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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

Workshops On Demand     Register Online Now!  

Idea Center Directions         Graduate Credit Information

Graduate Credit Professional Learning Opportunities

The Google Study Group

Description: We are looking for dedicated people who want to learn how to become Google Certified Educators.  In two days of intense study we will take you through necessary coursework to be prepared to take Google exams.* Become recognized for your mastery in Docs, Gmail, Sites, Calendar, Chrome, Search and more.  Join us in person or over videoconferencing.  

Saturday Session Dates: Saturdays, March 12, 2016 and April 2, 2016, 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Location:  Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare®, 1375 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, 44115 or from a remote site.

Cost: $60 per person at the Idea Center or $50 per person via video conference.  You must have video conferencing equipment or Real Presence software to participate in this manner.

Bonus:  Rent a Real Presence video conference license from us and take the class from home using your own internet service.   Cost: $50 additional. Hurry, limited number of licenses available.  For details contact: eric.siler@ideastream.org

*Google exams require an addition fee. 

Graduate Credit:  Receive two graduate credits from either Ashland University for an additional $320 (Ashland will be accessing an additional $8.64 if paying by credit card) or The University of Akron for an additional $360.

Additional Professional Learning Opportunities

Preparing for the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA)

Description: Receive excellent assessment tips before your second cycle deadline.  See how to integrate technology into your lesson.  Learn successful steps to making an effective video to showcase your teaching ability.

Session Date: January 23, 2016,9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare®, 1375 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, 44115

Cost: $50 per person

Beginner SMART Board

Description:  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:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $105

Contact Hours: 3

Chromebooks:  Paperless & Powerful Classroom Tools

Description:  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:

Thursday, February 18, 2016 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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

Contact Hours: 3

Create Quality Videos on Your iPad

Description:  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: Thursday, March 3, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $105

Contact Hours: 3

Create Your Lesson with Swivl

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

Session Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $500 (includes Swivl camera)

Contact Hours: 3

Google In Education

Description: Receive an exhaustive overview of the power of Google in education; Forms, Spreadsheets, Docs, Sites and more.

Session Dates:

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $105

Contact Hours: 3

iPad Integration (Now includes the iPad Pro)

Description:  The iPad 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, January 26, 2016 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost:

$620 cost (includes iPad Air 2 and $15 iTunes gift card)
$420 cost (includes iPad Mini 2 and $15 iTunes gift card)

$920 cost (includes iPad Pro and $15 iTunes gift card) NEW
$105 cost (bring your own iPad & create your own iTunes account prior to the workshop)

Teaching in the One iPad Classroom

Description:  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, May 26, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $105

Contact Hours: 3

Teaching with a GoPro

Description: 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:  Thursday, May 12, 2016, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $260 (includes GoPro HERO and accessories)

Contact Hours: 3

Using Google Forms for Assessments

Description: 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: Thursday, April 28, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $105

Contact Hours: 3