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!


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.

Elementary iPad Response Form and Loan Agreement

By Paul Lindgren | August 26, 2021
2021-22 School Year  Elementary iPad Loan Agreement Description of Terms Parent Responsibilities Your student has the opportunity to take home an iPad to improve and personalize his/her education this year.  It is essential that the following requirements be followed to…

Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

By Bridget Brown | August 26, 2021
Google Classroom is a powerful tool for teachers and students to interact and engage with online assignments, and activities. The following resource provides several tips to help teachers and learners maximize on all this tool has to offer.

Using Google Classroom and Google Docs on iPad

By Matt Lee | August 20, 2021
Students: Having troubles opening up Google Classroom assignments that contain Google Docs? Check out the resources below for a quick walk though of how you can open Google Docs in Safari from the Classroom app on your iPad. In Video…

Technology Update #61 – Back to School 2021

By Matt Lee | August 11, 2021
In this Issue Welcome Back to School! I hope everyone had a great summer and you’ve returned recharged and ready to go! There have been many changes to the technology that you use here at Westside. We’ve been working hard…

Getting Started with Webex in 2021

By Matt Lee | August 6, 2021
The all new Webex brings everyone together to do exceptional work: One easy-to-use and secure app to message, meet and get work done. For folks that have been using Webex over the past year, we’ve put together a resource highlighting…

Webex Upgrades!

By Matt Lee | August 3, 2021
Webex has changed dramatically since we first deployed it to start the 2020-21 school year. There are a TON of great new features and refinements to help make your life easier and more efficient. One App The first major change…

Technology Update #60 – New Staff Essentials 2021

By Matt Lee | August 3, 2021
Welcome to Westside! This email may be a bit long, but contains everything you need to know to get started with district technology and services. District Intranet The district Intranet is a shared Google file that houses important documents that…

Back to School 2021 Tech Offerings

By Matt Lee | July 7, 2021

Request an App or Service

By Matt Lee | June 2, 2021
iPad and macOS App and Online Service Request Policy and Procedure Last updated: July 29, 2022 Summary All rostered services will need to have rostering integration with Clever and be approved by the Teaching and Learning team. Apps for macOS…

Getting Started with your iPad

By Matt Lee | April 14, 2021
Got your iPad? Ready to be productive with it? Check out the slide show below for tips and tricks on how to get started! Click the image below to get started.