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CalTeach System-Wide Tech Webinars 

                                                  Spring 2021

Creating Interactive Slide Decks for Synchronous or Asynchronous Sessions

Thursday, January 21st from 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Learn ways to design slide decks that students interact with synchronously during a seminar or lecture session, or asynchronously. Using simple google slides, Peardeck or Nearpod. The workshop will be presented using these apps.

Presented by: Ingrid Salim

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Ten Creative Ways to Use Padlet to Improve Student Engagement

Thursday, January 14th from 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

In this interactive session, you will be introduced to multiple features of Padlet. Whether you are teaching in a virtual classroom or face-to-face, planning synchronous or asynchronous lessons, or collaborating with your peers, there is a Padlet - maybe even several Padlets - for you!

Presented by: Rhonda Brown

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     Fall 2020

Agile Project Management for Effective Collaboration in Any Learning Environment

Thursday, November 12th from 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM

In this interactive presentation, we will explore strategies for scaffolding popular project management methodologies used in a variety of professional settings to work in the K-12 classroom. Participants will learn simple approaches to reconceptualize “to do” lists and team roles to efficiently chunk tasks and resources while equitably distributing responsibilities among team members remotely, in person, and anywhere in between. The tools and resources provided in this presentation are best suited for students in grades 6-12, but the underlying ideas and techniques are accessible for all ages.

Presented by: Sean Glantz

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Desmos:  Maybe More There Than You Think

Thursday, October 29th from 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Desmos began just a few years ago as an incredibly friendly and powerful online graphing calculator. Since then the tools it provides to improve instruction have grown tremendously.  In this session, we will first take a broad look at Desmos’ capabilities and then focus more closely on the power of pre-made and custom classroom activities that can help you deliver quality instruction. These tools can improve instruction in a wide variety of settings: synchronous and asynchronous, at distance, and in the classroom.  Learn to create and run your own classroom activities by the end of the session.

Presented by: Jeff Hruby

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Understanding the Power & Capabilities of a Zoom Virtual Classroom

Thursday, October 8th from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM

Come experience the world of Zoom from both the student and teacher perspectives. Learn about settings that will give you maximum flexibility and control over your virtual classroom experience and learn about tools that can be used with Zoom. We’ll cover things like breakout rooms, Zoom settings and controls, screen sharing, and more.

Presented by: Corey Lee

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Exploring Canvas

Wednesday, September 30th from 4 pm-4:45 pm

Come check out and see some of the basic features in Canvas and how it compares to Google Classroom. Learn how to schedule announcements and organize your course content easily for both teachers and students. See the different assignment types and get your Canvas questions answered.

Presented by: Stacey Cool

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Creating & Maintaining Classroom Community During Distance Learning

 Thursday, Aug 20th from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM

The classroom community is the basis for a successful learning experience. When students self-monitor behavior through the development of shared norms and expectations, the classroom becomes a community of learners. In this webinar learn effective strategies and practices to develop your classroom community in the online environment. Many of these tools will be effective strategies when we return to face-to-face instruction and will support the transition between learning environments.

Presented by: Adrienne Nau

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