating a lesson plan.

Participants will become familiar with the basic uses and functions of spreadsheets, and how spreadsheets are used to organize and present data.  This workshop will cover specifically the use of Microsoft Excel; however, concepts can be used in other spreadsheet programs including Google Spreadsheets and Numbers for Mac. Participants will leave with lesson integration plans, and ways to use spreadsheets in their instruction.

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Participants will learn how to use SurveyMonkey.com as an effective teaching and learning tool as outlined by McREL and ASCD in their new publication, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, authored by Howard Pitler, Elizabeth Hubbell, Matt Kuhn and Kim Malenoski. 

 This 6-hour session introduces participants to Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences and the integration of technology to support each intelligence. Participants will explore online resources to develop lesson plans with integration strategies and materials correlated to district frameworks that support all intelligences. 

In this workshop you will be given information for finding websites in helping students with special needs. Most of these are programs or websites that are FREE on the Internet. Other topics to be discussed will be learning styles, socialization, learning disabilities, accessibility, modifications and accommodations for students mostly in the resource room and some for the self-contained room. Interactive games on basic skills will also be presented.

The goal of this session is to cover how to use twitter to expand and develop your professional learning network and discover the unlimited tools and possibilities available when you enlarge and enhance your PLN. Participants will get registered and started on twitter, discover how to find people to follow, roadmap the rules, and explore the possibilities of twitter use.  As a part of the module the participants will also discover the advantages of delicious and/or other bookmarking tools to create instant access to their website collections.

This session will teach participants how to download and use the OpenOffice Suite in their teaching.  Participants will create a brochure, a spreadsheet project, a presentation, and a project collage.  These mini-projects will support state and district frameworks and show teachers how to use this software to enhance their teaching.  Participants should have a working knowledge using a word processor program (ex. Microsoft Word) and be very comfortable with computers.

Are Arkansas schools taking advantage of the world’s largest library of FREE educational media? Are they aware that iTunes U, unlike YouTube, is a curated library where all content is screened before being published? Do they know how to effectively search iTunes U for video, audio, and other resources that can be used in a variety of lesson plans and instructional formats? Do they know what content Arkansas on iTunes U has made available for teachers, students, and the public? If not, then this is the session they need to get started using iTunes U in their teaching and learning.

 This 3-hour session will introduce participants to the use of the Nintendo Wii as a learning tool. Participants will use the Wii to create projects and activities that help students learn math literacy and science facts in support of state and district frameworks. (Participants are encouraged to bring a travel drive [flash drive] to the session for saving files.) 

This session teaches participants how to use, collaborate, and teach with 2.0 brainstorming tools Mindmeister, Bubb.us, Popplet, and Cacoo.  Participants will create mind maps with these tools and will plan a lesson for using these tools in the classroom that will support state and district frameworks.

This session teaches participants how to use, collaborate, and teach with 2.0 brainstorming tools Mindmeister, Bubb.us, Popplet, and Cacoo.  Participants will create mind maps with these tools and will plan a lesson for using these tools in the classroom that will support state and district frameworks.

This session will teach participants to develop and use wikis. Participants will use tutorials and Internet resources to create a wiki and explore strategies to have students create and collaborate using wikis that will support state and district frameworks.

The goal of this session is to explore how word clouds can enhance and enliven everyday instruction.  Word Clouds are attractive arrangements of randomly positioned words, where the most important words are bigger than others.  We will explore various free tools that help you create word clouds as well as explore all of the ways you can use and incorporate them into your classroom learning experiences.

This session will introduce the participants to on-line applications and services. Participants will create on-line documents for use in the classroom that will support state and district frameworks.