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We are offering a large selection of instructional technology professional development this summer at Cooperating School Districts. The classes are housed in our newly updated tele (technology enhanced learning environment). Here’s a random sampling of what you and your colleagues can sign up for:
- Online “Street Smarts:” Being Legal, Literate, and Secure
- Wiki Your Way to a Classroom Website
- Google Academy: Search, Learn, Share!
- Promoting Student Inquiry Using WebQuests
- Classroom Projects Using Digital Photography
- Beginning and Intermediate Moodle Training
Promoting Student Inquiry Using WebQuests
Date: July 17 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Cost: $138 CSD member; $214 non-member (One Graduate Credit Available)
Location: Cooperating School Districts, 1460 Craig Road
A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners’ time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners’ thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The model was developed in early 1995 at San Diego State University by Bernie Dodge with Tom March.
In this class, you will learn:
• The difference between short and long term WebQuests
• The critical attributes of a WebQuest
• The thinking skills necessary to complete a WebQuest
• The forms WebQuests take
• The steps in a WebQuest
• The evaluation of WebQuests
Participants experience a WebQuest as students and then will be guided to Internet sites that help them locate existing WebQuests that can be used in the classroom. Finally, with the instructor’s help, they will begin working on evaluating WebQuests for use in their classrooms.
PREREQUISITES: Participants must have basic computer skills–know how to save, cut, copy, and paste; navigate the menu bar; open and close windows; and be able to use a browser to access the Internet.
Excel is not just for math teachers, and it is not boring either! Come to the tele class on October 27th from 4-7 pm and Stacey will show you how to incorporate this tool in exciting, new ways in your classrooms. Did you know that you can use it to make interactive maps? How about WebQuests? Go beyond the normal spreadsheets with Excel and learn how to make them interesting for both you and your students. To sign up, visit http://www.csd.org/tele.
*Spring 2009 update: This class has a new name! Teaching Students about Charts & Graphs (Featuring MS Excel 2007) will be this summer on July 23*