Check out the upcoming staff development opportunities being offered by our Instructional Technology Team this spring! Locations details and registration details for each of these 1.5 hour sessions is now posted in ASCEND.


Intro to Office 365

  • Tuesday, January 13 – Section 99873
  • Thursday, Feburary 12 – Section 99876

Why should working from home be any different than working in your classroom or office? With Office 365, work like a pro from wherever you are and on whatever device you have! This session will provide a general overview of all the features in your district Office 365 account – Outlook email, OneDrive for Business, Sites, Lync, and software downloads. Simplify your life – use Office 365.

iPad Product Creation

  • Thursday, January 22 – Section 99874

Tired of "Drill and Kill" apps being used in your  classroom.  Do you want to reach those higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy in a fun way?  Why not use an iPad? In this session, you will not only learn about some great apps to use for creation, but also, some classroom management tips that will get the creative juices flowing. 


iPad Classroom Best Practices

  • Tuesday, January 27 – Section 99875

The iPad is fast becoming a norm in today’s classroom.  Teachers are excited to incorporate them in their students’ learning but often become frustrated with the management aspect of the devices.  This session will walk through best practices for keeping your iPads current and organized.  Learn about restrictions, guided access, and much more.

INTERACT Video Assistance


  • Tuesday, February 17- Section 99878
  • Wednesday, Feburary 25 – Section 99879

This session is for INTERACT Applicants only.  Bring your raw video footage and join members of the Technology Staff Development team to help you combine, finalize, and upload your video application.

PREREQUISITE:  You must bring prerecorded video files with you.  If you do not have video files ready to use for this training, you will not receive DMA credit.

Exploring the Possibilities with Discovery Education

  • Thursday, Feburary 19 – Section 99880

Did you know that Discovery Education has a library of ready-made lesson plans for you to download?  In addition to the library of videos, you have a collection of images and sounds at your fingertips.  Discovery Education is a great tool that has limitless possibilities!  Come spend time with us as we explore the components of Discovery Education and leave with ideas for how to use these tools to make a huge impact in your classroom.

Get in the Mix with Office Mix

  • Tuesday, February 24 – Section 99882

Let’s face it. You’re kind of a big deal… with a lot on your plate. With that in mind, let’s explore Office Mix. Take your PowerPoint presentations and bring them to life as interactive online lessons. From recording audio or video of yourself giving a lecture, to directly writing in the presentation as you would at your whiteboard, to quizzing, to sharing, to seeing how it all worked – Office Mix helps you do it all simply.

Stop Motion

  • Thursday, March 19 – Section 99886

Stop Motion Animation is not just a movie with clay characters, but a fun and effective form of nonlinguistic representation.  Students will apply their knowledge by becoming the creators, photographers, narrators, and directors of their own movies.   Experience Stop Motion Animation through the eyes of a student and walk away with a wealth of ideas on how to use stop motion in your classroom.

Promethean Make & Take

  • Thursday, April 9 – Section 99887

Are you dying to create a great flipchart for your classroom but are unsure where to begin or haven’t made the time to get one made?

Join us for a Promethean Make and Take session.  Come with an idea to work on while a few members of the CITS team are there to help you along the way!  You will leave with a flipchart you created for your students.

Introduction to OneDrive

  • Tuesday, April 28 – Section 99893

Why deal with jump drives, your H: drive, or even carting paperwork to and from work? OneDrive for Business enables you to leave the hassle behind and access your files from anywhere in the world that you have internet access. We will show you how to set these tools up and how to use them to increase your productivity – anywhere, anytime.