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Professional Learning

Professional Learning

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

WVIZ/PBS’s Educational Services 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. WVIZ/PBS’s technology training services can be tailored to a district’s needs from novice to the scholar and can be provided in the teaching labs of WVIZ/PBS ideastream, in your school district, or via Distance Learning. WVIZ/PBS provides the availability of graduate credit for workshops that meet university requirements.

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

Watch a brief summary of ideastream’s Professional Learning services now.

Special offer for iPad and Appsfest workshop participants!

Apps for Educators

An Online Course from ideastream®

Apps – what are they and how can they be used in the classroom? As more people have access to smaller, mobile devices like iPads and Smartphones, Apps will become more & more popular both in the mainstream and in education. As educators, we need to instruct our students on how to use these mobile devices as learning tools. Join us as we explore Apps available for all curriculum areas and grade levels!

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Available Professional Learning Opportunities

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The Google Institute

Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Cost: $245
16 contact hours
Ohio Educational Standards Addressed: Early Childhood, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology

Oct 4: Receive an in-depth understanding of Google Documents, Forms, Calendar, Sheets, Apps and much more.  See how easy it is to make Google a part of your daily teaching.  Receive expert guidance from our Google Certified Educator.  Begin developing a Google lesson to be presented at the next session. 

Oct 18: Received advanced instruction on all of the Google topics from the previous session.  Fine-tune your lesson and present to the class for constructive feedback.

Earn one graduate credit from The University of Akron, Ashland University, John Carroll University or Cleveland State University
for an additional fee.

This sessions meets twice; Oct. 4 and 18, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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iPads for the Common Core Classroom

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $105
2 contact hours
Ohio Educational Standards Addressed: Early Childhood, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology

Understand how to use apps in all subject areas to help you and your students prepared for Ohio New Learning Standards.

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iPad Integration

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $620
3 contact hours
Ohio Educational Standards Addressed: Early Childhood, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology

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. 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!
$620 cost (includes 4th generation iPad and $15 iTunes gift card)
$420 cost (includes iPad Mini and $15 iTunes gift card)
$105 cost (bring your own iPad & create your own iTunes account prior to the workshop)

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Elmo Document Camera

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $854
3 contact hours
Ohio Educational Standards Addressed: Technology

Do away with the static overhead transparencies and turn your students on with digital image technology.  Research shows that stimulating visual displays are easily grasped, retained and absorbed by students. Receive a lightweight and easily transportable ELMO TT-O2s and learn how to use it as an effective teaching tool by providing exciting visual technology presentations.  Be on your way to improving attention, retention, and test scores.

$854 cost (includes one Elmo and training for two participants) or
$1,800 cost (includes two Elmos and training for four participants)

Please add $100 for each additional participant.

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Experience Amish Country

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $40
8 contact hours
Ohio Educational Standards Addressed: Early Childhood, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology

• Begin the day at Yoder’s Amish Home with a guided tour of Amish homes and the barn. Experience how the largest Amish population in the United States live. Take a short ride on an authentic Amish buggy. 

• Enjoy a delicious home-cooked buffet lunch at Das Dutch Kitchen where recipes are used that have been handed down for generations in the Amish and Mennonite Community. 

• Visit The J. M. Smucker’s Company, an iconic image in the Amish community that has produced trusted brands since 1897. 

• End your day in the heart of the Amish community at Lehman’s Hardware store. Learn about simple products for a simple life that are used by the Amish today. 

• See how to create lessons about your experience.

Agenda
8:00 am *Depart: Lakefront Lines parking lot, 13315 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, OH
8:40 am *Depart: Beachwood Place Mall (Saks), Richmond and Cedar Rds. (Off I-271)
10:15 am Arrive: Yoder’s Amish Home
11:45 am Depart: Yoder’s Amish Home
12:15 pm Arrive: Das Dutch Kitchen (Lunch Buffett)
1:15 pm Depart: Das Dutch Kitchen
1:25 pm Arrive: Smucker’s Company
2:15 pm Depart: Smucker’s Company
2:25 pm Arrive: Lehman’s Hardware
3:15 pm Depart: Lehman’s Hardware
4:20 pm *Arrive: Beachwood Mall parking lot
5:00 pm *Arrive: Lakefront Lines parking lot

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

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Location and Directions

Idea Center

There are many options to experience WVIZ/PBS ideastream’s Professional Learning Opportunities!

In person Professional Learning Opportunities are held at Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare,
 1375 Euclid Avenue, 
Cleveland, Ohio, 44115. View a map to Idea Center, or get directions to our downtown home here.

Professional Learning Opportunities are also held at Lorain County Community College
, 1005 North Abbe Road, 
Elyria, Ohio, 44444. Get directions to LCCC at their website here.

You can also schedule a class to be held in your school building or district, or via video-conference. For more information, contact us at (216) 916-6100 or via email.

Professional learning held at The Idea Center includes a snack and/or light meal and complimentary parking in the PlayhouseSquare Garage.

Graduate Credit

Receive one graduate credit hour for select workshops for an additional fee of $150 from The University of Akron or Ashland University.

Payment

Major credit cards accepted.

Your credit card is billed at time of registration.

Refund Policy

No refunds with less than 24 hours notice.

Questions or Comments

Have a question about registration? Contact Jamie Milne via email or phone, (216) 916-6438.

Have a question about the content of a workshop or session? Contact Eric Siler via email or phone, (216) 916-6358.

Workshops By Request

The workshops below are scheduled by request. Please contact Eric Siler (216-916-6358 or email) to arrange a training date and time.

The iPad Learning Center
Are you interested in supplementing your lessons with iPads but do not have the funds for a class set?  Then consider an iPad learning center in which you will receive:

•(4) 16 gb Wi-Fi iPads Airs or iPad Minis

•(4) iPad Cases

•(4) headphones

•(1) Multi USB charger

•(1) $15 iTunes gift card

•(3) hours of training for you and another teacher*

Learn how to create a school account and download apps on your iPads.  Understand basic and/or advance functions of the iPad.  Explore apps in all subject areas and learn how to integrate them to reinforce your lessons.  Discover best practices of rotating students in and out of the center and much, much more.

$2,250 Cost for iPad Airs
or
$1,950 Cost for iPad Minis

*Add $100 for each additional teacher

A SMART Board for Your Classroom
Cost: $1,712* (64” SMART Board) or $1,964* (77” SMART Board) Either SMART Board includes (1) three hour training session for five participants) $100 for each additional participant. Receive a SMART Board and learn how you can use it to help improve attention, retention and test scores in your classroom by making computer usage an interactive and collaborative experience.(*Additional cost for shipping)

Elmo Document Camera
Cost: $854 (includes one Elmo TT-02s Document Camera and training for two participants) or $1,700 (includes two Elmo TT-02s Document Cameras
and training for four participants) Add $100 for each additional participant. Be on your way to improving attention, retention, and test scores by using this exciting visual technology presenter.

Interactive Student Response Systems
Cost: $1,524 (includes a class set of 24 response systems) or $1,739 (includes a class set of 32 response systems).All purchases include one 3-hour training session for three participants, $100 for each additional participant. Easily conduct multiple assessments, track student learning, and engage your entire class with a TurningPoint student response system.

AVerVision Document Camera
Cost: $754 (includes one AVerVision CP300 Document Camera and training for two participants) or $1,700 (includes two AVerVision CP300 Document Cameras
and training for four participants) Add $100 for each additional participant.  Be on your way to improving attention, retention, and test scores by using this exciting visual technology presenter.

Mimio Interactive
Cost: $1,009 (includes one mimio interactive bar and wireless device and training for (1) three hour training session for two participants) or $1,818 (includes two mimio interactive bar and wireless device and training for (1) three hour training session for four participants) $100 for each additional participant.  Create a dynamic, inexpensive, interactive work surface with mimio® interactive.

A Technology Concierge at Your School
Cost: $400 for the three hours.  Is your staff experiencing trouble with tasks in Microsoft Office, the SMART Board, or any other technology? An ideastream® staff member will visit your school for three hours and conduct small group sessions or and/or visit classrooms.