VISUAL MEDIA AND CURRENT TECHNOLOGY USE ASSESSMENT
$2,500 per day plus travel and material cost reimbursement
Several of our education specialists are nationally recognized experts in the field of integrating visual and technology media into the classroom. For the Visual Media and Current Technology Use Assessment service, our specialists can measure the level of use (and the effectiveness of use) of these vital strategies by your teaching staff. The assessment is based on best practices and research-based approaches to technology integration in K-12 classrooms. The specialists will also develop a detailed report of their findings along with an action plan that can be use for addressing the areas of need specific to your school.
This is a custom designed training for teachers that will show them how to use advanced technologies with their students – guiding them on how to conduct unique classroom projects while students master academic content. Your Resource Associates trainer will be an experienced classroom teacher with technology integration expertise and/or a technology integration professional who will discuss and demonstrate different types of technology and their uses for various subject matter. Your trainer will further share examples of lesson plans and projects that other teachers throughout the country are using in their high tech classrooms.
VISUAL LITERACY AND THE DIGITAL NATIVE
Learn how to capitalize on digital natives’ learning styles. See examples of how to integrate more images, audio, and video into your classroom instruction. Also find out how and where to get free online resources to enhance your current classroom lessons.
RESEARCH STRATEGIES AND GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Learn how to use effective and efficient search strategies and how to organize information. Kidspiration/Inspiration and other software graphic organizers will also be discussed during this interactive training.
NetTrekker is a subscription-based, award-winning, educator approved search engine. Over 180,000 pre-approved NetTrekker sites are correlated to state standards and Lexile reading levels. Searches can be differentiated to return images, video, audio, maps, charts, primary sources, etc. – and it has a read-aloud feature. Learn how to raise academic achievement with this innovative educational resource.
USING AUDIO IN THE CLASSROOM
How can GarageBand and Audacity be used to create audio files and enhance classroom learning? Scripting a narration can be correlated to state standards and can actually provide an alternate assessment of the level of conceptual understanding. Both students and teachers will have the opportunity to narrate video or slideshow projects during this fun, full day training.
USING VIDEO IN THE CLASSROOM
Learn how dynamic video is used for instruction in today’s high tech classroom. Teacher and student created videos can motivate a learner and generate creativity (the newest, highest level added to Bloom’s). iMovie or MovieMaker or PhotoStory formats available.
Learn how to incorporate PhotoStory and VoiceThread into the classroom learning environment. Any subject level or content area can adapt the process of uploading images and voicing over to describe, support, or explain a concept or perspective. You will also learn how students can apply their own technology application skills while working inside a content area.
BLOGS, WIKIS, AND PODCASTS…OH MY!
Understand the advantages of using Web 2.0 tools to promote collaboration and communication in the school environment. Professional development applications are also included. During this session, your teachers will learn how to create a blog, wikis, and audio files to post as podcasts.
GOOGLEEARTH: BEYOND WHERE’S MY HOUSE?
CHIC LIBRARIES: CENTRAL HUB OF INFORMATION ON CAMPUS
Learn what today’s library media center should look like and how the librarian and classroom teachers can collaborate on projects. Understand how to build exciting experiences in the library that provide an inviting, supportive, and investigative atmosphere.