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C2C hosts virtual PD events on a monthly basis, and our Community of Practice (CoP) provides an opportunity to engage with education professionals in a growth-minded environment for the purpose of collaborative learning.

Events are held at 4 pm CDT on the fourth Wednesdays of 10 months out of the year. There are no events in July and December.

If you have questions or comments in advance of the sessions, please email the PD Subcommittee Chair, Melissa Kay Hort. You may also email inquiries at any time to Colleague2Colleague.

September 28, 2022 – 4-5 pm, CDT

Blogging In-and-Out of the Classroom: Using Google Slides as a Blog Site


Learning Management Systems (LMS) offer discussion boards. Some even offer a way to upload documents, pictures, sound bites, and videos. However, they can still be chunky, impersonal, and archaic.

By using Google Slides, you can create online engagement whether you’re in-person, online, hybrid, or hyflex. The slide bank can be collaboratively created by all students, exist in a closed system to protect privacy, and provide a convenient way to make interesting slides/pages that contain visual clues.

In this session, I will show you how to build a slide bank for co-creative slide making by the students. Then I will show how to transition slides to the blogging platform. If time allows, I will show the purpose of hot buttons within this co-created blog slide bank.


Melissa Kay Hort Overton is a doctoral candidate at Kansas State University in the program of adult learning and leadership. She earned her MS in curriculum and alternative certification in administration at Oklahoma State University. She has been a college professor, teacher leader, curriculum developer, professional development presenter, technology integration training specialist, and K-12 teacher. She has been co-leader, writing coach, and presenter for the Oklahoma State University Writing Project. Besides creating and presenting professional development for Kansas City Public Schools, Tulsa Public Schools, and Lawton Public Schools, she has presented at SIDLIT 2019, 2020, and 2022; ICQI 2021; AAACE 2021 and scheduled for 2022; KSU Wildcat Dialogue; Adult Leadership Oklahoma; the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English; AdvancedEd accreditation; Evaluating and Celebrating Effective Teaching & Teachers (Bill and Melinda Gates); Urban Education Partnership; and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. 

Upcoming Professional Development Events

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