Winter 2017 Classes

In-Person Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number CRN Units
Google Classroom Staff Sat. 1/21 & 1/28
9 am to 3:00 pm
LINC095C 31860 1.0 Sign Up
Does your school district use Google Apps for Education? Google Classroom is the quick and easy way to distribute, collect, grade and communicate back with students and their families.
3D Design and Printing Tognetti Sat. 1/28 & 2/4
9 am to 3:00 pm
LINC080 32138 1.0 Sign Up
This course will introduce educators to 3D design and printing. Students will develop a detailed understanding of 3d design techniques, considerations and tips to run successful projects in their own classroom. Students will have significant time to learn the capabilities of different 3D software applications, which will culminate in printing their own small designs on a 3D printer.
Integrating the 4C’s into your Classroom Blass Sat. 2/4 & 2/11
9 am to 3:00 pm
LINC098 31862 1.0 Sign Up
This course can assist you in developing the communication, collaboration, creation and critical thinking skills in your students and help them to take ownership of their own learning. Emphasis will be placed on developing strategies to engage students and technologies that teachers can use to support and monitor student creation and collaboration.
Integrating Chromebooks into your Classroom Tognetti Sat. 2/11
9 am to 3:00 pm
LINC96B 31863 0.5 Sign Up
This course is designed for teachers who have access to Chromebooks in their school. What are the best ways to integrate Chromebooks into your class and how can you get the most out of your Chromebooks, whether you have them everyday or once a week.
Pinterest in Education Staff Sat. 2/25
9 am to 3:00 pm
LINC81A 31920 0.5 Sign Up
There is a wealth of great ideas for your classroom in Pinterest, but do you know how to find the best ‘pins’ and create boards for you and your students to have as online resources? This class will show you how to have great online bulletin boards using Pinterest.
Google Drive Heumann Sat. 3/11
9 am to 3:00 pm
LINC68B 31864 0.5 Sign Up
This course will provide you with the foundation of using Google Drive in your classroom and with your students. As part of this course, you will learn the basic functions of the apps in the Google Drive suite, as well as, how to add third party applications to Google Drive from the Chrome Web Store.
Infographics in Education Cavada Sat. 3/18
9 am to 3:00 pm
LINC80B 31865 0.5 Sign Up
Infographics is the synergy of information and statistics represented in a graphical format. Within this course, learners will be presented with several free tools where they can create their own infographics for class and the skills to lead their students through an infographics lesson.
Screencasting from Mobile Devices Cavada Sat. 3/25
9 am to 3:00 pm
LINC86A 31866 0.5 Sign Up
This course will provide you with the skills to create video content from all of your mobile devices, including iPads, Chromebooks, Android tablets, and smartphones. Device specific apps will allow you and your students to capture video, edit it within your mobile device and publish it to the web.

Online Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number CRN Units
iPads in Teaching and Learning Staff 1/17 – 2/3 LINC97A 31938 1.0 Sign Up
This overview course is designed for educators, trainers, and instructional designers who want to develop and integrate iPad technology into the classroom or training environment. Participants in the class will explore and practice using iPad technologies and apps; analyze and develop instructional materials and/or student lessons. The driving question for this class is: how can we use iPads in the classroom or training environment to create for students the most powerful learning experiences aligned with standards?
Open Educational Resources Ullah 2/6 -2/24 LINC90B 31868 1.0 Sign Up
Overview of Open Educational Resources (OER) and the use of free public domain materials for teaching and learning. It aims to build participant’s knowledge and skills to find, adapt, re-purpose and create accessible OER for use in education and training environments. Course topics include OER terminology, OER quality, copyright and fair use issues, sources and repositories of public domain materials in various disciplines, technical issues regarding accessibility, and uses of Creative Commons. Participants will explore and analyze: OER tools and standards available to develop, organize and disseminate content; public domain learning materials; searching techniques for identifying public domain learning materials; professional collaboration strategies; and criteria for assessing the suitability of public domain learning materials for use various disciplines. Participants will either create a lesson, activity, or training module that incorporates OER or create an OER for an identified purpose. This is a great complimentary course to be taken WITH LINC 050F, or can be taken alone.
Communicating and Connecting in Educational Environments Simkins 2/27 – 3/17 LINC90A 31869 1.0 Sign Up
For educators and trainers to develop basic skills in creating synchronous or asynchronous “webinars”, web based seminars. This course will use software tools and systems, such as CCC Confer, Adobe Connect, WebEx, or others. Students will incorporate video, media, slide presentations and Internet resources to create short webinar content for educational or training applications.
Adobe Photoshop Overview Cavada 2/6 – 2/24 LINC73 31870 1.0 Sign Up
What an impact professional quality images make! Tell your story. Share beauty, meaning, and creativity. Adjust colors and contrast, use touch-up tools, work with text. Maximize workflow with techniques to process multiple images. These simple techniques provide a foundation for digital imaging. Learn everything you need for publication for any media on any platform.
Adobe Illustrator Overview Cavada 2/6 – 2/24 LINC073H 31871 1.0 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.
Internet Essentials Cavada 2/24 – 3/17 LINC066 31872 1.0 Sign Up
This course will provide you with a foundational knowledge of how the Internet works and how it has evolved from its beginnings until today. Advanced search strategies and ethical use of the Internet in educational settings will also be covered.
Chromebooks in Education I Tognetti 2/10 – 3/3 LINC96B 31873 0.5 Sign Up
In this course, you will learn the basics of using a Chromebook and how it is different than a computer or any other Internet connected device. Emphasis will be placed on how to manage your Chromebook and how you add new tools and applications to your Chromebook to make it a valuable tool in any setting.
Chromebooks in Education II Tognetti 3/3 – 3/24 LINC96C 31874 0.5 Sign Up
This course extends the learning from the Chromebooks in Education I course and provides resources to create images, video and other creative content using your Chromebook. You will also learn about some of the amazing tools that Chromebooks have built in to share content with your students quickly and easily.
Chrome Browser in Education Ullah 2/24 – 3/24 LINC67 31875 1.0 Sign Up
The Chrome browser allows you to supercharge your online experience, providing access to lots of free tools which will allow you to perform many functions like screencasting and getting webpages which are easier for students to read. Additionally, there are plenty of other Chrome Web Apps, which you can connect to your browser to make it easier for you and your students to be productive.