WOSU Classroom offers classes for educators wishing to extend their knowledge and experience with technology integration. These classes are suitable for educators of all grade levels and subject areas. Contact hours are awarded for each class at no additional fee; graduate credit is offered, as well. Contact hours are equal to the run-time of the class, minus 30 minutes for lunch (if the class is from 10 am to 3:30 pm, with 30 minutes for lunch, then the class is worth 5 contact hours).

How to register: To pay via credit card, please click the shopping cart next to your district’s membership level (find your level here). To register with a PO, please call 614-470-4488 or email classroom@wosu.org with your full name, district & building info, and the class details.
*Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.
Please bring a laptop (preferred) or tablet to all classes.

Online registration closes two weeks prior to the start of class; please call to register after that time (614-470-4488).

Cancellations received two weeks prior to the class start date are eligible for a full refund less a $25 processing fee

All face-to-face courses will be held at the Fawcett Event Center [map] unless otherwise specified. Parking passes will be issued to all course attendees via email 1-week prior to the course date.


Online courses
can be found at wosu.pm/OLC.

Custom professional learning opportunities are available as well at wosu.pm/CPL.

 


New this summer is our ‘Summer Season Pass’! For just $175* attend any 5 courses of your choosing. Click the image above to purchase now. Once you’ve purchased the pass, simply email classroom@wosu.org with a list of the courses you want to take.

* = The $175 only covers the course fee. If you wish to attend a course which has an equipment/materials fee, please pay the fee by clicking the beachball icon below the payment link on each class.



If you would like to register with a PO, please call 614-470-4488, or email your full name, district info, and the class info to classroom@wosu.org


 

Makerspace Structured for Learning Series
Attend one day or all five of the Makerspace Series! Provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build, and invent as students deeply engage in learning.  Each day of the boot camp will focus on teaching strategies, lesson design, and classroom implementation strategies. Makerspaces provide value in all content areas and grade levels and time will be dedicated to creating your own personal plan for implementation. *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.
Attend all 5 days and get a free t-shirt!

Application of Design Thinking*
6/10/2019  9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 course fee + $20 materials fee ($55 total)
$20 materials fee for Summer Season Pass holders

Explore the mindsets and habits to collaborative inquiry model with prototyping. Experience how to design hands-on problem-solving challenges encouraging productive struggle.

Energy: Paper circuit course*
6/11/2019  9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 course fee + $20 materials fee ($55 total)
$20 materials fee for Summer Season Pass holders

Explore how circuits work to design products that light up. Experience circuits in applications demonstrating parallel and series models.

Designing: Structures*
6/12/2019  9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 course fee + $20 materials fee ($55 total)
$20 materials fee for Summer Season Pass holders

How high and how strong can you design for stability with a variety of materials will set the stage for the day. Principles will be applied to chain reactions demonstrating force and gravity.

Simple Machines*
6/13/2019  9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 course fee + $20 materials fee ($55 total)
$20 materials fee for Summer Season Pass holders

Design solutions with simple machines to grab and move objects. Designs will able basic principles of physics and engineering.

Project Runway*
6/14/2019  9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 course fee + $20 materials fee ($55 total)
$20 materials fee for Summer Season Pass holders

The theme for the day is to recycle and reuse materials to design products to wear and tote. Explore how creativity inspires functional designs to express your personality, themes, or literature connections.

 

Using Technology to Promote a Love for Reading
6/17/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Cultivate a love for reading in your classroom! Research states that there are four things needed when promoting a love for reading: choice, availability, safety/support, and creativity. We’ll explore those themes and ways to promote independent reading for enjoyment. Learn about fabulous tools and fun lesson to promote a love for reading.

 

PBS Resources for Social Emotional Learning
6/18/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

PBS Learning Media is a free, online media-on-demand service developed for PreK-12 educators featuring interactives, images, video, audio files and more with lesson plans, background essays, correlated standards, and discussion questions.  Come and explore the PBD resource bank on trauma-informed practices by topics of interest to design positive learning environments supporting more controlled executive functioning in your students.

 

Build Your Own Virtual Reality Experience
6/19/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Come and build your own virtual reality experience in Google’s new Tour Creator. Tour creator enables students, teachers, and anyone with a story to tell, to make a VR tour using imagery from Google Street View or your own 360 photos. The tool is designed to let you produce professional-level VR content without a steep learning curve. Once you have created a tour, learn how to publish it in your website or in Google’s library of 3D content for others to view from a hyperlink or in Google Cardboard.

 

Scratch for Educators
6/20/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Programming is becoming a more and more important skill to have. A number of schools want to start Coding Clubs or create opportunities for students to explore programming. Scratch is a free programming language and online community where students can create their own games, animations, interactive stories and much more using block coding. In this course, we will learn the basics of Scratch, try out a few coding projects and then explore all the resources and ideas to bring Scratch and programming into the classroom.

 

Videos, Pictures, and Storytelling with iPad
6/20/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

The iPad is a powerful creation tool in the hands of students. There are several ways you can use iPads to unleash your students’ creativity and one of them is through engaging them in the creation and production of videos, pictures and digital stories. Come learn about iPad apps that turn students into creators and storytellers.  These various apps and iPad features expose you to exciting and unique features that can be tailored for a wide range of learners.

 


If you would like to register with a PO, please call 614-470-4488, or email your full name, district info, and the class info to classroom@wosu.org


Catch FlipGrid Fever
7/9/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Flipgrid is a video response platform where educators have online video discussions with students and/or other educators. Teachers provide feedback to students and better yet, students provide feedback to one another. Explore practical ways of using this digital tool, such as reading responses and exit tickets, and get inspired with engaging ideas for classroom applications.

 

Lifting All Learners
7/10/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

By providing each student with reasonable levels of challenge and instructional scaffolding as needed, students learn that hard work results in successful growth. This session develops Next Gen Educator’s mindsets and habits to design a learning environment creating a sense of belonging and challenge. Ed tech integration will be among the strategies to promote student agency and responsive feedback encouraging students to take risks valuing productive struggle.  

 

Master Google Sheets
7/11/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Explore the layout and features of Google Sheets! Participants will learn how to create and edit Sheets, format their data for more professional-looking results, use time-saving formulas, and analyze data using data sorting and pivot tables.

 

Google on the iPad
7/11/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Mobile devices have allowed educators to shift their teaching styles to a more student-centered approach.  We are no longer living in a one-size-fits-all world. The integration of Google and the iPad have allowed us to extract the power of these different tools to achieve individual student learning goals.  Learn about harnessing the creative powers of the iPads while still gaining access to the productivity powers from Google Apps.

 

Makerspace Cricut Series*
Attend one day or all five of the Makerspace Cricut Series!  The Cricut makes it simple to bring a design element into your classroom makerspace. Its versatility, affordability, and wide range of cutting options make it a safe and fun addition to bring out the “maker” in your students. That, coupled with the Cricut Design Space interface, make this the ideal tool to take your students’ ideas from concept to prototype!  Participants must bring a Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air (2), or Cricut Maker to class. *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization. 

*Participants must bring a laptop to class. Cricut cannot run off of a tablet or Chromebook. Must be Windows or Apple laptop*

***If you want to bring your own Cricut Machine, you only need to pay the $45 course fee by clicking on the first orange shopping cart***

Getting Started with the Cricut*
7/15/2019  9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$45 course fee
(+ $308 for Cricut Explore Air 2 – OR – $485 for the Cricut Maker)
$10 materials fee for Summer Season Pass holders

Making It with the Cricut and Cardstock*
7/16/2019  9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$45 course fee (+ $308 for Cricut Explore Air 2 – OR – $485 for the Cricut Maker )
$10 materials fee for Summer Season Pass holders

Making It with the Cricut and Vinyl*
7/17/2019  9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$45 course fee (+ $308 for Cricut Explore Air 2 – OR – $485 for the Cricut Maker)
$10 materials fee for Summer Season Pass holders

Making It with the Cricut and Iron-on*
7/18/2019  9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$45 course fee (+ $308 for Cricut Explore Air 2 – OR – $485 for the Cricut Maker )
$10 materials fee for Summer Season Pass holders

Making It with the Cricut Print and Cut Feature*
7/19/2019  9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$45 course fee (+ $308 for Cricut Explore Air 2 – OR – $485 for the Cricut Maker)
$10 materials fee for Summer Season Pass holders


*Participants must bring a laptop to class. Cricut cannot run off of a tablet or Chromebook. Must be Windows or Apple laptop*


If you would like to register with a PO, please call 614-470-4488, or email your full name, district info, and the class info to classroom@wosu.org


Creating Student Authors with Book Creator for Chrome
7/18/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee


Have you ever wanted to create an ebook Library of your own and invite students to join? Or maybe get students to create a page individually and when done, you combine them all into one class book? Book Creator for Chrome is alive with possibilities: e-books to collaborate, design, drop video or music, annotate, publish online or as a ePub file. Come and build your own bookshelf today with this easy to use Chromebook App.

 

Google Certified Educator Academy Level 1
7/23 AND 7/24/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
 $35 Course Fee


Amplify learning with G Suite! Join us as we explore core areas of Google for Education to increase efficiency in the classroom, student learning and creativity, and classroom integration practices. Academies are facilitated by expert Google Certified Trainers with years of classroom experience. This course will cover the 13 Fundamental Units necessary to pass the Google Level 1 Educator exam as well as some tips and tricks to add to your Google toolbox!

 

Google Certified Educator Academy Level 2
7/25 AND 7/26/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee


Take your Google-tastic classroom to the next level! This Level 2 Academy covers topics such as: increased functionality of the core G Suite tools, alignment of Google tools with personalized learning models, and the creation of blended learning lessons. We will also explore ways to develop professional networks using add-ons and apps to improve the functionality of Google products, and higher level functions of Forms and Sheets to collect and organize data. Academies are facilitated by expert Google Certified Trainers with years of classroom experience.

 

INFOhio Classroom Tools
7/30/2019  9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room

FREE (Please click the cart to register so we know you’re coming) 

Come explore the variety of resources that INFOhio has to offer in this Free Class! In this class, participants will dive into the classroom tools located in INFOhio’s core collection with research tools and beyond. Classroom applications for the PreK-12 classroom will be covered.

 

The Art of Guided Note-taking
7/30/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Every class sets an expectation for students to take notes, yet students often struggle to organize, clarify and actively connect the dots. Discover key factors in how to engage students as active meaning makers with research-based practices illustrating how note taking matters. Designs will include practices in visual note-taking strategies and guided notes to increase learning retention. Templates applying Google Apps, including Keep, Drawings and Slides, will be shared to guide students with words, diagrams and pictures to encode information to better absorb content knowledge.

 

Match Made In Google: Drawings + Slides =
7/31/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Google’s apps work together seamlessly to create engaging and powerful learning opportunities. Bring Google Drawings and Google Slides together to make dynamic, interactive lessons for your students. Applicable to all content areas and skill levels, this Google app smashing course shows the magic that happens when these two apps combine in the education world.

 


If you would like to register with a PO, please call 614-470-4488, or email your full name, district info, and the class info to classroom@wosu.org


PBS LearningMedia
8/1/2019  9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
FREE (Please click the cart to register so we know you’re coming) 

Expand your digital toolkit and discover how PBS LearningMedia and its collection of over 120K standards-aligned resources can be integrated into meaningful learning experiences for your students. During the session, resources for a range of grades and subject areas will be showcased. You will explore how to search for and filter the most relevant content for your classroom and save your favorite resources to share with students and colleagues.

 

Voice and Choice
8/6/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Yes, it is true that teachers need to be the ultimate decision-makers about a lot of things, but what can happen when we shift our perspective and allow our students to choose their learning path? Learning that incorporates student choice provides a pathway for students to fully, genuinely invest themselves in quality work that matters. This course explores realistic ways to increase voice and choice in your classroom.

 

Digital Badging
8/7/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Have you wanted to start a badging system in your classroom? In this course, we will help you understand digital badges and how they could be implemented in your class. We will also talk about creating badges and digital tools to help create a badging environment.

 

Note Taking, Sketching and Annotating with the iPad
8/8/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

What easy-to-use and exciting iPad apps you have in your pocket that you could be employed to enhance notetaking and close reading strategies? This session will provide an overview of current iOS apps for mobile devices that will support you and your students in creative thinking, critical thinking, and note-taking. Participants will explore tools for the iPhone and iPad to discover purposes and features to take your teaching untethered.

 

Hands-On Games For Little Geniuses: OSMO for iPad*
8/13/2019 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room

$145 for OSMO Genius Kit plus course fee (payment link coming soon)
-OR-
$35 Course fee only (participants must bring their own OSMO Genius Kit.)


OSMO is an innovative device that transforms the iPad into an interactive classroom accessory that will add a level of excitement and engage students in the learning process. It’s perfect for grades 1-6. We’ll share how to use the Osmo with your iPad, apps that work with Osmo, and lesson ideas for implementation. The OSMO Genius Kit is included for you to keep! Participants must bring their own iPad to class. *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

 

Student-Led Workshops
8/14/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Students should have opportunities, outside of testing, to demonstrate what they have learned. Initiating student-led workshops in your course is an excellent, easy way to empower students to share what they know with their peers. From brainstorming topics to the finished product, this course shows step-by-step how to implement student-led workshops that encourage creativity and facilitate innovation. Discover templates and strategies to guide students in articulating personal learning goals and in return, give them opportunities to teach their peers.

 


If you would like to register with a PO, please call 614-470-4488, or email your full name, district info, and the class info to classroom@wosu.org


Supporting English Learners
8/15/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

We strive to meet students where they are. Yet, often struggle to be timely, efficient, and effective, particularly with English Learners. Explore how Google Apps can build background, scaffold language during a task, and teach language beyond a task. Scaffolds applying digital tools will help you design, observe and reflect what is making a difference for all students including EL.

 

Close Reading in the World of Digitized Text
8/21/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Close reading integrating digitized text resources requires extension of tech-savvy skills. Annotating text, graphic organizers, and templates using Google Tools and Apps support student’s deeper analysis of information, arguments, ideas, and details based on evidence.  Build up your Google Drive with rich templates to use tomorrow in any content area improving students’ ability to answer a range of text-dependent questions.

 

Introduction to Microsoft Office 365
8/21/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Enhance the learning experience for you and your students with Office 365. Get to know several aspects of Microsoft Office 365, such as OneNote, Teams, Word and Forms, just to name a few. You will learn how to create, collect, monitor, and grade student work in this digital environment. In addition, you will gain an understanding of how to better collaborate with coworkers by distributing important information and by sharing files and teaching materials. Office 365 will become the digital hub that keeps you well-organized throughout the entire school year.

 

Essential Google Add-Ons for Educators
8/22/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Do you ever wish you could do more with your Google Apps? Add more function to your Forms? More pizazz to your presentations?! In this class, we’ll explore the awesome add-ons that can take your favorite Google tools to the next level! We’ll cover the life-changing add-ons no educator should live without and delve into the world of 3rd party integration tools that make G Apps more powerful and useful to you and your students.

 

iPad for Elementary
8/27/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Whether it’s for literacy, creativity, and/or play, elementary aged students need iPad apps and activities that are both educational and FUN! If you are looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-5 classrooms, this course explores best practices, ideas for engaging activities and apps that are great for any content area!

 

Fact vs. Fiction
8/28/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Fact vs. Fiction provides educators with tools and resources to help students discern fact from fiction in the information they access not only at school, but on the devices they carry in their pockets and backpacks.

 

Interactive Google Sheets with Flippity
8/29/2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Fawcett Event Center Multipurpose Room
$35 Course Fee

Flippity, a Google Sheet add-on, easily turns any Google Sheet into flashcards, badge creator, spelling quiz, word search, bracket challenge, and more. In this course, we will explore Google Sheets and the add-on Flippity and work through a number of examples.

 


If you would like to register with a PO, please call 614-470-4488, or email your full name, district info, and the class info to classroom@wosu.org