Professional Development

ERC class offerings are always changing so if you do not see a topic or technology to meet your needs, either check back (because it will likely be on our next schedule) or contact us for a full listing of classes.  erc@wgte.org 419-380-4633 Class offerings change throughout the year so if you do not see a topic on the current schedule, it is likely to be on the next one! Or, you can contact us directly so that we can design a PD program that aligns specifically to your school/district needs.  Contact hour certificates provided for all classes. Graduate credit is available at a special rate through Lourdes University.  For more information, contact the ERC at erc@wgte.org 419-380-4634.

  • TechTalk to the Future! FREE ONLINE EVENT

    Help Shape the Future of the ERC!

    We want to know more about how teachers in NW Ohio are already using technology in their classrooms and what the ERC can do to take classrooms to the next level. Already using an iPad or Chromebook? Still not comfortable with email? Proficient with a SmartBoard? Whatever level you’re at, join us on Thursday, October 16 at 4pm for “TechTalk to the Future!” You are invited to share ways you are using technology in your classrooms and what you’d like to learn about this year.

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  • Intro to iPad

    Become a technology leader with the iPad!  In this hands-on session you will learn the features of this mobile device and how it has become a versatile instructional tool. Learn the basic functions of the iPad, the app store, classroom techniques, and accessibility options.

    ONLINE COURSE


  • Intro to iPad : Face-to-Face

    Become a technology leader with the iPad!  In this hands-on session you will learn the features of this mobile device and how it has become a versatile instructional tool. Learn the basic functions of the iPad, the app store, classroom techniques, and accessibility options. 




  • The Chrome-an Empire: in the 21st Century

    Bring a computer equipped with the Google Chrome browser or a Chromebook to this hands-on session that will acquaint you with the “Chrome Web Store.” Together we will explore the growing number of apps, extensions, and themes available for Chrome users and how these elements can help optimize your experience and turn you into a pro!

     

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  • Google Drive: Constant Collaboration!

    Google offers a wide range of online office solutions, website and blog aides, picture editors, and more all for free. Google Drive is a robust collaboration tool that can help teachers and students co-create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and forms in real-time from almost any internet connected device, for free.  Educators, non-profits, and community members who are new to Google Drive can take this course and learn why you never have to purchase office software again.

    Self paced online two week course


  • Google Drive: Constant Collaboration: Face-to-Face

    Google offers a wide range of online office solutions, website and blog aides, picture editors, and more all for free. Google Drive is a robust collaboration tool that can help teachers and students co-create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and forms in real-time from almost any internet connected device, for free.  Educators, non-profits, and community members who are new to Google Drive can take this course and learn why you never have to purchase office software again.


  • Presentation Tools: Face-to-Face

    Take a guided, hands-on tour of the many free presentation apps available for teachers, students, and administrators.  


  • Writing Re-Boot Camp

    Looking for a new way to inspire budding writers? “Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. We curate artwork from illustrators and animators around the world and inspire writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories.”


  • Presentation Tools

    Take a guided, hands-on tour of the many free presentation apps available for teachers, students, and administrators. Create a Presume, learn how to use Educreations and other video whiteboards, tour Google hangouts, and gain a better understanding of visual, audio, digital information sharing.

    Self paced online two week course


  • Preparing Students for Ohio’s New English and Math Online Assessments

    Explore and understand the best practices for online assessment, and gain knowledge of the skills students and teachers must obtain in order to successfully take part in online testing.

     

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  • E-Teacher

    E-Teacher is a six week course offered by WGTE public media. The coursework, learning, and discussion happen entirely online and teachers will be able to fulfill course requirements at their own pace each week. The class focuses on excellent teaching and emerging trends in technology such as Web 2.0 tools, 21st Century Learning Environments, Social Media, and the ever changing role of the educator in education.

    Six week online course, at your own pace! 


  • Digital Citizenship

    What is Digital Citizenship and how can we use it to improve student learning? We will explore a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with technologies necessary for citizens of a digital era.