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Instructional Technology

ideastream Education provides a wide variety of Professional Learning opportunities that can be tailored to individual and district instructional needs. 

Training sessions can be provided in the teaching labs at the Idea Center, via Distance Learning, or On Location.

Graduate credit is available for workshops that meet university requirements.

For questions regarding workshops, contact Eric Siler

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Professional Learning Opportunities

A Day of Google

Spend a day in beginning, intermediate or advanced level of Google workshops.

Session Date: Thursday, December 3 (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)


$57 per person on site

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$207 per building via videoconference

You must have videoconferencing equipment or Real Presence software to participate via videoconferencing.

5 contact hours

Presenters:  Eric Curts, Technology Integration Specialist and Rebecca Zullo, Educational Coach and Facilitator

Description:  Spend a day in three of the following workshops...


Sharing and Collaborating with Google Docs – Receive a quick overview or review of Google Docs.  One of the most powerful features these Google Apps is the ability for multiple people to work together on documents; including staff, students and others. Learn the best practices for sharing docs.


Teaching Students Proper Search Methods - Google Search is a remarkable tool for students, and with some guidance in how to search for academic sources, you can help them become better critical thinkers and independent learners. Learn how to assist your students to refine searches and become more efficient researchers. 


Online Assessments with Google Forms - With Google Forms and Flubaroo you can create online quizzes and other assessments. The quizzes can be graded automatically giving you and your students detailed results. This is a great tool to help prepare students for online standardized assessments.


Creating a Google Site for Your Classroom - Learn many features of Google Sites, including how to integrate Documents, Forms and more. Understand how to use your site as a wiki, digital file cabinet or blog.


Google Slides for Stories, Quizzes and Games – Did you know you can make a "Choose Your Own Adventure" style stories, interactive quizzes, and online Jeopardy games? Learn how teachers and students can use Google Slides to create more than just presentations.


Preparing to Become a Google Certified Educator – Receive an overview of all the steps involved necessary to become a Google Certified Educator.

Beginner SMART Board

Learn how to use the SMART Board to improve attention, retention and test scores in your classroom by making computer usage an interactive and collaborative experience.

Session Dates:

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105

3 contact hours

Chromebooks:  Paperless & Powerful Classroom Tools

Bring or receive a Chromebook (for an additional $205) and learn how to integrate it in the classroom.

Understand the possibilities of using Google Apps and Extensions that can benefit you and your students in profound ways.

With a class set of Chromebooks see how to make your classroom.

Learn the best ways to share docs, properly use folders, create drop boxes for students and much more.

Also explore some of the popular Google Apps and Extensions

Session Dates:

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105 (bring your own ChromeBook) or $260 (receive a ChromeBook)

3 contact hours

Create Quality Videos on Your iPad

Whether you have one iPad or a class set, learn how to enhance instruction by having students create iPad videos in any subject area.

In this session you will participate in the production of three sample videos in the areas of math, science, and English language arts for grades 4-12.  

Receive instruction on how to help students create videos that address the common core standards.  Leave with stimulating lesson ideas. 

A great session for those who want to transform the way they use their iPad!

Session Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105

3 contact hours

Create Your Lesson with Swivl

Receive a Swivl camera and learn how to use it in many ways, especially in flipping your classroom.

Session Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $500 (includes Swivl camera)

3 contact hours

Flip Your Classroom with iPad/Google Apps

Receive a better understanding about the reverse teaching process and take advantage of student enthusiasm for 21st Century Technology.

Bring your computer or tablet and delve into several free iPad and Google apps, as well as other Teacher Resources, that will enable you to transform your teaching.

Session Date:  Thursday, October 29, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105

3 contact hours

iPad Integration

The iPad Air 2 is a dynamic instructional tool that allows educators to enhance their teaching and learning. Discover how to download apps for all subject areas.

Imagine implementing a math or language arts app into your instruction.

The iPad comes with a built-in video camera that allows you to create and edit digital media.

Learn how to collaborate and communicate with another classroom anywhere in the world.

Walk away with an iPad (included in cost of the training), ideas and/or a lesson to use the very next day.

Come explore this revolutionary tablet and work it into your curriculum today!

Session Dates:

Tuesday, November 1, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Thursday, December 3, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)


$620 cost (includes iPad Air 2 and $15 iTunes gift card)
$420 cost (includes iPad Mini 2 and $15 iTunes gift card)
$105 cost (bring your own iPad & create your own iTunes account prior to the workshop)

Teaching in the One iPad Classroom

Bring your own iPad and understand how to be effective teaching with one iPad. 

Explore ways to project your iPad as well as many apps that support the K-12 one iPad environment.

Session Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105

3 contact hours

Teaching with a GoPro

Wearable technology can only increase a teacher’s ability instruct.

Attend this session and receive a GoPro HERO and accessories. 

We will show you how to fully use the camera as personal teaching aid and as a way to enhance student perspective.

Understand how video is used to gather information and imagine the possibilities of sharing your observations.

Session Dates: 

Monday, December 7, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $260 (includes GoPro HERO and accessories)

3 contact hours

Using Google Forms for Assessments

This session is designed to provide information on the process of creating Google Forms.

A Form will enable you to plan class events, make surveys or polls, give students a quiz or collect other information in an easy and streamlined manner.

By the end of the session you will have forms completed to support your subject area. Additionally, learn how to use FLUBAROO to grade online assessments in Forms.

Session Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105

3 contact hours