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Welcome to CACES
Capital Area Center for Educational Support
        Professional Development Center
                           Mailing Address:  105 Community Drive, Penacook, NH  03303
Physical Address: 26 Washington Street, Penacook, NH  03303
Tele: 603-848-0192
Fax: 603-753-6023
                                                    





CACES is pleased to present the its Winter workshops!

All Winter sessions listed below are being held at
CACES, 26 Washington Street, Penacook, NH  

Directions to CACES on the Directions link at the top of this page.
(use Concord as the town for GPS directions)


Please note:  If Merrimack Valley School District
cancels school or after-school activities,
then the workshop will be postponed to
the Thursday of the same week.

Registration for most sessions, unless indicated otherwise, may be made in one of 4 ways as listed below:  (If pricing changes, participants will be notified.)

(Note: Not all sessions utilize all equipment options, so read the "Platform" options):
  • 2 hour Training only for $35.00; 2.5 hour training for $40.00.
If you need to borrow one of CACES iPads or Laptops for use during training, be sure to indicate that in the Drop-down menu on the registration form.
  • Training and the iPad Air 2 included for $534.00 (9.7 inch screen, 4G, 16GB, WiFi) ($5.00 more for 2.5 hour training)
  • Training and the iPad Mini included for $334.00 (7.9 inch screen, A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor, 16GB, WiFi)   ($5.00 more for 2.5 hour training)
  • Training and the Samsung Chromebook included for $334.00 (16 GB; 2 GB Installed Memory ($5.00 more for 2.5 hour training)
                      
If you are registering for the "Workshop and Equipment" option, in order to assure your equipment is available at the session, you must have your Check or District Purchase Order made payable to MVSD-CACES submitted at least 14 days in advance of the session to:
       CACES/SAU 46
       105 Community Drive
        Penacook, NH  03303       
         Fax POs - 603-753-6023
For more information, please e-mail kholt@mv.k12.nh.us



 NOTE: ~Several of the sessions below are designed for individuals who have a basic/working knowledge of the equipment used in the session.  Participants will use any equipment ordered as part of the “Workshop and Equipment Option” for these sessions immediately at the beginning of the specified session to access Google Apps, Chrome, iPad Apps, or other features mentioned in the descriptions below. If you have not used an iPad, Chromebook or tablet before, please register for the "Chromebook Basics and Beyond" session on January 27th or the "iPad Basics and Beyond" session on February 10th that will cover equipment and program basics.  This will assure that you are prepared for the session(s) of your choice.  




Chromebook Basics and Beyond
Kathleen Malsbenden, Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant
January 27, 2015
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
2.5 hour session
At CACES

Level: Beginner or moderate Google users
Grades: ~All, especially if you are a Google Education School
Platform: Chromebook

Participants will have ample time during this two and a half hour Google Chromebook session to learn, review, and discover ways to use their Google Chromebooks, its web based browser “Chrome”, Chrome Apps, Chrome Extensions and more. We will cover the basics of logging in and out, review the desktop, keystrokes and mouse functions, and the “control” panel (remember, the Chromebook doesn’t have a hard drive so where does everything go?) After the basics are covered, we will explore in depth the browser features for bookmarking, creating different types of documents (forms, docs, draw, presentations, and spreadsheets), adding extensions to the browser and finding Apps in the App store. Finally we will preview and set up Google Chrome to sync with other devices and discover why this feature gives Chrome its “one stop” computing potential. Come for an enjoyable two and a half hour session while learning more about the Chromebook.  

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.





The Perks of Using Google:
Google Drive, Apps, and Chrome
Kathleen Malsbenden, Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant
February 3, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
2 hour session
At CACES

Level: All, especially if you are a Google Education School
Grades: Moderate Google users
Platform: Laptop, Tablet, Smartphone, Chromebook

You have your tablet, Chromebook, smartphone or laptop and you use Google for everything; but are you getting the most out of your Google? During this 2 hour session, participants will move beyond the basics of Google and Google Apps and explore the deeper uses offered in this multi-faceted suite.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to: using Google Drive to create, save/upload/download and share any type of files, pictures, documents and folders both online and offline; Google Forms for quizzes and surveys; exploring the Google docs sharing, chatting, formatting and tools options; exploring Google and Chrome’s accessibility features; using Google’s commenting, suggestions, and voice tools to maximize student learning and teacher feedback; signing in and adding apps and extensions to your Chrome browser; and accessing more than one Gmail account from your Chrome browser. This is a must attend session for those who want time to learn about and explore the broader uses of Google and Chrome.

*NOTE: ~Equipment can be purchased to be used during these sessions, however, attendees should have a working knowledge of the equipment they purchase as they will use them immediately to access Google Apps and Chrome or other features mentioned in the descriptions below. If you have not used a tablet or Chromebook before, please register for the separate session that will cover equipment and program basics.

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.





iPad Basics and Beyond
Kathleen Malsbenden, Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant
February 10, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
2 hours
At CACES

Level: All
Grades: All
Platform: iPad, iPod Touch, Smartphone

Come to this session to explore the iPad and its feature-rich apps. You may think you know all there is to know, but during this two hour session, we will review the basics of the iPad and then dig into lesser known functions of this transformative device. Participants will use Facetime, Google Apps, and the camera; review the accessibility options; speech searches and translator; as well as review ways to use this tool in the classroom. This session is meant to help teachers move beyond the basics of the iPad by allowing them time to explore and discuss with other participants what works and how it can support learners and teachers.

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.





Google and Google Apps for Educators
Kathleen Malsbenden, Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant
February 17, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
2 hour session
At CACES

Level: Beginner or moderate Google users
Grades: ~All, especially if you are a Google Education School
Platform: Laptop, Tablets, Smartphone, Chromebook

This session will focus on using Google and Google Apps for Education, Sites and Google Classroom on your personal devices. It is designed for Google users who are ready to dig a little deeper into what Google for Educators has to offer and explore Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Participants will create, edit, share, and collaborate in real time using online documents, calendars, and Classroom and Sites. They will access different tools and search functions to expand basic searches and research functions. They will create a Chrome login account if they don’t have one already and learn how to sync Chrome to their school and personal device so as to access websites, data, bookmarks, and more from any of these synced devices. Participants will also explore options for creating offline access of their Google Drive. Google Apps for Education, Sites, and Classroom will be reviewed and accessed by participants who have Google school accounts or want to know more about these for their schools.

*NOTE: ~Equipment can be purchased to be used during these sessions, however, attendees should have a working knowledge of the equipment they purchase as they will use them immediately to access Google Apps and Chrome or other features mentioned in the descriptions below. If you have not used a tablet or Chromebook before, please register for the separate session that will cover equipment and program basics.

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.





Free Student Response Systems and
Collaborative Tools for your Digital Devices
Kathleen Malsbenden, Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant
March 3, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
2 hour session
At CACES

Level: Basic users of Google and the Web
Grades: ~All
Platform: Laptop, Tablet, Smartphone, Chromebook

Participants will use three free online student response systems - Socrative, Nearpod, Quizlet and the assessing tools embedded in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms - to assess student work. Socrative allows teachers to engage and assess their students through the use of real time questioning, instant result aggregation and visualization. Teachers can immediately gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding or review results later to assess understanding and knowledge about the day’s subjects. NearPod gives teachers a simple tool to create presentations and/or download ready-to-use lessons. Teachers monitor classroom activity by controlling students' devices during lessons, get immediate feedback from student responses and track class progress with detailed reports. Nearpod's interactive drawing, multiple choice, true/false or short answer features allow all students to demonstrate knowledge. This simple creation tool is suitable for “Flipping your Class” as all lessons can be accessed via the web. Quizlet uses teachers’ own materials to create engaging study sets students can access from anywhere to practice or assess their learning. Create flashcards for any subject using text or voice options. Google Apps for Education allow students and teachers to create and collaborate using the sharing and voice, text or suggestion commenting tools, all tools embedded right in Google docs.

*NOTE: ~Equipment can be purchased to be used during these sessions, however, attendees should have a working knowledge of the equipment they purchase as they will use them immediately to access Google Apps and Chrome or other features mentioned in the descriptions below. If you have not used a tablet or Chromebook before, please register for the separate session that will cover equipment and program basics.

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.





Google Research, Evernote, and Google Keep
Kathleen Malsbenden, Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant
March 10, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
2 hour session
At CACES

Level: Basic users of Google and the Web        
Grades: ~All, especially if a Google Education School
Platform: Laptop, Tablet, Smartphone, Chromebook

Help your students be better searchers and note takers by moving beyond basic Google searches and simple notepads. During this two hour session, participants will be introduced to lesson plans to use in their classrooms to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced searches as well as explore Google a Day, Scholar, Creative Commons, and public domain items. Participants will learn about Google Docs’ built in research tool, which automatically cites information used in documents; Evernote, a suite of online free resources designed for note taking and archiving everything from text to websites; and Google Keep, a place to quickly create, access and organize notes, lists, and photos that are all automatically stored in Drive.

*NOTE: ~Equipment can be purchased to be used during these sessions, however, attendees should have a working knowledge of the equipment they purchase as they will use them immediately to access Google Apps and Chrome or other features mentioned in the descriptions below. If you have not used a tablet or Chromebook before, please register for the separate session that will cover equipment and program basics.

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.





Fun Ways to Use QR Codes
(Those Squiggly Bars you see Everywhere!)
in the Classroom
Kathleen Malsbenden, Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant
March 24, 2015
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
2 hours
At CACES

Level: All
Grades: All
Platform: iPad, iPod Touch, Smartphone
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Everywhere you go either in person or online, you see little black and white squares with squiggly lines. Newspapers and magazines post them, products have them embedded in their advertising materials, museums have them for self-paced tours, and stores have them posted so you can download coupons you won't find in their flyers. But how do you get them onto your device and read them? And how are educators using them in their classrooms? During this session, we will explore answers to all these questions, plus learn how to generate codes for interactive classroom lessons.

Participants should come to this session with their camera equipped technology device (iPad, iPod Touch, Smartphone) ready to download QR apps for reading and creating QR codes. Participants will explore different ways QR codes can be used to create lessons that embed text, websites, and videos. The session will conclude with participants creating a list of ideas and websites to share using a QR generator. Enjoy learning, sharing, and creating a little square that can hold up to 4000 characters and leave this session with a tool that definitely has a "cool factor" to it.

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.









Interested in Sharing Your Knowledge or Talent?

CACES recognizes that teachers learn well from others who have "walked in their shoes."  
If you are an experienced teacher or administrator with an area of interest that
you would be willing to be paid to share with others,
please contact Kathy Holt at 848-0192 or 759-1013 or e-mail kholt@mv.k12.nh.us 





        

Last Modified: Jan 08, 2015