Monday, September 30, 2013

Thank You and Reflection of September 27th Tech PD

Friday September 27th Teacher Quality Day- went off with a bang. Staff was surveyed on how they felt the Technology Professional Development forum and sessions were received and how beneficial they were to staff. All comments were very positive and ratings for the the development were high. I would like to personally thank Jose Alvidrez and Felix Colon(Google +), Sara Alvidrez and Jame Hayes (Image editing), Scott Comstock and Rich Hines (Google Forms), Teresa Wyant (Bookshare), Matt Rivera (iMovie), Rachel Hansen (Wix), Dan Ramos and Staci Orr (Edmodo), Linda Brecht-Kwirant (Twitter), Brian Brock (PowerTeacher), Andrew Frost and Kyle Sustich (iPad Apps for Elementary), Andrew Prinsen (Lucid Chart), Christina Walker (Prezi), Jillian Allee (MAP reports) and of course myself Jacqueline Kilburn (Google Drive Organization).  Tentatively we are planning to hold another Professional Development like this one in April. If you would like to comment to this post please feel free to give ideas for some other sessions, which sessions you thought were particularly well done and would like to see offered again, and any other suggestions you may have. Once again thanks to all the presenters and the attendees! I couldn't of done it without all of you!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Teacher Quality Day- Technology Professional Development

On September 27th, the Muscatine Community School District will be providing a Technology Professional Development day. I am hoping to conduct the day just like a technology conference. I have 14 different presentations scheduled for teachers to attend. I want teachers to feel free to attend 5 different sessions and to feel free to move from one session to another if one session is not quite what you were looking for. All sessions provide information on sites, accounts, and devices that are easily accessible to Muscatine Community School District employees and students. The sessions available on September 27th include:

1. Prezi
2. Edmodo
3. Twitter
4. iPad Applications for the Elementary Teacher
5. Google Forms
6. Book Share
7. Google + features
8. MAP reports
9. Blogs/ Wiki's
10. PowerTeacher
11. Google Drive Organization/ Features
12. Lucid Chart/ Chrome Applications
13. Image Editing
14. iMovie

I am hoping staff will enjoy the Technology Professional Development Day. I am hoping this day will be such a success, that staff will be excited to have more days like this one provided to them.