Category Archives: Professional Development

AI, Sway, OneDrive, Creating Videos and More

Join Mark Moore, coordinator for the WVDE Office of Communications, for training options on a variety of topics… no pre-registration necessary!

Visit Mark’s Sway for all the details.

Recordings of sessions now available.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

9:00 AM – Artificial Intelligence in WV K12 SchoolLink to Live Session

10:00 AM – OneDrive versus Teams for File StorageLink to Live Session

Noon – Creating and Sharing VideosLink to Live Session

2:00 PM – Sway Link to Live Session


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

9:00 AM – Sway (Repeat)Link to Live Session

10:00 AM – Bookings Link to Live Session

Noon – OneDrive versus Teams for File Storage (Repeat)Link to Live Session

2:00 PM – Artificial Intelligence in WV K12 School (Repeat)Link to Live Session


Thursday, November 30, 2023

9:00 AM – Planner Link to Live Session

10:00 AM – Creating and Sharing Videos (Repeat)Link to Live Session

Noon – Bookings (Repeat)Link to Live Session

2:00 PM – Planner (Repeat) Link to Live Session

Unable to attend? Recordings of the sessions will be available.

Welcome New Wood County Schools’ Educators!

Dear Educators,

As educational technology integration specialists, our primary mission is to support and empower you in effectively utilizing technology to enhance your instructional practices and ultimately enrich the learning experiences of our students. We understand that incorporating technology into your teaching can be both exciting and challenging, and we are here to provide you with the necessary guidance and resources every step of the way.

Through personalized coaching and professional development sessions, we will help you explore innovative tools and applications that align with your teaching objectives. Whether it’s utilizing interactive multimedia presentations, learning management systems, or online collaborative platforms, we aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to create dynamic and engaging lessons that captivate your students’ imaginations.

Moreover, we believe in fostering a supportive community of educators where best practices in educational technology are shared, and collaboration is encouraged. By organizing professional development, small group sessions, and one-on-one assistance, we will facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences, enabling you to learn from your peers and stay updated on the latest trends in Edtech.

Our commitment to your success extends beyond the classroom. We will be available to address any concerns or questions you may have, and we welcome your feedback on how we can further improve our support services. Our shared goal is to create a technology-rich learning environment that not only embraces innovation but also cultivates critical thinking, creativity, and digital literacy skills in our students.

Thank you for your dedication to education and your willingness to embrace technology as a powerful tool in the teaching and learning process. Together, we will transform education and shape the future of our students. Let’s embark on this journey of exploration and growth, and let the possibilities of educational technology inspire us to reach new heights in our instructional endeavors.

With warm regards,

Eric Murphy & Jimmy Stewart
Technology Integration Specialists



Get started today! Subscribe to the Innovate blog.

Microsoft 365 Workshops Offered

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 WORKSHOPS: In the month of January, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is offering multiple Microsoft Office 365 live virtual trainings that are available to West Virginia education administrators, teachers, service personnel, substitutes, and students. Click here to view the calendar of trainings online. There is also a library of pre-recorded tutorials available to view anytime. If you would like to be notified about future training, join the mailing list. All live trainings in January will be conducted on Microsoft Teams and can be accessed at this meeting link

Apple Professional Development Opportunities for the Week of March 29th

Scan, Sort, and Share with iPad

Monday, March 29, 2021 — 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CDT) — Online

iPad makes it simple for students and teachers to scan, annotate, organize, and share documents. Explore a variety of ways that students and teachers can collaborate and share files and folders using cloud-based services. 

*iPad is used for all sessions unless indicated otherwise.
*Please note the time zone when registering.
*All sessions are offered in English.


Create Videos with Clips

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 — 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CDT) — Online

Clips is a free app that lets teachers and students easily create and share fun and engaging videos. We’ll show you how educators can use Clips to create instructional videos for exploring new skills and ideas — and how students can make videos to share what they’ve learned.

*iPad is used for all sessions unless indicated otherwise.
*Please note the time zone when registering.
*All sessions are offered in English.


Create Content with iPad

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 — 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CDT) — Online

Explore Time-Saving Tips for Teachers. Learn how to digitize handouts, make interactive worksheets, create video newsletters, and more. Discover a variety of ways to capture the imagination of students and stay in touch with parents. 

*iPad is used for all sessions unless indicated otherwise.
*Please note the time zone when registering.
*All sessions are offered in English.


Apple Professional Development Opportunities Next Week

Get Started with iPad

Monday, March 22, 2021 — 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CDT) — Online

iPad is packed with features for learning and teaching. In this hands-on session, learn how to use gestures, work with text, enable accessibility features, and work with multiple apps simultaneously.

*iPad is used for all sessions unless indicated otherwise.
*Please note the time zone when registering.
*All sessions are offered in English.


Explore Data with Numbers

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 — 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CDT) — Online

Numbers is a free app that helps students and teachers organize information with tables, charts, and illustrations that go way beyond everyday spreadsheets. We’ll show you how to use built-in templates to quickly add data, perform calculations, and visualize everything with photos, videos, and sketches. 

*iPad is used for all sessions unless indicated otherwise.
*Please note the time zone when registering.
*All sessions are offered in English.


Get Started with Mac

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 — 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CDT) — Online

Every Mac includes powerful apps and features for learning and teaching. In this hands-on session, you’ll learn how to personalize your Mac, use the Finder, work with text, enable accessibility features, work with multiple apps at the same time, and more.  

*iPad is used for all sessions unless indicated otherwise.
*Please note the time zone when registering.
*All sessions are offered in English.


Create Presentations and Demos with iPad

Thursday, March 25, 2021 — 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CDT) — Online

Presenting information in compelling ways is even more important when you’re not able to be face-to-face with your students. In this session we’ll show you how to use built-in apps and features to create demos and instructional videos to share with colleagues and students. 

*iPad is used for all sessions unless indicated otherwise.
*Please note the time zone when registering.
*All sessions are offered in English.