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Visit Our Website | SEPTEMBER 7, 2023
Volume 24, ISSUE 4

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CPSB Tech Classes for Fall 2023


Online Courses
Online courses are open for two weeks for participants to work through lessons and activities in Canvas or Teams. Once registered, a facilitator will reach out with instructions to participate. Teachers who complete a course will earn 4 Tech Points to trade for classroom technology. Learn more at www.cpsb.org/techpoints. 
Maximize Teaching & Learning with Classlink Launchpad - begins September 12th
Applying Minecraft EDU in the Classroom - begins September 26th
Promethean ActivPanel Versions 7 & 9 - begins October 10th
Microsoft Forms - begins October 24th
Reading Progress - begins November 7th
Microsoft Teams in the Classroom - begins December 5th

Webinars
Webinars provide information and the opportunity for support once information is shared. Once registered, a facilitator will add you to the Outlook event where the link to click to join when scheduled can be found. Those who actively particpate and remain engaged will earn 1 Tech Point to trade for classroom technology. Learn more at www.cpsb.org/techpoints. 
Apple Classroom: Turn Your Teacher iPad into a Powerful Teaching Assistant - September 14th 
Unlock the Educational Power in Minecraft EDU - September 19th
Using Lightspeed to Monitor Student Devices - September 21st
Canvas One Byte at a Time: Building Modules - September 26th
Reading Progress: Getting Started - September 27th
Canvas One Byte at a Time: Home Page & Settings - October 3rd
Spicing Up Your Canvas Pages - October 10th
Intro to Makerbot Sketch 3D Printer & Tinkercad - October 12th
Lessons on Demand: Screen Recording - October 17th
What’s New in Microsoft Teams for the Classroom - October 19th
AI’s Impact on Teaching & Learning - October 26th
Immersive Learning Adventures with ClassVR - November 1st
Microsoft Learning Accelerators - November 7th

Visit www.cpsb.org/techclasses or click HERE to register.


Learn how to use Pear Deck. 
Then, create a Pear Deck slide to use with your students to observe Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Month.
SEPTEMBER
social-emotional learning (SEL) month
In observation of  September as Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) month, learn how easy it is to use Pear Deck to support SEL in your classroom. Integrate it your classroom as described when it makes sense for you anytime this school year. Then, share for a chance to win a bag of teacher swag! Bag contains:
an assortment of teacher conference swag 
a Makerspace Experience voucher for a field trip or for your classroom
classroom posters
custom 3D printed teacher gift
Winners will be selected at random from all entries by the end of each month through May. Participate when you want, as often as you'd like for your chance to WIN!
3. Once in the presentation, click the … in the tool ribbon and select Pear Deck. 
When the Pear Deck pop-up shows up, you’ll either click the Let’s Go button or Login to sign in with your CPSB Microsoft credentials.
1. Go to Microsoft 365 either via Launchpad or through www.office.com and open the PowerPoint online app.  

2. Either open a presentation you'd like to add an SEL slide to or click Blank presentation to start one from scratch.
Pear Deck + Social-Emotional Learning 
This month, learn how easy it is to use Pear Deck to support social-emotional learning (SEL) in your classroom. Pear Deck is an add-on for Microsoft 365's PowerPoint Online. CPSB teachers currently have a premium district subscription.
win a bag of teacher swag!
Integrate Pear Deck to support SEL by following these steps.
4. Pear Deck has many templates from which to choose. For this activity, you’ll find and select SEL Templates. Once clicked, you'll be redirected to the Pear Deck Templates: Social Emotional Learning slide deck. Here, you'll have view only rights which means you'll need to select the slides you want to copy/paste into your presentation. Once you find the slide(s) you want to use with students, right-click on the slide from the preview window to select Copy. Then, return to your PowerPoint presentation. In the slide preview window, right-click to Paste the slide.
5. When you have copied all the slides you would like to use into your presentation, you are ready to click the Present with Pear Deck button to begin a session.
7. Your students are now ready can visit www.joinpd.com and enter the code provided. 
You can share your screen for them to follow the directions to join the session. As students share their responses from their own devices, you can view them on a second device or click the Show Responses button in the bottom of the screen.
8. When finished, click End. Name the session to be able to quickly find the responses in the Teacher Dashboard at a later time. Or you may choose to end the session without naming. The responses will still be available but may be harder to locate. 

9. Next, you'll be prompted to copy a link to the Reflect & Review where you can provide feedback to individual student responses. Copying the link and providing to students will let them view any feedback you give them.
 
10. Your Pear Deck Session History is available at https://app.peardeck.com/home where you can view all the sessions you've shared with students and access responses.  Resources and teacher support is also available.
6. Once Present with Pear Deck is clicked, you'll have the option to select the lesson mode to be either Student-Paced or Instructor-Paced. Select Instructor-Paced for this activity.
Pear Deck provides many other templates beyond SEL. It's easy for teachers to integrate in their presentations, and easy for students to join a session. With 1:1 student devices in the district, Pear Deck engages students and provides teachers with immediate feedback from students to help guide them through learning.  If you'd like a little more guidance or support before trying it in your classroom, schedule a one-on-one virtual meeting at your convenience with a facilitator at www.cpsb.org/bookme.
If you decide to conduct a Pear Deck SEL activity with students at any time this school year, take a few screen shots to submit in the form found in the Win a Bag of Teacher Swag OneNote notebook accessed with the QR code or by clicking HERE.

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