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Common Sense Education's Digital Passport and Digital Compass are free interactive learning games that teach and test the basics of digital safety, etiquette, and citizenship. Students learn foundational skills from online games and videos, while deepening their learning through collaborative offline activities. Participants will take a tour of how both interactives work and hear how teachers use them with students as a student-guided experience or in conjunction with a digital citizenship curriculum.
A bit more about each interactive…
Through Digital Passport, 3rd-5th grade students learn about topics including: multitasking and cell phones, privacy and sharing, cyberbullying, effective online searching, and creative credit. They collect badges along the way towards earning a Digital Passport certificate. Teachers are provided a robust dashboard including additional classroom activities and student reporting. Digital Passport is available online and as an app on iOS or Android platform.
Educators of older students can teach students decision-making and perspective-taking in the digital world with Digital Compass, an animated, choose-your-own-adventure interactive designed for grades 6-9. Invite students to explore digital dilemmas, make decisions that carry them down a path, and try out solutions through stories and mini-games – all without risking their real-world reputations. Digital Compass is Common Sense Education’s newest digital citizenship offering. It’s available at www.digitalcompass.org and as an app on iOS, Android, and Edmodo.
Target Audience: 3-9 th grade teachers
The Makers Movement is an educational process that challenges students to use creativity, design and creation to solve real world problems. In order to help our students prepare for the 21st century and beyond, educators all over the globe are bringing Making to the classroom.
Using raw materials, technology and ingenuity students are encouraged to explore, invent, and create in an environment where iteration and failure are just as important as the final outcome.
Creator's Studio students at St. Matthews Parish School are challenged to solve problems and create using design thinking, computing, programing, circuitry and digital fabrication.
Come join us as John Umekubo, Director of Technology at St Matthew's Parish School and course developer / instructor of Creator's Studio, takes us on a tour of his state of the art model facility.
You will have the opportunity to:
· experience hands-on-exploration of multiple low-cost, easy to implement Maker activities
· discuss the theory behind bringing Making to the classroom
· learn how to begin and where to find resources
· network and participate in a planning session in which you will create a plan for the next steps in implementing the Maker Movement back at your own site.
Lunch will be provided.
Sessions will provide an introduction to the operation of Aeries Eagle Student Information System Software based on a course curriculum designed to develop a level of knowledge to support successful use of Aeries by all users.
Course A Topics: Aeries.net Overview, Class Scheduling, Classes & Enrolling Students, and Discipline & Intervention
Course B Topics: Daily Attendance, Supplemental Attendance, Grade Reporting, and Course History & Transcripts
DSE: Teacher Portal, Supplemental Attendance & Discipline - Course to be completed by DSE teachers and paraeducators.
DSP: Teacher Portal & Supplemental Attendance - Course to be completed by DSP teachers and paraeducators.
Additional courses may be provided to meet specific training needs of staff who perform crucial support functions in their division or PAU.
Kids today grow up in a digital world with potential for communication, collaboration, and creation at school and home. In this session, join Common Sense Education to:
- learn about the necessary elements to create a positive culture around digital citizenship
- explore Common Sense Education’s free, K-12 research-based curriculum and related resources
- learn how to become a Digital Citizenship Certified Educator.
Discover how SMART software can change the way your students interact with content in the classroom and get a free six month license of SMART amp for your participation! This three hour, hands-on session will empower you to integrate classroom devices in conjunction with SMART software through:
- SMART amp: Enables student-directed learning through project-based workspaces. In SMART AMP, students become co-creators of content and collaborate easily with each other across time and space, while giving teachers real-time insight into learning and contribution.
- Extreme Collaboration: Use web-enabled devices to collaborate, brainstorm and share ideas with the entire class. Student feedback is sent directly to a SMART Notebook page so that it can be manipulated and saved!
- SMART Maestro: Seamlessly annotate, add graphics, and manipulate content from your iPad as you deliver a Notebook lesson that appears on your SMART Board.
- SMART Response VE: Student devices become an assessment tool with this SMART Notebook feature. Deliver instant, formative and summative assessments in the software you know and love! Assessments are scored instantly and results can be printed to make your job as a teacher even easier.
Join eLibrary Services for a FREE hands-on workshop on borrowing from our curated eBook and audiobook collections. Los Angeles County educators and LACOE employees who take this workshop will learn how to check out and download FREE eBooks and audiobooks on their own mobile devices.
- Please bring a mobile device (iPad, iPhone or Android tablet or smartphone).
- Bring your eLibrary Services library card
- Your Apple ID for Apple devices, or your gmail account information for Android
If you took Getting Started with Excel, then you're ready for this workshop! We continue on with skills such as workbook views, working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, security and sharing, and database features.
Do you find it difficult to align text in your Word documents? Are you tired of fighting with the tab and delete keys to get things to line up properly? In this training we will explore the use of Tables in Word 2010 to organize your text and other content in a more interesting and easy to read format.
Are you new to Excel 2013? Wondering where all your menus and tool bars went? Join us as we explore the all-new user interface of Excel 2013 for the PC. This workshop is completely hands-on and project-based. Participants will begin by making a simple spreadsheet then learn how to format it, customize the layout, add formulas, and create charts and graphs. Participants will receive step-by-step handouts with pictures and directions. This class is designed for Level 1 to intermediate computer users and will have a relaxed, easy-to-follow pace.
This class is an introduction to Microsoft Word 2013. Participants will learn about basic Word functions and tools in order to improve their personal technology skills.
- Navigate menus (ribbons)
- Create, edit and save a simple document
- Setup page layouts
- Edit text and font styles
- Line and paragraph spacing
- Create numbered and bulleted lists
- Working with pictures
- Print documents
- Using templates
- Access online resources
Are you new to PowerPoint 2010? Join us as we explore the PowerPoint interface. This workshop is completely hands-on. Participants will begin by making a basic slide show then learn how to format it, customize the layout, add images, and create Word Art and tables. Slide Show elements such as transitions, animations, and timings will be covered. This class is designed for the Level 1 user and will have a relaxed, easy-to-follow pace.
Google Drive is a web-based productivity tools that can be used to create and share information with colleagues, business associates, project collaborators or anyone on your development team. The focus of the workshop will be on exploring how to use Google Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Forms to design, collaborate, write, analyze, present, create forms and manage a wealth of information in an online environment. The tools work interchangeably with Microsoft Office tools and include a chat feature that allows users to collaborate in real-time.
Introduction to Google Sites. Learn how to create your own website using Google Sites. You will need a free Google account to participate in this session.
Are you a Next Generation Science Teacher? Have the science teachers at your school participated in current science safety professional development? Did you know that training in science safety is required by CALOSHA to keep employees safe? Do you know what documentation is required to reduce an individual teacher, administrator, and/or the school’s liability?
The Science Safety for Educators Online Course will provide participants with information to build a solid foundation to create a safe science environment for employees and students. It is recommended that schools, districts, and organizations have as a goal to prepare 100% of all science teachers and other related personnel for the ever-changing environment of safety for themselves, others, and students.
Science Safety, especially in the science lab, is a critical and on-going issue for schools. Not only is it a subject of constantly changing legislation but also the risk of injury to any student, staff, or faculty member is a critical concern. Science teachers, administrators, safety officers, and risk managers must have current information regarding this most important area. All science teachers are recommended to participate but in particular, but it is vital for teachers who are involved in any science laboratory courses.
THE ONLINE COURSE:
The Science Safety Course is a video-based training available via the Internet. Embedded within the course, participants will receive electronic resources, web links, downloadable PDFs, templates, and sample plans. The online course, led by two science consultants from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, features guests representing both secondary and elementary science classrooms, an expert from CALOSHA, and a risk management officer.
The online course, which may be completed over a three-month period, consists of five modules:
1. General K-12 Issues
2. Facilities and Equipment
3. Chemical Safety
4. Life Science Issues
5. Field Trips and Special Projects
Each online module has a brief quiz at the end that participants are required to take. A Certificate of Completion will be provided to participants who satisfactorily complete all five modules. Documentation will be provided to employing organizations by request.
Documentation will be given to the schools or districts by request for those employees completing the course.
What is NOVAtime?
The Los Angeles County Office of Education will implement NOVAtime, a user-friendly web-based timekeeping, time and attendance and leave management application. This new system will gradually replace our manual timekeeping system for preparing, processing and approving absence claims and time sheets between April and December 2015.
What are some Benefits of using NOVAtime?
- Enables employees to enter their time, absence claims, and view leave balances using any web-enabled device, anywhere and anytime.
- An employee can track a leave request from the time it is submitted through the approval process.
- Leave balances are updated in real time.
- Absence claims can be reviewed, edited and approved online
How do I register to attend training?
- Provide the information requested below.
- Scroll through the list of training opportunities to find dates for your division.
- Select a session (date and time) specific for your division and complete the registration process.
- Your registration confirmation will be automatically generated and emailed to your LACOE account.
Please join SMART and a select group of education technology leaders from across Southern California including Keynote speaker Mike Morrison, Chief Technology Officer at Laguna Beach Unified, at this invitation-only event. The day will consist of high-level, strategic discussions on the future of technology and collaboration in the classroom. At this event, district technology staff will:
- Explore emerging trends in education technology
- Share your district's technology strategies
- Gain insight into the SMART Product Roadmap*
- Participate in a Q&A with SMART’s California Solutions Team
Space is limited - Register your technology team now! Deadline to register is Friday, July 17th, 2015. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please contact Sondra Cloud at 256-468-6685 or email@example.com
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Welcome/Keynote: Mike Morrison, Chief Technology Officer, Laguna Beach Unified
11:00 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. District Technology Plan Presentations
12:30 p.m. Lunch, networking and hands on demonstrations
1:30 p.m. SMART Product Roadmap
2:15 p.m. Q&A with SMART’s California Solutions Team and wrap-up
*Confidential product and strategy information will be shared at this event. Attendees will be asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement.
UCode Digital Cafe will introduce you to a hands-on experience that is designed to enhance teacher effectiveness. You will experience a state of-the-art Coaching and Mentoring process in real time. This process is designed to strengthen instructional practice with modeling, feedback, support, resources and technology, all leading to enhanced student achievement.
Participants will engage in a hands on-thought-provoking session that focuses on how technology can be used to differentiate instruction in the K-12 environment. The Common Core State Standards (English Language Arts & Literacy) and ISTE Standards for Teachers will provide the focus for the class to work from. Web 2.0 tools that offer opportunities to differentiate instruction along with research based strategies using digital tools in teaching and learning will be presented. This class requires participants to have a working knowledge of computers. This session is designed for K–12 teachers, district level technology coordinators, curriculum specialists and pre-service teachers.
The session is offered as an AM Course (9:00 - 12:00pm) or as a PM Course (1:00 - 4:00). Please check to make sure you select the appropriate date of the workshop and the time you wish to attend. Each date is associated with one time offering.
The first part of the class will engage participants in viewing readily available Web 2.0 tools that can be of assistance when providing instruction to students as well as for student use as they gain needed knowledge and skills to be successful.
During the second part of the class facilitators will emulate a classroom process and guide the participants through the development of a digital media project.
LACOE Webmail is now called Outlook, part of Office 365. Learn how to use Outlook to organize emails with Rules and Folders, create and manage calendars, and work with Options including Out of Office replies.