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Summer PD–Questions We’ve Gotten

Posted by on May 1, 2015

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

June 22nd through July 11th

3 weeks, 12 Activities, 29 webinars, 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 and TweetUps, the basic program is $227.00. You can enroll through the PayPal button on the website or with a school PO. If you attended before, or sign up really fast, you get a 10% discount. Use coupon code:


…when you check out.

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 weekend Google Hangout or TweetUp.  That’s what this class is for–to get you comfortable with tech tools you want to use in your class. We’ll even set up a separate GHO with you to walk you through it.

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! Just email us with your group members at so we set your membership up correctly.

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

It sure will. The class focuses on using tech as an education tool. You will come away with dozens of tools to teachsummer PD TofC tech skills from within the grade level classroom. The theme this year is: The Tech-infused Teacher.

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

You can sign up and we’ll arrange 1:1 help in place of the GHOs and TweetUps.

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

The class is online through a class wiki (we’ll send you the Join Code). You participate from your computer, wherever that is. The only set times will be the three weekend GHOs or TweetUps.

Q:  I need college credit. Is that available?

Yes! Click and sign up for MTI562. There are a few differences (for example, it’s 5 weeks instead of 3 and it’s graded) so read the syllabus first. There’s also a summer class on How Technology Makes Differentiation Fast and Easy. (MTI 563)

Q: Do you have any other summer training available?summer tech 

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. There is a prize for the teacher with the most student enrollments. You could win anything from a K-8 curriculum to a class set of student workbooks (valued at $150). Enrollment is only $69 per, so it’s a great deal. summer camp options

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.

Since a lot of states include college credit in recertification, check out the answer to ‘I need college credit’.

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 add a comment and/or contact me at askatechteacher at gmail dot com.

Here’s an image gallery with information on all three classes:

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, adjunct professor in tech ed, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, a tech ed columnist for, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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