In this online training series, we'll teach you how to get the most out of Firefox. From basic lessons on using tabs and hyperlinks to advanced options including customizing the look and feel of the browser, changing privacy and security settings, even creating your own custom toolbars.
Check out this quick overview video on how to utilize your earned Certificates of Completion. Remember, you can use these certificates to:
- Track Professional Development Hours
- Build a Skills Portfolio
- Create an Evidence of Learning Repository
- Earn Recognition Among Peers
Vacaville Christian Schools in Vacaville, CA recently embarked on a district-wide iPad initiative. While most of the educators grasped the transition to the tablets in their instruction, one teacher in particular struggled.
A recent THE Journal article entitled Stop Buying iPads, Please discusses the popularity of iPads in education, and questions whether these schools and districts buying the iPads have a plan a place for the devices.
Atomic Learning is proud to announce that all TIES education collaborative members can now get a discount off the enrollment fee off Atomic Catalyst Instructor-led online PD courses.
Atomic Catalyst courses are professional development courses focused on the effective application of technology in the classroom, with every six- week course including a 1-hour weekly instructional webinar led by a highly-qualified facilitator, as well as online resources, collaborative discussions and facilitator feedback to help teachers build and apply new strategies and skills. Courses are being offered on mobile and common core topics:
Students have different levels of technology knowledge, and educators should not assume students' skill levels when integrating technology into their classrooms. Edutopia's blogger, Nicholas Provenzano, a high school English teacher offers 3 tips for providing PD to students in a recent blog post entitled Don't Forget Professional Development for Students.
Tech&Learning recently featured an article on how school districts are mixing up the way they deliver professional development. Atomic Learning Customer Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is featured in the article, sharing how they use Atomic Learning's training library and Custom Training feature:
A recent Education Week blog article shares 13 questions related to developing an effective personal learning community (PLC). Learning Forward's Executive Director, Stephanie Hirsh states:
Our definition of effective professional learning captures the foundation of the PLC strategy. I have converted the key components of the definition into questions that I invite you to take to your school leadership team, or to your grade or subject-level learning team, to make sure you have everything in place to get you the best results for this new school year.
Atomic Learning’s Atomic Catalyst solution has recently added a new professional development course featuring techniques for using mobile technology in special education entitled “iPod/iPad Use for Students with Special Needs”.
Using the iPod and iPad™ in special education is a growing trend. But how do you get started, what is the potential, and what strengths do students need in order to be successful users of this technology? This course will answer those questions and participants will walk away with an implementation plan for a student or classroom to ensure successful use of this technology.
In this online training series, you’ll learn basic skills and advanced editing techniques for Premiere Pro CS6, Adobe’s powerful non-linear editing system.
You’ll gain the practical knowledge necessary to create and manage new projects and sequences, import graphic elements and capture video. You'll also learn how to add finesse to your work with a range of new effects, advanced three-way color correction and multi-cam editing.
Using a show-and-tell method, Atomic Learning's Atomic Integrate solution allows teachers to see first-hand how to teach 21st century skills. From professional development to classroom integration, Atomic Integrate provides a variety of just-in-time resources to empower educators with tools and training to ensure student success. CEU and graduate credit options are also available.
Atomic Learning provides special education teachers and paraprofessionals anytime, anywhere answers to questions about the assistive technology tools and devices students are using. Training tutorials also provide a tool to help keep general education teachers informed on the devices students need to be successful in the general ed setting.
Complete with a custom training tool that allows for uploading and sharing of training specific to a district or school, as well as a comprehensive reporting system that tracks individual activity, Atomic Learning expands training opportunities and simplifies the delivery of professional development.
Atomic Learning’s PD resources can be used as basis for PD sessions and collaborative project work by PLC’s which give PD Directors flexibility and provide variety to participants. Sheri, a District Instructional Technology Specialist at Spring Branch ISD says:
Brooke Trisler, Director of Educational Technology at Renton School District (Renton, WA), recently participated in an online discussion on how his district uses a single, simple online training solution to bring over 700 teachers up-to-speed on relevant classroom technologies while supporting efforts to fulfill district effective technology integration goals.
Atomic Learning’s workshops and classroom-ready projects help you deepen your knowledge and provide you with the tools and confidence you need to bring instruction and technology together to engage students. Now there is an added benefit to the time you invest in this learning. Atomic Learning’s workshops and projects can now be used to help you earn one graduate credit per completed course.
Here’s how it works:
NEW! ONLINE INSTRUCTOR-LED PD
Engaging Students with Interactive Whiteboards
Weekly online sessions June 13 - July 25, 2012
This course will discuss "interactivity" and "engagement" while acknowledging the benefits of using an interactive whiteboard.
Learn how to enrich classroom activities through the use of an Interactive Whiteboard
Receive resources for specific how-to support