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Register today for summer tele workshops at Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis. We are offering updated workshops, brand new collaborations, and high-demand PD opportunities. Join other Missouri and Illinois educators (like the ones pictured from a June workshop) to make the most of your summer PD- bring back fresh ideas into your classroom this fall! Be sure to take advantage of the graduate credits available for most workshops, too. We look forward to seeing you at CSD through July for our workshops!   
Special Summer PD Pricing!

We're decreasing our usual professional development cost for the rest of the summer. Take advantage of our workshops at a discounted rate through the end of July!

Regular Price for a 1-day workshop:
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member

2012 Summer Price: $110 CSD member; $140 non-member
Professional Development Opportunities in a Technology Enhanced Learning Environment 

The summer professional development schedule continues until July 30th. We have returning favorites, updated programs, and brand new workshops. July workshops include:


Using Digital Portfolios to Collect & Evaluate Student Work 7/10  

  *  Getting Social in the Classroom 7/12
  *  Creating Tech-Rich Lessons with Cool Tools 7/16 & 7/17
  *  Digital Citizenship - It's Common Sense 7/18 & 7/19

  *  Grading Digital Work 7/25
  *  Copyright or Wrong: So What's Fair Use Anyway? 7/27

  *  Creating ActivBoard Lessons to Engage and Motivate Students (Level 2) 7/2
  *  Best Practices in ActivBoard Flipchart Lessons (Level 3) 7/9
  *  Taking Discovery Education streaming to the Next Level 7/11
  *  Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works 7/23, 7/24 & 7/26

VLC staff will be leading these workshops, along with instructional technology professionals from local school districts. Some workshops provide graduate credit to those interested! To register for any tele workshop- June or July- by visit    

New: Digital Storytelling with Mobile Devices
(Two Graduate Credits Available)

July 10, 11 & 13 | 8:30-3:30 | Registration Required
Summer Price: $277 CSD member | $344 non-member

Do you have an iPad or Android tablet?  Are you wondering if creating a digital story is too difficult? Help your students create their own digital stories by experiencing the process yourself. This three-day workshop teaches the pre-production, production and post-production phases of digital storytelling. You will have an opportunity to use either iMovie for the iPad or various Android apps. The workshop is a cross between a writer's workshop and a movie-making symposium. Bring a story to share, or select from one of the stories provided. Walk away with your own 2-3 minute movie and lots of ideas about how to help students create one.

This is a BYOD workshop. Participants must have basic knowledge of the devices they bring, and should also bring necessary cords and the manual to their device(s).

2012 Summer Pricing for 1-day tele workshops:
$110 CSD member; $140 non-member

BYOD Friendly!


In the tele- (technology enhanced learning environment), you'll learn how to use technology tools & how to integrate them into your classroom and lesson plans at the same time! Come try out our cross platform computer lab- the tele is equipped with computers that use Windows and Macintosh operating systems. You'll have the option of working either on a PC or Mac for any class. Or, if you'd like, bring your own device (BYOD!) and work from your very own computer, or a tablet or iPad.


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June Workshops



Flipping Your Classroom with Flip Cameras & Screencasting on June 21,  8:30 - 3:30 The Flipped Classroom is one in which teacher presentations are videotaped, and students have a chance to watch on their own time. Then during class, the students practice what they have learned under the guidance of the teacher.  This workshop will explore various online resources for "flipping" your class, and will explore how to use a digital Flip Camera, and IWB software like SMART and Promethean to create your own flipped class.


Educational Apps for Android Tablets  on June 22,  12:30-3:30  

This is a continuation of the Android Tablet Boot Camp workshop. Spend the afternoon learning about some great educational Android apps. Find out which apps can be used for classroom management & assessment, and which apps fit best into the different content areas such as math and language arts. Walk away with a list of apps and how they can be effectively used in schools.

Using MS PowerPoint in the Classroom on June 27,  8:30 - 3:30
Learn everything from the basics to the more advanced features that make PowerPoint a great tool for student learning. You will have the opportunity to create your own PowerPoint presentation for use in the classroom to introduce or clarify a lesson.

Using MS Excel in the Classroom on June 28,  8:30 - 3:30
Learn the basics of creating a spreadsheet, making a chart from your data, formatting a spreadsheet and printing all or parts of it during the first half of the class. Then, find out how to design spreadsheet assignments for your students that require them to enter data, apply formulas, and graph and chart their data, such as graphing probability from coin tosses.

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