SPRING 2009   course catalog

                                   see page 6

In 1995, education and business leaders                      educators. Located at 6111 East Skelly
had a vision...creating a professional                       Drive in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Eighth
development center for Tulsa educators.                      Floor is a collaborative effort between
Soon after, the group formed the Tulsa                       Tulsa Technology Center and Tulsa
Professional Development Consortium                          Community College as well as several
which is now known as the Eighth Floor,                      public/private        schools      and      higher
a technology and learning center for                         education institutions.



        CAMPUS                           PHONE                     DAYS                        HOURS

 The Eighth Floor          1        (918) 828-5341
 6111 E Skelly Dr                   Fax: (918) 828-5349       Monday - Friday             7:30 am - 4:30 pm
 Tulsa, OK 74135       

 Sand Springs -           2
 Charles Page High School
 500 N. Adams Rd                                              Monday - Friday             7:30 am - 10:00 pm
 Sand Springs, OK 74063

                               HEY... HOW DO I ENROLL FOR AN EIGHTH FLOOR CLASS?
 Enrollment Policy: Any educator or support personnel employed by a consortium member institution is
 eligible to attend classes. All participants desiring to attend an Eighth Floor class must enroll through
 their Advisory Committee Representative (See Members). Classes are on a first come, first served basis.
 Non-members call for pricing schedule. 918.828.5341
 Cancellation Policy: Important! If you need to withdraw from a class, notification (of at least 2 business
 days) in advance of the class is required. Consortium member institutions or enrolled employees may be
 charged for “no shows.”
ONLINE LEARNING SERIES (OLS) ............ 4                       PHOTOSHOP & GRAPHICS ....................... 9

SPRING SPECIAL OFFERINGS ................... 5                    PRODUCTIVITY IN THE CLASSROOM ......10

WEB 2.0 ................................................... 6     POWERPOINT..........................................11

WEB DESIGN ............................................ 8         SMARTBOARDS & CLICKERS...................13

Fees for each educational institution are based on the number of full-time certified instructors
(administrators and support staff included for free). Annual membership includes unlimited
staff training through the Eighth Floor classes and special offerings (as facilitator and
classroom space allow). District requested training is also available for an additional,
nominal fee.
Call 918.828.5341 or visit us online at: for membership fee information.

DR. PENNY HAYNES                             MS. CHERYL DEBOLT                         MR. DON RALEIGH
                                                                                       MR. BILL GAGE
MS. LUANN CANNON                             MR. PETE THEBAN                           SAND SPRINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                                       MR. ROBERT FRANKLIN
BERRYHILL PUBLIC SCHOOLS                     MINGO VALLEY                              MS. KATHLEEN HOEY
                                             MS. SANDY BRUST                           SEQUOYAH PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BISHOP KELLEY HIGH SCHOOL                                                              MS. LISA TRENT
MR. DANNY LIMES                              OILTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                             MR. MATT POSEY                            SPERRY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BIXBY PUBLIC SCHOOLS                                                                   MS. LORI KERNS
MS. SUZIE SMITH                              OKLAHOMA
                                             WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY                       SAINT CATHERINE
CATOOSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS                       MR. BILL ELLIOTT                          CATHOLIC SCHOOL
MS. BRENDA ALDRICH                                                                     MS. VICKI ADAMS
                                             ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY
CHELSEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS                       DR. KENNETH WEED                          ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC SCHOOL
MRS. EVA MCSPADDEN                                                                     MR. MATTHEW VEREECKE
CHOUTEAU-MAZIE                               MR. LARRY COCHRAN                         TOWN &COUNTRY SCHOOL
PUBLIC SCHOOLS                                                                         MR. RAY ODOR
DR. LISA HORN                                OSU CENTER FOR
                                             HEALTH SCIENCES                           TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                             OSU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY               TULSA TECHNOLOGY CENTER
DRUMRIGHT PUBLIC SCHOOLS                     MS. LORI BRYANT                           MS. PENNI GAGE
                                             OU-TULSA                                  VATTEROTT COLLEGE
HOLY FAMILY                                  MS. TRICIA STAIRES                        MS. KATHLEEN MILLIKAN
MR. JAY LUETKEY                              OWASSO PUBLIC SCHOOLS                     WELCH PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MS. LINDA SCATTERGOOD                        MS. CAROL GUERTIN                         MS. JANEY SUTTON

JENKS PUBLIC SCHOOLS                         PHILLIPS
MS. TRACY BAYLES                             THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
                                             DR. GARY PELUSO-VERDEND

The Eighth Floor’s Online Learning Series helps educators make the transition from face-
to-face classroom instruction to the world of online, distance education. Participants
will explore blended and fully online instruction from both the student’s and instructor’s
perspective. Whether you use Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, Sakai, or any other
learning management system, the skills you learn and perspectives you gain can be
applied to any online learning environment. We will focus on building authentic learning
communities, creating successful interaction, and delivering engaging content. The series
starts as a fully online class and then transitions into a blended (F2F & online) course. You
are automatically enrolled in all 5 short courses when you register.


1. Online Experience – This portion of               and success. The focus is on increasing
   the course provides a unique opportunity          Instructor – Student and Student –
   to BE the online student while exploring          Instructor communication. Mar 4, 2009 –
   distance learning theory and practice.            W (3:30 - 6:30 pm)
   You will be immersed in the virtual
                                                  5. Facilitator’s Role – As an online course
   learning environment while building
                                                     facilitator, whether in a fully online
   a solid knowledge base on such key
                                                     class or a short component, your role
   skills as community building and
                                                     as the “teacher” changes. If you aren’t
   facilitation to ensure student retention and
                                                     lecturing, what are you doing? This
   engagement. February 4 – March 11, 2009
                                                     course will examine your new role, online
   (Meets Online)
                                                     management techniques, communication
2. Creating Courses – Participants will              strategies, and more. Mar 11, 2009 –
   learn the best practices of organization and      W (3:30 – 6:30 pm)
   the course creation process in an online
                                                  6. Project Development: (Optional) –
   learning environment. Feb 18, 2009 –
   W (3:30 - 6:30 pm)                                Want to put it all in action? Set up a time
                                                     and come to the Eighth Floor to work
3. Best Practices – This class is an overview        on your online component or get ahead
   of “what works” in online teaching and            and set up a full semester class! We
   learning. We will examine some of                 are on call to answer questions, make
   the proven practices as well as what is           suggestions, and offer support!
   emerging in this field. Feb 25, 2009 –
   W (3:30 - 6:30 pm)                             The skills and practices in our Online
                                                  Learning Series are applicable to all
4. Questioning Techniques – Participants
                                                  learning management systems! However,
   will examine proven techniques for
                                                  we will be using Moodle (Open Source
   developing and “asking” the right
                                                  Freeware) as the learning platform for
   questions to insure student interaction
                                                  this series.

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                                                      SPRING SPECIAL OFFERINGS

Grant Writing Workshop – 1                             a presentation and discussion on how educators
This interactive grant proposal writing workshop       around the country are currently using Second
is for individuals with little or no proposal          Life™ in their classrooms. Learn the basics of
writing experience. It includes keys to success,       navigation, building and scripting. But most
typical components of a proposal, writing tips,        importantly, learn how to create your own avatar
preparing a budget, locating funding sources,          and live in the world of the future!
letter proposals, and much more.                       2/26/09      TH    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
1/30/09    F   8:30 AM-3:30 PM
                                                       Second Life – Intermediate
Grant Writing Workshop – 2                             By ORU Professor Andy Lang
This interactive grant proposal writing workshop       This workshop will introduce techniques for
takes it to the next level. Walk away with tips and    the creation of content in Second Life through
an outline for taking the next step to obtaining       hands on building and scripting projects. You
a grant for your institution. Prerequisite: Grant      will learn how to build, link, texture, and script
Writing Workshop Level 1                               basic objects.
2/20/09    F   8:30 AM-3:30 PM                         Projects will include:
                                                       1. Designing & making a Second Life classroom.
Intro to Second Life                                   2. Using media in Second Life (including Power-
By ORU Professor Andy Lang                                Point presentations).
Welcome to the virtual world. Second Life™             3. Making your own school-pride T-Shirt.
is a 3-D virtual world entirely created by its         4. Using scripts to make objects interactive.
Residents. Since opening to the public in 2003,        This class assumes a basic knowledge of Second
it has grown explosively and today is inhabited        Life (see ‘Introduction to Second Life’) but no
by millions of Residents from around the globe.        building or scripting skills.
This workshop will introduce Second Life™ as
a tool to enhance education. It will begin with        3/12/09      TH    8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Ed Tech - Level 1
Need a refresher? Or just starting out?                creating a fun, learning environment. When your
Are you a little wary of technology? Do you            2-day session is complete you will walk away
dread going to seminars on computer use? Does          with a renewed sense of confidence all while
talk of the internet put a lump in your throat?        gaining the basic skills to make you successful
Fear no more…. In today’s age, you can’t do            with technology.
much of anything without a computer being              2/5-2/6/09        TH/F   8:30 AM-3:30 PM ea day
involved, but technology can be a teacher’s best       4/8-4/9/09        W/TH   8:30 AM-3:30 PM ea day
friend. Our Education Technology Program is
designed for educators and support personnel                     WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
who need to start from the beginning, or even
those who would like a basic refresher. This           Upon completion of an Ed Tech class,
program is designed to allow you the opportunity       participants will now have the option of
to become comfortable with different areas of          signing up for a two-hour session with one of
basic technology and will show you how to make         our Instructional Technology Coaches. A tech
your life easier. You will negotiate a friendly        coach will come to your classroom and help you
relationship with file management, Microsoft           integrate the valuable skills you learned while in
Windows, Word and PowerPoint, e-mail, finding          the Ed Tech class (for free). Must complete the
resources on the internet, and more. Find out          entire Ed Tech class to participate. Directions
how to put these tools to practical use in your        on how to acquire an Ed Tech Coach are made
classroom or workspace. Instructors are skilled        available during class.
at working with all levels of learners and in

WEB 2.0

Web 2.0 is a paradigm shift in how we have used the internet. It involves a much more
collaborative and free approach to the web and the tools available to us. The emphasis is
on interaction and sharing in a global learning network. With Web 2.0 tools, such as blogs,
podcasts, social media, wikis, RSS, social bookmarking, Google tools, VoiceThread, and
many, many more, anyone can be an author – anyone can publish to the world – anyone can
be a part of your learning network. The Eighth Floor has developed a variety of courses
designed to help us discover educational uses for these exciting and versatile tools. These
courses are designed for anyone wanting to learn about Web 2.0.

Web 2.0: The Lightning Round “Intro”              What About Blogs?
In this hands-on workshop, we will explore        Blogs are a smooth and simple collaborative
this new facet of the Web and take a sweeping     tool for the classroom, as well as a vehicle
overview of popular Web 2.0 tools (also known     for individual student or teacher expression.
as the Read/Write Web). We’ll look at what        Participants will set up a blog of their own and
teachers and students have done with several      survey professional and classroom blogs already
tools that are easy for you and your students     out there. You’ll get your feet wet and more!
to use, such as blogs, podcasting, wikis,         2/17/09 T      8:30 AM-11:30 AM
bookmarking, social networking, learning          4/1/09 W       1:00 PM-4:00 PM
communities, and more. This is a survey course.
Bring your questions and curiosity – we’ve got
                                                  Wiki When You Wanna!
the rest.
                                                  Wikis are the average Joe’s version of a website!
1/27/09   T 1:00 PM-4:00 PM                       They are easily editable, collaborative, Web 2.0
3/25/09   W 4:15 PM-7:15 PM                       tools that can be created in a matter of minutes.
                                                  Participants will survey a variety of teacher and
                                                  student wikis and create one of their own. There
                                                  are a gazillion uses for a wiki – what will you do
                                                  with yours?
                                                  2/17/09 T      1:00 PM-4:00 PM
                                                  4/1/09 W       8:30 AM-11:30 AM

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What’s So Delicious
About Social Bookmarking?
Participants will learn about social bookmarking
using a free Web 2.0 tool called Delicious. Social
bookmarking tools are a must have for gathering,
sharing, and finding internet resources. We will
look at ways to locate, classify, rank, and share
internet resources. Come find your Delicious
soul mate!
3/10/09    T   4:15 PM-6:15 PM
4/14/09    T   2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Podcasting: Hype or Help?
Not only is podcasting fun, but it is easy to do!
Participants will create classroom or teacher
podcasts using a free Web 2.0 tool. Additionally,
we will survey a variety of existing educational
podcasts, both as examples to learn from and for
possible use in the classroom.
3/13/09    F   8:30 AM-11:30 AM
3/3/09     T   8:30 AM-11:30 AM

RSS – But in a Google Way
                                                      THE EIGHTH FLOOR’S
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, but          TEACHER FEATURE!
for many, the idea and application is not simple
at all. This course puts “the simple” back in the
mix. We’ll show you the easiest way possible to
                                                             Suzie Smith
subscribe to various resources, such as newsfeeds,       Bixby Public Schools
blogs, podcasts, wikis, etc. Participants will
create Google Reader and iGoogle accounts, all       Currently, Suzie is in the role of
while seeing how subscribing to resources on         Technology Integration and Special
the web is the greatest invention, ever. We will
look at professional and classroom applications.     Projects Coordinator where she is
3/3/09 T       1:00 PM-3:00 PM
                                                     in charge of assisting teachers in
4/14/09 T      4:15 PM-6:15 PM                       the use of classroom technology,
                                                     technology integration training,
Google Calendar                                      web site development, professional
Create a Google calendar from scratch or import      development, and other “special
your calendar from MS Outlook. With Google
calendar, you can create multiple public or          projects” as assigned. Suzie has
private calendars and invite others to view them.    been married to husband, Chris,
We’ll look at creating events and reminders, too.    for 20 years and they have two
4/22/09    W    4:15 PM-6:15 PM                      children, Nikki and Casey Jo.
                                                     Suzie was one of The Eighth Floor’s
Google Docs &                                        original “Master Trainers” and
Spreadsheets for the Classroom
                                                     is currently serving as Advisory
Learn to create and share documents and
spreadsheets while exploring the unique              Committee Representative for
collaborative features available with this free      Bixby Public Schools.
web tool. Participants will practice creating
and sharing documents and look at features that
make this so useful in education.
2/4/09 W 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
4/2/09 TH 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Google Earth                                        student. We’ll look at several classroom project
Okay, so you found your college apartment and       ideas and create some of our own, all using two
the house you lived in as a kid. What else can      FREE tools – VoiceThread and PhotoStory3.
you do with Google Earth? Participants will         2/24/09 T       4:15 PM-7:15 PM
learn to integrate the power of mapping with        4/22/09 W       1:00 PM-4:00 PM
satellite images using this magnificent and free
web tool. We will look at various educational       Working with Digital Images
uses, such as creating interactive tours or
                                                    You’ve taken some great pictures, but they don’t
field trips.
                                                    look exactly like you want. What can you do?
1/29/09   TH    8:30 AM-11:30 AM                    Participants will explore what they CAN do with
3/25/09    W    1:00 PM-4:00 PM                     a digital picture once it’s on the camera using
                                                    Picasa – a free Web 2.0 tool. We’ll discuss
Digital Picture Projects                            cropping, sizing, color adjustment, storage, and
The magic of digital photography is unleashed       getting pictures ready for the web, PowerPoint,
when students use pictures to explore and           or print.
explain the world around them. Digital cameras      2/25/09    W     4:00 PM-7:00 PM
are relatively cheap and easy to use with any age   4/22/09    W     8:30 AM-11:30 AM


Building a Basic Website                            Dreamweaver CS3: Level 2
• Features of planning a website for your           • Use advanced features of         Dreamweaver to
  classroom (students and/or parents)                 design and develop websites
• Adding images and tables, publishing your site    • Participants should be            familiar with
• Learn to use the free open source tool, NVU         Dreamweaver and have             the ability to
  (New View)                                          understand and work with         architecture and
                                                      coding of web pages.
3/3/09    T   8:30 AM-3:30 PM
                                                    4/14/09    T    8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Dreamweaver CS3: Level 1
• Learn to use Dreamweaver’s robust tools to        Dreamweaver CS3 Basics
  create a professional quality website             • Create a basic webpage
• Develop a navigation system (buttons,             • Use text, images, links, and tables
  navigation bars, links)                           4/23/09    TH     4:15 PM-6:15 PM
• Learn to create text, links, and tables, and
  insert images
2/17/09   T    8:30 AM-3:30 PM

                         Celebrate Oklahoma Voices!
Celebrate Oklahoma Voices (COV) is a statewide digital storytelling project empowering learners to
become digital witnesses, archiving local oral history and sharing that history safely on the global
stage of the Internet. COV is presented as an educational outreach project of the Oklahoma Heritage
Association and involves multiple partner organizations. Learn more about their workshops at:

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          Eighth Floor Clases Offered To Help Get The
          Skills To Create Digital Storytelling Projects!
    • Developing Multimedia with Movie Maker.                   • Google Docs & Spreadsheets.
    • Digital Picture Projects.                                 • Working with Digital Images.
    • Podcasting: Hypo or Help?                                 • Power Point.
    • Wiki When You Wanna!

                                                       PHOTOSHOP & GRAPHICS

A Taste of PhotoShop CS3                             PhotoShop CS3: Tips & Tricks-4
• Importing images, editing images, and more         • Learn to turn text into a dynamic graphic
                                                     • Create custom text effects, such as a multi-
2/5/09    TH    4:15 PM-6:15 PM
                                                       color neon glow
                                                     • For intermediate users
PhotoShop CS3: An Intro
• Explore the possibilities of a powerhouse tool     4/1/09    W     4:15 PM-6:15 PM
  like Photoshop
• Learn image formatting, selection methods,         PhotoShop CS3: Tips & Tricks-5
  filling text with images, and more                 • Learn to turn basic clipart into a more
• Participants will create an entire project           interesting animation
  in class                                           • Colorize black and white images
                                                     • For the intermediate user
2/3/09    T    8:30 AM-3:30 PM
                                                     4/14/09    T    4:15 PM-6:15 PM
PhotoShop CS3: Tips & Tricks-1
• Create a collage with rollover text                PhotoShop CS3: Tips & Tricks-6
• Explore various tips and tricks                    • Make a black and white photo with one part
• For intermediate users                               in color
                                                     • Create your own paint brushes
2/19/09    TH    4:15 PM-6:15 PM
                                                     • For the intermediate user
PhotoShop CS3: Tips & Tricks-2                       4/30/09    TH     4:15 PM-6:15 PM
• Increase your knowledge of Photoshop
• Explore molding scanned images              and    Acrobat 8.0: Level 1
  illustrations into creative art work               • Beginners will create, edit, and add features to
• For intermediate users                               Portable Document Formats (PDF)
                                                     • Work with multiple and secure PDF documents
3/3/09    T    4:15 PM-6:15 PM                       • Add links, bookmarks, and review a PDF
PhotoShop CS3: Tips & Tricks-3                       2/11/09   W     8:30 AM-3:30 PM
• Tie together techniques to create visual effects
• Learn to use masks and make your work
  more efficient
• For intermediate users
3/12/09    TH    4:15 PM-6:15 PM

 Acrobat 8.0: Forms                                  • Understand and apply compression techniques
 • Create interactive PDF forms: calculations,         that work with this free application
   radio buttons, check boxes, and more.             4/15/09   W      8:30 AM-3:30 PM
 • Explore some features of LiveCycle Designer
 • Participants should be somewhat familiar with     InDesign CS3: An Intro
   Adobe Acrobat
                                                     • Learn the basics of setting up new documents,
 2/25/09 W 8:30 AM-11:30 AM                            text and formatting, graphics and layout, and
 4/16/09 TH 8:30 AM-11:30 AM                           working with tables
                                                     • Survey the various functions and possibilities
 Developing Multimedia with MovieMaker                 for educational use
 • Engage students and expand avenues of             4/1/09    W     8:30 AM-3:30 PM
   communication by creating mini-movies
 • Learn to capture and edit video and sound files


 Access 2007: Level 1                                Excel 2007: Level 1
 • Create and use tables, queries, forms,            • Enter and modify data
   and reports                                       • Format worksheets
                                                     • Do calculation, printing, and more
 1/27/09-1/28/09    T 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
                    W 8:30 AM-11:30 AM               2/12/09    TH     8:30 AM-3:30 PM

 Access 2007: Level 2                                Excel 2007: Level 2
 • Create more complex queries                       • Streamline and enhance spreadsheets
 • Customize forms and reports                       • Create templates, charts, graphs, formulas,
 • Broaden the availability of data                    and more
 3/4/09-3/5/09    W 8:30 AM-4:30 PM                  4/21/09    T    8:30 AM-3:30 PM
                  TH 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
                                                     Excel 2007: New Features
 Access 2007: New Features                           • Survey new features of 2007 version of Excel
 • Survey new features of 2007 version of Access
                                                     2/27/09    F    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
 2/26/09    TH    8:30 AM-12:30 PM
                                                     Excel 2003: An Introduction
                                                     at Sand Springs
                                                     • Master the Basics
                                                     • Enter Data & Format Data
                                                     • Perform Basic Calculations
                                                     • Create Charts & Graphs
                                                     4/28/09    T    4:15 PM-6:15 PM

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Outlook 2007: Level 1                               Word 2007: New Features
• Master the basics of Outlook 2007                 • Survey new features of 2007 version of Word
• Compose and organize messages, email,             2/24/09    T       8:30 AM-12:30 PM
  meetings, tasks, contacts, and more.
2/19/09   TH    8:30 AM-3:30 PM                     Word 2007: Level 1
                                                    • Create, edit,and proofread basic documents
Outlook 2007: Level 2                               • Format text and paragraphs
• Further your understanding of Outlook 2007        • add tables and graphics to documents
  (intermediate users)                              • discover tools for page control and overall
• Customize your environment, calendar, emails,       appearance.
  folders, and more                                 3/31/09    T      8:30 AM-3:30 PM
• Track, share, assign, and locate various items
4/23/09   TH     8:30 AM-3:30 PM


PowerPoint 2003: An Intro                           PowerPoint 2003:
• Friendly class for the beginner                   More Animations & Hyperlinks
• Use text-editing, clipart, animation, and         • Make your Powerpoint presentations even
  transitions                                         more interactive
1/26/09   M     4:15 PM-6:15 PM                     • Explore active learning techniques
                                                    2/23/09       M    4:15 PM-6:15 PM
PowerPoint 2003: An Intro at Sand Springs
• Friendly class for the beginner                   PowerPoint 2007: An Intro
• Use text-editing, clipart, animation, and         • Friendly class for the beginner
  transitions                                       • Use text-editing, clipart, animation, and
4/14/09   T    4:15 PM-6:15 PM                        transitions
                                                    3/2/09    M       4:15 PM-6:15 PM
PowerPoint 2003: Animations
• Learn to use animation techniques to create an    PowerPoint 2007: New Features
  interactive presentation                          • Survey new features of 2007 version of
• Animate text and graphics                           Powerpoint
2/2/09    M    4:15 PM-6:15 PM                      2/25/09       W    8:30 AM-12:30 PM

PowerPoint 2003: Hyperlinks                         PowerPoint 2007 for the Classroom
• Use hyperlinks to create a unique and             • Starting with the most basic skills and
  interactive presentation                            advancing to intermediate skills, participants
• Work with text, graphics, and objects               will explore various ways to use Powerpoint in
2/9/09    M    4:15 PM-6:15 PM                        the classroom
                                                    • Explore design considerations and techniques
PowerPoint 2003:                                    • Learn to insert/create images, multimedia,
                                                      transitions, animation, master slides, templates,
Master Slides & Templates
                                                      and prepare your file for presentation
• Explore further control and versatility in your
  Powerpoint presentations                          4/7/09    T       8:30 AM-3:30 PM
• Create your own master slides and templates
3/9/09    M    4:15 PM-6:15 PM

                      A POCKET FULL OF HOPE ®!
     A Pocket Full Of Hope® Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community based
     organization in Tulsa Oklahoma. It is committed to offering youth a sense
     of belonging, a positive creative outlet and a safe, fun environment for
     change. It was founded on the principles of learner centered concepts. In
     this organization youth are given the opportunity to empower themselves
     in a non-threatening, participatory and inclusive atmosphere using music,
     theatre and dance.
                 Learn more at:

     The Arts!                                  Did You Know?
 Young people who participate in the
 arts for at least three hours on three     The Eighth Floor will be working on
 days each week through at least one full   a resource room for educators. A
 year are:                                  comfortable, quiet place to create lesson
  • 4 times more likely to be recognized    plans, interact with peers, and research
    for academic achievement                some of those great education books
  • 3 times more likely to be elected to    your school may not have available. We
    class office within their schools       are interested in knowing what books,
  • 4 times more likely to participate      software, or other creative ideas you
    in a math and science fair              may have. We’ll post our running list of
                                            resources online so you can make plans
  • 3 times more likely to win an
    award for school attendance             to stop by and learn something new when
                                            it’s convenient for you. So give us an
  • 4 times more likely to win an award
    for writing an essay or poem            idea of what times you would like access
                                            to our resource room and send your wish
                                            lists to:

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                                                      SMARTBOARDS & CLICKERS

CPS 5.0 (Clickers!) - Level 1                          SmartBoards-SmartLearning-1
• Survey CPS as a tool to instruct, assess,            • Learn the basics of this interactive whiteboard
  evaluate, review, and test                           • Discuss creating presentations, storing content,
• Creative classroom uses                                recording activity as a video, and more
• Navigate and build projects                          • This course is for beginners
1/29/09    TH    1:00 PM-4:00 PM                       1/28/09    W    4:15 PM-6:15 PM
4/6/09     M     4:15 PM-6:15 PM                       2/21/09    S    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
                                                       3/10/09    T    4:15 PM-6:15 PM
CPS 5.0 (Clickers!) Tips & Features
• Use the FastGrade Feature                            SmartBoards-SmartLearning-1
• Review for tests, create team activities             at Sand Springs
• PowerPoint, gradebooks, and attendance               • Learn the basics of this interactive whiteboard
  with CPS                                             • Discuss creating presentations, storing content,
                                                         recording activity as a video, and more
4/13/09    M    4:15 PM-6:15 PM
                                                       • This course is for beginners
CPS 5.0 (Clickers!) Tips & Features                    3/24/09    T    4:15 PM-6:15 PM
at Sand Springs
• Use the FastGrade Feature                            SmartBoards-SmartLearning-2
• Review for tests, create team activities             • Continue to explore the basics of SmartBoard
• PowerPoint, gradebooks, and attendance                 and beyond
  with CPS                                             • Create a project for the classroom and integrate
                                                         your lessons
4/21/09    T    4:15 PM-6:15 PM
                                                       • Bring a flash drive to class
Smart Senteo Responders at Sand Springs                2/12/09    TH    4:15 PM-7:15 PM
                                                       4/2/09     TH    4:15 PM-7:15 PM
• Explore the uses of these interactive responders
                                                       4/4/09      S    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  as they work with the SmartBoard
• Integrate questions, reviews, tests, assessments,
  and more.
• Discuss how to create questions that work with       • Learn to use more advanced
  Notebook lectures and presentations                    SmartBoard features
                                                       • Create a presentation you can take back to
3/31/09    T    4:15 PM-6:15 PM                          your classroom
                                                       • For the intermediate user
Smart Senteo Responders
                                                       2/26/09    TH    4:15 PM-7:15 PM
• Explore the uses of these interactive responders     4/8/09     W     4:15 PM-7:15 PM
  as they work with the SmartBoard                     4/18/09     S    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
• Integrate questions, reviews, tests, assessments,
  and more.
• Discuss how to create questions that work with
  Notebook lectures and presentations
4/20/09    M    4:15 PM-6:15 PM

                                                        M O R E
                                                               Career Tech 2.0
                                                      Career & Technical Educators
                                                    Connecting & Learning with Web 2.0

                                                    Career Tech 2.0 is a social network
                                                    created for Career and Technical
                                                    educators who have a desire to connect
                                                    with students by using collaborative
                                                    technology tools called Web 2.0. There
                                                    are other excellent forums for educators,
                                                    such as Classroom 2.0, but this site is
                                                    specifically for those who are in Career
           CLASSROOM                                and Technical education. Learn more
     TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION!                        here:

             Deana McCloud                                               ISTE
         Pryor Junior High School
     “Please pass my thanks on to the               If you have never heard of the
     staff of the Eighth Floor for all              International Society for Technology
     the excellent training that led to             Educator’s NECC (National Educator’s
     my being selected as a finalist in             Computing Conference) then you are
     the SMART Teacher Content                      missing out!
     Challenge. We’re all very excited              Get involved, make a difference and
     about the prizes that I’ll be receiving        stay up to speed through this incredible
     for the Pryor School District!”                organization!

                                                   o n i a ls
                              C la s s T e s t i m
 ACROBAT FORMS                                    Very informative and easy to follow.
 I’m thankful once again, for what this has       Information was presented in a manner that will
 added to my professional “tool box.” Thanks      make the knowledge easy to take home and put
 Lee Anne and the Eighth Floor! Kathleen          to use. Sherry

 Enjoyed the class. Very upbeat and fun!
 Learned lots! Great Instructor! Tom              PODCASTING: HYPE OR HELP?
                                                  This was time well spent! Thanks! Candice
 Very patient instructor, pleasant and provided
 clear expectations, answered all questions,      This class was very informational without being
 made it easy to learn. Jenger                    overwhelming. James

 Hope to be back for more! Learned a lot! Susan   This class is great! I am such a newbie but now
                                                  I can actually function with confidence! Teri
 This was so helpful! I feel more at ease about
 using my board now, plus learned so many         We love the Eighth Floor-Awesome staff! Cathy
 helpful tips. Sara
                                                  Great workshop! All questions answered
 Great instruction! Allowed us to ask questions   knowledgably. I can’t wait to use! Fran
 and learn! Becky

14                                                    VISIT EIGHTHFLOOR.TULSATECH.EDU OR CALL 918.828.5341
                        People to watch this next year!
           We have some wonderful resources right on our doorstep
             here in Oklahoma. If you aren’t “connected” with
               some of these folks, you just might want to be!

                         Wesley Fryer is        Wesley secured $1.3 million in grant
                         an educator, author,   funding for West Texas schools
                         digital storyteller    participating in the Texas Technology
                         and change agent.      Immersion Pilot Project in 2004-2008.
                         With respect to        He was named an Apple Distinguished
                         school change, he      Educator in 2005. He was an elementary
                         describes himself      classroom teacher for six years in Texas
                         as a “catalyst for     public schools before serving as a
                         creative engagement    college director of distance learning for
and collaborative learning.” Wesley serves      five years. He worked for AT&T from
as a co-convener for the annual K-12 Online     2006 - 2008 as the Director of Education
Conference each October and is the co-          Advocacy. Wesley is completing his
director of the statewide Celebrate Oklahoma    doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction
Voices digital storytelling project. His        at Texas Tech University, studying the
blog, “Moving at the Speed of Creativity”       impact of podcasting and coursecasting
( was selected        on student learning in higher education.
as the 2006 “Best Learning Theory Blog”         He currently serves as the Director of
by eSchoolnews and Discovery Education,         Technology and Education Outreach for
and is utilized regularly by thousands of       the Oklahoma Heritage Association (a
educators worldwide.                            nonprofit) in Oklahoma City.

                       Tina M Steele            recently taken a break from it because
                       is a Technology          of wanting to have more time to explore
                       Director     at   a      other interests. She and her husband are
                       Career Technology        both educators and love working with
                       (vocational) School      technology within their hobbies and in
                       in Oklahoma. She         their jobs. Tina also manages the great
                       has also taught          resource below called Career Tech
                       piano for over           2.0. Learn more about Tina at her Blog:
                       25 years but has

      NBC classes are coming to the Eighth Floor. Look for more
  information in our summer schedule! Learn more about becoming
    a Nationally Board Certified educator at:


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                                                      & CPS Clicker 5.0 Classes!

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