Technology Training & Professional Development


Dominick Lisi
Director of Technology

P: (315) 593-5582
F: (315) 593-5585



Dan Sherman
preK-12 Instructional Technology Coach


P: (315) 593-5519



Help Desk
P: (315) 593-5914
From district Avaya phone, please call x2914.

Training vs. Professional Development
    For our purposes, training means the nuts and bolts of using technology resources and services; think of it as the "what".  Professional development is the "how".  Professional development is where the 'rubber hits the road'; where using technology in curriulum results in new or improved learning outcomes.  This is best practices in pedagogy combined with tech that brings curriclum and skills alive.

SAMR
    SAMR is a useful spectrum that can help  teachers identify how certain tasks and activities can be strengthened and transformed with technology.

Google Summit & 1:1 Kickoff - November 13, 2017
    Staff participated in breakout Google basic training in the morning and professional development classes in the afternoon.  This was our kickoff for future training and professional development.
    If you missed a Google training class, or want to try out another level, all of the Google Classes are still available from that day.  You can add yourself to the class and take your time working through assignments.

   To add yourself to any class go to classroom.google.com (you'll need to be logged in to your district-managed Google account).
If this is your first time accessing Google Classroom it will ask you what your role is (choose "Teacher").  It won't ask you this again.
Then, use the '+' button to 'Join a class'.  Enter the code for the class you'd like to join and you're in!

Class Title

Class Code

Beginner 1 & Beginner 2

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Beginner 2 & Intermediate

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Intermediate & Advanced

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Sandbox 2017-2018*
This is a Google Classyou can feel free to try out as a student.  It contains assignments and activities that other teachers have created to test out and explore.  If you'd like to be added as a teacher in this class, please email Dan Sherman.
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Want to Become a Google Certified Educator?
The coursework is free and self-paced with a minimal cost for the test at the end for certification.  
Check out https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/training for the coursework to get started today!

2 Minute Tech Tutorials
Check out the new 2 Minute Tech Tutorials Page or go right to the FCSD Instructional Technology YouTube page to check out the latest videos!

Coffee & Chrome
Need some help with using Chrome, G-Suite apps, Chromebooks or more?  Come join Dan Sherman at the Education Center Room 14 for some free coffee, and help with any issues.
Use the calendar below to find dates and times.  (Hint: You can add any of the events to your own Google Calendar by clicking on 'copy to my calendar' after clicking the event.)