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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  
 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)
  • Training and the iPad Mini included for $334.00 (7.9 inch screen, A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor, 16GB, WiFi)   
  • Training and the Samsung Chromebook included for $284.00 (16 GB; 2 GB Installed Memory
                       
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 will need assistance using your  equipment, you will need to notify Kathy Holt in advance to register for a brief "Equipment Orientation" session, as described at the bottom of this page.





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.




Equipment Orientation Session

Each session is one-half hour prior to a workshop to help you gain skills that will help you get started on your equipment.  Please do NOT expect to be skilled on the machine after this half-hour session.   

Either Orientation is $5.00 in addition to the cost of the workshop or "workshop and equipment" option listed above.  

Chromebook Orientation:  Participants will get a brief orientation to the Chromebook to learn to use their Google Chromebooks and its web based browser “Chrome." We will cover the basics of logging in and out, review the desktop, keystrokes and mouse functions, and the “control” panel.

iPad Orientation:  This session will help participants learn about settings, the basics of the iPad and use of the touch screen features so participants can navigate their device during their sessions.  





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: Feb 15, 2015