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Instructional Technology Learning Sessions

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Whether participating in face-to-face, online, or webinar sessions, spots are limited. To guarantee a Face-to-Face seat, register for your sessions as soon as possible. Afterwards, monitor your email for any and all updates. For questions and/or concerns, do not hesitate to send email to the listed instructor or the Educational Technology Department.

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CFISD Microsoft Innovative Educator/Trainer Cadre 2020

Sessions Facilitators

CFISD MIE Expert Trainer

Cournette Hawkins, M.Ed - cournette.hawkins@cfisd.net

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CFISD MIE Trainer

Tjiarra Johnson-George - tjiarra.johnsongeorge@cfisd.net

Sessions Facilitators

CFISD MIE Trainer

Jennifer Morrow - jennifer.morrow@cfisd.net

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CFISD MIE Expert Trainer

Cournette Hawkins, M. Ed - cournette.hawkins@cfisd.net

Access is Vital! Creating Dynamic Videos for All!

Facilitator: Kevin Bussey, MCD, M.A. Counseling - kevin.bussey@cfisd.net

CFISD Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Within CFISD, videos for instruction are becoming the norm and access is vital for student achievement and staff efficiency. However, many have experienced videos are not always viewable by students on the CFISD network. Guess what?! There are a few tools that you will learn in this course that your videos to be view 100 percent of the time.

Mainly, we will explore best practices for using video in multiple online, cloud storage solutions but not limited to OneDrive, EdPuzzle, and Stream.

Accommodating All Learning with Tech Tools

Facilitator: Jamay Johnson - jamay.johnson@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Within CFISD, videos for instruction are becoming the norm and access is vital for student achievement and staff efficiency. However, many have experienced videos are not always viewable by students on the CFISD network. Guess what?! There are a few tools that you will learn in this course that your videos to be view 100 percent of the time.

Mainly, we will explore best practices for using video in multiple online, cloud storage solutions but not limited to OneDrive, EdPuzzle, and Stream.

All Students Respond:

Digital Formative Assessment Tools

-Elementary Educators-

Facilitator: Jamay Johnson - jarmainal.johnson@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Formative assessments give teachers a chance to check student understanding, get valuable data on student learning, and then use that data to modify instruction. When teachers know what students know (or don't know), they can adjust to meet students right at their level. The best formative assessment tools also help students self-reflect and assess, figuring out where they are and where they need to go as learners. There are digital formative assessment apps for everything from discussion to quizzing, polling, and student responses to interactive lessons and videos. Elementary teachers will be able to generate a clearer understanding of using digital formative assessment tools in their classroom while keeping their students engaged and learning. Digital tools to promote student discourse and collaboration such as Quizlet, Kahoot, Padlet, and many more are demonstrated to make your learning environment a fun, yet enriched one.

Amazing Google Geo Tools

for the Social Studies Classroom

Facilitator: Connie Butcher-Wood, M.Ed - connie.butcher@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Most of us are familiar with the typical Google tools: Search, Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms. Been there. Done that, but there are lots of other very cool tools that often slide in under the radar that we need to be using. I am convinced that the following Google goodies will make your life easier and your students smarter. You may have been using Google maps and Google Earth with your students, but your head will be spinning with all the ideas about how you can use the geo tools to help students learn about new places, solve problems, and tell stories!

We may not be able to physically go everywhere, but virtually the possibilities are limitless.

And Action: Blend Your Classroom

with Fun Video Creation & Editing Tools

Facilitator: Connie Butcher-Wood, M.Ed - connie.butcher@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Shooting and sharing videos has never been so easy, with a wide selection of mobile apps available to capture, edit and distribute your footage. There are specialist video-making apps for special effects, stop-motion and even virtual reality filmmaking, and novelty apps to raise a smile with face swapping or retro filters.

Using video in the classroom is a great strategy to implement when trying to engage your students. Students love technology and what better way to use this to your advantage than to bring video into your lessons! These tools are handy to flip or blend your classrooms for when students are absent, to help students with skills they find hard, and exam revision.

Teachers will learn to record and edit videos for a wide range of purposes including motivating and engaging students by using technology to create their own videos, supplement or enhance their own lessons by bringing their topics to life, and providing instructions students can review anytime, anywhere.

Become a WeVideo Master Jedi

Facilitator: Manny Curiel - manny.curiel@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Be one of the first ones to be trained on our NEW Cy-Fair adoption software. WeVideo is now part of Cy-Fair! Create amazing videos using pictures, several videos GIFs and stitch them all together. Work alone or collaborate working on Chrome, Windows, iPhone, Android or Mac; WeVideo got you covered! Use the vast library of videos and sounds, create your own OR use a GREEN SCREEN! Yaaaaaaas! With WeVideo, you can be the next best Video genius.

Behavior in Your Pocket using ClassDojo

Facilitator: Manny Curiel - manny.curiel@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Through formative assessment, teachers check student understanding, get valuable data on student learning, and then use that data to modify instruction. When teachers know what students know (or don't know), they can adjust to meet students right at their level. The best formative assessment tools also help students self-reflect and assess, figuring out where they are and where they need to go as learners. There are digital formative assessment apps for everything from discussion to quizzing, polling, and student responses to interactive lessons and videos.

Secondary teachers will be able to generate a clearer understanding of using digital formative assessment tools in their classroom while keeping their students engaged and learning. Digital tools to promote student discourse and collaboration such as Quizlet, Kahoot, Padlet, and many more are demonstrated to make your learning environment a fun, yet enriched one.

Blend Your Classroom

with Digital Formative Assessment Tools

-Secondary Educators-

Facilitator: Connie Butcher-Wood, M.Ed - connie.butcher@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Through formative assessment, teachers check student understanding, get valuable data on student learning, and then use that data to modify instruction. When teachers know what students know (or don't know), they can adjust to meet students right at their level. The best formative assessment tools also help students self-reflect and assess, figuring out where they are and where they need to go as learners. There are digital formative assessment apps for everything from discussion to quizzing, polling, and student responses to interactive lessons and videos.

Secondary teachers will be able to generate a clearer understanding of using digital formative assessment tools in their classroom while keeping their students engaged and learning. Digital tools to promote student discourse and collaboration such as Quizlet, Kahoot, Padlet, and many more are demonstrated to make your learning environment a fun, yet enriched one.

Book Creator

Facilitator: Cournette Hawkins, M.Ed - cournette.hawkins@cfisd.net

CFISD Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Book Creator is a simple tool for creating awesome digital books. Create your own teaching resources or have your students take the reins. It doesn’t matter what subject or grade level you’re teaching, students can demonstrate their understanding by creating a book.

Breakout of the Norms with Google Tools (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Ryan Mclaughlin - ryan.mclaughlin@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Do you ever feel like you need to "trick" your students into learning? Breakout Games and other interactive activities are a great way to do this! Learn how to create your own breakout activities that include digital codes and clues that will have your students begging for more. Learners will play a paper based game as well as an online based game, discover the "inside" of each then begin creating their own. This session will cover Google Forms and Slides.

Bring 3D Models into Your Presentations

Facilitator: Tamara Ferguson - tamara.ferguson@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Paint 3D is a fun, user friendly, and easy to use drawing tool ideal for anyone of any technology ability. Learn how to draw simple 3-dimensional objects or browse ready-made models to include and animate in your PowerPoint slides. Your finished product can be interactive or be used as a tool to bring your presentations alive.

Build Responsive Learning using Google Forms

Facilitator: Tamara Ferguson - tamara.ferguson@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Are you looking to create digital content which gives you and your students feedback in learning? Do you also want to be able to use student responses to tailor instruction? Google Forms does both. Learn how to create individual learning paths by targeting specific misconceptions based on responses for some students and create accelerated or enrichment opportunities for other students who have mastered concepts.

Camp Promethean


Join us for Camp Promethean 2020 - Register Here

Join us for an engaging, fun-filled day of virtual professional development at Camp Promethean on July 17th!

Our knowledgeable team of Education Consultants are offering a wide range of virtual courses designed to help you best support teachers and the technology implemented in your schools. All sessions are free and you may attend as many as you would like.

Be sure to complete any all online attendance verifications for each session to receive a certificate of participation. Once you have received a certificate for each session attended, apply for 'Out-of-District Credit' through CFPGS.

CFISD: Web 2.0 Cool Tools

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

After completing this course, the participants should be able to transform teaching and learning and give their curriculum a 21st century makeover.

ConnectEd with Twitter

Ryan Mclaughlin - ryan.mclaughlin@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Break down the four walls of your classroom and connect with others around the world! Fly with me through the Twitterverse as we explore the benefits of Twitter in education.

Classroom Management Tools &

Strategies for Blended Learning

Facilitator: Connie Butcher-Wood, M.Ed - connie.butcher@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Redefine classroom management strategies to maximize development of these skills and minimize disruptions to teaching and learning in a blended learning environment.

Classroom Technology for Social Studies

Facilitator: Connie Butcher-Wood, M.Ed - connie.butcher@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

With technology in the Social Studies classroom the possibilities are endless, but the real challenge comes in knowing where to begin. Learn how to use your classroom technology to create a blended-learning environment that is based on using technology with thematic learning, in-class activities, and project-based assignments.

Teachers will learn tools and strategies not centered exclusively around lecture, reading, and note-taking; but rather around questions and collaboration.

Create & Edit Videos, Getting Started (Online)

Facilitator: Tamara Ferguson - tamara.ferguson@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Learn about introductory tools for editing video and creating your own. This session will focus on capturing screen recordings while using drawing tools, incorporating animated clip art, and adding titles or captions. Participants will also learn how to trim and publish their videos to the web.

Create & Edit Videos, Getting Started (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Tamara Ferguson - tamara.ferguson@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Learn about introductory tools for editing video and creating your own. This session will focus on capturing screen recordings while using drawing tools, incorporating animated clip art, and adding titles or captions. Participants will also learn how to trim and publish their videos to the web.

Create Interactive Documents,

Getting Started (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Tamara Ferguson - tamara.ferguson@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Creating interactive documents is made easy using Microsoft. The user-friendly tools within PowerPoint allows teachers to create interactive and self-checking learning documents where students have control of content and pacing. These documents are a great tool to support student-centered learning and blended learning.

Creating Digital Breakouts with Google

Facilitator: Danielle Haymes - danielle.haymes@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Are you looking for a way to increase collaboration, critical thinking, and grit in your classroom? Digital Breakouts are a great way to allow students to learn concepts while trying to solve a common mystery. Come learn how this can all be done using Google Tools and a few other fun websites.

Creating Future Ready Activities (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Kelly New - kelly.new@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Participants will learn how to create engaging Future Ready activities for a Blended Learning classroom. These activities will get your students collaborating and using the Promethean panel!

Cruising into Google Drive

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Google Drive is the backbone of the Google Suite! The only problem is sometimes it gets messy. Come learn the ins and outs of organizing your Google Drive so you can find and locate what you need quickly.

Design for Shine in Google Slides (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Ryan Mclaughlin - ryan.mclaughlin@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Generation Z is a generation that rely on aesthetics-- the way things look have a direct correlation with how they feel. Google slides are amazing and allow you to be creative and making eye-catching presentations. In this session we will be going over specific ways you can design your slides to enhance and elevate student learning. We will learn how to add gifs, new fonts, and where you can find slide templates! You will leave with ideas to make awesome presentations!

Digital Breakouts

Facilitator: Ryan Mclaughlin - ryan.mclaughlin@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Want to create an activity that will get all of your students actively engaged in the content?? Learn how to create your own breakout activities that include digital codes and clues. Your students will beg for more of these activities after you play the first one.

Digital Text in the Elementary Classroom

Facilitator: Shannon Gillpatrick - shannon.gillpatrick@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Are your students reading online? E-books? Articles? CFISD has launched new resources and tools that you can use with kids to build digital literacy.

We will share ideas, learn about digital tools and create purposeful activities to support students transfer of reading skills with digital text.

Featured Tools: Scholastic Literacy Pro & Storyworks, HMH digital books, Google Docs with Read & Write, Microsoft Word with Immersive Reader & more!

EdPuzzle: Make Any Video Your Lesson

Facilitator: Manny Curiel - manny.curiel@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

What do you do when you don't know what to do? You watch a video! Create awesome lessons that grade themselves.... Yaaaaaaas! Embed Multiple choice and/or open-ended questions, comments, links or record audio. If you don't use Edpuzzle, you are MISSING OUT! Blend your classroom and make any video your lesson with Edpuzzle.

Educating ALL Learners: Microsoft Learning Tools

Facilitator: Kevin Bussey, MCD, M.A. Counseling - kevin.bussey@cfisd.net

CFISD Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Want to build an inclusive classroom? Learning Tools is your superpower.

The CFISD Instructional Technology Department knows how important it is for educators to design authentic activities that acknowledge and accommodate for all variations of learners. Learning Tools brings advanced accessibility options for a wide range of students with proven success in reading and writing achievement. See how this and other tools bring the content to the student while removing barriers to learning.

Excel Tips & Training: 101

Facilitator: Amanda Campbell - amanda.campbell@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Microsoft is not the same as it was years ago. From its upgrade, Excel still has all the features you're used to, but you’ll notice a few new ones as well! What’s new?! Mostly, users will be able to collaborate with others in real-time and experience the following...

*New Automatic Functions *New Functions *Inking *Enhanced Visuals *Better Accessibility Features

If you wish to be more efficient and gain time back in your day, you do not want to miss this informative session.

The Flipgrid You Don't Know

Facilitator: Manny Curiel - manny.curiel@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

This is a one-stop place for ALL your Flipgrid needs. This class contains materials from Flipgrid level 1 AND 2. Flipgrid supercharged takes you on a journey in where you will learn the basics on student voice to the far skies in where you will become solid gold material. Once you take this class you can keep coming back and use the website as a reference.

FUN! FREE! NEW! Microsoft Tools!

Facilitator: Connie Butcher-Wood, M.Ed - connie.butcher@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Microsoft teaching and learning technologies create immersive and inclusive experiences for both teachers and students for better learning outcomes. Today’s education landscape must empower educators and students to teach and learn through doing and exploring. While great technology can never replace great teaching, it is essential that schools have access to the right tools that will help drive the most effective learning.

Microsoft’s technology applied in new ways can shift behavior and motivation – enabling educators to assess learning and supporting students as they learn to be adaptable and resilient through exploration, simulation and gaming. The goal is to encourage students to learn through doing – solving problems, practicing, progressing and having fun, with real time feedback from educators.

Teachers will learn about free Microsoft tools and apps to help students with collaboration resources for note taking, review, and learning materials to assist with your first time instruction to ensure student success in your digitally enhanced classroom; and the ways cloud storage can be an asset to you and your students, as well as presentation tools and photo formatting tools for blending your classroom and to facilitate student discourse.

Get Funky & Functional with Google Docs (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Meagan Puckett - meagan.puckett@cfisd.net

CFISD Google Crew Trainer

Are you looking for an easy way to gather data or create quizzes for your students? Google Forms is very easy to use and allows you to easily create a spreadsheet of information without any extra work. This class will start at the beginning and you will leave knowing how to create a basic form.

Getting Started with Google Forms (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Zaina Hussein - zaina.hussein@cfisd.net

CFISD Google Crew Trainer

Are you looking for an easy way to gather data or create quizzes for your students? Google Forms is very easy to use and allows you to easily create a spreadsheet of information without any extra work. This class will start at the beginning and you will leave knowing how to create a basic form.

Google & Microsoft Gumbo

Facilitator: Kevin Bussey, MCD, M.A. Counseling - kevin.bussey@cfisd.net

CFISD Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Are you using cloud storage such as Microsoft's OneDrive or Google Drive? Do you love the robust features from Microsoft Desktop Applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook? Guess what?! You can use the same great Microsoft tools and still use Google Drive. You can also edit your Microsoft files right in Google Drive online. If you would like to know how to do this, you do not want to miss taking this course.

Google Drawing: The Unsung Hero of the GSuite (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Brittney Cohen - brittney.cohen@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Have you used Google Drawings yet? If not....why not? Google Drawings is the unsung hero of the Google Suite. We will look at ways to create graphics to impress and activities for student learning. Join us to help make the unsung hero more well known!

Google Forms

Facilitator: Danielle Haymes - danielle.haymes@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

In this introductory course, participants will learn the basics of using Google Forms. This is a building block course and participants will leave with a working understanding of this fantastic tool. Forms can be used to create simple quizzes and collect data, but Forms can also do so much more! Participants will learn to add videos and images, use branching to create differentiated instruction, upload files, and more.

Google Sheets for Data Tracking (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Brittney Cohen - brittney.cohen@cfisd.net

CFISD Google Crew Trainer

Are you looking for an easy way to track student data! Google Sheets to the rescue! In this session we will look at some tips and tricks for using Google Sheets. Come see how to color code, use conditional formatting and more to make data tracking easier.

Google Sheets Tips & Training: 101

Facilitator: Amanda Campbell - amanda.campbell@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Google Sheets are an easy way for teachers and students to start organizing and visualizing data. “Data” can be numbers, words, checkboxes, there are all sorts of options! Join us to learn how to organize information, collaborate with others, summarize and visualize data, and use common formulas. If you want to be more efficient and gain back time in your day, you do not want to miss this informative session.

Google Slides & Google Drawings

This course will walk you through the basics of creating Google Slides presentations and simple tips to make them look their best and allow for easy collaboration. We will also explore how to utilize one of the unsung heroes of the G Suite, Google Drawings to create graphics and interactive activities.

If You Give a Primary Student (PK1) a Chromebook

Facilitator: Jamay Johnson - jarmainal.johnson@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Best Practices for Integrating Chromebooks and Other Devices. Easy student collaboration and creation tools using Chrome apps and extensions. See how easy it is to have your students use Chromebooks in the classroom.

Level up with Google Forms (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Nicole Palmer - nicole.palmer@cfisd.net

CFISD Google Crew Trainer

Already using Google Forms and ready for the next level? Come learn how to use these features: Sections, Branching, custom headers, response validation, and quizzes. Also, learn how to use to make your results more meaningful and organized using formatting in Google Sheets.

Link Up with HyperDocs (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Ryan Mclaughlin - ryan.mclaughlin@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Best Practices for Integrating Chromebooks and Other Devices. Easy student collaboration and creation tools using Chrome apps and extensions. See how easy it is to have your students use Chromebooks in the classroom.

Link Up with HyperDocs (Online)

Facilitator: Ryan Mclaughlin - ryan.mclaughlin@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Best Practices for Integrating Chromebooks and Other Devices. Easy student collaboration and creation tools using Chrome apps and extensions. See how easy it is to have your students use Chromebooks in the classroom.

Making Classrooms More Digital (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Kelly New - kelly.new@cfisd.net

CFISD Google Crew Trainer

Come learn how to use various Google Suite applications such as Slides, Forms, Drawings and Video creating apps to turn your classroom into a digital classroom. You will walk away with lots of ideas to take your classroom to the next level!

Microsoft Forms 101 (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Haydee Penn - haydee.penn@cfisd.net

CFISD Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Participating in this course, you will learn how to quickly and easily create custom online quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations and more using Microsoft Forms. When you create a quiz or form, you can invite others to respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. As results are submitted you will be notified and use built-in analytics to evaluate responses.

Form data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading. Guess what? The same link used to distribute the form is the same link that can be used to post grades.

Microsoft Forms 101 (Online)

Facilitator: Tjiarra Johnson-George - tjiarrajohnsongeorge@cfisd.net

CFISD Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Participating in this course, you will learn how to quickly and easily create custom online quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations and more using Microsoft Forms. When you create a quiz or form, you can invite others to respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. As results are submitted you will be notified and use built-in analytics to evaluate responses.

Form data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading. Guess what? The same link used to distribute the form is the same link that can be used to post grades.

Microsoft Whiteboard

Facilitator: Cournette Hawkins, M.Ed - cournette.hawkins@cfisd.net

CFISD Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Meet Microsoft Whiteboard, the free-form infinite digital canvas where ideas, content, and people come together—anytime, anywhere.

Microsoft Word Tips & Training

Facilitator: Tjiarra Johnson-George - tjiarra.johnsongeorge@cfisd.net

CFISD Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Word is not the Word you used to know. It has become more user- friendly and cloud-dependent especially if you use OneDrive. You can easily create, communicate, and collaborate with real-time sync. Not only that, but you can insert add-ins from the designated app store. It is highly suggested that you participate in this course if you want to acquire the skills to work with Word in the NEW Microsoft, Office 365. If you do, this will take your Microsoft Word knowledge and skills to the next level.

The NEW Microsoft: Office 365

Facilitator: Kevin Bussey, MCD, M.A. Counseling - kevin.bussey@cfisd.net

CFISD Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Are you familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etcetera? The Microsoft we used to know is no more. Guess what?! There are some NEW features that you might be aware of in the NEW Microsoft, Office 365. Office 365 allows users to be more effective and efficient. You do not want to miss this session if you want to have the most up-to-date modern productivity tools from Microsoft.

Because you are a CFISD employee, you'll always have the latest features, fixes, and security updates along with ongoing tech support at no extra cost. Not only that, you can use your apps on multiple PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones.

Oh the Places Google Can Go! (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Meagan Puckett - meagan.puckett@cfisd.net

CFISD Google Crew Trainer

During this session we will use a combination of MyMaps, Google StreetView, Google Expeditions and Google Tour Creator to take your students on adventures in the classroom and THEN encourage students to create their OWN journeys. Google can expand student schema and allow students to learn about the world while never leaving the classroom!

O-M-G, Becky! LOOK-at-those Apps! They are like totally AWESOME!

Facilitator: Manny Curiel - manny.curiel@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

With the constant change in technology is easy to always keep looking for the next best thing. Let me show you some apps that have stayed my favorites for some time. Some are new some are not so new, all of them awesome at making your life easy. Pick from a variety of Apps and learn what YOU need...because learning should be FUN, YAAAAS!

OneNote Tips & Training

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Haydee Penn - haydee.penn@cfisd.net

CFISD Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Get your digital life organized with OneNote. Learn how OneNote allows you to organize and access content across devices. Also, learn how to create a “breakout” with OneNote by finding clues and move to the next section using Microsoft application.

Organized Learning with Google (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Haydee Penn - haydee.penn@cfisd.net

CFISD Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Participating in this course to discover ways you can become more effective and efficient when using either Outlook 2016 or the Office 365 App. You will also discuss how to manage your inbox, connect to the school calendar and send Outlook calendar appointments to Google Calendar.

Outlook Tips & Training (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Haydee Penn - haydee.penn@cfisd.net

CFISD Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Participating in this course to discover ways you can become more effective and efficient when using either Outlook 2016 or the Office 365 App. You will also discuss how to manage your inbox, connect to the school calendar and send Outlook calendar appointments to Google Calendar.

Outlook Tips & Training (Online)

Facilitator: Tjiarra Johnson-George - tjiarra.johnsongeorge@cfisd.net

CFISD Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Participating in this course to discover ways you can become more effective and efficient when using either Outlook 2016 or the Office 365 App. You will also discuss how to manage your inbox, connect to the school calendar and send Outlook calendar appointments to Google Calendar.

PowerPoint Tips & Training (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Haydee Penn - haydee.penn@cfisd.net

CFISD Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

PowerPoint is not the PowerPoint you used to know. It has become more user- friendly and cloud-dependent especially if you use OneDrive. You can easily create, communicate, and collaborate with real-time sync. Not only that, but you can insert add-ins from the designated app store and use designer to automatically create appealing presentations.

Participate to learn how to work with PowerPoint in the NEW Microsoft, Office 365 where you can insert videos, websites, screen, and voice recordings.

PowerPoint Tips & Training (Online)

Facilitator: Tjiarra Johnson-George - tjiarra.johnsongeorge@cfisd.net

CFISD Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

PowerPoint is not the PowerPoint you used to know. It has become more user- friendly and cloud-dependent especially if you use OneDrive. You can easily create, communicate, and collaborate with real-time sync. Not only that, but you can insert add-ins from the designated app store and use designer to automatically create appealing presentations.

Participate to learn how to work with PowerPoint in the NEW Microsoft, Office 365 where you can insert videos, websites, screen, and voice recordings.

Promethean Classflow Tips & Training: 101

Facilitator: Shannon Gillpatrick - shannon.gillpatrick@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Classflow is an easy to use lesson delivery program that allows teachers and ALL students to interact.

Want to encourage collaboration and increase engagement in the classroom? From multiple choice, polls, and text to adding pictures, annotating and highlighting—we’ll cover all the ways you can gather data from your students to drive instruction and adapt in the moment!

Read & Write for Google (Live/Virtual)

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Jamay Johnson - jarmainal.johnson@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Read & Write is a universal extension that is designed for reading, writing, study, and research support. The end user can hear web pages and documents read aloud to improve reading comprehension, with choice of natural voices. It also understands unfamiliar words with text and picture dictionaries. Read & Write helps students understand, learn and express themselves with confidence and independence.

Record Your Lessons to Increase Productivity!

Facilitator: Manuel Curiel - manny.curiel@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Record your Lessons to Increase Productivity! "Teachers teach every day if you have more than one class you might repeat your time 2 or more times a day! Well, why not record the lesson so you can say it ONCE? Wouldn't you like that? Then you can pull small groups and personalize you mini-lesson for your small audience. This class will show you multiple ways to record your lessons and how to share your awesome videos with your students. It doesn’t have to be a Hollywood production, just be able to convey a message. You got this! Do it for your students!

SWAY: A Dynamic Tool for Communication and Collaboration

Facilitator: Tjiarra Johnson-George - tjiarra.johnsongeorge@cfisd.net

CFISD Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Learning Objective:

As teachers would you like to create interactive web-based lessons, assignments, project recaps, newsletters, and more right from a phone, tablet, or browser? Would you like for students to have the ability to collaborate and use a phone, tablet, or browser to create engaging reports, assignments, projects, study materials, and portfolios? If yes to any of the questions, then you do not want to miss this session.

In training this session, we will explore and engage in the use of Microsoft SWAY. SWAY is an intelligent digital storytelling app from Office that is great for a project or problem-based learning. Sways are easy to share with the class or the world and look great on any screen.

What is Sway? Sway is an intelligent app that helps you easily create an interactive web-based canvas of your ideas. Pull your content from a variety of sources with minimal effort and use the built-in layout engine to craft a cohesive look and feel that looks great on any screen.

Be sure to complete any all online attendance verifications for each session to receive a certificate of participation. Once you have received a certificate for each session attended, apply for 'Out-of-District Credit' through CFPGS.

All sessions begin at 1:00pm (central)

1. June 8 - Overview

2. June 11 - Reading Support

3. June 15 - Writing Support

4. June 17 - Texthelp PDF Reader

Be sure to complete any all online attendance verifications for each session to receive a certificate of participation. Once you have received a certificate for each session attended, apply for 'Out-of-District Credit' through CFPGS.

All sessions begin at 10:00 am (central)

1. July 7 - Overview

2. July 14 - Graphing & EquatIO Mobile

3. July 15 - Mathspace & Make & Take

Transform Your Teaching with Hyperdocs

Facilitator: Jamay Johnson - jarmainal.johnson@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

HyperDoc is a digital document—where all components of a learning cycle have been pulled together into one central document. Students are provided with hyperlinks to all of the resources they need to complete that learning cycle.

Using Canva to Spice Up Your

Google & Microsoft Projects

Facilitator: Jamay Johnson - jarmainal.johnson@cfisd.net

CFISD Educational Technology Specialist

Canva provides a simple new way to design. Its drag and drop functionality enables them to create presentations, posters, one-page documents, and social media posts.

Learn how to design your own layouts from scratch with Canva, the fun and design tool that offers hundreds of fonts, images, and publishing choices in a simple-to-use, web-based interface. This will be a great way to use visual representation and do a blended model to create images and design digital media for teachers and students to use in the classroom.

Participants will design and construct products they can use in their classroom. Teacher will be able to create templates for posters, compelling graphics for presentations and other creative cover designs they can use in their content area for quick reflection, clue and hook and collaborative designing. These designs can be used for flipping the classroom and differentiate learning based on the design templates.

Video Creation Made Easy with Screencastify

Registrants will receive the connection link a day or so before the start date of each session.

Facilitator: Christine Morgan - christine.morgan@cfisd.net

CFISD Google Crew Trainer

Screencastify is a Google extension that allows you to easily create videos, screen recordings and animated GIFS! These videos can easily be uploaded to use in Google Slides or Schoology. Making videos is easy with Screencastify.

Facilitator: Cournette Hawkins, M.Ed - cournette.hawkins@cfisd.net

CFISD Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Save, organize and share content from across the web with Wakelet. Find out how Wakelet can transform the classroom for teachers and students. Wakelet is a tool that allows users to take control of the content that interests and inspires them. Wakelet users can save content and organize it in folders or wakes (e.g., student portfolios). You and your students can curate videos, images, links, and more. Come ride the Wakelet Wave with me.

You Have Your Laptop! Now What?

Facilitator: Kevin Bussey, MCD, M.A. Counseling - kevin.bussey@cfisd.net

CFISD Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

As a result of the 2014 CFISD Bond, each teacher and admin received a Windows Mobile Device. Believe it or not, it is more than just a device for presenting and checking email. Your device has much more features than you are familiar with. Come explore and become aware of how your computer can help you become more effective and efficient.

ZOOM: Learn & Explore Best Practices

Facilitator: Kevin Bussey, MCD, M.A. Counseling - kevin.bussey@cfisd.net

CFISD Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

Want to perform virtual conferencing and tutoring sessions? You can use ZOOM to accomplish this task. Believe it or not, every employee has a ZOOM. Come and learn best practices and get ideas on how this can be used for all learners.