New York City Teachers

The following courses have been approved by the NYC ASPDP program for 3 P-Credits.  P credit courses can be applied to the BA+30, BA+60, and MA+30 differentials and NYS PD requirements.

Please visit the  ASPDP Webiste for information regarding semester start and end dates, and registration deadlines. 


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Step 1:  Register through Ed Technology Specialists by clicking “Register” underneath one or more courses below.  You will be sent an email with further directions on how to pay for and start the course.  The tuition fee to Ed Technology Specialists is $179 for a 3 P-Credit course. 

Step 2:  Register with ASPDP by logging into ASPDP at http://schools.nyc.gov/teachers/aspdp/ where you can select your choice for the course(s) you would like to take during this term. There is a processing fee that will need to be paid to ASPDP.  Any participant who does not complete this enrollment process on the ASPDP website by the registration close date will not be eligible for P-credits. Please email ASPDP at ASPDP@schools.nyc.gov should you need more information.

G Suite for Education: Integration and Application for Educators

Instructor: Mallack Walsh   3 P-Credits  

The use of technology in education provides incredible opportunities to engage students in authentic learning, as well as collaborate with peers like never before.  This course, taught by an authorized Google for Education Certified Trainer, will cover fundamental knowledge, skills, and strategies needed by teachers who wish to use the latest G Suite Tools and apply their learning in the classroom.  This class will focus on G Suite for Education, including Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google+, and Google Sites.  Participants will create websites and evaluate how other Web 2.0 applications could be used to enhance student learning.   The course will include hands-on development educational computer applications for use by teachers, administrators and students.  Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies on how to show students to leverage these technologies to enhance learning.  Participants will create lesson plans that incorporate these technologies.  REGISTER


Google Chrome Extensions: Leveraging Instructional Technology to Advance the Learning Experience
Instructor: Mallack Walsh   3 P-Credits  

Unleash the power of the Google Chrome browser!  Google Chrome extensions are like superpowers for your web browser, literally extending the capabilities of the browser.  In this online course, taught by a certified Google for Education Trainer, teachers will explore the latest and greatest Chrome extensions that are designed for educators and students.  Participants will examine Chrome extensions have the ability to curate information, create interactive dynamic lessons, create screencasts, and increase efficiency.  Other extensions that will be investigated have the ability to enhance student creativity, increase organization, and boost the overall productivity of both students and teachers.  Participants will create lesson plans using these extensions and share them with peers via discussion boards.  This course is filled with meaningful, cutting edge skills and strategies that will prove to be invaluable in the integration of technology into the classroom.  Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies.  A proficient working knowledge of Google Apps is recommended before taking this course.  REGISTER
 
​Visual Learners in the Digital Age: Digital Storytelling, Infographics, and Other Web 2.0 Tools

Instructor: Mallack Walsh   3 P-Credits  

In his theory of multiple intelligences, Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard suggests that “students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways”.  Visual/spatial intelligence is the ability to perceive, use, and understand images and patterns and to think in terms of physical space.  In this highly entertaining and engaging course, taught by a Google Certified Trainer, participants will explore tools that support visual/spatial teaching and learning.  Participants will create lesson plans with creative web tools that aid in the creation of infographics, visuals, multimedia, and other digital products.  Participants will collaborate and share their lessons with each other.  Tools that will be investigated include PowToons, Google Drawings, PiktoChart, and ThingLink, among others.  Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies.       REGISTER

Game-Based Learning: Unleashing the Power of Gaming in the Classroom

Instructor: Lee Araoz   3 P-Credits  

Game-based learning is one of the hottest topics in education technology today. In this innovative online course, participants will learn how to take something students HAVE to do and turn it into something they GET to do. Educators will explore the most engaging and exciting game-based learning applications available to classroom teachers today. These awesome apps make learning fun, meaningful and exciting. Teachers will learn how to use Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, Breakout EDU Digital, Classcraft and other web-based applications to unleash the superhero in each and every student. Participants will play, create and share their games virtually via online communities.
Teachers will engage in hands-on demonstrations of game-based learning applications competing and collaborating virtually with other course participants. Participants will explore and curate the thousands of teacher-created review games at their disposal including Kahoot, Quizizz and Quizlet Live. Teachers will design a gamified player experience for students in their own classrooms using a variety of web-based applications and platforms. Participants will exhibit how they have used these games in the classroom setting through real case studies. They will share and discuss their game-based learning experiences and the games they’ve introduced to students in a virtual environment. Online discussion boards will be used to provide an open forum for teachers to reflect on the learning process and provide each other with constructive feedback.   REGISTER


Getting the Most out of Google Chrome
Instructor: Kelly Fitzgerald   3 P-Credits  

This course, taught by an authorized Google Education Trainer, will give participants a chance to explore all the functionalities of Google Chrome. Chrome is a powerful web browser with capabilities far beyond a basic search. In this online course, taught by a certified Google for Education Trainer, teachers will discover the power of Chrome. Participants will begin by customizing their browser to create a unique and individualized experience. Through advance search tips, users will learn how to narrow down their search to get the most relevant information. Participants will learn how to check sources and create their own search engine. The course will conclude with a study of Chrome extensions and apps that can be used to help get the most out of Chrome. To be successful in this course, participants will need a Mac, PC, or Chromebook (iPads and Phones are not compatible with this course). Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies.  REGISTER


Instructional Technology for Flipped Learning:  Interactive Engagement & Informative Feedback
Instructor: JeanMarie Perrella   3 P-Credits
Flipped learning is a dynamic approach that is used to empower learners through the fostering of an individualized and customized learning space. It allows teachers to redefine their instruction while giving students the autonomy to move at their own pace, revisit important material, and achieve mastery. This innovative course will explore the concept and practical application of flipped learning and provide an overview of various programs and applications used in the creation process. Participants will be guided through the production of their own flipped lessons while learning how to incorporate elements of interactivity, assessment, data collection and feedback.      REGISTER


Using G Suite To Enhance the 6-12 Math Classroom
​Instructor:  Denis Sheeran   3 P-Credits

This online course will cover concepts and skills needed by teachers who are ready to introduce or go further with G Suite for Education in their mathematics classroom.  This class will focus on effective integration methods, Chrome Extensions specific to mathematics learning and instruction, Google Docs add-ons that enhance and simplify mathematical engagement in a digital environment, Google Slides, Google Sheets, and well as many other Web 2.0 applications and websites useful for teachers and students alike.  The course will focus on ways G Suite can be used in a mathematics classroom immediately and will allow for deeper investigation into using G Suite to transform mathematics instruction.  The course will include hands-on development of activities, resources, and investigation of educational applications for use by teachers and students.  Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies.   REGISTER