Presentations for the TIES Summer Professional Development Workshops

Intro to iPad Courses
June 15, June 21, July 17, July 27
An iPad is a cross between a mobile device and a tablet pc that extends the possibilities of learning beyond the classroom. This is a great tool for classroom learning and independent instruction on the go. In this workshop you will first learn how to work with your iPad as it comes out of the box. You will use iTunes to find free content and
manage the content for your iPad. You will also learn how to use some of the built in functions of the iPad and the native apps. iPads are provided and participants are encouraged to come with ideas to share.

Customized Intro to iPad Course for Rush City Schools
June 22, June 26
A combination of the Intro to iPad course as described above and Rush City specific needs. The teachers explored their iPad cases and the different parts of the iPad. The iPad settings were set to Rush City standards, and their district email was added to the iPad. The teachers redeemed an iTunes gift card. A spotlight of Apps were highlighted for the teachers to start the year.

Google Applications Overview'
June 28
This workshop will introduce free tools from Google that allow you to save time on meetings and classroom organization. Google Sites provides free hosting for information
and files. Google Calendar helps to manage time and coordinate schedules. Google Docs allows virtual collaboration on documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

SMART Board Introduction
August 13
Do you have a new SMART Board in your classroom? Are you getting one soon? During this introduction participants will begin to explore this technology, discover
how it works and identify ways to use it with classes. The session will include an opportunity for hands-on practice with the SMART Board and time to explore the new SMART Notebook 11 software. Leave the workshop ready to start integrating the SMART Board into your existing lessons and activities. Bring a flash drive to take home any lessons you create. No previous SMART Board experience is required.

Customized Intro to iPad Course for Black Hawk Middle School
August 16
Course yet to be defined.

Advanced Windows Training for Red Wing
August 21
Course yet to be defined.

SMART Advanced—Effective Teaching Strategies for Orono
August 23
Effective teaching with a SMART Board is more than knowing the hardware and SMART Notebook software. During this workshop we will use self-assessment and reflection to identify your current stage of SMART utilization and technology integration in order to set goals. We will explore how to apply proven teaching strategies to take your teaching and SMART lesson development to the next level. Please bring an existing SMART Notebook lesson to revise and a lesson not adapted for SMART on a USB flash drive. Prerequisite: SMART Intermediate training and application in the classroom for at least six months.