K-12 Schedule

8:00
eSchool: The New TAC - Jessica Moorman
Teacher Access Center is getting a facelift! New Navigation! New Screens! New Toys! This session will review the basics of looking up your students, entering attendance, and using the new features in Teacher Access Center. Additionally resources to help you with advanced features such as the gradebook will be discussed. HIGHLY recommended for current and new users of Teacher Access Center.
Room 140

Google Drive: The Basics - Kerry Townsend
Tired of attaching files, never to know which is the most current? Interested in having access to files on your iPad / Smart Phone / PC ?  Do you want to learn how to get instant feedback from students about what they do / don't know?  If so, this session is for you!  The basics of creating and accessing Google Drive files (Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, Presentations, Folders) will be discussed.
Room 105


9:15
eSchool: The New TAC - Jessica Moorman
Teacher Access Center is getting a facelift! New Navigation! New Screens! New Toys! This session will review the basics of looking up your students, entering attendance, and using the new features in Teacher Access Center. Additionally resources to help you with advanced features such as the gradebook will be discussed. HIGHLY recommended for current and new users of Teacher Access Center.
Room 140

Google Apps (Intermediate-Advanced) - Jeff Cochran, Patrick Sasser
So you have a Google account, now what? Log in and learn to manage, share, and collaborate with Google apps. Use forms to collect and analyze data. Try out some advanced tricks.
Room 142

Are you distressed as we near the extinction of Google Reader? Have no idea what the heck Google Reader is?  Come to this session on managing RSS Feeds or, all those things from the Internet that you like to read and keep up with.  Come hear how tools such as Feedly or Flipboard can not only enhance your personal reading life, but can be used in the classroom as well.
Room 105

New Teachers: Get your iPad - Ken Koster, Julie Nichols (1.5 hour session)
New Teachers Get your iPad : Any new teacher in the district that has been through the summer welcome and has not received their teacher iPad will go through the basics of set-up, usage, navigation and Apple ID creation. 
Room 113


10:45
Intro to Blackboard - Jeff Cochran, Patrick Sasser
CPS is moving to Blackboard. Check out this session to learn the basics for getting started in the new Blackboard Learning Management System.
Room 142

#GetConnected - Jayme Pingrey, Dena Rice
Tweets, posts, likes, & sites; what do these mean for you, your profession, and your school? Come learn about how Twitter, Facebook, & Google Docs can be used to share information and stay connected personally and professionally.
Media Center

In this session, teachers will learn about high quality resources purchased by CPS for teacher and student use as well as a few high quality free web resources.  Resources covered:  Gale Opposing Viewpoints, Gale Biography in Context, EBSCOHost Student Research Center, Discovery Education Videos, AP Images, Library of Congress, and more.  
Room 105


12:00
Link in with Lync - Jessica Moorman, Erica Douglas
What is Lync? Lync is a district tool that you will see on your computer starting in the fall. This tool will allow you to send an instant message to anyone in the district, attended and present meetings from your computer, and collaborate with people across the hall, or across the world!
Room 140

SMART Notebook is a powerful instructional tool for all grade levels. This interactive session will show you how to get started using SMART Notebook. You'll have time to play around with the tools to create resources to use in your classroom.
Room 105