PGU Workshops

METRC staff offer PGUs in a variety of instructional areas including technology integration, information literacy, and more. All students must register in SAGE to receive credit for PGUs.

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PGUs offered by METRC Staff in 2014-2015

Fall 2015 Sessions

PD 303 – iPads in the Classroom

iPads can help students and teacher demonstrate learning through a variety of projects. In this session we will explore how iPads can be used to facilitate group work, create assessment, and more. We will explore apps hands on and create a take-away to help you remember what you learned! Participation capped at 30.
Wednesday, September 16th
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
METRC
Instructor/Contact: Bethany Smith & Kerri Brown Parker
Credit: 0.5


PD 121 – edTPA: Planning to Video

In this session, we will discuss the requirements and rubrics for Task 2 and analyze sample videos and their effectiveness. Guests from METRC will address technical concerns of video.
Thursday, October 1st
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Poe 320
Instructor/Contact: Sarah Cannon
Credit: 1.0


PD 112 – edTPA: Saturday Planning Session Task 2

This session is designed for candidates who have video recorded their learning segment. The first hour will be spent breaking down the rubrics for Task Two;; the second hour is dedicated for working on Task Two commentary or troubleshooting video issues with a special guest from METRC. If enough candidates have a draft prepared, we will peer edit. This session relies heavily on collaboration.
Saturday, October 24th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Poe 320
Instructor/Contact: Sarah Cannon
Credit: 0.5


PD 216 – Getting to know the Praxis: Who, What, When and How?

The event will focus on the Praxis and other testing that education majors have to take to obtain their teaching license. We will be sharing information about who has to take which test and when. Also providing where to sign up for them. After this information is shared we will be providing resources that the students can use to practice for this test, for example resources in METRC, resources online, and things around the college. Also at the end we will have a discussion between everyone about what strategies they use and if they have any suggestions to fellow classmates. Organized by SNCAE

Tuesday October 27th
6:30 – 7:45 pm
Instructor/Contact: Kimberley Jones

Credit: 1.0


PD 302 – Smartboards

Learn the fundamentals of Smart software and the basic uses of a classroom Smart Board. Participation capped at 25.

Wednesday, November 18th
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
METRC
Instructor/Contact: Bethany Smith & Kerri Brown Parker
Credit: 1.0


PD 307 – Designing for the 3-D Printer – Beginning

Curious how you can take advantage of the 3-D printers in METRC (the media center)? Join us and discover where you can find models ready to print, apps that make it easy to print and free software to design your own three-dimensional objects. By the end of this PGU you will know the tools available to you and the process for using the 3-D printers. Participation capped at 15 with the possibility of additional sections if interest.
Wednesday, November 4th
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
METRC
Instructor/Contact: Kerri Brown Parker & Nathan Stevens
Credit: 0.5


PD 314 – Make and Take LED Characters

Want to learn how to make your own characters with light up action for digital stories? We will be combining the power of paper folding with LED laser power. This PGU will use iPADs to create characters that will come to life with tape and paper. Join us for super amounts of fun. Not just your boring lecture PGU. Participation capped at 15 with the possibility of additional sections if interest.
Wednesday, October 14th
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
METRC
Instructor/Contact: Nathan Stevens
Credit: 0.5


PD 606 – Young Adult Literature Online Book Club/Google Community Book Clubs

Join us for an online book club and read fun, young adult books to keep relevant with what students are reading. The book club will take place via Google Communities and Google Hangout. Read entertaining books, learn a new technology and have fun. We will read three books this year and each book will have an hour long online meeting and a community to share thoughts, reading updates, etc. You can earn one PGU per book. Participation is capped at 14 per book.

Fall 2015, Section 001:

10/12-11/11 – Google Community Live for Crossover by Kwame Alexander. Discussion will be held via Google Hangout on 11/11 from 3:30-4:30. Participants will also post to the Google Community between 10/12 and 11/11 – specific instructions will be sent to registered participants.

Spring 2016, Section 001:

1/5-1/27 – Google Community Live for The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks. Discussion will be held via Google Hangout on 1/27 from 3:30-4:30. Participants will also post to the Google Community between 1/5 and 1/27 – specific instructions will be sent to registered participants.

Spring 2016, Section 002:

3/2-3/30 – Title TBA based on 2015 award winners. Discussion will be held via Google Hangout on 3/30 from 3:30-4:30. Participants will also post to the Google Community between 3/2 and 3/30 – specific instructions will be sent to registered participants.

Instructor/Contact: Kerri Brown Parker
Credit: 1.0 per book