Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Earn Graduate Credits – Online Courses for Professional Development

Registration closes this week.


Register online today for January and February classes
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/register.cfm

Are you interested in getting an additional certification?

Do you need extra credits to renew your current license?

Our classroom management, teaching writing, math specialist, reading teacher, reading specialist, instructional design, and elearning and online courses are offered online







Start Date: January 17
EDUC 648 Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI)
EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools
RDGED 701 Developmental Reading K-12
RDGED 721 Supporting Literacy Instruction (Literacy Coaching)

Start Date: January 23
EDUC 640 Poverty in Schools
EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
EDUC 647 Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom
RDGED 702 Reading in the Content Areas K-12
RDGED 706 Assessment and Evaluation of Language and Reading

Start Date: January 30
EDUC 642 Teaching Digital Media Literacy in the Content Areas: Using Primary Sources
EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom
EDUC 653 Middle School and High School Writing Instruction
EDUC 654 PK-Elementary Writing Instruction
EDUC 655 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior
EDUC 659 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math (Grades 4-8)
EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker and Makerspace Culture 

Start Date: February 6
EDUC 665 Mindful Approaches to Classroom Management

Start Date: February 27
EDUC 661 Advanced Trends and Issues in PK-5 Mathematics Teaching
EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators
EDUC 761 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation Skills
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning
  • No travel to campus required.
  • Meet your PDP goals for continuing education or license renewal
  • The courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.
    http://www.uwstout.edu/programs/mse/index.cfm

  • No tuition is due until March 1.

For more information contact:
Joan Vandervelde
vanderveldej@uwstout.edu
Online Professional Development
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev
College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Telephone 715-642-0209

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Resolve to Earn a Certificate in 2017 Register NOW!

ELearning and Online Teaching Career Center University of Wisconsin Stout

Pursue Your New Year's Goals NOW

Ten Month Fast Track Option


Complete all five courses and receive a graduate certificate in e-learning and online teaching.

NOTE: Twelve of the course graduate credits may be applied as electives in the Master of Science in Education graduate degree program

Of course it's easy to skip a term or two between courses if that works better than taking the courses back to back.

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Program Plan if You Begin January 3, 2017 and finish November 2017



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      Contact Us: School of Education
      Online Professional Development
      University of Wisconsin - Stout
      Menomonie, WI 54751
      Program Advisor, Dennis O'Connor
      Phone: (530) 318-1145

      Wednesday, December 14, 2016

      Instructional Design for E-Learning EDUC 763

      EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-Learning

      http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/instructonline.cfm

      January 3 - February 24, 2017

      Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
      Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning*




      Learn how to create online courses that work efficiently. By understanding how people learn and how to design the experience conceptually and aesthetically, you can shape an effective and engaging learning experience. The course also addresses blended learning environments, synchronous and asynchronous concerns, the use of a variety of media such as video and audio along with accessibility concerns, and effective evaluation of online course design.
      This course focuses on instructor-led and facilitated methods more than self-paced/ computer-based training.
      This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program and is one of the required courses for individuals pursuing the Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching.
      (Don't miss a chance to learn with Susan Manning, a nationally recognized online instructor.)

      Tuesday, December 13, 2016

      Assessment in E-Learning 3 Graduate Credits - 8 Weeks Enroll Today


      EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning

       January 3 - February 24, 2017 or February 27 - April 21, 2017 

      Enroll Today

       

      As an educator you already understand the importance of efficient and accurate assessment. Have you realized how powerful assessment is in the online learning environment?
      • Assessment has the capability to drive interactions and engagement.
      • Assessment can minimize plagiarism
      • Assessment can strengthen higher-level learning.
      • Assessment can streamline blended learning environments.
      Learn what is needed to become an excellent online teacher and course designer while developing your electronic record keeping systems and methods for evaluating discussion postings and group projects.


      Become familiar with assessment tools that could make or break your online course.

      Module 1: Why is Assessment Important?
      Module 2: Emerging Practices of Online Assessment
      Module 3: The Case for Authentic Assessment
      Module 4: Variety of Assessment Tools
      Module 5: Taxonomy of Assessment
      Module 6: Cybercoaching - an Emerging Model
      Module 7: Summative Assessment
      Module 8: Discourse Analysis

      Course Description. Register Now!

      Some might think of online assessment as a dry topic. You'll find this class anything but dry! This is a great course! Take the leap and join now.



      You won't be disappointed


      ~ Dennis


      Dennis O'Connor
      Program Advisor
      E-Learning and Online Teaching
      Graduate Certificate
      UW-Stout

      Saturday, December 10, 2016

      Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools


      EDUC 656 Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools

      You Will Learn

      • Practical instructional strategies to prevent bullying and cyberbullying in both face-to-face settings, and when students use text messages, personal websites, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media to harass peers.
      • How to specifically support marginalized groups prone to bullying, including LGBT, learning disabled and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds
      • Necessary elements of a comprehensive school bullying policy
      This course is a must for new and veteran educators who wish to refresh their knowledge with the latest programs and get new ideas to build positive, safe and respectful school cultures.

      Who Should Enroll

      • Elementary classroom teachers
      • Middle school classroom teachers
      • High school classroom teachers
      • Guidance counselors
      • Special education teachers
      • School Library Media Specialist
      • School Psychologists/Social Workers
      • School administrators
      This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.
      You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer to another university.

      Description

      Issues, educational interventions and instructional strategies for creating a safe learning environment to break the cycle of bullying and cyberbullying.

      Textbooks

      Purchase the book used or new from online bookstores such as amazon.com.
      Colorosa, Barbara (2009). The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence (Updated Edition). Harper Collins. ISBN 978-0061744600. (paperback).
      The second text (an e-textbook) will be provided as part of the course tuition after you login to the course.
      Hinduja, Sameer, Patchin, Justin W. (2015).  Bullying-Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. 2nd ed. Corwin Press.  ISBN 978-1483349930 (paperback)
      Additional readings and lectures will be available online within the text of each module.

      Learning Outcomes

      Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
      1. Apply key concepts and research of the characteristics and behaviors of bullies and their victims when planning classroom instruction.
      2. Research, analyze and discuss the pros and cons of school climate checklists, surveys, and inventories when assessing safe school environments.
      3. Analyze internal and external factors that affect student safety in a school or district and recommend resources for developing secure learning environments.
      4. Evaluate statistical reports and data analyzing the relationship between bullies, gangs, guns, and violence in schools.
      5. Critique and select appropriate values, moral and character education curriculum.
      6. Evaluate and adapt curricula and programs that help educators promote school-family-community partnerships.
      7. Utilize a wide range of online resources, strategies and educational interventions including learning activities, readings, and programs to promote safe and orderly schools.
      8. Design student learning activities that integrate school safety issues with existing curriculum.
      9. Implement best practices for creating and maintaining safe learning environments.
      10. Design and share a school safety action plan with peer teachers, parents, and local community members.

      Alignment with Teaching Standards

      Course objectives are aligned with the following:
      Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure (WI DPI): 4, 5, 7, 10.
      Wisconsin Standards for Administrator Development and Licensure (WI DPI) 3

      Because this class is online and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.
      No travel to campus is required.
      Participate from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.
      The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
      All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
      Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there are no required "live" chat sessions.

      Sign Up Soon!

      Register online The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

      For More Information

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      Online Professional Development
      University of Wisconsin - Stout
      Menomonie, WI 54751
      Phone: 715-232-2693
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      Monday, December 5, 2016

      Fast Track to our E-Learning Certificate

      Ten Month Fast Track Option

      Complete all five courses and receive a graduate certificate in e-learning and online teaching.
      NOTE: Twelve of the course graduate credits may be applied as electives in the Master of Science in Education graduate degree program

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      Program Plan if You Begin January 3, 2017 and finish November 2017



      Program Plan if You Began June 2016 and finish March 2017


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        Online Professional Development
        University of Wisconsin - Stout
        Menomonie, WI 54751
        Program Advisor, Dennis O'Connor
        Phone: (530) 318-1145

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        Tuesday, November 15, 2016

        Rubric Resources: UW-Stout's Treasure Trove of Assessment Riches

        This is a  collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects. They are maintained by Joan Vandervelde, director for UW-Stout's Online Professional Development Program.

        Learn more about this fantastic collection of rubrics you can adapt to your assessment needs. ~ Dennis OConnor

        Saturday, October 8, 2016

        Stout Tech-Tips: Sketchnoting - Visual Note Taking




        In This Issue

        October 17th and 24th Online Courses with Openings
        List of January Online Courses
        Visual Note Taking
        Tech Tip: Tech Tools for Visual Note Taking
        Featured Program
             Mathematics Specialist Certificate
        Editor: Shannon Mersand
        This e-newsletter is brought to you by University of Wisconsin-Stout College of Education, Hospitality, Health, and Human Sciences. If you do not wish to receive future issues, please see instructions to manage preferences at the bottom of this message.

        Web Version of this Newsletter:
        http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/note-taking.cfm

        Drawing in Class: Rachel Smith TEDxUFM


         


        The Basics and Benefits of Visual Note Taking

        Visual note taking and sketchnoting are practices that allow individuals to utilize drawing and images when capturing and representing ideas for class assignments, during training, meetings or conferences. 
        Visual Note Taking
        Wesley Fryer provides a fantastic overview of the types of visual note taking, examples and links to tools to get you started. 
        Sketchnoting 101: How To Create Awesome Visual Notes
        Matthew Magain provides twenty tips on how to get started with sketchnoting. 
        Sketchnotes: A Guide to Visual Note Taking
        Elaine from JetPens offers a basic guide and tips on how to sketchnote.
        Sketchnoting in Education
        Kathy Schrock provides a list of helpful resources to inspire and get started with sketchnoting in education.
        How Can Sketchnoting Help Me at Work?
        Noteshel offers a brief article on why sketchnoting is not just for k12 education and shares a useful tip about using sticky notes.
        Start Doodling in Class: The Value of Lo Fi Graphics in eLearning
        Gauri Rayes discusses how sketchnoting and sketchsplaining can be powerful tools in eLearning. 
        Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning
        Tom from Articulate explains why to use visual notes and provides a few primers on getting started.



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        Enroll in individual courses for professional development or to renew a teaching license or complete four courses for the certificate. 
        Our students say…
        "This program forced me to look at math in a better way than simply the drill and quiz method. I find it very enlightening and helpful!"
        "In these courses you create usable, meaningful projects that are interdisciplinary and aligned with the standards. The practical application of the activities was useful. It was helpful to share our projects with class members - we can adapt them for use in our classes (with permission, of course)."

        Monday, August 29, 2016

        MVU: Online Class Size and Teacher Load

        How does the number of students in an online course affect their learning outcomes?
        Class Size and Teacher Load: The Effect on Students' Online Learning Outcomes
        Wednesday, 8/31/16, 2pm EDT
        Presenter: Dr. Chin-Hsi Lin, Michigan State University


        Using a dataset of 12,032 enrollment records from a state virtual school in the 2013-14 school year, this study examined the effect of class size and teacher load on students’ learning outcomes. Join us to learn about the findings and their implications for online learning going forward.

        All webinars are held via Adobe Connect (https://connect.mivu.org/mvlri). No registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to participate in our webinar sessions using the text chat window. We also encourage attendees to chat on Twitter using #MVLRIchat.
        In our latest guest blog post, Dr. Yu-Chun Kuo of Rowan University examines the potential benefits of educational technology in preventing dropouts. Read it here.
        The deadline has been extended on JOLR's call for articles for its special issue on K-12 blended learning to September 12th. Learn more about the issue and submission guidelines here.


         
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        Tuesday, August 23, 2016

        Getting the Graphics You Need

        Editor: Shannon Mersand

        Find the best resources for appropriate images to enhance newsletters, instructional design projects, or training materials.



        Tips on the Effective Use of Graphics for Learning
        Trisha Victorio explains why and how to use graphics to complement the content.

        Why You Should NEVER Use Pictures from Google Images in Your Marketing
        Anna Mazereeuw explains the dangers and consequences of using Google Image search to find images for projects.

        20 Free Stock Photo Sites for your Social Media Images
        Dara Fontein shares information about Creative Commons Zero and websites with free stock photos. Images are not limited to social media use.

        75 Websites to Find Amazing Royalty-Free Images
        Andy Nathan offers not only 75 websites to find royalty-free images, but also a detailed explanation of the various forms of fair use.

        15 Places to Find Free Clipart
        When clip art is what you need, check out these 15 places with a brief review of each one.

        Tech Tip: Creating Custom Graphics


        This 4 minute Simple Video Guide to Canva walks you through how to use Canva to create custom graphics.

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        "The instructors are highly knowledgeable and provided quick, personalized feedback. I came away with highly applicable skills which will greatly enhance my work as an online instructor."

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        Tuesday, July 26, 2016

        Instructional Design Jobs - Tech Tips from UW-Stout

        UW-Stout Online Professional Development

        In This Issue

        August and September Online Classes with Openings
        Instructional Design Job Opportunities
        Tech Tip: 7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures
        Featured Program
                  Instructional Design Certificate 
        Editor: Shannon Mersand
        This e-newsletter is brought to you by University of Wisconsin-Stout College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.

        Web Version of this Newsletter:
        http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/instructional-design-jobs.cfm

        Get the Training You Need: August Online Courses with Openings

        Instructional Design Certificate – Begins August 22
        E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate – Begins August 29
         


        Instructional Design Job Opportunities

        Find out how you can prepare for a job in the growing field of instructional design (ID).
        UW Stout’s Instructional Design Career Center provides links to job boards, networking opportunities, and professional organizations, as well as hiring trends, and resources to build your resume, portfolio and volunteer experience. 
        eLearning Industry’s free eBook shares stories from 24 instructional design professionals and answers to common questions about ID including tips on how to get started. 
        Tom from Articulate provides a variety of articles with helpful advice for instructional designers.
        Discover how infographics help showcase Instructional Design skills when graphic design skills are lacking.
        Tips from iSpring to help your cover letter stand out from the crowd.


        Find Instructional Design Positions

        Check out job opportunities with community colleges/ universities, business and industry, Department of Defense, government (state and local), nonprofit/trade associations, educational companies, healthcare, K-12 school districts, retail/wholesale/distribution, insurance, marketing, manufacturing, travel/hospitality, and telecommunications.
        Association for Talent Development (formerly known as ASTD)

        Featured Program

        Graduate certificate designed for professionals interested in enhancing their skills, developing focused competency in instructional design or switching careers.
        Begin in August 2016 and complete the Instructional Design Certificate in 8 months.

        Our students say…

        "I feel like a sweepstakes winner after completing this certificate. I received not only a promotion, a bump in pay, and I've been tasked to change our Computer Education group (2 people) into an instructional design group that creates training sessions for staff, faculty and graduate students. I would not have been able to achieve this without the four courses in this certificate program." 
        ~ Keith Thompson, Taunton, MA

        Plan Ahead for September and October!

        Meet your professional development goals for continuing education, license renewal or advanced certification.
        Register today. No registration fee and no tuition due now. 
        All courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education degree program.