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    AI Virtual Think Tank

    An online community for educators to discuss and learn about Artificial Intelligence and reflect on its impact on teaching and learning in Ohio classrooms and beyond. 
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    AI-Powered Education

    Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey of professional growth at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and education? Join us for an exciting opportunity to become an integral part of the AI revolution in education. In this immersive learning experience, we will explore the boundless potential of AI in revolutionizing teaching and learning.
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    Assessment with Edcite

    Edcite for Remote Assessment is a one-hour asynchronous online course that equips educators with the skills and knowledge to effectively use Edcite, a versatile online platform for creating and administering assessments in a remote learning environment. Participants will learn how to create, customize, and distribute assessments using Edcite's robust features, including question types, answer formats, and assessment settings. The course will also cover strategies for assessing student learning remotely, such as using Edcite's grading tools, providing feedback, and analyzing assessment data. Educators will leave with practical skills and insights to confidently leverage Edcite for remote assessments, enhancing their ability to assess student understanding, track progress, and inform instructional decisions.
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    Assessment with Edulastic

    Assessment with Edulastic is a one-hour asynchronous online course designed to empower educators with the knowledge and skills to effectively use Edulastic, a comprehensive assessment platform, in a remote learning environment. Participants will learn how to create, customize, and administer assessments using Edulastic's extensive question bank, including various question types, standards-aligned content, and embedded multimedia. The course will also cover strategies for assessing student learning remotely, such as utilizing Edulastic's advanced scoring and reporting features, providing formative feedback, and analyzing assessment data. Educators will leave with practical skills and strategies to confidently implement Edulastic for remote assessments, enhancing their ability to assess student understanding, monitor progress, and adapt instruction to meet individual needs.
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    Assessment with Socrative

    Socrative for Remote Assessment is a one-hour asynchronous online course designed for educators seeking to effectively utilize Socrative, a versatile assessment tool, in a remote learning environment. Participants will learn how to create and administer assessments using Socrative's intuitive features, including multiple-choice questions, open-ended responses, and instant feedback. The course will cover strategies for engaging students in remote assessments, monitoring progress in real-time, and analyzing assessment data. Educators will gain practical skills and insights to leverage Socrative for remote assessments, empowering them to assess student learning, provide timely feedback, and optimize instructional strategies in a virtual setting
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    Blended Learning

    Introduces educators to the best practices of Blended Learning (aka-hybrid learning). This method of teaching that integrates technology and digital media with traditional instructor-led classroom activities is relevant now more than ever giving students more flexibility to customize their learning experiences.
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    Choiceboards

    The Choiceboards course teaches learners how to create and implement choice boards, which are graphic organizers that allow students to select from a variety of activities and assignments. Participants will explore the benefits of choice boards, design effective choice board activities, and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners. The course also covers incorporating technology tools into choice board design. By the end of the course, participants will know how to use choice boards to promote student choice, engagement, and success in their classrooms.
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    Cyber Safety for Teachers

    Addresses the need for educators to understand the relevance and importance of learning how to interact safely online in their personal and professional lives. When educators understand how to protect their personal information and use digital tools in a safe way, they are better equipped to incorporate best practices into classroom instruction with their students.
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    Digital Activity Creation with Seesaw

    Digital Activity Creation with Seesaw is a one-hour asynchronous online course that equips educators with the skills and knowledge to create engaging and interactive digital activities using Seesaw, a versatile digital learning platform. Participants will learn how to utilize Seesaw's features, including interactive templates, multimedia integration, and formative assessments, to create customized activities that promote student engagement, creativity, and collaboration. The course will cover strategies for designing and delivering digital activities, incorporating student voice and choice, and assessing student learning using Seesaw's built-in tools. Educators will leave with practical skills and strategies to effectively create digital activities with Seesaw, empowering them to enhance their instructional practices and facilitate meaningful and interactive learning experiences for their students.
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    Effective Instructional Practices for English Learners

    This course is designed to introduce educators to the influences and factors of second language acquisition as part of the English Language Learner identification process and how to provide an inclusive educational experience that supports personal identity and beliefs in the classroom environment. This foundational knowledge aims to support educators in developing culturally responsive practices that use research-based instructional practices to provide English Language Learners access to grade-level curriculum designed for their learning needs.
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    Google Certified Educator Community

    This is the community for all current Google Certified Educator students and Alumni to connect and share resources. Other educators who are Google certified are welcome to join the community and participate in discussions.
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    Google Certified Educator Level 1

    Designed to prepare educators wishing to take the Level 1 Exam which demonstrates proficiency in using Google for Education tools. Achieving the Level 1 status shows that an educator is able to implement Google tools into their educational practice and enhance both teaching and learning.