Full or Half-day Workshops

SOITA offers a variety of Full or Half-Day workshops. These workshops are held from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-4:00 PM in our lab in Dayton, Ohio. Whether you are looking to learn about the newest online tools and resources, find out how you can create engaging lessons, or move towards a collaborative, paperless classroom with Google Apps for Education, SOITA has a class for you! 

Thursday, June 20

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Teaching Tomorrow: Integrating AI Technologies into Your Classroom

Ready to transform your teaching and empower your students? This summer, dive headfirst into the exciting world of AI in education! This course is your launchpad to using cutting-edge AI tools, no prior experience necessary.

Get hands-on from the very first session! We'll go beyond simple introductions, guiding you through the creation of interactive lessons and even developing your own AI-powered assessments.

Brainstorm, collaborate, and ask all your burning questions. Leave this course brimming with confidence and practical strategies to harness the power of AI in your classroom.

Prepare your students for the future they deserve! Equip them with the skills and understanding necessary to thrive in an AI-driven world.

Don't miss this opportunity to shape the future of education! Enroll today!

Cost: $50

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Unleash your Inner Superhero with Video Editing!

Master the secrets of green screens, layers, and imported media in this power-packed 3-hour summer course. Learn how to create stunning digital content using WeVideo, and unlock the power to engage your students like never before. These skills are transferable to other platforms, making you a video editing pro!

Cost: $50 

Tuesday, June 25 

9:00 A.M. -3:00 P.M.

Cricut in the Classroom

The Cricut Explore Air 2 makes designing and creating simple! With the Cricut Design Space, you no longer even need extra cartridges! With this tool the creative possibilities are endless. Registration includes a Cricut Explore Air 2 and extra materials. Already have a Cricut but want to learn how to utilize it in your classroom makerspace. Bring it along and only pay for the workshop itself!

Thursday, June 27

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Google Slides

This beginner course will introduce you to Google Slides and explore its possibilities for use in the classroom. Participants will learn about Google Slides’ vast capabilities for creating interactive presentations and activities. This course includes a relaxed atmosphere, balancing instruction time and opportunities to create content that can be used the next day. 

Cost: $50

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Intro to Blockly Coding

Explore the basics of coding and computational thinking in this three-hour workshop using Code.org. Discover hands-on activities and resources to integrate coding in your classroom. Gain confidence in teaching coding concepts to students of all ages, fostering creativity and problem-solving skills for the digital age. This class is geared toward teachers of elementary students or students who have never coded before. 

Cost: $50 

Thursday, July 11

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Get Creative with Canva

Join us and unleash your inner designer with Canva! Canva is an online design tool that allows you to use its intuitive interface and vast collection of templates, fonts, and icons to create a variety of content. In this workshop you'll learn the ins and outs of designing with Canva, designing Google Classroom banners, classroom decor, student activities, GIFs, and more!

Cost: $50

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Let's Get Pixelated - Google Sheets Pixel Art

Pixel art offers a great opportunity to introduce students to spreadsheets in an interesting way, while also providing teachers an opportunity to wax nostalgic about their old Atari and Nintendo games. Using just Google Sheets and a bit of creativity, anyone can make an engaging activity that will have their students excited to be working with spreadsheets. In this class, we will explore everything from setting up your spreadsheet to create simple pixel art and paint-by-number activities to employing conditional formatting to build self-checking assignments. Join us as we look at spreadsheets through a fun new pixelated lens.

Cost: $50