Oregon Google Summit 2013

The ORVSD Training Team is excited to announce details for the Oregon Google Summit 2013.
October 11, 2013
Westview HS (Beaverton School District)
We are opening early registration today: http://www.googlesummit.org/register
We’re also looking for additional presenters who want to share Google Apps knowledge:  http://www.googlesummit.org/workshops/call-for-presenters
We’ll be in touch again soon with keynote announcements and the workshop grid.
Enjoy the remaining weeks before school start days!

2013 Oregon Tech Camp, Aug. 13-15, 2013

The 2013 Oregon Tech Camp will take place at Roosevelt High School, Aug. 13-15, 2013.

Day 1, August 13, 9-4, SMART Board Fundamentals for Mac and PC

  • This is a class for new users and users who want to review the fundamentals of the tool
  • This is a hands-on class so we highly recommend that you bring your own computer with SMART Software already installed as well as a lesson, unit or theme that you would like to integrate with Notebook software

Day 2, August 14, 9-4, Using the SMART Board with YOUR Curriculum for Mac and PC

  • This is a class for intermediate, or experienced users, or those who have attended either day 1 or a similar introductory class of SMART Tools and Notebook.
  • This is a hands-on class and it is required that you bring your own computer with SMART Software already installed as well as a lesson, unit or theme that you would like to integrate with Notebook software.

Day 3, August 15, 9-4, Advanced features of Notebook Software for Mac and PC

  • This is for those who are comfortable with Notebook, but who would like to do more with lesson design, taking advantage of all the features of the software
  • This is a hands-on class. It is required that you bring your own computer with SMART Software already installed as well as a lesson, unit or theme that you would like to integrate with Notebook software.

For further information please contact:

Dennis Purcell, Sbi Technology Specialist
(800) 643.3512

Participants may attend one, two or all three workshops.
$150 for one day
$250 for two days
$350 for 3 days
$425 for 3 days with college credit

Credits and clock hours:
There will be 5 clock hours available each day. College credits will be available if you attend all 3 days. Lunch and refreshments will be provided at each workshop.

Lewis and Clark Continuing Ed PD

Summer is just around the corner and our late-spring/early-summer lineup of professional development opportunities is filled with offerings for teachers of all subjects and age levels. Many workshops cost just $30, including PDUs.

Below are highlights from our calendar–click on the links below for more information or visit our website to browse all current offerings for educators.

Courage to Teach: Renewing Ourselves as Professional Educators
Monday, May 6, 5-6:30 p.m.

Connecting Youth With Fresh Food and Gardens: Lessons in Science, History, Writing and Math
Wednesday, May 8, 5-8 p.m.

Connecting Youth With Fresh Food and Gardens: Growing, Harvesting, and Cooking Food
Wednesday, May 15, 5-8 p.m.

Empowering Language Learners Through Punctuation Inquiry
Thursday, May 16, 5-7 p.m.

The STAR Autism Program: Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research
Monday-Thursday, June 17-20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Teaching Science in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 18, June 20, June 25, June 27, July 2, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Digging In: Place-Based Food and Garden Education for Teachers
Monday-Wednesday, June 24-26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday

Pathways to Best Practice Using the Common Core
Thursday-Friday, June 27-28, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Drama and Movement in Education
Saturday, June 29, 1-4 p.m.

TechStart Programs

TechStart trains K-12 teachers in relevant technology topics and provide hands-on, educational experiences for students in and outside the classroom. TechStart offers the following programs:


Our flagship K-12 teacher technology professional development series equips teachers with the skills and tools to develop hands-on technology lessons for the classroom and after school activities.

Oregon Game Project Challenge

Oregon’s only state-wide game programming competition introduces middle and high school students to computer programming while educating them in science and current events and encouraging teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Willamette University-TechStart Programming Contest

We co-host a programming contest with Willamette University to deepen computer science knowledge among advanced and novice high school students.

Oregon Student Technologist of the Year

TechStart in partnership with industry sponsors provides the Oregon Student Technologist of the Year Award. The goal of this award is to help bring Oregon students’ attention to the possibilities inherent in technology.

Oregon Technology Educator of the Year

TechStart values the contributions of all educators, so we are pleased to continue our annual tradition of highlighting the work and contributions of one Oregon K-12 teacher through the Technology Educator of the Year award.

Exploring Computer Science

With support from Oregon ETIC, TechStart intends to increase the number of high school students that aspire to major in computer science (CS) during post-secondary education by recruiting seven pilot schools to adopt the full year class offering of Exploring Computer Science.

Upcoming Events

ORVSD Spring Roadshow, SE Portland (location and date TBD)
The ORVSD Training Team is loading up the party van (we wish) and traveling to your area for a day of tech sharing and learning. Join us for sessions on the ORVSD suite of tools: Moodle, Drupal, WordPress, Google Apps, and digital content. We’ll include social media, open education resources, and related topics.

The Write Stuff
Saturday, April 6, 10 am to 4 pm at Meriwether Lewis School
This is an open content authoring event. The event will be run unconference style, where participants will be able to work with peers as they research, create, and revise educational material. The day is free to attend, and lunch will be provided. Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5821485219/eivtefrnd

EdCampPDX, Saturday, April 27 at Jesuit HS, 9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
Calling all teachers, instructional technologists, IT directors, principals, admins and teacher librarians who live in the NW.

What is EdCampPDX?
An edcamp is an unconference-style day of professional development organized and given by the local participants. Sign up to attend here! The day is free and you can pay $5 for lunch at the event. Sign up for lunch on the registration page!

What are the goals of EdCampPDX?

  • Networking: Connect educators in the Portland / Oregon area
  • Instructional Practices: Learn new curriculum ideas, best practices, and/or tech integration ideas from other educators
  • Personalized: You customize your own PD by suggesting, facilitating and attending sessions about topics that interest you!

ACPE Conference, May 1-3, The Resort at the Mountain

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9 a.m. – Friday, May 3, 2013, 3:30 p.m. – $305
  • Wednesday Only: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. – $75
  • Thursday Only: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. – $205
  • Friday Only: Friday, May 3, 2013, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – $90

Oct. 12 Inservice Offerings

The 2012 CompView A/V ORVSD Google Summithttp://www.googlesummit.org/Friday, Oct. 12 , 2012 (state inservice day)Rock Creek Middle School, 14897 SE Parklane Drive, Happy Valley, OR We’re learning, celebrating, and exploring Oregon Appsk-12, the su…

The 2012 CompView A/V ORVSD Google Summit
Friday, Oct. 12 , 2012 (state inservice day)
Rock Creek Middle School, 14897 SE Parklane Drive, Happy Valley, OR

We’re learning, celebrating, and exploring Oregon Appsk-12, the suite of Google Apps for Education. We’re also linking it all to the great tools available from CompView and selected A/V companies. There are over 30 sessions in person and via Hangout. The cost? Free!

Special Guest
PPS’ own Tim Lauer, Principal, Lewis Elementary 

See the workshop schedule here:

Register to attend in person or virtually:


Find/Make/Share: Using Your iPad to Teach Part 1 & Part 2
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012
2828 SW Corbett Ave. STE 140 B
Portland, OR 97201

$299 for both sessions or $199 for one.

Follow the link below to register.

The class is broken up into two parts. The first part is a good iPad starter course for teachers, and the second goes deeper into instructional and presentation tools. These can be taken separately or together. Taking them together makes them eligible for credit from Willamette University. While the combined class is only 6 hours of instruction (with an additional hour for lunch) it will actually provide 15 PDUs, because Willamette University is awarding 0.5 CEUs for each teacher. **Teachers must take parts I and II together to get the 0.5 CEU.