Professional Learning

  • Microsoft Innovative Educator Teacher Academy, October 2018

    Hall County graduated our first cohort of Microsoft Innovative Educators (MIEs) October 2nd and 3rd. 53 Hall County educators, representing 22 schools in the district, earned their MIE badge. MIEs use Microsoft tools in the classroom and have learned the fundamentals of applying technology in education. This is the first step on an exciting journey of joining a professional network of enthusiastic educators who come together to learn, share, and grow.
    Participants learned about: Microsoft Office 365, Forms (Surveys & Quizzes), OneNote, and the Educator Community and self-training opportunities online.

    Not Able to Attend?

    Network with your BLaST members to learn about future training opportunities (check out our calendar on the home page). Consider working with one of your above colleagues to learn more about the opportunities available to Hall County educators through their Windows 10 operating systems on their teacher laptops. Learn how you can become an MIE! You can work independently to gain this recognition., online and at your own pace.

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  • Canvas Training offered through the 2018-19 School Year

    The subscription service of live webinars on Canvas topics offered this summer – Canvas Training –  has been extended through this school year! The training is live webinars with question and answer is staffed by Canvas experts who can help gain a deeper understanding of Canvas. This subscription now runs now to June 30th. This will continue as a link under the Help menu in Canvas. If you want to sign up now, please follow the directions below:
    • Visit the Training Account Creation. page and sign up for an account using your district email
    • After creating your account, log into the Training Portal.using your newly created credentials
      • For faster access, click ?/Help on the far left ribbon and select Canvas Training.
    • You should now see a calendar of available training sessions which you can sign up for at any time
    • Our Getting Started in Subscription Training Guide. (below) explains our different training series, as well as the recommended training curriculum for a variety of roles (admin, K12 instructor, support etc.)
    • To explore the full listing of our training offerings and download training agendas, please see our Offerings Space
    Learn about Canvas Training:

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  • Welcome New Teachers!

    The eLearning group was honored to meet our newest employees on the second day of New Employee Orientation 2018-2019 at the Academy of Discoveries. Teachers in elementary were able to spend more time exploring than 6-12 teachers, but all teachers were exposed to the important components of educational technology in our district. This is the presentation delivery by eLearning:

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  • Summer 2018: Level up your Blended Learning Classroom

    In our third year of a Blended Learning June offering, we are excited to have funding for 150 Hall County teachers to receive a $450 stipend upon successful completion before June 22nd. This year we are able to further customize the participant experience. To “level up” your Blended Learning classroom participants select and collect 100 points. Canvas Beginners please plan to attend one 3-hour face-to-face Canvas training session on May 30th (AM or PM) as part of your course requirements. Sign up via Catalog. If you are on the Wait List, please be patient and remember to check your email through the first week of the course for any openings!

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  • 2016 Summer Blended Learning Content Development

    May 23 Update: Enrollment increased to 52. We are pleased to invite you to a June 2016 online course via Canvas where we develop online content to complement your face-to-face instruction this fall!2016 Summer PL Listing Set your own leveled goals for creating Blended Learning Content within Canvas. Work with eLearning Specialists within Canvas LMS to have content ready for start of school. Successful participants earn $450 stipend.

    Audience: K-12 Hall County teachers

    Format: Online; Canvas course and synchronous sessions as needed

    Facilitators: Danica Pruitt, Penny Christensen, Greg Odell

    Participants: Sign up via Catalog,  limit 45, first come – first served

    1. Level set their current level of course completeness:
      1. Beginner Goals
      2. Intermediate Goals
      3. Advanced/Teacher-Generated Goals
    2. Teacher participants submit their goal sheet and course number.
    3. Teachers have until June 23rd to complete.
    4. No payment until both product and appropriate time in Canvas verified by eLS
    1. eLS communicates expectations, procedures, and opportunities for learning through a Canvas course.
    2. eLS monitors submissions of completed goals
    3. eLS check the progress on goals and the appropriate amount of time spent in the course
    4. eLS submits a list of teachers to receive payment by June 30.
    5. Synchronous sessions scheduled as needed with an eLS via the Canvas course via surveys/polls. Sessions can be archived and shared in the course.
      Goals to contain: Profile (precursor of new solution for Teacher Page), a minimum of one or more full content module (based on individual goals).   Time in course to represent reasonable amount of effort in completing each participant’s goals.

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