Workshops: 2013_2014

Below please find a list of the workshops, training courses, and leadership activities I have participated in for professional development for the school year 2013 – 2104.

Teacher’s Training Center for Blended and Online Classroom in the International School  
February 3 – April 14, 2014

Description: A ten-week course focusing on how to design, manage, facilitate and assess an effective blended and/or online course  in an international school setting using simulations, online forums, hands on activities, group projects, and multimedia tools. Focus on collaboration to understand the key components to design, manage, and facilitate a blended and/or online course to enhance student learning.
Claire’s course portfolio

Learning & Technology Exchange Network (L-TEN)
May 2, 2014
Istanbul International Community School
Istanbul, Turkey

Description: An on-going professional development platform where educators within Turkey and surrounding communities participate in one day workshops throughout the year to exchange ideas regarding technology in education, including problem solving and inspiration.

Digital Portfolios
Creating digital portfolios using Google Docs and blogs to demonstrate the learning process as well as finished products.
Claire’s Digital Portfolio presentation


Google Apps for Education European Summit
October 12 and 13, 2013

Description: The summit was focused on helping educators get the most out of Google Apps for Education in both primary and secondary school settings.

GAFE Course 
April – June 2013
Online Course

Description: Google Apps for Education (GAFE) Course with Jeff Utecht is an 8-week course designed for educational professionals to develop and strengthen skills within the Google Apps platform.
Course Completion Certificate

Inquiry Learning – Journeys Through the Thinking Processes
January 2013
Istanbul International Community School
Istanbul, Turkey

Description: A one-day workshop, facilitated by Kath Murdoch, focused on an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning within a PYP classroom. As well, teachers were introduced to strategies to help deepen students’ understanding, drawing on several ways of investigating and expressing growing understandings.

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