Veteran teacher? New to the classroom? Tech pro? Afraid of your phone?
We have a workshop for you…
Get the most out of your SMARTBoard! Learn to use SMARTBoard’s Notebook software to design interactive lessons; challenging your students’ creative and critical thinking.
Already working with SMARTBoard’s? In this advanced workshop we dive into the many tools offered in Notebook, and give hands on practice using SMARTBoard to target specific subjects areas.
Love it or hate it, your students use it (and so do you). Learn how wikis work, how to edit Wikpedia, and how some teachers are using to engage their students in authentic research and writing practices.
We take a hands on look at tablet computing; considering at apps for learning, ways to integrate tablets with teaching, and e-texts. Use one of our iPads or Android tablets or BYOD (bring your own device).
Have you ever wanted to build your own website? Learn how to do it with WordPress, and discover ways to communicate better with your students and their families. Learn how your own students can publish their multimedia work on the web without needing any programming or advanced design skills.
With smartphones, flipcams, and iPads, almost everyone has a access to a digital video recorder. Learn how to plan and shoot high quality video. Edit your video with simple, intuitive online tools. You and your students will be producing video in no time. Use one of our cameras or BYOD (bring your own device). All participants will shoot and edit a short video in this workshop.
Gillian “Gus” Andrews [building websites, video production] is the producer of The Media Show — the worlds best puppet-based media criticism series on YouTube. Gus has written extensively about digital media and communications, including work on race and gender in video games, and the online literacy practices of expert and novice internet users. She holds a doctorate in Communications and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Matthew X. Curinga [wikipedia, ipads & android] is the director of the Program in Educational Technology at Adelphi University. Matt has extensive experience designing educational software, including work on the CTELL case-based literacy project, STEPS bilingual writing platform, and StudyPlace wiki for the philosophy of education. At Adelphi, he teaches courses in Mobile Learning, Learning with Video Games, computer programming, and interaction/multimedia design. He writes about the politics of software design, and received his doctorate in Instructional Technology & Media from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Vania Duarte [smartboard basic, smartboard advanced] teaches Math at Westbury High School. As an adjunct professor at Adelphi University she teaches methods courses for in-service and pre-service teachers, and facilitates SMARTBoard technology workshops for faculty and students. She has extensive experience conducting professional development workshops: for over eight years she has worked with school districts, universities, the Nassau BOCES Center, and at Mathematics/Bilingual conferences disseminating good practices to new and veteran teachers in search of professional growth. Her enthusiasm and the participants’ receptivity have yielded many successful presentations. Vania holds a BA in mathematics, a MA in adolescent education, a Bilingual Extension certification and a Building/District level administrative certification from Stony Brook University.Each workshop can be used as 3 hours of professional development for NYS certified teachers. Workshops do not count for Adelphi University graduate credits.