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OK2Ask® Virtual Workshops – Free PD for Educators

Looking for hands-on professional learning that focuses on practical, easy-to-implement strategies and tools? Our OK2Ask virtual workshops are led by experienced edtech coaches and are designed to help you engage students with digital tools, explore student-centered pedagogical approaches to teaching with technology, and learn strategies for implementing technology in a variety of learning environments.

OK2Ask virtual workshops are…

  • Hands-on, interactive workshops for educators at all technology comfort levels.
  • Available in live (for credit) and archived (without credit) formats.
  • Accessible from any computer with an internet connection.
  • Provided for FREE by TeachersFirst®, a service of The Source for Learning.

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Upcoming Workshops

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 | 6:00 PM ET – 7:30 PM ET

Refresh your classroom activities using Google Drawings. Learn to design interactive images, labeling activities, and timelines that engage students and deepen content-area knowledge. These resources can bring additional context to your instruction and be used across content areas and grade levels.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | 6:00 PM ET – 7:30 PM ET

There are many digital storytelling tools available for classroom use, but which ones are teachers’ favorites? Join TeachersFirst as we showcase and compare some of our contributors’ favorite edtech resources for digital storytelling. Explore new and tried-and-true technology tools for your classroom and help us decide which tool is the winner of this season’s smackdown!


Archives

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Looking for a new way to engage your learners as they study a topic? Try Multimedia Text Sets (MMTS)! In this session, we’ll learn to curate topically related materials and organize them in order to help students build background knowledge and vocabulary.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Take your choice boards to the next level! In this session, you’ll learn to differentiate your choice boards by process, product, or content to support students as necessary.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

In this session, we'll review the digital storytelling process, talk about tech tools you can use to create your product, and share ideas for managing your classroom while students are working on digital storytelling projects.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Learning menus or choice boards allow your students to complete equally active, interesting, and engaging assignments that demonstrate their comprehension of the presented material. This session will teach you to use choice boards to help students demonstrate mastery of content.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Understanding the terms “fact,” “opinion,” and “evidence” is key to digital literacy, and using them appropriately will help students to construct (and deconstruct) an argument. Join this workshop to look at three tech tools that support authentic persuasive writing.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Join us for this session and learn to use Forms to personalize instruction, accommodate learner differences, foster independent learning, and implement formative and summative assessments.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Media literacy—the ability to skillfully read and write in a wide range of message forms—allows students to identify themes and issues emerging from popular culture. Join us to learn more about this information age survival skill.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Provide challenging learning opportunities for your students while promoting innovative classroom instruction by using digital image creation to engage students and deepen their content area knowledge.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Digital Escapes are online versions of immersive games where teams discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks to escape from the game site. Learn how to implement this instructional strategy in your classroom and about the many benefits of this approach, such as developing problem-solving skills, fostering a growth mindset, encouraging collaboration and teamwork, and promoting access to content knowledge.