Workshops listed here have been developed and presented by Jason Weaver. Click the link for the workshop title to view the online materials. To schedule a workshop or request a custom training, see the Contact Page.
In time-crunched secondary classes, it's hard to make building community a priority when we are faced with curriculum demands. In this session, we'll look at how to implement a successful community builder to get the most out of it. We'll address ideas to integrate community building into short class periods. Several practical community builders will be shared.
Classroom websites can provide a portal between home and school communication as well as enhance classroom learning. Through a class website, students can share their learning, access resources and connect with their teacher, peers and the world. Weebly makes developing a classroom website easy and it's free!
Google offers much more than just a simple search engine. Google Tools can support research, collaboration and investigation in the classroom. In this session, we'll explore a variety of Google Tools and look at how they can be used in enhance instruction.
Distance learning opens doors to students and connect them in new and exciting ways. To make the most of this new learning environment, teachers must be prepared to meet the needs of students and alter many traditional face-to-face methods of instruction.
Skype is free software that supports chat, voice calls, and video conferencing right over your computer! These capabilities open a whole new dimension to classroom communications and collaboration with the world. In this session, we’ll learn what Skype is and how it works as well as examining how to use communication software like this to support student collaboration and learning.
Technology enhances a teacher's toolbox by providing the "just in time" features teachers need to support students' development of essential 21st Century skills. For English Language Learners, those same tools provide a host of resources as they develop their written and verbal language skills. In this session, we'll explore a variety of those tools and explore the support they can provide for our ELL students.
Using Gaggle.Net (Student Email)
Gaggle provide a school-safe email system for students and teachers. Come learn the system and how to use it in your classroom.