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Summer Teacher PD Course Descriptions






Basic Google Slides-  “Talk” (90 minutes)

Instructor: Faigy Ravitz    Monday, August 3,  1:00 p.m. EDT

Learn the basics of Google Slides create simple google slides presentations to help you teach remotely and face to face. (Prerequisite: basic knowledge google drive, how to access and create new documents.)


Intermediate  Google Slides- “Sing” (90 minutes)

Instructor: Faigy Ravitz  Monday, August 10, 3:00 p.m. EDT

Learn more things you can do with Google Slides to supercharge and engage your students. (Prerequisite: basic knowledge of slides, how to access and create new slides.)


Basic-Moving into your Google Classroom (75 min) 

Instructor: Seth Dimbert  Monday, August 3, 4:00 p.m. EDT  

Moving into a new classroom is always exciting... and a little nerve-wracking. This session, presented by a certified Google trainer, will cover the basics on how to set a Classroom for the first time. We will cover a tour of the facilities as well as where to post assignments, how to share resources, ways to personalize the experience, and strategies for setting your students up for success in the new, digital space.


Intermediate- Making Google Classroom Dance (90 min)

Instructor: Seth Dimbert   Thursday, August 6 4:00 p.m.

You're comfortable in Google Classroom... but are you ready for more? Let's talk about Gradebooks, Rubrics, and Originality Reports as well as add-ons, extensions, and third-party tools that will turn you into a Classroom Guru. We will cover ways to differentiate your assignments, conduct formative assessments, and leave a paper-based workflow behind.


Remote 4 (75 minutes)

Instructor: Faigy Ravitz Tue. August 4, 3:00 pm EDT or  Mon. August 10, 11:00 am

Focus on Pedagogy!! Every effective online lesson will have four primary components. Learn how to design and deliver your student-centered lesson so that your students are engaged and will learn and grow.  


Basic Teaching Remotely With Zoom (75 minutes)

Instructor: Faigy Ravitz Friday, August 28, 11:30 a.m. EDT

Zoom is a business tool. Learn how to adjust the settings so that it is an effective teaching tool. Focus on security, scheduling and classroom management 

Intermediate-Bitmoji Shmitmoji (60 minutes)

Instructor: Faigy Ravitz Thursday, August 6, 1:30 p.m EDT

Are you ready to join the Bitmoji Craze? Learn to create and use Bitmoji’s in virtual classrooms.  (Prerequisite: basic knowledge google drive, how to access and create new documents.)


Intermediate-Zooming is a Two Way Street (75 minutes)

Instructor: Faigy Ravitz Wednesday, August 5,1:30 p.m. EDT

Tips and Pedagogy. Practical tips to engage your students. Ideas for an interactive classroom while everyone is on mute.





When will I get a link to the class?

The link and instructions will be sent to you the day before the scheduled class. 


Can I join more than one class?

Because of great demand, we only allow participants to register for one class and to waitlist for a second class.


Which grade is the training geared to?

Unless otherwise noted we have participants from all grade levels join the same class. The instructor gives lots of examples so that everyone can learn together. 


Is there a fee to participate?  

Training is complimentary for staff employed at CIJE member schools. If you are not employed at a CIJE member school there is a fee of $50.00 per class. This fee is non-refundable.


Who can I contact if I have more questions? 

Please contact Faigy


Are the classes recorded? 

No, the classes are not recorded