The Educational Technology Department is excited to offer an optional professional development opportunity to all Issaquah staff members! Join us for the Tech Kickoff on Friday, August 26, 2016, from 8:00 AM-3:30 PM. Our conference sessions will cover topics and technologies like ActivInspire, Connect, Skyward, Google, iPads, Podcasting, Infographics, BYOD, Blending Learning, Coding, Office Products, and Next Lab. This year we have grouped the sessions by strand and added sorting for TPEP evaluation criteria, new and refreshed courses, and 21st century skills. The event will take place at three locations: Liberty High School, Maywood Middle School, and Briarwood Elementary.
Interested in learning more?
Browse through course descriptions and sort classes by strand, location and/or time online here.
Interested in registering for the conference?
Visit our class registration software, PD Place. Space is limited and participants are responsible for registering themselves for the conference and selecting the sessions they will attend. Attendees are required to be current ISD employees and have a contract for the 2016-2017 school year. Up to six clock hours are available and can be paid for after registering for the conference. Kindly register by August 22, 2016. Need help registering?
Visit the PD Place Information site.
Featured Class – Infographics
One of the new classes we are offering this year is creating infographics with students (you know those eye catching, information-rich visuals you see everywhere from USA Today to your local library, that make you feel smart after reading them.)
Annie Tremonte, a humanities teacher at PCMS has been creating infographics with her students for the last couple of years. At Tech Kickoff, she will share what she has learned, and help you get started on helping your students show what they’ve learned in new ways.
Check out why she thinks infographics are a great for students to show their learning.