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.


Educators can choose from the regularly scheduled workshops listed below, or work with CET to design on-site instruction for your staff.


CET is one of eight Educational Technology Agencies (EdTechs) in Ohio. To learn more about statewide educational technology efforts, please visit www.ohioedtechs.org

  • New for 2019! The 3Ds of Learning: Creating Virtual Tours 
    For many educators, your first step into the worlds of virtual reality and 3D will be to create a virtual tour. It may be a virtual tour of the school campus or of a facility like a media center or library. For teachers, that first step could be creating a virtual field trip to an important site for their content area:  A visit to Egyptian pyramids, to a local historic site, to a music or arts performance perhaps. But what's involved in making such a virtual tour? In this workshop, you'll learn answers to these questions: What's the appropriate media to use for my topic? (eg, video, 360 degree video, panoramic stills, etc.); What tools and strategies can I use to create my field trip or tour? How do I get that tour out to my students?

    You'll finish the workshop with an actual rough draft of your virtual tour, ready to use with your students. Workshop length: three hours; certificate provided ($125).

  • Exploring New Worlds with Google Expeditions and Google Earth
    As internet technology increasing puts our maps, our neighborhoods, and even our physical locations on public display, educators will be wise to try out these enhanced tools from Google. This workshop allows you to mix and match these tools to conduct virtual field trips, author customized "smart" maps with your students, and much more. Participants will learn strategies for helping their students from all content areas get more involved with mapping and computing, in what the mapping company ESRI calls, "The Science of Where." Workshop length: three hours; certificate provided ($125).
  • Putting the Blend in Blended Learning Blended learning
    The integration of the online learning experience into a formal school environment. In a blended environment, teachers strive to provide the best of both worlds. Working online can allow students to take more or less time on a specific assignment/module as needed, work at their "just right" level of reading, or choose among a variety of modules that teach the same content in ways that serve different types of learners. Participants will learn about definition of blended learning, current research, models of blended learning and whether to purchase, curate or create their content. Workshop length: three hours, face-to-face or online; certificate provided ($125).
  • 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 Ohio Department of Education, this workshop is now free of charge. (Free for public school employees; $125 for private school employees.) Workshop length: Five hours; certificate provided.
  • Learning to be Digital Citizens
    From using social media tools for education to monitoring your personal 'digital footprint,' digital citizenship is a challenging topic for teachers and students alike.  Now with extensive coverage of issues surrounding student data privacy, this workshop, in both fully online and blended-formats, revolves around nine topic areas in digital citizenship identified by the International Society for Technology in 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.
  • Makers & Shakers: Making Things for Deeper Learning
    Building on a widespread movement toward using hands-on activities to cement learning new concepts, this workshop will guide you in developing your own classroom makerspace. Perfect for applied learning in science, mathematics and the arts, 'making' is also appropriate for projects in English language arts (think: story settings) and social studies (think: historical artifacts). Workshop length: three hours; certificate provided ($125). 
  • Introductory Computer Science for Grades K-5:
    CET offers Code.org's no-cost, one-day workshops for K-5 classroom teachers, media specialists and technology teachers interested in teaching computer science. Workshops will cover a special, highly interactive elementary curriculum and offer supplies needed to teach the courses. Participants will receive: • Printed curriculum guide • Classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons • Fun Code.org swag • Workshop length: six hours; certificate provided (FREE).
  • iPad Apps for the PreK-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).
  • The 3Ds of Learning: Building and Using 3D Resources in the Classroom
    Get your feet wet with some of the new technologies for teaching with 3D in the classroom such as 360 degree panoramic video. This updated workshop includes new teacher-created STEAM lesson resources using 360 degree video, suitable for viewing on head-mounted displays or tablets. We'll explore the latest 3D, VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) content, and examine some of the teaching issues such as costs, strategies for use, and managing viewing devices in the classroom. Workshop length: three hours; certificate provided ($125).
  • 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 websites where students can create and share their tales. Bring your story ideas and have some fun!
  • Introduction to Google Classroom
    Some call Google Classroom a course management system; some call it workflow management.  Whatever you call it, Google Classroom is another tool for teachers to use in delivering content for blended learning classes. Participants will learn how to get up and running with Classroom,  see examples of its use in different content areas and learning environments, and learn how to use it for delivering instruction, feedback and grading. Workshop length: three hours; certificate provided ($125).