This workshop is for campus (CWC) and other designated personnel only. All participants must be designated by their campus principals.

Session Resources - Link to ITLS CWC Support Portal.
Session Feedback - At the end of the training please complete a Class Survey. Thank you for your participation.

Class Agenda

Where to Locate and use various training materials
CWC/DWC Support Portal
Review how to log into the back-end of your campus website
Whole Group Discussion. Facilitator will verify that all CWC's have accounts and are able to log in.
Review basic information your campus website should have
CWC Newsletter: Issue #3
Learn how to remove old users and add new users
CWC's are to inform Tonya Mills or Laura Lopez via e-mail with a any changes needing to be made. Joomla Green only allows these changes to be made by a "super administrator."
Review basic structure of Joomla
Video: Creating the Structure of your website
Video: On Sections, Categories, & Articles
Learn how to delete old documents, pictures, and add new ones
Video: Logging into Joomla and Creating a Section
Video: How to create a Category
Video: How to create Items/Articles
How to log into and maintain the campus Calendar
Video: How to log into your Campus Calendar
Video: How to change your Calendar's username and password
Video: How to add a Calendar entry
Video: How to add color to a Calendar Entry
Video: How to delete a Calendar Entry
How to create links
Video: How to create Menu Links
Creative Commons and obtaining pictures
What is Creative Commons & More (Link to Copyright & Creative Commons Online Course)
Please complete Satisfaction Survey
Satisfaction Survey
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Overview and Standards page

Common Terms

1. Joomla - a free, open source content management system used for web publishing
2. Sections - part of how Joomla stores content. Sections contain Categories which contain Articles (webpages). Some of the most commonly named Sections are 'Our School', 'Our Staff', and 'Our Students'.
3. Categories - part of how Joomla stores content. Categories are part of Sections and contain Articles (webpates). Some of the most commonly named Categories are 'About Us', 'Our Administrators', 'Clubs and Organizations', and 'Student Policies'.
4. Articles - Joomla webpages and part of how Joomla stores content. Articles (webpages) are part of Categories contained by Sections. Some of the most commonly named Articles are 'School History', 'Principal's Page', 'Patrols', and 'Student Dresscode'.
5. Creative Commons - Is an alternative to traditional copyright licensing. Founded by a group of cyber law and intellectual property experts, Creative Commons provides a licensing scheme whereby copyright owners choose the terms under which they will allow use of their copyrighted works and make that choice known via the use of easily identifiable logos (Bissonett A. , 2009).

ISTE Standards

This workshop will help teachers accomplish the following standards:
  1. Technology Operations and Concepts - Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. Teachers:
    B. demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies.
  2. Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences - Teachers plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. Teachers:
    B. apply current research on teaching and learning with technology when planning learning environments and experiences.
    C. identify and locate technology resources and evaluate them for accuracy and suitability.
    D. plan for the management of technology resources within the context of learning activities.
    E. plan strategies to manage student learning in a technology-enhanced environment.
  3. Productivity and Professional Practice - Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice. Teachers:
    B. continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.
    C. apply technology to increase productivity.
    D. use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.