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You can register now for summer tele workshops at Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis. During the summer of 2012, we
are offering updated workshops, brand new collaborations, and our high-demand PD opportunities!

Be sure to take advantage of the graduate credits available for most workshops, too. We look forward to seeing you this summer at CSD! 


Technology Enhanced Learning Environment 

The summer professional development schedules started on May 31 with a SMART Board Level I workshop. Through July, we have several selections- returning favorites, updated programs, and brand new workshops. June selections include:

* NEW! Tyranny of the Lecture: Varying Instructional Strategies with Tech Tools June 11        

* NEW!  PD on Your Own: Personalize Your Learning June 12
* Updated! Moving from Text Literacy to Media Literacy  June 13
* Updated! Finding Needles in a Haystack: Google Search & Web Literacy June 14
* Learning & Collaborating with Google Docs June 15
*Cool Tools & Free Resources for Teachers  June 18 & 19
* NEW! Moodle 2.0 Basics Training for Teachers June 20
* NEW! Flipping Your Classroom with Flip Cameras & Screencasting June 21
* plus others, AND more in July!!

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 visiting    

New Workshop: Lights, Camera, Action: Creating Movies with Green Screens    (One Grad. Credit Available)

June 15  8:30-3:30 | $149 CSD member | $189 non-member

Are you interested in creating news reports or videos similar to what you see on TV or YouTube? Would you like to "film-on-location" without actually traveling to the location to film? Expand the use of videos and images in your lessons! In this fun-filled, action packed workshop we will transform everyone into 21st century filmmakers. Bring your laptop, digital cameras, flip cameras, smart phones or other mobile devices and we will show you how. You will work with others to create digital movies by experiencing the process of the pre-production, production and post-production phases of filmmaking with chroma key (a green screen). Choose a free online resource or one of three easy (and free) software programs to use: Windows MovieMaker (PC), iMovie (Mac), or PhotoStory 3 (PC).  Bring a curricular topic, historical event or story to share, or select from one provided. 

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).

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.

Summer 2012


More NEW! Workshops  


Choosing Educator Friendly Mobile Apps on June 11  Secondary 6-12 8:30-11:30 a.m. OR Elementary PreK-5 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Do you have a mobile device and want to learn how to find education-friendly apps? Come learn how to find apps for any content area and get a chance to learn how to use them.

Android Tablet Boot Camp
  on June 22, 8:30-11:30

Tablets are revolutionizing the classroom. With information at your student's fingertips, and apps that can focus on a specific concept and engage our students, no wonder they are a success. Learn techniques to navigate Android devices, customize settings, and install apps. Discover apps that can be used at any grade level and how to find them, while building a toolkit at the same time. Join us if you are an Android amateur or a Google guru; there will be something for everyone. Bring your Android device, or we will share one. 

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.


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