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. 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 419-380-4633.

  • Engaging Difficult Parents

    We've all had the experience of working with parents who are difficult in some way:  aloof, condescending, uncaring, short-tempered, or absent.  In this session, you'll learn different strategies to engage parents, including specific words to use when talking to parents you're having a hard time communicating with.  If you have them, please bring your memories of difficult interactions you've had with parents so we can "workshop" them together.  Be ready for role play and laughter.


  • Drive Your Classroom with Google

    Google Drive is an amazing tool that can easily replace many office applications for free. Learn more about the many ways you can use Drive to do more in your classroom. Includes a hands-on overview of Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides.


  • iMovie in the Classroom

    Bring your iPads and we’ll bring the popcorn! Have you wanted to do more with video in your classroom? Learn how to use this free app from Apple and make movies like a pro! This will be a hands on workshop with time for you to make your own short video and practice editing.


  • Chrome Browser and Extensions

    Get the most out of Chrome by learning how to utilize extensions that change the way the internet works for you and your students. Learn about the Chrome Store and ways you can optimize your Google Drive experience. Featuring Doctopus.