Schiller’s Showroom Professional Development

These courses are designed for individual or small groups and take place at the Schiller training room in St Louis, MO. Participants need to sign up prior to the class meeting as space is limited. They will also need to bring their own laptop loaded with SMART Notebook 11 prior to attending a course. Instruction is hands-on with activities that can be used in participants’ own classrooms. Sign up here or call (314) 968-3650.  For individual classes available at your location, contact Leslie for information.

  • Cost — $149.00 per person
  • Participants need to bring their own laptops loaded with Notebook 11 software as most courses are very “hands-on” for attendees
  • Fees can be paid with a purchase order or a credit card prior to training date
  • Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance of training will receive a full refund
  • Those cancelling after the 24 hour period or no shows will be charged the full amount
  • Classes will need a minimum of 5 participants to meet. Attendants will be notified if there is not enough interest for a course and be rescheduled for an alternate date.
  • Bring 3 people to the same course and receive a discounted price of $99 each.

 

Interactive Lesson Planning and Delivery
The upper level course starts out focusing on Basic Design considerations and moves into helping teachers focus on Instructional Design, including targeting age and ability, learning styles, special needs, enabling assessment, and allowing students to review and reflect. We will look at interactive templates and tools to get your kids out of their seats and moving to the board. You will go back to your classroom with lots of ideas, examples, new tools, and a greater understanding of how to teach effectively with your SMART board.

SMART NOTEBOOK for Beginners
This course is designed to familiarize your faculty members with the basic functioning of the SMART Interactive Whiteboard. It covers hardware, software and basic functionality. It includes activities, user guides, and hands-on practice. This is a great course for those just getting started or those who may feel challenged with technology and need more one-on-one attention to take full advantage of their SMART Board.

SMART Board Tricks and Tips
Want to learn some of the tricks of the trade with SMART Boarding? This is the class for you. It will cover reveal techniques, customizing clip art, and ways to improve your presentation and bring in more interaction to get the most from SMART Notebook. We will look at cool third party apps, customization, and more. Come with your questions, and we will be happy to share our expertise.

Working with SMART Response
Learn how to use SMART Response assessment software in your classroom effectively. This class covers setting up the hardware, building an electronic grade book, importing students, and working with both formative and summative assessments (including importing in existing quizzes and tests built in Word). Learn how to track student growth by strands, common core standards, Bloom’s Taxonomy and much more!

Making the most with Math Tools
Calling all math teachers who want to learn how to use SMART Math Tools effectively in the classroom! See what’s in the toolkit along with some math application ideas. The class will look at making math tables, graphing, working with polygons (both regular and irregular), measurement tools, and using math Ink effectively. There are lots of great ideas to modify for your own classroom.

SMART Notebook for Advanced Users
This class begins with a quick review of Notebook basics and quickly moves on to more advanced skills, such as sharing Notebook files, using Excel, PowerPoint, Word, recording, using video clips, and using reveal techniques. There are lots of hands-on along with “make-it take-it” things that teachers can use in their own classrooms. This is a great class for people who want to move to the next level with their SMART Board.

Interactive Lesson Planning and Delivery
This upper level course starts out focusing on Basic Design considerations and moves into helping teachers focus on Instructional Design, including targeting age and ability, learning styles, special needs, enabling assessment, and allowing students to review and reflect. We will look at interactive templates and tools to get your kids out of their seats and moving to the board. You will go back to your classroom with lots of ideas, examples, new tools, and a greater understanding of how to teach effectively with your SMART Board.