Technology Integration Workshops


SmartBoard System in the K-12 Curriculum
This workshop will provide participants an understanding of the SmartBoard Notebook and Response (i.e., clicker) system and K-12 curriculum integration.  Participants will learn basic operation skills via an interactive activity, and the workshop presenter will provide strategies and practice examples that may enhance student-centered instruction. (2 hours)

Presenter: Dr. Li-Wei Peng, Associate Professor, West Liberty University
Li-Wei is a former K-12 bilingual computer education teacher and current Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Technology Coordinator at College of Education.

“Open-Source Software and K-12 Pedagogy Integration”
This workshop will provide participants an overview of open-source software for Web 2.0 tool, digital image, multimedia presentation, video slideshow, online meeting schedule, cloud computing, tutorial video, etc.  Participants will learn basic operation skills via a collaborative learning experience. The workshop presenter will introduce practice examples that may meet the needs of individual learners in the 21st Century. (2-3 hours)

Presenter: Dr. Li-Wei Peng, Associate Professor, West Liberty University
Li-Wei is a former K-12 bilingual computer education teacher and current Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Technology Coordinator at College of Education.

Online Collaborative Teaching and Learning in the K-12 Classroom Setting
This workshop will provide participants an introduction of online collaborative teaching and learning module.  Participants will learn basic operation skills of Skype, and the workshop presenter will provide information related to cross-school/classroom online collaborative network that may impact the understanding of global contexts. (2 hours)

Presenter: Dr. Li-Wei Peng, Associate Professor, West Liberty University
Li-Wei is a former K-12 bilingual computer education teacher and current Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Technology Coordinator at College of Education.

Prezi
This interactive workshop will teach participants how to build and present a PREZI (prezi.com). Participants bring laptops/iPads to the workshop. (1-2 hours)

Presenter:  Education faculty and Teacher Education students

“Classroom-Based iPad Initiatives”
This interactive workshop will provide exploration and application of using iPad technology in the classroom.  The presenter(s) will provide 20 iPads for participants to use during the workshop.  The workshop itself can be tailored to an overview, or a more intensive examination of content, productivity, and creativity related applications.  The available iPads for the trainings contain the iOS Productivity and Creativity suites along with many educational apps.

Presenter: Education faculty and Teacher Education students

“Great Apps for Educators”
This session will focus on introducing practicing educators to engaging apps that can be utilized within their classrooms for formative assessment, student collaboration, and accountability for student work as well as apps that will give students opportunities to demonstrate the ability to apply concepts introduced within the classroom.

Great Apps for Special Educators: Growing numbers of students with exceptionalities are using iPads for assistive technology needs that were once hard to use, bulky, or highly expensive.  Now one device can assist students, parents, and teachers in meeting individual needs in a low cost and easy to use device.  This session will focus on providing participants with a variety of apps designed specifically for students with special needs, highlighting resources available to find information and reviews for new apps, and training teachers and parents on how to select apps that align with individual skills and curriculum standards.

Presenters: JoJo Ullom, Education Faculty, West Liberty University
JoJo Ullom is the Chair of Professional Education Department and  Director of Teacher Education at West Liberty University.  She is a former high school Spanish and Social Studies teacher.
Dr. Traci Tuttle, Associate Professor of Special Education, West Liberty University
Traci is a former special education teacher; she received her Masters degree from Vanderbilt University where she worked with the Fuchs on RTI research.