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Instructional Technology

ideastream Education provides a wide variety of Professional Learning opportunities that can be tailored to individual and district instructional needs. 

Training sessions can be provided in the teaching labs at the Idea Center, via Distance Learning, or On Location.

Graduate credit is available for workshops that meet university requirements.

For questions regarding workshops, contact Eric Siler

Workshops On Demand     Register Online Now!  

Idea Center Directions         Graduate Credit Information

Special Meeting Opportunity

Lights Camera Action

A free day-long professional learning session for video production teachers and those who want to infuse student video in their teaching.

Learn best practices in teaching video production.  Discover how to incorporate video in all subject areas. 

Tour the WVIZ and hear from our Local Emmy Award winning staff.  Collaborate with area production teachers.

Session Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015 (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

Cost: FREE

Registration required

6 contact hours

Graduate Credit Professional Learning Opportunities

NEOEA Day Tour - Fallingwater

Bring your digital device and tour Fallingwater, a masterpiece of a home that was built partly over a waterfall.  Learn about Frank Lloyd Wright and how this home served as a retreat for the Kaufmann family and many others over the years. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at The Historic Stone House Restaurant and Country Inn. Visit IKEA Pittsburgh, the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture store. See what all the fuss is about regarding the world’s largest furniture retailer.  Explore how to create lessons about your experiences from the day.  The bus ride will be filled with raffles, prizes, trivia, DVD’s and surprise.

Fallingwater tour is a walking tour-comfortable shoes are a must!

Date: Friday, October 16, 2015

Time: 7:15 a.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Cost:  $70 per person (includes transportation, Fallingwater home tour, lunch and snacks)

Two convenient pick up and drop off locations.  Please indicate when registering where you will board the bus.


7:15 a.m.    Depart: Lakefront Lines parking lot, 13315 Brookpark Rd., Brookpark, OH

7:45 a.m.    Depart: Beachwood Place Mall (Saks), Richmond and Cedar Rds. (Off I-271)

11:30 a.m.  Arrive: Stone House Restaurant (Lunch Buffett)

12:30 p.m.  Depart: Stone House Restaurant

 1:00 p.m.   Arrive: Fallingwater

 3:30 p.m.   Depart: Fallingwater

 5:00 p.m.   Arrive: IKEA Store, Pittsburgh (Dinner on your own)

6:30 p.m.    Depart: IKEA Store

8:45 p.m.    Arrive: Beachwood Mall parking lot

9:15 p.m.    Arrive: Lakefront Lines parking lot

Graduate Credit:  Receive one graduate credit from Ashland University by taking an optional follow up online course for an additional $160

The Google Study Group

We are looking for dedicated people who want to learn how to become Google Certified Educators. 

Through intense study, you will complete the necessary coursework to be prepared to take Google exams.

Become recognized for your mastery in Docs, Gmail, Sites, Calendar, Chrome, Search and more. 

Join us in person or over videoconferencing.  

Saturday Sessions: October 24, 2015 and November 7, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Weekday Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 27, 29, November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19, 2015

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $60 per person at the Idea Center or $50 per person via video conference.  You must have video conferencing equipment or Real Presence software to participate in this manner.

New:  Rent a Real Presence video conference license from us and take the class from home using your own internet service. 

Cost: $50 additional. Hurry, limited number of licenses available.  For details contact: eric.siler@ideastream.org

*Google exams require an addition fee. 

Graduate Credit:  Receive two graduate credits from either Ashland University for an additional $320 or The University of Akron for an additional $360.

Additional Professional Learning Opportunities

An Apple Watch for Your Classroom

The Apple Watch is feature-packed, with solid fitness software, hundreds of apps, and the ability to send and receive calls via an iPhone.

Discover how to download apps for all subject areas and imagine implementing usage for math, science, health and physical education, and quizzes. 

Walk away with ideas and/or a lesson to use with your watch.  Come explore this revolutionary device and work it into your curriculum today!

Note:  You must have an iPhone 5 or later models running iOS 8.2 or later along with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Please bring your phone and the ability to access your iTunes account.

Session Dates:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) Register by September 16

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) Register by October 20

Cost: $544 (includes 38mm Apple Watch Sport)

3 contact hours

A Day of Google

Spend a day in beginning, intermediate or advanced level of Google workshops.

Session Date: Thursday, December 3 (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) NEW DATE


$57 per person on site

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$207 per building via videoconference

5 contact hours

Beginner SMART Board

Learn how to use the SMART Board to improve attention, retention and test scores in your classroom by making computer usage an interactive and collaborative experience.

Session Dates:

Thursday, September 17 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105

3 contact hours

Chromebooks:  Paperless & Powerful Classroom Tools

Bring or receive a Chromebook (for an additional $205) and learn how to integrate it in the classroom.

Understand the possibilities of using Google Apps and Extensions that can benefit you and your students in profound ways.

With a class set of Chromebooks see how to make your classroom.

Learn the best ways to share docs, properly use folders, create drop boxes for students and much more.

Also explore some of the popular Google Apps and Extensions

Session Dates:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Thursday, October 15, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105 (bring your own ChromeBook) or $260 (receive a ChromeBook)

3 contact hours

Create A Google Site for Your Classroom

You will be guided through the process of creating a Google Site from start to finish.

Learn many features of Google Sites, including how to integrate Documents, Forms and more.

Understand how to use your site as a wiki, digital file cabinet or blog.

Walk away from this session with the workings of a site you will be proud to call your own.

Session Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105

3 contact hours

Create Quality Videos on Your iPad

Whether you have one iPad or a class set, learn how to enhance instruction by having students create iPad videos in any subject area.

In this session you will participate in the production of three sample videos in the areas of math, science, and English language arts for grades 4-12.  

Receive instruction on how to help students create videos that address the common core standards.  Leave with stimulating lesson ideas. 

A great session for those who want to transform the way they use their iPad!

Session Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105

3 contact hours

Create Your Lesson with Swivl

Receive a Swivl camera and learn how to use it in many ways, especially in flipping your classroom.

Session Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $500 (includes Swivl camera)

3 contact hours

Flip Your Classroom with iPad/Google Apps

Receive a better understanding about the reverse teaching process and take advantage of student enthusiasm for 21st Century Technology.

Bring your computer or tablet and delve into several free iPad and Google apps, as well as other Teacher Resources, that will enable you to transform your teaching.

Session Date:  Thursday, October 29, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105

3 contact hours

Google In Education

Receive an exhaustive overview of the power of Google in education; Forms, Spreadsheets, Docs, Sites and more.

Session Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105

3 contact hours

iPad Integration

The iPad Air 2 is a dynamic instructional tool that allows educators to enhance their teaching and learning. Discover how to download apps for all subject areas.

Imagine implementing a math or language arts app into your instruction.

The iPad comes with a built-in video camera that allows you to create and edit digital media.

Learn how to collaborate and communicate with another classroom anywhere in the world.

Walk away with an iPad (included in cost of the training), ideas and/or a lesson to use the very next day.

Come explore this revolutionary tablet and work it into your curriculum today!

Session Dates:

Monday, October 19, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 1, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Thursday, December 3, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)


$620 cost (includes iPad Air 2 and $15 iTunes gift card)
$420 cost (includes iPad Mini 2 and $15 iTunes gift card)
$105 cost (bring your own iPad & create your own iTunes account prior to the workshop)

Teaching in the One iPad Classroom

Bring your own iPad and understand how to be effective teaching with one iPad. 

Explore ways to project your iPad as well as many apps that support the K-12 one iPad environment.

Session Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105

3 contact hours

Teaching with a GoPro

Wearable technology can only increase a teacher’s ability instruct.

Attend this session and receive a GoPro HERO and accessories. 

We will show you how to fully use the camera as personal teaching aid and as a way to enhance student perspective.

Understand how video is used to gather information and imagine the possibilities of sharing your observations.

Session Dates: 

Thursday, October 1, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Monday, December 7, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $260 (includes GoPro HERO and accessories)

3 contact hours

Using Google Forms for Assessments

This session is designed to provide information on the process of creating Google Forms.

A Form will enable you to plan class events, make surveys or polls, give students a quiz or collect other information in an easy and streamlined manner.

By the end of the session you will have forms completed to support your subject area. Additionally, learn how to use FLUBAROO to grade online assessments in Forms.

Session Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

Cost: $105

3 contact hours