Ranchito Avenue Elementary School School for Advanced Studies

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Technology Staff Training

We are now a part of the Practitioner Schools 2.0. This means that we have joined a community of schools that is dedicated to developing comfort and proficiency in 21st century learning and teaching. Our school now has an Instructional Technology Facilitator on staff that will be helping teachers and students learn to use digital resources to empower their learning.
We are so proud to share that Ranchito teaching staff has been working diligently in attending ongoing technology training this school year. The awesome news is that staff participated in a 3 day district technology training that took place at  Ranchito in August in the 2015/2016 school year. In addition teachers have participated in various after-school technology training sessions at Ranchito taught by Mr. Lopez and Ms. Nakakihara during the 2016/2017 school year.. On Saturday, April 22, 2017 our staff had the opportunity to participate in an all day technology training.
This school year our technology team attended a four day training on August 2017, we will be planning ongoing training during school and after-school. 
The Instructional Technology Facilitator will actively provide and support teachers, students and staff  during this school year.



Twenty staff members attended the technology PD training planned with three rotations on Saturday, April 22, 2017.


Please see agenda below:


Welcome/Objectives 8:00 - 8:30

First PD at (8:30 - 9:45), 2nd PD (9:45- 11:05), and 3rd (11:05- 12:25). Every session will be adjusted to each participant experience level.

Closing/Evaluation 12:25- 12:30


Station 1: Implementing Educational Apps: (Facilitator Maria Franco)

-In this PD you will learn how to utilize educational applications across a variety of subject areas, using technology to augment and enhance teaching techniques to reinforce Common Core Standards.



Station 2: Google classroom: (Facilitator Miguel Lopez)

  • In this PD you will learn to incorporate Google Classroom to support academic instruction in particular to drive class discussions.


Station 3: Scootpad: (Facilitator Katherine Nakakihara):

  • In this PD you will learn how to delve into Scootpad’s many features and academic capabilities.
Integration of technology during bank-day planning.
Opportunities for staff to attend ongoing voluntary after-school technology training.
Staff would like to participate in additional Saturday technology training sessions.