Past PD Workshops

Past Workshops:

Train the Trainers Webinar Series
 
Instructor: Barbara Ericson
Dates: April 1, 15. 29 and May 1, 2015
Webinar topics included the following:

 
Computational Crafting

Instructor: Christopher Michaud
Date: March 28, 2015
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
Location: Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Computing, Room 345
Parking: $2/hour 
Workers: Dominic and Madelayne
 
This workshop will equip participants with a hands on experience of building electronic devices with the Arduino board, sensors, LED, servos, and craft supplies.  While the desire for creating a Maker Space exists, teachers need a safe place to experience the Arduino system in order to evaluate its potential use for the classroom.  We will use the Sparkfun Inventor's kit with supplemental supplies and the free Arduino and Processing software during the workshop.  
 
App Inventor

Instructor: Jim Greenlee
Date: November 8, 2014
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
Location: Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Computing, Room 345
Parking: $2/hour 
Workers: Bre'Ana and Hemanth

After completing this workshop teachers will be able to: 

  • Set up a computer and phone for App Inventor 2
  • Create apps that use GUI elements such as buttons, labels, image sprites, and timers
  • Create apps that use the accelerometer and camera
  • Create apps that use lists
  • Know where to go for more tutorials and resources
  • Know how to borrow phones from Georgia Tech's Lending Library

 
AP CS Labs

Workshop Description: A hands on workshop exploring the 3 new AP CS A labs: Magpie, Picture, and Elevens.  Participants will be provided with an example course pacing that includes the new lab requirement. The workshop will focus on practical ways to incorporate these labs as well as suggestions as to how and when to implement them. Teachers will be given time to work through parts of the labs for themselves and ask questions. It is recommend that they come with their laptops loaded with a java IDE and have downloaded the labs.  

Instructor: Crystal Furman
Date: October 25, 2014
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm
Location: Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Computing, Room 345
Parking: $2/hour 
Workers: Emily and Louis