Fall 2022 Professional Learning

Want to learn more about Apple Classroom, iPad, Adobe or other teach tools? Looking to improve collaboration with your team or PLC? We're here to help! Check out our professional learning opportunities for the fall semester of the 2022-23 school year.

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Westside teachers earn Apple and Google certifications!

Apple Teachers are recognized for their understanding of how to use Apple products for teaching and learning. They have proven knowledge of using iPad, Mac, and built-in apps to enhance productivity and inspire creativity in their classrooms and beyond.

Google Certified Level 1 Educators are those that have learned the fundamentals of using Google tools in the classroom. Level 1 validates standard technology implementation skills.

Learn more here!

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Announcing Teachers in Technology! Westside’s technology professional learning program for teachers, by teachers.

Teachers in technology, or TNT for short, is a teacher facilitated program that works to improve how staff use technology in their classroom. Launching in the Spring of 2022, the first cohort of teachers will participate in the program in fall, 2022.

For more information, including how to apply to be a team member or in the cohort, click the link below.

TNT Information.

Canvaholic

By Matt Lee | January 26, 2023
Hi, my name is Kelly Kenny, and I am a Canvaholic. Truly. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s website, “-aholic” means one who likes (something) to excess. There are chocoholics, workaholics, shopaholics, bookaholics, and the list goes on. While all of…

Apple Certified Teachers

By Matt Lee | January 24, 2023
Apple Teachers at Westside Apple Teachers are recognized for their understanding of how to use Apple products for teaching and learning. They have proven knowledge of using iPad, Mac, and built-in apps to enhance productivity and inspire creativity in their…

Technology Update #75

By Matt Lee | January 20, 2023
In this Issue New Year, New Tools! With the start of the new year comes new beginnings. New students, courses, and of course, new tech tools! Before we jump into the new things, let’s take a quick look at the…

Financial Literacy for Students

By Bridget Brown | January 20, 2023
There is no disputing that being financially literate is an empowering life skill. Students who are provided with this knowledge and skills are much more effective at managing their financial resources for a lifetime of financial well-being.  With that in…

New for ’23: Good Notes

By Matt Lee | January 19, 2023
A great new addition to Westside is Good Notes! We already have access to several powerful note taking apps (i.e., Apple Notes, Notability) and Good Notes is a great alternative if you find those apps aren’t meeting your need –…

Canva for Education

By Matt Lee | January 19, 2023
With Canva for Education, you can create education presentations, lesson plans, worksheets, reports, posters, and more. You can empower your students through authentic assessments and tasks, enabling them to create beautiful, real-world deliverables quickly and easily. You can use Canva…

Digital Flashcards in GoodNotes

By Bridget Brown | January 9, 2023
Named the Apple iPad App of the year, GoodNotes is a great tool to engage your students in limitless digital note-taking. This App is equipped with a variety of digital papers, handwriting recognition, drawing tools, and easy organization via folders.…

Tech Tools for Communication and Creation

By Matt Lee | December 20, 2022
Learning can be deepened when students are asked to create products that express what they know or think. In particular, it’s the combination of communication and creation that can make these activities more instructionally meaningful. Deeper levels of Communication and…

Technology Update #74

By Matt Lee | December 15, 2022
In this Issue Welcome to the last issue of 2022! In this issue, we’ll take a look at new features added to many popular apps and services and new ways to use them. First, let’s take a look at Apple…

Movies in the Classroom…Is it Legal?

By Bridget Brown | November 30, 2022
Sharing a documentary, TV show, or movie can be a great way to engage students, drive deeper learning, and boost critical thinking.  But doing so requires us as educators to first be well-informed about copyright laws, and aware of school…