It’s Thursday, and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight another service or resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. This week, it’s our upcoming SMART Board workshops.
Over the next two weeks, the Teaching Resources Center (TRC) is offering two separate workshops covering the basic functions of the SMART Board and integrating the SMART Board into lesson plans and classroom activities using the TPACK Framework.
These workshops are being offered in an effort to gauge the interest level of the College of Education’s students as the TRC is looking to build and pilot an instructional technology program for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. This pilot program will offer COE students and faculty the opportunity to attend workshops, schedule individual or small group (<5 students/faculty) consultations, and course-integrated instruction. Each of these will cover a variety of instructional technologies used by schools within the Latham Clinical Schools Network.
Student attendance and subsequent feedback of these workshops will directly influence the content covered in future workshops, and will inform the TRC as it moves forward in the development of its new instructional technology program.
Here are the session descriptions and link to register:
SMART Board: Essentials
This interactive workshop will teach you the basic functions of the SMART Board and SMART Notebook software. Topics covered will include: connecting the SMART Board to your computer, managing objects, inserting graphics, layering, linking and locking objects and adding animations and reveals.
Attendees who already have the SMART Notebook software installed on their laptop are encouraged to bring their computer. (There are no prerequisites or requirements to attend this session.) Click here to register.
This interactive workshop will teach you how to use the SMART Notebook activity builder and dive into the SMART gallery to find multimedia and interactive elements to integrate into your lessons. Six strategies to maximize student engagement and working within the TPACK Framework will be covered.
Attendees who already have the SMART Notebook software installed on their laptop are encouraged to bring their computer. (Prerequisites: Attendees must have previously used a SMART Board and SMART Notebook software to attend this session.) Click here to register.
Until next time…Dan Z. in the TRC
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