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PROFESSIONAL Development opportunities

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In Person Trainer

Summer camp for teachers

In Person Trainer

Learn with PD designed around your needs.  We offer onsite customized workshops delivered by certified educators with classroom experience.

Stacey@classtech.us

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Online training

Summer camp for teachers

In Person Trainer

Online training is a great way to learn at your own pace.  Let us know if you are interested in learning about a site that offers dynamic online courses.

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Summer camp for teachers

Summer camp for teachers

Summer camp for teachers

Train your whole staff or just send a select few. Classtech's summer camps for teachers give teachers the time to learn while creating engaging lessons for their students.

Welcome

All of our workshops are customized to meet the specific needs of your staff.  We believe that professional development for teachers should be hands-on and content-based.  

SMART Workshops

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Getting Started

POWER AND POTENTIAL PRESENTATION - 30 to 45 mins

Want a glimpse of how your new interactive flat panel, paired with SMART Learning Suite Software and SMART Learning Suite's Online website can transform your teaching?  Watch a master teacher use customized digital math manipulatives, get students creating in collaborative work spaces, assess student understanding on the fly, and put the power in the hands of students by teaching with student- created material.  Calling SMART's interactive flat panel a "front of the room" display is like calling your iPhone just a phone.


HARDWARE - 30 mins

Product overview

Care and maintenance

Hands-on practice learning to operate your new interactive flat panel


IQ MODULE - 45 to 60 mins

Overview - Settings and  tour

Inking and annotating - Best practices using the whiteboarding app - Saving your notes

Organizing and saving your files - Sending files to your IQ Module to use without a computer

Using online materials when teaching

Best practice for teaching with the IQ Module

SMART Learning Suite Software - Basics

SMART LEARNING SUITE - SOFTWARE TOUR - 30 mins

Overview of the components of the SMART Learning Suite Software Bundle

Basic Tour of SMART Notebook Software 


SMART NOTEBOOK SOFTWARE - SMART INK - 30 mins

Ink on websites, PDF's, Powerpoints, Google Docs/Slides and even your desktop

Best practices for using SMART Ink  vs SMART Notebook

Use SMART Ink when not in Notebook


SMART NOTEBOOK SOFTWARE - INKING AND ANNOTATING  - 30 mins

Best practices for using SMART Notebook's whiteboarding space

Basic Tools - Grouping, locking, converting ink to text

Using gestures such as pinching, dragging and shaking to group/ungroup

Integrating with Google and other applications

Incorporating images and backgrounds


SMART NOTEBOOK - BASIC TOOLS - 60 mins

Learn how to use SMART Notebook's basic tools

Learn SMART Notebook's basic tabs

Add and re-order your pages to organize your content

Add and manipulate objects - locking, grouping, resizing, cloning

Use screen capture to bring math problems and websites into Notebook

Create simple pages by using shapes, text and images


SMART NOTEBOOK - SHAPES AND LINES - 60 mins to 2 hours

Create and customize shapes and lines

Use shapes and lines to make interactive pages for your students

Use shapes and lines to create interactive math manipulatives

Create backgrounds and templates like KWL charts 

Use shapes to hide answers or give students a place to work

Create interactive pages to use with students

Create transparent  shapes to use as counters on 100 charts, number lines, calendars and more



SMART Notebook software- inTERMEDIATE

SMART NOTEBOOK - CONTENT CREATION - PDF'S and PowerPoints

Convert online material to Notebook Software, add interactivity and send to student devices

Add math manipulatives to your worksheets and pass them out digitally

Create collaborative  work spaces using your current curriculum

Send PDF-based lessons to your IQ Module so your sub can use them without your computer


SMART NOTEBOOK - LINKING

Link to Word documents, webpages, Google Docs and Slides

Linking helps with class management 

Use linking to create lessons that help students understand larger concepts


SMART NOTEBOOK - INTERMEDIATE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

Use the table tool to create frames and backgrounds as well as bar graphs and more

Customize your fonts and tools 

Use the embedded internet browser

Use alignment guides 

Add widgets

Add 3D objects like shapes or a 3D heart that actually beats

Use animation to create excitement and interactivity

Use interactive dice and spinners 

Create and use the custom mapping feature

Add sound to your lessons 


SMART NOTEBOOK - ADD ONS TAB

Add YouTube videos to your lesson and never watch another commercial  

Send the lesson to student devices and the YouTube video will play on their devices

Use Geogebra for thousands of interactive math features

Use SMART Blocks to teach order of operations and more

Use Activity Builder to create your own interactive games

Quickly search and use images

Create animated pages with the Lesson Recorder


PAGE LAYOUT AND PAGE DESIGN

Learn the best practices of how to create interactive pages for students

If you are designing a station to be used on your interactive flat panel, the design will look very different than if you are sending it to student iPads or Chromebooks  

Learn how font and color combinations can affect student understanding as well as focus


LESSON DESIGN

Put your page creation techniques to the test by creating a lesson

Lessons created for directed teaching vs lessons created for student work sessions will look different

Download and use lessons or pages from the SMART Exchange

Convert and use materials you already have

Put websites to work for you

Learn how to create lessons that will cater to all  learning types

Design lessons for whole class, small groups, and individual students either at the board or on student devices

INTEGRATING WITH STUDENT DEVICES

SMART LAB

Create fun games and activities that can be pushed out the student devices

Have students send images and text to the board to participate in class discussions or show projects

Assess student understanding with gamified formative assessments that can be used with the whole class, in small groups or individually on any student device

Create SMART Response assessments that you can review with your students and export the results for parent conferences


SMART LEARNING SUITE ONLINE - GIVE STUDENTS ACCESS

Learn how to create a free account

Add PDF's and Powerpoints - Learn to convert them into interactive pages

Send SMART Notebook Lessons to student devices

Create interactive games and activities for use on student devices

Send students a link to your lesson so they can work on it at home on any web-enabled device

Integrate with G-Suites and send your material straight from your Google Classroom account to SMART Learning Suite Online

Review students' work in real time


SMART LEARNING SUITE ONLINE - COLLABORATIVE WORK SPACES

Create a digital work space that students can work in collaboratively

Assign groups and edit the students in each group

Learn how best to design student work spaces 

Specialty Classes

CONTENT CREATION SESSIONS - CREATE LESSONS WITH EXPERTS

Content creation sessions let you develop your lessons with teachers who can help you come up with dynamic ideas for teaching your subject matter.  Do you know what features of SMART Learning Suite are best for the concept you are trying to teach?  


FLIP YOUR CLASSROOM WITH SMART

Create lessons, assessments and projects that students can complete at their own pace

Use your interactive flat panel to create your own screencasted videos that students can watch and re-watch with just one touch of a button

Assess students to keep track of understanding


MATH

If you teach math, you will love all that SMART can do for you!

Create interactive math manipulatives that you can add to your software for easy access

Use the interactive math tools like rulers and protractors

Create sliding fraction bars,  divide shapes into equal parts, create hundred blocks that divide into 10's and then 1's, use transparent shapes on number lines,  access grids and graphs without pre-prepping and send all these manipulatives to student devices

Insert equations or write equations with the equation editor

Use interactive dice and spinners


ELA

Literature is so much more powerful when you can digitally dissect it.

Brainstorm with student in collaborative workspaces

Create brainstorming templates and concept charts

Develop interactive games that help students learn grammar rules




Workshop packages

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS 

2 hour workshop

1/2 day workshop

Full day workshop


3 DAY PACKAGE - best value - your 3 days do not have to be used consecutively


Fees: Please contact us for current pricing in your area



EXAMPLE OF A FULL DAY TRAINING: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

*Group already had a 2 hour Power and Potential/Hardware/IQ Module Training


Learning Outcomes:

Get to know the basic tools of Notebook Software

Learn best practices for inking and annotating on 3rd party software, websites and Notebook

Create interactive pages that you can use with your students using shapes, images and text

Create interactive games to use with your students using SMART Lab

Facilitate student understanding by incorporating images, YouTube videos, SMART Lab gamification and math manipulatives

Add brainstorming templates, tools and math manipulatives to your software that will help you save class time


Expectations:

Teachers will be able to use SMART Notebook Software to create interactive pages to use on their display or on student devices

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