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Professional Development for Educators

Learning and Growing

As remote teaching and learning continue to become the mainstays of the modern education landscape, schools and districts alike are faced with a common issue. Devices and apps are evolving quickly to meet the demand of a socially distanced world. As a result, there has never been a greater need to support teachers with improving their own skills—and ultimately student outcomes.

Connection’s professional development services assist teachers with integrating appropriate and meaningful instructional technology tools for effective teaching and learning. We offer webinars, in-person and virtual training solutions that allow teachers to choose training that is relevant and meaningful to them, their classroom, and their students. Our professional development courses are also an allowable expense under the CARES Act and cover a wide variety of topics:
  • Pedagogy and Methodology
  • 21st century STEM learning across all curriculum areas
  • G-Suite for Education and Google Classroom
  • Microsoft In Education, including Office 365, OneNote, Teams, and Sway
  • Digital learning
  • Problem-based learning, and much more

Microsoft for Education

As a member of the Microsoft Global Training Partner program, Connection can help you leverage new technology and apps through learning consultants that have undergone official certification to deliver training on Microsoft’s behalf. Through courses led by our MIE Certified Professional Development Specialists, you’ll join fellow educators in uncovering the possibilities within Microsoft Office 365 Education, new trends, and more. Together, we can unlock the keys to streamlining communication and collaboration among staff, students, and your school community.

Meet Our Microsoft Trainers

Our Microsoft professional development courses are led by our own Microsoft-certified MIE trainers. Their inclusive approach and knowledge of today’s education landscape means your teachers will come away from these classes feeling that they have the skills and ability to put new tools to use.

Nicole Caldwell

Professional Development Specialist
Nicole Caldwell, M. Ed. is a professional development specialist at Connection. Her role consists of strategically supporting schools and districts throughout the United States in their implementation of Microsoft 365 and Office 365 products and solutions. She has 10 years of teaching experience in Florida’s Hillsborough County Public Schools. Nicole is also a Microsoft Certified Educator, a MIE Expert, a Screen Beam Expert, and was voted as 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year at Schwarzkopf Elementary School in Tampa, Florida. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and M. Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida.
Nicole Caldwell

Cindy Daniels

Professional Development Specialist
Cindy Daniels’ experience covers more than 10 years as a teacher and over 13 years as a school administrator in both large and small school districts.  She spent nine years as a school principal supporting teachers in changes throughout education from traditional lecture to the modern learning environment including flexible seating, personalized learning, and using technology to enhance learning opportunities. As a Microsoft Innovative Educator, she strategically prepares schools and districts with Microsoft 365 and Office 365 products and solutions. She holds a BA in Elementary Education from Emmanuel College, Boston, Massachusetts, and received her Master’s of School Administration from UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Cindy Daniels

Google for Education

Is your school using Chrome OS or G Suite for Education? Or maybe you’re planning to integrate new apps and devices from Google into your repository of teaching tools. If so, our Google professional development courses are just the thing to help your educators become familiar with—and even master—a number of topics. We offer three levels of webinars that include:
  • Getting Started with Remote Learning
  • Creating Digital Experiences for Students
  • Unifying Digital Experiences for Students

We also offer Google Level 1 and Level 2 certification courses.

Unlock New Skills for Educators

Professional development through Connection can help your educators find new paths to teaching success by helping them discover how to use the tools they’ve been given in better ways. Reach out today to get started.