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  1. Technology Toolbox Series: Flipgrid
    This course is a great way to learn how to get started in Flipgrid with your students. As you progress through this course, you will complete assignments and quizzes. After completion, your assignments will be graded. You must score at least 70% to receive credit. Once grading is complete, you will get a completion email confirming your success.
  2. Technology Toolbox Series: Digital Choice Boards - Support For School Closure
    This course is a great way to learn about digital choice boards that give students the ability to tap into multiple intelligences and learning styles. Choice boards are graphic organizers that have a variety of squares with an activity for students to practice a concept, create, or collaborate with each other that allow them to choose how they learn. This technology tool is great to increase student engagement, student ownership, and differentiate learning.
  3. Technology Toolbox Series: Screencastify
    Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome. It allows you to record a browser tab, your whole desktop or your webcam. You can also embed your webcam in the corner while you're recording a tab or your desktop.Participants will learn how to record lessons, share it with students, and features within Screencastify to take teaching to the next level.
  4. Early Head Start PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  5. Special Education PLC (ECSE-12)
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with region 16 personnel and other special education teachers!
  6. Foreign Language/Fine Arts/PE (6-12) PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  7. Secondary CTE (6-12) PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  8. READ Grant PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are participating in the READ grant. This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  9. High School Social Studies PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  10. High School Science PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
Upcoming Sessions
  1. AHOY! A Pirates Take at a Cellular Digital Breakout
    Come join the crew and solve a cellular problem before you have to walk the plank. In this online course, participants will complete 10 activities that will lead them to clues to save them from walking the plank. These activities showcase Texas cell standards (4.ABC). After experiencing this online session, participants can easily convert for classroom use by using the breakout events as templates.
  2. G/T Online: Administrator/Counselor Training
    In this course, you will learn about the nature of gifted students, identification measures to find the gifted, and program options that meet their needs. You will also learn what is required by Texas law for gifted students and what best identification and program practices should be followed. The objectives will be met through online research and examination of district information and practices. This course is aligned to the Texas State Plan for the Education of the Gifted/Talented Students and meets Texas state requirements for 6-hour G/T administrator and counselor training.
  3. G/T Online: Designing Curriculum for G/T Students 19-20
    In this course, you will learn about innovative and practical ways to design appropriately challenging curricula for gifted students and about the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) for gifted students. You will contribute ideas to group discussions, share your own experiences, and research related information. You will take a 10-question test at the end of the course. This workshop meets the state mandate (19 TAC 89.2(1) specifically Section 4.1.1C of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students for teachers working toward the state required 30 hours of training for gifted educators.
  4. G/T Online: Differentiating Instruction for G/T Students 19-20
    In this course, you will learn about traditional methods of reaching gifted students as well as newly developed methods. You will learn what differentiation truly means and what it should look like for gifted students. You will also learn what is required by Texas law for the design of curricula for gifted students and what best instructional practices should be followed. You will contribute ideas to the discussion board, share your own experiences, and research related information. You will take a 10-question test at the end of the course. This workshop meets the state mandate (19 TAC 89.2(1) specifically Section 4.1.1C of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students for teachers working toward the state required 30 hours of training for gifted educators.
  5. G/T Online: Foundations of Gifted Education 19-20
    In this course, you will learn how we defined giftedness and served gifted students in the past, and how that past has shaped our present legal and conceptual understandings of giftedness. You will contribute ideas to the discussion board, share your own experiences, and research related information. You will take a 10-question test at the end of the course. This course is aligned to the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and meets state requirements for 6 hours of G/T credit.
  6. G/T Online: Nature and Needs of G/T Students 19-20
    In this online course, you will learn about the cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics of gifted students. You will contribute ideas to group discussions, share your own experiences, and research related information. The objectives will be met through online research, investigation of district information and practices, and discussions. You will take a 10-question test at the end of the course. This workshop meets the state mandate (19 TAC 89.2(1) specifically Section 4.1.1C of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students for teachers working toward the state required 30 hours of training for gifted educators. This workshop highlights often seen characteristics and behaviors of gifted students for classroom teachers and others new to the field of gifted education.
  7. G/T Online: Research Skills for G/T Teachers 19-20
    In this course, you will learn research skills and how to teach them to G/T students. You will learn ways of selecting research topics, how to ask provocative questions about their topics, how to create a research proposal, methods of conducting research, analysis and synthesis of data, and ways of presenting research results. You will learn how to teach your students to do all of these research activities. Learning ways to coach students at each stage of the research process, so that students become more self-reflective about their own thinking, is an integral part of the course. Objectives will be met through online research, engaging in other research-related activities, and practice in coaching students through simulated student/teacher encounters in each course section. Course content aligns with the Texas Performance Standards Project. This course is aligned with standards set forth in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) §110.45. (14) (A–G) and meets state requirements for 12 hours of G/T credit.
  8. G/T Online: Setting Standards for Success of G/T Students 19-20
    In this course, you will learn more about using assessment to measure student growth and the quality of a district's services for gifted students. You will learn about the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) and how districts can use this project to ensure that gifted students are showing academic and personal growth. You will also learn how district services are helping gifted students reach the goals established in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students. You will contribute ideas to the discussion board, share your own experiences, and research related information. You will take a 10-question test at the end of the course. This workshop meets the state mandate(19 TAC 89.2(1) specifically Section 4.1.1C of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students for teachers working toward the state required 30 hours of training for gifted educators.
  9. GT Online: Identification and Assessing the Needs of G/T Students 19-20
    In this course, you will gain understanding of how to implement Texas law and the State Board of Education rule concerning the assessment and identification of gifted and talented students. You will also learn about methods of assessment that help accurately identify the needs of the gifted students in a district. You will contribute ideas to the discussion board, share your own experiences, and research related information. You will take a 10-question test at the end of the course. This workshop meets the state mandate (19 TAC 89.2(1) specifically Section 4.1.1C of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students for teachers working toward the state required 30 hours of training for gifted educators.
  10. Online Google Level 1 Educator Certification Course
    This course is for intermediate to advanced users! Participants need to have experience working with Google products. In this training you will experience challenges that will help prepare you for the Google Educator Level 1 Exam. After the training you will need to register and take the exam. The exam will take 3 hours to complete. The exam fee for level 1 is $10. Region 16 will not be responsible for paying for the cost of your exam.
  11. Online Google Level 2 Educator Certification Course
    This course is for intermediate to advanced users! Participants need to have experience working with Google products. Participants are encouraged to have passed Google Level 1 prior to this training. In this training you will experience challenges that will help prepare you for the Google Educator Level 2 Exam. After the training you will need to register and take the exam. The exam will take 3 hours to complete. The exam fee for level 1 is $25. Region 16 will not be responsible for paying for the cost of your exam.
  12. Paraprofessional Training
    This online course will help lay a foundation for paraprofessionals as they work toward “highly qualified status” according to the requirements of No Child Left Behind. This course includes three components: Reading, Writing, and Math. Participants will work through activities before taking an evaluation in each of the components. Upon receiving a passing score of 70 or above on each of the 3 evaluations, participants will receive 6 continuing professional education (CPE) credits for the session. Districts make the final determination of “highly qualified status” for all paraprofessionals according to their Board Policy.
  13. ParaPros Make the Difference
    Paraprofessionals are often utilized as the facilitator for special education services, but may not have the appropriate training to fill this important role. This training clarifies the role of the paraprofessional, gives a basic look at the student who receives special education services, strategies for in-class assistance and collaboration with the special education and general education teachers.
  14. Be Internet Awesome Digital Citizenship By Google
    Be Internet Awesome is a program from Google that aims to help kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world. It includes a robust classroom curriculum, resources for parents, and Interland, an adventure-packed game for kids. In this online training you will explore the 5 fundamental elements designed to help students stay safe on the internet!
  15. Orientation to the Texas Education Code for New Board Members
    This training is designed for new school board members. It is an orientation to the Texas Education Code.
  16. Google Classroom - Basics and Beyond
    This course is a great way to learn how to get started in Google Classroom with your students. Google Classroom is an online website and application accessible from mobile devices, laptops, and desktops that allows teachers to create classes, distribute assignments, and send feedback to students. As you progress through this course, you will complete assignments. After completion, your assignments will be graded. You must score at least 70% to receive credit. Once grading is complete, you will get a completion email confirming your success.
  17. Google Fundamentals - Docs
    This course is for beginners learning the basics of G-Suite. Google Docs is a free application created by Google which allows users to create and edit files online and offline while collaborating with others.This course is a great way to get started in creating documents that allow for collaborating and student involvement. As you progress through this course, you will complete assignments. After completion, your assignments will be graded. You must score at least 70% to receive credit. Once grading is complete, you will get a completion email confirming your success.
  18. Google Fundamentals - Drive
    This course is a great way to learn the basics of Google Drive with your students. As you progress through this course, you will complete modules and a scavenger hunt. After completion, your assignments will be graded. You must score at least 70% to receive credit. Once grading is complete, you will get a completion email confirming your success.Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Google Drive allows users to store files on their servers, synchronize files across devices, and share files. Files created and edited through the suite are saved in Google Drive.
  19. Google Fundamentals - Forms
    This course is for beginners learning the basics of G-Suite. Google Forms is a survey administration app that is included in the Google Drive office suite. It is a tool that allows collecting information from users via a personalized survey or quiz. As you progress through this course, you will complete assignments. After completion, your assignments will be graded. You must score at least 70% to receive credit. Once grading is complete, you will get a completion email confirming your success.
  20. Google Fundamentals - Sheets
    This course is for beginners learning the basics of G-Suite. Google Sheets is a free, web-based program for creating and editing spreadsheets. It's similar to Microsoft Excel within Microsoft Office. As you progress through this course, you will complete assignments. After completion, your assignments will be graded. You must score at least 70% to receive credit. Once grading is complete, you will get a completion email confirming your success.
  21. Google Fundamentals - Slides
    This course is for beginners learning the basics of G-Suite.Google Slides is a presentation program included in G-Suite. Slides allows users to create and edit presentations online while collaborating with other users in real-time. This course is a great way to learn how to get started in Google Slides with your students. As you progress through this course, you will complete assignments. After completion, your assignments will be graded. You must score at least 70% to receive credit. Once grading is complete, you will get a completion email confirming your success.
  22. Kindergarten PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  23. Pre-Kindergarten/Head Start PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  24. Technology Toolbox Series: Screencastify
    Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome. It allows you to record a browser tab, your whole desktop or your webcam. You can also embed your webcam in the corner while you're recording a tab or your desktop.Participants will learn how to record lessons, share it with students, and features within Screencastify to take teaching to the next level.
  25. Special Education PLC (ECSE-12)
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with region 16 personnel and other special education teachers!
  26. Technology Toolbox Series: Digital Choice Boards - Support For School Closure
    This course is a great way to learn about digital choice boards that give students the ability to tap into multiple intelligences and learning styles. Choice boards are graphic organizers that have a variety of squares with an activity for students to practice a concept, create, or collaborate with each other that allow them to choose how they learn. This technology tool is great to increase student engagement, student ownership, and differentiate learning.
  27. (6-8) Middle School ELAR PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  28. (6-8) Middle School Math PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  29. (6-8) Middle School Science PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  30. (6-8) Middle School Social Studies PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  31. 1st Grade PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  32. 2nd Grade PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  33. 3rd Grade PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  34. 4th Grade PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  35. 5th Grade PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  36. Early Head Start PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  37. Foreign Language/Fine Arts/PE (6-12) PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  38. High School ELAR PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  39. High School Math PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  40. High School Science PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  41. High School Social Studies PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  42. READ Grant PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are participating in the READ grant. This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  43. Secondary CTE (6-12) PLC
    Join our Google Classroom to access resources and collaborate with other teachers who are in your grade level and are teaching your content! This is a great place to see what others are doing for instruction, post resources to support other teachers, and collaborate in order to provide the best instruction possible to all students!
  44. Technology Toolbox Series: Flipgrid
    This course is a great way to learn how to get started in Flipgrid with your students. As you progress through this course, you will complete assignments and quizzes. After completion, your assignments will be graded. You must score at least 70% to receive credit. Once grading is complete, you will get a completion email confirming your success.
  45. Marching Off The Map Online Book Study
    Based on the book, Marching Off the Map, this work will uncover insights and provide a "road map" of strategies for 21st century educators in guiding and inspiring today's students as they navigate their future in a new world. AND...you get to participate anywhere you have an internet connection! Each participant will receive a copy of Marching Off The Map as part of this book study.

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