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LMS Courses for Everett Public Schools Staff

Learning Management Services offers a variety of classes. For certified staff looking for clock hours �
the course must be at least 3 hours in length.  Paraeducator classes are only required to be a minimum of
30 minutes in length for professional training hours.

For principals and certificated teams: Some of the courses that are offered for one hour can be expanded or combined with other offerings to meet the 3 hour minimum. Contact LMSStaff@everettsd.org to arrange for LIF or after school training.

Most courses offered can be combined or adjusted to provide a customized training experience for your group.

Quick Guide to application based training

LMs offers training on the following applications:
Google   -    Gradebook   -   eSchool   -   Insight   -   Microsoft Office   -   Moodle   -   Schoolwires   -   Other

Course titles link to course descriptions.  Beside each course are icons indicating presentation methods: Online In person         

Google:

Course Title

Course Delivery

Chromebooks - SBA Training online

Collaborating with Google Drive (online)

 

Google Advanced Training

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Google Apps for Education

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Google Classroom Plus online icon

Google Docs: Overview

Google Forms: Gathering Information

 Google Forms: Formative Assessments

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Google Fundamentals Training

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Gradebook

Course Title

Course Delivery

Gradebook - how to maneuver/navigation

Gradebook - making groups and report options

Gradebook - grading practices

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eSchool

Course Title

Course Delivery

Teacher Access Center - How to maneuver for teachers

 


insight

Course Title

Course Delivery

Insight: Office/Admin

Insight: Teachers

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Microsoft  Office

Course Title

Course Delivery

Basic Excel

Basic Outlook

   

Basic Word

 

Managing School Business with OneNote - for Administrators

Office 2016

online

Office Tidbits

Outlook 2016 (online)

Staff Notebook for Classroom and Teacher Collaboration - OneNote

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Moodle

Course Title

Course Delivery

Getting up to speed with Moodle 2.8 - online

Moodle Magic  (online)

 

Using Moodle for assignments

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Schoolwires

Course Title

Course Delivery

Advanced Features for Your Website

Blogging on Your website

  

Building a Classroom Website (online)

 

Building a Podcast Page for Your Website

 

Conducting Student Discussions on Your Website

 

Engaging Students with Your Website

Putting a Photo Gallery on Your Website

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Other

Course Title

Course Delivery

Adobe Acrobat Pro

Being Savvy Online

 

Challenges in the Classroom

Classroom Management Strategies

Coding in the Classroom

 

Communication Tune Up Training

 

Creating Podcasts

Delving into Design (online)

 

Effective Listening Training

Enhance Your Communication Skills

Evaluating Web Resources

online 

How Do I Deal with Resistance to Change?

How Do I Motivate My Students?

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Improving Communication Between Parents & Teachers

online 

Learners with Special Needs

 

Moving Forward: Coding Grades 3-8

 

Multimedia Wizardry

Overcoming Test Anxiety

Searching the Web

 

Special Ed Primer

 

Successful Time Management Training

Supporting Gifted and Talented Learners

online 

Tech for Students with Dysgraphia

online 

Tech for Students with Dyslexia

online 

Tech for Students with Learning Disabilities

online 

The Gimp - Digital Image Magic

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The Social and Interactive Web

Working with Digital Images (online)

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Course Descriptions for Instructor led Courses:

Course Title

Time

Course Code

Description

Advanced Features for your Website

3 hrs.

OLTEC15112

·         Want to add a photo gallery?

·         Want to create a form for your website?

·         Wonder what all those apps are about?

Learn about the advanced features in the content management system and make your website more engaging.

Basic Excel

60-75m

OLTEC16139

Heard of Excel but not sure what it is or want to learn more about it? Excel is a spreadsheet program used to organize information or to keep track of your data.. After this 60-minute introduction you will be able to set up your own basic spreadsheet, edit, auto-sum, resize and format.

Basic Outlook

60-75m

OLTEC15125

Want to take full advantage of Outlook's powerful features? Ready to learn how Outlook can save you time and increase your flexibility?

This course covers the fundamentals as you learn to get the most out of Outlook.

Blogging on your website

60-75m

 

Learn how to use audacity to create sound bites. Then create a podcast page for your website to engage your parents and students.

Building a Classroom Website

3 hrs.

OLTEC15110

This course teaches you the basics of building a website with our content management system. After learning the basics you will have time to start your own website.

Building a podcast page for your website

60-75m

 

Learn how to use audacity to create sound bites. Then create a podcast page for your website to engage your parents and students.

Collaborating with Google Drive

3 hrs.

OLTEC15130

It’s time to learn how to access “the cloud.” Create spreadsheets, documents, presentations and surveys for your classroom that can be accessed anywhere, top of pageanytime. Share finished products with parents and other classrooms.

Course Title

Clk  Hrs

Course Code

Description

Conducting student discussions on your website

60-75m

 

Finding it difficult to get all your students participating in a class discussion? Students who do not participate in the classroom often will add to an online discussion. Make it public and anonymous or limit the viewing to your students and let them engage with each other.

Delving into Design

6 hrs.

 

Want to make your print or web project effective and user friendly? Explore the four design principles: proximity, alignment, repetition and contrast, as well as, the design elements of images, color and typography. Hands on projects will reinforce the concepts as you learn them.

Engaging Students with Your Website

3 hrs.

OLTEC15113

You have always wanted to try blogging. You heard how great online discussions are for critical thinking and writing skills. Create a 21st Century project to engage your students with your website.

Google Docs: Overview

60-75m

 

Google Docs provides users the ability to create, edit, and collaborate with others live on the web. It also integrates with Google Drive creating a single place for you to access your Google documents from anywhere. During this session we will dig into the Google environment to become acquainted with Google Drive and the variety of documents you can create, edit and share.

 

Google Forms: Gathering Information

60-75m

OLTEC16197

Do you find that you send out notices with questions through email and then have to manage transferring all the answers into a summary? Google Forms can help you be more efficient when collecting information from multiple people –whether it be parents, co-workers or even students. It can even be used as an assessment tool. Think of using a Google Forms as a handy survey tool for all kinds of purposes.

Google Forms: Formative Assessments

60-75m

OLTEC15185

This session will leverage the power of Google forms as an online classroom formative/summative assessment tool. Participants will learn the fundamental skills, tips, and tricks needed to create and manage quick easy online assessments using Google forms. Whether attending this session as an individual or content team please bring applicable curriculum materials needed top of pageto develop classroom based assessments.

Course Title

Clk  Hrs

Course Code

Description

Gradebook—how to maneuver/navigation

60-75m

 

Learn how to navigate the gradebook and how to use its functions. In this session, you will learn more about some of the tools that gradebook offers to make your grading practice more efficient and informative.

Gradebook—making groups and report options
(success coordinators/counselors/office staff of secondary schools)

60-75m

 

During this session, participants will experience how to utilize the gradebook to set up groups and generate reports for a wide variety of purposes. Class requires access beyond teacher role.

Gradebook—grading practices

60-75m

 

Engage in discussion regarding grading practices and learn how to set up your gradebook to reflect a standards-based environment. See how categories, score notes, class and assignment narratives can help track and communicate student progress. Explore how to leverage special scores and the scales to support grading for learning practices.

Insight: Teachers

(for classroom teachers only)

60-75m

OLTEC15504

Learn how to use Teacher Insight to look for data that would support TPEP goals, troubleshoot background issues within your classroom, or examine attendance or gradebook data for a specific student group.  Teacher Insight will even allow you to connect two pieces of data, such as seeing how a group of kids with attendance issues are doing in classroom grades, or how grades ultimately relate to state test scores.  This session will be very hands-on, and you will walk out with the ability to go further examine your classroom data. For classroom teachers only

Insight:   Office/Admin

60-75m

OLTEC15515

Learn the fundamentals of using Insight to answer your biggest and smallest data questions. Please note: Insight access is required for this class. If you aren’t sure whether you have access, please contact :LMS.Staff@everettsd.org

Managing School Business with OneNote - for Administrators 

60-75m

 

Permissions in the content library allow the staff leader to edit and publish information, but others can only view and copy the content.

        Staff meetings—For committee, grade level, departmental or PLC, OneNote has tight integration with Outlook and Office, along with rich search capabilities so you’ll never lose track of follow-ups.

        Initiatives—Plan out school initiatives collaboratively and keep things organized such as school improvements, LIF work, Student Council, and PTA.

        Data Tracking—Some schools have used this innovative and collaborative way to track student highs and lows (behavioral and academic) during top of pageschool over time.

Course Title

Clk  Hrs

Course Code

Description

Moodle Magic

3 hrs.

OLTEC15120

Discover the magic of Moodle

        Enhance student learning.

        Give students access to course materials from home.

        Find out how to use online learning tools.

You will experience Moodle as a student, learn how to manage Moodle tools as a teacher, create your online class environment and share the results with the other participants.

Office Tidbits

60-75m

OLTEC15186

Computer and Microsoft Office tips/tidbits/tricks for everyone. Will include tips for Word, Excel and a little Windows thrown in there. Class will also include Atomic Learning.

Outlook 2016 (online)

45-75m

OLTEC16147

Want to take full advantage of Outlook's powerful features? Ready to learn how Outlook can save you time and increase your flexibility? This course covers the fundamentals as well as advanced topics. Learn to get the most out of Outlook.

Putting a photo gallery on your website

60-75m

 

Want to show off student work or better yet show your students engaged in active learning? Gather your FERPA cleared photos and come learn how to create and embed a photo gallery on your website.

Staff Notebook for Classroom and Teacher Collaboration -  OneNote

60-75m

 

OneNote Staff Notebooks have a personal workspace for every staff member or teacher, a content library for shared information, and a collaboration space for everyone to work together, all within one personalized notebook. Work together on notes, tasks and plans in one notebook, and access it all with OneNote's powerful search.

 

Teacher Access Center - How to maneuver for teachers

60-75m

 

Learn how Teacher Access Center can provide you with a range of information about your students. In this session you will learn: to view students IEPs, 504 plans, health plans, grade history and assessment history. In TAC you will also find Cognos reports designed specifically for teachers like state student IDs, birthday lists, attendance history, transcript evaluation report and other information that can be exported into excel.

 

Using Moodle for Assignments:

60-75m

 

Moodle is an online course delivery system that can be used as an extension of your classroom. You can specify a task that requires students to prepare digital content (any format) and submit it by uploading. You can even assign a task, like a reflection, where they can type there content right into Moodle. Learn how to get started with Moodle and use online assignments.

Working with Digital Images

6 hrs.

 

Learn to resize pictures, edit and enhance photos to save those "Kodak top of pagemoments", and prepare your pictures for print and web publishing.

 

 

Course Descriptions for Online Courses:
* Hours only available for classified staff

Course Title

Clk  Hrs

Course Code

Description

Adobe Acrobat Pro - Online Training

3

OLTEC15107

Adobe Acrobat Pro enables you to deliver professional PDF communications. Learn how to create and edit PDF files with rich media included, share information more securely, gather feedback more efficiently, and much more! Learn how to make the most of Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Basic Word

60-75m

OLTEC15517

The basic Word class covers creating a document, using tables, columns, spell check, formatting, basic backstage options, ribbon, bullets, layout styles, moving, copying, pasting and graphics.

Being Savvy Online - online

4

OLTEC17192 

The Being Savvy Online Workshop consists of ideas on how to neutralize the dangers the Internet can sometimes pose.

Building a Classroom Website - online

10

OLTEC15132

This course explores what makes a good website, then gives you the foundation you need to build a website using our content management system. By the end of the course your website should be online and providing useful information to students and families.

Building a CMS Website - fast track - online

3

OLTEC15133

This course teaches you the basics of building a website with our content management system. After learning the basics you will have time to get started on your website.

Challenges in the Classroom - online

12

OLTEC17118

This course includes tutorials in Classroom Management Structures & Support, How Do I Motivate My Students?, How Do I Deal with Resistance to Change?, and Overcoming Test Anxiety.

Chromebooks - SBA Training online

7

OLTEC15135

This online course focuses on how to use the Chromebooks with students.  There are fourteen 30 minute modules covering chromebooks, Google Drive, digital citizenship and more.  You can pick and choose which modules you want to take.

Classroom Management Strategies - online*

1

OLTEC16190 

Learn a variety of behavior management philosophies and the best strategies for effectively improving behavior in the classroom with a positive approach.

Coding in the Classroom

5

OLTEC17128 

In this online training course, you will learn how to introduce coding concepts in your classroom and some of the tools that will help you do this efficiently and effectively. Each component of code will be broken down and then shown how to utilize this in the Literacy and/or STEAM curriculum.

Collaborating with Google Drive online

8

OLTEC15104

It’s time to learn how to access “the cloud.” Create spreadsheets, documents, presentations and surveys for your classroom that can be accessed anywhere, top of pageanytime. Share finished products with parents and other classrooms.

Course Title

Clk  Hrs

Course Code

Description

Communication Tune Up Training - online*

1 hr. 45 min.

OLTEC16162

Two communication experts discuss the important topics such as emotional context, language, empathy, electronic communication, perception, and intercultural communication.

Creating Podcasts - online

3

OLTEC16115 

This course includes Podcasting Workshop - An Introduction to Audio Podcasting and Audacity 2.0.3 Training. You will learn how to use Audacity, an open source application, to create audio files and podcasts for your website.

Delving into Design online

10

OLTEC15103

Want to make your print or web project effective and user friendly? Explore the four design principles: proximity, alignment, repetition and contrast, as well as, the design elements of images, color and typography. Hands on projects will reinforce the concepts as you learn them.

Effective Listening Training

1

OLTEC17149

A dynamic online training series that explores listening vs. hearing, the listening process, and types and styles of listening, responding, questioning, and understanding. 

Enhance your Communication Skills - online

6

OLTEC17124

Participants will learn simple steps that they can apply immediately to increase their listening power – and thereby increase their effectiveness at work. You will learn about best practices for communicating with your students' families and learn about some tools that can make that communication easier.

Evaluating Web Resources

4

OLTEC17163

The tutorials in this workshop series will guide the user through the important questions that teachers and students will face when using Web-based resources for classroom projects.

Getting up to speed with Moodle 2.8 - online

3

OLTEC16148

With the new Moodle upgrade to 2.8 comes a new interface and new features. Learn your way around the new Moodle.

Google Advanced Training

10.5

OLTEC16105

By reading, watching videos, and doing activities, you’ll learn cutting-edge strategies for integrating Google in your classroom with google's courses leading to Google Level 2 certification.

Google Apps for Education

3

OLTEC17127

In this module, we will take a look at Google Apps for Education (G Suite) and how it can be integrated into, and enhance instruction and learning. We will look at the individual components and their key benefits, along with the items that tie it all together. Google™ has created an ecosystem that can have a powerful impact on education. This series will make sure you are prepared to implement it effectively.

Google Classroom Plus

3

OLTEC17126

In this 3 hour class you will take 3 different tutorials on Atomic Learning, submit the completion certificates and complete an assignment. Google Classroom Training - Google™ Classroom provides teachers with a low-barrier, blended learning environment that is familiar to students. Collaborative Writing in the Cloud - Students will learn tips on how to work together effectively.Chrome Extensions for the Classroom - This fast-paced, online course introduces users to Google™ Chrome Extensions and suggests a number of extensions that will increase productivity and/or help solve common problems in education.

Google Fundamentals Training

12

OLTEC16104

By reading, watching videos, and doing activities, you’ll learn how to integrate Google in your classroom using Google's course developed for Google Level 1 certification.

How Do I Deal with Resistance to Change? - online

5

OLTEC17199 

This online learning module explores why we are resistant to change, why resistance to change is a natural human response, and how to best address resistance to improve the odds of success.

How Do I Motivate My Students? - online

3

OLTEC17191

In this online learning module, you will learn tips, techniques and best practices to increase student motivation and participation in your classroom.

Improving Communication Between Parents & Teachers

4

OLTEC17195

In this online course, you will learn about best practices for communicating with your students' families and learn about some tools that can make that communication easier. The tools covered in this course include apps that allow you to text families from your computer, send professional looking newsletters, create classroom websites, set up classroom chatrooms, and share your calendars with families.

Learners with Special Needs - online

16

OLTEC17119

This course is meant for mainstream teachers. You will learn the basics of special education. You will learn about tools to support students with Specific Learning Disabilities, with Dysgraphia, a learning disability that affects the writing process, and how to best support students with dyslexia in the classroom and in the community.

Moodle Magic online

3

OLTEC15105

You will experience Moodle as a student, learn how to manage Moodle tools as a teacher, create your online class environment and share the results with the other participants.

Moving Forward: Coding Grades 3-8

5

OLTEC17129

In this module, you will expand your basic knowledge of coding to explore other tools that will allow students to stretch themselves and create programs that demonstrate their learning in the classroom. The explorations of different sites that teach beyond blockly coding will show the possibilities of using code to create real-life products. Using devices and other peripherals, like makeymakey, spheros, and littleBits are also explored.

Multimedia Wizardry - online

5

OLTEC16116

This course explores how you can enhance your instruction by adding engaging and interactive elements using multimedia. You will explore a variety of resources and web tools including Office Mix, Microsoft Sway and Movie Maker.

Office 2016 - online

3-6

OLTEC16147

This course covers Office 2016 including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, as well as, giving an overview of the new features. You will write a reflection and complete built in assessments. Take the first 3 modules for 3 clock hour and the additional modules for up to 6 clock hours.

Outlook 2016 online

45m

OLTEC16147

Learn how to use Microsoft® Outlook® 2016. Learn how to create a rule or alert top of pagefor email messages, schedule a meeting in your calendar, create or edit your email signature and more.

Course Title

Clk  Hrs

Course Code

Description

Overcoming Test Anxiety - online

3

OLTEC17198

In this learning module, you will learn what test anxiety is, the causes of test anxiety, and some helpful exercises that you can do to help you to relax and to manage this anxiety.

Searching the Web - online

3.5

OLTEC16117

Successfully finding what you’re looking for on the Web, quickly and easily. The tutorials in this workshop series will introduce you to the different types of search tools that can be used for searching the Internet, briefly describing the advantages and disadvantages of each. You will move on to advanced search site features.

Special Ed Primer - online

4

OLTEC17170

This online learning module focuses on the basics of special education, with an emphasis on explaining all the jargon and acronyms that make up the special education world.

Successful Time Management Training - online

3

OLTEC17164

In this online training series, learn the myths of time management, how best to prioritize your activities and how to combat procrastination and be more productive.

Supporting Gifted and Talented Learners

5

OLTEC17197

In this online training series, you will learn about the latest research on how to best support gifted and talented learners in the classroom. This series is designed with teachers in mind, and begins with some background information on some characteristics and attributes that many gifted and talented learners share. We then dive into how to best support those students using various instructional techniques and technologies.

Tech for Students with Dysgraphia

4

OLTEC17193

In this online learning module, you will learn about how to support students with Dysgraphia, a learning disability that affects the writing process. This module focuses on research-based strategies to support students, and outlines multiple technologies that can be utilized in the classroom to support students.

Tech for Students with Dyslexia

4

OLTEC17194

In this online learning module, you will learn about how to support students with Dyslexia, a learning disability that affects the reading process. This module focuses on research-based strategies to support students, and outlines multiple technologies that can be utilized in the classroom to support students.

Tech for Students with Learning Disabilities

4

OLTEC17196

In this online workshop, you will learn about several tools to support students with Specific Learning Disabilities. This course was designed for LD students with needs in reading and writing, and related disorders such as ADHD and Executive Functioning Deficits.

The Gimp - Digital Image Magic - online

5

OLTEC16102

In this online training series, we are going to learn how to use GIMP in order to manipulate photos and create image compositions. This a comprehensive series that will teach you everything you need to know in order to become proficient in GIMP. We will cover importing and exporting images, saving files, making and editing selections, painting, creating text, using layers and filters, as well as retouching photos and creating an image composition.

The Social and Interactive Web - online

5

OLTEC15109

The Social and Interactive Web describes our online behavior. Blogs, wikis, and other  collaboration tools open doors for us to interact and be more social in the ways we use the Internet. Educators in all areas can benefit by infusing some or all of these technologies in their learning environments. In this online training workshop, learn how these tools work in order to apply them in educational settings.

Working with Digital Images online

10

OLTEC15106

Learn to resize pictures, edit and enhance photos to save those
top of page"Kodak moments", and prepare your pictures for print and web publishing. 

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