It's in the Bag: Transforming Maker/STEAM Projects into Blended/eLearning Environments
This course will help you translate important PBL skills into a blended classroom environment. You will be provided with project ideas, helpful hints, and hands-on activities that will engage your students with an emphasis on the 4 C's.
Effectively Using PhET in Your Lesson: Expand the Simulation
This course explores the ways simulations can be integrated into a lesson plan. It will focus on the simulations developed at the University of Colorado, Boulder, PhET. Although the course focuses on PhET simulations, the same principles can be applied to any simulation used in any course.
Design Thinking in Every Subject: Creativity and the Design Process
We want our students to be problem-solvers, creating thinkers, and team members with excellent collaboration and communication skills. We also want them to be masters of the content of our subject area or grade level demands. Design Thinking can assist with the culture shift that allows students to think creatively and with empathy while designing solutions.
Student Owned Inquiry: Quick, Easy and Effective with Question Formulation Technique
Do you want to make student owned questions come alive in your classroom? The QFT was developed to help educators facilitate this. It is an easy, yet powerful protocol that works across subjects and grade levels. You will be provided with a free gold mine of resources to add to the process.
PBS...Engaged Learning Using Free Multimedia Resources
PBS LearningMedia is a well-recognized source for education, used by educators all over the world. Research supports this method of instruction which transforms the learning process from passive to active. Educators will walk away with amazing ideas, lessons and activities.
Future City STEM Workshop: Virtual Teaching Strategies
Future City is a PBL program where students in middle school imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. Teachers will be given Best Practice Tips on how to use online technologies to guide your students through this class project. Schools registered with Future City do not need to complete but have access to a variety of resources provided by National Future City and the Indiana Regional Competition.
Getting the entire school to embrace STEM means we need to go outside the traditional STEM content and look at important verbs that are a part of all subjects. The actions found in the STEM process allows students to practice and develop the ability to problem solve, authentically learn, think in critical ways, invent, produce, persevere, collaborate, empathize and design.
Hacking Writing: Design Thinking for All Content Writing
What is hacking in education? It's teachers being innovative and working to bring their practices and their students into the 21st Century. In this course we will explore design processes and how they marry with the writing process.
This course will look into Makers possibilities for classrooms and schools. It will focus on first steps in building a Makers Culture and the type of thinking that goes with it. When connecting this culture with your curriculum, the standards come alive.
In this course we will reflect on why student owned learning is important and how strategies like Choice boards can help us transform our classroom to promote student agency. We will explore a wide variety of resources and even free templates to help you get started on your journey.
Using the basics of the framework of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, (CASEL), educators will have the opportunity to explore, develop and apply what is needed for a healthy professional life that can also be applied personally.
Perhaps you are an experienced PBL facilitator but are looking for some ideas or you might be new to PBL and are looking for resources to help you begin. We will be examining PBL Gold Standards through the lens of blended and e-learning.
What is "thinking" and what does it mean to make it visible? Across grade levels and subject areas, teachers will employ strategies that deepen students' content learning through the development of their thinking.
Discover a cognitive process that is important in school and life. CT is thinking like a computer, but goes beyond coding. You will learn how to support Computational Thinking in every subject and grade level. See how this metacognitive skill connects with important career skills.
Sketchnoting: A Strategy for Significant Engagement
Sketchnoting can be used at any grade level and content area. However, it needs to be modeled and practiced. Sketchnoting activates the brain in a variety of ways, and can be done as an analog or digital activity.
Educators will develop an understanding of how to build a culture that is optimal for student learning conditions. How to meet academic and curricula standards, including STEM, will be explored and discussed.