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Get Ahead with Summer Learning Academies

by Dr. Bruce Ellis
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If you are like most educators about this time of year, you may have already started counting down the weeks (soon to be days) to summer break. After a year of great lessons and seeing your students grow in skills, you start thinking about what you are going to do differently next year. As you read blog posts and follow Twitter chats, you find new lesson ideas and innovative ways to engage your students and make learning exciting and challenging. To help re-energize you and get you ahead for next year, TCEA has several amazing summer learning events just for you.

Adobe Academy

Do you teach any of the Technology Applications or Career and Technology Education courses where students learn to use Adobe products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Premiere, etc.? Or do you want to enhance your creative Adobe skills for personal projects and enjoyment? If either of those are true, then you definitely want to attend the Adobe Academy on June 19-20! Besides networking with other creative educators, you’ll have concurrent sessions to choose from in order to gain fresh ideas, polish your Adobe skills, and take your curriculum to the next level. You’ll learn from other Adobe-using educators in this hands-on event. For more information about this academy go to http://academy.tcea.org/adobe.

Microsoft Academy

If you are one of the many Microsoft-using educators, you will find the Microsoft Academy a perfect fit. On July 12-13, you can experience a wide array of Microsoft tools to help you extend your learning and gain fresh ideas of how to use the tools with your students and fellow educators. Whether you are using Office365 in the cloud or are using a not-quite-so-new version, join in on the active sessions and take away new ideas. For more information about this academy go to http://academy.tcea.org/microsoft.

Chromebook Academy

Calling all Googlers! Learn from some of the Googliest educators around at our interactive Chromebook Academy on July 26-27. There will be great sessions for Google Suite administrators as well as for teachers integrating Google Suite in their classroom. You’ll learn about the most current features and how you can use them to maximize your impact with students. Add-ons, scripts, hyperdocs, Slides, Forms, and more will be explored so that you can get what you need to take your students to the next level! To learn more about the Chromebook Academy, go to http://academy.tcea.org/chromebook.

Don’t let the summer go by without taking advantage of at least one of these great events. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn and how much fun you will have doing it. Also, let us know if you have ten or more folks registering and we will extend a discount for you to use. If you have questions, feel free to contact me at [email protected] or Ashley Weiler at [email protected].

 

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