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Wichita Public Schools

2 0 1 3 S u m m e r C a t a l o g

May 30th August 20th Summer Sessions

Summer 2013
T e c h n o l o g y i n s t i t u t e

Instructors
I n s t r u c t i o n a l S u p p o r t
Brad Niessen Laurie Mercer

Joshua Ehret

Tana Ruder

Kristin Ford

C l e r i c a l

S u p p o r t

Chywonna Gonzalez

Susan Johnson

Summer 2013
T e c h n o l o g y I n s t i t u t e

Table of Contents
Catalog Icon Key Map of Training Locations Course Descriptions Course Outline Course Calendar College Credit Information 4 5 6-11 14-17 20-21 22

All attendees must register

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Types of Courses
Online
A complete Online course done from your home Computer

Instructor Lead
Face to Face instruction

Course AUDIENCE
Administrators
administrators and assigned leadership team personnel

Teachers
Staff with a certified teacher license

Classified Staff
Clerical, Registrars, secretaries, and other support staff

Synergy Support
School Staff in Charge of particular synergy components

District Staff
All District Staff

Synergy trainer
School Staff assigned by building principals to teach staff

Course Credits
MyLearning Plan
Professional Development points

College credit
Graduate level Credit awarded via baker with completion of attendance and Work

Training Locations:
Benton Elementary- 338 S. Woodchuck Ln Wichita, KS 67209 Brooks Middle School- 3802 E. 27th St. N. Wichita, KS 67220 IST Data Center- 432 W 3rd St N Wichita, KS 67203 Northeast High School- 5550 N. Lycee Bel Aire, KS 67226 Price-Harris Elementary- 706 N. Armour Wichita, KS 67206

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IST-Data Center Price-Harris

Benton

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21st Century Classroom


Description: The K-12 classroom has changed since the days of
chalkboards and overhead projectors. Todays students regularly use technology like laptops, mp3 players, smart phones and tablets. In order to engage the 21st century learner, teachers need to weave technology into the classroom seamlessly. Learn how to create such a classroom.

Advanced SMART Board


Description: This session is designed for teachers who feel very comfortable using
the SMART Board and Notebook 11 software. You will learn advanced features of SMART Notebook 11 software such as animation, screen capture tool, adding sound, inserting videos, using the attachment feature, locating additional free software that will enhance the use of the SMART Board, and much more. Bring your school laptop with SMART Notebook 11 software loaded.

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Basic Reports, Excel Tips


Description: The purpose of this training is to learn about the different
report types in Synergy and to become more familiar with the report interface. We are also going to include some tips on how to work with reports when you export them into Microsoft Excel.

Beginning SMART Boards


Description: This session is designed for teachers who have little or no experience
with SMART Board. Learn SMART Board software basics to integrate and enhance classroom curriculum. Participants will learn how to set up a SMART Board, find lessons and resources on the internet, and use the basic features of Notebook 11 to begin creating SMART Board lessons. Participants will be given time to create their own lesson or activity with support available. Bring your school laptop with Notebook 11 loaded.

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Daily Attendance, Discipline


Description: This course is designed to provide requisite knowledge and
skills necessary to perform the task of taking Daily Attendance Maintenance and entering Discipline Incidents for students in the Synergy Student Information System.

Digital Storytelling
Description: Storytelling is a dynamic way to engage students in reading,
writing and speaking! Come learn how to use a variety of digital media utilizing Web 2.0 tools to harness the power of digital storytelling in your classroom. Bring ideas and digital media that tie to standards so you can build a project for this coming school year.

Discipline
Description: The purpose of this training is to help Administrators learn
how to enter discipline incidents for students in the Synergy Student Information System.

Discover Discovery Education


Description: Discovery Streaming provides video resources for teachers
to enhance understanding in all content areas for their students. Not only that, it provides many others multimedia resources that may be used by teachers or students for multimedia projects.

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Document Cameras and beyond


Description: Regardless of what you teach a document camera is a simple way to
increase the engagement of your students. This session is designed to help you review basic skills then learn new possibilities of the document camera. Particular focus will center on how to make Paper Slide Videos with the document camera. Walk away with tons of integration ideas to use in your classroom.

Enrollment, Verification Process


Description: In this session we will review aspects of the enrollment

process and discuss the process for verifying that student data is correct in Synergy.

Excel Intermediate part 1


Description: This intermediate level is intended to help everyday users of
Excel become more proficient by expanding their knowledge of functions, formulas, and new Excel features. Participants who attend this class will learn how to use multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently, and start working with more advanced formatting options.

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Excel Intermediate Part 2


Description: This intermediate level is intended to help everyday users of Excel
become more proficient by expanding their knowledge of functions, formulas, and new Excel features. Participants who attend this class will learn how to create outlines and subtotals, how to create and apply cell names, and how to work with tables.

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Flipped Classroom
Description: Do you want to lean to flip your classroom or just learn some quick
video tricks? This session will look at what a flipped classroom is, how it works and what resources are needed. We will look at resources like Khan Academy and Teacher Tube and how to use these in your classroom. In addition, we will explore creating our own short instructional videos to use with students.

General Survey, Basic Reports, Enrollment

(High School)

Description: This course is designed to develop competence in Synergy


SIS as it relates to basic navigation, basic reports, reports interface and enrollment.

General Survey, Enrollment

(Elementary)

Description: This course is designed to develop competence in SYNERGY


SIS basic navigation, user options, system functions and enrollment maintenance.

General Survey, Enrollment, period Attendance

(Elementary)

Description: This course combines training in 3 essentials areas, basic navigation, enrollment and period attendance maintenance.

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Intermediate SMART Boards


Description: This session is designed for teachers who feel fairly comfortable with
the basics of using a SMART Board and Notebook 11 software and are ready to learn create their own lessons. You will learn some of the new features available in SMART Notebook 11 software such as the activity builder, magic pen, layering and grouping, graphics, ink aware, and much more. Bring your school laptop with SMART Notebook 11 software loaded.

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iPads for Educators


Description: Theres a class for that! The iPad can be a very useful tool to
help you work smarter, not harder. Topics include how to increase your productivity, proper care of the device, and district expectations for responsible use. (If you have recently received a district purchased iPad, you must attend training. This class meets this requirement.)

ParentVue
Description: This session is designed for anyone who will assist with the
enrollment process. Come and learn about the ParentVue portal and how to help parents create usernames and passwords.

Presentations for You and Your Students


Description: In our line of work we are constantly presenting, so why not learn
how to make your presentations stand out. This session will cover some dos and donts of presenting. tips and tricks of PowerPoint and Prezi, as well as, some simple online presentation tools for you to use in your classroom. Be sure to bring some lesson materials to create a finished product!

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SMART Board-Resources/Management Tools


Description: This session is designed for teachers who are comfortable navigating
SMART Board Notebook 11 Software. Participants will have a working knowledge and understand how to navigate the different SMART Board resources there are. Another component of the class will be how to use SMART Board not with curriculum but to help with classroom management and organization.

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Synergy Train the Trainer Refreshers


Description: These courses are restricted to those people who are training building staff on synergy. The session will review the basics of synergy, taking attendance, and report cards. Grade book and assignments will also be covered for secondary staff.

Walk-in Scheduling, Grades, Course history, transcripts

Description: In this course you will learn how to enter and change schedules for students, run student schedules and schedule reports. We will also cover how to maintain student grade reporting, course history, and transcripts.

Web 2.0 and Digital Learning Communities


Description: Web 2.0 tools allow our students to analyze, interact, collaborate and create! Come learn about some cool tools to use to engage your students. In addition, we will explore digital learning communities for teachers.

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Web 2.0 Tools and Beyond


Description: Web 2.0 Tools are part of the world our students live in. In
this session you will learn about a variety of these tools and how to go about integrating them into your lessons. Learn strategies on how to manage these tools and how to design projects with these tools as well.

Word Intermediate Part 1


Description: Participants who attend this class will work with styles,
sections, columns, and will use the navigation pane to work with outlines. They will format tables and work with graphics.

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Word intermediate Part 2


Description: Participants who attend this class will learn how to print
labels and envelopes, use document templates, manage revisions, and work with Web features.

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For ideas, tips, and information always visit our Technology resources page!

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21st Century Classroom (online Course) Date
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Time varies

Location Online

Audience Teachers

Instructor Brad Niessen

3 - June 6-June

Basic Reports, Excel Tips (Synergy) Date 12-June Time 3:00-4:30 Location IST Large Classroom Audience Elementary Synergy Support Instructor Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson

19-June

3:00-4:30

IST Large Classroom

Middle School Synergy Support

26-June

3:00-4:30

IST Large Classroom

High School Synergy Support

Daily Attendance, Discipline (Synergy) Date 11-June Time 1:00-3:00 Location IST Large Classroom Audience Elementary Synergy Support Instructor Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson

13-June

1:00-3:00

IST Large Classroom

Elementary Synergy Support

Digital Storytelling Date 16-July Time 8:30-3:30 Location Brooks Middle School Library Audience Teachers Instructor Joshua Ehret

Discipline (Synergy) Date 22-July Time 9:00-11:00 Location IST Large Classroom Audience All Administrators Instructor Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson

22-July 24-July

1:00-3:00 9:00-11:00

IST Large Classroom IST Large Classroom

All Administrators All Administrators

24-July

1:00-3:00

IST Large Classroom

All Administrators

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Discover Discovery Education Date 6-June Time 8:30-3:30 Location IST Large Classroom Audience Teachers Instructor Laurie Mercer

Document Cameras and Beyond with Paper Slide Videos Date 10-June Time 8:30-3:30 Location IST Large Classroom Audience Teachers Instructor Joshua Ehret

Enrollment, verification Process (synergy) Date 9-July Time 10:00-11:30 Location IST Large Classroom Audience All Synergy Support Instructor Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson

9-July 11-July

2:00-3:30 10:00-11:30

IST Large Classroom IST Large Classroom

All Synergy Support All Synergy Support

11-July

2:00-3:30

IST Large Classroom

All Synergy Support

23-July

10:00-11:30

IST Large Classroom

All Synergy Support

Excel Intermediate Part 1 & Part 2 Date 26-June Time Part one 10:00-1:00 Part two 10:00-1:00 Location IST Large Classroom Audience Classified Staff Instructor Chywonna Gonzalez

8-July

Ist Large Classroom

Classified Staff

Chywonna Gonzalez

Flipped Classroom Date 19-June Time 8:30-3:30 Location Price-Harris Elementary Library Audience Teachers Instructor Laurie Mercer

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General Survey, Basic Reports, Enrollment (Synergy) Date 27-June Time 9:00-11:30 Location IST Large Classroom Audience High Synergy Support Instructor Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson

General Survey, Enrollment (synergy) Date 11-June Time 9:00-11:00 Location IST Large Classroom Audience Elementary Synergy Support Instructor Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson

13-June

9:00-11:00

IST Large Classroom

Elementary Synergy Support

General Survey, Enrollment, Period Attendance (Synergy) Date 18-June Time 9:00-11:30 Location IST Large Classroom Audience Middle Synergy Support Instructor Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson

20-June

9:00-11:30

IST Large Classroom

Middle Synergy Support

25-June

9:00-11:30

IST Large Classroom

High Synergy Support

iPads for Educators Date 10-June Time 8:30-3:30 Location Price-Harris Elementary Library Audience Teachers Instructor Brad Niessen

PArentvue Date 9-July Time 9:00-10:00 Location IST Large Classroom Audience All Synergy Support Instructor Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson

9-July

1:00-2:00

IST Large Classroom

All Synergy Support

11-July

9:00-10:00

IST Large Classroom

All Synergy Support

11-July

1:00-2:00

IST Large Classroom

All Synergy Support

23-July

9:00-10:00

IST Large Classroom

All Synergy Support

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Presentations for you and your Students Date 25-July Time 8:30-3:30 Location Brooks Middle School Library Audience Teachers Instructor Joshua Ehret

Smart Board-Beginner Date 11-June Time 8:30-3:30 Location Benton Elementary Library Audience Teachers Instructor Kristin Ford tana ruder Kristin Ford tana ruder

30-July

8:30-3:30

Northeast High School Room 132

Teachers

Smart Board-intermediate Date 12-June Time 8:30-3:30 Location Benton Elementary Library Audience Teachers Instructor Kristin Ford tana ruder Kristin Ford tana ruder

31-July

8:30-3:30

Northeast High School Room 132

Teachers

Smart Board-Advanced Date 13-June Time 8:30-3:30 Location Benton Elementary Library Audience Teachers Instructor Kristin Ford tana ruder Kristin Ford tana ruder

1 Aug

8:30-3:30

Northeast High School Room 132

Teachers

Smart Board resources Date 19-June Time 8:30-3:30 Location Northeast High School Room 132 Audience Teachers Instructor tana ruder

Get ready for next year by watching our online training videos!

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Train -the - trainer for elementary Sessions (Synergy) Date 29-July 30-July 30-July 1 Aug Time 1:00-3:00 8:00-10:00 1:00-3:00 8:00-10:00 Location IST Large Classroom IST Large Classroom IST Large Classroom IST Large Classroom Audience Elementary Trainers Elementary Trainers Elementary Trainers Elementary Trainers Instructor Laurie Mercer Laurie Mercer Laurie Mercer Laurie Mercer

Train - the -trainer for Secondary Sessions (Synergy) Date 29-July Time 8:00-11:00 Location IST Large Classroom Audience Secondary Trainers Instructor Laurie Mercer

31-July

8:00-11:00

IST Large Classroom

Secondary Trainers

Laurie Mercer

31-July

12:00-3:00

IST Large Classroom

Secondary Trainers

Laurie Mercer

1 Aug

12:00-3:00

IST Large Classroom

Secondary Trainers

Laurie Mercer

Walk In Scheduling, Grades, Course History, Transcripts Date 18-June 20-June 25-June 27-June 10-July 10-July 23-July Time 1:00-3:30 1:00-3:30 1:00-3:30 1:00-3:30 9:00-11:30 1:00-3:30 1:00-3:30 Location IST Large Classroom IST Large Classroom IST Large Classroom IST Large Classroom IST Large Classroom IST Large Classroom IST Large Classroom Audience Middle Synergy Support Middle Synergy Support High Synergy Support High Synergy Support Secondary Synergy Support Secondary Synergy Support Secondary Synergy Support Instructor Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson Chywonna Gonzalez Susan Johnson

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Web 2.0 Tools Date 5-June Time 8:30-3:30 Location Price-Harris Elementary Library Price-Harris Elementary Library Audience Teachers Instructor Joshua Ehret

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18-June

8:30-3:30

Teachers

Laurie Mercer

Word Intermediate Part 1 & Part 2 Date 17-June Time Part one 1:00-4:00 Part two 1:00-4:00 Location IST Large Classroom Audience Classified Staff Instructor Susan Johnson

24-June

IST Large Classroom

Classified Staff

Susan Johnson

Watch for our Monthly Virtual PD Training!

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Beginning SMART Boards General Survey, Enrollment Daily Attendance, Discipline

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Intermediate SMART Boards Basic Reports, excel Tips

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Advanced SMART Boards General Survey, Enrollment Daily Attendance, Discipline

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Word Intermediate Part 1

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Web 2.0 and Digital Learning Communities General Survey, Enrollment, Period Attendance Walk-In Scheduling, Grades, Course History, Transcripts

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Flipped Classroom Smart Board Resources Basic Reports, Excel Tips

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General Survey, Enrollment, Period Attendance Walk In Scheduling, Grades, Course History, Transcripts

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General Survey, Enrollment, Period Attendance Walk In Scheduling, Grades, Course History, Transcripts

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Basic Reports, Excel Tips excel intermediate Part 1

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General Survey, Basic Reports, Enrollment Walk In Scheduling, Grades, Course History, Transcripts

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Walk In Scheduling, Grades, Course History, Transcripts Walk In Scheduling, Grades, Course History, Transcripts

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Discipline Discipline

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ParentVUE Enrollment, Verification Process Walk In Scheduling, Grades, Course History, Transcripts

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Discipline Discipline

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Presentations for you and Your Students

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Attendance, Grade Book, Report Cards for Secondary Trainers Attendance, Report Cards for Elementary Trainers

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Attendance, Report Cards for Elementary Trainers Attendance, Report Cards for Elementary Trainers Beginning SMART Boards

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Intermediate SMART Boards

Advanced SMART Boards

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Wichita Public Schools


2 0 1 3 S u m m e r I n s t i t u t e

College Credit

Price: $65.00 Per Credit Hour

Payment accepted in person at start of each session Course Objectives: Participants will utilize interactive technologies to maximize student engagement, student participation, and student learning. Participants will develop technology-rich interactive classroom lessons and activities. Participants will develop and gain an understanding of 21st century skills. At the end of the course, students will be able to Utilize technology to engage students in the learning process Create interactive, engaging lessons using a variety of technologies Model effective uses of technologies

Course Requirements per credit hour


1 Credit Hour (Total Points=200)
Attend and Participate in Session (x2) Completion of Session Reflection (x2) Submission of Assignment/Project (x2) Attend and Participate in Session (x4) Completion of Session Reflection (x4) Submission of Assignment/Project (x4) Attend and Participate in Session (x8) Completion of Session Reflection (x8) Submission of Assignment/Project (x8) 50 each = 100 points 25 each = 50 points 25 each = 50 points 50 each = 200 points 25 each = 100 points 25 each = 100 points 50 each = 400 points 25 each = 200 points 25 each = 200 points

2 Credit Hours (Total Points= 400)

3 Credit Hours (Total Points= 800)

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Give us a shout for any additional training needs to help with the integration of technology!

For Questions or Help Information Services and Technology Wichita Public Schools 432 W 3rd Wichita, Kansas 67203 316-973-4200

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