ETC Technology Workshops are conducted by graduate assistants in the Education Technology Center in collaboration with the Teacher Leader Center.

OpenStax: The Teacher’s Free Open Source Super Textbook

Monday, September 12, 2022 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS Presenter: Daniel Valentín, ETC Graduate Assistant “Academic Freedom, No Catch.” It’s no wonder that free open source textbooks have only grown in number these past few years. The American Yawp is an example that’s widely used in introductory level American history courses. But must an open source website be so limited in scope? Introducing: OpenStax. This online source includes a wide array of textbooks across nearly every traditional school subject. Math...

Pear Deck 101

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Lexi Chen, ETC Graduate Assistant Everything you need to know about Pear Deck! This webinar will teach you how to create interactive Pear Deck slides, present lessons in Instructor-Paced mode and Student-Paced mode, give formative assessments, evaluate students' responses, and more. This comprehensive session is for those who already have some familiarity with Pear Deck, and/or are comfortable with digital learning tools. You'll also see...

Accessible Instruction

Monday, October 3, 2022 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Nathan DePuy, ETC Graduate Assistant How do we make learning accessible for all students, including those with special needs? During this session, we will discuss various approaches to instruction that focus on serving students requiring various special needs. This session aims to provide teachers with basic knowledge of Assistive Technology options that can be integrated into classroom instruction. We will also identify and...

Tools for Virtual Teaching

Monday, October 10, 2022 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), UI REACH Presenter: Nathan DePuy, ETC Graduate Assistant Have you been wondering which online tools exist to supplement your teaching? Are you looking for free virtual resources to supplement your instruction? In this session, we will discuss free online resources you can use in your classrooms to enhance student engagement and have some fun along the way! Tools covered include Kahoot!, Mentimeter, and others.

Powtoons Overview: Making Videos to Fit Your Teaching Objectives

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Cheryl Ferguson, ETC Graduate Assistant Making your own content video is easier than you expect. Instead of searching YouTube for content, you can use Powtoons to create videos that align with your learning goals and objectives. During this workshop you will be introduced to Powtoons and the features included in the free application. We will practice using this tool by creating a video about you that can be shared on an “about me” webpage...

Applying Programming Skills into your Curriculum

Thursday, October 20, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Dan Song, ETC Graduate Assistant Programming is becoming a more and more important skill to have. Learning programming also helps to develop computational thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. In this session, the presenter will show you how to program in Scratch and how to apply the skills into your curriculum. The presenter will also demonstrate using diverse examples, including subjects such as English, Math, World Languages...

The New Age of Anxiety – Why Mental Health Matters

Thursday, November 17, 2022 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Please Register Online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH Presenter: Whitney Wells, ETC Graduate Assistant It seems like life lately has been filled with nothing but uncertainty. While we are trying to guess what may come next, one thing we may lose sight of is our mental health. In recent years, the rise for mental health needs have skyrocketed. However, the number of individuals who reach out for help is still small. This workshop will provide you with tips and tricks to improve and maintain your...