Developer Academy

The Developer Academy program is one of the four elements of TRIADvances where teachers can choose from a number of courses led by our tech coaches that are scheduled during times that are convenient to them and approach their individual needs.

Teachers can sign up in groups of 3 or more and Mike and Adam will schedule times to meet.

Below are listed the courses we are currently offering. Check this space often for updates!

#PDPerks for Developer Academy

Course Catalog


Using Video in the Classroom

Format: 4 sessions (45 minutes each)

Applications: YouTube, Screencastify, Flipgrid, WeVideo

In this course, teachers will be exposed to four applications that they can use immediately in their classroom.

4 CPDUs and a Videographer Badge


Power Up Your Presentations

Format: 3 sessions (45 minutes each)

Applications: Pear Deck, Google Slides, Haiku Deck

In this course, teachers will be exposed to two new applications that they can use immediately in their classroom, and we will spend one session discussing quality design strategies that they can teach their students in order to improve student presentations as well.

3 CPDUs and a Presenter Badge


Assessing With Chromebooks

Format: 3 sessions (45 minutes each)

Applications: Formative, Quizizz, Quizlet

In this course, teachers will be exposed to three new applications that they can use immediately in their classroom to help with formative assessment and data collection.

3 CPDUs and a Chromebook Master Badge


Getting Started with Gamification

Format: 4 sessions (45 minutes each)

Applications: Google Sites, Google Sheets, Google Forms

Looking to change things up for your students? Why not add game elements and mechanics to your class? In this course, we will discuss ways to add things like leaderboards, items, boss battles and more to gamify your classroom and change the way your students learn.

4 CPDUs and a Game Master Badge


Break Out! Using BreakoutEDU and Digital Breakouts to Challenge Your Students

Format: 3 sessions (45 minutes each)

Applications: BreakoutEDU, Google Forms, Google Sites, and more

Escape Rooms have become all the rage in recent years, so why not bring that excitement, collaboration, and problem solving to your classroom? In this course, we will cover how to use the BreakoutEDU boxes our district has purchased, and how you can create your own Digital Breakouts using free Google and non-Google tools.

3 CPDUs and a Breakout Badge


Coding for Education Majors

Format: 5 sessions (45 minutes each)

Applications: Google Script, other G Suite tools like Sheets and Forms

Ever wanted to learn to code? Just not sure where to start? With this course, we will walk you through the very basics of Google Script and get you started adding custom capabilities to the Google Applications you already use. You'll be shocked by what you can do!

5 CPDUs and a Coder Badge


Get Comfortable with Google Apps

Format: 4 sessions (45 minutes each)

Applications: Google Apps like Drive, Docs, Slides and Forms

Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. Let us help you get over that hump and really dive deep into Google Drive and all it has to offer. This course is great for teachers, administrators, secretaries, and support staff.

4 CPDUs and a Google Driver Badge


Graphic Design Tools

Format: 3 sessions (45 minutes each)

Applications: Pic Monkey, BeFunky, Google Drawings, Canva, Adobe Spark

They say that pictures are worth 1,000 words. With this course, you can learn how to make yours worth a cool million! Add creative images to your resources, your presentations, your websites and more. Let your creativity shine with this course!

3 CPDUs and a Graphic Designer Badge


Movie Editing Tools

Format: 3 sessions (45 minutes each)

Applications: WeVideo, Adobe Spark, Google Photos, MySimpleShow

Video plays an important role in today's classroom, but the most effective videos are those you make yourself! Stop being a consumer and start CREATING! These tools will help you get there.

3 CPDUs and a Director Badge


App Specific Training

Format: 1 session per application (45 minutes)

Applications: See below

1 CPDU per session

Adobe Spark

Book Creator

Canva

Chrome Music Lab

Edmodo

EDpuzzle

Flipgrid

Game Strategies/Mechanics

GoFormative

GoGuardian

Google Arts and Culture

Google Classroom

Google Docs

Google Drawings

Google Drive

Google Earth/Tours

Google Forms

Google Photos

Google Script (advanced coding)

Google Sites

Google Sheets

Hyperdocs

Kahoot

Meme Maker

Mentimeter

Newsela

Padlet

Pear Deck

Plickers

Quizizz

Quizlet

Recap

Schoology

Screencastify

Storybird

Symbaloo

Twitter

Vocaroo

WeVideo