Apple Teacher Certification

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New Training Resources from Apple – Apple has created a new training/certification program called “Apple Teacher”. They have a series of self-paced training material and then brief assessments to test your knowledge. When you successfully complete the series of assessments, you earn the badge/certification as an Apple Teacher. Here is more information. (log in with Apple ID)

Fall Workshops

With the Fall semester underway, we wanted to pass along news about upcoming Academic Technology  workshops.  See the schedule below or access the workshop schedule from Endicott’s website.         

Collaboration in the Classroom – Introduction

This session will focus on the What, When, and Why of collaboration with technology in the classroom. We will discuss the various tools available, best case scenarios and tips for success when you have students collaborate. 

Date: Wednesday, October 19     Time: 3:15 – 4:30 pm    Location: Halle Library Lab 105

Collaboration in the Classroom – Hands on Lab

A hands on lab session which will include using collaboration tools, set up, delivery and follow through. We will focus on the Google Productivity Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides), but the methods and workflow can be applied to Microsoft and Apple products as well. Participants can bring their own device, or you may use the lab computers.

Date: Thursday, October 20      Time: 3:15 – 4:30 pm     Location: Halle Library Lab 105

Exploring Tools for Formative Assessment

Implementing classroom assessment strategies using interactive presentations, online polls and knowledge-check questions, and quiz games is easier than ever with free digital tools and apps. We will review the various tools, discuss and share practical uses in the classroom, and get hands-on experience with four tools: Socrative, Kahoot, Poll Everywhere, and Nearpod.

Date: Tuesday, October 25     Time: 3:15 – 4:30 pm      Location: Halle Library Lab 105

Creating Interactive Images with ThingLink

Interested in learning about ThingLInk, an interactive image platform for students and teachers to create interactive digital content based on images and adding rich media elements? In this session, you will learn how your colleagues are using Thinglink for student assignments and get hands-on experience building your own Thinglink to tell a story, explain a concept, or teach a lesson.

Date: Thursday, November 10     Time:  3:15 – 4:30 pm      Location: Halle Library Lab 105

Introduction to S.A.M.R. Model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition)

The S.A.M.R. model guides educators in designing technology-integrated units to transform the learning environment. It is also a reflective tool for teachers to fine-tune their practices and pedagogy that involve technology. We will review the S.A.M.R. model and look at several examples of how this model can be applied to projects in your classroom.

Date: Monday, Nov 14   Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm   Location: Spencer Presentation Gallery, VPAC 116

To sign-up for any of these workshops, please use this  RSVP form

We hope to see you there!
Eric Chamberlin and Jane Tutein