SOITA News


Interested in Our Content for Students Programs, but Don't Have the Equipment?

posted Aug 20, 2014, 1:00 PM by Caryn Rupert   [ updated Aug 20, 2014, 1:03 PM ]

SOITA is currently looking for schools/teachers to help us pilot a new delivery method for our Video Conferencing Programs! No video conferencing equipment necessary. All you need is a webcam, microphone, and a screen to view the program on.

During this pilot we are featuring two of our popular Content for Students programs, Kids Rock! and Place Value and Number Sense:
Kids Rock! A Look at Rocks

Grade Level:  3-4
Subject Area:  Science
Description:  Want to learn some fun facts about rocks?  In this session students will make observations about different types of rocks, and learn how they are formed.  We’ll also look at how different rocks are used.
 Place Value and Number Sense

Grade Level:  2-3
Subject Area:  Mathematics
Join us for a fun way to learn and review place value concepts.  Students will explore whole numbers, review place values up to the ten thousands, and work with base-10 blocks. 

Deploying Google Apps for Education? Let SOITA Help!

posted Jun 30, 2014, 12:51 PM by Caryn Rupert


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!

Attend SOITA's Tech Tools for Teachers Grad Class and Stay Up-To-Date on All the Latest and Greatest Online Resources! - July 23-24

posted Jun 30, 2014, 10:58 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: Two-Day Grad Class

Prerequisites: None

To Register Online Click Here
Download Registration Form

Course Information:

Instructor: Caryn Rupert

Date: July 23-24, 2014

Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Session Length: 6.5 Hours/Day, 13 Hours Total

Location: SOITA's Labs in Franklin, OH

Click here for current enrollment/available seats.

Cost:
Member Non-Graduate Credit: $300.00

Non-Member Non-Graduate Credit: $600.00

One Semester Hour of Graduate Credit from the University of Dayton: $175.00

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

Graduate Credit Form (If applicable)
Note: Only $150 in SOITA PD Vouchers may be used to pay for this class. Click here to learn more about PD Vouchers.

Getting Started with Google Apps? Come to Our GAFE Mini-Camp July 22-23

posted Jun 30, 2014, 10:56 AM by Caryn Rupert

Description:

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



Class Type: Two-Day Mini-Camp
Prerequisites: None

To Register Online Click Here
Download Registration Form

Course Information:

Instructors: Katie Poeppelmeier

Date: July 22-23, 2014

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Session Length: 6.5 Hours/Day, 13 Hours Total

Location: SOITA's Labs in Franklin, Ohio

Click here for current enrollment/available seats.

Cost:
Member Non-Graduate Credit: $300.00

Non-Member Non-Graduate Credit: $600.00

One Semester Hour of Graduate Credit from the University of Dayton: $175.00

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.

Considering a Chromebook? Check Out Our Chromebook LWI/LWI on July 15th

posted Jun 30, 2014, 10:51 AM by Caryn Rupert

Description:

While you may have heard of Google's Chrome browser, have you heard about Chrome OS?  Chrome OS is Google's browser-based operating system.  The idea is simple: If we spend ninety percent of our time on the web, why not just go straight to the web and skip all the stuff in-between?  The web you say, but will I ever get anything done?  Easy.  The Chrome Web Store provides thousands of "web apps";  applications that run in your browser.  From photo editing to creating great looking presentations, its all here and its all free!  During this class participants will receive a Google Chromebook, learn about the Chrome OS operating system, browse the Chrome Web Store for useful applications and extensions, and discover how Google and Chrome OS can save you and your school a tremendous amount of time and money.

Class Type: LWI/LWI
Prerequisites: Participants should have a Google account.

To Register Online Click Here

Course Information:

Instructor: Katie Poeppelmeier

Date: July 15, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Session Length: 5 Hours

Location: SOITA Labs in Franklin, Ohio

Click here for current enrollment/available seats.

Cost:
Member Non-Graduate Credit: $400.00

Non-Member Non-Graduate Credit: $550.00

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.

There's Still Time to Register for July 10th Google Forms & Spreadsheets Workshop!

posted Jun 30, 2014, 10:48 AM by Caryn Rupert

Description:

Sheets in Google Drive allow teachers and students to organize and analyze information in one place. With advanced tools for sorting, formatting, creating charts, and entering formulas, shared, online spreadsheets can be used in a variety of settings. Forms work with Google Sheets, allowing you to quickly and easily create an online survey or quiz and send it to students, parents, teachers, or staff, and keep track of the answers in one spreadsheet. Learn the basic Google Sheet features and how to create, customize, and publish forms. There are so many ways sheets and forms can be used at school, come find out how you can begin integrating this cool Google Tool!



Class Type: One-Day Workshop

Prerequisites: None

To Register Online Click Here

Course Information:

Instructor: Katie Poeppelmeier

Date: July 10, 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.

Need Grad Credit? SOITA's Got You Covered!

posted May 19, 2014, 9:04 AM by Caryn Rupert


Whether you are working to renew your license or are simply looking for in-depth instruction on some of the best educational tools and resources out there, SOITA's Graduate Credit classes are a great option. Graduate Credit courses are taught over the course of two days with participants leaving with knowledge and skills that can be applied in the classroom immediately. Each class is worth one semester hour of graduate credit which can be purchased from the University of Dayton for $175. 

Click Here to View Grad Class Offerings






Custom PD by SOITA - Let Us Bring the PD to You!

posted May 19, 2014, 8:13 AM by Caryn Rupert   [ updated May 19, 2014, 9:08 AM ]



District Going Google?
Rolling Out New Devices?
Looking for High-Quality PD for Your Staff?

Call SOITA!

Don't forget, SOITA can bring the PD to you! We specialize in delivering professional development tailored to the needs of your staff. All of our classes and workshops can be held at your school, including our Learn With It/Leave With It workshops. Yes, we'll even bring the equipment! 

Looking for something specific? Call SOITA at 937.746.6333 or email Suzie@soita.org
We would love the opportunity to work with you to create a custom PD plan!

SOITA's Summer 2014 Workshop Schedule is Here

posted May 19, 2014, 8:04 AM by Caryn Rupert


SOITA is offering a variety of workshops at multiple locations. Whether you're looking to increase your knowledge of Google, get your Blizzard Bags ready for next winter, or simply catch up on all the latest and greatest online resources, SOITA is the place for your summer PD. Register today!

Click Here to View the Summer 2014 Workshop Schedule


SOITA is Offering Summer Workshops at the Southern Ohio and Auglaize County ESCs!

posted May 19, 2014, 7:55 AM by Caryn Rupert   [ updated May 30, 2014, 6:33 AM ]



Click Here for Directions More Information
Southern Ohio ESC Workshops:
Two-Day Grad Class:

Tech Tools for Teachers 
Auglaize County ESC Workshops:
One-Day Workshops:

LWI/LWI: Teaching with an iPad

Intro to Google Drive

Two-Day Grad Classes:

Google Apps for Education Mini-Camp

Creating Class Sites & Blizzard Bags with Google Sites

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