To register, please call 614-470-4488 or email your full name, district info, and the name and date of the class you wish to attend, to classroom@wosu.org. We accept payment via check, PO, or credit card. Credit card payments are temporarily not available on the website, but can e processed over the phone.

Online registration closes two weeks prior to the start of class; please call to register after that time (614-470-4488).  Basic membership is available to all educators at no charge. Check the Member Schools section to see if your district is an Advantage or Premium member. Graduate credit is available for all of our classes for an additional fee.

Cancellations received two weeks prior to the class start date are eligible for a full refund less a $25 processing fee; review the cancellation policy for more information.

*Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

 

All classes will be held at the WOSU Classroom satellite offices.


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


 

$martpath Financial Literacy Training for Grade 1-8 educators
09/20/2018 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
FREE for All!
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Developed by leading practitioners working hand-in- hand with teachers, $martPath is an engaging, interactive and easy- to-use way for 1st through 8th grade teachers to embed relevant and fun economic and financial education in their classrooms. $martPath units teach students about personal financial responsibility through grade-appropriate, curriculum-aligned, interactive lessons. Teachers in attendance will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for attending the workshop and an additional $75 Amazon gift card for implementing the curriculum in their classrooms.

 

Introduction to Microsoft Office 365
09/20/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

Whether or not you are familiar with Microsoft Office products, this course will teach you the necessary basics to enhance the learning experience for you and your students. Together we will explore several aspects of Microsoft Office 365, such as OneNote, Teams, Word and Forms, just to name a few. You will learn how to proficiently create, collect, monitor, and grade student work. 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.

 

INFOhio Classroom Tools
09/25/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
FREE for All!
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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.

 

Mindful Learning Environments
09/28/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

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 mindful 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.  

 

Playlists for Student-Centered Instruction
09/29/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

When students have to complete multi-faceted independent activities, a playlist serves as guidance and sequencing without real-time teacher actions. Students have a digital path of learning activities thus freeing up to the teacher to work 1:1 or with small groups of students, manage behavioral challenges, and observe & respond to academic struggle. With playlists, the responsibility for executing the learning plan shifts: Students are given the unit plan, including access to all the lessons, ahead of time. With the learning plan in hand, students work through the lessons and assignments at their own pace.

 

Makerspace for Elementary Librarians*
10/02/2018, 11/07/2018, 12/06/2018, 1/09/2019, and 2/05/2019 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $866
Advantage/Premium: $791

WOSU classroom provides a Makerspace Professional Development program for elementary school librarians that incorporate reading and science resources in a design thinking curriculum. In the quickly growing Makerspace movement, there is a strong need to build academic rigor into the creative spaces where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. The design thinking model will be an integral part of the program, which allows for rigor in lesson design and builds critical, resilient learners. The goal of this program is to strengthen reading and science curriculum through a perfect blend of high-quality content, rigorous lesson design, and standards alignment in a Makerspace environment designed for the library.

Participants will meet one day a month, October through March. Fee includes class materials (books, Keva Planks, Magnatiles, Lincoln Logs, Kinex, and Logos) for participants to keep. Discounted registration is available for teams that only require one set of class materials.

*Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

 

Learning with Voice and Choice
10/04/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

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 and delve into some experimentation. Learning that incorporates student choice provides a pathway for students to fully, genuinely invest themselves in quality work that matters.

 


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


 

Blended Learning with Schoology
10/05/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

Blended Learning involves leveraging technology to help deliver your curriculum to students in a more personalized manner. Students can have more control over the time, place, and path. Schoology is a learning management system that allows a teacher to build a space that can give this Blended experience. In this session, participants will learn the basics of using Schoology to create classes, discussions, and assessments.

 

Code.org Computer Science for K-5
10/05/2018 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
FREE for All
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Code.org is hosting no-cost, one-day workshops for K-5 educators interested in teaching computer science. Workshops will cover courses 1-3 and offer supplies needed to teach the courses. Code.org has developed elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. Courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” classroom activities that require no computer. Each course consists of 20 lessons.

 

Interactive Notebooks and Visible Thinking with Sketchnotes
10/09/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

Keeping up with student note-taking as a meaning-making process is often a struggle to manage and organize. Digital Interactive Notebooks can amplify student learning and reduce the pain point of where to find a lost notebook-It’s in the Cloud! Digital sketchnoting also brings a dimension for students to organize notes being verbal to visual connections expanding options to standard note-taking methods. Google Tools will be explored to create your very own digital interactive notebook to use right away.

 

Getting Started with Google
10/10/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

Do you ever wish you could start from the beginning? Google Drive 101 is part of WOSU Classroom’s series for the novice user that focuses on basics skills for the use and classroom integration of specific technologies. We’ll explore Drive, how to use Docs and Forms in the classroom, and discuss workflow strategies. Come and learn in a safe and fun environment built for educators.

 

Creating a Makerspace in the Classroom*
10/12/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $340
Advantage/ Premium: $265

The Makerspace movement is gaining momentum so now is your chance to be an early adopter! Join WOSU Classroom for a session on how to implement a Makerspace in your Classroom. In this class participants will have a chance to explore tools and gadgets that can engage students and promote higher order thinking skills. We will also help you develop an implementation plan for your classroom. *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

 

Google Tools for Communication
10/16/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

Communicating information to your school community (students, parents and other teachers) is one of the most important yet time-consuming tasks you face as a teacher. In this class we will look at the basic communication tools the Google Suite provides: Gmail, Calendar, and Hangouts and will go over tips and tricks to use these tools effectively in your teaching.

 

Build your own Virtual Reality Experience
10/16/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

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.

 


If you would like to register, 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
10/17/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

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 e-books to collaborate, design, drop video or music, annotate, publish online or as an ePub file. Come and build your own bookshelf today with this easy to use Chromebook App.

 

Using Technology to Promote a Love for Reading
10/18/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

This course is all about using technology to cultivate a love for reading in your classroom. Research states that 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 a basic knowledge of fabulous tools within G Suite and fun ideas such as creating student blogs in which teachers can control who can view, comment, and edit the work that students produce.

 

TransFORM Your Class with Google
10/19/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

This course will cover everything you need to know to effectively use Google Forms in your classroom. Starting with the basics, participants will learn how to add questions, insert images/videos, and create sections within the forms. From auto-grading quizzes and surveys to creating rubrics and short stories, this course will explore several conventional (and unconventional) uses of Google Forms. While covering how to collect and analyze data, you will also explore optimal add-ons and extensions that take Google Forms to the next level!

 

Google Certified Educator Academy Level 1
10/23 & 24/ 2018 8:15 am to 3:00 pm
Basic: $260
Advantage/Premium: $185

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. We 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!

 

iPad Learning
10/30/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

What easy-to-use and exciting iOS tools might you have in your pocket that you could be employing to enhance your teaching? 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, formative assessment, time management, video creation and note taking. Participants will explore tools for the iPhone and iPad to discover purposes and features to take your teaching untethered.

 

Classroom Makerspace with Cricut*
11/01/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Class Fee: $175 Basic/ $100 Adv. & Prem.
Cricut Explore Air 2: + $308
Cricut Maker: + $485
*Participants must pay BOTH the class fee and the equipment fee, unless bringing their own Cricut*

The Cricut makes it simple to bring a design element into your classroom makerspace. Its easy versatility, affordability, and 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! *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

 

The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators*
11/02/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
$125 for all!

The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you’ll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award-winning Makey Makey invention kit. We’ll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put our skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. Participants walk away with a free Makey Makey and certificate of completion. *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

 

Empower Students and Engage Parents using SeeSaw
11/06/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/ Premium: $100

Need a way to access technology resources, showcase student work and give timely feedback in the age of access anytime, anywhere and from any device? Seesaw, a student-driven digital portfolio supports learning and has been found to improve the quality of work while seamlessly applying key tech skills. Explore how Seesaw, an app easily used with Chromebooks and iPads, helps you stay organized and even save time to engage parents building a strong home-school community.

 

Google Certified Educator Academy Level 2
11/14 & 15/ 2018 8:15 am to 3:00 pm
Basic: $260
Advantage/Premium: $185

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.

 

Breakout!*
11/27/2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Basic: $325
Advantage/Premium: $250

Bring the “Escape Room” strategy to the classroom for all ages and content areas. We 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 in order to discover passwords to the next clue or step. Participants will discover how to use Breakout EDU and Google Forms to create that same “Escape Room” experience. The Breakout Edu starter kit is included for you to keep! *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

 


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


 

Google Classroom
11/28/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Google Classroom is a tool that 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 a teacher create a student-centered, self-paced environment for students of all ages. Google Classroom helps organize classroom calendars, student projects, classroom resources, and individual or group assignments. Teachers will have the ability to provide instant feedback, create collaborative material, and share resources with students, parents and colleagues. This course outlines the basic principles of setting up and utilizing the features of Google Classroom in a variety of settings.   

 

Google for the Elementary Classroom*
12/05/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $205
Advantage/Premium: $130

Google for Elementary Classrooms is a course designed around providing realistic tasks and learning objectives for students on the elementary level. The goal is not to replace or abandon manipulatives and activities that require pencil and paper, but to simply integrate more digital aspects into the classroom. Together we will explore ways to incorporate digital literacy skills using Google Apps such as Google Classroom, Slides, Drawings, Word, and many more. You will learn the information needed to digitally prepare your students for the future and will leave motivated to embrace digital tasks throughout the school year. *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

 

Intro to Design Thinking for Educators
12/07/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Creative thinking, collaboration, and student-centered learning are all aspects of design thinking in the classroom. We will be moving fast and furiously to enhance your design skills. In this session, you will bring out your inner innovator while living out the 5 stages of design thinking. Participants will be creating Each participant will receive a copy of the book Launch by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani.

 

Introduction to Microsoft Office 365
12/14/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Whether or not you are familiar with Microsoft Office products, this course will teach you the necessary basics to enhance the learning experience for you and your students. Together we will explore several aspects of Microsoft Office 365, such as OneNote, Teams, Word and Forms, just to name a few. You will learn how to proficiently create, collect, monitor, and grade student work. 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.

 

Interactive Lesson Design with Google
12/14/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Technology integration can redefine a classroom on multiple levels. This session will look at developing an engaging learning environment by creating interactive, self-directed learning experiences for students. We’ll look through a unique lens at familiar tools within Google Drawing and Slides, and use them to create your own interactive lessons. You’ll also learn how to find other high-quality content and applications to enrich your curriculum.

 

Awe-Inspiring Osmo*
12/14/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $284
Advantage/Premium: $209

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.

 

INFOhio Classroom Tools
12/18/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm
FREE for All!

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.

 

Scaffolding The Writing Process
12/18/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Supporting young 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, playlists, and choice boards 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.

 

Playlists For Student-Centered Instruction
12/18/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

When students have to complete multi-faceted independent activities, a playlist serves as guidance and sequencing without real-time teache

actions. Students have a digital path of learning activities thus freeing up to the teacher to work 1:1 or with small groups of students, manage behavioral challenges, and observe & respond to academic struggle. With playlists, the responsibility for executing the learning plan shifts: Students are given the unit plan, including access to all the lessons, ahead of time. With the learning plan in hand, students work through the lessons and assignments at their own pace.

 

Implementing Authentic Tasks
1/15/2019 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

When we provide authentic tasks, students are engaged and performance outcomes increase. With authentic task, 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.

 


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