On January 30, 2012, ESU #11 held an Adobe Acrobat X Pro workshop. Adobe® Acrobat® X Pro software allows one to communicate easier, faster, and better with PDF. As a result, productivity is increased because one is able to edit and reuse content, streamline reviews, and quickly create fillable PDF forms with rich media included. In addition, one can share information more securely and gather team feedback more efficiently. The facilitator for the day was Linda Dickeson, Distance Learning Coordinator for Lincoln Public Schools. Linda has been an Adobe Education Leader (AEL) since 2004, and is the author of the CLICKstep Training books for Education.
On January 17, 2012, Educational Service Unit #11 provided a “Teachers Teaching Teachers” workshop. This workshop was facilitated by a local teacher of mathematics, Dan Schaben, and was requested as a result of a session that was held at the ESU #11 2011 Fall Conference. The primary focus of this workshop was to instruct math teachers on how to utilize GeoGebra in the classroom.
GeoGebra is a free, multi-platform dynamic mathematics software program for all levels of education that joins geometry, algebra, tables, graphing, statistics and calculus into one easy-to-use package. During the course of this workshop, participants learned the basic skills required to use GeoGebra; created and designed professional looking tests and worksheets; incorporated dynamic graphics on moodle or other web spaces; and learned how to use GeoGebra as a tool to incorporate reasoning and sense making skills in the mathematics classroom.