Spring 2017 Classes

In-Person Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number CRN Units
Google Search Strageties Tognetti Sat. 4/22
9 am to 3:00 pm
LINC066A01 41988 .5
This course is designed to provide specific and specialized search strategies using Google based search indexes, including Google, Images, Scholar, and Books. The course will also show how search tools have been built into several Google Tools, including Docs and Slides.
Social Media in the Classroom Tolnai Sat. 4/29 9 am to 3:00 pm LINC080B 41989 1.0
Social media 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 connect with educators around the world, communicate and collaborate with other classrooms and your community.
Google Sites Staff Sat. 5/6 & 5/13
9 am to 3:00 pm
LINC070 41990 1.0
This course is designed to assist individuals in creating websites to deliver instructional content, develop online portfolios to showcase work products, or to provide connections to a variety of content hosted in other internet based services. The use of Google Sites, allows individuals who have access to Google Apps to quickly and easily bring in content created in all other Google services.
Google Documents Heumann Sat. 6/3
9 am to 3:00 pm
LINC098B 41992 0.5
An introduction to Google Docs, the free online word processing application in the Google office suite, which allows people to collaborate on a single version of a document. Google Docs is a powerful, easy to use application for teachers, students, groups, and organizations that want to share and collaborate with documents online. Participants will have hands-on experience creating, formatting, editing, saving, sharing, printing documents, inserting graphics, composing tables, and working collaboratively on a single document.

Hybrid Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number CRN Units
Slide Presentation Design Staff Sat. 6/10
9 am to 3:00 pm then online
LINC06401Y 41994 0.5
This is a short course for students, educators, and community members who want to develop the knowledge and skills to create effective and visually appealing slide presentations. This hands-on course uses software like, Keynote, PowerPoint, Prezi, or Google Presentations, however, primary emphasis is placed on applying visual literacy concepts. Additional topics include typography, inserting audio, applying animation/transition effects, and applying good presentation design.
Adobe Photoshop Overview Cavada Sat. 6/17
9 am to 3:00 pm then online
LINC073Y 41995 0.5
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 InDesign Overview Cavada Sat. 6/24
9 am to 3:00 pm then online
LINC072BY 41996 0.5
For anyone interested in print or web-based publishing. Adobe InDesign creates page layouts for multi-page brochures, tri-folds, flyers, newsletters, books, websites, and web-based publications with a professional quality. In this hands-on, overview course, students work with images, use guides and grids, set up master sheets and styles.

Online Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number CRN Units
Global Project-Based Learning Ullah 4/10 – 4/28 LINC058 41998 1.0
This course is for educators (K-12) 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.
Designing Learner-Centered Instructions Ullah 5/1 – 5/19 LINC057 41999 1.0
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 and Learning in the Digital Age Simkins 5/8 – 6/9 LINC098A 42001 1.0
This course explores current issues around technology, teaching and learning. Topics include understanding the “digital age”, technology tools for education, technology’s effects on learning, the role of the teacher, and the changing nature of the relationship between teacher and student.
ePortfolios Britt 5/8 – 6/2 LINC058A 42002 1.0
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.
Designing Web-based Projects Britt 4/24 – 5/19 LINC067 42003 1.0
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).
Integrating the 4C’s into your Classroom Blass 4/24 – 5/12 LINC098 42004 1.0
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.
G Suite for Education Staff 5/1 – 5/19 LINC066 42007 1.0
Experience the power of the many resources that Google has to offer teachers during this exciting online class. Your job can be made easier and your students’ learning more powerful when you learn to use the myriad free tools that Google offers. Become an efficient web searcher, create collaborative documents, spreadsheets, powerpoints, and online forms, make customized maps, mine the internet for presentations, images and online books! This class is very likely to change the way you teach!
Assessment Strategies for Technology Integration Blass 5/15 – 6/2 LINC095C 42009 1.0
The effectiveness of technology integration for teaching and learning. The content explores various assessment strategies for technology integration when applied to curriculum development, teaching, and student learning. Participants will create formative and summative assessments of how technology-infused instruction affects teaching practice and facilitates students’ use of technology to learn and communicate. Other content topics include 21st Century Skills, Common Core standards, and ISTE NETS standards.
Adobe Photoshop Overview Cavada 6/5 – 6/23 LINC73.01W 41995 0.5
TWhat 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.