California 
Digital Educator 
Consortium 
 
         On-line Continuing Education 
       District (CEU) Credit and Certificate Program
    Designed for Certificated and Classroom Support Staff
 
 
 
On-line Training for the 21st Century Campus and Classroom 
 
   This professional development program has been approved by the District Credit Approval Committee and the District  School Board.  Please review the on-line course descriptions  to determine what continuing education units are of interest to you and will serve your particular classroom and curriculum needs. Click Registration to e-mail your course selections. Select the courses and sessions you would like to attend and place them in the Registration with your full name, school name, instructional title and e-mail address.   Advanced registration is required.   Staff Development training session and  locations will be e-mailed back to you and posted at your campus.,  Extended. Forty-eight hour cancellation notice is required on the part of the registrant. If quotas are not filled, classes will be canceled and you will be notified.
Directions for Certificated and Classroom Support Staff
 
If you are interested in participating in the District professional development program,
 Click on Registration Here and E-Mail the Following Information:
1.      Your Full Name:
2.      Your School Name:
3.      Your Instructional Position:
4.      Your Course Selection(s), Date(s) and Time(s) :
5.      Your Return E-mail Address:
 
   The last portion of each workshop will be used to discuss  lesson plan integration so the skills learned can be implemented in the classroom. You will need to bring two items to training:
Your Classroom Technology Self-Assessment Survey
Your "Lesson Plan Book" and/or "Assignment Cover Sheets" and any 
"Support Materials" that will facilitate the curriculum planning  mentioned above.
 
Courses
Instructor
Date
Time
Teamatics.com-Your Course on the Net
Online/Onsite Instructor
TBA
   TBA
Classroom Projects using AppleWorks
TBA
Creating a Web Site with  AOL on AOLpress
TBA
Digitizing Photos, Text, & Camera Images
TBA
Evaluating and Citing Web Sources
TBA
Spreadsheet Basics and Using Graphs 3:00-5:00
HyperStudio: In the Beginning 3:00-5:00
Inspiration-The Possibilities 3:00-5:00
Integrating the Internet in the Curriculum 3:00-5:00
Internet: Advanced Search Strategies 3:00-5:00
Lists, Labels, and Letters in AppleWorks 3:00-5:00
G-4, G-3, iMac, PowerBook and  Mac Basics 3:00-5:00
Microsoft Word 3:00-5:00
Multimedia: Special Session! 3:00-5:00
Netscape Composer 4.62:  Beginner Skills 3:00-5:00
Netscape Composer 4.62:  Intermediate Skills 3:00-5:00
PowerPoint  97/98/2000  Basics
3:00-5:00
Easy Grade Pro: First Steps
3:00-5:00
"Safe" Starting Point: Using the Internet 3:00-5:00
WebQuests, TrackStar, Filamentality, and more! 3:00-5:00
 
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
 
Teamatics.com-Publishing Your Course on the Net
Instructor: 
Date: January, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
"Educators all over the world are learning to harness the Internet as a powerful tool for teaching and learning. The Internet extends the effectiveness of the classroom experience and turns it into an exciting and interactive education environment." If you feel that you are ready to share your curriculum with parents and  looking for a way to do it easily and effectively, attend this session.
 
Classroom Projects using AppleWorks
Instructor: 
Date: Janurary, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
Weave ClarisWorks word processor, data base, spreadsheet, and drawing into your curriculum. Come get tips and project ideas to make ClarisWorks work for you and your students!
 
Creating a Web Site with AOLpress
Instructor:
Date:  February, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
Do you want to learn how to create and upload a web site? Attend this beginner's session and learn how to use your creativity to create a web site that will enhance, support, and extend your curriculum!
 
Digitizing Photos, Text, & Camera Images
Instructor: 
Date: February, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
(previously: Digitizing Photographs Using a Digital Camera, Digitizing Photographs Using a Scanner, and Digitizing Text Using a Scanner)
There are several digital cameras on campus. Would you like to take a camera on a field trip and not worry about having film developed, scanning it, and using it in a document? From camera to screen! It's as easy as that! Come learn how to use one and why you might choose to do so!
Do you ever have a great photograph that you want to paste into a document? Do you have a great photograph that you would like to use when teaching or presenting? Come learn how easy it is to scan a picture! Learn how to resize a photo or image, to lighten or darken or change the contrast of an image, and other basic 'touch up' techniques.
Do you have a document on paper and you've lost the electronic version? Come to this workshop and learn how to scan a document, either as an image, or, using Optical Character Recognition (OCR), retrieve your document into a word processor so you can make changes and save to a disk.
 
Evaluating and Citing Web Sources
Instructor: 
Date: February, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
This workshop will provide participants with criteria to apply when evaluating Web sites for use in the classroom or for research. Teachers will then be better equipped to teach their students how to evaluate Web information. Handouts will include an evaluation checklist that can be used in the classroom, tips on how to deal with some of the problems that arise when trying to evaluate a site, a list of Web sites that teach evaluation skills, and examples of good and bad Web sites. The second part of this workshop will focus on citing Web sites. Handouts will provide uses with example citations for various types of sites. Examples will also include citing information from the various library databases such as Electric Library, Ebsco and Newsbank.
 
Spreadsheet Basics and Using Graphs
Instructor: 
Date: March, 2000
Time:  3:00-5:00
Learn the basics of  spreadsheet programs, an integral part of the software packages, AppleWorks,  ClarisWorks and Microsoft Office 97/98/2000. You will learn how to create graphs and learn to manipulate multiple sheets. In addition, using prepared data tables , you will learn how to edit data on several sheets at once and how to link data between tables. This is a great tool for you to use with your students' grades.
 
HyperStudio: In the Beginning
Instructor: 
Date: March, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
Join us for a step by step class on making interactive multimedia stacks for both your students and yourself. Buttons, text, background, and sound are all at your fingertips.
 
Inspiration-The Possibilities
Instructor: 
Date: March, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
Inspiration is a visual thinking tool used for concept mapping, webbing, outlining, and planning. Receive the demo and learn how to use this powerful software in the classroom. This will be a hands-on training session that will include examples and handouts.
 
Integrating the Internet in the Curriculum
Instructor: 
Date: March, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
The Internet should be viewed as a tool to enhance learning. It can change a passive learning environment into an active constructivist environment in which students compare, contrast, organize, analyze, and construct knowledge. The Internet offers new kinds of resources that fir naturally into these instructional goals. This workshop will focus on using Internet resources to support student learning. Participants will visit outstanding web sites with suggestions on how to use Internet activities in the classroom. Participants will be given time to develop their own Internet activity to use in the classroom.
 
Internet: Advanced Search Strategies
Instructor: 
Date: February, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
Learn how to use the Internet like an information professional. In this session, you will learn information retrieval search strategies and how to utilize them in the major search engines and meta engines. This session will also include tips on how to analyze your search results and revise search parameters for better results.
 
Lists, Labels, and Letters in AppleWorks
Instructor: 
Date: February, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
Learn to make a database with pertinent information that you would use throughout the year such as a class list. It will allow you to organize information to use for creating labels. This information can also be merged with word processing files. Facilitate easier communication with parents by attending this workshop!
 
G-3, iMac, PowerBook and AV  Macintosh Basics
Instructor: 
Date: March, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
Introduction to the Macintosh computer. Learn general information about the computer desktop, the Apple Menu Items, general, basic questions and answers session loaded with tips and tricks.
 
Microsoft Word
Instructor: 
Date: May, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
Introduction to word processing. Perhaps you did not know that the basics of word processing are the basics to use several integrated programs. Come learn those basics! They include such skills as creating a new document, copying, cutting, pasting, selecting fonts, selecting styles for letters, saving, saving as, and other general, informative information. Other information will include learning about toolbars, menus, scrollbars, and help features. Importing graphics and other fun tricks will be included if time allows!
 
Multimedia: Special Session!
Instructor: 
Date: January , 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00

Staff  will be exposed to the following learning objectives: why, when, and how to utilize multimedia in the classroom; how far we can take multimedia presentations, how to bring presentations to life, video editing, proper use of hardware for video capture, production and output, and more!
 
Netscape Communicator/Composer 4.62: Beginner Skills
Instructor:
Date: Decembe , 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
What a powerful tool for intranet/internet Web publishing! It's free and a valuable classroom tool for making powerful presentations in the classroom, on campus or in the community.
 
Netscape Communicator/Composer 4.62: Intermediate Skills
Instructor: 
Date: December, 1999
Time: 3:00-5:00
This workshop is for the user who is comfortable with the basics of creating a document using Netscape composer, but who is ready to move into more advanced skills. Attend this workshop to extend your knowledge and techniques with Netscape Communicator and Composer..
 
PowerPoint Basics
Instructor: 
Date: February, 2000 
Time: 3:00-5:00
Learn the basics of creating a presentation. It's easier than you think! PowerPoint is a presentation graphics software package. With PowerPoint you can create overhead, paper, 35 mm, or onscreen presentations. You can augment your presentations with speaker's notes, outline pages, and audience handouts. In this workshop you will learn the basic steps to create a simple presentation. (PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office 97,98,2000.)
 
Easy Grade Pro: First Steps
Instructor: 
Date: March, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to keep an electronic seating charts, reconcile grades with assignments, and average scores automatically and with ease.  Parent communication will be an added bonus to you in this program.
 
"Safe" Starting Point: Using the Internet
Instructor: 
Date: January,  2000
Time: 3:00-5:00 
Are you afraid to just let your students randomly search the web using standard search engines? There are safer ways to search the Internet. Participants will learn about search engines that evaluate web sites before they are indexed; sites developed by the Dewey decimal system; virtual libraries and reference libraries on the web.
 
WebQuests, TrackStar, Filamentality, and more!
Instructor: 
Date: April, 2000
Time: 3:00-5:00
"Predominately, the content of the Net is information and opinion; what tends to be in shorter supply are specific learning activities that make use of this wealth. So the bottom line stands: the Internet is an embarrassment of riches that is next to worthless without an educator (You!) to facilitate learning and integration in your classrooms." Tom March, Pacific Bell Education First Fellow, Co-Developer WebQuest Strategy and Filmentality
Come learn how!
 
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