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Come enjoy a day of learning at our Portage Public Schools Technology Camp!

Registration is Free for Portage Teachers and you will receive Professional Development Credit!

When: August 10-12, 2016. Come for one session, or stay for them all!
Where: Portage Central High School
Who: All PPS teachers, administrators, and staff, as well as any visiting teachers who want to explore and learn with us.

Check out the tentative schedule and course descriptions for the great sessions being offered at Tech Camp.

Come dig in, explore, and hone your teaching skills at PPS Tech Camp 2016. As we prepare to welcome student technology into our classrooms, let's learn and collaborate across grade-levels, departments, and throughout the district to ensure successful integration and maximize engagement and learning. Have fun diving into topics, such as...
Blended Learning
Formative Assessments
Reading Tools/Strategies
Classroom Management
Online Assignment Management
Data Management
Chromebook Basics
Video Lessons
Data Collection
Come to Tech Camp and be one of the first PPS teachers to receive your teacher chromebook!  Get a jump on how these devices could be used in your classroom to engage students and enhance learning.

This two and a half-day long camp will allow you to explore many different areas of using technology in your classroom.  We will be offering two or three 90 minute sessions Wednesday - Friday and with multiple options at each time block.  Choose the class that peaks your interests and dive into learning. 

Also, new to Tech Camp this year... PPS Tech Camp Maker Space! Grab your kids, grandkids, nieces/nephews, neighbor's kids, or just come with your PPS friends!  This family-friendly event is sure to be the highlight of Tech Camp. Come explore circuits with Makey Makeys, and Little Bits.  Build your dream home or a space ship with Legos and K'nex.  Program Ozobots with nothing more than markers and your imagination.  Duct tape and cardboard, markers and glue, will all be waiting for you to explore your creative side, design a solution to a problem, or just have fun!  Friday afternoon, 1:00 pm.
 August 10-12, 2016

Session Information and Schedule
Session Times for Wednesday and Thursday
8:30 - 8:45 Registration and Check In
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome
9:00 - 10:30 Session 1
10:40 - 11:20 Panel Discussions/Tech Tool Smackdown
11:20 - 12:20 Lunch
12:20 - 1:50 Session 2
2:00 - 3:30 Session 3

Friday, August 12, 2016
8:30 - 8:45 Registration and Check In
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome
9:00 - 10:25 Session 1
10:35 - 12:00 Session 2     
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)