Twenty-first century professional development models require content and training to be differentiated — and blended — to allow teachers to develop relevant skills at their own pace. Institute-led workshops allow participants to experience learning in a blended environment as formative assessment, differentiation, and competency-based components are supported by quality software and courseware. Participants interact virtually, asynchronously, and face-to-face to practice new skills and create knowledge products.
Institute facilitators are adept on multiple device and cloud-based platforms (including iPads, chromebooks, laptops, tablets, Google Apps, Microsoft for Education, and OER curation). Our training sessions help teachers maximize school and district hardware and software purchases and understand how to use these tools to facilitate more personalized classroom environments.
Workshops can focus on certain grade levels or content areas, the integration of particular software purchases, adaption of specific blended learning models, or a focus on classroom practices. Examples include:
- Launching a Station-Rotation Model in Elementary Classrooms
- Leveraging Google Drive to Build Student Portfolios
- Digital Tools to Promote Student-Centered Learning
- Leveraging Online Tools to Facilitate Formative Assessment
- Google Apps for Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced Users
- Microsoft for Education for Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced Users
- Intro to iPads and Dreambox
- iPads in the Humanities
- Student Facing Project-Based Learning
- The Flipped Classroom
- How a Single iPad Can Transform Your Classrooms