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Summer PD–Questions I’ve Gotten

Posted by on May 20, 2014

In response to extensive interest from readers, Ask a Tech Teacher will be offering Summer PD:summer pd

July 7th through July 26th

3 weeks, 31 Activities, lots of resources and hands-on help

You can read more here and here. What I want to do today is go over the most common questions I’ve gotten regarding sign ups:

Q: What is the cost to register?

The full program is $247.00. If you can’t make the Saturday Google Hangouts, the basic program is $197.00. You can enroll through the PayPal button on the website or with a school PO. If you have a group of five or more attending from your school, you qualify for a 20% discount. Email us for more information (askatechteacher at gmail dot com)

Q: What if I can’t figure out how to use some of the tools during the classes? I’m not very techie.

Email the instructor at askatechteacher at gmail dot com throughout the week and/or bring up your question at the Saturday Google Hangout.  That’s what this class is for–to get you comfortable with tech tools you want to use in your class.

Q: Who are the teachers for this PD? And what are their qualifications?

The Master Teacher is Jacqui Murray. She’s been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years and K-16 for 35 years. She’s the author/editor of dozens of tech-in-ed books as well as a K-8 tech curriculum that’s used throughout the world. She will be joined as needed by other teachers from the Ask a Tech Teacher crew.

Q: I want to sign up with several other teachers from my school. Is there a group discount available?

Absolutely! You’ll be able to sign up on the Basic Registration and get the Full Package (which includes Saturday GHO’s). Just email us with your group members at askatechteacher@gmail.com so we set your membership up correctly.

Q: My school is getting rid of the computer lab. Will this class help me?wiki summer PD 

It sure will. The class focuses on using tech as an education tool. You will come away with dozens of tools to teach tech skills from within the grade level classroom.

Q: I would love to attend but the dates don’t work for me.

What you might want to do is sign up for the Basic version (without GHOs) and use emails and Discussion Tabs to get answers to your questions.

Q: Where is it held? You don’t mention travel or hotels.

The class is online through a class wiki (see image to the right) and Twitter (see image to right). You participate from your computer, wherever that is. The only set times will be the three Saturday GHOs.

Q: Do you have any other summer training available?

We do! For teachers:

If you’re teaching a Summer Tech Camp, click here for Build Your Own Adventure Summer School Kit.

If your students need a Summer Keyboarding class, here’s a 15-hour immersive online class.

Q: Can I use this toward my credential recertification?

Requirements for recertification vary from state to state. We will provide a Certificate of Completion to all who finish the class. It attests to the topics covered and the 18 hours required to complete the training.  Some States ask us to fill out paperwork which we’re happy to do. Please check with your school for more assistance.

Q: I want to sign up. Where do I do that?

Click Summer Tech PD. And welcome!

If the answer to your question wasn’t above, please feel free to contact me at askatechteacher at gmail dot com.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of dozens of technology training books that integrate technology into education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, a tech ed columnist for Examiner.com, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out next summer.

 

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