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Summer Teacher PD Course Descriptions






Intermediate- Game Show Classroom Grades 4-12 (75 min) Instructor: Faigy Ravitz

July 23, 2:00 p.m.EDT or July 28, 11:00 a.m. EDT

Learn to create online games to engage students and add fun to the remote classroom- Gimkit, Kahoot, Quizlet, Jeopardy and more.



Flying with SMART  Learning Suite (2 hours)  Instructor: Faigy Ravitz

July 27, 10:30 a.m EDT

Paid Subscription Required.

From Static to Interactive.

SMART Learning Suite is the one software for educators with interactive lesson delivery, collaborative workspaces, game-based activities, formative assessments and more.



Basic Google Slides- "Talk" (90 minutes)  Instructor: Faigy Ravitz

July 1, 11:30 a.m EDT 

Learn the basics of Google Slides. Create simple google slides presentations to help you teach remotely and face to face.


Intermediate- Google Slides- "Sing" (90 minutes)  Instructor: Faigy Ravitz 

July 14, 11:00 a.m. EDT or July 16, 2:00 p.m.EDT

Learn more things you can do with Google Slides to supercharge and engage your students.


It Adds Up! Teaching Math on Zoom Grades 1-5 (60 min)  Instructors: Lauren Grossberg and Zeva Adelsberg

July 2, 11:30 a.m EDT

Teaching Math on Zoom does not have to be so challenging! 

Learn from two classroom teachers who figured it out!



Intermediate- Twelve Seventy Five (75 minutes)  Instructor: Faigy Ravitz

July 13, 10:30 a.m EDT or July 22, 2:00 p.m. EDT

The best teachers have the best tools.

Meet 12 of Faigy’s favorite web tools to engage your students in less than 75 minutes.


Basic- Moving into your Google Classroom (75 min)  Instructor: Seth Dimbert

July 13, 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 Sing and Dance (90 min)  Instructor: Seth Dimbert

July 27, 4:30 p.m. EDT

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 assessment, and leave a paper-based workflow behind.


Intermediate No-Low Games Grades 1-5 (75 min)  Instructor: Faigy Ravitz

July 2, 10:30 a.m. EDT or July 15, 2:00 p.m. EDT

Fun games and interactive activities that use no technology or low technology. Tips and tools to create your own games.






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 two classes per series.

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 $25 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.