Thursday, May 26, 2016

Technology Professional Development Workshops

Interested in attending some Technology Professional Development?

Before the end of the school year, we are offering Aspen workshops and MORE.

  • Do you have a Edline classroom site?  It's time to transfer your content to another online site.  We will not have Edline after July 1st.  So, why not try Google Sites?    Checkout
    • Wednesday, June 1st - From Edline to Google Sites for MS/HS teachers
    • Wednesday, June 8th - From Edline to Google Sites for Elementary teachers
  • Want to use Google Classroom next year?  
    Why not learn how to use Classroom now so that you can be ready for the fall? Checkout
    • Wednesday, May 25th - Setting up your Google Classroom
    • Monday, June 6 - Setting up your Google Classroom
  • Need help with Google Drive?Docs, Sheets, Slides - oh my.  Want to learn to use Drive more effectively? Want to understand it better?
    • Wednesday, June 15th - Setting Up and Using Your Google Drive. 

Check out the District Professional Development calendar for the most updated information on PD workshops that are being held in district.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In-district Technology Grant due June 15, 2016

We are happy to announce that WFEE has made another contribution to PowerED UP, which allows us to send out another round of in-district technology grants!!  

These will be due on June 15, 2016, after which we will blind score, and then order and set-up the equipment.  All equipment will be ready to start the new school year.  

This in-district grant process allows us to get more equipment in the district, provide more professional development for everyone, and support a collaborative environment where colleagues are sharing with each other (and amassing evidence for Standard IV of the evaluation).  

If after reading through all of the attached documents, you have any questions, please email Jennifer Elineema (  

Please submit the grants to: .  


  • No grants will be accepted through email, hard copy, etc.  
  • Grant requests MUST be submitted through the Google Form
    (this allows us to make sure that none are lost in processing and that none of the people blind scoring will see the grants ahead of time).  
  • Based on funding, please keep in mind that requesting a "class set" of anything will not be awarded.  
  • Based on feedback we have: 
    • changed the submission process
    • streamlined the form
    • attached a sample
    • and are encouraging people to apply as a grade level or team.  

  • We also want to emphasize that we do not expect the grants to be lengthy (1-2 pages).
  • Most people are asked to do no more than 6 hours of professional development (which can be delivered during half-days, summer workshops, faculty/dept/grade level sharing, common planning time sharing, helping an individual colleague, presenting on tech night, etc.).