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.

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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.

Celebrate Black History Month with Creative Cloud Express

By Bridget Brown | February 8, 2022
Creative Cloud Express (formerly known as Adobe Spark) has developed an amazing collection of lesson plans and projects to honor achievements of Black Icons, retell historical events, and make an impact through social awareness. For Educators, Creative Cloud Express makes…

Laptop Frequently Asked Questions

By Matt Lee | February 3, 2022
In pursuit of higher levels of efficiency, performance and reliability, in the coming weeks we will be helping certified staff members transition from their current 4+ year-old laptops to new MacBook Air laptops with increased storage. DETAILS: GOAL: Provide up-to-date…

New Webex App

By Matt Lee | January 28, 2022
Starting on or around February 11, 2022 we’re simplifying things. Instead of having both a Webex Teams app and a Webex Meetings app installed on your Mac, you’ll find just one app – Webex. If you’ve been using Webex for…

Technology Update #67

By Matt Lee | January 19, 2022
In this Issue In this technology update, we’ll talk about the importance of running updates on your district devices, and then take a look at some features of Keynote you may not know about. Then, we’ll dive into how to…

3D Models in Explain Everything

By Bridget Brown | January 12, 2022
Explain Everything Whiteboard has now partnered with the market leading 3D platform, Sketchfab, making it possible to utilize 3D models on the digital whiteboard. Having the ability to use 3D models in a digital whiteboard environment provides a way to…

Technology.Update #66

By Matt Lee | December 10, 2021
Issue 66 In this Issue Welcome to the last issue before the winter break! We’ll take a look at a new resource for all Westside teachers and principals (Signup Genius), review some cold weather best practices, and then take a…

Using SignUP Genius for Teachers

By Matt Lee | December 2, 2021
Accessing Your School’s Account Westside Teachers now have access to SignUp Genius Premium! To get started, go to www.signupgenius.com and enter your school email address and password as you normally would when accessing your personal account with SignUpGenius. If you…

Technology.Update #65

By Matt Lee | November 11, 2021
In this Issue BACKUP! Backing up your data is a critical piece of technology hygiene. In this issue we talk about how to back critical files on your iPad, and go over new features in iPadOS 15. We also introduce…

Backing Up Notability

By Matt Lee | November 3, 2021
Backing up your Notability files is quick and easy! Check out the PDF below to learn how to configure Notability to automatically back up to Google Drive.

Backing up Explain Everything

By Matt Lee | November 3, 2021
If you are a user of Explain Basics (nee Explain Everything / Explain EDU) it’s wise to back up your files. The education version doesn’t sync your files to iCloud so you’ll need to manually back up from time to…