Google Sites Class - December 8

posted Nov 13, 2015, 3:14 AM by Deb Tschirhart

Come learn how you can create your virtual classroom using Google Sites! Whether you are looking to improve communication with parents, provide resources for students or post assignments and activities for classes, clubs or calamity days, Google Sites can be tailored to suit your needs. Learn how to create Google Sites that take advantage of the many resources Google has to offer. Participants are asked to come prepared with an idea for their website as well as any media, images or documents they would like to include. Join us and bring your classroom into the 21st century!

Google Tools for Diverse Learners Workshop

posted Nov 6, 2015, 7:47 AM by Deb Tschirhart

Today’s classrooms serve a wide variety of students, requiring more, and more creative, instructional strategies than ever before.  Google Apps for Education offers schools a powerful system of tools to enhance student learning.  Some students need a little extra support to fully engage with the general curriculum, and there is a growing number of tools that make it possible to further address individual needs while maintaining high standards for all.

This workshop will demonstrate a variety of (mostly free!) tools that can be used to help students with diverse needs achieve success in the general curriculum, using their already-existing GAFE account.

Participants will see useful tools for common classroom barriers, have the opportunity to experiment with the tools that are demonstrated, and plan for implementation in the classroom. 

Getting Started with Google Apps? Come to Our Mini Camp October 28-29

posted Oct 10, 2015, 1:38 PM by Deb Tschirhart   [ updated Oct 10, 2015, 1:38 PM ]

These camps are designed for educators who are relatively new to using Google’s free apps. Emphasis will be on introducing the different apps and allowing participants to become familiar with each app, such as Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Forms, Sites, and more.

• 8:30AM - 4:00PM 

• Lunch on Your Own 

• Certificate of Attendance for 15 Hours

• Optional Graduate Credit May Be Purchased

Deploying Google Apps for Education? Let SOITA Help!

posted Oct 10, 2015, 1:33 PM by Deb Tschirhart

Whether your school/district is just deploying Google Apps for Education or you are simply looking for an opportunity to refresh your knowledge and find out what's new with GAFE, SOITA can provide the high quality hands-on training you need. Attend one of our Google Workshops or let us come to your school or district. SOITA's Google Education Trainers are available to present any of our workshop offerings, as well as working with you to develop a training custom tailored to the needs of your staff.
We Can Provide Training For:

  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Administrative Staff
  • Support Staff
Sample Topics:
  • Google Apps for Education Overview
  • Intro to Google Drive
  • Chromebooks
  • Gmail & Calendar
  • Google Forms & Spreadsheets
  • Google Sites
  • I Didn't Know Google Could Do That!
  • ...and Much More!
From Google Drive to Chromebooks, SOITA has you covered!
Email or Call 937-746-6333 to find out how SOITA help with your GAFE deployment.

Math is Spooktacular

posted Oct 10, 2015, 1:28 PM by Deb Tschirhart

Don’t let math spook you! Join us for this fun and festive program featuring Common Core Standards aligned problems and activities. Students will “Trick or Treat” with instructors, telling time, working through word  and geometry problems, and even learning a little bit about Halloween. Don’t miss out on this hair-raising, mathematical Halloween celebration!

Grade Level: 1-2

Subject Area: Math

To Register Online Click Here

Are You a Google Apps for Education Domain Admin? SOITA is Offering Workshops Just for You!

posted May 6, 2015, 1:06 PM by Caryn Rupert   [ updated May 6, 2015, 1:06 PM ]

This summer SOITA is offering a series of workshops specifically geared toward domain Admins. These courses are taught by Brian Dittfeld, Technology Director for Indian Valley Local Schools.  He is also an authorized Google Education Trainer and Google Certified Administrator.  Indian Valley Local Schools has 1:1 programs in grades 4-12 with a majority of those devices being Chromebooks.  They also have 200 GPFE tablets in their K-2 classrooms.  Indian Valley will be featured in an upcoming case study by Google on their successful implementation of Chromebooks and GPFE tablets in their school district.

See the flyer below for workshop details and register today!

Thinking About Joining SOITA? Check Out Our Member Benefits!

posted Apr 28, 2015, 6:26 AM by Caryn Rupert   [ updated Apr 28, 2015, 8:06 AM ]

SOITA Members receive numerous benefits including significant cost savings and access to high-quality professional development. 

Join today!

SOITA's Summer 2015 Workshop Schedule is Here

posted Apr 27, 2015, 10:24 AM by Caryn Rupert

This summer SOITA will be offering a variety of workshops at several locations including the brand new lab at SOITA's new location, 1205 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45402. Workshop titles feature everything you'll need to start the new school year fresh and ready to integrate new technology into your classroom. 

Sample Topics Include:
  • iPads - SOITA offers classes for both beginners and advanced users!
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google - Intro level, Google Mini-Camps, Google Education Trainer Camp, and now featuring Google Administrator & Chromebook/Device Mangagement Training!
  • Essential Web Tools for the Classroom
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Creating Instructional Videos for the Classroom
  • and many more!
Click Here to View the Complete Schedule
Register Today!

SOITA's Summer Workshop Schedule is Coming Soon!

posted Mar 27, 2015, 12:55 PM by Caryn Rupert

Keep an eye out for SOITA's summer workshop schedule. The 2015 summer schedule will offer a variety of one day workshops and graduate classes on topics ranging from anything and everything Google to Microsoft Excel! Let us help you start the 2015-2016 school year ready to incorporate new and exciting technology into your classes.

Need Graduate Credit This Summer? Let Us Help!

posted Mar 27, 2015, 12:48 PM by Caryn Rupert

Looking grad credit this summer? SOITA can help. SOITA will be offering a variety of Grad Classes this summer. You also have the option of combining hours from multiple SOITA workshops and purchasing graduate credit from the University of Dayton for $175 per credit hour. Keep an eye our for our summer workshop schedule or Contact Us for more information.

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