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Thinking About Joining SOITA? Check Out Our Member Benefits!

posted by Caryn Rupert   [ updated ]


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.

Check Out SOITA's New Content for Students Program - Let Freedom Ring: Memorial Day

posted Mar 27, 2015, 12:42 PM by Caryn Rupert

Program Description

Memorial Day provides us an opportunity to honor and remember those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Join us as we discuss the origins of Memorial Day, discover some little-known facts about the holiday, and express our gratitude for members of our military, past and present.

Grade Level: 3-5

Subject Area: Language Arts & Social Studies




To Register Online Click Here

Video Conference Details:
Date: Friday, May 22, 2015

Times Offered:
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Cost:
SOITA Members: $50.00

Non-SOITA Members: $100.00

Materials will be available before the video conference so your students can prepare for the session. They will interact directly with the instructor.

If you would like SOITA to present a session only to your class on a specific date at a time that fits your schedule, give SOITA a call at (937) 746-6333 to schedule your session. The cost for a private session is $75 for SOITA members and $150 for non-members. For a complete list of topics Click Here.

Join us as we "Celebrate Earth Day" - April 21 & 22

posted Mar 27, 2015, 12:39 PM by Caryn Rupert

Time Slots Are Filling Quickly!
Program Description

Once it’s gone, it’s gone!  People have the ability to protect, defend, preserve, or destroy other living things and the planet itself.  Our children are the future stewards of this world.  Join us as we discuss the importance of Earth Day and share ways we can care for our environment and our planet

Grade Level: 3-5

Subject Area: Science




To Register Online Click Here

Video Conference Details:
Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Times Offered:
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Cost:
SOITA Members: $50.00

Non-SOITA Members: $100.00

Materials will be available before the video conference so your students can prepare for the session. They will interact directly with the instructor.

If you would like SOITA to present a session only to your class on a specific date at a time that fits your schedule, give SOITA a call at (937) 746-6333 to schedule your session. The cost for a private session is $75 for SOITA members and $150 for non-members. For a complete list of topics Click Here.

The 2015 ITIP Ohio Summit Featuring Google for Education is May 14 & 15

posted Mar 13, 2015, 6:49 AM by Caryn Rupert



Don't miss out on this great opportunity to increase your Google knowledge and network with other educators using Google Apps in their schools!


All summit registrations include 
two days of Google-tastic events.

Early Bird - $170 per person through April 1
Beginning April 2 - $185 per person

https://sites.google.com/a/soita.org/ohio-gafe-summit/googlesummit/registration

**Online registration will close May 7**

Onsite Registration - $285 per person 

Teams of four or more from the same district on the same PO receive a 10% discount.  

Volunteering at the Summit 
Commit to at least two hours of volunteering 
and receive a $25 gift card and a t-shirt.  

Contact Dusty, Dusty_Miller@wgte.org, for 
additional information on volunteering opportunities. 



For Additional Information 
Visit the Summit Site:

Digital Learning Day is Friday, March 13, 2015!

posted Mar 12, 2015, 12:34 PM by Caryn Rupert

Ohio looks forward to celebrating the fourth annual Digital Learning Day, a national campaign to spotlight successful instructional practice and effective use of technology across the country.  This year, Ohio Ed Techs will hold a FREE virtual conference via Google Hangouts (and streamed live via YouTube) full of sessions highlighting great tools and resources for the classroom. 

The link to the live video stream will be posted at:
by 7:00 a.m. on March 13, 2015

For a complete list of sessions and descriptions, 
or visit the Ohio Digital Learning Day website linked above.


Don't Miss SOITA's Session:


Curating & Editing Videos with YouTube,  1:00 - 1:45
Caryn Kelley, SOITA
The YouTube Video Editor allows you to combine multiple videos and images, trim your video clips to custom lengths, add music from YouTube's library of approved tracks, and customize your clips with special tools and effects.  Join us as we learn how to use this simple, intuitive video editor, publish and share videos, and explore additional ways YouTube videos can enhance your instruction!

Don't Miss Out on These Great Upcoming Workshops!

posted Mar 11, 2015, 7:52 AM by Caryn Rupert


Whether you need CEUs or are just looking to learn something new, SOITA has a workshop for you! SOITA's Spring schedule is jam-packed with high-quality professional development opportunities. Join us for one of these great titles and begin implementing new technology in your classroom!


Exploring iPad Apps for the K-6 Classroom - March 20, 2015


Description: There are so many apps available that it’s hard to decide what to download.  We’ll look at a collection of noteworthy apps for the K-6 classroom that are worth considering. These will cover a variety of curriculum areas and grade levels.  You’re sure to find some apps you’ll want to install! 


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


Click Here for More Info




iPad Apps for K-8 Language Arts Standards - April 8, 2014



Description: Ohio's New Learning 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 New Learning Standards 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.  




I Didn't Know Google Could Do That! - April 14, 2014 @ SOESC in Wilmington, OH


Description: For many Google is their preferred search engine and Google Apps for Education is taking education by storm. However, Google has even more to offer! Join us as we explore some of Google’s lesser known tools and tricks from the fun and useful to the completely obscure.







Using YouTube to Enhance Instruction - May 6, 2015


Description: YouTube is an untapped gold mine of resources just waiting to be plucked by the
tech savvy educator. Discover how to effectively search for appropriate videos, create playlists, and upload your own videos to provide your students with hooks and discussion starters, remediation, and extension opportunities. In addition, we will explore the YouTube video editor and how to add annotations to your own videos to create interactive choose your own adventure stories. Be prepared to transform your classroom one video at a time.

SOITA's Open House

posted Feb 20, 2015, 9:00 AM by Deb Tschirhart

 
Join us Tuesday, February 24 to see our new office and lab!  We'll have refreshments and a treat for everyone who attends.  

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