Instructional Technology

Looking for standards-based professional learning?  ideastream offers a wealth of professional learning opportunities.

ideastream's Education department provides a wide array of professional learning opportunities to thousands of educators in over 200 school districts in an eleven county area in Northeast Ohio.

Technology training services can be tailored to a district’s needs from novice to the scholar and can be provided in the ideastream teaching labs, in your school district, or via Distance Learning.

All sessions held at Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare unless otherwise noted below.

Graduate credit is available for workshops that meet university requirements.

Refund Policy: No refunds with less than 24-hour's notice.

For questions regarding workshops, contact Eric Siler

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Graduate Credit Professional Learning Opportunities

Engaging Your Students with Augmented and Virtual Realities

Description: Bring your tablets that have a camera and are enabled to download apps.  Discover how you can entice your students with augmented and virtual realities.  Receive an understanding about VR and AR and what the differences are, as well as explore the possibilities what VR, AR and 360 degrees video offer as a learning tool.  Help students to understand complex and hard-to-understand concepts. Learn about dozens of apps along with some simple manipulatives that will bring science, math and other subject areas to life.  Discover what K-12 students as well as college students are doing with these realities. 

Session Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:  $75

Contact Hours:  3

Graduate Credit:  One credit will be available through Ashland University for an additional $160 by attending the entire session and completing a project.

Getting Started with MakerSpace & Coding

Description:  Two teachers in grades 4-12 are invited to register as a pair & learn how to supplement their lessons with design and coding.  Each pair of teachers will receive two 3D Pens with Filament, two Worlds of Making…book, one Makey Makey invention kit, and one Arduino Uno R3 Microcontroller. Receive step-by-step information on how to use each device.  See how to easily design lessons. Bring a laptop with a USB port or borrow one of ours.  Come ready to play and learn.  A great workshop for teachers who are serious about integrating MakerSpace and Coding into teaching and learning.

Session Dates:

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  

Cost:  $335 for two people (includes two 3D pens with filament, one Makey Makey, two Worlds of Making…book, one Getting Started with Arduino book, and one Arduino Uno R3 Microcontroller)

Contact Hours:  3

Graduate Credit:  One credit will be available through Ashland University for an additional $160 by attending the entire session and completing a project.

Professional Learning Opportunities

Get Going with Google In Education

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

Session Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $105

Contact Hours:  3

iPad Integration

Description: The iPad Air 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. Bring your iPad and/or walk away with an iPad (included in cost of the training).  Receive 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:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


$445 cost (includes a 32GB iPad Air and a $15 iTunes gift card)

$105 cost (bring your own iPad & create your own iTunes account prior to the workshop)

Contact Hours:  3

Jack of All Tech

Description: Tablets, Chromebooks, SMART Boards, Document Cameras, Google, MakerSpace, Coding, and Apps.  We will provide you with an exhaustive overview of each of these technologies and how they work in the classroom.  This is an excellent way to help you decide how you will implement a new technology into teaching and learning. 

Session Date: 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Cost:  $35

Contact Hours:  2


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