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.

 

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

 

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


Microsoft Office 365
06/05/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
 Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Whether you are familiar with Microsoft Office products or not, 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.

 

Using Google Sites to Rock Your Classroom
06/05/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
 Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Come learn how you can create your virtual classroom and using Google Sites! Whether you are looking to improve communication with parents, provide resources for students or post assignments and activities for classes, clubs or calamity days, Google Sites can be tailored to suit your needs. Learn how to create Google Sites that take advantage of the many resources Google has to offer. Participants are asked to come prepared with an idea for their website as well as any media, images or documents they would like to include. Join us and bring your classroom into the 21st century!

 

Interactive Notebooks and Visible Thinking with Sketchnotes
06/06/2018 10:00 am 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 sketch-noting 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.

 

Google Certified Educator Academy Level 1
06/07 & 08/2018 8:15 am – 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!

 

Playlists for Student-Centered Instruction
06/08/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
 Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Not ready to jump into a full station-rotation model? A great way to begin student-centered instruction is through independent study using playlists. Learn how to reassemble resources to personalize the needs of learners.

 

Creating and Sharing eBooks with Book Creator for Chrome
06/19/2018 10:00 am 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.

 

Breakout*
6/19/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
 Basic: $340
 Advantage/Premium:$265

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.

 

Using Google Tools to Teach Online Safety
06/20/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
 Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

As teachers, it is becoming part of our job to help students understand how to be responsible digital citizens. In this class participants, will discover Google Tools that you can use in helping students on the road to being responsible online citizens. In this class we will look at Google Tools like; Google Classroom, Google Search, and Google Docs.

 

Google for the Elementary Classroom*
06/20/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
 Basic: $205
 Advantage/Premium:$130

Google for the Elementary Classroom 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.

 

Creating a Makerspace in the Classroom*
06/21/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
 Basic: $340
 Advantage/Premium:$265

Build, play and learn using a variety of technology to stretch your creativity and sharpen your analytical processes. Join WOSU Classroom in creating a makerspace for students grades 4-10 where you can discover coding, mobile games, robotics, Minecraft, and more. In this hands-on space, you’ll have the chance to experiment with different tools and gadgets that can engage students and promote higher order thinking skills. Participants will set up design challenges to engage students in their Makerspace. A Makerspace kit is included for you to keep! Each participant will receive a Makerspace Manual, Makey Makey Invention Kit, a set of KEVA planks, and a Sphero-mini! *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

 

Virtual Reality in the Classroom*
06/22/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
 Basic: $197
 Advantage/Premium:$122

Did you know that it is possible to visit museums, explore oceans and travel to distant lands without leaving the classroom? Virtual Reality (VR) provides many educational opportunities to immerse students in their education and create experiences that bring meaning to the content they are studying. In this class, we’ll use the View-Master VR to explore national museums and distant lands, discuss strategies for creating VR field trips, and leave with the knowledge and understanding to create your own VR content. Participants will receive a View-Master VR Kit to keep! *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

 

Authentic Learning
06/22/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
 Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Explore how to integrate digital tools to design learning shaped around real-world problems engaging students with authentic audiences beyond the classroom. While applying open-ended inquiry models, students engage as a community of learners demonstrating empathy, design-thinking, and creativity. Google apps including slides, keep, and sites promote seamless connections to share student work. Google Street View app can also extend student-created products to captivate an audience. Tips for project management will keep authentic learning experiences on track and within the scope of work.

 

Google Certified Educator Level 2
07/10 & 11/2018 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.

 

Using Technology to Promote a Love for Reading
07/11/2018 10:00 am 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.

ISTE Treasures
07/12/2018 10:00 am to Noon
 FREE
(You will be rerouted to the old itsco.org site to register for this event)

Join WOSU Classroom for coffee, donuts, and an informal discussion on our favorite finds from ISTE! ISTE, The International Society for Technology in Education, holds a national conference each year where experts from across the globe share and present. This conference is so large, there is no way to see it all….so we’re gathering to share the gems we found and hear what others found interesting, as well. Didn’t get a chance to attend? That’s OK! Join us to gather resources and treasures, as well.

 

Scaffolding the Writing Process
07/13/2018 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.

 

Getting Started with Google
07/13/2018 10:00 am 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.

 

Hack your Classroom with Google Apps & Extensions
07/17/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
 Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Google Apps and Extensions are powerful tools and enhancements allowing Google Chrome users the flexibility to add additional functionality to the work they do in the Google Chrome browser. In this course, participants will examine the differences between Google Apps and Extensions providing a firm understanding of what each tool provides and when to choose to use it. Additionally, participants will learn where to find apps in the Chrome Store to easily add them to their account. Finally, participants will be introduced to the value of evaluating apps and extensions. Users who understand this process have the skills necessary to build a library of digital tools which serve the instructional needs of all of our students.

 

Formative and Summative Assessments with Google Forms
07/17/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
 Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Both formative and summative assessments are an essential part of the classroom. This training will include a basic introduction to Google Forms, as well as how to build Forms for various kinds of assessments. This course will cover how to gather the results of these assessments along with how to get students involved in making assessments of their own. From exit slips and quick checks to end-of-chapter assessments, you will learn how Forms could become your go-to for collecting and analyzing your students’ academic progress.

 

The Awe-inspiring OSMO*
07/18/2018 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.

 

Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop*
07/19/2018 10:00 am 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. This course is offered through a partnership with ITIP Ohio and is open to all Ohio educators. *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

 

The Crafty Cricut Classroom*
07/19/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
BYO Cricut;
 Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100
Cricut Explore Air 2: + $308 
Cricut Maker: + $485 
**Participants must pay BOTH the class fee and the equipment fee unless bringing their own Cricut**

Create beautiful designs and alphabets for card making, classroom decor, manipulatives for lessons, scrapbooking, paper crafting, and much more! During the course, participants will learn about the introductory features of the Cricut and complete a project they can put to use directly in their classroom. *Equipment included with class remains the property of the funding organization.

 

iPad Learning
07/20/2018 10:00 am 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.

Must-Have Google Add-Ons for Teachers
07/20/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
 Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

An exciting part of G Suite is its’ 3rd party integrations that members can create to make Google Apps more powerful and useful. Add-Ons are a big part of many Google Apps and are there to add functionality. This course will cover different Google Apps, such as Drive, Docs, Forms, and Sheets pointing out some the most helpful add-ons for instructors.

Google Certified Educator Academy Level 1
07/30 & 31/2018 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!

Google Certified Educator Academy Level 2
08/01 & 02/2018 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.

 

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