Teachers, are you interested in learning how to bring Minecraft for Education into your classroom to leverage it as a teaching and learning tool? Join us for a four day teacher academy to learn basic navigation, multiple forms of assessment, in-game tools, teaching modalities, and lesson simulation within Minecraft EDU.[Read more…] about Registration Open: Minecraft for Education Teacher Academy
Professional Development Opportunities
Registration Open: Educational Technology Endorsement Program – 2022-2024 Cohorts
Join a 2022-2024 cohort of our Educational Technology Endorsement Program! Registration opens on May 2, 2022 @ 7 A.M.[Read more…] about Registration Open: Educational Technology Endorsement Program – 2022-2024 Cohorts
Registration Open: Digital Literacies Workshop for Secondary Teachers
Secondary teachers in Granite School District can register now for the two-day Digital Literacies Workshop, provided in collaboration with the University of Utah.[Read more…] about Registration Open: Digital Literacies Workshop for Secondary Teachers
Registration Open: Elementary Canvas Cohort for 2022-23
We will be offering another Canvas for Elementary professional learning cohort for the 2022-2023 school year and are looking for growth-minded elementary teachers who are willing to implement Canvas in their classrooms (for teachers who have not previously participated in this program). This is a paid cohort with specific expectations for participants. Listed below are some of the details about this opportunity.
Teachers will learn how to use Canvas effectively to support student learning and family engagement.
- Use Canvas for instruction and communication for all content areas.
- Build Canvas courses according to the GSD Canvas Expectations and Style Guide and adjust courses based on quarterly feedback to demonstrate growth and understanding.
- Participate in Canvas professional learning which includes:
- At least 16 hours of summer professional learning (two half day in person + asynchronous learning modules)
- Monthly professional learning and collaboration with school and district tech coaches.
- Provide ongoing feedback on Canvas experience.
- Be a Canvas Teacher leader in 2023-2024 to support school-based Canvas implementation.
$800 per quarter based on completion of expectations and demonstration of Canvas usage and growth.
Please complete this form before March 31st if you are interested in participating in the 2022-2023 cohort. We will contact you if you are selected to participate.
You can also find more information about this program via this ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document.
ETEP Registration for 2021-2023 Cohorts
(ETEP information and infographic created by Jenny Peirce, Team Leader in the Educational Technology Department.)
The Educational Technology Department will be accepting applications for the 2021-2023 Educational Technology Endorsement Program starting Friday, May 7 at 7:00 am.
Follow this link on 5/7/2021 to apply for the program, and read on for more information about the program, highlights of recent participants, etc.[Read more…] about ETEP Registration for 2021-2023 Cohorts
Join Us for GSD Tech Meet, Live at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Teachers, join us for our first live GSD Tech Meet on Tuesday, April 21st at 11:00 AM. Join the meeting by using the nickname “GSDTechMeet” in Google Meet. For our first meeting we’ll be sharing out ideas for connecting with students and best practice for distance learning. If you can’t join us live, the meetings will be recorded. Reach out to Chris Larsen in Educational Technology with questions.[Read more…] about Join Us for GSD Tech Meet, Live at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Now Registering: Adobe Spark (Ed Tech Tuesdays Pick Five Series)
The next sessions of our GSD Ed Tech Tuesdays professional development series happen this evening and in two weeks. Join us in the library at Granite Connection High School on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 or at the TLC on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 to learn the basics of Adobe Spark, an easy creation tool which is available to all students and staff members in Granite School District.
Adobe Spark is an easy and fun way for you and your students to create graphics, webpages, and videos. We’ll explore the ins and outs of using these tools and several ideas for getting started with them in your classroom.
Click here to sign up to attend this or other future GSD Ed Tech Tuesday ‘Pick Five’ Sessions.[Read more…] about Now Registering: Adobe Spark (Ed Tech Tuesdays Pick Five Series)
Now Registering: Code.org Training (March 2020)
Notice: Session Dates Have Been Moved to March 18 and March 25, 2020*
Hey, did you know that well paying, exciting jobs in Computer Science go unfilled in Utah? Did you know that Code.org can engage your K-5 students and give them a basis in those computer science standards, using online coding games and unplugged lessons? Did you also know that the content is easy to access, follows the best pedagogy practices, and requires minimal teacher prep time? Did you know it’s free? Click Here to sign up for Code.org teacher PD in March 2020.[Read more…] about Now Registering: Code.org Training (March 2020)
Now Registering: Making the Case for Makerspaces (Ed Tech Tuesdays Makerspace Series)
Would you like to learn how to start or improve your classroom or school makerspace or even just learn more about what makerspaces are? Our GSD Ed Tech Tuesdays professional development series for teachers includes a Makerspaces Course, with classes held on the second Tuesday of most months in the 2019-2020 school year. In this course, you will learn:
- what makerspaces are and why you should use them,
- practical ways to start or improve your classroom or school makerspace,
- tools and activities that you might consider including in a makerspace.
Each month, we’ll cover an aspect of implementing a makerspace and spend time doing activities and using tools related to a specific theme you might include in your makerspace. You’re welcome to attend one or all of the classes!
Join us on Tuesday, February 25, 2020
March 10, 2020 for the sixth and final session of our Makerspaces course, with the topic “Making the Case for Makerspaces” and the theme of Making Art, Music, and Movies. This class will be held at the Educational Technology Satellite Lab at Jackling Elementary from 4:30-7:30 PM.
Click here to sign up for this and other Makerspaces sessions.
[Read more…] about Now Registering: Making the Case for Makerspaces (Ed Tech Tuesdays Makerspace Series)
Now Registering: Adobe Creative Cloud Tools for Photography and Images (Ed Tech Tuesdays Pick Five Series)
The next sessions of our GSD Ed Tech Tuesdays professional development series happen this evening and in two weeks. Join us in the library at Granite Connection High School on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 or at the TLC on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to learn the basics of Photoshop and Lightroom, two tools available to secondary students and staff members as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud.
In this session, you’ll learn the basics of using some of the tools available to GSD educators in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite to enhance, edit, and create images. We’ll cover Photoshop, Lightroom, and more, and discuss some ways you can use these images and graphics to support teaching and learning.
Click here to sign up to attend this or other future GSD Ed Tech Tuesday ‘Pick Five’ Sessions.[Read more…] about Now Registering: Adobe Creative Cloud Tools for Photography and Images (Ed Tech Tuesdays Pick Five Series)
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