Winter Institute ~ Google Bonanza! Jan 6 & 7th, 2014 @ DO Boardroom
PVUSD Technology Services, in partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium, is pleased to bring you a Google Bonanza!
Learn how to access your PVUSD Google Apps account and take advantage of this incredible resource to be more productive. This 2 day workshop will start with the basics and progress to the more advanced features of Google Apps (docs, spreadsheets, presentations) and Google search.
Collaboration is a key skill in the 21st century (and in the Common Core standards). Using Google Apps, you and your students can collaborate together to increase critical thinking skills and content knowledge while improving writing, researching and communication. In the 21st century, more unique information is generated each year than in the previous 5,000 years combined. With the power of Google search, you will learn strategies to sort through it all efficiently and effectively.
Come learn to take your use of Google to the next level!!
A raffle for attendees will be held for a Classroom Resource 10-Pack of Chromebooks!!! 2 sets available to win!*
1 University Credit unit available through University of the Pacific for $60. Full attendance required. Registration available on site on Jan 7th.
What: Google Bonanza 2 day Technology Integration Winter Institute
When: January 6 & January 7, 9am-3pm both days
Where: PVUSD DO Boardroom. Register at www.pvusd.net/staffdev
Who: Katy Scott: instructor/educational technologist at Monterey Bay Aquarium; open to PVUSD teachers
Why: Learn to leverage the power of Google Apps in the Common Core classroom while increasing you and your students' technology integration skills.
* Eligibility rules to enter raffle: Must be present (on time and throughout) for both Institute dates and the raffle draw. Must be a valid, full time PVUSD classroom teacher. All equipment will remain the property of PVUSD.
Measure L Bond Innovation Grant- 2013
PVUSD Technology Services proudly announces the 2013-2014 Measure L Bond Innovation Grant recipient schools. This year’s grant will provide 6 PVUSD Elementary Teachers and their students with a class set of either iPads or Chromebooks that the students will use both at school and at home.
The purpose of this grant is to encourage innovative teachers to explore the capabilities provided by technology to transform their instruction and the students’ achievement beyond the walls of the classroom.
Congratulations to the following sites and their respective teachers and students:
Nov 7: 4-6 pm, DO Tech lab - Device handout to teacher and welcome meeting
Dec 4: 4-6 pm, DO Tech Lab - Transformational teaching with 1:1 devices overview and discussion
Jan 6 & Jan 7: 9am-3pm, DO Board Room -Winter Institute: Google Drive workshop (Parts 1 &2)
Jan 24 - 8am -3:30pm, DO Tech Lab- all day Google Workshop Part 3, iPad apps/Chromebook apps (sub coverage paid for by Tech dept)
Feb 26- 4-6 pm, DO Tech -iPad apps/Chromebook apps workshop
May 23- 4-6pm, DO Board Room - evening project showcase and celebration!
Technology Integration Cadres 2013-2014
In collaboration with the Santa Cruz COE and Smart Technologies, Technology Services is implementing 3 professional development cadres, elementary, middle and high, at the start of the 2013-2014 school year. These participating teachers have a SmartBoard and have access to a class set of (non-DNR) internet enabled devices such as iPads, laptops, or Chromebooks for at least 3 hours a week throughout the school year. 5 days of training throughout the school year are scheduled for teachers to be coached in effective strategies for guiding students with online research, discussions, and creation of digital projects addressing common core standards.
If you have any questions regarding the cadres or trainings please contact Harendra Goonetilleke (G) directly via email at email@example.com or 786-2409.
Model Technology Classroom Project 2011-2014
In partnership with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and PVUSD Technology Services, the Model Technology Classroom Program has equipped 6 classrooms in PVUSD with technologies such as SMART Boards, Voice Amplification systems, iPads, scientific probe-ware, document cameras and student responders. In addition to the technology, teachers are receiving professional development to assist them in integrating the technology in their classrooms and improving student achievement. The goal is to create model technology classrooms with a variety of instructional tools to help demonstrate to county educators and community members what a well-equipped classroom would look like and how well prepared educators could function within a classroom that was equipped with technology tools.
Past Technology Integration Grants
|School Year||Grant Name||Details||Recipients|
|2012-2013||Technology Integration Cadre Grant||In collaboration with the Santa Cruz COE and Smart Technologies, 3 professional development cadres of elementary, middle and high participating teachers with a SmartBoard and access to a class set of internet enabled devices (such as iPads, laptops, or Chromebooks) will receive 5 days of training on effective strategies for guiding students with online research, discussions, and creation of digital projects addressing common core standards.||Technology Integration Cadre|
|2011-2012||Technology Integration iPad Grant for Teachers||
Teachers are provided a new iPad and attend 5 District Technology trainings to increase their own technology proficiency and to integrate technology into their classroom curriculum.
|2011-2012||Technology Integration iPad Grant for Administrators||Administrators are provided a new iPad and attend 5 District Technology trainings to increase their own technology proficiency and to integrate technology into administrative processes and productivity.|
|2010-2011||Laptop Integration Grant: Mac||Teachers are provided a new macbook and receive 20+ hours of professional development on technology proficiency adn teachnology integration in the classroom curriculum.||20?|
|2009-2010||Laptop Integration Grant: PC||Teachers are provided a new macbook and receive 20+ hours of professional development on technology proficiency adn teachnology integration in the classroom curriculum.||20|