• 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.

Building a Classroom Website

Have you wanted to create a website for your classroom, but just aren’t sure where to start? A classroom website is a great tool for improved family engagement and classroom organization. Learn the basics of building a website using free tools for educators like Weebly, Wix, Educator Pages, Google Sites, and more. You don't need to know HTML to build a great website for your classroom. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

Contact Hours: 3
Member: $60; Nonmember: $85

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Caring and Connected Classrooms - Fall

Learn how to use technology to support student social-emotional health and engage families in the education of students. Upon completing the workshop, teachers will have developed systems for family communication as well as behavioral management plans that make the most of the classroom technology available to them. The format of the class includes classroom workshop sessions and one-on-one sessions. Workshops are Saturday, November 12 and 19 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. After the classroom sessions, participants will have time to develop their own projects and schedule one-on-one training with the instructor. Projects will be due on November 28.

Upon successful completion of the workshop, teachers will receive up to 30 contact hours free of charge. If desired, these contact hours can be used toward two graduate credit hours at Lourdes University for a fee of $400.

If you have questions or would like more information about this workshop, please contact Sara at (419) 380-4633 or ">.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Google in the Classroom

Google products are at the forefront of cloud computing and help maximize the tools of the Internet. In this beginner overview, find out what Google Classroom is all about and how to make the most of Google's Suite of apps. This class will cover Google Drive basics as well as how to use Google Classroom. This will be a hands-on class, bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

Contact Hours: 3
Member: $60; Nonmember: $85

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Microsoft in Education Teacher Training

Microsoft continues to provide outstanding tools for educators, including Office 365, Sway, Skype and OneNote. This workshop is designed for the K-12 classroom educator who wants to learn more about the vast array of free tools and software available from Microsoft. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

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

Thursday, December 08, 2016
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Minecraft in Education

Minecraft: Education Edition has arrived. Join us for a hands-on workshop so you can dig your way into some fun classroom curriculum based on Minecraft. Whether you're curious about getting started with Minecraft or a pro, come find out more about the new edition and how Minecraft can transform your classroom.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.