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.

How to register: To pay via credit card, please click the blue course fee button below the course title. To register with a PO, please call 614-688-1109 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 (614-292-9678).

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

All face-to-face courses will be held at the Fawcett Event Center [map] unless otherwise specified. Class participants must pay for parking at the kiosk in the center of the parking lot. The fee is $2.25/hour.

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

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

Everything’s better with a friend! Register for any of our one-day courses below by September 30th, and bring a friend for free*! Once you registered for a course, simply call us at 614.688.1109 or email us at classroom@wosu.org with your registration info along with the name and email for the friend you wish to bring!

*Equipment fees are not included in this offer.


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


 

Using Technology to Promote a Love for Reading
10/8/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

This course is all about using technology to cultivate a love for reading in your classroom. Research shows there are 4 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. You will also leave with basic knowledge of tools within G Suite and fun ideas.

$100 Course Fee

 

SmartPath Financial Literacy for Grades 1-8
10/8/2019 | 4 – 5pm

Sponsored by the Fifth Third Foundation and in partnership with WOSU Public Media, the University of Cincinnati’s Economics Center is offering a FREE $martPath training session. $martPath is an engaging, interactive and easy-to-use way for teachers to embed relevant and fun economic and financial education in their classrooms. All units are aligned with Ohio’s Content Standards—particularly in Math, Social Studies, and English. Teachers in attendance will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for attending the workshop as well as an additional $75 Amazon gift card for implementing the curriculum during the 2019-2020 school year.

Free Registration!

 

iPad: Maximize Student Learning
10/10/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

In this course, we will explore tools for the iPhone and iPad to untether your teaching! We’ll provide an overview of current iOS apps for mobile devices that will support you and your students in both creative and critical thinking, formative assessment, time management, video creation, and note-taking. Participants will leave this session with a pocket-full of easy-to-use and exciting iOS tools that enhance teaching and learning.

$100 Course Fee

 

Learning with Voice and Choice
10/15/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

It is true that teachers are the ultimate decision-makers about many things, but what happens when we shift our perspective and allow students to choose their own learning path? Learning that incorporates student choice provides a pathway for students to fully, and genuinely invest themselves in quality work that matters.

$100 Course Fee

 

PearDeck with Google Slides
10/18/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

With active learning and formative assessment designs, the Google Slide Add-on Pear Deck connects with learners of every age and ability. PearDeck is a free add on used with Google Slides and Microsoft Powerpoint to enhance any presentation. This tool is great to combine with previously created slides or add from templates. Teachers and students log into Pear Deck and Google/Microsoft, files are auto-saved in Drive, and everything is integrated with Google Classroom. Participants will receive 6 months of upgraded features for free.

$100 Course Fee

 

Google Trainer Certification Prep
10/22/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Are you Google Level 1 and Level 2 certified? Let’s make it official. Combine your expertise in Google tools with your love of helping others. Become a Google Certified Trainer to support educators as they redefine learning with technology. Come and learn what it takes to become a Certified Google Trainer and leave prepared to complete the requirements.

$100 Course Fee

 

Virtual Reality: Bring Learning to Life with the Oculus Quest*
10/23/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Virtual Reality (VR) has reached a turning point with the release of the Oculus Quest. VR learning generates new understandings based on experiences impossible to replicate in real life. Learn how to integrate VR to engage learners, inspire creativity and cultivate curiosity. With this all in one VR system, students have six degrees of freedom (they can move around just like they would in real life) and can perform realistic and precise actions. The Quest can also be mirrored to a larger screen, bringing in many more students to watch and participate—meaning it’s not such a solo experience. The 128GB Oculus Quest and $50 in Quest Apps are included. *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

$710 Course Fee

 

Creating Student Authors with Book Creator for Chrome
10/24/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Ever want to create an ebook Library of your own and invite students to join? Or why not 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: collaborate on ebooks, design your own layouts, add videos and voice, annotate, and publish online or as an ePub file. Come and build your own bookshelf today with this easy to use Chromebook App.

$100 Course Fee

 


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


 

Classroom Notebooks with OneNote
10/29/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Save time. Organize. Collaborate. OneNote Class Notebooks have a personal workspace for every student, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities. This new free add-in for the OneNote desktop (2013 or 2016) is designed to help teachers save time and be even more efficient with their Class Notebooks. The add-in includes page and section distribution, a quick review of student work, and assignments and grading integration with many Learning Management Systems as well as the new Microsoft Classroom. Participants must have an Office 365 account.

$100 Course Fee

 

PBS LearningMedia – Expanding on Timely Unit Topics (Vets Day) SEL
10/29/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

PBS LearningMedia is a free, online media-on-demand service developed for PreK-12 educators featuring interactive worksheets, images, video, audio files and more with lesson plans, background essays, correlated standards, and discussion questions. Come and explore the PBS resource bank to expand playlist and choice board designs on any upcoming unit of study~Including Veterans Day.

$100 Course Fee

 

Classroom Makerspace with Cricut*
11/5/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

The Cricut makes it simple to bring a design element into your classroom makerspace. It’s easy versatility, affordability, and a wide range of materials 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 Windows or Mac laptop to class (no Chromebooks or tablets, please). *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

$110 Course Fee Only (BYO Cricut)     $588 Course Fee + Cricut Maker

 

Build Your Own Virtual Reality Experience
11/6/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Come and build your own virtual reality experience in Google’s 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 on your website or in Google’s library of 3D content for others to view from a hyperlink or in Google Cardboard.

$100 Course Fee

 

Digital Wellness – Coping with The New Normal
11/13/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Do you wake up reaching for your phone? Do notice the top of children’s heads more than faces? Smartphone and device use are creating new norms in how adults and children behave. Balanced practices with screen time are vital for adults to model and establish clear boundaries to maintain healthy use. This session will explore issues and designs for coping with the new normal both at home and at school.

$100 Course Fee

 

Google Sites
11/14/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Google has created applications that help teachers and students organize information as well as communicate more efficiently and effectively. In this course, we will look at using Google Sites to create a classroom website as well as uses for Google Sites for students and classroom projects.

$100 Course Fee

 

Catch FlipGrid Fever
11/15/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

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.

$100 Course Fee

 

Implementing Authentic Tasks
11/20/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

When we provide authentic tasks, students are engaged and performance outcomes increase. With authentic tasks, students construct their own responses and are doing something that puts real communicative demands on them. In this course, participants will examine characteristics of authentic tasks, explore different types of authentic tasks and their role in the classroom, and design a lesson for use in their own class.

$100 Course Fee

 

TransFORM Your Class with Google
12/3/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

This course will cover everything you need to know to effectively use Google Forms in your classroom. Starting with the basics, learn how to add questions, insert images/videos, and create sections within Forms. From auto-grading quizzes and surveys to creating rubrics and short stories, this course explores several conventional (and unconventional) uses of Google Forms.

$100 Course Fee

 

Podcasting
12/4/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Podcasting has become an increasingly popular form of storytelling and communication in today’s digital age. In this course, we will look at the benefits of podcasting and then we will help develop a plan for a podcast from scriptwriting to audio tools for recording. Finally, we will share resources of different platforms for publishing your podcast.

$100 Course Fee

 


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


 

Organizing Your Teacher Life with Google Tools
12/10/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Teachers are busy people! There are apps available to help keep those hectic schedules and tasks organized throughout the school year. This class explores apps such as Trello, Google Keep, Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Calendar. Learn the basics of using each of these communicating and organizing apps efficiently as well as useful tips and tricks that will have you set for the year!

$100 Course Fee

 

Photo Magic-Visual Design*
12/13/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Get the most out of Photos with this collection of power tips to capture and curate for student learning. Explore how to use capture a scene using 360 imagery. Learn how to create albums, make creative photo edits, insert into Google Apps and share photos securely. Ricoh Theta SC 360 Camera included. *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

$297 Course Fee

 

Essential Chrome Web Extensions for Educators
12/17/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Do you ever wish you could do more with your Chrome Browser? Or do you need a better way of keeping track of great resources for your students? Teachers oftentimes come across information on the web that they want to share with their students. Come explore the awesome extensions that can make your teacher life more efficient. This class covers extensions educators shouldn’t go without. A list of required extensions will be provided two weeks prior to class.

$100 Course Fee

 

Writing Process Designs and Templates
1/9/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Supporting writers is challenging work. See how Google Drawings and Slides build scaffolds for struggling writers to find their point of view, sparking ideas with purpose and focus. Differentiated learning designs utilizing graphic organizers will engage writers in a process of wonder and revision. Content built with Google apps makes thinking visible to emphasize deeper learning. A stream of ideas and products are seamlessly shared into Google Classroom.

$100 Course Fee

 

The Art of Guided Note-Taking
1/14/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Students often struggle to organize, clarify and actively connect the dots in their notes. Discover how to engage students with research-based practices that illustrate why note-taking matters. Designs will include practices in visual note-taking strategies and guided notes to increase learning retention. Templates applying Google apps will be shared to guide students with words, diagrams, and pictures to encode information to better absorb content knowledge.

$100 Course Fee

 

Google Classroom
1/15/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Google Classroom helps easily organize the workflow of a blended learning environment. Students can complete assignments, collaborate on projects, and access classroom materials anytime. Google Classroom can help teachers create a student-centered, self-paced environment for students of all ages, as well as organize calendars, student projects, resources, and individual or group assignments. This course outlines the basic principles of setting up and utilizing the features of Google Classroom in a variety of settings.

$100 Course Fee

 

Digital Breakout with Google Tools
1/22/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

Bring the “Escape Room” strategy to the classroom for all ages and content areas. Explore ways to align activities with your curriculum while building grit and resilience in students. Participants use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles and discover passwords to the next clue or step. Participants will learn how to use Google Forms, Google Sites and Google Docs to create that same “Escape Room” experience.

$100 Course Fee

 

The Awe-inspiring Osmo*
1/30/2019 | 9am – 2:30pm

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.

$100 Course Fee only (BYO OSMO)     $209 OSMO Genius Kit + Course Fee

 


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