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Winter PD Offerings 2019

Winter Course Offerings

Courses are eligible for SUU, USBE, and licensure credit.

Flex courses runs from 4:30am-6:30 pm in the Jordan District ASB Computer Lab.


Online Course Offerings


Online Library: Preschool and Elementary ONLINE

UEN Essentials|Jan. 24 - Feb. 28
This 6-week online class is designed to help preschool and elementary teachers and library media specialists effectively use the wealth of information resources in Pioneer, Utah’s Online Library to enrich their teaching and students’ learning. The course guides participants through using the many databases of newspapers, journals and magazines as well as encyclopedias, videos, music collections and more.

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Online Library: Secondary ONLINE

UEN Essentials|Jan. 24 - Feb. 28
This 6-week online class is designed to help secondary teachers and library media specialists effectively use the wealth of information resources in Utah’s Online Library to enrich their teaching and students’ learning. The course guides participants through using the many databases of newspapers, journals and magazines as well as encyclopedias, videos, music collections and more. Each week participants add on to a resource list, as well as explore project-based learning activities and effective research strategies that ensure students benefit from the Utah's Online Library resources as well.

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Getting Started with Canvas LMS (MOOC)

UEN Essentials|Sept. 1- May 30
Participants will learn how to design and deliver an online course using Canvas LMS. This course will guide participants in creating their own course, adding engaging content, assessing student learning, and communicating effectively using Canvas. This MOOC (massive open online course) is designed for K-12 teachers with intermediate technology skills, that feel that they can work independently and at their own pace through the course material.
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
These courses are open entry/exit with no enrollment cap. All coursework and assignments can be completed at the participants own pace. There is very limited instructor interaction. This course section will be open until May 30, 2019. Register any time.  All coursework in this MOOC must be completed by June 30, 2019.

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Engaging Online Learning with Canvas

UEN Essentials |Feb. 19 - Mar. 26
This six-week online course is an advanced Canvas course that will provide teachers a next step in using the Canvas LMS for online teaching and learning. Teachers will learn to use Canvas to create visual interactive hompages, enable and use the Learning Mastery Gradebook feature, build question banks, and use advanced features in Canvas Assignments and Graded Discussions. The final project for this online class will be a complete Canvas course created by the participant that includes modules, activities and "Canvabadges"

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Teaching the 4 C's with iPads

ISTE 1 |Feb. 19 - Mar. 26
In this course participants will not only be in engaged with iPads, and learning ways to use them in the classroom, but they will also be introduced to the 21st Century Learning Framework of the 4 C's Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication. Participants will learn about the framework and apply those elements to iPad use in the classroom.

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Online Tools for Flexible Formative Assessment

ISTE 2 |Feb. 19 - Mar. 26
This course focuses on why formative assessment is important and how to effectively use it in the classroom with the help of several online tools. The participants in this course will learn to use free assessment tools like Answer Garden, Padlet, Socrative, Kahoot!, ClassKick, and NearPod to help them formatively assess their students’ learning.

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Digital Citizenship

ISTE 4 | Jan. 24 - Feb. 28
In this course participants will learn what digital citizenship is, how to teach students to be responsible digital citizens, and how to talk with students openly about cyberbullying and other potential pitfalls of social media. Participants will learn the how to model digital citizenship and develop tools and lessons to use with students of all ages.

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Flex Course Offerings

Experience learning with the best of both worlds, online and in-person. Flex courses combine 3 weeks of in person sessions and 3 weeks of online work.


Canvas for K-5 Classrooms 

UEN Essentials |February 13, 20, and 27|ASB Computer Lab 4:30 - 6:30 pm
In this course, participants will be introduced to the basics of Canvas and how it can work effectively in a K-5 classroom. Elements of organization, communication, assignments, and grades will be addressed in regards to how this tool can be productively used to blend your classroom and use technology to engage students and increase learning.

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Online Library: Research and Resources

UEN Essentials | March 6, 13, and 20 |ASB Computer Lab 3:30 - 5:30 pm
This course guides K–12 teachers and library media specialists through the hundreds of thousands of digital resources licensed for educational use by Utah educators and learners. In addition to gaining familiarity with online databases included in Pioneer Online Library, participants practice applying the Utah library media core curriculum’s six-step process for information problem-solving while sharing ideas for incorporating research and multimedia resources into lessons and projects for students.

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Cloud Classrooms with Chromebooks

ISTE 3 | January 9, 16, and 23|ASB Computer Lab 4:30 - 6:30 pm
This course guides K–12 teachers and library media specialists through the hundreds of thousands of digital resources licensed for educational use by Utah educators and learners. In addition to gaining familiarity with online databases included in Pioneer Online Library, participants practice applying the Utah library media core curriculum’s six-step process for information problem-solving while sharing ideas for incorporating research and multimedia resources into lessons and projects for students.

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K-2 Can Google Too!

Elective | Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5 |ASB Computer Lab 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Only USBE Credit or Relicensure Credit available. Register through JPLS.

You know what you can do with G Suite for Education and what students in grades 3-6 can do. What about our little learners. 
G Suite for Education is for them too. In this course we will learn that even students in grades K-2 can use the features of Google Classroom, Docs, Slides, Forms, and Drawing. Google Classroom is an easy file management system that students can easily access and teachers can place assignments.
Each module will have a brief review of the Google App and then we will focus on how you can use these tools with our littlest learners. Creating interactive drawings, interactive math manipulatives, interactive posters, etc. It just takes a little creativity, time and patience to move these little learners into the digital age.

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