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FLORIDA ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION



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Engaging & Effective Live Online Presentations and Meetings

Free

with Tech Divas

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 12, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This is a four week, 24 hour online course that provides participants the knowledge and strategies needed to plan and facilitate online meetings, webinars, virtual classes, and live course delivery online using a web conferencing system. Topics include the basic steps to a successful online meeting, including tips for gauging audience interest, creating meeting "attention-grabbers," keeping the audience interested, crowd control tips and techniques, maintaining a proper meeting record and best practices!

Philosophy & Principles of Career and Technical Education

Free

with Paula Fugel

Calendar Next session starts Oct 13, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Nov 12, 2020

This is a 4 week online training program that is designed to familiarize new Career & Technical Educators with an overview of the history, philosophy and principles of CTE. The online training components include 3 live sessions and 4 weeks of content on the following topics:

Review & Reflect on your attitudes & philosophy of education and your role as a CTE teacher and how this will affect classroom instruction.

 

Participants are required to participate in all 3 of the live sessions. 

 

Full Course

Gamification: Play to Learn Online and In-Class Games

Free

with Tech Divas

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 2, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The newer generation of tech-natives have grown up in a world full of video games and augmented realities. Students are hungry for Gamification in their learning activities to provide a fun and engaging environment. This course will help educators learn to use the pedagogical power of games to increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. All teachers are designers. While most educators know what Gamification is and how it can increase motivation in their learners, adding gaming elements to their course can be challenging in terms of tools and time. Join us as we bring together some principles of game design and learning design to make learning irresistible and fun!

Classroom Management

Free

with Jodi Tillman

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 3, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course was designed for new Florida secondary career and technical education, but it is also open to any CTE teacher interested in classroom management strategies. The course content will be located on the Desire2Learn site, which is available to participants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sixty points will be awarded for successful completion of this course. The course is divided into five modules:

Participants must commit to attending all live sessions.

Standards Based Instruction: Designing Curriculum around Standards

Free

with Linda Cortelyou

Calendar Next session starts Nov 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This is the first course in a series designed for new Florida secondary career and technical education teachers, provided by the Florida Association of Career and Technical Educators and the Florida Department of Education.  It is also open to any Career and Technical Education teacher interested in reviewing standards-based teaching.  Sixty certification points will be awarded successful participants.

Course Description:  This course is designed to provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills required to effectively use the Career and Technical standards for the state of Florida, the Florida Standards, and the Common Career and Technical Core Standards. Participants will develop learning targets and prepare a curriculum map that clearly indicates understanding of standards-based instruction.

Course Meeting Dates:  Class content is located on the Desire2Learn site, which is available to participants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You may work in the course at any time:  day or night, weekday or weekend.  The live sessions will meet on Tuesday nights for six weeks, starting at 7:00 Eastern Time. 

Course Objectives and Outcomes:  Participants will

Participants must commit to attending all live sessions.

 

Full Course

All Things Google Part 2

Free

with Tech Divas

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 8, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

All Things Google (Part 2) is a 4 week, 24-point online course exploring more Google tools that can increase productivity and be used in education. A primary focus will be Google Classroom, a powerful tool that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate easily with their classes. It streamlines the process of going digital and moving toward a paperless classroom. Google Classroom integrates with the Google Apps explored in Part 1 and provides a more seamless educational experience.

Technology Update: What's New, Exciting, Fun, and Mostly Free

Free

with Tech Divas

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 16, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This is a 4 week, 24 point online banquet of the best instructional technology tools. The challenge of meeting the technological expectations of the digital generation with limited teaching funds is often brought up by education professionals. Teachers and administrators must know how to do more with technology than simply automate practices and processes. Which direction do you need to take? Sometimes you have a grant or leftover funds to spend (feast); other times you have to make do with almost nothing (famine). This course will cover some of the best technology tools for teachers and students. Some are free, some have fees, but all will make a big impact on the way you interact with your students and present your curriculum! We’ll cover learning management systems, web-conferencing tools, communication software, web-browsing, content creation/enhancement software, time management tools, Web 2.0 tools, Twitter, blogs, wikis, social networking, iPads and more!





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