Summer 2017 Website Staff Trainings

Summer 2017 Website Staff Trainings

Hope you are having a great summer!

Summer website staff trainings begin next week. We are offering a variety of training sessions. Basic, Advanced, YouTube and Open-Lab sessions for you to come in for 1-3 hours and work on your site with an onsite trainer available to answer your questions. Sign up today in Eduphoria, work on your website for 2017-18 and earn credit! See training opportunities below:

Schoolwires BASIC Website Training (Credit: 3 hours)

During this session, participants will explore the fundamentals of creating and/or maintaining their BISD website. The session is designed to provide each participant with the basic skills needed to add content to their sites, and the ability to utilize shortcuts to keep students and families up-to-date on events/assignments as related to the classroom, campus or department. The goal is to empower participants with the tools and knowledge necessary to expand their technology competency. Recommendation:  If you are new to BISD or have not taken this course, it is STRONGLY recommended that this course be taken as a prerequisite before attending other sessions.

Tuesday, June 22
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Old Board Room – Admin Building

Tuesday, August 1
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Old Board Room – Admin Building


Schoolwires ADVANCED Website Training (Credit: 3 hours)

During this session, participants will explore advanced website features including page layouts, apps, embedded content, photo galleries and much more as they learn how to elevate their site to a completely new level. Afternoon open-lab sessions will be available to apply newly acquired webmaster skills.

Prerequisite:  Schoolwires BASIC Training

 

Wednesday, June 21
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Old Board Room – Admin Building

Wednesday, August 2
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Old Board Room – Admin Building


Open-Lab – Personalized Tech Support (Credit: 1 hour per registered hour)

Registrants will have the opportunity to work in a hands-on session with an onsite trainer. The goal of the open-lab is to increase knowledge and apply the skills/tools learned in the BASIC or ADVANCED Schoolwires training sessions, and/or to assist you in preparing/updating your website for the 2017–18 school year.

Note: you may schedule multiple one-hour sessions to extend your open-lab experience.

Wednesday, June 21
Location: Old Board Room – Admin Building
Session 1  1:30–2:30 p.m.
Session 2  2:30–3:30 p.m.
Session 3  3:30–4:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, June 22
Location: Old Board Room – Admin Building
Session 1  1:30–2:30 pm
Session 2  2:30–3:30 pm
Session 3  3:30–4:30 pm

 

Tuesday, June 27
Location: Technology Lab 109 @ SHS
Session 1  1:30– 2:30 p.m.
Session 2  2:30–3:30 p.m.
Session 3  3:30–4:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, August 1
Location: Old Board Room – Admin Building
Session 1  1:30–2:30 p.m.
Session 2  2:30–3:30 p.m.
Session 3  3:30–4:30 pm

 

Wednesday, August 2
Location: Old Board Room – Admin Building

Session 1  1:30–2:30 p.m.
Session 2  2:30–3:30 p.m.
Session 3  3:30–4:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, August 8
Location: Old Board Room – Admin Building
Session 1  1:30–2:30 p.m.
Session 2  2:30–3:30 p.m.
Session 3  3:30–4:30 p.m.


Video – YouTube Classroom (Credit: 2 hours)

During this session, participants will establish their classroom YouTube channel and learn to embed videos within Schoolwires websites as supporting resources for lessons and much more. Prerequisite: Schoolwires Basic Training.

Tuesday, June 27
8:30–11:30 a.m.
Technology Lab 109 @ SHS

Tuesday, August 8
8:30–11:30 a.m.
Old Board Room – Admin Building


REMIND (Text Message Communication tool) (Credit: 3 hours)

During this session, participants will be introduced to REMIND, a FREE, safe, easy-to-use communication tool that helps teachers connect instantly with students and parents via their mobile devices. Come and learn how to set up your account, and how to utilize and display content on classroom websites.

(Please Note: This tool can also be used internally with staff and co-workers.)
Wednesday, June 28
8:30–11:30 a.m.
Technology Lab 109 @ SHS


Eduphoria Registration:

Visit https://www.birdvilleschools.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=55195.


Contacts:

Michelle DoPorto, District Webmaster

817-547-5758

Michelle.doporto@birdvilleschools.net

Tonia Pickett

817-547-5781

Tonia.pickett@birdvilleschools.net

 

 

SIOP training being offered this summer

BISD is offering two, three-day SIOP teacher training sessions this summer. SIOP is the only research-based model of sheltered instruction, and is a Tier 1 Priority in our District. In this engaging, interactive training, teachers (grades 2–12) will learn and practice more than 30 instructional techniques that they can take back to their classrooms in August to help their ELLs—and all their students—be successful.

Sessions

June 13–15, Sue Hurt (BISD ESL Coach)

August 1–2, Regina Walker (BISD ESL Coach)

Register on eduphoria!

Earn 6 hours of GT Differentiated Curriculum

Come learn effective differentiation practices from Ian Byrd. Ian is a much sought after presenter at gifted conferences and a well-respected educator within the gifted community. His website, http://www.byrdseed.com, is an excellent resource for all classroom teachers who work with gifted students. Ian will work with elementary teachers on June 20 and with secondary teachers on June 21.

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North Ridge Middle School is hosting Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) training

North Ridge Middle School is hosting Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) training for teachers Oct. 15, 2016, Jan. 14, 2017, and April 1, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the conclusion of the three training sessions, teachers will have a working knowledge of SIOP and strategies that will enhance learning for English language learners and all students. Please register in Eduphoria! Workshop. For questions and more information, contact Regina Walker, ESL coach.

October 10-11 Professional Learning Registration

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Visit birdvilleschools.net/register to sign up or use the links below:

Birdville ISD

October 10-11 Professional Learning

 October 10: Flex Day Instructions

If you are not approved for the flex day, please click here to register for a session

 

October 11: District Professional Learning Day

Click here to register for your session by October 10 at midnight

 

Eduphoria! Beginning-of-Year Instructions

1.       Professional Learning:

2.       Eduphoria Profiles:

  • Update your eduphoria profile (see attachment – if you have logged into eduphoria since August 9, you have likely already completed this step)

3.       Lesson Planning: