Winter 2015 Classes

In-Person Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number Units
Integrating Common Core Caringella Sat. 1/17 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC050B01 0.5 Sign Up
This course examines the effective integration of software technologies such as word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, online resources, online collaboration tools, etc., used for teaching and learning, specifically in the context of supporting Common Core State Standards. Participants will come away with a clearer understanding of how technology can be integrated into their curriculum as they implement the Common Core standards.
Google Docs Heumann Sat. 1/24 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC068B01 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.
Online Image Editing Tools Cavada Sat. 1/31 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC081A01 0.5 Sign Up
Effectively use digital images for teaching and learning or training with emphasis on free, online image resources and editing tools. Topics include finding images, criteria for choosing images, editing tools and techniques, and importing into any application. Students will design and develop a project using images such as collateral materials, presentations, print publications, photo galleries, web pages, video, slideshow, or animation.
Desktop Publishing Free Tools & InDesign Davis Sat. 2/7 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC072C01 0.5 Sign Up
This course provides hands-on experiences that demonstrate the effective integration of technologies for print communication. Emphasis is given to creating projects using In Design for desktop publishing. Learn to design page layouts, import, format, and edit text, import and arrange photos, while creating pages that incorporate professional graphic design elements.
Introduction to Chromebooks Brumbaugh Sat. 2/7 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC98B01 0.5 Sign Up
An intermediate course in educational technology in the classroom and extends the topics in LINC 98A for educators, trainers, and instructional designers who want to develop student-centered lessons for the classroom or training environment. Focuses on collaborative technologies that can be used for student group work and project sharing.
Share a Story with Multimedia! Davis Sats. 2/21 & 2/28 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC080.01 1 Sign Up
Explores the pedagogy and computer-based software tools used to effectively design and manage multimedia in the learning process. Looking at best design practices and hands-on experience with computer-based multimedia authoring tools will be used to produce a student-centered project, such as an audio book, animation, musical slideshow, video composition, or interactive presentation.
Online Web Design Tools Cavada Sat. 2/28 & 3/7 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC070B01 1 Sign Up
Covers more advanced topics of online Web authoring tools or services, such as good vs poor website design, building tables, using styles and addressing accessibility. Appropriate for application in educational, social, or business environments.
Social Media Marketing and PR Davis Mon. 3/2 & 3/9 – 6 pm to 9 pm LINC080B01 0.5 Sign Up
Explore storytelling with social media. Learn why social media is impacting vast audiences and how to use it for communication, collaboration and messaging. In this hands-on introductory class you will be given all the info you need to get up and running effectively with Facebook and Twitter. Learn how to expand your audience and provide them with compelling message experiences.
Google Sites Heumann Sats. 3/14 & 3/21 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC076B01 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 I Davis Sat. 3/21 – 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.

Online Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number Units
Photoshop Overview Davis Online 1/26 – 2/28 LINC073.01W 1 Sign Up
This course is designed for all who want to tell compelling stories with images. It is a basic overview that will teach you how to enhance photos and collage images to create beautiful artwork and interesting layouts. Learn to enhance color and contrast, fix damaged photos, select and move objects, work with layers, add text, add artistic effects with filters, and more!
ePortfolios Britt Online 1/26 – 2/28 LINC058A01W 1 Sign Up
Course demonstrates how to build an e-portfolio as an authentic assessment tool. Electronic portfolios can be used for student work as well as for teacher professional development. Reflective practice that deepens learning will be presented. Student e-portfolios will be examined and analyzed. Computer tools that enable students to create powerful e-portfolios will be examined.
Open Education Resources Ullah Online 1/26 – 2/28 LINC090B02W 1 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.
Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age Britt online 1/26 – 2/28 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.
Global Project Based Learning Ullah Online 1/26 – 3/25 LINC058.01W 2 Sign Up
Intended for educators (K-14) who want to develop understanding and competencies in using the 21st century skills strategy of global project-based learning to create powerful, culturally diverse learning environments. Teachers and students connect globally via Internet telecommunications software to work collaboratively on curriculum-based, real-world projects. Participants will create a project that engages students in learning curricular content.
Online Collaboration Tools Ullah Online 1/26 – 3/25 LINC090C01W 2 Sign Up
Features online collaboration tools for educational, business, or personal use. Explore different collaborative technologies and shared documents using the Internet with emphasis on how these tools can be integrated with curriculum and student projects; on more effective communication and collaboration for all participants; and on how these tools can be used for planning and evaluating projects.
Searching and Researching on the Internet Simkins Online 1/26 – 3/25 LINC066C01W 2 Sign Up
Intermediate course those who use the Internet for personal research in their work. Emphasizes using advanced search techniques that incorporate logical reasoning, critical thinking, essential questions, and inquiry-based learning to refine searches, maximize the advantages of different search engines, evaluate web sites for credibility, understand the legitimacy of search results, and use search findings ethically.