This fall, the Friday Institute is offering a new style of professional learning: The Digital Learning Series. We are excited to provide four different 2-day learning opportunities, each around a specific topic. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Abbey Futrell or Greg Garner! All events will be held at The Friday Institute in Raleigh, NC.
Google Tools for Today’s Schools
October 18 & November 17
Google Apps for Education has allowed us to take productivity, creativity, and collaboration to a higher level. This session will revolutionize learning in the classroom by exploring classroom uses of Google tools: Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms and Draw. Designed for users familiar with Google, a Gmail address is required for this session. If you were “searching” for help with Google, this is your top search result and it only took .002 seconds.
Thoughtful Tech Integration October 19 & November 16
Want in on a secret? Technology + Education does not = Better Learning. In fact, haphazard technology use can make things worse! This session will focus your efforts into the thoughtful use of technology in your lessons. We’ll look at a variety of tools, determine when they fit, when they don’t, and create a method for understanding how to best leverage the digital domain for the benefit of our students.
The Teacher’s Guide to Using Your LMS October 28 & November 17
Learning Management System sounds super official and fancy, but what does it actually mean? What do you do with it? What is the ideal balance of online content and classroom interaction? How will students get the most of it? Whether it’s Canvas, Schoology, Moodle, or any other LMS, it’s time to log on and learn how to make your LMS interactive, collaborative, and more productive for you and your students.
Digital + Physical Learning = ENGAGEMENT
October 24 & November 18
With all the talk these days about using technology to engage students, maybe it’s time to tap into one of the original engagement strategies: movement! Active learning is not only healthier, but it actually solidifies the learning taking place. BUT movement plus technology usually results in a broken device, right? Not anymore! This active, hands-on session will show you how to get your students moving, creating, and fully immersed in a digital learning environment!