Professional Development Schedule

SPARCC offers a variety of professional development training opportunities, webinars, and meetings.

You can view these events as a Google Calendar.

Or see below for details on our current and upcoming trainings.

SPARCC Google User Group meetings

Meetings on the third Friday of each month to connect Google-using educators from all around the area. Get full details here:

SPARCC Webinar Series

Each month SPARCC offers free ed-tech webinars. These webinars can be viewed in two ways:
  • Live - You can watch the webinar live, which will give you the ability to submit questions and share ideas.
  • Recorded - Each webinar is recorded and can be viewed later.
Registration is not required to view the live webinar. You may simply go to the webinar link at the time of the session to view the live video. However, if you wish to receive a reminder and other information prior to the session,  you may sign up ahead of time on the webinar event page.

Participants can earn one contact hour by watching the webinar (live or recorded) and then completing an online quiz covering the session content.

Unless otherwise noted, the webinars run from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm (EST). See below for our upcoming webinars: 

View past recorded webinars at:

4 Fun Literacy Activities with Google Docs
January 26, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm EST
Webinar link - (click to register and watch live webinar)
Presenter: Eric Curts
Looking for ways to techify your literacy activities? In this session we will explore several engaging hands-on literacy activities that use features built right into Google Docs. These will include improving reading comprehension with Google Docs "Black Out", writing interactive "Choose Your Own Adventure" stories in Docs, summarization skills with the Word Count tool, and fun ways to use Emojis in Docs for reading and writing.
Google Sheets Activities for all Subjects
February 9, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm EST
Webinar link - (click to register and watch live webinar)
Presenter: Eric Curts
Google Sheets is not just a tool for crunching numbers. It is a powerful tool for learning, inquiry, exploration, and inspiration in any subject area. In this session we will take a look at several practical activities for a wide range of content areas including random writing prompts, flash cards, educational games, student-created learning databases, art and creativity, and of course analyzing data to draw conclusions and make predictions.