Professional Development Offerings
Dulany Consulting can offer professional development on a wide variety of topics. We firmly believe that the best training is hands-on training, with plenty of interaction and time to collaborate with colleagues. Because each school has a different mix of technologies, devices, and faculty skill levels, we take pride in personalizing training programs to the needs of each individual faculty and school - right down to individual faculty members if we need to.
At the same time, we often get requests for training on similar topics. Here are some of our more popular offerings that we've delivered for faculties from coast to coast. Don't see what you're looking for? Contact us today - this is just a sample of training topics we can offer! We can also build a custom workshop just for you.
Workshops outlined in BLUE are "classic" Dulany Consulting workshops. These are our most popular sessions, requested from coast to coast.
The Dulany Consulting team of consultants are educators, just like you! We want the best for your staff and students. Therefore, because technology is forever changing, updating, and upgrading, we are constantly researching the latest and greatest technology instruction to share with our clients. Check out some of our most recent sessions:
Google Certified Educator Bootcamps
Are you thinking about becoming a Google Certified Educator? Sign up for our two day workshop to learn the fundamental skills needed to pass the GCE Level 1 test! Our Google Certified Trainers are teachers with real classroom experience! We'll get you ready to take the test and show you best practices for using G Suite Apps in the classroom. Space is limited to ensure that participants receive personal, hands-on attention and feel confident to pass the GCE Level 1 exam.
Moving from “One Size Fits All” PD
We don’t expect our students to match a “one size fits all” learning approach. Why do we expect our teachers to learn this way? In this session, come and learn how YOUR school’s professional development can be one that teachers actually WANT to attend.
We have iPads... Now how do we manage these things???
Let us walk you through how to take your school to the next level of iPad management! Whether your school has 1:1 devices or shared iPad carts, we will share real-life stories of how to overcome challenges and concerns in order to leverage your school’s iPads in the most meaningful and efficient way. This workshop will make sure that administrators, tech directors, or IT folks walk away with all questions answered because we will dive deep into how to manage YOUR school iPads with ease!
3D Printing: The Hand Challenge
Take your service learning to a whole new level! This session will introduce a world-wide initiative challenging students, teachers, and all who have access to a 3D printer to create and assemble a prosthetic hand for a child in need. Students will be actively involved in the creation of the prosthetic hand. Watch as students are engaged in printing, creating, and building a hand.
Dulany Consulting will provide instruction and resources (including a printer, filament, screws, etc.) needed in order for your school, staff, or students to truly make a difference!
Google and Chromebook trainings
Going Google? Stop scanning old worksheets!
Are you trying to take a paper-based lesson activity into the online world? Going Google should be more than just scanning an old worksheet into a PDF file, but many teachers don’t know any other place to start. Let us reveal how to take your lesson to the next level with true tech integration! In this workshop, we’ll show you the best practices for taking a paper-based lesson, worksheet, or activity into the online world - regardless of whether you’re using Chromebooks or iPads at your school. We’ll show you several real-world paper-based lessons from various sources and demonstrate the best ways to structure them in an electronic format. At the end of the workshop, we’ll present the electronic and paper versions of the lessons and ask which one YOU would rather learn.
Introduction to G Suite for Education (Google Apps)
Participants will be introduced to Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Presentations, and Google Forms. These are the core applications of Google Apps for Education and the basis for collaborative document editing and commenting in education. Participants will spend time working on collaborative activities and get hands-on practice in setting up their own documents and lessons.
MORE Apps for Google Education
In this intermediate and advanced user class, participants will expand upon their base knowledge of Google Apps for Education and see how this tool can truly transform the classroom. See how add-ons, collaboration, research functions, and forms can help propel their class to the top while helping the participant stay organized. This session also includes Google Classroom and the best ways to use it in a K-12 setting.
Yes, You CAN use Chromebooks in the Math Classroom
Are you having a hard time using Chromebooks in your math classroom? In this session, we will explore a variety of tools that will make Chromebooks work in your math classroom. Tools for centers, flipped classrooms, and student interactives will be shown, in addition to teacher resource tools. By the end of this session with one of our certified mathematics teachers, you’ll agree that, yes, you CAN use Chromebooks in the classroom!
iPad Professional Development sessions
Easy Does it! iPads for Beginners
Participants will explore various iPad applications and their use in the classroom, including narration and instruction apps, storytelling apps, presentation apps, and other apps as time allows. Bring an iPad and we’ll do the rest. This session is intended for complete beginners who need an introduction to controls on the iPad, adjusting settings, how to download apps, and other “beginning” tasks.
iPads for 1:1 programs
Not getting the most out of your 1:1 iPad program? Many 1:1 iPad programs miss important concepts like workflow (the process of students and teachers exchanging student work) and making sure students use the iPad to CREATE - not just read and type.
This session focuses on elevating the SAMR proficiency of participants in a 1:1 program.
Appy Hour with the ONE (or limited) iPad classroom
Participants will explore various iPad applications, techniques, and lessons in the ONE iPad classroom. (Or, the LIMITED iPad classroom, for environments that are not 1:1.) Specific applications will be introduced, with a focus on applications that support group learning and cooperative play.
Students as Creators - Creating with the iPad
One of the greatest strengths of adding iPads to the classroom is putting the power to CREATE into the hands of a student. During this workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to explore apps that will allow them to create their own eBook, animated movies and stories, interactive games, and narrated slideshows.
Interactive Whiteboard trainings
"So you've got a SMART Board. NOW what?"
Are teachers at your school using the SMART Board as a glorified projection screen? That's because they've never attended one of our sessions. This workshop will introduce participants to SMART Notebook software, with a focus on lessons that support reading and mathematics. Participants will leave with several engaging, interactive lessons that are easy to modify and apply to ANY classroom, from Pre-K to Grade 8.
(We also run this workshop for Epson Brightlinks projectors! Contact us to learn more.)
ActivInspire for Beginners and Review
This session will introduce participants to ActivInspire software for Promethean Boards, with a focus on lessons that support reading and mathematics. Participants will leave with many engaging, interactive lessons that are easy to modify and apply to ANY classrooms, from Pre-K to Grade 8.
Additional Professional Development workshops
Take Your School 1:1 - Administrator Academy
Ready to start your 1 to 1 iPad program? Chromebooks? A combination of both? We have you covered. In this workshop, participants will learn how to ensure their 1 to 1 device program is a success, and best practices for schools embarking on a 1:1.
Gaining S.T.E.A.M. in your Classroom
Not sure how to implement a makerspace in your school? Does your STEM program need some STEAM to get moving again? In this workshop, participants will get tips on how to integrate S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) into their classroom.
In this hands on engaging workshop, participants will learn how to use this amazing technology in ANY classroom. We cover how to get started, create something both artistic and useful, and introduce the best way to do projects with students.
What can I do with that old computer lab?
This session will introduce participants to various Web 2.0 tools, with a focus on lessons that support reading and mathematics. Participants will leave with many tools to help deliver engaging, interactive lessons to a wide variety of classrooms form Pre-K to Grade 8. Most Web 2.0 tools are platform independent - they will run on anything from a laptop to a Chromebook, to an iPad, but these tools are designed to help maximize the usefulness of your computer lab.
QR to AR: Quick Response Codes and Augmented Reality
QR Codes offer an easy way for teachers and students to share digital media with one another and the community. During this session, participants will learn what a QR code is, how it works, and how to create and customize QR codes. We will also explore the fast evolving world of AR, or augmented reality, and how it can help bring any classroom to anywhere in the world.
Social Media in the Classroom - is there a place for it?
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube - all of these social media sites have a place in our lives, but is there a place for them in the classroom? In this session, participants will have the opportunity to explore these social media sites and learn how to incorporate them into their classrooms.
Service Learning: How does it Integrate with Technology?
Service Learning is a critical component to many schools today - as teachers, we often have service projects and donation drives where our students give to different organizations, but could schools make service learning even more meaningful to students? In this workshop, we'll show you how service learning helps engage students across the curriculum, and lets your school use technology to help others.
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