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Past PD Offerings

All past Professional Development session recordings, handouts, and resources are located in Canvas. Click on the link next to the desired session to gain access to the recording. Please note: once directed to Canvas, you will be required to fill out a brief form to gain access to the session.

1/17/2023 | Enhance Your Digital Literacy with Google Applied Digital Skills

Presenter: MaryKate Haverly

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Program Facilitators

Looking for ideas for free, ready-to-use, project-based lessons for your classroom? Google Applied Digital Skills may be the answer! Come explore the content and pedagogy behind Applied Digital Skills that will empower your students to gain the digital literacy tools and skills needed for success.

Click here to register.

12/19/2022 | Use Nearpod to Build an Interactive and Collaborative Class

Presenter: Briana Patriarca

Audience: Teachers

Nearpod offers a library of interactive lessons and activities on a variety of topics. In this training, we will provide a brief overview of Nearpod including navigating the site, adding and creating lessons/activities, and best practice tips and tricks in managing your Nearpod dashboard.

Click here to register.

12/12/2022 | Creating Collaborative Opportunities in the Blended Learning Classroom

Presenter: MaryKate Haverly

Audience: Directors, Program Facilitators, Teachers

Collaborative learning is critical for student success and engagement. Digital learning tools, such as Jamboard, can enhance participation, collaboration and creativity, both inside and outside the classroom. In this training, we will discuss the benefits of collaborative learning, explore strategies using Jamboard, and design learning opportunities ready to be implemented in your in-person or online classroom.

Click here to register. 

11/21/2022 | Northstar BYOQ ("Bring Your Own Questions") Roundtable

Presenter: Jose Adorno

Audience: Directors, Program Facilitators, Teachers

Do you have questions on how to use Northstar Digital Literacy after the training sessions? Do you need some guidance as to where to start? Are you looking to filter reports based on location, class, or student levels? This roundtable discussion allows agencies to bring their questions and find answers, as well as hear about some tips and tricks from some agencies that have been using Northstar with their learners. Agencies will receive a Northstar toolkit with everything they need to get started.​ You can access the recording and handout in the Northstar Trainings section of the Northstar Toolkit.

Click here to access the Northstar Toolkit.

11/9/2022 | Northstar Training #3 - Introducing Learners to Northstar Digital Literacy

Presenter: Rob Podlasek

Audience: Northstar Admin, Teachers

In this training, we will go over how to present assessments and self-directed online learning to your students and go through the Northstar curricula with participants as learners. The topics covered include:

  • Guiding learners through assessments

  • Proctoring review

  • Explaining the student dashboard to learners

  • How to use Northstar self-directed Online Learning from a learner perspective

  • Example of using the instructor-led curricula remotely

You can access the recording and handout in the Northstar Trainings section of the Northstar Toolkit.

Click here to access the Northstar Toolkit.

10/31/2022 | Northstar Training #2 - Getting Started with Northstar Digital Literacy

Presenter: Rob Podlasek

Audience: Northstar Admin, Directors, Program Facilitators

This training will cover the tasks needed to start using Northstar effectively and efficiently, how to run reports, resources available to Northstar subscribers, and the first steps. The topics covered include:                                          

  • Creating Learner Accounts

  • Proctoring – In person and Remote

  • Running Reports

  • Accessing and Using Curricula

  • Resources

You can access the recording and handout in the Northstar Trainings section of the Northstar Toolkit.

Click here to access the Northstar Toolkit.

10/28/2022 | Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Introducing Technology Into Your Classroom! 

Presenter: Briana Patriarca

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Program Facilitators

Want to introduce technology into your classroom, but are not sure where to start? Are you feeling overwhelmed by technology? In this session, we will go over things to consider when introducing technology and provide best practice tips and tricks on introducing technology into your classroom in an effective and low-stress way. You will leave this webinar with a sample plan and resources to help guide you and your students on your technology journey.

Click here to register.

10/24/2022 | Northstar Training #1 - Overview of Northstar Features 

Presenter: Rob Podlasek

Audience: Northstar Admin, Directors, Program Facilitators

In this training, you will learn about Northstar Digital Literacy standards, assessments, curriculum, self-directed online learning, and reporting. You will ascertain how to start incorporating and implementing digital literacy into your organization using the Northstar features.

You can access the recording and handout in the Northstar Trainings section of the Northstar Toolkit.

Click here to access the Northstar Toolkit.

10/18/2022 | Google Classroom: The Basics and Beyond!

Presenter: MaryKate Haverly

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Are you looking to streamline assignments, boost collaboration and engage your students?  Look no further than Google Classroom!  In this webinar we will review the basics of getting started in Google classroom, including setting up your classroom for both in-class and virtual learning, exploring available resources, and tips for using your virtual classroom in an in-person setting. You will leave this session with a virtual classroom that is ready for learning at any place and at any time!

Click here to register and access the recording.

09/29/2022 | Become a Data-Driven Agency! Use Google Forms and Google Sheets to Deliver Data-Driven Instruction 

Presenter: Jose Adorno

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Program Facilitators, Data Administrators

Have you used digital forms in your agency to collect information from your students? Do you wish there was an easier way to analyze open-ended responses? Technology has opened the door for agencies to collect useful data, such as student interests, overall understanding of topics, and skills self-assessments, that can assist them with the specific instructional needs of their student population. This webinar will discuss ways to implement organizational strategies with the collected data in Google Forms to find the information you are looking for. We will be using Google Forms and Google Sheets; however, you can use other programs, like Microsoft Forms and Excel, to manipulate the data.

Click here to register and access the recording.

09/20/2022 | Communication is Key! Building a Positive Rapport with Students using Talking Points and Spreadsheets 

Presenter: Jose Adorno

Audience: Administrators, Teachers

Do you or your agency spend countless hours contacting students? Do you have a list of common reasons why students cannot attend classes? Would you like to have their reasons categorized and accessible? In this webinar, learn how implementing procedures around a system can assist agencies to build a positive rapport with students while gathering information on the obstacles students face in their attempt to attend class. We will be using Talking Points and Google Sheets; however, these procedures can be applied to other programs.

Click here to register and access the recording.

08/18/2022 | Summer Institute 2022

Presenter: Jose Adorno

Audience: All Staff

The Summer Institute was offered virtually this year. Digital ATDN hosted the event and offered mini-sessions on different topics that can assist agencies at the beginning of the school year.

Click here to register and access the recordings.

2021-2022 | Digital ATDN PDs

Presenter: Multiple Presenters

Audience: All Staff

PDs offered in the 2021-2022 school year are available through Canvas. You can access the sessions by signing up in ProTraxx. All sessions are grouped by program and include recordings, handouts, and discussion boards.

Click here to register and access the recordings.

The Digital Learning for Adults site was created to provide ready-to-use resources for teachers. Past recordings of webinars and professional development sessions are available, for free, upon request.

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