VoiceThread’s Free Workshops: September-December

Join us for some professional development!  VoiceThread is hosting 9 free online sessions in the coming months to help both Higher Ed. and K-12 educators develop ideas for enhancing their classes.

Each session will be led by George Haines, an expert VoiceThreader, Instructional Designer, and former K-12 educator. George will share his expertise, showcase some exemplary VoiceThreads, and facilitate an open discussion about lesson design.

Check out the sessions below and click on each link to register.  Anyone is welcome to join us.

The format for each training will include a presentation plus hands-on activities that will continue asynchronously in VoiceThread after the live session is over.

Basics 1

In this workshop, participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others. This will be a slow paced, step-by-step, hands-on workshop. It is open to both VoiceThread license holders and free members.

Wednesday September 23rd, 7pm ET Register Here

Basics 2

In this workshop, we will begin to explore the features available to VoiceThreaders with a full license. Participants will learn how to create groups, set sharing permissions within those groups and privately share VoiceThreads with individuals.

Wednesday September 30th, 7pm ET Register Here

Basics 3

In our third workshop in the series, participants will learn how to use comment moderation to formatively assess student work, re-order comments and copy VoiceThreads for use with multiple groups.

Wednesday October 7th, 7pm ET Register Here

VoiceThread for Assessments

Are you looking for new ways to assess your student work? If you use written exams and quizzes, this workshop can show you alternative ways to evaluate student learning using VoiceThread. We will discuss strategies for improving student presentations, using comment moderation, and designing portfolios that can replace written exams.

Wednesday October 21st, 7pm ET Register Here

VoiceThread in Your LMS

In this workshop, we will work on integrating VoiceThread into an LMS environment. With LMS integration educators can create and share VoiceThreads and grade student work. Participants will learn how to use the assignment builder feature to assess student work during a hands-on segment.

Wednesday October 28th, 7pm ET Register Here

VoiceThread for Student Portfolios

If you are interested in learning how to use VoiceThread as a portfolio tool to showcase student work or to provide feedback for their work in progress, we can help. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use features available to full license holders to create and securely share collaborative VoiceThreads with students.

Wednesday November 4th, 7pm ET Register Here

VoiceThread and Game Based Learning

In this workshop, participants will discuss various ways to blend gaming into their lessons with VoiceThread. We will showcase a variety of games you can create with VoiceThread and brainstorm other ways to begin game-based learning. Participants will also have pre-workshop access to an interview with Greg Toppo, the author of The Game Believes in You.

Wednesday November 18th, 7pm ET Register Here

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with VoiceThread

Participants will learn how VoiceThread can help educators provide multiple means of engagement, representation, action and expression for their courses. Participants will learn how to use VoiceThread’s multi-modal communication platform, closed captioning feature, and VoiceThread Universal to design accessible lessons.

Tuesday, November 24th, 7pm ET Register Here

Student-Led Flipped Professional Development

Are you harnessing the power of the digital natives in your school? In this workshop, students and teachers can learn how to create student-led “flipped” professional development for their faculty. *This workshop is specifically geared toward students, so teachers are encouraged to invite their students to join us.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 7pm ET Register Here

VoiceThread Mobile

Online course design has changed a lot in the last 10 years. Over 80% of students now use smartphones and tablets for academic work. In this workshop, participants will learn how to design lessons with mobile learners in mind. We will explore the differences between VoiceThread’s mobile app and the traditional browser version, and participate in hands-on activities.

Wednesday, December 9th, 7pm ET Register Here


6 responses to “VoiceThread’s Free Workshops: September-December

  1. Will any of these workshops be offered at other times? I would like to take advantage of some in the design series, but I have a class on Wednesdays at 7:00 and am not available at that time.

    1. Hi, Robin!
      We do offer workshops at different times throughout the year, but these ones will only be at the times listed. We do record each session and send it out to everyone who registers though.
      Thanks for the interest!

    1. Hi, Seletta!
      We are excited that you’d like to participate in all of the workshops, but unfortunately you’ll have to register individually for each one. We don’t have a way to bulk register for all of them at the same time.

      We look forward to working with you though!

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