Today the Tech Committee at Pinecrest Elementary will be hosting two separate breakout sessions at their staff meeting today. One session will be SmartNotebook 14 training with Melissa Black. The other session will be about HastingsApps/Google Drive with Angie Jorgenson. These two trainings opportunities were the brainchild of the Pinecrest Elementary Tech Committee (PELTC).
Several weeks back, the staff at Pinecrest was sent a brief Google Form to gauge interest in various tech trainings. After viewing and discussing the results, these two sessions were deemed most important for this moment in time.
Per principal Bakker's request, members of grade level teams will divide and conquer by sending folks to each session. They can then report back to the group and serve as peer assistants.
It is my hope that this trial-run using Google Hangouts On Air will lead to more live-streamed trainings for our ISD200 staff and beyond.
Update: District filters which prevented the broadcast of this event has since been adjusted so that staff can have access.
Andrew G. Leiser