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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We publish our newsletter monthly with tips, tricks and technology updates. Click the link below to browse through the archive.

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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!


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.

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…

Technology.Update #64

By Matt Lee | October 27, 2021
Issue 64 In this Issue Welcome to issue #63! In this update we’ll talk through iPad updates, iWork updates and have a quick tip for how to multitask easier on iPad! Time to update – Students AND Staff On Monday,…

What is TNT?

By Matt Lee | October 25, 2021
Teachers in Technology or TNT is Westside’s new technology integration program. This program is designed by teachers, for teachers. Goals To develop capacity in teachers to effectively implement new and existing technology into their classroom. To facilitate support system in…

Wanted! A Few Good Teachers

By Matt Lee | October 20, 2021
We’re looking for a few Dynamic Teachers! Are you excited about new technology and the opportunities these provide to your students? Are you someone who embraces the technology, and is willing to learn alongside students while giving them opportunities to…

Technology Update #63

By Matt Lee | September 21, 2021
In this Issue It’s all about the updates! This issue is short and focused. Come learn about how iPad updates work, what’s new with iPadOS 15 and then we’ll hit a quick tip on how to make your very own…

Getting Started with Apple Classroom

By Bridget Brown | September 8, 2021
Classroom turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping a teacher guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student device at the…

Technology Update #62

By Matt Lee | August 30, 2021
Issue 62 In this Issue Welcome to issue #61! In this issue we take a look at tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your iPad. These include running updates, using Google apps and services and…