We are committed to offering the staff of the Hamilton School District a number of PD opportunities on a variety of topics. Below you will find information on the various workshops and professional development opportunities that we offer throughout the year.
Tackling Technology are recurring workshops, covering variety of different tech related topics. These workshops are offered to you by the Technology Facilitators of Hamilton Township Public Schools. Workshops will cover topics such as Google Apps for Education, creating a Teacher Site, enhancing your lessons with digital media, utilizing social media, and much more. We hope to see you there!!!
Tackling Technology Online
Can't make the in person workshops at Park Ave? Join the Tech Facilitators online for a 4 week course focusing on basic to intermediate use of 4 Google Applications and their classroom implementation. This course will include self-guided videos, resources, and ideas for student activities K-12. We will host group discussions to spark collaboration and brainstorming between teachers across the district. To earn your PD hours a skills assessment and assignment for each topic must be completed by the end of the 4 week course.
Google for Education Bootcamp
This bootcamp style training is designed to prepare participants for the official Google Educator Level 1 exam, During this three day bootcamp we’ll explore practical uses for the Google tools, and topics that’ll include all of the G-Suite Apps that are on the exam including Chrome, Gmail, Drive (docs, sheets, slides, forms), Calendar, Sites, YouTube, Classroom, and more.. For Educators who have learned the fundamentals of using Google tools in the classroom, the Level 1 certification validates standard technology implementation skills.
HTSD STEAM Academy
The Technology Facilitators bring you the HTSD STEAM Academy. The HTSD STEAM Academy is a series of workshops covering a variety of technologies and learning experiences that can be integrated into any classroom K-12. After completion of each workshop, teachers will have access to borrow from the STEAM Lending Library which contains classroom kits for the various topics covered in the HTSD STEAM Academy. Teachers will earn badges for attending each workshop, and after collecting them all, will have the opportunity to become STEAM Ambassadors in their buildings.