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2017-2018 Workshops for Educators

Google Expeditions
Nov. 13, 2017 | 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Travel the world virtually using your phone and Google Expeditions. This app is free and provides a virtual field trip opportunity to travel the world within your classroom.
  Creating Screencasts
Feb. 8, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Learn to create screencasts that can enhance student learning through the use of video-created tutorials and on-line instruction.
Ensemble Video Management
Dec. 7, 2017 | 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Use this video management software to meet all your video needs. Ensemble will allow you to upload, organize, edit, and even create videos.
  Apps, Add-ons, and Extensions
March 6, 2018 | 2:30-3:30 p.m.
What is the difference between apps, add -ons, and extensions? Make sense of it all and find learning features to enhance your practice. Come and use our iPads, Chromebooks, touch screen micro-computers, and more to utilize these cool tools for teaching!
Jan. 8, 2018 | 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Are you looking for videos that you have full rights to without the worries of blocking and filtering? You will have access to catalogs such as Discovery Education, NBC Learns, Learn 360, and PBS.
  Technology Day
March 2, 2018 | 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Join us for a day filled with innovative, educational technology. Participants will have an opportunity for hands-on experience with up and coming technology that will enhance teaching practices and provide a new approach to collaborative learning.
Virtual & Augmented Reality
Jan. 25, 2018 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Explore what Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are, and learn how to apply this technology to classroom learning.
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Content Area Collaborative Communities
These interactive work days are designed specifically for teachers in the designated content areas to come together to discuss their craft, study best practices, and share and borrow ideas. These sessions will each be co-facilitated by a PDU team member and a regional practitioner. Registration deadline is a week prior to each event.
Technology - Oct. 13, 2017
ELA 5-8 - Oct. 25, 2017
Math 5-8 - Oct. 26, 2017
Global Studies - Oct. 26, 2017
ELA 9-12 - Oct. 27, 2017

For more information or to register, please contact Laura Torres.
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  World Languages - Nov. 1, 2017
Art K-12 - Nov. 1, 2017
PE K-12 - Nov. 2, 2017
Family and Consumer Science - Nov. 2, 2017
Music K-12 - Nov. 7, 2017
Chemistry - Dec. 5, 2017

New Teacher Academy
This series of workshops will offer teachers who are new to the profession an opportunity to build a supportive network, examine best practices, and apply research-based strategies to promote student growth.
• Nov. 14, 2017
• Feb. 15, 2018
• May 18, 2018

For more information or to register for the New Teacher Academy, please contact Laura Torres.
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Evaluator Training
These sessions are designed for leaders who have been participating in ongoing training to improve their skill and accuracy as observers. We will continue this work in the same format that has been used, with repeat sessions offered on each day. The morning session is scheduled from 8:30-11:00 and the afternoon session is scheduled from 12:30-3:00. Please choose the session that is most convenient for you!

Training Dates | 2017-2018
  • Nov. 29
  • Jan. 31
  • March 29
For more information or to register for Evaluator Training, please contact Laura Torres.
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Teacher Center Events
Breakout EDU
Oct. 25, 2017 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Session 1
Dec. 5, 2017 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Session 2
Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform. Teachers will experience a Breakout EDU during this session and then create one for their classroom during session 2.
Formative Assessment Using Kahoot!
Nov. 28, 2017 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Create, play, and share learning games for free with Kahoot! Teachers will experience and explore Kahoot! and how they can use it in their classrooms.
Formative Assessment Using EdPuzzle
Dec. 12, 2017 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
EDpuzzle is a free platform that empowers teachers to turn any video into an awesome interactive lesson.

For more information or to register for any of the Teacher Center Events, please contact:
Brenda Aull-Klaben, Teacher Center Director
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Christopher J. Todd, Interim District Superintendent
Mark Vivacqua, Chief Operating Officer

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361

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