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
K-12 educators are invited to participate in a cross-curricular multimedia-rich approach to Holocaust study with the following partners: LACOE’s ITO, a department of Technology Services: Multimedia Services' MediaSnap and eLibrary Services; Anti-Defamation League; Museum of Tolerance; USC Shoah Foundation; Yad Vashem; and LACOE’s Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services.
WHAT: Echoes and Reflections is a comprehensive Holocaust education program with a rich array of resources for middle and high school classrooms --which are now searchable in LACOE’s MediaSnap. Appropriate for all teachers for personal growth and middle and high school teachers for classroom application, Echoes and Reflections prepares educators to teach about the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement and critical thinking while providing opportunities for students to see the relevance of this complex history to their own lives.
FOCUS: With a special focus on Anne Frank and children of the Holocaust, this three-day workshop is woven with related media, ebooks, online resources, and a special spotlight on the College, Career & Civic Life C3 Framework. This important framework complements California’s Social Studies Content Standards by adding the additional dimension of civic engagement.
LOCATION: Held on location at the USC Shoah Foundation for the first day, and the Museum of Tolerance for the following two days, participants will be immersed to allow an in-depth experience, as well as providing time for classroom planning and personal reflection.
WHY: Teaching about the Holocaust using Echoes and Reflections and related resources helps students make connections with the past, gain relevant insight into human dilemmas and difficult social challenges, and determine their roles and responsibilities in the world around them today. Individual stories and visual history testimonies from survivors, liberators, and other witnesses of the Holocaust are relevant to help students examine contemporary social issues related to fairness and justice. Echoes and Reflections provides value to both experienced Holocaust educators who are supplementing their curricula and for teachers new to Holocaust education.
DIGITAL RESOURCES: Extensive primary and secondary source materials aligned with modular, interdisciplinary lessons help students understand what happened during the Holocaust, why it happened, and how it relates to difficult issues they face today. Teacher-friendly materials address academic standards and incorporate a mix of instructional strategies and technologies for use in 21st century classrooms.
Every participant receives:
- A comprehensive Echoes and Reflections Teacher’s Resource Guide with access to over two hours of visual testimony
- MediaSnap free trial (for non-members); curated resource playlists for members
- A free eLibrary Services account to access a variety of ebooks, including a special collection of Holocaust-related titles
- A copy of the College, Career & Civic Life C3 Framework
- Continental breakfast and lunch each day
- Parking; carpools are encouraged!
Register to join us for one of our regularly scheduled LA-EPS Information Sessions:
Conference Call Phone Number: 877-991-3753
Live Demonstration via Adobe Connect: https://connect.lacoe.edu/khai-nguyen/
A passcode will be provided in the confirmation email after you register.
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.
Google Drive is a set of 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. Targeted for the new to intermediate Google user, the focus of this 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.
The Los Angeles County Office of Education Innovative Digital Educator and Leader (LACOE IDEAL) Certification is a four day hybrid learning academy that addresses the role of technology in the classroom using a digitally rich Project Based Learning (PBL) model.
Participants will engage collaboratively to develop Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned lessons with technology-enriched learning experiences. Smarter Balanced Assessments, 21st Century Learning Skills, PBL, SAMR, blended learning, and district initiatives will be addressed to help teachers continue the transformation of instruction and provide leadership to others at their school/district sites. They will be immersed in a learner-centered, hands-on environment where digital tools promoting communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity to form a common foundation to meet the needs of the CCSS and 21st Century learning challenges in teaching and learning.
Participants will be awarded the LACOE IDEAL Certification and a Digital Badge confirming their accomplishment and validating the acquisition of knowledge and skills obtained upon completion.
• Use technology resources to enhance the learning process in the classroom.
• Gain knowledge, understanding, and apply digital tools promoting collaboration, communication, critical thinking,
and creativity in teaching and learning.
• Understand the role technology plays in both Common Core learning and the assessment of that learning.
• Identify and apply “blended” learning techniques and strategies to instructional design.
• Describe how Project Based Learning and the use of Essential Questions can be used to help students obtain
mastery in the desired learning outcomes, including Common Core Standards, technology integration, and
21st century learning skills.
Summer Academy Dates:
Summer Cohort 1: July 12, 13, 14, 15, 2016 (Location Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills Unified School District)
Summer Cohort 2: August 8, 9, 10, 11, 2016 (LACOE, 9300 Imperial Highway, Downey, Ca. 90242 Lab 288)
Fall Cohort 3: October 18, 19, 20, 21, 2016 (LACOE, 9300 Imperial Highway, Downey, Ca. 90242 Lab 288)
Hours: 8:00 to 3:00pm
Location: Cohort 1: 241 S Moreno Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Location: Cohort 2 and 3: 9300 Imperial Highway, Room 288, Downey, California 90242
School sites and districts are encouraged to send at least two educators: Educators include district and site administrators, teachers on special assignment (TOSA’s), and/or classroom teachers with varying technology skills.
Commitment To Receive Certification: and support:
• Attend 4 days of face to face training
• Complete additional 12 hours online (asynchronous and synchronous)
• Completion of final “Presentation of Learning” reflecting evidence of learning during the academy
For more details contact:
Are you interested in teaching in a blended or online environment but unsure where to start? Maybe you are already teaching a blended classroom or in an online environment and want to enhance your skills? The Leading Edge Alliance, a partnership formed of nonprofits, universities, and regional educational service agencies - has developed a certification program for K-12 teachers. The certification is a national program to prepare instructional leaders for online learning. All sessions are lead by LEC Certified Professional Developers, Blended and Online Teaching Certified.
- Building Community
- Moderating Discussions
- Supporting Diverse Learners
- Implementing Frequent Formative Assessments
Time to complete the curriculum is sixteen (16) weeks and estimated at sixty-four (64) hours, including portfolio work, but will vary based on participants’ experience with the tools used. Participating educators become “Leading Edge Certified” upon successful completion of the program. The learning curve will be great. Participants should be able to navigate the internet and have basic technical skills, for example using productivity tools and web 2.0 tools.
The Summer Cohort 2016 will start on June 13, 2016 and end on October 7, 2016.
Access to a laptop or desktop computer during the 16 weeks will be required. Mobile technology devices will not be sufficient to access and complete the course activities.
The participant fee includes the cost for the full certification program, including verification of practicum and portfolio review. Refunds are not available. If you find it is necessary to drop out within the first 2 weeks of the course, you will have the opportunity to enroll in the next cohort.
For more details visit: http://leadingedgecertification.org
NOTE: The times listed in the Session Dates are not required times. This is an online class, you will be working at times you are able to access the course. Please review the Calendar and Modules for key dates.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Maker Movement teaches kids that they can make the world a better place by encouraging them to solve real world challenges through exploration and self-directed hands-on projects.
With a focus on the design process, from design planning to building and prototyping to testing and plan refinement, Making fosters innovative thinking, creativity, problem solving and perseverance.
Including topics as diverse as 3D printing, textiles, repurposing recycled materials, coding and circuitry, Making offers a multitude of activities that can be easily integrated throughout your curriculum.
Join LACOE and Los Angeles County Educators as we explore what Making looks like in the classroom.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Visit our exhibit hall and talk to educators and students about their projects and experiences
- Attend a discussion panel in which Makers discuss the ins and outs of Making in education
- Experience hands-on Maker activities that can be replicated
Schedule for Maker Day:
7:45 a.m. Registration and Morning Refreshments
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Keynote
9:00 a.m. Student and Maker Educator Exhibit Hall
10:15 a.m. Hands-on Session or Discussion Panel
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Hands-on Sessions
3:15 p.m. Closing
When: Friday, June 24, 2016
Where: Los Angeles County Office of Education
Education Center West Conference Center
12830 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
Registration Rate: $75, includes breakfast and lunch, parking is free
Early Bird Rate: $65
Group Rate: Team of six (6) is $360, Online Group Rate Registration Form
For questions, please contact us at (562) 922-6216 or email email@example.com
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 two-month period or by the course deadline, 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 for training?
- Step 1:
- Scroll through the list of training opportunities to find the date(s) for your Group.
- Select your Group and complete the registration process. For your convenience, Ed Programs staff will have access to online training that can be accessed anytime during the training period identified for your Group.
- Step 2:
- Your registration confirmation will be automatically generated and emailed to your LACOE email account from ITO.
- A link to access NOVAtime training in Adobe Connect will be emailed the evening before your training Group is scheduled to begin.
- NOVAtime Online sessions are 60 - 90 minutes.
- NOVAtime Adobe Connect training can be accessed anytime during your designated training dates.
- Login support is available between 8:00a and 5:00p on scheduled training days.