What are Standalone PD opportunities?
Want to get some specific training surrounding a skill or task you can use in your classroom?
If so, our Standalone PD opportunities are for you! Each session focuses on a skill or task that you are probably already using in your classroom. We will do a deep dive into this skill or task and talk about how you might use tech to support your efforts. Each opportunity is 45 minutes and run by a member of our larger EdTech Teacher Leader team, with a few highly skilled Google Trainer applicants. We encourage all licensed and classified staff to attend!
For more detailed information, check out this resource: Standalone Technology Training Website
***If you are working toward your EdTech Endorsement, you can collect at least eight trainings and count them as one USBE credit. This credit can count as one of your electives for the endorsement.
How do I sign up?
If you are interested in joining us for any one of our Standalone Trainings, please fill out this Form.* As we approach each training, we will reach out with further details and add you to the calendar invite.
Were can I find materials from past trainings?
As we complete PD, we want to take every effort to provide you with past resources. Check the links below for some of the materials we have used in past PD. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to our Digital Learning Specialists.
- Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Google app smashing for student-created media
- Thursday, January 4, 2018 - Creating interactive notebooks with Google Docs
- Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Formative assessment with Google Apps
- Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Creating student portfolios with Google Apps
- Thursday, March 1, 2018 or Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Going beyond the four walls of your classroom with Google Apps
- Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Creating student portfolios with Google Apps
- Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - Tracking Student Progress with Google Sheets
- Thursday, April 12, 2018 - Level Up With G Suite
What is the OSD Canvas Summit Course?
The OSD Canvas Summit Course is a self-paced guide to using Canvas in the Ogden School District. Canvas is the primary learning management system used in all of our secondary schools. Canvas does have an extensive library of stand alone how-to guides that you may also want to check out. However, this course will guide you through those steps in an order that best meets the needs of our students here in Ogden.
What will I learn in the OSD Canvas Summit Course?
There are four levels in the OSD Canvas Summit Course:
- Level 1: Mount Timpanogos
- Level 2: Mount Nebo
- Level 3: Kings Peak
- Level 4 (Additional Learning): Wingsuit Master
Each level progresses through the common tasks a teacher will need to effectively use Canvas with their students. Level 1 focuses on the Canvas set up process. Level 2 focuses on using and sharing digital content. Level 3 focuses on student collaboration and advanced assignment tools. Level 4 focuses on a few additional tips or tricks a teacher may want to use to enhance the features of Levels 2 and 3.
How do I access the OSD Canvas Summit Course?
To access the OSD Canvas Summit Course, you must first be added to the course. Email Du Bui (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have not been added. He can ensure that you have access and give you a brief overview of the learning and the process of getting started.
If you are already a part of the course, you can access the content from your Canvas dashboard.
Can I Receive Credit for Participating?
We have worked with USBE to offer credit for those who choose to participate in the OSD Canvas Summit Course. There are four levels in the Summit Course and each level is set up for one half USBE credit for a total of two USBE credits.
After you have completed all of the learning and assignments in a given level, you can submit your course for review through the form at the end of that level. Upon submission, we will review your progress and send on your name to recieve credit.
Where can I learn more about Canvas?
As all of our stakeholders look for Canvas resources, we have collected a few common items in our OSD Canvas Help page. This site have a few brief guides for students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Click the link below or see the link on your school website.
Canvas also has an extensive library of stand alone how-to guides that you may also want to check out. Click the link below to access the Canvas Community to find any further information you may need.
What is the Certified Educator Pathways Featuring Google for Education Program?
Want to become a Google Certified Educator? Are you looking to further your professional practice? Want to learn more about best practices for integrating technology into your instruction? Would you like to know more about the G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education)?
If so, the Certified Educator Pathways program is for YOU!
The EdTech team in the Ogden School District wants to help you become a Google Certified Educator. In that endeavor, we have developed the CEP program to help you through Google's training modules and give you credit for your efforts.
What is the Ogden School District EdTech Team adding to the experience?
For Level 1 and Level 2 we have taken the Google training units and focused on the three main modules: Professional Growth, Time Savings, and Student Learning. After each module, you will also complete an interactive, culminating assignment. This will tie together your new learning and relate it back to our goals as a school district. This assignment can be done online independently or face-to-face in a small group of like-minded peers.
If you are pursuing the Trainer certification, we will work with you in a one-on-one mentor relationship to coach you through the process.
What Google certifications can I work toward?
Level 1 Google Certified Educator
The Level 1 certification follows the Fundamentals Training which consists of 13 units broken into three modules: Professional Growth, Time Savings, and Student Learning.
Level 2 Google Certified Educator
The Level 2 certification follows the Advanced Training which consists of 9 units broken into three advanced modules: Professional Growth, Time Savings, and Student Learning.
Google Certified Trainer
If you are already a Level 2 educator, the Trainer certification follows the Trainer Course which consists of 7 units broken into two modules: Create and Deliver Inspiring and Effective Training Plans and Help Educators Use Transformative Google Technologies. (Space limited)
How do I sign up?
While the Google training is available 24/7 online, we begin a new cohort for the CEP program in the Fall and Spring. If you choose to complete the Level 1 or Level 2 track, you will have about four months to complete the unit learning through the Google Training Center, the online/face-to-face culminating activities, and the certification exam. We will also have a scheduled lab session to accommodate you when you take the certification exam.
If you are already a Level 2 GCE and would like to complete the Trainer track, we will coach you throughout this process. The Trainer track timeline varies depending on your individual goals for the program. We begin new cohorts of the Trainer track each Fall.
Where do I sign up?
To sign up, please see our Certified Educator Pathways site where you can find our application form. The Fall 2019 application window is now open! This will close at 4:00 PM on September 13, 2019.
What is a Summer Boot Camp?
Are you ready to embark on a thrilling journey in which you will explore the far reaches of the Google Apps world, discover hidden treasures in the G Suite ecosystem, and return to your school as a celebrated EdTech adventurer? Then the Ogden School District teacher technology team invites you to join us for our 2019 Boot Camp in July in the PDC. Information about applying will be coming soon!
Two Opportunities, One Destination
In an effort to meet the needs of all our “explorers”, we will be facilitating two distinct Boot Camps:
- Fundamentals Camp (Level 1)
- Advanced Camp (Level 2)
During both the Level 1 and Level 2 workshops, participants will discover the power of Google's suite of web-based tools, learn to effectively employ technology in the classroom, and prepare to pass either the Google Certified Educator Level 1 or Level 2 exam. The Boot Camps will be divided into multiple sessions, each of which will include high-energy interactive activities, top tips from the Google Apps for Education Training Center, collaborative projects, and inspiring ideas for how to use Google Apps for teaching, learning, and professional collaboration.
What Google certifications can I work toward at Boot Camp?
Level 1 Google Certified Educator (Fundamentals Camp)
The Level 1 certification follows the Fundamentals Training for educators who are new to Google tools. This camp will teach you best strategies for integrating Google in you classroom.
Level 2 Google Certified Educator (Advanced Camp)
The Level 2 certification follows the Advanced Training for educators ready to move beyond the fundamentals. This camp teaches cutting-edge strategies for integrating Google in your classroom.
What is the OSD EdTech Endorsement Program?
The Educational Technology Endorsement Program, also known as the "EdTech Endorsement" is an endorsement that is recognized by Utah State Board of Education. Similar to an English as a Second Language Endorsement, the EdTech endorsement will also show on your teaching license.
What will participants learn while in the Endorsement Program?
Participants in the Educational Technology Endorsement Program will learn frameworks of instructional design in a fully immersive interactive environment and hone strategies for day-to-day technology integration in the classroom. Moreover, the capstone course will focus on developing them as a leader in instructional design and educational technology.
Additionally, they will discover how to redefine their practice to meet the needs of 21st century learners, ultimately transforming educational opportunities for the next generation of leaders. This endorsement will benefit those seeking to improve instruction, enhance their resumes, and earn 18 graduate-level credits (12 of which can be applied to a graduate degree).
What are the course requirements for the program?
There are nine core credits (three courses): Foundations of Instructional Design and Educational Technology, Educational Technology in the Classroom, and Educational Technology Leadership.
Beyond the core classes participants will need to take nine additional elective credits as well. These credits can be earned from taking online courses through UEN and several opportunities within the Ogden School District.
When can I start?
The application window for the OSD EdTech Endorsement opens every Spring. The next application window will be in Spring 2019. For those who are accepted, the program officially starts in the Fall. Participants will take one core course in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. The elective credits will be taken intermittently during this time as well.
How do I apply?
The best time to apply is in the Spring. You can do so by visiting the link listed below. It's important to carefully and thoughtfully answer the application questions, as the questions will help us determine whether you are a good fit for the program.
Where can I learn more?
For more details, please see the OSD EdTech Endorsement overview document where you can find snap shot view of the whole program and find more information about core and elective requirements.