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Digital Learning Events

 
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Enhance Classroom Instruction with the Power of Digital Learning!
 
Explore innovative workshops, conferences, and special events on a variety of digital learning topics designed to enhance your  classroom in a traditional or virtual environment. For more information about these professional learning opportunities, e-mail digitallearning@esc4.net.
 
 

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For more information, you can also check out our professional development catalog here.   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Training Opportunities

 


September

 

Microsoft® Education Tools in the K–12 Classroom (Online)—Artificial Intelligence Hour of Code:

Participants will go through unplugged activities, coding challenges, and interactive discussions to explore artificial intelligence (AI) and block-based coding, with a focus on completing quests in the 2019 Minecraft Hour of Code. Periodic recap check-ins help participants unpack the coding concepts they encounter in the quests, including sequencing, debugging, and conditionals.

 

September 29, 2022 | 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Session ID: 1702162

Registration Fee: FREE

 

 


 

October

 

Region 4 Digital Learning presents: Create. Share. Repeat. with Creative Cloud Express (formally Adobe Spark)

In this session, we will explore creative ways to enhance your teaching and learning materials to elevate your students' experiences. We will show you digital video and design techniques that will help improve student learning. It's time to pick up that device, arm yourself with Creative Cloud Express, and create!
 
October 03, 2022  |  Time: 4:00-5:00PM  |  Online| Session ID: 1696716
Registration Fee: $35
 

Region 4 Digital Learning Presents: Empowering Young Authors with Book Creator®

Book Creator is an amazing app and browser-based e-book and comic creation tool. During this session, participants will learn how to incorporate this program into a variety of instructional settings to enhance teaching and learning. Participants will learn how to create their own books using templates, images, text, audio, and video. Teachers will learn how to incorporate these new techniques and tools into their classrooms to help students unleash their inner author.

 

October 12, 2022 | 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Session ID:1702179

Registration Fee: $35

 

Blended Learning Roadmapping (Online)

Blended Learning Best Practices in the K–12 Classroom

Participants will discover best practices for incorporating blended learning components into lessons and learn ways to seamlessly implement blended learning in the classroom.

 

October 25, 2022 | 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Session ID: 1702200

Registration Fee: $35

 
Come and learn of ways to use Nearpod® to promote student-driven and engaged learning opportunities. Discover how to create immersive, interactive lessons with Nearpod®. Explore resources for creating enriching lessons that expand the boundaries of your classroom, all with one multi-purpose tool. Walk away with lessons to use tomorrow!
 
October 26, 2022  |   Time: 3:45-4:45  |  Online|   Session ID: 1696211
Registration Fee: $35
 
In this session, participants will discover all the tools and features in Jamboard that will aid in the successful implementation of the 4C’s, Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Creativity. We will explore creative ways to engage students of all ages. Participants will walk away with Jamboard examples and templates that they could adopt and use right away.
 
October 27, 2022  |  Time: 3:45-4:45  | Online| Session ID: 1696216
Registration Fee: $35
 
 

STEAM Professional Development (Online)

Region 4's STEAM Professional Development: Scratch

This course will provide teachers with the foundational support needed to successfully utilize Scratch to support teaching and instruction for coding. Participants will engage in purposefully crafted content to build their capacity and support use of instructional practices designed to yield positive student outcomes.

 

October 31, 2022 | 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Session ID: 1702194

Registration Fee: $35


 

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Ongoing Training Opportunities

 

Learn the technical challenges faced by people with disabilities, and the purpose and goal of designing accessible sites for all learners. We’ll share best practices for integrating media, as well as tips for designing your course with mobile users in mind!
 
Self-Paced  | Session ID: 1708751  |  Registration Fee: $25.00
 
 
This course will provide teachers with the foundational support needed to successfully utilize the Schoology platform to support teaching and instruction, collaboration, and communication. While this course will be facilitated in Canvas, you can follow along in your Schoology course

Self-Paced | Session ID: 1708741   |  Registration Fee: $25.00
 
 
In this course, you will learn about Seesaw, a student driven digital portfolio tool that captures learning, sparks reflection, and promotes engagement. To experience this course fully, you will need a mobile device/computer with the Seesaw app installed. Before we get started, we will walk through the process of downloading the Seesaw app and creating an account.
 
Self-Paced | Session ID: 1708737  |  Registration Fee: $25.00
 
 
Canvas Course Checklist with Region 4 
Whether you're new to Canvas or looking for ways to improve your current course, check out Region 4's  list of "must have's"! The modules in this self-paced course will help you learn best practices for organizing and delivering content, integrating your favorite apps, and maximizing Canvas' data reporting tools to get a snapshot of where each of your students are! 
 
Self-Paced | Session ID: 1708744  |  Registration Fee: $25.00
 
 
Today's students are bombarded with opinions from every direction. You only need to look at the phenomenal rise of "social media influencers." Everyone has an opinion about everything, and there is always an audience! In this session, you'll see how easy it is to bring this trend into your classroom, while helping students create their own podcasts regarding your classroom topics!
 
Self-Paced | Session ID: 1688930   |  Registration Fee: $25.00
 
 
Bring the power of teacher-created videos into your classroom to engage your students and allow for more flexible delivery! In this session we'll survey several free or "freemium" platforms that can be used to create screencasts. In addition to best practices, we'll discuss the features of each and how it can meet your needs. Platforms covered at Canvas Studio, Microsoft PowerPoint, Zoom, Screencast-o-matic, Flipgrid, Screencastify, Loom, Prezi Video, and Zoom. * Tools are subject to change and may not be included in every session.*
 
Self-Paced | Session ID: 1688956  |  Registration Fee: $25.00
 

 


 

Blended Learning Roadmapping (Online) Packing for The Journey [Self-Paced Course]

 

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Strengthen blended learning knowledge by engaging in an in-depth exploration of the instructional strategy from beginning to end. Through this journey participants will strengthen and develop skills to support their utilization of blended learning in any classroom or content area.


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NEW! Blended Learning Roadmapping Series
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Region 4's "Blended Learning Roadmapping" series of flexible and customizable courses provides support designed to assist campuses/districts in implementing the blended learning instructional methodology.
 
In this illuminating series, attendees will learn the basics of blended learning (or get a refresher), be equipped with research based digital strategies, strengthen their use of digital resources/tools, learn about copyright and fair use, and learn to navigate the blended learning environment like a pro.
 
Because sessions are customizable, we are able to support you whether you are just beginning the blended learning journey, have successfully implemented the methodolgy, or you are anywhere in between!
 
Sessions Include:
  • Foundations of Blended Learning for Administrators
  • The Administrator's Guide to Assessing The Blended Learning Classroom (Traditional or Remote)
  • Shifting Gears: Virtual Blended Learning
  • What is Blended Learning?
  • Blended Learning Best Practices in the K12 Classroom
  • Let's Get Ready to Blend-Setting Up a Blended Learning Environment
  • Managing The Blended Learning Classroom
  • Is It Working? Assessing the Blended Learning Classroom
  • Blended Learning Strategies for Student Engagement and Learning
  • Digital Tools and OER for the Blended Learning Classroom
  • Copyright, Fair Use, and OER for the K12 Classroom
  • Fostering Blended Learning in a Remote Setting
 

 

Interested in Learning More? 
 
 
Do you need a thought partner on a new initiative or have a question about a digital tool?
Reach out to any of us and we can assist.
 
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