Summer PD Opportunities!
Looking to do a little learning and earning of PD hours this summer? Did you want to participate in the LCSPD challenges or Tech Tuesday challenges during the school year but you just didn't have the time? Or, maybe you are brand new to the district or a position and just itching to get started! Well, you are in luck because all challenges will be open for completion during the summer. In addition to past challenges, there are also opportunities to explore our new edtech program acquisition, Pear Deck. To find previous challenges, use the navigation bar at the top. The PD challenges are separated by year or can be located on the achievement challenges page. Tech Tuesday challenges are on their own page and can be completed once you join the Google Classroom. Below you will find some challenges that I think are of particular importance or value. Any work done this summer will be credited to the 21-22 school year. Not sure which challenges you have already completed? Check the Points and Badges page.
Pear Deck Builder
Once you know what a Pear Deck is, it is time to flex those muscles and build one of your own. You will learn how to either take an existing Google Slide presentation and turn it into a Pear Deck or you can build a brand new Pear Deck from scratch. Learn how to use five different interactive question types
Pear Deck Presenter
Now that you have created a Pear Deck, learn how to present it to students. This challenge will show you the difference between student-paced and teacher presented. You will also learn how to use the Teacher Dashboard and view student responses.
EDpuzzle is the easiest way to engage and hold your students accountable when using videos. Instead of having all students sit in the dark to watch a video at the same time, EDpuzzle gives you the flexibility to have students watch the video independently, in small groups, as a center activity, or as an activity outside of the confines of the regular school day.