June 2013 WRESA Update Course Descriptions

 

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Registration Deadline:  6/17/13

 

Date(s): June 27, 2013

 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee: $35

This one-day session focuses on teachers/administrators who have taught 0 – 25 years and want assistance with critical retirement information and decision making before they retire.  This session will review the  implications and repercussions of early-mid career decisions, laws, policies and processes, benefit options and investment plans.  The workshop will be conducted by Robert Ayers, WRESA Retirement Consultant.  The session will be facilitated by Bob Byrd, School Improvement Specialist, and Dr. April Spencer, Secondary Education Consultant.  Session limited to 25 participants.   If you have questions, contact Bob Byrd, ext. 23, bbyrd@wresa.org or Dr. April Spencer, ext. 20, aspencer@wresa.org

 

Registration Fee: $35    Registration Deadline: 6/17/13   

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7 Habits of Highly Effective People Training

Registration Deadline: 7/3/13

Date(s):   July 12, 25 and 29

 Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee:  $100  (three-day training including the manual)

 

This 3-day training is for all school leaders who want to develop a clear definition of their top priorities and the results they want. As our lives have expanding workloads, wouldn’t it be nice to have the tools to feel more satisfied with what you accomplish each day both personally and professionally? All educators are being asked to demonstrate leadership in their profession and this training will put you on that path! This workshop is limited to 20 participants. Your instructor is Dr. April Spencer, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator/Certified Trainer.  For more information, contact April at aspencer@wresa.org, 828.418.0011, ext. 20.  Contact Hours: 15

 

Registration Fee:  $100  (three-day training including the manual)   Registration Deadline:  7/3/13

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Reading 3D

Registration Deadline: 7/20/13

Date(s):   July 30, 31, & August 1

 Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee:  $60

 

This training is an overview for teachers new to Reading 3D and a refresher for those teachers who have already received the two-day product training.  During this session, participants will make connections to the foundational skills of reading, practice administration procedures and discuss the use of data to guide instruction.  Participants will also have opportunities to explore related resources for each assessment and practical applications for the classroom, including time management, organization and materials. Presenter will be Kimberli McWhirter, K-3 Literacy Consultant for Region 8. If you have questions, please contact Karen Sumner at ksumner@wresa.org or 828-418-0011, ext. 26.  Contact Hours:  12

 

Registration Fee: $60    Registration Deadline:  7/20/13

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Leadership in the Classroom: An Overview of Using the Seven Habits

Registration Deadline:  7/23/13

Date(s):   August 2, 2013

 Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee:  $35

 

In this session, participants will be provided an overview of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This workshop connects to the Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Standards on teacher leadership by helping educators to become better leaders and more effectively demonstrate leadership skills in their schools. In this overview, participants will learn about the 7 Habits that will instruct them to: take leadership initiative, balance classroom priorities, improve communication skills, use collaboration effectively, and apply principles for achieving a balanced life. This session will be led by Dr. April Spencer, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator who is a certified trainer.  If you have questions, contact April at aspencer@wresa.org, ext. 20. Contact Hours:  5.

 

Registration Fee: $35    Registration Deadline:   7/23/13

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PLC Best Practice Collaborative

Registration Deadline:  7/29/13

Date(s):   August 5, 2013

 Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee:  $35

 

 

Join us for a PLC collaborative day where leaders can share examples and discuss best practices in scheduling PLCs, developing and following PLC agendas, and monitoring PLC activities. Participants will also have the opportunity to collaborate with regional administrators in their grade span who have developed successful site level PLCs. Facilitators for the session will be Dr. April Spencer, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, and Dr. Karen Sumner, Western Region Education Facilitator. If you have questions, please contact ksumner@wresa.org or 828-418-0011 ext 26.  Contact Hours: 5

 

Registration Fee: $35    Registration Deadline:  7/29/13

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***SESSION IS FULL***Junior Great Books Shared Inquiry Blended Core Sequence – Grades K-12

Registration Deadline: 7/29/13

Date(s):   August 6, 2013

 Time: 8:30 - 3:30

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee:  $175

 

 This blended core sequence combines six hours of face-to-face training with four online and self-scheduled one-hour sessions. The training will prepare K-12 teachers to conduct Shared Inquiry discussions which will increase reading, speaking, writing, and discussion skills with the use of outstanding literature or informational text.  This course and the methods taught are highly aligned with the CCSS.  In the Blended Core Sequence participants learn what Shared Inquiry is, how to prepare for and lead Shared Inquiry discussion, and how to conduct classroom activities. A “Starting Off Strong” classroom kit for 30 students is included free to provide the practice with your students in support of the online hours.  Teachers will earn 10 contact hours of professional development and can receive an hour of graduate credit for an additional fee. If you have questions, please contact Karen at ksumner@wresa.org or 828-418-0011, ext. 26.

 

Registration Fee: $175    Registration Deadline:  7/29/13 

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21st Century Mentor Training

Registration Deadline:  8/1/13

Date(s):   August 9, 2013

 Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee:  $35

 

Supporting our beginning teachers in 21st Century teaching methodology is critical for their success. This mentor training is designed for teachers interested in mentoring beginning teachers or practicing mentors who need updated training. The training follows the revised 21st century mentor standards and includes all new material and activities aligned with 21st century beginning teacher needs. Presenter will be Dr. Karen Sumner, Western Region Education Facilitator. If you have questions, please contact Karen at ksumner@wresa.org or 828-418-0011 ext. 26.  Contact Hours:  5

 

Registration Fee: $35    Registration Deadline:   8/1/13

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The Science House Presents: Safety Sense: Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Registration Deadline: 8/5/13

Date(s):   August 13-14, 2013

 Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee:  $110

 

Join us for a Science Safety Train-the-Trainer workshop! Come prepared to create or improve upon your school science safety or Chemical Hygiene Plan. Every school will need to update their Chemical Hygiene Plan accordingly and retrain all of their science, art, graphics and horticulture teachers as well as any other teacher who deals with hazardous chemicals or works in proximity to hazardous chemicals. In this 2-day professional development opportunity, The Science House will provide you with the knowledge base, the resources, and a variety of tools to support you as you train other teachers in your school or system! OSHA regulations that affect schools (HazCom Standard CFR 1910.1200, Lab Standard CFR 1910.1450, and many others) will be discussed.  We will provide you with free tools including an on-line safety database of regulations and recommendations, PowerPoints to use with your teachers, and safety checklists. CDs and handouts will be provided.  Dr. Teresa Cowan of The Science House will be leading this workshop, and Gina Barrier from The Science House will be assisting. If you have questions, please contact April Spencer at 828.418.0011 ext. 20 or aspencer@wresa.org.  Contact Hours:  10

 

Registration Fee: $110   Registration Deadline:   8/5/13

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This Session is in the Process of being Rescheduled! Check back soon!

 

Date(s):   This Session is in the Process of being Rescheduled! Check back soon!

 Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee: $60

 

This workshop helps teachers understand how to use a set of research-based instructional strategies that, when implemented with quality and fidelity, have a high likelihood of improving student achievement.  These strategies are based on a meta-analysis of research on instruction that was conducted in 1998 (Marzano) and updated in 2010 (Beesley & Apthorp). The information presented during the workshop reflects the updated analysis as presented in the Classroom Instruction that Works, 2nd edition (Dean, Hubbell, Pitler & Stone). Dr. Vicki Foster will be the presenter.  Dr. Foster, a principal consultant at McREL, provides teachers and administrators with in-depth professional development in effective instructional practices.   If you have questions, contact Jan Webster at 828.418.0011, ext. 21 or jwebster@wresa.org.  Contact Hours: 10

 

Registration Fee: $60      

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Literacy in the Content Area – Grades K-8

Registration Deadline:  9/6/13

Date(s):   September 12, 2013

 Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee:  $35

 

Come join us for a day of non-fiction reading exploration. The workshop, organized  before, during, and after reading strategies, focuses on text complexity, content area reading selections, and higher-order thinking skills. We will also share free resources available to support literacy and non-fiction reading selections, from text exemplars to lesson plans. Presenters will be Jason Rhodes, Regional Professional Development Consultant, and Dr. Karen Sumner, Western Region Education Facilitator.  This workshop could fulfill literacy requirements.   If you have questions, please contact ksumner@wresa.org or 828-418-0011, ext. 26.  Contact Hours:  5

 

 

Registration Fee: $35     Registration Deadline: 9/6/13    

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Using Interactive Whiteboards to Focus on the Mathematical Practices of the Common Core – Grades K-12

Registration Deadline:  9/9/13

Date(s):   September 16, 2013

 Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee:  $35

 

In this session, participants experience whiteboard technology while they develop classroom materials around the mathematical practices.  By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to do the following:  engage in thoughtful discourse related to mathematical practices; explore online resources and build presentations that illustrate an understanding of mathematical practices; share and discuss lessons, concepts, and examples in an online environment.  The presenter will be Alicia O’Neil from Pearson.   She currently travels nationwide to support administrators, math educators and education coaches in their work with  math, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), and the integration of technology.  If you have questions, contact Jan Webster, 828.418.0011, ext. 21 or jwebster@wresa.org.  Contact Hours: 5

 

Registration Fee: $35    Registration Deadline:   9/9/13

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Tech Tools for Teachers (* New Date Nov 26)

NOTE:  BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE

Registration Deadline:  9/13/13

Date(s):   Nov 26, 2013

 Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee:  $35

 

Nurturing critical thinking and creativity are integral aspects of 21st Century Teaching. This workshop will provide user friendly web tools that you can implement immediately in your classroom to promote collaboration, teach your curriculum, and assess student learning. Presenters will be Dr. Karen Sumner, Western Region Education Facilitator, and Tina Joyner, WRESA Technology Coordinator.  If you have questions, please contact Karen at  ksumner@wresa.org or 828-418-0011, ext. 26 or Tina at tjoyner@wresa.org, ext. 19.  Contact Hours: 5

Registration Fee:  $35   Registration Deadline:    9/13/13

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Read, Write and Think Like a Scientist – Grades K-12

Registration Deadline:  9/16/13

Date(s):   September 23-24, 2013

 Time: 9:00 - 3:30

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee:  $60

 

Begin to integrate literacy strategies into your STEM/Science lessons.  When approached from a stance of inquiry, reading and writing develop literacy skills as well as content knowledge and scientific thinking.  One serves the other.  Participants will learn how this reciprocal relationship is fostered with rich text, digital media, interactive writing and high-yield reading strategies leading to critical analysis skills applicable to written text, science labs, media and more. 

This two day workshop could fulfill literacy requirements.  The presenter will be from Discovery Education.  Contact Jan Webster at 828.418.0011, ext. 21, if you have questions. Contact Hours: 10.

 

Registration Fee:  $60   Registration Deadline:   9/16/13

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Habitudes for Arts Education in the 21st Century and Beyond

(Cancelled)

Registration Deadline:  9/18/13

Date(s):   September 25, 2013

 Time: 9:00 - 3:00

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee:  $35

 

How do the “habitudes” imagination, passion and curiosity contribute to being a flexible, creative problem solver? Teachers will spend the day working on habits and attitudes that will help develop 21st century success for their arts education students.  We will use the framework for 21st century learning to explore skills knowledge and expertise students should master.  Teachers will leave with resources that help enhance these critical skills in any K-12 classroom. If you have questions, please contact April Spencer at 828.418.0011, ext. 20 or aspencer@wresa.org.  Contact Hours: 5

 

Registration Fee:  $35   Registration Deadline:   9/18/13

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Online Course: Book Study - Teaching with Love and Logic

Registration Deadline:  June 5, 2013

Date(s):   June 15-July 30

 

Registration Fee:  $35.00 plus purchase of book

 

Do you find yourself making the same demands of your children or students every day, only to end up with both sides frustrated and/or angry? The ideas presented in Teaching with Love and Logic work great for parents and teachers, providing philosophy and examples for how to inspire and prepare young people for a world where they can and will make thoughtful decisions. Purchase of the book is required for participation. Book study facilitator will be Dr. Karen Sumner, Western Region Education Facilitator. If you have questions, please contact ksumner@wresa.org or 828-418-0011, ext. 26.  Contact Hours: 15

Registration Fee:  $35 plus purchase of book       Registration Deadline:  June 5, 2013

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Online Course: Book Study - NurtureShock

Registration Deadline:  6/5/13

Date(s):   June 17 – July 29

 

Registration Fee:  $35 plus purchase of book

 

NurtureShock is a collection of essays popularizing recent research that challenges conventional wisdom about kids. In this class, we will explore a range of subjects: adolescents' sleep needs and the effects of sleep deprivation, children's attitudes toward skin color and race, why children lie, the dangers of using a single intelligence test at an early age to determine giftedness, how interactions with other children affect relationships with siblings, how self-control can be taught, and the development of language in young children. Their findings are often surprising. This 6-week online book study will allow us to read and discuss these ideas as well as offer ways this can impact our roles with the children we serve. The participants will need to purchase the book prior to the start of class. Dr. April Spencer, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, will lead this book discussion. If you have questions, contact her at 828.418.0011, ext. 20 or aspencer@wresa.org.  Contact Hours:  15

Registration Fee:  $35 plus purchase of book   Registration Deadline:   6/5/13

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Online Course - P.E. & Healthful Living: Essential Standards, RBT and Assessment

Registration Deadline:  6/20/13

Date(s):   July 1-July 30, 2013

 

Registration Fee:  $35

 

Healthful Living and PE courses have changed markedly since many of us were in school. This online session will involve a deep exploration of the PE/Healthful Living essential standards, Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, and common exams. Participants will develop lessons that encourage higher order thinking and collaboration while remaining focused on the importance of movement and establishing life-long healthy habits. Online facilitator will be Dr. Karen Sumner, Western Region Education Facilitator. If you have questions, please contact Karen at ksumner@wresa.org or 828-418-0011 ext. 26.  Contact Hours:  10

Registration Fee:  $35    Registration Deadline:   6/20/13

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Introduction to Word 2003 - Online Tutorial

Word XP or Word 2003

ONLINE SESSION 

 

Date(s): Through the 2013-14 school year

 

Registration Fee: $35

 

This is an Introductory level online course consisting of activities and tutorials designed for Word XP or Word 2003. If you have an earlier version of Word, you may notice a few differences in the views and toolbars. The basics however, are the same. This course is NOT designed for Word version 2007. If you have Word 2007 you should sign up for Beginning Word 2007.

CEU Credit: To receive CEU credit from your LEA, you must register, receive confirmation,  complete and submit  all course assignments. Upon completion of the course you will be given a certificate which you may send to your Central Office for the equivalent CEUs. Important! Some LEAs require prior approval of workshops and courses to be submitted for CEUs.

Course Requirements: Basic familiarity with computers and the Windows operating system, Word installed on your computer, Javascript enabled,  the ability to send and receive email (including attachments),  and completion of all course assignments.

Course Contents: To the right  you find a list of course modules.

Time needed to complete this course: 10 hours

CEUs awarded by LEA: 1 (One)

Assignments to be submitted: 2

Module 1: Starting Word: options

Module 2: Getting oriented: views, menus, toolbars

Module 3: Opening an existing document; saving options

Module 4: Cursors and Pointer Appearances

Module 5: Navigation; selecting, editing, and formatting text

Module 6:  Entering text; spell-checking; grammar

Module 7: Formatting options: styles, manual and Autoformat

Module 8: Graphics: ClipArt and pictures; The Drawing Toolbar: shapes, lines, arrows, text boxes, WordArt (Assignment  1 Due)  

Module 9: Previewing and printing

Module 10: Word Project  (Assignment 2 Due)

 

Click here to download this manual in pdf format

 

Home     Online Registration  (This registration can be found on the June 2013 registration form)

Register online.  For questions contact Kathy Carver, 828.418.0011, ext. 18 or email kcarver@wresa.org or cgeorge@wresa.org.

 


 

Introduction to PowerPoint 2003 - Online Tutorial

PowerPoint XP or PowerPoint 2003

ONLINE SESSION 

 

Date(s): Through the 2013-14 school year

 

Registration Fee: $35

 

This is an Introductory level online course consisting of activities and tutorials designed for PowerPoint XP or PowerPoint 2003. If you have an earlier version of PowerPoint, you may notice a few differences in the views and toolbars. The basics however, are the same. This course is NOT designed for PowerPoint version 2007. If you have PowerPoint 2007 you should sign up for Beginning PowerPoint 2007.

CEU Credit: To receive CEU credit from your LEA, you must register, receive confirmation,  complete and submit  all course assignments. Upon completion of the course you will be given a certificate which you may send to your Central Office for the equivalent CEUs. Important! Some LEAs require prior approval of workshops and courses to be submitted for CEUs.

Course Requirements: Basic familiarity with computers and the Windows operating system, PowerPoint XP installed on your computer, Javascript enabled,  the ability to send and receive email (including attachments),  and completion of all course assignments.

Course Contents: To the right  you find a list of course modules.

Time needed to complete this course: 10 hours

CEUs awarded by LEA: 1 (One)

Assignments to be submitted: 2

Module 1: Starting PowerPoint: options

Module 2: Getting oriented: views, menus, toolbars

Module 3: Opening an existing presentation; saving options

Module 4: Creating a presentation using Presentation Templates

Module 5: Entering text, spell-checking, formatting text and backgrounds

Module 6: Creating a presentation from Outline View

Module 7: Creating a presentation from scratch

Module 8: Adding animation, music, and sound to your presentation (Assignment  1 Due)

Module 9: PowerPoint Project  (Assignment 2 Due)

 

Click here to download the manual for this course in pdf format

Home     Online Registration  (This registration can be found on the June 2013 registration form)

Register online.  For questions contact Kathy Carver, 828.418.0011, ext. 18 or email kcarver@wresa.org or cgeorge@wresa.org.

 


 

Introduction to Excel 2003 - Online Tutorial

Excel XP or Excel 2003

ONLINE SESSION 

 

Date(s): Through the 2013-14 school year

 

Registration Fee: $35

 

This is an Introductory level online course consisting of activities and tutorials designed for Excel XP or Excel 2003. If you have an earlier version of Excel, you may notice a few differences in the views and toolbars. The basics however, are the same.  This course is NOT designed for Excel version 2007. We do not currently offer this course in Excel 2007 format.

CEU Credit: To receive CEU credit from your LEA, you must  complete submit  all course assignments. Upon completion of the course you will be given a certificate which you may send to your Central Office for the equivalent CEUs. Important! Some LEAs require prior approval of workshops and courses to be submitted for CEUs.

Course Requirements: Basic familiarity with computers and the Windows operating system.

Course Contents: To the right  you find a list of course modules.

Time needed to complete this course: 10 hours

CEUs awarded by LEA: 1 (One)

Assignments to be submitted: 2

Module 1: Starting Excel: options

Module 2: Getting oriented: views, menus, toolbars

Module 3: Opening an existing workbook; saving options

Module 4: Navigation: Moving Within an Excel Workbook

Module 5: Entering Data: Creating an Attendance Sheet

Module 6:  Sorting Functions

Module 7: Creating Simple Formulas

Module 8: Creating a Workbook for Attendance and Grades  (Assignment  1 Due)

Module 9: Using the Chart Wizard 

Module 10: Excel Project (Assignment 2 Due)

 

Click here to download the manual for this course in pdf format

Home     Online Registration  (This registration can be found on the June 2013 registration form)

Register online.  For questions contact Kathy Carver, 828.418.0011, ext. 18 or email kcarver@wresa.org or cgeorge@wresa.org.

 


 

Intermediate Word 2003 - Online Tutorial

Word XP or Word 2003

ONLINE SESSION 

 

Date(s): Through the 2013-14 school year

 

Registration Fee: $35

 

This is an Intermediate level online course consisting of activities and tutorials designed for Word XP or Word 2003. If you have an earlier version of Word, you may notice a few differences in the views and toolbars. The basics however, are the same.  This course is NOT designed for Word version 2007. We do not currently offer this course in Word 2007 format.

CEU Credit: To receive CEU credit from your LEA, you must register, receive confirmation, download the Practice Files, and  complete and submit  all course assignments. Upon completion of the course you will be mailed a certificate which you may send to your Central Office for the equivalent CEUs. Important! Some LEAs require prior approval of workshops and courses to be submitted for CEUs.

Course Requirements: Basic familiarity with computers and the Windows operating system, the completion of an Introductory Word course or equivalent experience in using Word, Word installed on your computer, Javascript enabled,  the ability to send and receive email (including attachments),  and completion of all course assignments. 

Course Contents: To the right  you find a list of course modules.

Time needed to complete this course: 10 hours

CEUs awarded by LEA: 1 (One)

Assignments to be submitted: 5

Module 1: Styles and Templates: Applying Styles; Creating Styles; Redefining and Deleting Styles; Using Templates; Creating and Saving Templates (Assignment 1 Due)

Module 2: Outlines: Organizing Ideas; Creating Outline Headings; Viewing Your Outline; Changing Heading Levels (Assignment 2 Due)

Module 3: Tables: Drawing a Table; Performing Calculations in a Table; Creating Charts; Importing Worksheets and Data (Assignment 3 Due)

Module 4: Columns:Creating Columns; Inserting Graphics; Using Borders and Shading (Assignment 4 Due)

Module 5: Envelopes, Labels, Mass Mailings (Assignment 5 Due)

 

Click here to download the manual for this course in pdf format

Home     Online Registration  (This registration can be found on the June 2013 registration form)

Register online.  For questions contact Kathy Carver, 828.418.0011, ext. 18 or email kcarver@wresa.org or cgeorge@wresa.org.

 


 

Intermediate Excel 2003 - Online Tutorial

Excel XP or Excel 2003

ONLINE SESSION 

 

Date(s): Through the 2013-14 school year

 

Registration Fee: $35

 

This is an Intermediate level online course consisting of activities and tutorials designed for Excel XP or Excel 2003. If you have an earlier version of Excel, you may notice a few differences in the views and toolbars. The basics however, are the same.  This course is NOT designed for Excel version 2007. We do not currently offer this course in Excel 2007 format.

CEU Credit: To receive CEU credit from your LEA, you must register, receive confirmation, download the Practice Files, and  complete and submit  all course assignments. Upon completion of the course you will be mailed a certificate which you may send to your Central Office for the equivalent CEUs. Important! Some LEAs require prior approval of workshops and courses to be submitted for CEUs.

Course Requirements: Basic familiarity with computers and the Windows operating system, the completion of an Introductory Excel course or equivalent experience in using Excel, Excel installed on your computer, Javascript enabled,  the ability to send and receive email (including attachments),  and completion of all course assignments.

Course Contents: To the right  you find a list of course modules.

Time needed to complete this course: 10 hours

CEUs awarded by LEA: 1 (One)

Assignments to be submitted: 5

Module 1: Review of Excel Basics

Entering data and formatting a worksheet; Simple formulas; Formatting tables .(Assignment 1 Due.)

Module 2: Conditional Formatting

Module 3: Inserting Pictures and Drawings. (Assignment 2 Due.) 

Module 4: More About Formulas

How formulas work; Formula syntax .  (Assignment 3 Due.)

Module 5: More About Functions

How functions work; Multiple functions within functions; The formula palette; Linking functions from other worksheets .

Module 6: More About Charts

Creating charts; Adding and removing data; Formatting charts . (Assignment 4 Due.)

Module 7: Excel Databases  

Definitions and terms; Sorting and filtering; Using data forms. (Assignment 5 Due.)

 

Click here to download the manual for this course in pdf format

Home     Online Registration  (This registration can be found on the June 2013 registration form)

Register online.  For questions contact Kathy Carver, 828.418.0011, ext. 18 or email kcarver@wresa.org or cgeorge@wresa.org.

 


 

Intermediate PowerPoint 2003 - Online Tutorial

PowerPoint XP or PowerPoint 2003

ONLINE SESSION 

 

Date(s): Through the 2013-14 school year

 

Registration Fee: $35

 

This is an Intermediate level online course consisting of activities and tutorials designed for PowerPoint XP or PowerPoint 2003. If you have an earlier version of PowerPoint, you may notice a few differences in the views and toolbars. The basics however, are the same.  This course is NOT designed for PowerPoint version 2007. We do not currently offer this course in PowerPoint 2007 format.

CEU Credit: To receive CEU credit from your LEA, you must register, receive confirmation, download the Practice Files, and  complete and submit  all course assignments. Upon completion of the course you will be mailed a certificate which you may send to your Central Office for the equivalent CEUs. Important! Some LEAs require prior approval of workshops and courses to be submitted for CEUs.

Course Requirements: Basic familiarity with computers and the Windows operating system, the completion of an Introductory PowerPoint course or equivalent experience in using PowerPoint, PowerPoint installed on your computer, Javascript enabled,  the ability to send and receive email (including attachments),  and completion of all course assignments. 

Course Contents: To the right  you find a list of course modules.

Time needed to complete this course: 10 hours

CEUs awarded by LEA: 1 (One)

Assignments to be submitted: 6

Module 1: Review of PowerPoint Basics

Views; Slides, Layouts, Text and Formatting; Slide Transitions and Animations . Assignment 1 Due

Module 2: Creating a Presentation From a Word Outline

Word Outlines and Heading Styles; Opening a Word Document in PowerPoint; Applying a Design Template, Changing Fonts and Bullet Styles; Promoting and Demoting Paragraphs . Assignment 2 Due

Module 3: Tables and Worksheets

Inserting and Editing a Word Table; Formatting an Inserted Word Table; Creating a Table in PowerPoint Using the Insert Table Button; Using the Table Slide Layout. . Assignment 3 Due

Module 4: Charts and Microsoft Graph

Add a Chart to a Presentation Using the Insert Chart Button; Modifying the Chart's Data Sheet; Formatting the Chart . Assignment 4 Due

Module 5: Templates and the Slide Master

Changing Master Text and Title Styles; Creating Custom Design Templates; Creating Custom Content Templates; Adding a Template to the AutoContent Wizard. Assignment 5 Due

Module 6: Presentations and Printing

Previewing the Slide Show; Highlighting Parts of the Slide Show; Using the Slide Show Menu; Saving the Presentation to the Web; Printing the Presentation

Module 7: Create an Interactive Presentation

Hyperlinks and Action Buttons; Creating an Interactive Presentation. Assignment 6 Due

 

Click here to download the manual for this course in pdf format

Home     Online Registration  (This registration can be found on the June 2013 registration form)

Register online.  For questions contact Kathy Carver, 828.418.0011, ext. 18 or email kcarver@wresa.org or cgeorge@wresa.org.

 


 

Internet for Educators - Online Tutorial

ONLINE SESSION 

 

Date(s): Through the 2013-14 school year

 

Registration Fee: $35

 

This is an Introductory level online course consisting of activities and tutorials designed for Internet Explorer 5.0 or later. If you have an earlier version of Internet Explorer or if you use another browser, you may notice a few differences in the views and toolbars. The basics however, are the same.  W

CEU Credit: To receive CEU credit from your LEA, you must register, receive confirmation, download the Practice Files, and  complete and submit  all course assignments. Upon completion of the course you will be mailed a certificate which you may send to your Central Office for the equivalent CEUs. Important! Some LEAs require prior approval of workshops and courses to be submitted for CEUs.

Course Requirements: Basic familiarity with computers and the Windows operating system, Internet Explorer installed on your computer, the ability to send and receive email (including attachments),  and completion of all course assignments. 

Course Contents: To the right  you find a list of course modules.

Time needed to complete this course: 10 hours

CEUs awarded by LEA: 1 (One)

Assignments to be submitted: 4

Module 1: Using Internet Explorer

Module 2: Using Search Engines

Module 3: Using Online Resource Catalogues (Module 3 Assignment 1 due)

Module 4: Collecting - Submitting  Subject Area/Grade Level Lesson Plans (Module 4 Assignment 1-3 due)

Module 5:  Links of Interest

 

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Home     Online Registration  (This registration can be found on the June 2013 registration form)

Register online.  For questions contact Kathy Carver, 828.418.0011, ext. 18 or email kcarver@wresa.org or cgeorge@wresa.org.

 


ONLINE SESSION 

 

Date(s): Through the 2013-14 school year

 

Registration Fee: $35

 

This is an Advanced level online course consisting of activities and tutorials designed for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Internet Explorer

CEU Credit: To receive CEU credit from your LEA, you must register, receive confirmation,  complete and submit  all course assignments. Upon completion of the course you will be given a certificate which you may send to your Central Office for the equivalent CEUs. Important! Some LEAs require prior approval of workshops and courses to be submitted for CEUs.

Course Requirements: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel installed on your computer, access to the Internet,  Javascript enabled,  the ability to send and receive email (including attachments),  and completion of all course assignments.

Project to be developed: Choose one of the following

·        A Lesson Plan appropriate for your grade level that incorporates the use of the Internet

·        A Lesson Plan appropriate for your grade level that incorporates the use of either Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, or Excel

·        A Unit Outline appropriate for your grade level that incorporates the use of technology

·        Develop a Website for homework assignments and help

·        Other project approved by the instructor

Course Contents: To the right  you find a list of course modules.

Time needed to complete this course: 10 hours

CEUs awarded by LEA: 1 (One)

Assignments to be submitted: 4

Module 1: Plan for Curriculum / Technology Integration

Module 2: Exploring DPI and Other Resources for Curriculum and Technology

Module 3: Developing a Unit/Lesson plan Template

Module 4: Exploring Sample Technology Integration Projects Rubrics

Module 5: Collecting Resources for Your  Curriculum-Technology Integration Project

Module 6: Developing a Technology Integration Project

Assignments to be completed:

A  Microsoft Excel inventory of technology resources (Resources.xls)

A copy of your Collected Websites folder

A  Microsoft Word or PowerPoint document Unit-Lesson Plan Template.dot

A Microsoft Excel document Scoring Rubric.xls

 

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Home     Online Registration  (This registration can be found on the June 2013 registration form)

Register online.  For questions contact Kathy Carver, 828.418.0011, ext. 18 or email kcarver@wresa.org or cgeorge@wresa.org.

 


 

Beginning Word 2007 - Online Tutorial

ONLINE SESSION 

 

Date(s): Through the 2013-14 school year

 

Registration Fee: $35

 

This is an Introductory level online course consisting of activities and tutorials designed for Word 2007. If you have an earlier version of Word, you should take the course Introduction to Word XP

CEU Credit: To receive CEU credit from your LEA, you must register, receive confirmation,  complete and submit  all course assignments. Upon completion of the course you will be given a certificate which you may send to your Central Office for the equivalent CEUs. Important! Some LEAs require prior approval of workshops and courses to be submitted for CEUs.

Course Requirements: Basic familiarity with computers and the Windows operating system, Word 2007 installed on your computer,  the ability to send and receive email (including attachments),  and completion of all course assignments.

Course Contents: To the right you find a list of course modules.

Time needed to complete this course: 10 hours

CEUs awarded by LEA: 1 (One)

Assignments to be submitted: 2

 

 

Module 1: Starting Word: options

Module 2: Getting oriented: views, menus, toolbars

Module 3: Opening an existing document; saving options

Module 4: Cursors and Pointer Appearances

Module 5: Navigation; selecting, editing, and formatting text

Module 6:  Entering text; spell-checking; grammar

Module 7: Formatting options: styles, manual and Autoformat

Module 8: Graphics: ClipArt and pictures; The Drawing Toolbar: shapes, lines, arrows, text boxes, WordArt (Assignment  1 Due)  

Module 9: Previewing and printing

Module 10: Word Project  (Assignment 2 Due)

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Home     Online Registration  (This registration can be found on the June 2013 registration form)

Register online.  For questions contact Kathy Carver, 828.418.0011, ext. 18 or email kcarver@wresa.org or cgeorge@wresa.org.

 


 

Beginning PowerPoint 2007 - Online Tutorial

ONLINE SESSION 

 

Date(s): Through the 2013-14 school year

 

Registration Fee: $35

 

This is an Introductory level online course consisting of activities and tutorials designed for PowerPoint 2007. If you have an earlier version of PowerPoint, you should take the course Introduction to PowerPoint XP

CEU Credit: To receive CEU credit from your LEA, you must register, receive confirmation,  complete and submit  all course assignments. Upon completion of the course you will be given a certificate which you may send to your Central Office for the equivalent CEUs. Important! Some LEAs require prior approval of workshops and courses to be submitted for CEUs.

Course Requirements: Basic familiarity with computers and the Windows operating system, PowerPoint 2007 installed on your computer,  the ability to send and receive email (including attachments),  and completion of all course assignments.

Course Contents: To the right you find a list of course modules.

Time needed to complete this course: 10 hours

CEUs awarded by LEA: 1 (One)

Assignments to be submitted: 2

Module 1: Starting PowerPoint: options

Module 2: Getting oriented: views, menus, toolbars

Module 3: Opening an existing presentation; saving options

Module 4: Creating a presentation using Presentation Templates

Module 5: Entering text, spell-checking, formatting text and backgrounds

Module 6: Creating a presentation from Outline View

Module 7: Creating a presentation from scratch

Module 8: Adding animation, music, and sound to your presentation (Assignment  1 Due)

Module 9: PowerPoint Project  (Assignment 2 Due)

 

Click here to download the manual for this course in pdf format

Home     Online Registration  (This registration can be found on the June 2013 registration form)

Register online.  For questions contact Kathy Carver, 828.418.0011, ext. 18 or email kcarver@wresa.org or cgeorge@wresa.org.

 


 

Beginning Excel 2007 - Online Tutorial

ONLINE SESSION 

 

Date(s): Through the 2013-14 school year

 

Registration Fee: $35

 

This is an Introductory level online course consisting of activities and tutorials designed for Excel 2007. If you have an earlier version of Excel, you may notice a few differences in the views and toolbars. The basics however, are the same. 

CEU Credit: To receive CEU credit from your LEA, you must  complete and submit  all course assignments. Upon completion of the course you will be given a certificate which you may send to your Central Office for the equivalent CEUs. Important! Some LEAs require prior approval of workshops and courses to be submitted for CEUs.

Course Requirements: Basic familiarity with computers and the Windows operating system.

Course Contents: To the left you find a navigable list of course modules.

Module 1: Starting Excel: options

Module 2: Getting oriented: menus, toolbars, the Home tab

Module 3: Opening an existing workbook; saving options

Module 4: Navigation: Moving Within an Excel Workbook

Module 5: Entering Data: Creating an Attendance Sheet

Module 6:  Sorting Functions

Module 7: Creating Simple Formulas

Module 8: Creating a Workbook for Attendance and Grades  (Assignment  1 Due)

Module 9: Charts

Module 10: Excel Project (Assignment 2 Due)

Time needed to complete this course: 10 hours

CEUs awarded by LEA: 1 (One)

Assignments to be submitted: 2

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Home     Online Registration  (This registration can be found on the June 2013 registration form)

Register online.  For questions contact Kathy Carver, 828.418.0011, ext. 18 or email kcarver@wresa.org or cgeorge@wresa.org.