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Summer 2015 Classes

Online Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number Units
Introduction to the Internet Simkins 7/13 – 8/9 LINC066.01W 1 Sign Up
Overview course that explores the educational, personal, and social benefits of the Internet. Participants will explore current Internet trends, tools, and technologies for information, communication, and collaboration. Participants will learn how to use the Internet more effectively and with a better understanding of the issues and dilemmas that surround life on the Web.
Designing Web-Based Learning Projects Ullah 7/13 – 8/9 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 search 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).
Open Education Resources Ullah 7/13 – 8/9 LINC90B.01W 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.
Illustrator Overview Davis 7/20 – 8/9 LINC073H.01W 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 patterns, 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.

 

Fall 2015 Classes

In-Person Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number Units
Google Documents McGriff Sat. 10/10 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC066B.01 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.
Adobe Photoshop I Davis Sat. 10/10 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC073A.01 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.
Screencasting McGriff Sat. 10/17 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC086A.01 0.5 Sign Up
This is a hands-on introductory course on video screencast production using free and industry standard editing software. Participants will create a basic screencast of a presentation.
Up and Running with Social Media Davis Sats. 10/17 & 10/24 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC090B.01 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.
Google Sites Heumann Sats. 10/24 & 10/31 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC070.01 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.
Chromebook Intermediate Brumbaugh Sat. 10/31 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC096C.01 0.5 Sign Up
This intermediate course builds on LINC 96B by developing activities, lessons, or experiments using hand-held devices in education or training settings. Provides hands on experience with hand-held devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, iPods, etc.
MultiMedia in the Classroom Brumbaugh Sat. 11/14 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC080B.01 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.
Flipped Classroom Cavada Sat. 11/14 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC98A.01 0.5 Sign Up
An Introduction to Flipped Learning in the classroom. We will take a look at the pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space. We will learn how to utilizing technology to implement a blended learning method that frees up class time for collaborative activities by shifting lectures out of the classroom and on to the internet. You will develop the instructional skills and technical skills necessary to create and deliver lessons via web-based videos to students at home.
iPads in Education Brumbaugh Sat. 12/5 – 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.
Compelling Messaging for Social Media Davis Sat. 12/5 – 9 am to 3 pm LINC66A.01 0.5 Sign Up
Overview course that explores the educational, personal, and social benefits of the Internet. Participants will explore current Internet trends, tools, and technologies for information, communication, and collaboration. Participants will learn how to use the Internet more effectively and with a better understanding of the issues and dilemmas that surround life on the Web.

Online Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number Units
Introduction to the Internet Simkins 9/28 – 10/26 LINC066.01W 1 Sign Up
Overview course that explores the educational, personal, and social benefits of the Internet. Participants will explore current Internet trends, tools, and technologies for information, communication, and collaboration. Participants will learn how to use the Internet more effectively and with a better understanding of the issues and dilemmas that surround life on the Web.
E-Portfolios Britt 9/28 -10/26 LINC058A.01W 1 Sign Up
This course is for educators, students, and professionals who want to design and implement electronic portfolios. After examining best practices, using an appropriate online tool, participants will design and post a portfolio plan and implement one entry.
Integrating 21st Century Skills into Instruction Ullah 10/12 – 12/12 LINC059.01W 2 Sign Up
Intended for educators at all levels (K-12, college) and trainers of any discipline to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to create instructional experiences integrated with 21st Century skills, such as critical thinking, creativity and problem solving, collaboration, and communication. Participants will examine the skills that business and industry determine important for new employees to know in order to succeed in a 21st Century global economy. Participants determine the importance of integrating 21st Century skills into their courses, analyze their curriculum content and instructional strategies to determine which 21st Century skills they currently teach and which additional skills can be integrated. The final course project is a lesson, unit, or project that requires the participants’ students or trainees to use 21st Century skills.
Designing Learning-Centered Instruction Simkins 11/2 – 11/30 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.
Adobe Photoshop Overview Davis 11/2 – 11/30 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.
Adobe Illustrator Overview Davis 11/2 – 11/30 LINC073H.01W 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.