Professional Development

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Welcome to OCDE's Professional Development Program

The Orange County Department of Education offers courses for nearly every schedule. If you like to work from th​e comfort of your home, then participate in our Online Courses and Webinars through OCOnline.  If you like to meet your instructor in person, then engage in our Face to Face Courses.  Daytime, evening, and weekend classes are offered in the OCDE Multimedia labs.  Both of these labs utilize the latest Macintosh and Windows Operating systems.  We also offer remote courses in other locations countywide. The professional development schedule is organized and promoted on an ongoing basis making the courses a cost effective program for any educator in Orange County wanting to receive world class professional development in the use of educational technology.
Course curriculum is focused on integrating technologies into standards-based instruction, with a particular focus on enhancing student achievement through context-embedded, inquiry-driven, and socially-negotiated learning. Particular sessions are focused on individual applications, equipment, or academic content areas. Professional developers are either members of the OCDE Educational Technology Department or other local specialists. These include certified K-12 teachers, College Faculty, and Professionals in the field.  All of them are committed to inspiring innovation in education.

Course Information:

Class Surveys

Class Registration

Course Calendar

Custom Training

OC Innovate Course Catalog

OCOnline - Online/Blended Instruction

PD-ROM

Proficiency Certification

Leading Edge Certification​

Digital Citizenship Content

 

Professional Development Components:

Webinars

The first step to getting involved with your professional development here at the Orange County Department of Education is to participate in one of our FREE webinars. These are internet-based informational courses that give you insight into the instructors and the information that will be presented. All of the webinars are held on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Make sure you register for the sessions you would like to take to acquire the link to get into your session. On the day of your course log into the OCDE Free Webinar. Then sit back, relax, and ask questions from anywhere. Do not worry if you miss the presentation. They are recorded so that you can watch them at a later date. We look forward to seeing you online.

Webinar archive
View the current class schedule and registration.
View the current class calendar.

 

Face to Face

Daytime, evening, and weekend classes are offered in the OCDE Mac and PC labs, and in other locations countywide. The schedule is organized and promoted on an ongoing basis, making this cost effective program an opportunity for any educator in Orange County to receive world class professional development in the use of educational technology.

Course curriculum is focused on integrating technologies into standards-based instruction, with a particular focus on enhancing student achievement through context-embedded, inquiry-driven, and socially-negotiated learning. Particular sessions are focused on individual applications, equipment, or academic content areas. Professional developers are either members of the OCDE Educational Technology Department, or other local specialists. These include certified K-12 teachers, College Faculty, and Professionals in the field.  All of them are committed to inspiring innovation in education.

 

Online/Blended Instruction

As we begin to develop more of our courses they will be offered in an online environment to connect you with more professional development at anytime. OCDE will continue to build an all-inclusive program that supports your educational needs. You can see what other educators are doing with online instruction at OCOnline.  These courses include programs such as PD-ROM, CTAP Level 1 Technology Proficiency Certification, and the ​ Leading Edge Certification Online Teacher

View the current class schedule and registration.
View the current class calendar.

 

For additional information contact Randy Kolset.