• Professional Development

    Professional Development

Professional Development

WGTE offers Professional Development courses for teachers and educators. Participants in these hands-on classes will receive contact hours and the opportunity to earn graduate credit from Lourdes University. Discounts are available to WGTE supporters, member schools and districts. Learn more about school and district memberships.

Technology for Family Engagement

Students who have engaged families do better in school and beyond. There are many technologies available that help teachers connect with families. Join us to learn best practices of family engagement and tools you can use to make connections. Tools covered will include SimplyCircle, Remind, Class Dojo, MailChimp, and more. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

Contact Hours: 3
Members: $60; Nonmembers: $85

Thursday, March 02, 2017
4 - 7 p.m.
Fun with Google Forms

Google products are at the forefront of cloud computing and help maximize the tools of the Internet. Google Forms are useful tools to help you plan events, send surveys, give quizzes, or collect other information in an efficient way. Learn about how to create forms and integrate their use into your classroom. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

Members: $40; Nonmembers: $65
Contact Hours: 2

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
4 - 6 p.m.
Computer Science for Elementary School

Code.org is hosting no-cost, one-day workshops for K-5 educators interested in teaching computer science. Workshops will cover courses 1-3 and offer supplies needed to teach the courses. Code.org has developed elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. Courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with "unplugged" classroom activities that require no computer. Each course consists of 20 lessons. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ZOO LIFE with WGTE and the Toledo Zoo

WGTE Public Media and the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium present a two-part workshop merging technology, media, conservation and animals.  Session one, held on April 27 from 4 - 7 p.m., will feature a viewing of "Zoo Life" at the WGTE studios and hands-on exploration of applications and technology that enhance science education in your classroom.  Session two, held on May 4 from 4 - 7 p.m., explores the use of technology at the Zoo and will be held at the Toledo Zoo. This workshop is recommended for all levels with a specific focus on science and technology. A light meal will be served at both sessions

Contact Hours: 6
Cost: $120

Thursday, April 27, 2017
4 - 7 p.m.