RCET Workshops | Office of Continuing and Distance Education | Kent State University

The overall mission of the Research Center for Educational Technology (RCET) is to serve as the University and College’s flagship center for research, policy, and practice related to cutting-edge technologies in teaching and learning.

Below is the listing of RCET 2018 summer workshops.

Choose between two sessions for all workshops (with the exception of Scratch 101, which is only offered session 2):

  • Session 1: June 25 - July 15
  • Session 2: July 16 - August 5

Workshops cost $50. Participants will earn 1.0 CEUs per workshop. 

 

Book Study - Learning First, Technology Second

This workshop will provide educators with a comprehensive understanding of effective technology integration and techniques for utilizing the Triple E Framework to design authentic technology integrated lessons. You will review the current research about technology integration and learn how the Triple E Framework can be used independently or as an extension to the TPACK, SAMR and Tims Framework.

Instructor: Laurie S. Green 
Date: Session 1: June 25 - July 15; Session 2: July 16 - August 5
Cost: $50
REGISTER HERE for SESSION 1

REGISTER HERE for SESSION 2

 

Diigo: the Free Online Annotation Tool to Achieve and Share Media Literacy

This workshop will introduce you to the hidden gem called Diigo. This free extension permits users to collect, annotate, organize and share webpages and PDFs as you search the web. You will learn how the Diigo library works and how you can archive the web yourself. You will also learn to “share” work with other professionals (or students) by joining groups in Diigo to share annotated articles.

Instructors: D. Garth Holman; JC Lenk 
Date: Session 1: June 25 - July 15
Cost: $50
REGISTER HERE for SESSION 1

 

Introduction to Mindfulness

Develop the skills to establish a personal mindfulness practice and learn strategies for applying mindfulness techniques in the pre-K-12 classroom. You will gain an understanding of mindfulness practice and techniques and explore the benefits and applications of mindfulness in education.

Instructor: Becca Hollis 
Date: Session 1: June 25 - July 15; Session 2: July 16 - August 5
Cost: $50
REGISTER HERE for SESSION 1

REGISTER HERE for SESSION 2

 

PearDeck: Blur the Line on Your Presentations and Get 100% Engagement

This workshop will transform your daily lesson into a whole class interaction that blurs the line between traditional instruction and learning while students receive immediate feedback. You can then use that feedback or formative assessment to help make decisions about future lessons. You will learn the steps to transform any existing presentation (Google Slides or PowerPoint) into a PearDeck.

Instructors: D. Garth Holman; JC Lenk 
Date: Session 1: June 25 - July 15
Cost: $50
REGISTER HERE for SESSION 1

 

Reflective Practice: The Art of Teaching with Technology

This workshop will introduce reflective practice to the classroom teacher to enhance, support, and develop their ability to actively think about how they implement and use technology in the classroom. Participants will explore best practices and inventory current methods and pedagogy associated with teaching and learning with technology. They will develop their own action plan for implementing technology and for tailoring its use to meet the needs of all students. 

Instructor: Andreas Johansson 
Date: Session 1: June 25 - July 15 (registration for Session 1 has closed)
Cost: $50

 

Scratch 101: Creating Stories, Games & Animations Across the Curriculum

Would you like to take your curriculum into the 21st century? This workshop is for teachers who want to integrate coding into their curriculum. You will learn the basics of Scratch programming, including how to access and write programs, so you can introduce and teach it to your students.

Please note that this workshop is only offered during Session 2. 

Instructor: Robert Lane 
Date: Session 2 ONLY: July 16 - August 5
Cost: $50
REGISTER HERE for SESSION 2

 

Using My Maps in the Classroom

Learn to create your own MyMaps filled with pertinent information for your classroom and how to teach your students to use this free tool in order to create an ongoing electronic portfolio.

Instructors: D. Garth Holman; JC Lenk 
Date: Session 1: June 25 - July 15
Cost: $50
REGISTER HERE for SESSION 1