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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spring & Summer Online PD Opportunities With Me

As spring arrives in North America many of us are thinking about summer professional development opportunities. If you're looking for a great hands-on professional development opportunity, join me in beautiful Portland, Maine this summer. I am hosting two Practical Ed Tech Summer Camps in July in Portland, Maine just a few blocks from the ocean, lighthouses, and all the lobster you could ever want. The BYOD camp on July 11th and 12th and the Chromebook camp on July 18th and 19th have registrations starting to roll-in. Discounted early registration is available through the end of April. You can learn more about both Practical Ed Tech Summer Camps here.

If you cannot make it to Maine this summer, I am offering a slate of online courses that could meet your professional development needs.

Getting Going With GAFE

Getting Going With GAFE is a webinar series designed for teachers and administrators who are new to using Google Apps for Education. Getting Going With GAFE is a five week course covering everything you need to know to integrate Google Drive, Google Classroom, Google Calendar, and Google Sites into your practice. Click here to learn more about the course including how to earn 3 graduate credits.

Spring section I: April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, and May 3rd at 7pm Eastern Time. Click here to register.

Spring section II: May 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, and June 7th at 7pm Eastern Time. Click here to register

Summer section: July 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, and August 2nd at 7pm Eastern Time. Click here to register

Click here to learn more about the course including how to earn 3 graduate credits.

Blogs & Social Media for Teachers & School Leaders

Blogs and Social Media for Teachers and School Leaders is a five week webinar series during which teachers and school administrators will learn the how to choose the best blogging platform for their situations, how to set-up a blog for classroom and school-wide use, and learn about strategies on how to manage blogs in classroom and school-wide settings. Participants will also learn how to avoid the mistakes that often lead to blogging endeavors being abandoned.  After establishing blogs we’ll jump into using social networks like Twitter, Google+, and Instagram to reach out to parents, students, and other members of school communities. Click here to learn more about the course including how to earn 3 graduate credits.

Spring section dates:  April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and May 5th at 7pm EST. Click here to register.

Summer section dates: July 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and August 4th at 7pm EST. Click here to register

Click here to learn more about the course including how to earn 3 graduate credits.

 

Teaching History With Technology 

In Teaching History With Technology you will learn how to develop engaging and challenging learning activities through the use tools like Google Earth and Maps, video production tools, primary source databases, and how to help your students become better researchers. This course features three interactive online meetings along with a discussion forum in which you can further interact with me and your classmates. See the course highlights here.

Spring section dates: May 2nd, 9th, and 16th at 7pm EST. Click here to register.

Summer section dates: July 11th, 18th, and 25th at 7pm EST. Click here to register.

Discounts!

Subscribers to the Practical Ed Tech Newsletter can receive a discount on the registration for any or all of these courses by using the code "subscriber" during online registration.

If you have more than two people from the same school district attending either of the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camps, send me an email richardbyrne (at) freetech4teachers.com for details on group registration discounts.

Schedule a private webinar for your school. If you have ten or more teachers from the same district interested in a webinar, I can schedule a course tailored to your needs.