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:
http://google.apps.sparcc.org/usergroup



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: 
http://ti.apps.sparcc.org/videopd

Hipster Google - Tools you probably never heard of
March 21, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm EST
Webinar link - http://ti.apps.sparcc.org/videopd/20170321-hipster-google (click to register and watch live webinar)
Presenter: Eric Curts
Everyone knows about Google Docs, Gmail, Search, and other common Google tools. But there are also loads of smaller, lesser-known, but powerful tools. Learn about hidden gems such as nGram, Trends, Web Fonts, QuickDraw, Tour Builder, SpellUp, Toontastic, Canned Responses, Smarty Pins, Story Builder, Tone, Office Editing, Reverse Image Search, Instant Search Cards, and more (List subject to change based on how cool and unknown the tools remain.)