WEYMOUTH — Superintendent Jennifer Curtis-Whipple is pleased to share that Weymouth Public Schools staff and teachers participated in training sessions to learn more about the technology available to them while conducting remote learning.
The Weymouth Public Schools’ Edtech Team facilitated the virtual training sessions for teachers in the district to learn more about the available technology and technological resources. Each virtual training webinar was approximately one hour long.
The Edtech Team conducted three virtual training sessions over the course of the past two weeks. Each session was open to anyone interested within the district and fellow teachers from the district participated in teaching others new technological tips and tricks.
The first webinar, Be a Chromebook Cool Cat!, was a hands-on session that taught teachers how to add apps to their Chromebook shelf, take and upload pictures, access their Google Drive from their Chromebook desktop, manage their synced Google Chrome browser, personalize settings and more. Teachers also learned new shortcuts and time-saving ways to use their Chromebooks.
The second and third training sessions invited teachers and staff to join a diverse group of educators from across Weymouth Public Schools for panel discussions regarding technological practices that are currently the most successful in the remote learning environment.
The first seminar taught on Thursday, May 21, featured Amanda Cosgrove discussing Bitmoji, Cynthia Perez discussing Flipgrid, Chuck Hickey discussing Jamboard and Annmarie O’Neill discussing library resources.
The third seminar on Thursday, May 28, featured Cassi Belmarsh discussing Keeping Little Learners Connected, Beth Arthur presenting Read&Write, Malissa Northup presenting Video for Student Responses and Kat Wilbers presenting Asynchronous content with Google Meet.
Both seminars had a subsequent question and answer session facilitated by technology integration specialists to answer any questions attendees had.
“Our Edteach staff is here to support all of our teacher and staff member needs within the Weymouth Public Schools,” said Superintendent Curtis-Whipple. “These sessions allowed for our teachers and staff to be further educated in ways they can maximize the technology we have to offer to improve upon their curriculum and teaching experience.”
Staff and teachers can also sign up for office hours with any Edtech staff member to discuss technology topics of their choice.