YCS Professional Development Opportunities

 

Beyond curricular supports, the academic and technology departments make professional development opportunities available to teachers and support staff. In addition, the goal to align the departments' training and development opportunities into an educational/skills pipeline that would also cultivate a culture of leadership among staff.

Technology

Technology

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How to create and edit videos - Screencastify

How to create and edit videos - Screencastify Training - Online: Screencastify is a free Chrome extension that lives in your Chrome browser. This training is for all staff members that are interested, and a limit of 25 participants. This workshop will be offered on Wednesday, May 27 at 9:30-10:30 am during the office hours for the Instructional Technology Department. (An additional session will be added if more than 25 people register).

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Pear Deck

Pear Deck is the fastest way to transform presentations into classroom conversations. Imagine if you could engage every student in your class, every day. What if you could instantly see who’s confused and who’s ready for more? That’s the power of Pear Deck. Pear Deck is a  Google Slides Add-on that allows you to see student answers on your screen as they work, it allows you to provide feedback, share answers with the entire class or assign the slide deck to students who do not attend live sessions.  This training is available to Instructional Staff only and a limit of 30 participants. This workshop will be offered Thursday, May 28 from 2:00-3:30 pm. (An additional session will be added if more than 30 people register).

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Using Loom for Screencasting

Loom - Say it with video! The expressiveness of video with the convenience of messaging. Communicate more effectively wherever you work with Loom. The training is available for all staff. The workshop will be offered, Tuesday, May 26 from 10:30 -11:30 am.

 

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Zoom (Start to Finish)

Zoom (Start to Finish) -  We designed Zoom for on-the-fly, fast collaboration. Zoom users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another's screens, all with one easy-to-use platform. Zoom offers quality video, audio, and a wireless screen-sharing performance across. This training is available for all staff.Tuesday, May 26, from 12:30-1:30 pm.
 
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Google Form + Sheets (Advanced) Google Forms + Google Sheets  - Advanced - Go above and beyond. There are a lot of powerful tools hidden away in places you may not find unless you know what you’re looking for. We’re here to make sure you know some advanced Google Forms  + Google Sheets tips and tricks. This training is available for all staff. The workshop will be offered Friday, May 29 from 1:00-2:00 pm.
 

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Creating digital Google forms to replace paper

Google Forms - You can use Google Forms to create online surveys and quizzes and more and send them to other people. It is an app that is included
in the Google Drive office suite along with Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Forms feature all of the collaboration and sharing features found in Docs, Sheets, and Slides. This training is available for all staff, and a limit of 25 participants. The workshop will be offered on Monday, June 1 at 10:30-11:30 am during the office hours for the Instructional Technology Department. (An additional session will be added if more than 25 people register).
 
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Professional development is learning opportunities such as formal coursework, attending conferences, and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. There are a variety of approaches to professional development, including consultation, coaching, communities of practice, lesson study, mentoring, reflective supervision, and technical assistance.

YCS is committed to providing Professional Development opportunities for all staff. members.