- Google: Explore K12 solutions and become a Level One Google Educator. They have an outstanding training website, and then you can take the 3-hour test to become certified. It does cost $10, but think of all the support you could provide educators within your district!
- Common Sense Education: Their website has plenty of free webinars and online courses to take. Some have associated fees, but many do not. This is a great resource for teaching students to be safe digital citizens!
- Flipgrid: An incredibly cool website that allows educators 1 FREE grid to use in their classrooms. Flipgrid allows students to record short videos about different topics. You can have a classroom grid and the students can watch, respond by video and express themselves in new and exciting ways. There are plenty of free training videos, live webinars and more. Check it out!
- Kahoot: Another resource that has tons of free training and ideas online for their free product. Use already-made games or make your own (SO EASY). Kahoot can be used with iPads, chromebooks, smartphones, etc.
As you consider back-to-school PD at your sites, remember OPSRC is glad to come to you. You can book online PD HERE. Our calendars are filling up for July and August, so please schedule soon. If you have any questions about our options, please contact any member of the Teaching & Learning Team to support:
Jamila MacArthur: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Potter: email@example.com
McKalyn Danner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Mack: email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you all this summer! It’s our favorite time of year: we get to Teach & Learn right alongside you.