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Dennis OConnor

Online Professional Development Courses | University of Wisconsin - Stout - 0 views

    "E-learning and Online Teaching Courses and Certificate You may enroll in individual courses for professional development or to renew a license or complete all five courses if you are pursuing the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate. The courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education and the Master of Science in Career and Technical Education degree programs. EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators  3 graduate credits Summer: June 10 - August 2, 2019 Fall: September 9 - November 1, 2019 Register EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning  3 graduate credits Fall: October 21 - December 13, 2019 Register EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-learning  3 graduate credits Fall: October 21 - December 13, 2019 Register EDUC 761 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation Skills  3 graduate credits Summer: June 24 - August 16, 2019 Fall: September 23 - November 15, 2019 Register EDUC 764 E-learning Practicum  3 graduate credits Note: The practicum may only be taken after all other courses for the Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching are completed. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor Fall: September 9 - December 13, 2019 Register"
Dennis OConnor

Online Professional Development | University of Wisconsin - Stout - 0 views

    "Online Courses for Continuing Education Meet your goals for professional development, continuing education, license renewal, certificate, or graduate credits for transfer to another university."

Planning Common Core Lessons?: Free, Web-based applications can help align your plans w... - 0 views

    Common Core, lesson plan becomes easy
Beth Hecht

For Educators | 21 Ways to Use in the Classroom - 7 views

  • 3. Promote Team CollaborationHave students break up into pairs or group teams to create their comic strips together. This approach encourages teamwork and cooperation, with students complementing the skills of their colleagues. The site also provides a structure for students to work individually as they create their own cartoon worlds using their imaginations. Look upon the site as a resource for literacy development and to reach out to engage reluctant writers and readers.
    • Sherry Schwarcz
      Here is an activity for students to use collaboratively.
    • Kim Davis
      This would be a great exercise to illustrate class rules developed by the class. In the science lab, the lab teams could create different strips for lab safety. This is a really cool tool with a lot of potential.
  • 6. Foreign Language Practice Have students who are learning new foreign languages write their text in languages they are studying. In addition to English, the site accepts characters and accent marks from languages such as Spanish, Latin, German, Italian and Portuguese. Additional languages will be added to the site in the future.
    • Sherry Schwarcz
      Here is an activity that can be used with ELLs.
  • 2009 ESOL Teacher of the Year. Read her excellent essay, "MakeBeliefsComix: An Article About Using Comics to Teach English -- Become A Comic Strip Writer with Ease!", at
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    • Sherry Schwarcz
      Here is an application for students to work collaboratively.
    This will be great for my arty students who don't enjoy writing in the traditional sense. I like #19 - explore character motivation- a high level reading skill in a simple format.
Debi Griggs

Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips | Getting Smart - 8 views

  • All educators (and learners) can benefit from extending their own personal learning network online – beyond the walls of their schools, the boundaries of their districts, and the limits of their experience
  • My goal is for workshop participants to leave the session plugged into a global network of like-minded professionals, who will broaden their experience and challenge their thinking on an ongoing basis
  • Merely reading, listening, or watching is not connecting.
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  • your willingness to reach out and make connections with new people
  • Among educators (and much of the world), Twitter is the most popular social microblogging tool.
  • Over time the connections and contributions you make online will evolve into conversations as others respond to you as well
  • In circles of educators who connect online, making a request is acceptable and welcome
  • blogs are still a powerful way for educators (and learners) to connect.
  • If you have something to share, post it online where it may be accessible and useful to others.
  • Social networks such as Classroom 2.0, however, are a great place to start with an exiting network (no need to follow, friend, or circle anyone) and with very little pressure to produce
  • Google’s new social network allows educators to group the people they follow into circles, such as personal and professiona
  • organize the people they follow into circles for specific subject areas, grade levels, or or even collaborative projects.
  • building a personal learning network doesn’t happen quickly
  • it is more important to be authentic in your online connections.
  • The more you reveal your humanity the more people will trust you, identify with you, and respond to your reflections and appeals.
  • “If your school system hasn’t changed a year from now, I get it… but if you haven’t changed a year from now, you’re a failure.”
    Ideas and reasons for building a personal learning network.

TeacherCast Podcast "@EdCampSS and #SSChat" @shawnmccusker @ron_peck #edcamp - 0 views

    • hkilgallon
      Live Binders is a great way for you and your students to collect websites in one place!  
    • hkilgallon
      The Mobile App tab is great to find ratings and reviews for apps before we download them for us or our students. 
  • Mobile App
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  • LiveBinders Galler
Dennis OConnor

Twitter for Professional Development: Ultra Beginner Edition | Mark Brumley - 4 views

  • Short message such as, “I just found a great language arts lesson plan!”
  • Link to the main content. Since a tweet can only have 140 characters, most tweeters include a link to the main content.
  • So, a typical tweet contains: short message, link, hashtag.
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  • Hashtags provide a way to search millions of tweets and find content relevant to you.
  • types # plus a key search word
  • Over the years, educators have started using common hashtags to help build a learning network.
  • Example are #elemchat for elementary teachers and #mathchat for math teachers. For a huge list, check out this post.
    For anyone who hears about Twitter and thinks: I don't get it!"
Dennis OConnor

Education Week: Bringing Professional Development Into the 21st Century - 2 views

  • The only effective way to scale professional development is to leverage online learning. Online professional development can deliver dozens of hours to teachers within eight weeks and includes collaborative learning environments supported effectively by coaching, modeling, mentoring, observation, and feedback. Online professional development works because it reduces travel costs and coordination, minimizes time out of the classroom, and allows educators to learn at their own pace. In fact, research suggests that online learning happens faster than face-to-face learning, with increased retention of the material.
  • Online professional development engages educators in high-quality learning by adhering to best practices in adult learning. It promotes differentiated coursework while enabling teachers to engage collaboratively with colleagues who share their learning needs. By delivering effective, differentiated online professional development, districts leverage the powerful advantages of technology and the online-learning environment. Districts delivering online professional development realize cost savings, scale critical instructional practices, differentiate teacher learning, advance strategic human-capital management, maintain intentional fidelity, and transform teaching.
  • The $10,000-per-teacher cost could be justified if a significant change in teacher practice or student achievement were the result. But most professional development today lacks alignment to student-achievement needs, fidelity of implementation, and scale or reach. Professional-development days are historically spread throughout the year and delivered by internal resources through one-day trainings with little or no follow-up. In most cases, the inch-deep and train-the-trainer approaches to professional development won’t transform practice.
Anna Johnson

EdTech Leaders Online Webinar Series archive - 0 views

    The archives of EdTech Leaders Online webinars on a wide range of education topics including many about online education and using Web 2.0 tools, including Twitter and cell phones. Elluminate recordings work in Quicktime.
Joe Earley

National Staff Development Council (NSDC): Welcome - 0 views

    NSCD is a leading professional development organization.
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