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MLTI Content Trainings

Fall - Winter 2008

 

MLTI and Apple have created a fall/winter 2008 schedule of Content Trainings. Each session is designed for both the Middle and High School level and all are open to MLTI educators/administrators. All sessions are limited to 25 participants, with the exception of Podcasting, which will be limited to 20.

If you are interested in a Studywiz training for your school, please contact Juanita Dickson at juanita.dickson@maine.gov.

Sessions will start promptly at 9:00am and end by 3:00pm. Please arrive at 8:30 for check-in and connectivity testing to ensure we start in a timely fashion. Contact hours will be available and ALL sessions are free of charge.

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Session Descriptions

EcoScience (MS only - HS MacBooks don't have ME Explorer)
There's a new application on the 2008 MLTI laptop image - ME Explorer. Take a second to browse through your applications to find it. It's an inquiry-based ecology investigation especially produced for Maine students and MLTI, with lesson plans, field studies, programming, and computer activities based on ecological models. Participants will be introduced to the modules and have some hands on experience with well designed simulations. Maine teachers who advised the development and field tested the units will be on hand to guide you through the process. Bring your re-imaged laptops!

Integrating Technology in the Writing Process
Research shows that student writing improves when students use computers for all steps of the writing process, from pre-writing activities through publication. Participants in this session will explore strategies, ideas and resources for digital writing as they take a piece of their own writing through each stage of the process. They will experience brainstorming, researching and organizing ideas; drafting, revising and redrafting; giving and getting feedback; editing; and publishing. This session is appropriate for middle and high school teachers.

Mathematics with Technology* (Kennebec, Hancock & Penquis Regions)
Mathematics with Technology provides the opportunity to engage with mathematics technology resources that support teaching and learning. Interactive web-based applets and Open Educational Resources, including GeoGebra, will be explored. Guided collaborative hands-on activities will model purposeful integration of the technology. Instructional strategies will support concept development for all learners and meet teaching and learning standards for mathematics and technology. This session is appropriate for middle and high school Math teachers.

Technology in the Math Classroom* (York/Cumberland, Western, Midcoast) These sessions of Technology in the Math Classroom vary slightly from the Math sessions above in that they will have a greater emphasis on graphing tools.
Technology in the Math Classroom provides an opportunity to investigate how computer technology can enhance the content you are already teaching. Grapher and spreadsheet-based graphing tools will be explored. Open Educational Resources such as GeoGebra and the NLVM tools will also be introduced. A major focus will be planning technology-based learning to meet common standards. Activities will be appropriate for whole-class instruction or one-computer-per-student instruction and for high school or middle school math content. This session is appropriate for middle and high school teachers.

* We are working with our facilitators to schedule Math sessions in the remaining regions.

NoteShare in the Classroom
Looking for an easy way to integrate technology into the curriculum painlessly? This one-day session will provide participants with the foundation for creating, publishing, sharing, and managing media-rich educational content using NoteShare. NoteShare helps teachers manage and distribute classroom materials, work with digital text, organize student work and portfolios and promote 21st century skills, including the important skill of collaboration. Participants will be guided step by step in creating notebooks that they can put to use in their classrooms,

Podcasting for You and your Students
This workshop will present the fundamentals of planning, creating, and managing digital media files used to deliver a podcast. Participants will explore the rich collection of curriculum-related podcasts available for free on the internet, subscribe to appropriate ones, and create a collection in iTunes. Participants will then learn to write a script, and record, edit, and produce their own enhanced podcast for classroom use. Throughout the workshop, participants discuss the role of podcasting in education and how to use the power of the ubiquitous media players (iPods) as a teaching and learning tool to engage learners with diverse learning styles.

Visualizing Data with GIS
GIS applications offer the user a wide choice of representation of data and information, and can impact viewers in surprising ways. Learn how to use the GIS applications on the MLTI image, My World and Google Earth, to build powerful graphic content for science and social studies classes, and how to get students creating wonderful visual elements for their projects.

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Session Schedule by Region (see descriptions above for complete details)

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Sessions will start promptly at 9:00am and end by 3:00pm. Please arrive at 8:30 for check-in and connectivity testing to ensure we start in a timely fashion. Contact hours will be available.

Directions to each location can be found here.

Aroostook Region
Date
Topic
Location
Availability
October 30
Integrating Technology in the Writing Process
Region 2 School of Applied Technology
Registration Closed
October 31
Visualizing Data with GIS
Region 2 School of Applied Technology
Registration Closed
October 31
NoteShare in the Classroom
Katahdin High School
Registration Closed
November 3
EcoScience
Katahdin High School
Registration Closed
November 4
Podcasting for You and Your Students
Washburn Elementary School
Registration Closed

 

Washington Region

* due to extremely low registration, all Washington Region sessions were cancelled. Please see our new Washington Region schedule for March 2009 by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

Date
Topic
Location
Availability
November 5
Visualizing Data with GIS
Woodland Jr Sr High School
Cancelled due to low registration
November 5
NoteShare in the Classroom
Washington Academy
Cancelled due to low registration
November 6
EcoScience
Woodland Jr/Sr High School
Cancelled due to low registration
November 6
Podcasting for You and Your Students
Eastport Elementary School
Cancelled due to low registration
November 7
Integrating Technology in the Writing Process
Washington Academy
Cancelled due to low registration

 

Kennebec Region
Date
Topic
Location
Availability
November 12
EcoScience
Warsaw Middle School
Registration Closed
November 12
Podcasting for You and Your Students
Winthrop Middle School
Registration Closed
November 13
Integrating Technology in the Writing Process
Skowhegan High School
Registration Closed
November 13
Mathematics with Technology
Skowhegan Middle School
Registration Closed
November 14
Visualizing Data with GIS
Skowhegan Middle School
Registration Closed
November 14
NoteShare in the Classroom
Waterville High School
Registration Closed


Penquis Region
Date
Topic
Location
Availability
November 18
Visualizing Data with GIS
Holbrook School
Registration Closed
November 18
Podcasting for You and Your Students
William Cohen School
Registration Closed
November 19
EcoScience
Piscataquis Community High School
Registration Closed
November 19
NoteShare in the Classroom
Reeds Brook Middle School
Registration Closed
November 20
Integrating Technology in the Writing Process
Piscataquis Community High School
Registration Closed
November 20
Mathematics with Technology
William Cohen School
Registration Closed
November 24
NoteShare in the Classroom
Penquis Valley High School
Registration Closed
November 25
Podcasting
Penquis Valley High School
Registration Closed


Hancock Region
Date
Topic
Location
Availability
December 2
Visualizing Data with GIS
Cancelled due to low registration
Registration Closed
December 2
Podcasting for You and Your Students
Blue Hill Consolidated School
Registration Closed
December 3
EcoScience
Ellsworth Central Office
Registration Closed
December 3
NoteShare in the Classroom
Deer Isle Stonington Elementary School
Registration Closed
December 4
Mathematics with Technology
Ellsworth Central Office
Registration Closed
December 4
Integrating Technology in the Writing Process
Deer Isle Stonington Elementary School
Registration Closed


York/Cumberland Region
Date
Topic
Location
Availability
December 8

Integrating Technology in the Writing Process

Gorham Middle School
Registration Closed
December 9
Visualizing Data with GIS
Bonny Eagle Middle School
Registration Closed
December 9
NoteShare in the Classroom

Session full.

Registration Closed
December 9
Technology in the Math Classroom
Gorham Middle School
Registration Closed
December 10
EcoScience
Gorham Middle School
Session Full
December 10
Podcasting for You and Your Students
Noble High School
Session Full
December 11
Integrating Technology in the Writing Process
Gorham Middle School
Session Full
New Sessions Added!
January 12
Podcasting for You and Your Students
Gorham Middle School
Open
January 16
NoteShare in the Classroom
Saco Middle School
Open
The January 2009 email update indicated a Podcasting training on January 21st. We apologize for the typo - the date was January 12, 2009.
January 23
EcoScience
Gorham Middle School
Open


Western Region
Date
Topic
Location
Availability
January 13
EcoScience
Auburn Middle School
Open
January 13
Podcasting for You and Your Students
Lewiston High School
Session Full
January 14
NoteShare in the Classroom
Auburn Middle School
Open
January 14
Technology in the Math Classroom
Lewiston High School
Open
January 14
Visualizing Data with GIS
Lewiston High School
Open
January 15
Integrating Technology in the Writing Process
Auburn Middle School
Session Full
New sessions added!
January 26
Integrating Technology in the Writing Process
Lewiston High School
Open
January 28
Podcasting for You and Your Students
Jay Middle School
Cancelled due to storm!


MidCoast Region
Date
Topic
Location
Availability
January 20
NoteShare in the Classroom
Boothbay Elementary School
Open
January 20
Visualizing Data with GIS
Great Salt Bay Community School
Open
January 21
Technology in the Math Classroom
Jefferson Village School
Open
January 21
Podcasting for You and Your Students
Nobleboro Central School
Session Full
January 21
EcoScience
Great Salt Bay Community School
Open
January 22
Integrating Technology in the Writing Process
Jefferson Village School
Open
January 29
Podcasting for You and Your Students
Great Salt Bay Community School
Open

 

Washington Region

Date
Topic
Location
Availability
March 17
Visualizing Data with GIS
Fort O'Brien Elementary School
Open
March 17
NoteShare in the Classroom
Washington Academy
Open
EcoScience
Woodland Jr/Sr High School
Cancelled. Will be rescheduled.
March 18
Podcasting for You and Your Students
Washington Academy
Open
March 19
Integrating Technology in the Writing Process
Fort O'Brien Elementary School
Open
Mathematics with Technology
Eastport Elementary School
Cancelled. Will be rescheduled.

 

 

 

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