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Below is a list of Instructional Technology workshops, webinars, on-line courses, and user group meetings. Use the drop down list to filter by workshop format.
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Workshop Title Description Presenter Schedule & Venue
ASYNCHRONOUS: Lesson planning with A.I
If you missed this course in the fall here is your opportunity to take it now. In this amazing and interesting asynchronous course, you will learn how to utilize artificial intelligence and write the correct prompt to help you develop exciting and engaging lesson plans with your students. In this course, we utilize chat GPT and Magic School to help us develop lesson plans.
Michael Dingman, Tim Patterson Monday, February 26
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Location - On-Line
ASYNCHRONOUS:AI-Driven Interventions: Enhancing Educational Support and Lesson Development
In the realm of education, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents a powerful opportunity to provide targeted interventions and support for students. Our professional development session, "AI-Driven Interventions: Enhancing Educational Support and Lesson Development," aims to equip educators with the knowledge and practical strategies to leverage AI for tailored interventions and design engaging lessons that cater to diverse student needs. Facilitated by experienced educators and AI experts, this session will provide practical insights, hands-on activities, and collaborative discussions. Educators will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to implement AI-driven interventions effectively, design tailored lessons, and provide targeted support to ensure the success of all students. Join us for this transformative professional development session and embark on a journey to utilize AI for personalized interventions and innovative lesson development, empowering educators to meet the diverse needs of every learner.
Michael Dingman, Tim Patterson Monday, March 11
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Location - On-Line
ASYNCHRONOUS: Conquer the Chaos: Taming Your Google Drive
Feeling overwhelmed by a messy Google Drive? You're not alone! Juggling lesson plans, resources, student work, and personal files can quickly lead to digital disarray. This self-paced course will equip you with the strategies and tools to transform your Drive into a streamlined organizational haven.
Rebecca Edsall Monday, April 29
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Location - On-Line
ASYNCHRONOUS: Unlock the Power of Kami in Your Classroom
Ready to transform your classroom with the versatile power of Kami? This self-paced, asynchronous course is designed to equip teachers of all levels with the skills and knowledge to seamlessly integrate Kami into their teaching practice. You'll gain confidence using Kami's diverse features to create engaging lessons, facilitate student collaboration, and provide personalized feedback - all while saving time and maximizing learning outcomes.
Rebecca Edsall Monday, April 29
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Location - On-Line
(Asynchronous) Canva 101: Design Anything with Canva
Canva for Education is a graphic design platform that will allow teachers to create beautiful instructional materials for their classroom including student worksheets, handouts, posters, photo collages, parent letters and so much more. This beginner-friendly course will focus on an overview and the basics on how to design with Canva as you create materials to use next school year! The course will be fully online, and you will have the opportunity to work through the material at your own pace. Coure available: July 8, 2024 All assignments/materials need to be submitted by July 19, 2024 at 11:59pm.
Daniel Hacker Monday, July 8
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Location - On-Line
Craft the Perfect Prompt: Unleashing the Power of A.I. Chatbots in Your Classroom
Join us as we delve into the art of writing effective prompts for A.I. Chatbots. In this webinar, you will: Understand how A.I. Chatbots work and their capabilities in education. Learn how a well-crafted prompt can help the Chatbot to create insightful responses, creative content, and engaging activities for your students. Practice writing prompts for various subjects and age groups through engaging activities. Learn how to identify and refine your prompts for the best results. Leave the session feeling confident in your ability to write prompts that maximize student learning and engagement with A.I. Chatbots.
Michael Dingman Wednesday, July 10
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Location - Webinar
Empowering Educators: Unleashing the Potential of A.I. in Your Classroom
Join us for a beginner-friendly webinar exploring A.I. and how it can transform your teaching. In this interactive session, you'll learn: What A.I. is and how it works Applications in the Classroom: We'll also address common concerns and ethical considerations surrounding A.I. in education. Leave the session feeling empowered and equipped to leverage the power of A.I. to create a more engaging and effective learning experience for your students.
Michael Dingman Wednesday, July 10
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Location - Webinar
(ASYCHRONOUS) Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Interactive Slide Decks
This self-paced asynchronous course is designed for teachers who would like to use slide decks to enhance their teaching. Learn how to increase student engagement, design more engaging lessons and get instant feedback on student understanding so that you can easily adjust your lesson to meet student needs. We will look at ways to design visually appealing and useful slides using templates on Canva, template websites and Google slides, then learn how to make these interactive by adding polls, drawings and more! Some basic knowledge of technology and Google Slides is helpful as a prerequisite to this course.
Rebecca Edsall Monday, July 15
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Location - On-Line
(ASYNCHRONOUS) Teaching Math and ELA Digitally with the NYS 3-8 CBT in Mind
How can we utilize technology in our lessons in meaningful ways to teach the ELA and Math standards while using digital tools in a meaningful, engaging and easy way? Join me for this course to learn how to enhance what you already do with a sprinkle of technology to help prepare students all year long for the spring NYS tests and to increase engagement throughout. We will explore several sites to help you teach with technology throughout the school year!
Rebecca Edsall Monday, July 15
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Location - On-Line
(Asynchronous) Level Up Your Lessons Advanced AI Chatbot Techniques for Educators
Already using AI chatbots in your classroom, but want to push the boundaries? This advanced, asynchronous course dives deeper into the world of AI chatbots, empowering you to create innovative lessons and activities for your students. Work on your own schedule! Packed with interactive exercises, downloadable resources, this course will equip you with advanced strategies to transform your lessons with AI. The course explores: Beyond the Basics: Delve into advanced prompt engineering techniques to unlock the full potential of ChatGPT and other chatbot platforms. Subject-Specific Strategies: Explore effective chatbot applications for different subjects, like creating simulations in science, interactive dialogues in language learning, or personalized story prompts in creative writing. AI-Powered Assessment & Feedback: Explore innovative ways to utilize chatbots for formative and summative assessment, along with providing personalized feedback to students. The Future of AI in Education: Get a glimpse into cutting-edge applications of AI chatbots in education, with real-world examples to spark your imagination. Bonus Materials: Examples for designing interactive chatbot-driven lessons and activities. A community of experienced educators using AI chatbots to share best practices and collaborate on innovative projects. This course is perfect for educators who: Already have a foundation in using AI chatbots. Want to create more sophisticated and engaging learning experiences. Are curious about exploring the latest advancements in AI for education. Desire to collaborate with other educators pushing the boundaries of chatbot integration. By the end of this course, you'll be a master AI Chatbot educator, crafting dynamic lessons and activities that empower your students to learn in exciting new ways! Enroll today and unlock the full potential of AI in your classroom!
Michael Dingman Monday, July 15
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Location - On-Line
(Asynchronous) Unleash the Coding Genius in Every Student: Coding for ALL Grades!
Is coding just for high schoolers? Absolutely not! Coding skills are valuable for students of all ages, fostering creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking. This dynamic professional development session will equip you to bring the magic of coding to your classroom, no matter the grade level! In this session, you'll discover: -The power of coding across the curriculum -From Blocks to Text -Differentiation in Action -Engaging unplugged activities -Building a culture of problem solving This session is perfect for: -Teachers of all grade levels, with or without prior coding experience. -Educators who are looking for engaging ways to integrate STEM concepts into their curriculum. -Anyone passionate about fostering creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills in their students.
Allison Glassman Monday, July 15
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Location - On-Line
Micro:Bits and how we can use them in the classroom
Spark Creativity and Engagement: Teaching with Micro:Bits! Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to integrate computer science and STEM concepts into your classroom? Look no further than the micro:bit! This pocket-sized powerhouse is a fantastic tool for students of all ages to learn coding, develop problem-solving skills, and unleash their creativity.expand_more In this energizing professional development session, you'll: -Explore the micro:bit and its capabilities. -Get hands-on experience with block-based coding using Microsoft MakeCode. -Discover creative lesson ideas that integrate the Micro:Bit into various subjects like science, math, art, and music. -Learn best practices for incorporating Micro:Bits into your curriculum. -Gain confidence in using Micro:Bits to promote computational thinking and digital literacy in your students.
Allison Glassman Tuesday, July 16
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Location - Main Campus - (110 Elwood Davis Rd - Liverpool)
Supercharge Student Success: A.I. Chatbots for Differentiation & Engagement in Special Education
This webinar will explore how A.I. Chatbots can be a tool in special education classrooms. Using A.I. Chatbots we will: Discover how Chatbots can tailor content and activities to individual learning styles and needs. Utilize Chatbots for targeted exercises, revision of concepts, and fun quizzes to solidify understanding. Explore real-world examples of how Chatbots are being used effectively in special education classrooms across various subjects. Address concerns surrounding bias in A.I. and strategies for promoting inclusive learning experiences. Leave the session equipped with practical strategies and resources to integrate A.I. Chatbots seamlessly into your special education curriculum.
Michael Dingman Tuesday, July 16
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Location - Webinar
Mastering Math with A.I.: Unleashing the Power of Chatbots in Your Classroom (Grades K-12)
This webinar explores the potential of A.I. to enhance math lessons/activities in your classroom, from elementary to high school. With A.I. Chatbots we will: Utilize A.I. Chatbots to create drills, quizzes, and targeted practice exercises that cater to individual student needs. Design interactive word problems where Chatbots act as virtual characters, making application of math skills more engaging. Learn to leverage A.I. Chatbots to personalize tasks, provide explanations at different levels, and cater to diverse learning styles. Use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging math lessons and activities across grade levels. You will leave the webinar with the tools and knowledge to leverage A.I. Chatbots in your math classroom.
Michael Dingman Wednesday, July 17
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Location - Webinar
Science Adventures with A.I.: Unleashing the Power of Chatbots in Your Classroom
This webinar explores the potential of A.I. Chatbots to create engaging science experiences for your students. With A.I. Chatbots we will: Use Chatbots to create virtual labs and simulations, Design Chatbot-powered activities that take students on virtual journeys to different ecosystems, historical periods, or even the depths of the ocean. Explore how Chatbots can act as virtual scientists, engaging students in conversations about scientific discoveries and answering their burning questions. Create engaging science lessons and activities across various topics, from biology to astronomy using A.I. Chatbots This webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to harness the power of A.I. Chatbots to design engaging lessons and activities for your students.
Michael Dingman Wednesday, July 17
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Location - Webinar
Empowering Young Minds: Fostering Digital Citizenship in Every Classroom
Empowering Young Minds: Fostering Digital Citizenship in Every Classroom In today's digital world, equipping students with the skills to be responsible and safe online is more crucial than ever. This Professional Development session will equip you to: -Navigate the evolving digital landscape -Foster a positive online environment -Empower students to be critical consumers of information This session is perfect for: -Teachers of all grade levels who want to integrate digital citizenship into their curriculum. -Educators concerned about online safety and student well-being in the digital world. -Anyone interested in fostering responsible and ethical digital behavior in students. -Teachers who might be interested in beta testing an updated curriculum in the Fall Don't miss this opportunity to empower your students to become responsible and informed digital citizens! This is a three- 1 hour webinar series where we can deep dive into Digital Citizenship and how we can help our students
Allison Glassman Thursday, July 18
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Location - Webinar
(ASYNCHRONOUS) Unlock the Power of Kami in your Classroom
Ready to transform your classroom with the versatile power of Kami? This self-paced, asynchronous course is designed to equip teachers of all levels with the skills and knowledge to seamlessly integrate Kami into their teaching practice. You'll gain confidence using Kami's diverse features to create engaging lessons, facilitate student collaboration, meet student needs and provide personalized feedback - all while saving time and maximizing learning outcomes. This is a flipped, asynchronous course - meaning there are no scheduled, live meetings. All coursework can be accessed and completed via Google Classroom. **This course is built for teachers using the Kami paid version with their students connected to Kami as well via Google Classroom.
Rebecca Edsall Monday, July 22
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Location - On-Line
Creating Engaging ELA Lessons with Chatbots (Grades K-12)
This webinar explores how A.I. Chatbot tools can enhance your teaching to spark creativity in your ELA classes. With A.I. chatbots we will: Design lessons where Chatbots become part of the narrative, prompting students to make choices that shape the story's direction. Utilize A.I. Chatbots to: create engaging grammar and punctuation activities, providing students with immediate feedback and practice opportunities. Introduce A.I. Chatbots that present opposing viewpoints or act as devil's advocates, promoting critical thinking and persuasive writing skills. Explore how Chatbots can tailor reading exercises, suggest writing prompts based on student strengths, and provide individualized feedback. Use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging ELA lessons and activities across various grade levels and literary genres. This webinar will show how A.I. Chatbots can transform your ELA classroom into a vibrant hub for learning and exploration.
Michael Dingman Tuesday, July 23
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Location - Webinar
Google Organization Tips and Tricks
Tame your tech! This one-hour webinar will equip you with powerful Google Apps tips and tricks to transform your workflow and reclaim some organization! We will cover tips in Drive, Classroom, Chrome and more!
Rebecca Edsall Tuesday, July 23
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Location - Webinar
History Comes Alive: Unleashing the Power of A.I. Chatbots in Social Studies (Grades K-12)
The webinar explores the potential of A.I. Chatbot tools to help create engaging social studies lessons. With A.I. chatbots we will: Design activities where students can "speak" with historical figures through Chatbots, gaining first-hand perspectives on historical events. Explore how Chatbots can guide students on virtual tours of different cultures and countries, fostering an understanding of diverse perspectives and global issues. Introduce A.I. Chatbots that represent opposing viewpoints on historical events, prompting students to debate, analyze evidence, and develop critical arguments.. Use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging social studies lessons and activities across various grade levels. This webinar will give you the knowledge and tools to use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging lessons/activities in your Social Studies classroom.
Michael Dingman Tuesday, July 23
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Location - Webinar
Supercharge Student Success: A.I. Chatbots for Differentiation & Engagement in Special Education
This webinar will explore how A.I. Chatbots can be a tool in special education classrooms. Using A.I. Chatbots we will: Discover how Chatbots can tailor content and activities to individual learning styles and needs. Utilize chatbots for targeted exercises, revision of concepts, and fun quizzes to solidify understanding. Explore real-world examples of how Chatbots are being used effectively in special education classrooms across various subjects. Address concerns surrounding bias in A.I. and strategies for promoting inclusive learning experiences. Leave the session equipped with practical strategies and resources to integrate A.I. Chatbots seamlessly into your special education curriculum.
Michael Dingman Wednesday, July 24
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Location - Webinar
(Webinar) GoGuardian: More than just monitoring
Take your classroom management to the next level and unlock GoGuardian's potential to increase instructional time and ease of use of technology in the classroom. This one-hour webinar dives into using GoGuardian beyond classroom monitoring. We'll explore how to leverage GoGuardian's features to focus learning, share resources with students, ease differentiation and more. This webinar is designed for teachers who have access to GoGuardian in their district and have some understanding of how to use it to monitor students.
Rebecca Edsall Thursday, July 25
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Location - Webinar
(Webinar) Brisk: a Sidecar Chrome Extension to Make Teaching Easier!
It won't take long to get going with Brisk! Imagine a tool that gave students feedback on work for you, created differentiated materials and provided insight on student writing. Brisk is a free Chrome extension designed to save you time! Join this one-hour webinar and discover how Brisk can transform your classroom: Effortless Feedback: Generate targeted, AI-powered comments on student writing in Google Docs - in seconds! Differentiation Made Easy: Adjust online text difficulty to meet the needs of all your learners. Content Creation on Autopilot: Craft engaging presentations, quizzes, lesson plans, rubrics, and more with Brisk's AI tools. We will show you how to download the extension, then we will explore the power of this tool together!
Rebecca Edsall Tuesday, July 30
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Location - Webinar
Mastering Math with A.I.: Unleashing the Power of Chatbots in Your Classroom (Grades K-12)
This webinar explores the potential of A.I. to enhance math lessons/activities in your classroom, from elementary to high school. With A.I. Chatbots we will: Utilize A.I. Chatbots to create drills, quizzes, and targeted practice exercises that cater to individual student needs. Design interactive word problems where Chatbots act as virtual characters, making application of math skills more engaging. Learn to leverage A.I. Chatbots to personalize tasks, provide explanations at different levels, and cater to diverse learning styles. Use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging math lessons and activities across grade levels. You will leave the webinar with the tools and knowledge to leverage A.I. Chatbots in your math classroom.
Michael Dingman Tuesday, July 30
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Location - Webinar
Science Adventures with A.I.: Unleashing the Power of Chatbots in Your Classroom
This webinar explores the potential of A.I. Chatbots to create engaging science experiences for your students. With A.I. Chatbots we will: Use Chatbots to create virtual labs and simulations, Design Chatbot-powered activities that take students on virtual journeys to different ecosystems, historical periods, or even the depths of the ocean. Explore how Chatbots can act as virtual scientists, engaging students in conversations about scientific discoveries and answering their burning questions. Create engaging science lessons and activities across various topics, from biology to astronomy using A.I. Chatbots This webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to harness the power of A.I. Chatbots to design engaging lessons and activities for your students.
Michael Dingman Tuesday, July 30
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Location - Webinar
Creating Engaging ELA Lessons with Chatbots (Grades K-12)
This webinar explores how A.I. Chatbot tools can enhance your teaching to spark creativity in your ELA classes. With A.I. Chatbots we will: Design lessons where Chatbots become part of the narrative, prompting students to make choices that shape the story's direction. Utilize A.I. Chatbots to: create engaging grammar and punctuation activities, providing students with immediate feedback and practice opportunities. Introduce A.I. Chatbots that present opposing viewpoints or act as devil's advocates, promoting critical thinking and persuasive writing skills.. Explore how Chatbots can tailor reading exercises, suggest writing prompts based on student strengths, and provide individualized feedback. Use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging ELA lessons and activities across various grade levels and literary genres. This webinar will show how A.I. Chatbots can transform your ELA classroom into a vibrant hub for learning and exploration.
Michael Dingman Wednesday, July 31
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Location - Webinar
History Comes Alive: Unleashing the Power of A.I. Chatbots in Social Studies (Grades K-12)
The webinar explores the potential of A.I. Chatbot tools to help create engaging social studies lessons. With A.I. chatbots we will: Design activities where students can "speak" with historical figures through Chatbots, gaining first-hand perspectives on historical events. Explore how Chatbots can guide students on virtual tours of different cultures and countries, fostering an understanding of diverse perspectives and global issues. Introduce A.I. Chatbots that represent opposing viewpoints on historical events, prompting students to debate, analyze evidence, and develop critical arguments.. Use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging social studies lessons and activities across various grade levels. This webinar will give you the knowledge and tools to use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging lessons/activities in your Social Studies classroom.
Michael Dingman Wednesday, July 31
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Location - Webinar
Level up Classroom Engagement with Quizizz
Boost your teaching and transform assessments into engaging experiences! This workshop will equip you with the knowledge and skills to leverage Quizizz, the formative assessment tool, to its full potential. What You'll Gain: Master the Basics: Dive into the core functionality of Quizizz, including creating quizzes, incorporating different question types, and utilizing game modes to make learning fun. Unleash New Features: Explore the latest Quizizz features designed to enhance student engagement and personalize the learning experience. Collaboration is Key: Work alongside fellow educators to craft your own interactive quiz. Share ideas, get feedback, and leave with a classroom-ready resource. Look at the Data: Learn to view and interpret the feedback provided by using Quizizz
Rebecca Edsall Wednesday, July 31
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Location - Main Campus - (110 Elwood Davis Rd - Liverpool)
Unplugged with CS&DF Elementary
Unplug the Fun, Power Up Learning! Struggling to fit new Computer Science (CS) and Digital Fluency (DF) standards into your jam-packed day? This session offers a creative solution: engaging, unplugged activities that require NO SCREEN TIME! What you'll gain: -Fun and effective ways to teach CS and DF concepts -Activities that reinforce critical thinking and problem-solving -Strategies to meet the new standards without adding pressure Perfect for elementary teachers who: -Want to integrate CS and DF into their curriculum -Seek engaging lessons that don't rely on technology -Aim to nurture future digital thinkers and creators
Allison Glassman Wednesday, July 31
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Location - Main Campus - (110 Elwood Davis Rd - Liverpool)
Unplugged with CS&DF Secondary
Feeling overwhelmed by screen time? This session offers a refreshing approach to teaching the new Computer Science and Digital Fluency (CS&DF) standards! Unleash the power of unplugged activities! Learn engaging, hands-on strategies to teach essential CS concepts like algorithms, logic, and problem-solving all without relying on screens. No prior coding experience needed! Benefits: -Reduced Screen Time: Promote active learning and movement in the classroom. -Engagement & Fun: Hands-on activities spark curiosity and ignite a passion for CS. -Stronger Foundations: Solidify core concepts before students dive into coding. -Flexible & Adaptable: Tailor activities to your specific curriculum and students. Bonus: Discover and create online resources for unplugged activities
Allison Glassman Wednesday, July 31
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Location - Main Campus - (110 Elwood Davis Rd - Liverpool)
(Webinar) Find Your EdTech Match: Tech Tools & Updates for Teachers
Curious about so many of the technology sites for education out there? Want to see some of the updates that could enhance your classroom? This fast-paced, one-hour webinar is designed for busy educators who want to stay ahead of the curve. We'll showcase and try a variety of powerful tools and exciting tech updates, all geared towards boosting student engagement and enhancing your teaching experience. Attendees will also be encouraged to share the latest, greatest tech tools they use in their classroom!
Rebecca Edsall Thursday, August 1
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Location - Webinar
(Asynchronous) Drones for Educators: Enhancing Learning through Aeronautics/Flight
This course is designed for educators who want to explore the use of drones in their classrooms. Participants will learn how drones can be used to teach a wide range of subjects, how to fly drones safely, how to comply with regulations related to drone use in educational institutions, and how to capture aerial footage. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Unmanned Aerial Systems Coser and its vendors. By the end of the course, participants will have the skills and knowledge needed to safely and responsibly integrate drones into their classrooms. Course start date: August 5, 2024 All course assignments and materials must be submitted by August 18, 2024 at 11:59pm
Daniel Hacker Monday, August 5
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Location - On-Line
Craft the Perfect Prompt: Unleashing the Power of A.I. Chatbots in Your Classroom
Join us as we delve into the art of writing effective prompts for A.I. Chatbots. In this webinar, you will: Understand how A.I. Chatbots work and their capabilities in education. Learn how a well-crafted prompt can help the Chatbot to create insightful responses, creative content, and engaging activities for your students. Practice writing prompts for various subjects and age groups through engaging activities. Learn how to identify and refine your prompts for the best results. Leave the session feeling confident in your ability to write prompts that maximize student learning and engagement with A.I. Chatbots.
Michael Dingman Tuesday, August 6
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Location - Webinar
Empowering Educators: Unleashing the Potential of A.I. in Your Classroom
Join us for a beginner-friendly webinar exploring A.I. and how it can transform your teaching. In this interactive session, you'll learn: What A.I. is and how it works Applications in the Classroom: We'll also address common concerns and ethical considerations surrounding A.I. in education. Leave the session feeling empowered and equipped to leverage the power of A.I. to create a more engaging and effective learning experience for your students.
Michael Dingman Tuesday, August 6
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Location - Webinar
Micro:Bits and how we can use them in the classroom
Spark Creativity and Engagement: Teaching with Micro:Bits! Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to integrate computer science and STEM concepts into your classroom? Look no further than the micro:bit! This pocket-sized powerhouse is a fantastic tool for students of all ages to learn coding, develop problem-solving skills, and unleash their creativity.expand_more In this energizing professional development session, you'll: -Explore the micro:bit and its capabilities. -Get hands-on experience with block-based coding using Microsoft MakeCode. -Discover creative lesson ideas that integrate the Micro:Bit into various subjects like science, math, art, and music. -Learn best practices for incorporating Micro:Bits into your curriculum. -Gain confidence in using Micro:Bits to promote computational thinking and digital literacy in your students.
Allison Glassman Tuesday, August 6
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Location - Main Campus - (110 Elwood Davis Rd - Liverpool)
(Asynchronous) Beyond the Notes: Implementing Ai into the Music Classroom.
This asynchronous, two week-long professional development course will empower K-12 music educators to harness the exciting potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their classrooms. Through engaging activities and exploration of user-friendly AI tools aligned with the New York State Arts Standards and the New York State Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. Discover innovative ways to enhance student engagement, learn practical strategies to integrate Ai into your professional practice, and expand your pedagogical toolbox with the latest technology. Course will be available from 8/12/24 All assignments and materials must be submitted by 8/25/24 at 11:59pm.
Daniel Hacker Monday, August 12
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Location - On-Line
(Asynchronous) Level Up Your Lessons Advanced AI Chatbot Techniques for Educators
Already using AI chatbots in your classroom, but want to push the boundaries? This advanced, asynchronous course dives deeper into the world of AI chatbots, empowering you to create innovative lessons and activities for your students. Work on your own schedule! Packed with interactive exercises, downloadable resources, this course will equip you with advanced strategies to transform your lessons with AI. The course explores: Beyond the Basics: Delve into advanced prompt engineering techniques to unlock the full potential of ChatGPT and other chatbot platforms. Subject-Specific Strategies: Explore effective chatbot applications for different subjects, like creating simulations in science, interactive dialogues in language learning, or personalized story prompts in creative writing. AI-Powered Assessment & Feedback: Explore innovative ways to utilize chatbots for formative and summative assessment, along with providing personalized feedback to students. The Future of AI in Education: Get a glimpse into cutting-edge applications of AI chatbots in education, with real-world examples to spark your imagination. Bonus Materials: Examples for designing interactive chatbot-driven lessons and activities. A community of experienced educators using AI chatbots to share best practices and collaborate on innovative projects. This course is perfect for educators who: Already have a foundation in using AI chatbots. Want to create more sophisticated and engaging learning experiences. Are curious about exploring the latest advancements in AI for education. Desire to collaborate with other educators pushing the boundaries of chatbot integration. By the end of this course, you'll be a master AI Chatbot educator, crafting dynamic lessons and activities that empower your students to learn in exciting new ways! Enroll today and unlock the full potential of AI in your classroom!
Michael Dingman Monday, August 12
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Location - On-Line
Lego Coaches Camp for Challenge League (Grades 4-8)
Welcome to the FIRST Lego League Coaches' Professional Development Session! This engaging and interactive session is designed for coaches who are enthusiastic about leading their teams to success in the exciting world of Lego robotics competitions. Whether you are a seasoned coach or new to the program, this session is packed with valuable insights, practical strategies, and hands-on activities to help you take your coaching skills to the next level. Our experienced facilitators will provide you with personalized feedback and guidance to help you improve your coaching techniques and effectively mentor your team of budding engineers, programmers, and innovators. You will also gain valuable insights into the core values of FIRST Lego League, such as teamwork, innovation, professionalism, and gracious professionalism, which are crucial for fostering a positive and inclusive team culture. By the end of this professional development session, you will feel empowered, inspired, and equipped with the knowledge and tools to lead your team with confidence and excellence. You will have a deeper understanding of the First Lego League program, its mission, and its impact on young minds. You will also have the opportunity to network with fellow coaches, build lasting connections, and join a vibrant community of like-minded educators who are passionate about inspiring the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. Come join us at the First Lego League Coaches' Professional Development Session and embark on an exciting journey of learning, growth, and discovery as you prepare your team for an unforgettable season of creativity, collaboration, and robotics fun!
Michael Dingman, Daniel Hacker Monday, August 12
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Location - Main Campus - (110 Elwood Davis Rd - Liverpool)
Lego Coaches Camp for Explore League (Grades 2-4)
Welcome to the FIRST Lego League Coaches' Professional Development Session for the new Explore League!Come and learn about the task for your team that focuses on a scientific topic. Teams are sent on a journey of discovery to learn all they can about the topic, then present their findings in the form of a team poster and a LEGO model that moves. Coaches will learn about the Lego Spike Essential Kit as well as how to prepare their team to participate in the culminating festival to share team posters and team models with reviewers, families, and friends!
Allison Glassman, Tim Patterson Monday, August 12
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Location - Main Campus - (110 Elwood Davis Rd - Liverpool)
How to use and create Digital Escape Rooms
Are you looking for a way to inject excitement and engagement into your curriculum? Digital escape rooms offer a fun and interactive way for students to learn and collaborate. In this workshop, we'll explore the world of digital escape rooms and equip you with the knowledge and tools to create your own!
Allison Glassman Tuesday, August 20
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Location - Main Campus - (110 Elwood Davis Rd - Liverpool)
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