TIS Technology Workshops

Below is a list of the course offerings available at MCIU or onsite at your facility.  Don't see what you're looking for?  Don't hesitate to ask.

  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Introduction
    Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS6 is the industry-leading web authoring and editing software that provides both visual and code-level capabilities for creating standards-based websites and designs. You will learn standards for creating webpages and how to create standard/sophisticated Web pages and dynamic applications without writing lot of code. You will also learn to upload sites to live server, run reports for proper site management, and manage file/folder structure within sites.

  • Adobe Photoshop Introduction
    This workshop is for the beginner who is new to Adobe® Photoshop®. We will cover the tools, pallets, windows, and settings in Photoshop. Learn to work with images by importing and exporting in various  formats. Edit and enhance photos using some of the many Photoshop tools. Work with colors, file sizes, and resolution, and prepare an image for publication to the web and printing devices.


  • Airplay Mirroring - Beaming iDevices to the Big Screen
    AirPlay is a way for you to show content from you iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch on a Projector or TV in your classroom. Showing kids your instructional material from your iDevice is great, but it adds a whole new dimension when your students can take over and project their work from their iDevices too! We'll cover three methods on how to AirPlay content, discuss use case scenarios, and highlight some apps that are well suited for this. Bring your iDevices to the training for hands-on!

  • Analyzing Student Performance Data Using Excel - Session 1
    Data-driven decision making is a term familiar to anyone working in Curriculum & Instruction. But the skills you need to manipulate data may be less familiar. This training will specifically be geared toward using Excel for identifying students in need of intervention. Attendees will leave with the ability to manipulate student performance data quicker and with better precision, using tricks you never knew Excel had up its sleeve. Please bring any spreadsheets you have from predictive testing, 4sight, Dibels, etc. Session 1 includes filtering, sorting, & manipulating data, customizing views in various different ways, & common formula tips. Session 2 focuses on conditional formatting, charting data, and creating and working with pivot tables.

  • Analyzing Student Performance Data Using Excel - Session 2
    This workshop is a follow-up to Session 1 above. Session 2 focuses on conditional formatting, charting data, and creating and working with pivot tables.

  • Basic Network Troubleshooting for Home and Office
    What can you check before you call a Tech? Unable to access your email or the Internet? Learn to use Windows built-in utilities to troubleshoot connectivity with wired and wireless networks. Learn the correct way to configure your wireless access points and home routers so you and your family are secure.

  • Capture and Share Instruction with Screencasts
    Today, our classrooms extend beyond the walls and onto the internet. Sure, you can post Word and PowerPoint documents on your course page, but they don't quite capture a lesson the same way as when you teach it. That's where screencasts come in. Screencasts capture your voice, and even video of you, as you guide students through a lesson on your computer screen. The lessons are recorded and can be played back on-demand by your students at any time! Attendees will learn best practices in creating screencasts, and how to capture and share them using free web-based tools.

  • Computer Hardware Overview
    This training will provide instruction on the components of computer hardware. First level troubleshooting steps - what to do before you contact technical support. Bring your hardware questions!


  • Connect with Your Students Using Edmodo
    Edmodo is a free and safe way for students and teachers to connect and collaborate. Teachers can continue classroom discussions online and give polls to check for student progress. This training will outline how to use Edmodo, best practices for implementation, and highlight all the ways it can make common teaching tasks easier.


  • Databases Using FileMaker Pro 11
    What is a database? Simply put it is a collection of related information.  This course will explain what a database is, how the data is related, and how to get the data out in a format that is meaningful.  Learn to create a database and work with tables, records, and fields.  Become familiar with the Browse, Find, Layout, and Preview modes. Experience queries; viewing data in forms, tables, and lists; printing data; and importing and exporting data using FileMaker Pro 11.

  • Digital Communications and Collaborations: Wikispaces and Moodle
    What does it mean to be a "digital teacher" and have "digital responsibility"? Have you always wanted to have an online presence for your class but just don't know where to start? This workshop is for you! We will begin with an overview of Digital Citizenship and Responsibility and what that means for you as a teacher. Then, we will explore the different types of online environments that are available for you to move your classroom resources online to enhance your communication with parents and students and to build collaborative opportunities for your teaching and your students' learning. Finally, time will be given to begin the creation of an online presence with guided help and support.

  • Digital Moviemaking on the iPad Using iMovie
    Storyboarding, scripting, shooting, editing, and publishing a movie can all be done right from your iPad! This training will walk you through the process from beginning to end. Attendees will be able to create their own digital video projects, and be able to teach their students how to create them too. Moviemaking on the iPad is an ideal way to engage your digital native students with a great project-based learning activity that promotes leadership, team-building, and creativity. Please bring your own iPad (2nd generation or newer) to the training. iMovie by Apple is a $4.99 download from the App Store, and not included in the cost of this training.

  • Digital Photography
    This course will introduce the novice photographer to the world of digital photo taking. First we will go over hardware and the different types of cameras such as point and shoot, powershots, and the higher end SLR digital cameras. We will discuss digital picture formats and when and where to use them. Next will be the best practices that are unique to digital photography. Finally we will stage, shoot, and edit! Bring your digital camera.

  • Elluminate Live! Moderator Training
    Have you ever attended a live webinar?  Would you like to learn how to host one?  You can save time and travel costs for your staff, colleagues, and others by offering online meetings.  Elluminate Live! is a web-based, "live" environment you can use to facilitate interaction, learning, communication, and collaboration. Learn to use Elluminate's built-in tools such as whiteboarding, app sharing, breakout rooms, polling, chat, and video.


  • Evernote and Evernote Peek
    Would you like to have all of your notes, web clips, files, and images available on every device and computer that you use? Then Evernote is for you! And with Evernote Peek, turn your notes, audio, and images in Evernote into study materials. Prepare for a quiz or brush up on a language by simply lifting your iPad's Smart Cover, or by using their virtual smart cover. This training will highlight use cases for Evernote for both teachers and students. (Hint: now there's really no excuse for "the dog ate my homework!") Bringing your own iPad with Smart Cover is recommended but not required.


  • Facebook: Next Steps
    Already have a Facebook account?  Learn to tweak your privacy settings, upload and tag photos, create an event, create friend lists to control sharing, hide wall posts, block unwanted friends, chat, and messages. Learn to create a separate "fan" page to use with your students. Bring some digital photos or access your online photo album during class.

  • Facebook for Educators
    Facebook is a social networking site that has over 500 million users.  Learn how to use this to connect with your students and colleagues. This workshop will discuss how educators can use Facebook to connect with students and colleagues, and will suggest recommendations for effective use of this tool.

  • Get Started on Facebook
    Would you like to start using Facebook but don’t know how?  This workshop is for beginners and it will walk you through creating an account, privacy settings, navigating, searching for friends, uploading and tagging photos, chatting, joining groups, and messaging.  Please bring a digital photo to use as your profile picture. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required.

  • Getting Started with Google™ SketchUp
    Google™ SketchUp is a free software which enables you to build and modify 3D models quickly and easily. SketchUp can be used to create 3D models of anything such as buildings, products, rooms, etc.  This workshop will walk you through the concepts needed to build in 3D, orbit, zooming, and panning. Learn to create 3D shapes to build a project.


  • Google Apps for Education
    This training will empower users to utilize the different apps available in the Google Apps Suite. After taking this training users will be able to collaborate with each other in real time on documents, sites, calendars, and more.


  • How to Use iCloud to Synchronize Your Life
    This workshop is for users who have multiple iDevices, such as an iPhone, iPad, Mac, and/or Apple TV. This will show you how to sync documents, calendars, reminders, notes, apps, and music across all devices. Even learn how to share calendars, reminders, and photos with other iCloud users. PC person? No worries! You can take advantage of these features as well. Administrators, teachers, and staff will benefit from attending. Please bring your devices to the training!


  • HTML: Design Your Own Website
    Students will learn the how to design and create their own websites. The course will include instruction on the HTML code, creating an HTML page using notepad, tables, wysiwygs, and adding graphics and videos to their website. Students will have a completed website at the conclusion of the class. All equipment will be available on-site for student use.

  • HTML Introduction
    This workshop we will cover what Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is and how it works. If you're interested in publishing on the Web you need to know HTML.

  • iMovie: Script to Screen
    This hands-on workshop covers basic production techniques from script to screen using iMovie software (pre-production, production, and post-production). Participants MUST bring a Macintosh laptop with iMovie installed.

  • Improving Student Engagement in Science Using the Smart Board
    This two day workshop is for those already familiar with Smart Board features. Day 1 will focus on advanced features of the Smart Board such as using video content from various sources like Safari and Discovery Education. It will also cover linking, adding sound, and using Smart's  Recorder and Video Player.  Day 2 will focus on designing instruction that uses the Smart Board to further engage students in Science learning.  Teachers will learn how to modify existing lessons to integrate Smart Board friendly activities.

  • Improving Student Engagement in Social Studies Using the Smart Board
    This two day workshop is for those already familiar with SmartBoard features. Day 1 will focus on advanced features of the SmartBoard such as using video content from various sources like Safari and Discovery Education. It will also cover linking, adding sound, and using Smart's  Recorder and Video Player.  Day 2 will focus on designing instruction that uses the Smart Board to further engage students in Social Studies learning.  Teachers will learn how to modify existing lessons to integrate Smart Board friendly activities.

  • Kidspiration
    The popular program Kidspiration uses visual thinking methods which helps students develop strong thinking skills, strengthen reading and writing skills, and build conceptual understanding in math. This training is beneficial to any elementary level teacher looking to integrate technology into these skills.


  • Learn Google's Picasa to Organize Your Photos
    Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos. Learn basic photo editing, color enhancement, red-eye reduction, and cropping. Also learn about features such as tags, facial recognition, and slide shows.

  • Learn to Facilitate Live Online Events
    This five session online course will teach you strategies to move face-to-face events such as meetings, demonstrations, presentations, and workshops to an interactive online format. You will learn how to keep participants engaged while delivering content and creating collaboration and interaction among participants in an online environment.

    This course will use the Elluminate Live! online platform however all strategies can be ported to any online platform. We will use the book, entitled, "The Synchronous Trainer's Survival Guide: Facilitating Successful Live and Online Courses, Meetings, and Events" by Jennifer Hofmann which is included in the course fee. This is course offers 15 Act 48 hours to include ten (10) hours of live online instruction and five (5) hours of offline work.

  • Learn to Use Your iPad
    Learn the basics of your iPad like swipe and flick, set preferences, find interesting and fun apps to download, organize the homepage, and navigate the iPad interface. The iPad2devices will be provided for this workshop, however you may bring your own.

  • Make Your Presentations Zoom with Prezi
    Have you ever had an audience be bored to tears watching your PowerPoint? Well then you need to check out Prezi! Prezi is a free web 2.0 tool for making presentations that are highly animated and show relationships through movement. This training covers best practices on making engaging presentations, and how to deliver them with Prezi. You'll learn how to create and organize your presentations, apply design themes, and add text, graphics, transitions, and more.

  • Maximize the Use of Your Smart Board
    So you know the Smart Board basics, come and learn some fun and interesting ideas on how to make your Smart Board interesting. This class is for teachers that already have a working knowledge of the Smart Notebook 10 software. We will be using advanced tools to work with video, graphics, and audio. We will explore ways to combine them and enhance the usefulness of the Smart Board.

  • Microsoft Access Introduction
    So what is a database?  Simply put it’s a collection of  related information. Microsoft Access is the tool to manage that data.  This workshop will explain in simple terms what a database is, how the data is related, and how to get the data out in a format that is helpful for decision making.  Make the most of the four major areas of Access: Tables,  Queries, Forms, and Reports.  This workshop will be taught using Microsoft Access 2010.

  • Microsoft Excel Introduction
    This hands on workshop will allow participants to gain the basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and explore the power of this spreadsheet application. Participants will become familiar with the Ribbon interface; learn how to create worksheets, insert, delete, and format cells, rows, and columns; sort and filter; find and select data; and create basic formulas. This workshop will be taught using Microsoft Excel 2010.

  • Microsoft Excel Intermediate
    Learn to utilize additional Microsoft Excel functionality. Create charts and pivot tables to enhance data analysis and provide visual representation of information, learn how to subtotal vast amounts of information, and use the conditional formatting function.  Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel Introduction or practical experience using Microsoft Excel software. This workshop will be taught using Microsoft Excel 2010.

  • Microsoft Office 2007 Introduction
    Find out what’s new in Microsoft Office 2007! This workshop will provide you with a hands on interactive tour of the newest features available in Microsoft’s premier office suite. Learn how to navigate the new layout using the Ribbon and Office button and learn to use the many new features that will give your documents and presentations a uniform professional look.

  • Microsoft Office 2010 Overview
    Come on in and learn the basics of Microsoft Office 2010. In the Microsoft Word lesson, learn to create documents using Smart Art and other graphic tools available. Also discover how to create custom form letters and labels too! In the Microsoft Excel portion, you will become more familiar with the ribbon interface, learn to sort and filter, and create simple worksheets and format cells, and much more! And with Microsoft PowerPoint, learn to create a presentation, apply design themes, add text and graphics, and much more.

  • Microsoft OneNote
    Come and see what Microsoft OneNote can do and how it will help you stay organized. This easy-to-use note-taking and information-management program helps you capture ideas and information in electronic form. You can insert files or Web content in full-color, searchable format, or as icons that you can click to access. This workshop will introduce you to OneNote's main features.

  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
    In this workshop we will review the basic features of Microsoft Outlook including Mail, Calendar, Address Book, and Tasks. Participants will be introduced to Distribution Lists, Categories, and Mail Rules. This workshop will be taught using Microsoft Outlook 2010.

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction
    This hands-on workshop will allow participants to gain the basic knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint software. Participants will become familiar with the Ribbon interface, how to create and format a slideshow using  graphics, animations, notes, and more.  This workshop will be taught using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced
    You know the PowerPoint basics, now let’s take it a step further!  Enhance your presentations by adding tables, charts, video, audio clips, and more!  Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction or practical experience. This workshop will utilize Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

  • Microsoft Publisher 2010
    Microsoft Publisher helps you create, personalize, and share a wide range of publications and marketing materials in-house. Learn to create certificates, greeting cards, banners, and more. This workshop will be taught using Microsoft Publisher 2010.

  • Microsoft Word Introduction
    Learn about the features of Word 2007. Create documents using Smart Art and other graphic tools available in Word. Create custom form letters and labels. Prerequisite: a knowledge of the Windows platform is preferred and keyboarding and mouse skills are required. This workshop will be taught using Microsoft Word 2010.

  • Microsoft Word Intermediate
    Learn to enhance your page layouts with headers and footers, borders, text boxes, tables, and graphics using Microsoft Word. Save time using the mail merge tool to create letters, labels, envelopes, and other useful documents. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of Microsoft Word.  This workshop will be taught using Microsoft Word 2010.

  • Microsoft Word Advanced
    Using Microsoft Word learn how to use macros, track and review changes made to a document, create a table of contents, insert footnotes, add a bibliography, and use the cross reference function. Prerequisite:  Microsoft Word Intermediate or similar experience. This workshop will be taught using Microsoft Word 2010.

  • Moodle Integration
    Make Moodle a daily destiny for your classroom community.  In this session, you will learn how to utilize the functions and features of Moodle to help create an informative and interactive online classroom for you and your students.  Topics will include linking to websites and files, setting up assignments and dropboxes, use of the discussion forum module, quizzing and surveying in Moodle, sprucing up your course and much more.  Time will also be provided for you to create/edit your course with the help of your instructor. Come learn how to make the most of your Moodle!

  • Moodle Introduction
    This part hands-on, part lecture workshop will cover how to create and work in a Moodle course. It will cover the Moodle Resource Activities such as: creating a label, composing a web page with table, linking to an external site or file, uploading graphics and files. It will also cover how to import video and sound, add events to the calendar, use the blocks, make your Moodle course more like a webpage, and some time saving techniques. Prerequisite: a knowledge of the Windows platform is preferred and keyboarding and mouse skills are required.

  • Moodle Intermediate
    This part hands-on, part lecture workshop will cover how to import video and sound, add events to the calendar, use the blocks, make your Moodle course more like a webpage, and some time saving techniques. Prerequisite:  Moodle Overview  workshop or similar experience.

  • Moodle 2.0 Overview
    Interested in seeing what Moodle is all about? This hands-on workshop will cover how to add content in a Moodle course. It will cover the Moodle Resource Activities such as: creating a label, composing a web page with table, linking to an external site or file, uploading graphics and files. It will also cover some Moodle Activities such as creating assignments and chat.

  • Network Security and Antivirus Solutions
    Learn how to apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, and ensure that you are anticipating security risks and guarding against them.

  • Organize With Outlook
    So know how to send an email and keep your calendar.  Now let’s go beyond the basics of the tool and learn how it can be used to help organize both your work and your personal life.  Learn tips to keep your inbox manageable, your calendar organized, and your life sane!

  • Perk Up Your Projects with Web 2.0
    Tired of assigning the same old boring PowerPoint presentations again and again? Want to challenge your students a bit more than the traditional tri-fold or poster project? Come learn a whole host of new tools to spice up your students' projects and your lessons. Explore and experiment with a variety of Web 2.0 tools including animated avatars, comic creators, digital scrapbooks, image creators, interactive timelines, logo generators, slideshows, streaming video, and the web resources that will serve as "containers" for the different elements.


  • Pinterest and the New Wave of Social Bookmarking
    Pinterest is a great place to discover ideas on crafts, cooking, and fashion. But did you know that there is a plethora of valuable content for educators to use in the classroom? This training will highlight how to use Pinterest and other new tools to discover and share this content with educational audiences.


  • Possibilities with Promethean
    This workshop is designed for beginning users of the Promethean brand interactive whiteboard. Participants will understand the capabilities of the Promethean board as well as the use of the Promethean software and interactive tools. This hands-on workshop will be conducted on the Windows platform. Prerequisite: a knowledge of the Windows platform is preferred and keyboarding and mouse skills are required.

  • Promethean Advanced
    This workshop is designed for intermediate users of the Promethean brand interactive whiteboard. Participants will understand the capabilities of the Promethean board as well as the use of the Promethean software and interactive tools. This hands-on workshop will use the Windows platform. This workshop will focus on advanced features including video integration and interactive devices used with the Promethean board. Prerequisite: familiarity with the Promethean ActivInspire software.

  • Promethean Train the Trainer
    This two (2) day workshop will use Promethean’s ActivInspire software. Learn how to competently use the planet, profiles, resource browsers, layers, Desktop Flipchart, Camera Tool, Desktop Tools, and more.  Prerequisite: a knowledge of the Windows platform is preferred and keyboarding and mouse skills are required.

  • Safari Montage
    This workshop will introduce K-12 teachers to Safari Montage and its features. Safari Montage provides video-on demand content which allows teachers to seamlessly integrate rich video and images into their curriculum.  Prerequisite:  Your school's network must be connected to PAIUnet's network.

  • Server Administration 101
    Are you responsible for server administration and expected to be the network guru?  Become familiar with Windows 2012 Server. This  workshop demonstration will show you how to create user accounts, set permissions, add network printers, and share files on the network. Bring your questions.

  • Simplify PennData/PIMS/Child Accounting Tasks with Excel - Session 1
    Would you like to gain powerful skills to increase your ability and efficiency in working with state reporting data validation, data quality checking, or data analysis? Then this training is for you! Attendees will leave with the ability to cut through PennData/PIMS/Child Accounting tasks quicker and with better precision, using tricks you never knew Excel had up its sleeve. Please bring any spreadsheets you have from PennData/PIMS/Child Accounting, etc. Session 1 includes filtering, sorting, & manipulating data, customizing views in various different ways, & common formula tips.

  • Simplify PennData/PIMS/Child Accounting Tasks with Excel - Session 2
    This workshop is a follow-up to Session 1 above.  Session 2 focuses on conditional formatting, charting data, and creating and working with pivot tables.

  • Simply Smart Board
    This workshop is designed for beginning users of the Smart brand interactive whiteboard. Participants will understand the capabilities of the Smart Board as well as the use of the Smart Board Tools and Notebook software including the gallery and interactive tools. This hands-on workshop will use Notebook Version 10 on the Windows platform.

  • Smart Board Camp
    This is a two (2) day Smart Board camp.  Day one will include an overview of all the tools and components of the Smart Board. We will review how to work with video, audio, and pictures. Day two will be the fun part, as we integrate other programs like Google Earth and Artrage. We will also work with the Airliner and Senteo Remote devices. We will use the skills and tools learned to create a weather report and games.

  • Smart Board Train the Trainer
    In this two (2) day train-the-trainer workshop, participants will go from beginning Smart Board skills through using the Smart Board smoothly in the classroom. They will leave feeling confident to conduct professional development trainings for fellow teachers. Participants will understand how to convey the capabilities of the Smart Board as a whiteboard and the use of Smart Notebook Version 10 including the Gallery of clipart and other interactive tools. They will draw upon their own knowledge as they plan how they will conduct their own training sessions.

  • Smart Board Senteo Remotes
    Learn to use the SMART Senteo Interactive Student Response System to use with your Smart Board. Learn to create test questions to use in your classroom to engage and assess your students learning.  Prerequisite:  Participants must have a working knowledge of the Smart Notebook software.

  • Teach your Students to Create a Video Documentary on the iPad Using iMovie
    This workshop is for any teacher interested in adding a video production component into their curriculum. Participants will use your iPad! This training will walk you through the process from beginning to end. Attendees will be able to create their own digital video projects, and be able to teach their students how to create them too. Moviemaking on the iPad is an ideal way to engage your digital native students with a great project-based learning activity that promotes leadership, team-building, and creativity. Please bring your own iPad 2nd generation or newer. iMovie by Apple is a $4.99 download from the App Store, and not included in the cost of this training. Please download prior to attending. media literacy, and digital storytelling. Together, participants will work to create a short video and practice the various jobs of producer, cameraman, talent, etc. to get the job done. Teaching your students to create a video documentary promotes leadership, team-building, and the creative skills needed to succeed in the 21st Century.

  • The Latest & Greatest Tech Tools for Increasing Efficiency
    This training will show you a collection of the coolest cutting edge tools for getting things done. Attendees will learn about web based tools, smartphone/tablet apps, and gadgets that can be used to be more productive. Teachers, administrators, and staff can all benefit from the tools covered in this training!


  • Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter
    Learn all about the exciting uses for Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter in your classroom. All are free social media services where users can share links, notes, pictures, and videos. We'll show you how to use them to curate a feed of valuable instructional resources and news articles. We'll also discuss integration scenarios. For example, learn how to encourage communication skills and descriptive writing by having students snap pictures and white short descriptions of them.  Although these tools are great for connecting to others around the world, privacy and safety best practices will also be discussed. Come join us and find what these are all about!


  • Use Adobe Acrobat to Create a Paperless Environment
    Acrobat Professional helps you create portable document format (PDF) files from Microsoft Office, Outlook, Internet Explorer, or any application that prints. Topics covered in the workshop will include accessing a PDF document, creating interactive forms, and navigating the Acrobat interface.  We will also practice searching through and modifying already created PDF pages and work on manipulating multiple PDF documents and much more. This workshop will be taught using Acrobat Professional X.


  • Using Google Forms to Make Data Driven Decisions
    Data-driven decision making is a term familiar to anyone working in Education today. Google Forms provides a means for collecting this data that is free, robust, and user friendly. Participants will learn how to create forms, collect data, and present results.


  • Using Moodle as a Collaborative Classroom Extension
    Picking up where Using Moodle to Create a Classroom Homepage leaves off, this class will teach you how to get interactive with your students online, and cultivate an environment where they will collaborate and thrive. Covered topics will include managing users, creating assignments, creating forums, using the calendar, and more!

  • Using Moodle to Create a Classroom Homepage
    It seems like there are hundreds of different options to make a classroom homepage, but which one is best? This training will give you an understanding of the basic features of Moodle needed to have an online presence for parents, students, or both. Perhaps more importantly, this training will show you how your classroom page in Moodle can be the foundation for an expanded online presence. This way, you don't have to start from scratch when you want to do something more advanced! Covered topics will include basic management, addition and layout of content, and best practices on getting the most out of the system.

  • Videoconferencing for the Support Technician
    This is an introductory workshop for support techs who are responsible for video conferencing in their schools.  It will cover equipment types, space and design, production techniques, lighting, audio, etiquette, planning, and testing.

  • Videoconferencing from the Teacher's Perspective
    This workshop will cover video conferencing using video conference room unit endpoints and the  desktop based video conferencing technology.  Participants will learn how to set-up and use the equipment, learn best practices for successful video conferencing, and learn how to find content providers. Be confident using video conferencing equipment in your classroom!

  • What's New in Microsoft Office
    Be the first to tour Microsoft Office 2013. This one hour demonstration will highlight some of its new and exciting features.

  • What's New in Moodle 2?
    This training is intended for any users that are familiar with the basics of Moodle 1.x, but have either moved or will be moving to 2.x in the near future. Moodle has added some amazing new features that you have clamored for in the past! Topics covered will include appearance changes, file management with the new file picker, completion tracking, HTML editor changes, & more!

  • Wikis, Blogs and Forums
    Participants will learn what the differences are among wikis, blogs and forums.  We will review and try some of the most common educational websites for wikis, blogs and forums, such as WikiSpaces, Blogger, and Twitter.

  • Wikispaces Introduction
    This three- hour workshop will take a new user from creating an account on WikiSpaces through creating and adding content to their Wiki.

  • Windows 7 OS Tune Up
    Do you wish you knew more about your computer's Operating System?  Do you wonder why your computer is slow at times?  This hands-on workshop will show you how to manage what programs are starting up, how to create a restore point in the event of a computer boot up failure, how to maintain your computer using Windows Disk Cleanup and Defragmenter applications, how to access and understand Task Manager, customize tool bars and Start Menu, and review the most common Control Panel applications. This workshop will use the Windows 7 Operating System.

  • Windows Movie Maker: Script to Screen
    This hands-on workshop covers basic production techniques from script to screen using Windows Movie Maker software (pre-production, production, and post-production). Participants may bring their own Windows based laptops with MovieMaker installed if desired.