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A blended Technology Leadership seminar designed for K-12 educators to build local leadership in the areas of classroom technology integration.
T2C2 is a leadership seminar designed as a hybrid learning experience with face-to-face and online instruction. This seminar is designed to provide hands-on training and resources to assist K-12 educators and instructional leaders in preparing students for success with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the related Smarter Balanced Assessment. Participants will be immersed in hands-on, learner-centered collaborative activities, while experiencing a technology and project-based learning approach. Integration of technology with the CCSS is emphasized throughout the training.
Technology tools will be integrated into the following:
- Common Core State Standards/Smarter Balanced Assessment
- Project Based Learning (PBL) & Digital Citizenship
- Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)
- Professional Learning Network (PLN) & Online Collaboration
- Ed Tech Leadership
- Learning Management Systems & Web-based Multimedia Resources
School sites and districts are encouraged to send a team of at least two educators.
Teams may include district and site administrators, teachers on special assignment, and/or classroom teachers.
Administrator attends a one-hour webinar, usually held on the Monday of Session 1. An administrator strand has been designed specifically to support promoting leadership capacity in technology implementation at the school site. Each participating administrator will receive an account for Mobile Observe, a web-based classroom walkthrough tool. During Session 5, administrators are invited to attend presentations of learning at approximately 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Time Commitment - The training is divided into five sessions. Each session starts one week apart. Three of the sessions are face-to-face. 16 Hours Online (synchronous and asynchronous).
Session One - 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Synchronous (Required) ONLINE Training, PLUS asynchronous ONLINE Activity, due before Session Two.
Session Two - 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Face-to-Face Training, PLUS asynchronous ONLINE Activity, due before Session Three.
Session Three - Asynchronous ONLINE Activity only, due before Session Four.
Session Four - 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Face-to-Face Training, PLUS asynchronous ONLINE Activity, due before Session Five.
Session Five - 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Face-to-Face Training.
CEU Units - University of Southern California School of Education (additional fees apply) - 30 hours
Custom Cohorts are available for teachers in your school district
For LAOCE Staff Only
This workshop is for Outlook 2010 users interested in using the application to improve organization and increase efficiency. The following topics and more will be covered in the workshop:
- Use of Categories to stay organized
- Use of Tasks
- Linking Outlook items to OneNote
- Sharing Contacts
- Customize Ribbons
- Use Flags to organize work flow
This course is designed for students who wish to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Access 2010 database application to perform their day-to-day responsibilities, and to understand the advantages that using a relational database application can bring to their business processes. The Level 1 course is for the individual whose job responsibilities include designing and creating new databases, tables, and relationships; creating and maintaining records; locating records; and producing reports based on the information in the database.
- Introduction to Databases
- Getting Started with Access
- Creating a Database and Tables
- Building a Form
- Creating and Using Reports
Common Core calls for steadily increasing levels of text complexity and a focus on deeper thinking during reading. As schools navigate the path from print books to digital access, Subtext provides educators a comprehensive solution for blending and optimizing instructional and independent reading practice. When students read with Subtext, they are naturally encouraged to analyze what they read, articulate what they think and make connections between texts and the outside world.
Join Renaissance Learning for this hands-on Digital Café as they showcase this newly acquired product and learn how to engage your students in reading. Subtext interactivity will included:
- Use tags to cite evidence and support several standards.
- Create prompts for inference and summary writing activities.
- Embed questions for analysis of figurative language and structure.
- Link to informational texts to support point of view.
- Add Web links, images and videos directly into the text.
- Compare two or more texts.
- Scaffold any digital text across content areas.
- Upload any Web article or PDF (think: current events, science and more).
- In-app dictionary and analytics on student word look up’s
This session will be conducted in a computer lab, attendees are encouraged to bring their own e-Readers or mobile device.
Gold Sponsor—21st Century Learners Symposium 2013
With the introduction of the Common Core Standards comes opportunities and challenges to change the way teachers teach and students learn and it is critical that the administrator lead the way. These seminars will provide you with digital resources, tools and examples of best practices using the integration of technology that will be of assistance as you prepare to lead your school or district in the implementation of the Common Core. These seminars will be offered from February to June 2014, with each one spanning three days throughout the month. Sessions will be conducted through an online and face-to-face blended learning model. Seminars 1-4 include two face-to-face days and one online day.
We offer five seminars as follows:
- Seminar 1: Planning for Technology & the Common Core—February 4, 11, 18, 2014
- Seminar 2: Technology Integration into the Common Core—March 6, 13, 27, 2014
- Seminar 3: Leading with Technology: Vision, Implementation & Data-Driven, Systemic Improvement—April 2, 10, May 1, 2014
- Seminar 4: Digital Citizenship & Digital Media Literacy—May 8, 15, 22, 2014
(Seminars 1-4, each includes two face-to-face day and one online day)
- Seminar 5: Digital Portfolio—June 10, 2014
(Seminar 5 is one face-to-face day)
- For Seminars 1-4: $250 for each seminar. If your initial enrollment includes three or more seminars, the cost will be $200 per seminar, a savings of $50 per seminar.
For Seminar 5, Digital Portfolio Seminar:
$100, if you complete one seminar. It is recommended that you attend at least one of Seminars 1-4. $50, if you complete two or more of Seminars 1-4.
FREE, if you complete all of Seminars 1-4.
Group rates are available if your School District signs up 20 or more Administrators
Target Audience: District Administrator, Site Administrator
- Participants who successfully complete the seminars by attending all face-to-face sessions and completing online work, will receive a certificate of completion.
- Space is limited to 25 participants per seminar.
Location: LACOE, Room EC288
Digital Footprints: Walking Through Your Digital Life
- Do your students understand their privacy rights when using social media and the digital footprints they are leaving behind?
- Are you interested in how Digital Citizenship, technology, and media use map to the Common Core State Standards?
- Did you know that CIPA (Child Internet Protection Act) requires Digital Citizenship curriculum for districts applying for federal E-Rate funding?
Join the Los Angeles County Office of Education and Common Sense Media for Digital Citizenship Day 2014, an event focused on the very best educational resources that help kids thrive in a world of media and technology. Explore high quality FREE curriculum resources for students of all ages AND for parents as a solution for developing responsible digital citizens.
Participants will be introduced to:
- Common Sense Media’s K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum
- Developed in partnership with Howard Gardner and the GoodPlay Project at Harvard, this curriculum is research-based, flexible, and aligned to CCSS, NETS-S, and AASL standards.
- Parent resources in English and Spanish.
- Common Sense Media’s exciting new tool Graphite.org, which helps you discover, evaluate, and use multimedia, apps, websites, and games for learning.
Covering important digital citizenship topics such as internet safety, cyberbullying and digital footprints, breakout session strands for elementary, middle school and high school educators will allow participants to explore lessons that are just right for their classroom.
LACOE Employees: Please select your custom session to facilitate your $25 internal payment by SACs code.
Join eLibrary Services for a FREE hands-on workshop on borrowing eBooks from our Educator eBook Collection. Los Angeles County teachers 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 or Android Tablet or Smartphone, or Kindle Fire Tablet).
- Bring your eLibrary Services Library Card
Edmodo is a free online networking application for teachers and students. Learn Edmodo completely online in a course designed to get you up and running right away. With Edmodo, teachers can post assignments, create polls, embed video clips, create learning groups, post quizzes, create calendar events, assignments, and more.
Students can turn in assignments or upload assignments for their teachers to view and grade. Teachers can annotate the assignments directly in Edmodo to provide instant feedback. Learn how this free program can help you in your classroom.
- All interaction with the instructor and training takes place online
- This is three-week course
- Participants should prepare to participate 1.5 hours per week to complete the course
Get hands-on ePublishing experience in a three-hour workshop with eLibrary Services. Teachers who take this workshop will learn:
- how to identify different eBook formats
- how to use free open source tools to convert Word documents into the universal ePub format
- how to create eBooks in ePub and MOBI formats for use on the iPad, Android tablet, smartphone, Kindle Fire, and desktop/laptop
- how to share eBooks with your students and colleagues
- Experience with Microsoft Word.
- An active gmail account.
A smartphone or tablet is strongly recommended.
- If bringing an iPad or iPhone, please bring your Apple ID and associated password.
Are you new to Excel 2010? Wondering where all your menus and tool bars went? Join us as we explore the all-new user interface of Excel 2010. 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.
*BYOD— Bring Your Own Device is required to attend this regional training. No desktop or laptop computers are available at these sessions.
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.
Have you heard about Google's online tools? Have you ever wondered how to use them with your students as part of your curriculum? This class will give you a great introduction to Google's tools including Docs, Forms, Presentations, Maps, and Earth. Learn how to take a Google Lit Trip, create quick formative assessments, teach your students how to collaborate on projects, and so much more. We will focus on how Google's Tools can help any teacher address the Common Core and Project-based Learning. This presentation is geared toward beginning users of Google's tools.
Microsoft Excel - Intermediate is designed to help students create more powerful worksheets and generate reports in a more visually effective way. In this course, you will use Microsoft Office Excel 2010 to streamline and enhance your spreadsheets with templates, charts, graphics, and formulas; students will be able to create, sort and query a database (pivot table reports) and accelerate work with macros.
Key Topics Include:
- Using Excel as a Database
- Pivot Table Reports
- Managing Data
- Recording Macros
- Apple iPad Required
- iMovie in the Apps Store $4.99
Learn to create a project with iMovie on the iPad, then how to transfer finished projects to a central machine and explore the different transfer options. Use these tools with your students to enrich their learning and engage them in an interactive assignment in any curricular area!
A few loaner iPads may be available.
Join Instructional Technology Outreach (ITO) for a look at ways that the iPad is supporting education and the Common Core State Standards. With a focus that includes Information Literacy, Research on the Internet, Producing Multimedia Content, and Publishing to Authentic Audiences; this session demonstrates and highlights multiple iPad applications and successful implementation strategies that can be used in the classroom tomorrow.
Microsoft Publisher 2010 helps you create, personalize, and share a wide range of professional-quality publications with ease. Get hands-on Microsoft Publisher 2010 experience in a three-hour workshop with eLibrary Services. Participants who take this workshop will learn:
- how to work with the MS Publisher toolbox
- how to generate and import text and graphics
- how to use the MS Publisher menus
- how to plan and create a flyer
The installation of new presentation equipment in EC104, EC107, E111, EC112, EC 202 and EC 242 has been completed and is available for your use. The equipment in these rooms is meant to provide technology options to presenters and to enhance the experience of those receiving the information. It is the first phase of a much larger project to upgrade our conference rooms at LACOE with modern audio-visual equipment.
Effective July 1, 2013 access to reserve these conference rooms will be limited to those who have attended a Technology Services training that has been developed specifically for instruction and guidance on the use of these new systems. The training is required for the staff in your area who will be delivering presentations in these rooms.
The training agenda will include:
- Overview of new equipment
- Use of a SMART Board and interactive 55” Infocus Mondopad
- Recommended file formats
- Sending files to the conference room
- Opening files in the conference room
- Using device features for a presentation
- Access the web browser
- Security guidelines
- Room reservations
- When to contact the Help Desk for additional support
Participants should prepare for this session as follows:
- Each person should bring a laptop with a PowerPoint, PDF, Word, and video or audio file to use with the equipment.
- Bring the same files separately on a Flash Drive. (Note: Files will be shared onscreen, therefore, staff should not bring information you would not want shared outside your work unit or division.)
- Practice files will be available.
- It would also be beneficial to the work unit and/or division if staff attend the training with a partner to provide backup and support for your area.
Additional hands-on support will be available immediately after the session from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. (optional)
LACOE STAFF ONLY
Are you done with PowerPoint? Are you ready for a more dynamic way to introduce information? Rethink the way you present with Prezi, a cloud-based application that allows you to convey information in visual, creative, and non-linear ways. Prezi is also a collaborative tool for students and teachers allowing you to share your presentation on the web with others who can also edit and present your shared Prezi. Come and learn how Prezi can liven up your presentations and get students excited about presenting their own content to real audiences.
The number of English Language Learners (ELL) is ever increasing, challenging schools to find ways to help these students acquire English language skills as quickly as possible. Schools that make use of new technologies can implement strategies to make learning more efficient, effective, and engaging for these students. Join educators from Thesys International to learn how their proven, turnkey solution called Acquired English Proficiency (AEP) is providing a pathway to critical pedagogies for language learners though blended and online courses. See how Fairmont Private Schools and other school districts including; LAUSD, Pasadena Unified, and Palos Verdes Unified are utilizing the Thesys AEP program to achieve higher CELDT scores, and faster reclassification.
Implement effective strategies for English Language Learners at your school:
- Use computer aided instructional methods to engage and empower students to communicate, collaborate, learn, and create.
- Provide teacher with helpful teaching tools (learning management system, ibooks, lesson plans, SDAIE strategies)
- Use technology intervention for long term learners
- Improve school culture by implementing a culture of success for ELL students.
- Teach academic language in four domains; reading, speaking, writing, and listening
- See how data is used for prescriptive lesson planning
- Maximize effectiveness of available resources.
Learn how SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards can transform your classroom into an engaging place where all students can learn! SMART Board™ benefit student engagement, learner motivation and knowledge retention as well as being able to reach students with a variety of learning styles, including those with special needs. Educators benefit too, enjoying better student involvement, streamlined lesson preparation and enhanced lesson materials.
Led by SMART™ Notebook Certified Trainers, this course will introduce basic use of SMART Board™ and examine integration techniques in the classroom.
Two Evening Sessions
LACOE has installed SMART Interactive Boards in rooms EC-107, EC-202 and EC-242. Learn how to disconnect from the computer and present by simply touching the SMART Board. Presenters will learn how to use the SMART interactive features to support presentations from a laptop computer (EC-202 & EC-242) or from the Rack PC (EC-107).
During the three-hour workshop, you will learn in our Computer Lab EC-288 how to:
- Use SMART Notebook software (SMART’s proprietary software)
- Import a PowerPoint presentation into Notebook
- Use Transparent Background for presentations
- Annotate and capture presentations
- Make a brief sample presentation
The second half of the workshop will move to one of the LACOE presentation rooms where you will practice delivering your presentation by:
- Connecting your laptop (EC-202 / EC-242) or using a flash drive (EC-107)
- Using the SMART Board to deliver a presentation
LACOE STAFF ONLY
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 Standards (English Language Arts) and the new ELD Standards will provide the focus for the class to work from. Technology 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 class will be divided into two sections:
- 9:00 a .m. to 11:30 a.m. participants will focus on technology tools and pedagogy.
- Lunch Dismissal
- 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. an optional project development opportunity is offered.
Facilitators will emulate a classroom process and guide the participants through the development of a digital media project.