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.

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.

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

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

Please bring a laptop (preferred) or tablet to all classes.

 


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


Google for the Elementary Classroom*
12/05/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Registration is closed for this event

Makerspace for Elementary Librarians*
12/06/18, 01/09/19, 02/05/19, 03/04/19, and 04/04/19 from 10:00 to 3:30 pm
Registration is closed for this event

Intro to Design Thinking for Educators*
12/07/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Registration is closed for this event

Awe-Inspiring Osmo*
12/14/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Registration is closed for this event

Scaffolding the Writing Process
12/18/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Registration is closed for this event

Playlists For Student-Centered Instruction
12/18/2018 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Registration is closed for this event



INFOhio Classroom Tools
12/18/2018 10:00 to 3:30 pm

FREE for All!

Register

 

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.

 


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


 

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 the 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 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 of Reading

1/16/2019 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.

 

Supporting English Learners

1/16/2019 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

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 difference for all students including EL.

 

Virtual Field Trips and Tours with Google Apps

1/17/2019 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Traveling across the globe has never been easier! Using Google Maps, My Maps, and Google Tour Builder, your students can take part in virtual field trips, interactive lessons, and so much more! This session will look at the various ways Google Geo Tools can be integrated into your classrooms. When you leave this session, you will have an understanding of how to use both of these tools, how to create a field trip/tour, and integration ideas for your classroom.

 

Getting Started with Google
1/22/2019 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.

 


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 Google Tools to Teach Online Safety

1/24/2019 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.

 

Learning with Voice and Choice
1/25/2019 10:00 am 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.

 

Close Reading in the World of Digitized Text
1/31/2019 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Close reading integrating digitized text resources requires an 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.

 

Google Certified Educator Academy Level 1
2/19 – 20/2019 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!


Google Tools for Communication
02/26/2019 10:00 am 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.

 

Empower Students and Engage Parents using SeeSaw
02/26/2019 10:00 am 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.

 


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



TransFORM Your Class with Google

02/27/2019 10:00 am 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 Classroom
03/01/2019 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.

 

Blended Learning with Schoology
03/08/2019 10:00 am 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.

 

Differentiated Learning with Digital Pathways
03/12/2019 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

 

An opportunity to create purposeful learning pathways to meet diverse learners is readily on-hand as more tools are availed into modern classrooms. With the integration of advanced technologies, teachers are able to act as designers of learning providing varied on-ramps to supported with options of time, place, pace and path. This course will allow participants to construct knowledge to differentiate learning responsive to learner interests, profiles and readiness with integration of Google Apps. Participants will apply skills in using a variety of web tools into a learning design integrating digital content and processes.

 

Google Certified Educator Academy Level 2
03/13 – 14/2019 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 with a PO, please call 614-470-4488, or email your full name, district info, and the class info to classroom@wosu.org


 

INFOhio Classroom Tools
03/20/2019 10:00 am 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.

 

Interactive Notebooks and Visible Thinking with Sketchnotes
03/21/2019 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 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.

 

PBS LearningMedia
03/22/2019 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
FREE for All!

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.

 

Intro to Design Thinking for Educators*
04/03/2019 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $198
Advantage/Premium: $123

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.

 

Classroom Makerspace with Cricut*
04/03/2019 10:00 to 3:30 pm
BYO Cricut: $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!

 


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



Google Sheets: Much to do about Data

04/11/2019 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

 

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. And Google Sheets resources will be included for you to keep!

 

Virtual Reality in the Classroom*
04/12/2019 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!

 

The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators*
04/17/2019 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.

 

Go Full Throttle with Active Learning
04/18/2019 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

How do you meet the needs of the diverse learners in your classroom? Using Differentiated Instruction and Personalized Learning strategies, we’ll explore when and where to use these different strategies, ways to create and manage these complex practices, and web tools to support effective and efficient practices.

 

A Beginners Guide to Microsoft Excel
04/26/2019 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

 

Explore the layout and features of Microsoft Excel! Participants will learn how to create and edit spreadsheets, format their data for more professional looking results, use time-saving formulas, and analyze data using data sorting and pivot tables. An Excel workbook is included for you to keep!

 


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



Scaffolding the Writing Process

04/30/2019 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.

 

Breakout!*
05/02/2019 10:00 am to 3:30 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!

 

Google for the Elementary Classroom*
05/07/2019 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.

 

Virtual Field Trips and Tours with Google Apps
05/09/2019 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Basic: $175
Advantage/Premium: $100

Traveling across the globe has never been easier! Using Google Maps, My Maps, and Google Tour Builder, your students can take part in virtual field trips, interactive lessons, and so much more! This session will look at the various ways Google Geo Tools can be integrated into your classrooms. When you leave this session, you will have an understanding of how to use both of these tools, how to create a field trip/tour and integration ideas for your classroom.

 

Interactive Lesson Design with Google
05/10/2019 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.

 


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


 

The Awe-inspiring Osmo*
05/22/2019 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.

 

Mindful Learning Environments
05/23/2019 10:00 am 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.

 


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