SOITA News


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.  

Interested in Becoming a Google Education Trainer? Come to Our Summer Camp!

posted Feb 13, 2015, 12:21 PM by Caryn Rupert

Description:

These intensive camps are for people who are already users of Google Apps and are interested in becoming Google Apps Certified Trainers.  
• 9:00AM - 4:00PM 
• Breakfast & Lunch Included 
• Five Google Required Online Tests Included 
• Optional Chromebook May Be Purchased 
• Optional Hotel Stay May Be Purchased 
• Certificate of Attendance for 32 Hours 
• Optional Graduate Credit May Be Purchased

Class Type: 5-Day Trainer Camp, Graduate Credit Available

Prerequisites: Participants should be experienced Google Apps users desiring Google Apps EDU Trainer certification.

Online Registration Coming Soon!
To find our more or to register today call 937.746.6333 or email Suzie@soita.org
More Details coming soon!

Don't Forget to Visit SOITA at OETC 2015

posted Feb 10, 2015, 5:56 AM by Caryn Rupert

Visit us in 
Booth 239


Don't Forget to Check Out SOITA's Sessions:

Flip Your Staff Meeting: 
Administrators are being asked to support creativity and innovative teaching practices in their schools and one way to accomplish this is to model innovative practice. The Flipped Staff Meeting is an excellent way to make announcements, poll your staff to target professional develop needs, begin conversations, and empower teachers to drive decision making. In this class we will develop the definition of a Flipped Staff Meeting, look at activities which work well presented through the Flipped model and discover tools which support administrators looking to implement the Flipped model.

Using OneNote for Student Notebooks: 
Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook that provides a single place where you can gather all of your notes and information, with the added benefits of powerful search capabilities to find what you are looking for quickly. OneNote delivers the flexibility to gather and organize text, pictures, digital handwriting, audio and video recordings, and more — all in one digital notebook on your computer. Learn how to get started using OneNote and effectively mange information overload. The familiar look and feel of the Microsoft Office system makes it easy to start using the program right away!


Google Power Users Workshop:
 Sometimes the most helpful tips and tricks for using GAFE are overlooked simply because we're too busy. That's unfortunate because those tips and tricks can be just what we need to make things easier. Join us to find out about some of those little nuggets of information that will improve your workflow and efficiency. 


Curating and Editing Videos with YouTube: 
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!

SOITA's Winter/Spring 2015 Updater is Now Available Online!

posted Jan 16, 2015, 11:19 AM by Caryn Rupert

SOITA's
Winter/Spring 2015 Updater is now available to view online. Check out our workshop offerings, featuring some of the most exciting new tools and resources for your classroom.







Featured Titles:

I Didn't Know Google Could Do That!

Essential Web Tools for the Classroom

IPEVO Interactive Whiteboard System (2 Hours)

IPEVO Document Camera (2 Hours)

Tools & Resources for Your BYOD Classroom
April 27, 2015 - Description Coming Soon!

Apple iPad

LWI/LWI: Google Chromebook 

Google Apps for Education Mini-Camp (2-Day Camp)

SOITA has Moved!

posted Dec 17, 2014, 11:57 AM by Caryn Rupert   [ updated Feb 20, 2015, 8:38 AM by Deb Tschirhart ]

Visit us at our new location: 


1205 E. Fifth Street 
Dayton, OH 45402
(At the corner of E. 5th & Keowee)

We can still be reached at 937.746.6333

The SOITA staff looks forward to seeing you at a workshop in our new lab!



SOITA Will be Closed December 24-25, and January 1

posted Dec 17, 2014, 11:52 AM by Caryn Rupert



Our offices will be closed December 24-25, 2014, and Thursday, January 1, 2015
Happy Holidays!

Need Help Preparing for Ohio's New Online Tests? Don't Miss This Workshop!

posted Dec 17, 2014, 11:46 AM by Caryn Rupert

Testing can be stressful for both students and 
teachers, especially when it’s done in a new format. The new PARCC Assessment, using technology-enhanced test items, will look very different to students. This course will provide teachers with tools and resources to help their students with the tasks and technology used in the assessment. It will help your district successfully implement online testing, with a focus on PARCC and on student growth.

This training will be held at the Southern Ohio ESC as well as MVECA. Click the links below for more information:


Check Out SOITA's Workshops at the Southern Ohio ESC & MVECA!

posted Dec 17, 2014, 11:38 AM by Caryn Rupert   [ updated Dec 17, 2014, 11:42 AM ]


SOITA will be offering two workshops at the Southern Ohio ESC in Wilmington next semester! Don't miss out on these great classes!

Click on the dates below for more information.




Southern Ohio ESC Classes

Preparing Students for Ohio's New English and Math Online Assessments
Testing can be stressful for both students and teachers, especially when it’s done in a new format. The new PARCC Assessment, using technology-enhanced test items, will look very different to students. This course will provide teachers with tools and resources to help their students with the tasks and technology used in the assessment. It will help your district successfully implement online testing, with a focus on PARCC and on student growth.


I Didn't Know Google Could Do That!
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.




MVECA Classes

Excel iconExcel Level 2 
Are you ready to take your Excel skills to the next level? Learn how to analyze data in Excel with sorting, filtering, conditional formatting, and advanced functions.  Tips and shortucts will be shared so you can get the most out of this powerful software application.




Preparing Students for Ohio's New English and Math Online Assessments
Testing can be stressful for both students and teachers, especially when it’s done in a new format. The new PARCC Assessment, using technology-enhanced test items, will look very different to students. This course will provide teachers with tools and resources to help their students with the tasks and technology used in the assessment. It will help your district successfully implement online testing, with a focus on PARCC and on student growth.


Teaching with an iPad
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.

Registration for OETC 2015 is Now Open!

posted Oct 16, 2014, 8:08 AM by Caryn Rupert   [ updated Oct 16, 2014, 8:20 AM ]


Registration for the Ohio Educational Technology Conference, OETC, is now open. Don't miss out on a great opportunity to learn, share, and connect.

For more info, including pricing, Click Here.




Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215

February 10-12, 2015
Tuesday - Thursday
The Ohio Educational Technology Conference is the largest P-20 state educational technology conference in the nation. Each year, more than 5,000 educational technology professionals and enthusiasts come together to explore the forefront of P-20 learning and innovation in Ohio.

New Class: Preparing Students for Ohio's New English and Math Online Assessments - November 19th

posted Oct 10, 2014, 11:15 AM by Caryn Rupert

Description:
Testing can be stressful for both students and teachers, especially when it’s done in a new format. The new PARCC Assessment, using technology-enhanced test items, will look very different to students. This course will provide teachers with tools and resources to help their students with the tasks and technology used in the assessment. It will help your district successfully implement online testing, with a focus on PARCC and on student growth.

Teachers, Administrators and Staff Who Attend This Workshop Will Learn:

• how to prepare staff and what roles various staff members will play 
• why online testing skills are critical to our students’ success
• specific computer skills students must master to be successful
• how to schedule time for student practice

Class Type: One-Day Workshop

Prerequisites: None

To Register Online Click Here

Course Information:

Instructor: Katie Poeppelmeier

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Session Length: 5 Hours

Location: SOITA's Lab in Franklin, Ohio

Click here  for current enrollment/available seats.

Cost:
Basic Member: $125.00

Advantage/Comprehensive Member: $125.00

Advantage Member Superintendents & Principals: FREE

Comprehensive Member Superintendents, Principals, Tech Coordinators & Curriculum Directors: FREE

Not sure of your school or district's membership status?

Click here to learn more about SOITA's membership levels & benefits.
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

Should participants bring content, etc.

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