NYC P-Credits

"I really had no idea how many useful tools there were built into Google that were right at my fingertips. I am so glad I spent the time taking this course.

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Earn Your NYC P-Credits With Our Self-Paced, Online Courses

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.

Earn your credits at your pace, on your time. Collaborate with other educators and learn skills and strategies that you can immediately implement into your classroom.  Stay ahead of your students in the quickly changing 21st Century Classroom with Google Tools and many other emerging technologies.

Our online courses are created by the most highly qualified thought leaders in educational technology in the nation.  Our instructors include authors, Google for EDU Innovators, Google for EDU Trainers, ISTE National Speakers, and PhD.’s, to name a few of their qualifications.

Step One

  • Register through Ed Technology Specialists by clicking “Register Now” next to one or more courses below. You will be sent an email with a course link to start the course. You will not be given access until you pay.
  • Pay through Ed Technology Specialists by clicking "Pay Here".  Tuition for a 3 P-Credit Course is $174.00.

Step Two

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.

NYC P-CREDIT COURSE OFFERINGS

Click on a course title for a description and to register and pay tuition. 

NYC: 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.

NYC: 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.

NYC: 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.  A proficient working knowledge of Google Apps is recommended before taking this course.  Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies.

NYC: 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. Educators will learn how to use Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, Breakout EDU Digital, Classcraft and many 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.

NYC: Getting the Most out of Google Chrome

Instructor: Kelly Fitzgerald   3 P-Credits

​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 websites 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.

NYC: Instructional Technology for Flipped Learning:  Interactive Engagement & Informative Feedback

Instructor:  Dr. 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.

NYC: 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.

NYC: Writing = Thinking: Strategies for All Content Areas

​Instructor: Kelly Fitzgerald   3 P-Credits

The act of thinking is invisible, which makes it difficult to fully understand the learning that is taking place in our students. As educators, it is our job to ensure that the invisible thinking turns into visible products. In this online course, taught by a certified Google for Education Trainer, teachers will learn writing strategies that can be utilized in all content areas from 3rd through 12th grade. Participants will be introduced to resources and digital tools that promote writing to learn, brainstorming, questioning, vocabulary development, creative expression, and more. To be successful in this course, participants will need a Mac, PC, or Chromebook (iPads and Phones are not recommended for this course).  Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies.

NYC: Digital Natives to Digital Citizens: Strategies for Digital Literacy in Every Classroom

​Instructor: Susan Kiley   3 P-Credits

We live in an interconnected world where instant access to information and communication is a part of everyday life. Students today are growing up in a time where they have known nothing else. Learning to have a safe and socially productive virtual presence is rapidly becoming an imperative in education. In this course, participants will explore the core tenets of digital citizenship, along with open educational resources to support integrated activities and lessons. Various strategies and tools will be covered to implement lessons and assess student outcomes.

NYC: Methodologies and Best Practices for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

​Instructor: Shelly Sanchez   3 P-Credits

Policy, technological advances, and foreign relations have impacted the makeup of our schools. We now teach populations of learners who are linguistically and culturally diverse. In this course, educators will analyze past and current theories, approaches, methodologies, programs and policies that impact their language learning populations. This foundation will provide educators with informed choices for developing a multicultural curriculum and lesson plans that best support their current and future populations of language learners. Course participants will also evaluate effective assessment practices, current technologies, online resources, and web tools and apps that help them enhance the four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and improve English language fluency. Participants will also discover strategies for partnering with parents for student success and be introduced to online English Language Teacher (ELT) professional development opportunities, as well as, teacher associations to help further provide them with support. The course instructor is a world-renowned ELT trainer, speaker, and innovator who has taught language learners and refugees and trained teachers in over 20 countries. She is an ESL Specialist for the US Embassy and Georgetown University and the co-founder of the ELTon nominated #ELTChat.