Sunday, August 16, 2015

Request for study participants: Online Faculty Members

Study participants are needed for a research project regarding online faculty satisfaction, faculty identity, and communities of practice.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VHKJRN2 

My name is Julie Golden. I am a doctoral candidate at Northeastern University. This survey will provide data necessary to complete my Ed.D. The title of this study is An Exploration of Faculty Transition to Online Teaching: The Impact of Identity Disruption and Participation in Communities of Practice on Faculty Satisfaction with Online Teaching. 

If (a) you have taught at least one online university or college course within the last three years and (b) your primary role is as a faculty member, you are eligible to participate in the study. This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Your participation would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at golden.j@husky.neu.edu or contact the principle investigator, Dr. Yufeng Qian je.qian@neu.edu 

Thank you for your consideration! Participation is entirely voluntary. There is no compensation for participation. If you would like to participate, please click the link below. You will be directed to the informed consent form. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VHKJRN2

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Online and Blended Teacher Training: Start Now


Last Call Enroll Now for August 2015

(Blended Teaching and Online Training)


How do you put your mind online?



EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators 
EDUC 760 960 Instructor: Maggie Rouman
(Blended Teaching and Online Training)
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit

Learn how to add an online component to enhance traditional face-to-face instruction/training with blended learning or convert a course or workshop for online delivery. Create discussion forums, online surveys, quizzes and e-portfolios. Learn how to support new online learners with strategies that increase learner interaction and engagement.

Check out our Syllabus

Fall Classes Start in August and October ! ?

In This Issue



Sign Up Soon for August and September Online Classes

What is the Maker Movement?
Tech Tip: 15 Mind Mapping Tools
What are the New Online Courses?
Editor: Shannnon Mersand
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Web Version of this Newsletter:
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/maker.cfm

What is the Maker Movement?


Explore the maker movement and the maker mindset and what it means for igniting creativity, innovation and risk-taking.

MakerSpaces: What is a Maker Space?  (video - 3 minutes)

Liquid Wrench shares a short documentary interviewing members of Pumping Station about what a MakerSpace is and what it does

How Making Expands Students’ Visions of Themselves

Aaron Vanderwerff discusses how embracing the Maker mindset has changed the way learners envision themselves and their futures.

What Makers Bring to Education
Marie Bjerede briefly, but powerfully shares some reasons why incorporating making and the maker mindset can have a profound impact on learning.

MakerSpaces and Online Education
Melissa Venable discusses ways to incorporate Maker style activities in online and blended learning.

New Online Courses


EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture 
September 28 - November 20, 2015
Instructor: Shannon Mersand

How can you support the learning by doing maker movement in your classroom or school library media center? Learn evidence-based instructional strategies that support building models, prototypes, inventions and innovations and encourage creative problem solving and team collaboration across a wide range of subject matters and all grade levels.

EDUC 664 Mindful Approaches to Classroom Management
September 28 - December 4, 2015
Instructor: Dr. Brian McAlister

What are the best strategies to increase students’ social-emotional learning, self-regulation, motivation and academic performance? Mindful approaches applied to student-teacher interpersonal communication and to the organization of space, routines, and procedures at all grade levels. Includes strategies for reducing test anxiety and bullying.
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Dates to Remember 


Fall Tuition Due Dates
September 22 - 10% due
October 22 - 100% due

August 24th Online Courses



These August online classes still have a few openings:


List of September and October Online Courses


Register today to reserve a spot. No payment is due now. 

All courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education degree program.
Register Now Button

Tech Tip: 15 Mind Mapping/Brainstorming Tools


Jane Hurst shares the 15 best brainstorming and mind mapping tech tools to help organize, plan and spark creativity during project planning, assessment, thought organization and more.
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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Final Call for Summer Classes - UW-Stout Online Professional Development

In This Issue

Summer Online Courses with Openings
Featured Course: Using Games for Learning and Assessment

Featured Course

EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment 
July 6 – July 31
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning


Final Call for Summer Online Courses

Register today to reserve a spot. No payment is due now. Tuition due by July 15.
Meet your professional development goals for continuing education, license renewal or advanced certification.

Registration Closes on June 9th!

Please forward this announcement to your colleagues. 
The following online courses still have a few openings for summer.  
The courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. 
JUNE 15 - JULY 24
EDUC 652 Universal Design for Learning
EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools
EDUC 648 Math Assessment for Response to Intervention (RtI)
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JUNE 15 - JULY 31
EDUC 642 Teaching Digital Media Literacy in the Content Areas: Using Primary Sources
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JUNE 15 - AUGUST 7
EDUC 655 Strategies for Dealing with Disruptive Behavior

EDUC 641 Mobile Learning Instructional Design (for IPads, tablets, and cell phones)

EDUC 658 Issues in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education

EDUC 653 Middle School through Adult 6-Traits Writing Instruction
EDUC 654 PK through Elementary 6-Traits Writing Instruction

EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators
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JUNE 22 - JULY 31
EDUC 640 Poverty in Schools
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JUNE 29 - AUGUST 21
EDUC 761 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation Skills
EDUC 762 Assessment in Elearning
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JULY 6 - JULY 31
EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment

EDUC 650 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies
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JULY 6 - AUGUST 14
EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom


For more information or to request a copy of the syllabus contact:
Joan Vandervelde
vanderveldej@uwstout.edu
Online Professional Development
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Telephone 715-642-0209

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Why a Growth Mindset Matters

In This Issue

Final Call - June Online Courses with Openings
Why a Growth Mindset Matters

Tech Tip: Design Interactive E-Newsletters with Smore
Featured Courses: Mobile Learning Instructional Design, Autism Strategies, 6-Traits Writing Instruction
Editor: Karen Franker
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Why a Growth Mindset Matters

Explore the benefits of promoting a growth mindset in learners of all ages, with an emphasis on understanding the brain as a trainable muscle. Discover implications for instructional design and learner motivation.
The Power of Believing That You Can Improve (Video:10 min. 20 sec.)
Carol Dweck’s TED talk reveals intriguing and empowering implications of adopting a growth mindset.
New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence is Not Fixed
Ingfei Chen shares promising new research from Stanford University on the power of simple daily interventions to help learners understand their true potential for intellectual growth.
Cultivating a Growth Mindset
The Delta Learns team describes 16 growth mindset strategies to increase learner motivation and productivity.
Self-Assessment Questions for a Growth Mindset
The Global Digital Citizen team and Jackie Gerstein’s infographic provide questions for learners to self-assess barriers toward adopting growth mindset behaviors.

Featured Courses

EDUC 641 Mobile Learning Instructional Design
June 15 - August 7, 2015
Instructor: Ann Bell
Use Chromebooks, iPads, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers to enhance training, collaboration, universal design, and professional development. Apply instructional strategies for integrating ebooks and digital textbooks in blended or flipped learning.
"The collaboration that took place during this class was amazing. It was like a professional development opportunity hopped up on steroids. I not only met a ton of professionals all over the country that use mobile devices to maximize their instruction and overall learning in the classrooms, but I learned specific strategies to use them effectively."
~ Don Engebregtsen, second grade teacher, Coleman, Wisconsin
Learn strategies to assist students with language deficits, sensory needs, repetitive behaviors, and a low frustration for change. Become familiar with assistive technology devices and iPad/smartphone apps that increase communication skills. 
"I took this class to help with one of my students, and it has greatly affected all of my students! I see things much more clearly from the viewpoint of the ASD student and what I can do to assist with social and academic needs."
~ Brad, Sixth Grade Teacher, Minnesota
EDUC 653 6-Traits Writing Instruction
June 15 - August 2, 2015
Instructor: Renee Williams
Learn instructional strategies using the 6-traits model (voice, ideas, word choice, organization, sentence fluency and conventions) to guide the writing process. Practice scoring and giving meaningful feedback. 6-Traits align with Common Core and are proven to raise test scores.
"I have two bachelor degrees under my belt and countless grad classes. This class was the best, most engaging, most educational, most useful, best feedback....just wonderful.”
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Final Call for June Online Courses

Check out the classes that still have a few openings.
List of Summer 2015 Online Courses
Register today to reserve a spot. No payment is due now. Tuition due by July 15.
Meet your professional development goals for continuing education, license renewal or advanced certification.

Tech Tip:
Design Interactive E-Newsletters with Smore

Beth Still’s 6-minute screencast shows how to create interactive digital newsletters with embedded videos and links, all with a free Web-based Smore account. Embed Smore documents in Web pages and share within Google Docs, Facebook, or Twitter.

Monday, May 11, 2015

E-Learning Summer at Stout: Enroll Now!

Summer E-Learning Courses are still open.

Enroll now for a great summer of 100% online professional development. 

There is NO charge for registration. 

2015-2016 No Tuition Increase!

Tuition remains at $415 per graduate credit hour ($1245 per course).


EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators 

June 15 - August 8, 2015


EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning 

June 8 - July 31, 2015  or June 29 - August 21, 201


EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-Learning 

August 24 - October 16, 2015 


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

EDUC 761 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation 

June 29 - August 21, 2015

Overview of the UW-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate


Monday, April 27, 2015

Enroll Now! Instructional Design for E-Learning - Last Call for May 2015

EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-Learning

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

Last Call for May 2015

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

May 4 - June 26, 2015


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.)

Enroll Now: E-Learning for Educators Last Call for May 2015


Last Call Enroll Now for May 2015

(Blended Teaching and Online Training)


EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators 
EDUC 760 960 May 4 - June 26, 2015 Instructor: Sara Turansky
(Blended Teaching and Online Training)
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit

Learn how to add an online component to enhance traditional face-to-face instruction/training with blended learning or convert a course or workshop for online delivery. Create discussion forums, online surveys, quizzes and e-portfolios. Learn how to support new online learners with strategies that increase learner interaction and engagement.

Check out our Syllabus

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cloud Based Collaboration Tool + Great Summer Online Classes from UW-Stout

In This Issue

Top 5 Cloud-based Collaboration Tools
Tech Tip: Quick Tips to Organize Dropbox for a Paperless Classroom
Featured Certificate Programs: Instructional Design and Reading
Popular Summer Online Courses
Editor: Karen Franker
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Cloud-Based Collaboration Tools

Compare the features of free cloud-based tools to facilitate learner collaboration or projects with your peers. Discover tips for successfully managing shared files in a paperless office or classroom.
OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box: Which Cloud Storage Service is Right for You?
Sarah Mitroff compares the strengths and weaknesses of four popular cloud storage services including file size restrictions and free storage limits.

Collaborating with Office 365: OneDrive
Pip Cleaves describes how to create, upload, sync and share Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint documents within OneDrive.

Using Evernote in the Classroom (Video 5:29 minutes)
Kyle Snowdon shares his strategies to foster learner collaboration with Evernote in the higher ed classroom.

Delivering Peer Feedback with Google Forms
Alice Keeler describes her system for using a rubric to simplify and manage peer-to-peer feedback in Google Forms.

8 Ed Tech Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Interactive Classroom Collaboration
Kelly Walsh describes eight free online tools for “on the fly” learner collaboration including: Padlet, Twiddla, and Socrative.

5 More Cool Tools to Take Collaboration to a New Level
Alan John describes creative and fun Web tools such as ThinkBinder, Flowboard, Podio, DebateGraph, Dweeber to facilitate online study groups and other collaborative work.

Featured Certificate Programs

Register soon to reserve a spot to begin May 2015 and complete the certificate in 8 months. (8-week courses)

  • EDUC 765 May 4 - June 26, 2015

  • EDUC 766 June 29 - August 21, 2015
  • EDUC 767 August 24 - October 16, 2015
  • EDUC 768 October 19 - December 11, 2015
"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 into an instructional design group that creates training sessions for staff, faculty and graduate learners. I would not have been able to achieve this without the four courses in this certificate program." ~ Keith Thompson, Taunton, MA

Reading Teacher Certification
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/readingcert.cfm
Start in June and enroll in one course per term to complete the certification in six semesters (two years).
I know the rigor of the UW- Stout program was key to my success in being offered a reading specialist and literacy coaching position with the DeForest Area School District. The interview team was clearly impressed when I presented items from my eportfolio. I feel well prepared to take on this new and exciting challenge.” ~ Kathy Williams, DeForest, WI
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Check out the Popular Summer Online Courses

Meet the instructors, view the descriptions and reserve your spot now!
Register today to reserve a spot. No payment is due now. Tuition for summer courses is due in mid-July.
Meet your professional development goals for continuing education, license renewal or advanced certification. Don’t delay!

Tech Tip:
Quick Tips to Organize Dropbox for a Paperless Classroom

Vicki Davis demonstrates some excellent quick tips to manage and share work in Dropbox. (Video 9:54 minutes)
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