Fall 2014 Classes

In-Person Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number Units
Google Docs McGriff Sat. 10/4 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC066B01 0.5 Sign Up
Google Docs is taking over your world. Google docs offers online apps similar to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Draw, but they are collaborative, cloud-based, and free. Thousands of people have revolutionized their work by using G-docs in powerful and innovative ways.
iPads in Education TBD Sat. 10/11 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC097.01 0.5 Sign Up
This course demonstrates how tablet technology can dramatically impact student learning. Participants will explore the use of the iPad with its wealth of applications that can reflect the Common Core Standards and classroom content. This hands-on class provides practice and opportunities for practical lesson design and assessment. Although a limited number of classroom iPads are available, bring your own iPad if you have one.
Adobe Photoshop I Davis Sat. 10/18 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC073A01 0.5 Sign Up
Unleash the power of Photoshop. Designed for hobbyists, professionals, teachers and students, this introductory course will enable you to improve pictures quickly and easily with your own digital dark room. Adjust colors and contrast, work with selections and layers, use touch-up tools, work with text, crop, resize, save for web and print, and maximize workflow with techniques to process multiple images. These simple techniques provide a foundation for digital imaging.
Creating Educational Web Sites I/ Google Sites Brumbaugh Sats. 11/1 & 11/8 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC076A01 1 Sign Up
Participants will explore Google Sites as a tool to make a website interactive and learning focused. Topics include presentation, audio, video, and embedding social media tools into a site. Elements of good website design and ideas for creating engaging websites will be addressed.
Adobe Photoshop II Davis Sat. 10/25 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC073B01 0.5 Sign Up
Have even more fun with Photoshop! Learn more time-saving techniques to fine-tune image color and contrast enhancements, construct images that tell stories, paint with the paint tools, create layouts, format text, apply special effects, while applying best practices of graphic design principles. This course is also designed for hobbyists, professionals, teachers and students. All levels welcome!
MultiMedia in the Classroom Caringella Sat. 12/6 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC080B01 0.5 Sign Up
Participants will learn how multimedia tools can be used to support the Common Core State Standards by providing flexible paths for students to construct knowledge and present it in digital environments.  A variety of multimedia tools will be examined.  Participants will also learn how students can build a multimedia project that demonstrates their learning.
Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age II/ Social Media Brumbaugh Sat. 12/13 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC98B01 0.5 Sign Up
Social medial is all around us in our daily lives. Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram are all rich sources of information, but we also hear about how these sources of information have been used in negative ways by students in schools. This course is designed to provide you with a set of tools and guidelines to help you use Social Media to enhance your professional skills and to model appropriate use for your students. By the end of the course you will be able to use Social Media to connect with educators around the world, communicate and collaborate with other classrooms and your community.

Online Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number Units
Designing Web-Based Learning Projects Ullah Online 10/27 – 12/12 LINC067.01W 1 Sign Up
This course is for educators or anyone who wants to discover online project design that promotes inquiry-based student learning and smart use of the web for research and Web tools. The course provides guidance in developing web-based projects with focus and purpose, and aligned with the Common Core standards requiring students to synthesize information by completing a challenge task. Use of webquests in the iPad classroom will also be explored.This course specifically addresses the following ISTE NETS*T: 1 (a, b); 2 (a, b, c, d); 3 (a); 4 (a, b); 5 (a, b, c, d)
Designing Learning-Centered Instruction Ullah Online 10/27 – 12/12 LINC057.01W 1 Sign Up
Educators will examine the learner-centered approach to teaching in order to create transformative experiences for students. Educators develop the skills and conceptual knowledge for instructional design and creating student-centered learning activities that meet Common Core and content standards. Topics addressed include how learning happens, the role of educational technologies in student engagement, and effective modifications to existing instructional material. Following the learner-centered classroom guidelines, educators will create a multidisciplinary unit of instruction that is aligned to teaching standards and include both formative and summative assessments.
Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age TBD online LINC098.01W 1 Sign Up
This course explores the role of technology in student-centered learning environments. You will create a design plan for a technology-enhanced learning lesson, project or activity and use collaborative online technologies to support group work and feedback and develop evaluation methods for the course project.
Photoshop Overview Davis Online 10/24 – 12/12 LINC073.01W 1 Sign Up
This course is designed for educators (K-14) and includes hands-on experiences that demonstrate the effective integration of technologies and 21st century skills for teaching and learning with any standards based curriculum. Emphasis is given to developing effective student-centered projects or activities using appropriate educational technologies.
Illustrator Overview Davis Online 10/24 – 12/12 LINC073H01W 1 Sign Up
Learn simple illustration techniques for print and web projects. Adobe Illustrator makes professional quality illustration and design so easy! In this class you will learn how to create simple and complex designs with shapes, special effects, custom pattern, brush styles, textures, and more! You will make full use of typography and brush styles to create your own original artwork, graphic designs and layouts.
Creating WebQuests Britt Online 10/24 – 12/12 LINC076C01W 2 Sign Up
This course focuses on the strategies and techniques used to design and develop rich, interactive web searches, called WebQuests, for instructional purposes. WebQuests are web-based, curriculum-based challenges that include student resources and activities and requires students to transform information into a new form. Participants will analyze and evaluate WebQuests for depth of content, level of engagement, curriculum standards, and meaningful learning outcomes through the lens of 21st Century teaching and learning skills. The culminating course project is the design and development of a WebQuest.