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Upcoming PD Sessions

All upcoming Professional Development sessions are listed below.

Past PD Sessions

All past Professional Development session recordings, handouts, and resources are located in CANVAS. Click on the links below to access the recordings for the desired sessions.
Please note: once directed to Canvas, you will be required to fill out a brief form to gain access to the session materials.
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2021-2022 | Digital ATDN PD Sessions

Presenter: Multiple Presenters

Audience: All Staff

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

Click here to register and access the recordings

10/24/22-11/21/22 | Northstar Training and BYOQ ("Bring Your Own Questions") Sessions

Presenter: Rob Podlasek

Audience: Northstar Admins, Directors, Program Facilitators, Teachers

Northstar is a digital literacy program that agencies can use to build and assess digital literacy skills with students. Click on the link below to access three Northstar training sessions, a Bring Your Own Questions session with strategies from CT agencies that use Northstar, and information on getting started to implement Northstar in your agency.

Click here to access the Northstar Toolkit

2022-2023 | Digital ATDN PD Sessions

Presenter: Multiple Presenters

Audience: All Staff

Access all the PDs offered in the 2022-2023 school year in one place in Canvas. You can access the sessions by registering using ProTraxx. Each session includes the recordings, handouts, and resources shared at the session.

Click here to register and access the recordings

  • 02/27/2023 | Digital Learning Day 2023

Presenter: Multiple Presenters

Audience: All Staff

The sessions that took place during Digital Learning Day 2023 assist teachers and support staff in content curation, tech tool integration, and strategies used to enrich both digital skills and academic learning in the classroom.

  • 1/30/2023 | Navigating OER Resources: Learn Where to Go and What to Look for

Presenter: Briana Patriarca

Audience: Program Facilitators and Teachers

Why reinvent the wheel when there are thousands of open educational resources (OER) that can be easily integrated into your curriculum? In this training, we will discuss how to find OERs and best practice tips for managing your OER resources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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