SOITA News


SOITA Closed Friday, April 18th

posted Apr 16, 2014, 5:29 AM by Caryn Rupert


SOITA's offices will be closed April 18th for Good Friday. We will reopen Monday, April 21st.   
If you need to contact SOITA, please email SOITA@soita.org.

Have an iPad but not sure how to use it in your classroom? Bring it to us!

posted Apr 11, 2014, 11:44 AM by Caryn Rupert

SOITA offers iPad workshops for everyone!

Upcoming iPad Workshops:


The Common Core Standards present a new challenge for educators. Let us help you align your instruction to these standards while integrating the iPad’s revolutionary technology into your classroom. Join us as we explore iPad apps that support the Common Core Standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening and Language, all while simultaneously meeting the embedded Media and Technology requirements! Participants will receive a $50 iTunes gift card to download apps right away.



Bring your iPad to this hands-on workshop to explore how it can become a versatile instructional tool.  You will receive the Reflector Software (PC/Mac) which will allow you to wirelessly mirror and project your iPad. Join us as we learn about apps that will help you manage your classroom, assess student work, interact with your class, and create instructional media.  These topics and strategies work well in an one iPad classroom. Participants will receive a $50 iTunes gift card to download apps right away.  

Learn How to Create Your Very Own Website with Google Sites - May 6th @ SOESC

posted Apr 11, 2014, 11:39 AM by Caryn Rupert

Class Title: Creating Free Websites with Google Sites

Description:
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!

Class Type: One-Day Workshop

Prerequisites: None

To Register Online Click Here

Course Information:

Instructor: Caryn Rupert

Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Session Length: 5 Hours


Click here for current enrollment/available seats.

Cost:
Member Non-Graduate Credit: $150.00

Non-Member Non-Graduate Credit: $300.00

Not sure if your school or district is a member? Click here!

Note: Only $150 in SOITA PD Vouchers may be used to pay for this class. Click here to learn more about PD Vouchers.

Looking for the Latest & Greatest Online Tools for You and Your Students? Check Out Our Tech Tools for Teachers Class at MVECA on April 24th!

posted Apr 11, 2014, 11:36 AM by Caryn Rupert

Description:

One of the biggest obstacles for teachers is time! Wouldn't it be great to have some tools to help maximize your productivity and engage your students? This will share resources and tools including standards-aligned lesson search engines, worksheet, quiz, and rubric generators, social bookmarking, and free web 2.0 tools. 


Class Type: One-Day Workshop

Prerequisites: None

To Register Online Click Here

Course Information:

Instructor: Caryn Rupert

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Session Length: 5 Hours

Location: MVECA

Click here for current enrollment/available seats.

Cost:
Member Non-Graduate Credit: $150.00

Non-Member Non-Graduate Credit: $300.00

Not sure if your school or district is a member? Click here!

Note: Only $150 in SOITA PD Vouchers may be used to pay for this class. Click here to learn more about PD Vouchers.

Don't Miss Out on Our Upcoming TeleTechs!

posted Apr 11, 2014, 11:34 AM by Caryn Rupert


Endeavoring to stay up-to-date with technology can be difficult. Our TeleTechs make it simple. TeleTechs are delivered by SOITA's highly qualified instructors via video stream and feature a variety of topics.



Upcoming TeleTechs:



What are the latest must-have gadgets?  Join us to discover a variety of gadgets, software, and websites that would make your life as an educator more productive and more fun!






Need help understanding the Admin Console & settings for your Google Apps for Education Domain?  Administering Google Apps for Education can be confusing and overwhelming.  Learn about various services and the customization that can be done for your school or district.  






Math is about more than just numbers - It’s an important life skill that we use every day! Apple’s revolutionary iPad offers fun, engaging, and effective methods for teaching a variety of concepts. Whether your students are working on number sense or geometry, the iTunes Apps Store is the place to find apps that will get your students excited about Math!







Looking for a way to automate mundane or repetitive tasks? Google Apps Script provides easy ways to automate tasks across Google Products. The best part? You don't have to be a computer programmer to get started using Google Apps Script! Automate male merges, sending grades, and sharing contacts. Participate in this session to learn how to get started using Google Apps Script.




To Register for Any of Our TeleTechs Online Click Here

Daydreaming About a Paperless Classroom? Don't Miss Our Upcoming TeleTech! - April 9th

posted Mar 31, 2014, 6:44 AM by Caryn Rupert

Make the Move to a Paperless Classroom Using Google

Description:


Many schools and districts are encouraging teachers and students to go paperless, whether for economic and environmental reasons, or simply to embrace the emerging online learning culture. A paperless classroom sounds like a grand idea - imagine no longer lugging papers, binders, and projects back and forth! While moving towards a paperless classroom can present some issues, Google offers easy to implement solutions. Whether you’re looking for a way to share content, a place for students to turn in work, assessment tools, or a “home” for your online classroom, Google has the perfect tool for you!

 TeleTech session is video streamed meaning you can watch it directly on your computer screen, your iPad or Android tablet, your smartphone, or connect it to a projector for the entire staff to watch.  Sessions will have a chat feature where you can ask questions directly to the instructor.  Once you are registered for a topic, the main contact will be emailed a user name and password for that day which can be distributed to all of the staff in a building or across the whole district. For more information please visit our PD4U site.




To Register Online Click Here

Video Stream Information:

Instructor: Caryn Rupert

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Times:
2:35 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
3:45 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.


Cost:

SOITA Member Price: $50

Non- SOITA Member Price: $100

If you are planning on registering for numerous TeleTechs, you may want to read about how our PD Savings Bundle could save your district thousands of dollars!

Thinking About Purchasing a New iPad? Register for Our LWI/LWI Workshop - April 8th!

posted Mar 31, 2014, 6:42 AM by Caryn Rupert

Description:


Apple's iPad presents limitless possibilities in education for both students and teachers alike. Never before has there been a device that is so easy to use and at the same time flexible enough to fill a wide variety of roles within the classroom and the central office. Whether consuming or creating new content, connecting to the web, or collaborating across the globe, the iPad has and will continue to change the way educators teach and students learn. During this introductory class on the iPad, participants will learn the basics of using the  iPad, examine some of the fantastic apps in the iTunes store, and begin to develop ideas on integrating its use into their classrooms. Prepare to be astonished by what Apple's iPad can offer you AND your students!




Class Type: LWI/LWI

Prerequisites: None

To Register Online Click Here

Course Information:

Instructor: Katie Poeppelmeier

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Session Length: 5 Hours

Location: SOITA's Labs in Franklin, Ohio

Click here for current enrollment/available seats.

Cost:
Member Non-Graduate Credit: $730.00

Non-Member Non-Graduate Credit: $880.00

Not sure if your school or district is a member? Click here!


Note: Only $150 in SOITA PD Vouchers may be used to pay for this class. Click here to learn more about PD Vouchers.


Additional Information/Notes From the Instructor

If you currently have an Apple ID that you would like to associate with the iPad you will receive in this class please come with both the Apple ID and password.

There is Still Time To Register for Friday's iPad Apps for Language Arts & Common Core @ MVECA!

posted Mar 31, 2014, 6:39 AM by Caryn Rupert

Description:

The Common Core Standards present a new challenge for educators. Let us help you align your instruction to these standards while integrating the iPad’s revolutionary technology into your classroom. Join us as we explore iPad apps that support the Common Core Standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening and Language, all while simultaneously meeting the embedded Media and Technology requirements! Participants will receive a $50 iTunes gift card to download apps right away.


Participants will receive a $50 iTunes gift card to download apps right away.  

Class Type: LWI/LWI

Prerequisites: Participants must be familiar with either iPad, have an iTunes account,  and bring their own iPad to the workshop with them. iPad must be updated with the latest operating system. 

To Register Online Click Here

Course Information:

Instructor: Caryn Rupert

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Session Length: 5 Hours

Location: MVECA

Click here for current enrollment/available seats.

Cost:
Member Non-Graduate Credit: $200.00

Non-Member Non-Graduate Credit: $350.00

Not sure if your school or district is a member? Click here!

Note: Only $150 in SOITA PD Vouchers may be used to pay for this class. Click here to learn more about PD Vouchers.


Additional Information/Notes From the Instructor

Be sure to come with your iPad, iTunes account and password!

Interested in Windows 8 or Microsoft's Surface Tablet? Check Out Our April 1st TeleTech!

posted Mar 13, 2014, 6:32 AM by Caryn Rupert

Description:


Get Windows on the go with the Windows Surface RT Tablet. This device is thin, light and designed for touch using the modern Windows 8 OS. Check out built-in apps, like Mail, People, Messaging, Photos, SkyDrive or download more from the Windows Store. With an all day battery life and Microsoft Office Home & Student RT pre-installed, it could be just the tool you or your students need!

Each TeleTech session is video streamed meaning you can watch it directly on your computer screen, your iPad or Android tablet, your smartphone, or connect it to a projector for the entire staff to watch.  Sessions will have a chat feature where you can ask questions directly to the instructor.  Once you are registered for a topic, the main contact will be emailed a user name and password for that day which can be distributed to all of the staff in a building or across the whole district. For more information please visit our PD4U site.

To Register Online Click Here


Video Stream Information:

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Instructor: Caryn Rupert

Times:
2:35 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
3:45 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.


Cost:

SOITA Member Price: $50

Non- SOITA Member Price: $100

If you are planning on registering for numerous TeleTechs, you may want to read about how our PD Savings Bundle could save your district thousands of dollars!

Creating Lessons with SMART Notebook Software Rescheduled for April 8, 2014

posted Mar 3, 2014, 8:33 AM by Caryn Rupert

SOITA's workshop Creating Lessons with SMART Notebook Software has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
See details below.

Description:

Spend the day learning various ways to create engaging lessons using the SMART Notebook Software.  We'll spend time looking at various techniques and ideas you can use in your classroom.  Time will also be spent trying out some of the available resources and tools you may not be using.





Class Type: One-Day Workshop

Prerequisites: SMART Board Familiarity

To Register Online Click Here

Course Information:

Instructor: Deb Tschirhart

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Session Length: 5 Hours

Location: SOITA's Labs in Franklin, OH

Click here for current enrollment/available seats.

Cost:
Member Non-Graduate Credit: $150.00

Non-Member Non-Graduate Credit: $300.00

Not sure if your school or district is a member? Click here!


Note: Only $150 in SOITA PD Vouchers may be used to pay for this class. Click here to learn more about PD Vouchers.

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