Summer 2021 Professional Development Offerings

  • Google Certified Educator - Level 1
    Joanna Carroll, Instructor - July 12 - 14, 2021  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Level 1 focuses on Google Tools at a foundational level. It is perfect for the educator who would like to learn how to integrate technology into the classroom. We will explore the basics of Google Workspace(formerly G Suite) to increase professional learning, efficiency in the classroom, and student learning and creativity. Participants have the option to take the Level 1 exam at the end of the training to become Google Level One Certified. The cost of the exam is $10.  

    Google Certified Educator Level 2
    Joanna Carroll, Instructor - July 26 - 28, 2021  8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Google’s Certified Educator Level 2 focuses on meaningful and creative ways to integrate the 4Cs in the classroom.The Level 2 Certification Exam focuses on a deeper understanding of how the Google Workspace tools integrate with each other.  Participants have the option to take the Level 2 exam at the end of the training to become Google Level Two Certified. The cost of the exam is $25.


    Using Green Screen
    Christina Gardner, Instructor - July 7, 2021  8:30 - 11:30 AM

    Do you want to help your students create fun projects using green screen technology?  This is the class for you.  You will learn how to use the green screen, both on iPads and Chromebooks.  We will work on cutting and pasting scenes together, layering digital images and creating projects.


    Making an Assignment Google Friendly
    Christina Gardner, Instructor - July 21, 2021  8:30 - 11:30 AM

    We will be working in Google Slides to transform those documents you love into Google assignments.  You will learn how to use the snip it tool, create drag and drops, add flip cards to an assignment and so much more.  We will be creating Google assignments using backgrounds, tables vs text boxes, and other friendly Google tips.


    Follow the link on the left - Professional Development Registration - to sign up now.  Space is limited.  You must attend all sessions.  



Please contact Director of Human Resources Joe Franklin with any questions.

Welcome District Staff

Course Approval and Salary Lane Change 2020 - 2021

Full Color Posters

  • Full Color Posters are Now Available!

    We have 2 sizes and 2 paper qualities to choose from:

    • Medium Size – Heavyweight White Paper (approx 17 x 24) $3.00 each
    • Regular/Large Size – Heavyweight White Paper (approx 24 x 34) $4.00 each
    • Medium Size – Regular White Paper (approx 17 x 24) $2.00 each
    • Regular/Large Size – Regular White Paper (approx. 24 x 34) $3.00 each

    NEW ORDER FORM - Color Poster Order Form

    These posters can be laminated once you have them printed.

    Contact the Tech Center with questions.

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Ongoing Grant Opportunities

Group/Company Website
ALA Association for Library Service for Children Professional Service
Awesome Foundation
Farrell Family Foundation Grants
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation Toolbox for Education Grants
Reiman Foundation Grants Accepts proposals any time for education-focused projects.
Toshiba America Foundation Accepts grades 6 - 12 science and math teacher applications for grants of $5000 or less.

grants with deadlines

Company/Group: Website: Deadline:
NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants Applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15.
Thank America's Teachers Grant Program August 30
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Grants November 6
Kids in Need Foundation September 30

Internet Safety Curriculum

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee