3 training topics presented each AM/PM - Administrators may choose to attend the topics that address their needs/interests. The topics to choose from are:
Administrative Uses for the Interactive White Board
Interactive WhiteBoards (SMART, Promethean, and Interwrite) are populating classrooms across the country. These devices can be used by administrators to deliver more effective professional development, better organize meetings, and to create an interactive record of committee work. This session will introduce administrators to the basic tools and applications such as timers, graphic organizers, notebook/flipchart, and more. Learn to capture your notes and easily save them for access on the web.
Analyzing Grade 3-8 Assessments The Path to School Improvement
Technology has opened the door to using a data-driven decision-making model for strategic planning. New York State grade 3-8 assessments can provide data that will guide administrators to the questions needed for school improvement. Learn strategies to implement for analyzing your districts data including trend and error analysis.
Analyzing Regents Possibilities and Limitations
Analyzing Regents exam data is different than analyzing data from NYS 3-8 assessments. In this workshop, participants will review limitations of the data and learn the appropriate way to use Regents data to inform instruction. Multiple choice and constructed response item analysis will be reviewed, and participants will interact with sample data. In addition, using other data in conjunction with assessment data for planning and evaluation will be discussed.
Creating and Sharing Powerful Presentations
Sharing information is no longer just stand and deliver. Create presentations for both synchronous and asynchronous audiences. Create interactive, multimedia presentations to use with your Interactive Whiteboard. Learn about free tools such as Photo Story and Prezi. Use Photo Story to quickly organize photos or slides(from PowerPoint) to tell "the story." Prezi results in an interactive Movie. Take it to the next level with narration or music. Create a permanent visual record of a long-term event.
Creating Online Surveys and Analyzing the Collected Data
Once you have written effective survey questions join us to create an online survey. Google Forms will be reviewed and compared to Survey Monkey. Create a survey you can distribute to stakeholders via email or your webpage. Microsoft functions will be used to organize and analyze sample survey data from a mock questionnaire. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice these processes.
Google Docs/Calendars for Shared Workspaces
Welcome to the world of Computing in the Cloud. Learn how Google Docs can be used to streamline committee work - examples will be provided. Create group presentations asynchronously or in real time. Create Google Groups for individual committees to facilitate an online work environment and sharing of resources. Use an online calendar(s) to schedule resources, share calendars with support staff and colleagues.
How to Design an Effective Survey
Planning to administer a survey takes many factors into consideration including the construct of interest, survey formats and sampling. This workshop introduces participants to these concepts and other key ideas as a foundation for a survey design project. After this workshop, participants will be able to design different survey items around a common construct, know strategies for reducing bias, and be prepared to begin their survey research project.
Internet Safety for Schools
The safety of students and staff is a top priority of all administrators. The introduction of the Internet into instruction has enriched lessons. However, this constantly changing tool also leaves administrators, teachers, and parents leery of this environment. During this session an online professional development course will be shared to enable teachers to better understand the intricacies of the Net. The Childrens Internet Protection Act (CIPA) expects that schools will protect students from inappropriate content. Bring your Acceptable Use Policy and Technology Plan to review for CIPA compliance.
Online Tools Every Administrator Should Know About
Concerned about the cost of software? Learn about free Web 2.0 tools such as Webspiration (mind mapping), Doodle (scheduling of meetings), Skype (free telephony services between computers world-wide), Todays Meet (Engage in back channel conversation without disruption), Social Bookmarking (tag and share bookmarks within groups), and more. Time will be allotted to individual exploration of these tools and their uses.