Learners Here, There, and Everywhere – Zoom ClassRoom

While students and educators were spread far and wide by the pandemic, many districts turned to Zoom to bridge to geographic gap. However, now that hybrid learning environments are becoming the norm, those same teachers are faced with a major hurdle – how can they effectively and clearly communicate with a webcam and headset while simultaneously interacting with a class of in-person students?

Enter Zoom ClassRoom, a new educational tool made for this moment. With it, educators can effectively flex between simultaneous learning environments without leaving any students behind. In this webinar, you’ll hear from one educator who has harnessed Zoom ClassRoom to meet their students where they are, regardless of where they are.

ROE 4 Educational Technology Roundtable

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends. This networking meeting is open to all educational technology positions including technology directors, instructional technology coaches, teachers, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools. While a short presentation may lead off our time together, the majority of the meeting will be open for participants to share their experiences and challenges with the group.

ROE 28 Educational Technology Roundtable

Join us for an open discussion on current educational technology topics and trends. This networking meeting is open to all educational technology positions including technology directors, instructional technology coaches, teachers, and any other positions interested in discussing the current state of technology in our schools. While a short presentation may lead off our time together, the majority of the meeting will be open for participants to share their experiences and challenges with the group.

Technology in the Math Classroom ROE 4

How can you leverage technology in your math classroom and engage your students in new and exciting ways? This workshop will explore how you can bring new strategies and activities to your math classroom sure to engage your students in new and exciting ways!

Media Literacy: Helping Students Make Sense of their Digital World

Students today are immersed in digital media, making media literacy skills more critical than ever. How can we as educators help our students become more media literate? How can we help them uncover their own biases, and those of media producers? How can we help students become excellent digital citizens, both in and out of the classroom? Are we doing everything we can to teach them the skills they need to safely navigate, consume, and even produce media on the Internet?

Join this workshop to answer these questions and develop your own media literacy awareness, as well as receive and share resources and lesson plans that can make media literacy accessible and engaging to all middle and high school learners. In order to fully participate in this workshop, please bring a device (laptop, Chromebook, or tablet).

Increase Engagement with Google Slides

Join us for an introduction to Nearpod and Peardeck as well as an in-depth look at how these tools can be used to make your Google Slide presentations more engaging.

Nearpod and Pear Deck are two of the most popular apps for adding interactivity to Google Slides presentations. This session will allow you to participate as a student to experience first hand these engaging tools. Using content you have already created, you’ll be able to build interactive lessons that incorporate multimedia and specialized formative assessment tools. This will be a hands-on session, so come ready to dive into the future of reliable student engagement!

Technology in the Science Classroom ROE 4

How can you leverage technology in your science classroom and engage your students in new and exciting ways? This workshop will explore how you can bring new strategies and activities to your science classroom sure to engage your students in new and exciting ways! We will explore Google Science Journal, so be sure to bring a mobile device!

A Design Thinking Approach to Education ROE 4

By the time our students enter the working world, the technology that we teach them today will more than likely be obsolete. How, then, can we best prepare them for the workplace that they will encounter? The answer lies in two concepts that will never become obsolete: innovation and creativity. The Design Thinking framework gives us the ability to develop a creative problem-solving mindset when looking at situations. This framework can be brought into our classrooms to create an atmosphere that focuses on collaboration, research, and creativity.

Participants in this workshop will engage in a deep dive into the Design Thinking framework while completing hands-on challenges. We will also dedicate time to discussing ways it can be implemented in the classroom. Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop to the workshop.

Technology has the power to create real change in student learning; it is our job as leaders to help our educators know the best practices to make that change happen!

LTC Microsoft Master – Spring 2022 Cohort

Is your Microsoft school looking for new ways to utilize the learning tools at its disposal? Are you interested in earning a brand-new certification geared toward helping educators like you fully utilize Microsoft’s education offerings? Either way, the LTC is proud to announce a brand new program that’ll help you blaze a new professional learning trail and raise the flag as a newly minted Microsoft Master!

Starting January 2022, the LTC will launch the Microsoft Master certification, a first-of-its-kind program designed with Microsoft schools and educators in mind. Over the course of this 22-week cohort, participants will grow their understanding of Microsoft’s current educational offerings, starting with Microsoft Office 365 basics and continuing all the way through Microsoft Teams’ most advanced features. By the end, participants will walk away with the knowledge and expertise needed to reach even higher in their Microsoft learning journey, including the option to apply to become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) through Microsoft EDU.

In total, participants will have the chance to earn up to 30 PD credit hours as well as a verified credential that can be publically displayed to further their professional careers. Seats in this spring 2022 cohort are limited, though, so don’t wait to join this program and take the first step toward becoming the kind of Microsoft Master your students and your district deserve.