Learning Management System (LMS) Workshop: March 7, 2016

Learning Management System (LMS) Workshop
March 7, 2016
7:45am - 2:05pm

CU South Denver

Liniger Building/Wildlife Experience
10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134
(East of I-25 at Lincoln Ave)
January 15th
March 1st
$50 (0.5 CEUs) Limited Seats Available
Participants must provide their own laptop for the workshop.

Benefits of using PLTW Learning Management System (LMS)


  1. Ease of access to curriculum and connecting students to curriculum.
  2. Grading with the SpeedGrader cuts down on paper and time.
  3. Students have 24/7 access to assignments and PowerPoints as you publish content.


  1. Quickly access curriculum and learning objectives/outcomes.
  2. LMS can allow teachers to become almost 100% paperless.
  3. Students and parents have easier access to curriculum.


  1. LMS use prepares students for college-like online system.
  2. LMS makes PLTW classes more transparent for students and parents.
  3. Rostering students in the LMS usually falls on one or two counselors.

Learning Management System (LMS) Workshop

Exploring and understanding the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Learning Management System (LMS) through hands-on instruction. Two sessions are available for teachers, district delegates and anyone else who wants to attend:

Morning Session: Beginning LMS

7:45am-8:00am Check-In for Beginning LMS and Light Breakfast for AM group
8:00am-8:05am Welcome
8:05am-10:35am Beginning LMS
The Learning Management System has a wealth of resources for you and your students. This will be a hands-on session for all and will help answer all your questions about getting started with the LMS. Come learn how to navigate and set things up for you to easily manage your classes. This session will go through the basic functions of the LMS from setting up your classes, to moving students from class to class, and all the other everyday basic how to items. Learn about where all the resources are and how to incorporate them into your classes. Make the LMS work for you.
10:35am-10:40am Dismissal

Afternoon Session: Advanced LMS

11:00am-11:30am Check-In for Advanced LMS and Lunch for PM group
11:30am-11:35am Welcome
11:35am-2:05pm Advanced LMS
The Learning Management System can transform learning in your classroom. Come learn about the advanced technology integrations you can do with your LMS and how to create a multi-media, blended learning environment. This session is for teachers that have the basics of the LMS down and want to take things to the next level. Collaboration with others is a huge part of what we do in PLTW. We will also show you how to create a shared quiz/test bank on the LMS and be able to design and share class resources with other teachers through the LMS. Come get answers to those questions about how you can make all your digital resources work together. Create and use interactive rubrics, embed YouTube videos, design your lessons to be flipped, embed links to your Blackboard, Edmodo accounts, and use other online resources right in your PLTW courses.
2:05pm-2:10pm Dismissal

Workshop Instructor: Michael Cengia

Michael Cengia

Mr. Cengia is a math and PLTW engineering teacher at Northglenn High School in the Denver area. He has a mechanical engineering degree from Ohio State University, a master's in education from University of Denver, and worked for 2+ years at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Littleton, Colorado, primarily as a thermal analyst on MAVEN. He enjoys teaching both math and PLTW engineering (Aerospace and Capstone) courses at a STEM high school along with coaching.