June 10, 2005

PD opportunities in Saskatchewan

Just wanted to point out a few PD opportunities for those of us in the great province of Saskatchewan.

A day with Alan November…I heard him speak, read his book and he will motivate and provide you a great understanding of the digital age. He covers three major topics. Consider attending this one. November 3, Saskatoon.

Educational TechKnowledge E-Conference…Saskatchewan’s premeire K-12 technology conference. The sessions are not set yet but the varieties of offerings make it perfect for everyone. November 17-19, Regina.

Summer short courses ... there are a number of technology related offerings around the province this summer. Most are application based but two I’ll highlight:

Integrating the Internet into the Classroom
(K-Grade 8)

This course is designed to help you incorporate the Internet into your curriculum. Topics we will cover include:

  • sites to help introduce the Internet to students
  • Teacher Resources
  • Educational sites
  • gathering information
  • collaborating with others
  • Internet projects for the classroom

STF Member: $38.00 (GST included)
Non-Member: $76.00 (GST included)
Saskatoon Public School Division Office
Computer Lab, 310 – 21st Street East
Aug 16 Tues 9am-3:30pm
Facilitator: Judy Byers
Other courses by this facilitator:0408, 0411, 0412

I’ve worked with Judy before and she does a good job.

The other one is by some guy named “Shareski”.

Home Movies Everyone Wants to Watch
(All Grades)

Take your video from the summer and transform it into a cinematic masterpiece. (Okay maybe not a masterpiece but much better than most.) Over two days participants will use existing footage (school activities, summer vacation, birthday parties, whatever you wish) and learn the basics of video editing using Windows Movie Maker which comes free on all Windows based computers. Learn how to capture video to your computer, cut out unwanted footage and enhance video with special effects such as titling, transitions and more. Topics covered will also include producing for various formats such as DVD, VHS and also for the web. Discussion and examples of specific classroom projects will be explored.

STF Member: $76.00 (GST included)
Non-Member: $150.00 (GST included)
Moose Jaw Public Education Centre
MMRC Lab, 1075 9th Avenue NW
Aug 15-16 Mon-Tues 9am-3:30pm
Facilitator: Dean Shareski
Extra Cost: $5 payable at workshop