K-12 Technology Workshops
CET Learning Services provides professional development in the use of classroom technologies and instructional strategies to K-12 school districts throughout our viewing area.
CET is one of eight Educational Technology Agencies (EdTechs) in Ohio. To learn more about statewide educational technology efforts, please see the videos to the right.
- Learning for the Digital Age Learning for the Digital Age is a professional development initiative for Ohio's K-12 administrators and teachers that explores the role of technology in supporting critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and communication -- the skills students need to be effective in today's classroom and tomorrow's workplace. This workshop provides high-quality interactive training for educators to help students use technology to master these essential skills for success throughout life. We offer this workshop in a variety of formats. A five-hour face-to-face workshop is available immediately for delivery in your district. (Call Gary Greenberg at 513-345-6547 to arrange a date.) A blended learning format (first 1.5 hours in person, followed by online work) and a fully online format for the workshop are also available. (Free for public school employees; $125 for private school employees.) (5 contact hours.) Click here to register.
- Learning for the Mobile Age Districts throughout southwest Ohio are welcoming mobile technologies into their teaching practice – through one-to-one tablet and laptop experiments; through changing practices around students’ own mobile devices; and through use of E-Books and cloud computing. These technologies bring enormous changes for teachers, administrators and technology coordinators. Learning for the Mobile Age is CET’s response to the need for an introductory workshop that addresses some of the challenges brought on by mobile learning. CET develops Learning for the Mobile Age in three different formats: A five-hour face-to-face workshop, a blended learning format (first 1.5 hours in person, followed by online work) and a fully online format. Thanks to support from eTech Ohio, this workshop is now free of charge. (Free for public school employees; $125 for private school employees.) Workshop length: Five hours; certificate provided. Click here to register.
- Learning to be Digital Citizens (begins in January) From using social media tools for education to monitoring your personal ‘digital footprint,’ digital citizenship is a challenging topic for teachers and students alike. This workshop, in both fully online and blended-formats, revolves around nine topic areas in digital citizenship identified by the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE). Video case studies and interviews with national experts will complement discussions of important issues for teachers, administrators, staff, students and parents. Thanks to support from the Ohio Department of Education, employees of public schools may attend for free. The cost for employees of private schools is $125 per person. Five-hour certificates of completion are available for all formats of the workshop. Click here to register.
- E-Books & E-Readers This workshop will explore options for obtaining E-books. You'll also gain an understanding of how E-books are created. Then, you'll get a chance to create your own E-book!($125) (3 contact hours.)
- Online Resources / PBS Resources: This workshop emphasizes high-quality, instructional resources available from proven sites such as Ohio iTunes U, the Ohio Resource Center, Thinkfinity, and the new PBS Learning Media collection. There is much more to finding digital resources than a Google search - let our presenter show you how ($125). (5 contact hours.)
- Digital Storytelling with Multimedia: Digital Storytelling is a creative process in which a traditional story (or assignment) is combined with personal digital technology such as a computer, video camera and sound recorder. Students thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to creatively tell their stories with technology. Educators in this workshop will learn the importance of story planning and use a variety of free Web sites where students can create and share their tales. Aligns to Common Core standards for non-fiction. Workshop length: three hours; certificate provided ($125).
- Teaching in the 'Cloud': The term ‘cloud’ has become the popular buzzword in computing circles, referring to the users’ ability to access their own files from an Internet connection. Cloud computing also makes it easy for colleagues to work simultaneously on a collaborative project, and to share access to online resources with everyone. This workshop will explore tools for utilizing cloud computing in your classroom. ($125). (3 contact hours.)
- Serious Games for Serious Learning: Have you been thinking about trying out computer or video game strategies for engaging your students? It can be done! Let our CET staff show you how. "Serious games" is a term academics came up with to describe games and interactive experiences in which both learning and enjoyment are the goals. Serious Games for Serious Learning requires no expertise in game play or game design. We'll introduce you to educational game theory and practice. Then you'll learn where to find educational games in your content area, and discover strategies for using them in your classroom. Workshop length: Three hours; certificate provided ($125).
- iPad Apps for the K-6 Classroom: Prerequisite: Participants must be familiar with the iPad, have an iTunes account, and bring their own iPad to the workshop. There are so many apps available that it's hard to decide what to download. We'll look at a collection of noteworthy apps for the K-6 classroom that are worth considering. These will cover a variety of curriculum areas and grade levels. You're sure to find some apps you'll want to install. Participants will receive a $25 iTunes gift card to download apps right away. Workshop length: Three hours; certificate provided ($125).
- iPad Apps for the 7-12 Classroom: Prerequisite: Participants must be familiar with the iPad, have an iTunesaccount, and bring their own iPad to the workshop. There are so many apps available that it's hard to decide what to download. We'll look at a collection of noteworthy apps for the 7-12 classroom that are worht considering. These will cover a variety of curriculum areas and grade levels. You're sure to find some apps you'll want to install. Participants will receive a $25 iTunes gift card to download apps right away. Workshop length: Three hours; certificate provided ($125).