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Looking for standards-based professional learning? ideastream offers a wealth of professional learning opportunities.

WVIZ/PBS’s Educational Services Department provides a wide array of Professional Learning opportunities to thousands of educators in over 200 school districts in an eleven county area in Northeast Ohio. WVIZ/PBS’s technology training services can be tailored to a district’s needs from novice to the scholar and can be provided in the teaching labs of WVIZ/PBS ideastream, in your school district, or via Distance Learning. WVIZ/PBS provides the availability of graduate credit for workshops that meet university requirements.

All sessions held at Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare unless otherwise noted below.

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Available Professional Learning Opportunities

Beginner SMART Board

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $105
3 contact hours

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

Thrid Grade Reading Guarantee: Websites, Google & iPads Apps

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $105

Learn about tons of apps and resources to help your students become better readers.

Intro to Mimio

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $105
3 contact hours

Learn how you can use the Mimio to improve attention, retention and test scores in your classroom.

iPad Integration

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $620
3 contact hours

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!
$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)

Progress with Promethean

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 4:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Cost: $105
3 contact hours

Learn how you can use the Promethean to help improve attention, retention and test scores in your classroom.

Google Docs In Education

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $105
3 contact hours

See an overview of Google’s cloud computing and learn how you and students can create, share and collaborate.

Problem Based Learning with the Document Camera

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 4:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Cost: $105
3 contact hours

Bring or receive an Elmo or Hoover Document camera for an additional cost and learn how to create content rich lessons on your device.

I See in 3D Print

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $1082
3 contact hours

Receive and learn how to incorporate the FlashForge 3D Printer in your classroom. Learn basic skills and receive guidance on what tools and techniques to focus on for your area of interest; scale models, product design, tools, jewelry, sculpting, etc. Discover how to take science, math, and creativity to a whole new level.

iPad Integration at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Cost: $225
16 contact hours
1 graduate credit

Bring or receive an iPad at the beautiful Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and learn about dozens of apps that will connect you with the wonders of history and nature. Experience the Manor House through the eyes of a trained interpreter and learn what life was like when the Seiberling family called this estate “home.” Visit the interior spaces of the Great Hall, Music Room, Plunge (indoor swimming pool), and the Master Bedroom. Explore the grounds on a mini scavenger hunt using your iPad. Discuss your findings and then begin building a lesson. Form collaborative teams to continue the learning. Meet a week later and share lessons.

Sat. Apr. 25. 2015 | 8:30am - 4:30pm AND
Sat. May 2, 2015 | 9:30am - 11:00am

$225 Cost
includes $15 iTunes gift card to download apps.

Bring your iPad or add $399 to receive the iPad Mini 3 or $499 to receive
the iPad Air 2.

Apr. 25 session held at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303.
May 2 session held at Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare, 1375 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44115.

Cool Chromebooks

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $353
3 contact hours

Receive an Acer Chromebook and learn how to integrate it in the classroom. Understand all of its features and see how it can make a difference in teaching and learning.

iPad Integration

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $620
3 contact hours

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!
$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)

iPad Integration

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $620
3 contact hours

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!
$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)

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