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 Professional Development Academy

 We have posted the PDA courses on the Bellmore-Merrick MyLearningPlan “Professional Development Academy” page. To review the offerings and register, go to https://www.mylearningplan.com/Index.html, log on and click on the “District Catalog” link on the left hand column.  Then in the search menu click on the pull-down menu where it says “All Programs” hit the option for “Professional Development Academy” and then click on search.  Scroll down and you will be able to review the course offerings.

   

Summer 2018 Professional Development Academy Workshops                                                                                                                                                (Please sign up for Summer PDA Workshops through Google Sheet distributed at your School Building)

All workshops will take place from 8:00am - 1:00pm

 

Date: PD Course: Course Description: Location: Instructor:
8/13 Interactive Smart Board Integration In this session, teachers will explore the SMART Interactive Flat Panel’s software and its interactive capabilities in greater detail.  Explore techniques that will help you realize the full potential of the SMART Interactive Flat Panel and allow you to really transform the learning environment in your classroom. Curr. Library Catherine Azzara & Allison Depalma
8/14 Transforming Homework into Interactive Assignments - Flipgrid, Quizlet, Edpuzzle, and more Take advantage of the technology that students are using everyday to create unique homework opportunities with great outcomes. Come and check out some great new apps and websites that can help you transform your homework into interactive assignments that give you and your students new levels of engagement and feedback. Flipgrid, Google Forms, Quizlet, Edpuzzle, Quizzz and maybe even more. Curr. Library Dan Stiglitz &            Jennifer Verwys
8/15 Flipgrid Classroom / Flipped Classroom  Ever wonder how to take advantage of technology students use every day?  This PD session with have you flipping in no time.  Flipped learning is an instructional strategy that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom through student's computers and mobile devices. Participants will learn how to use web tools including Flipgrid Classroom to differentiate instruction, encourage collaboration and promote student reflection while creating a lesson to use with students.  Please come with a lesson in mind to flip, audio-visual equipment will be available. Curr. Library Kelly Desmond
8/15 OYO In Your Classroom- Introduction to Coding No coding experience necessary!!! The OYO class platform allows teachers and students to create projects in various coding languages. Scratch, Python, Mazecode, HTML are all available to teachers to work on within the website. During the class teachers will be introduced to Maze Code and Scratch(Hatch) as a tool that can be used in any subject area to enhance curriculum and connect to STEM concepts. Teachers will create accounts on the platform and will have access to many different project ideas and self-led courses to learn coding. Merrick Ave- Room 201 Dan Stiglitz 
8/16 Weebly Campus Pro The Weebly Pro website service is a powerful tool designed specifically for teachers as an interactive platform with a drag and drop website builder allowing users to add content elements such as multimedia, photos, videos, text, and maps with ease.   This course will guide you through creating your own website, publishing your site, and integrating “wow” factors through various Internet resources.  Because of Weebly Pro’s use of drag and drop elements, even novice users will be able to create impressive looking interactive websites! Curr. Library Kelly Desmond
8/16 Challenge Based Learning Projects -Robotics, Coding, Vlogging & more..   This class will focus on bringing new technology into your classroom through the implementation of challenge based learning projects.  The course will include, but is not limited to Robotics, Coding, and Vlogging.  Bring your subject material and we will help you develop subject specific projects that you can implement in your classroom this year.  The class will be accessible for users of all all levels from beginners to advanced.  Calhoun - 204 Rich Perry
Date: PD Course: Course Description: Location: Instructor:
8/20 Google Classroom  Increase collaboration between you and your students with Google Classroom.  Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized. With Google Classroom you have all the benefits of Google Docs, Gmail, Calendar, and more.. Curr. Library Shari Stack &          Nicole Tschan
8/21 Weebly Campus Pro  The Weebly Pro website service is a powerful tool designed specifically for teachers as an interactive platform with a drag and drop website builder allowing users to add content elements such as multimedia, photos, videos, text, and maps with ease.   This course will guide you through creating your own website, publishing your site, and integrating “wow” factors through various Internet resources.  Because of Weebly Pro’s use of drag and drop elements, even novice users will be able to create impressive looking interactive websites! Curr. Library Shari Stack &            Nicole Tschan
8/22 Adobe Creative Suite

Participants will learn the basics of creating quality images and segments to be integrated into multimedia software.  Teachers will be able to develop multiple paged documents for print, web, or mobile devices.  The following topics will be covered:

• Overview of the Adobe Creative Suite
• Adobe After Effects – Features and User Activity
• Adobe InDesign – Features and User Activity
• Sample Projects

Kennedy - iMac Lab Teq
8/23 Google Classroom and SMARTamp SMART amp, one of the newest products from SMART Technologies, is a web-based platform designed to connect a variety of different devices to a single collaborative workspace.  Join us for an introduction of how it can be integrated with Google Classroom.  Teachers will be able to set up classes, easily distribute lesson materials to students, conduct formative assessments, and manage student projects, all in real-time.   Curr. Library Teq

 

Dr. Joseph Scardapane
Dr. Joseph Scardapane
Wendy Simson and Saul Wiener