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    Professional Development Technology Training

    Professional Development
    You will be able to go to this area to see updated professional development for MCPS.  We will be implementing many new professional development opportunities for the new grading system (Q), new website, Moodle 2.6 upgrade and other training as new systems become available.  You will need to register for these classes through the PIR websiteCheck the calendar below for dates and times of future technology trainings.  
     
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Technology Class Descriptions

  • GAFE Training
    Google Apps for Education Online Course

    Have you seen your students using Google Apps and wondering how you might bring that into your class in a more formal way? Have you long yearned to end the conversation over the homework being on someone else’s thumb drive? Have you thought about how this suite of tools might help you share information with your PLC and ease the pain of a million documents shared via email?

    We will be offering a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) training online to help solve all of those issues. Next class available:

    September 21, 2015


    Moodle
    Moodle 101 Online

    This course will focus on Moodle 2.9 in the classroom as a course management system which provides a blended/hybrid learning environment.  The course will include best practices, introduce technology standards, include information about Web 2.0 resources, badges and provide an opportunity to use these tools. Learners will create a blended/hybrid class or project that can be used in an educational environment. Activities, resources and blocks will be discussed and integrated into the final project.  The entire course will be online with optional face-to-face or Adobe Connect help sessions as necessary.

     Coming Soon!


     
    MUG
     

    MUG (Moodle Users Group)

     
    Designed to connect teachers that already know how to use Moodle and want to discuss best practices, issues and solutions using the new Moodle 2.9 platform in the classroom. It is designed to expand the K-12 use of Moodle in Missoula County Public Schools and to support the new Moodle 2.9 platform. This group will meet once a month to support and help Moodle users as they continue their Moodle journey. Focus this year will be placed on the new features in Moodle 2.9 including rubric grading, badges and how to integrate Google Apps into the new Moodle. These classes are scheduled monthly starting Tuesday, September 29th from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Room 104 at Sentinel. Participants do not have to attend all classes. Participants sign up for those sessions that they can attend.

    Monthly , Starting September 30th


     
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    Website Training

    MCPS Staff will learn how to use the new Missoula County Public Schools website.  Learn website access and structure, how to add & edit content on your page, how to add a page to your section, organizing your pages in your section, editing apps - single app on a page, editing apps - multiple apps on a page, changing the layout on a page, adding apps to a page, how to link a web page, accessing files & folders, managing your files & folders, and how to link a file. Each teacher is responsible for their own website. This is your opportunity to see how easy it is and to work on your own website. 

     More Website Classes TBD.