Thursday, January 14, 2016

Schedule a Bright Future and MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Register Now: E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Classes


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
It's possible to skip a term or two between courses if that works better than taking the courses back to back.
Begin February 29, 2016 and finish March 2017
Begin May 2016 and finish March 2017
Program plan if you started August 2015
EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators August 24, 2015
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning October 19, 2015
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-Learning January 4, 2016
EDUC 761 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation February 29, 2016
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum May 2, 2016
Program plan if you started January 2016
EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators January 4, 2016
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning February 29, 2016
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-Learning May 2, 2016
EDUC 761 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation June 27, 2016
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum August 22, 2016

Friday, December 11, 2015

Register Now: Take the 10 Month FastTrack to an E-Learning Cerificate

Prepare for a Bright Future - Enroll Today


Ten Month Fast Track Option

Become a highly qualified and professionally prepared online instructor. 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
It's possible to skip a term or two between courses if that works better than taking the courses back to back.
Begin January 2016 and finish November 2016
Begin May 2016 and finish March 2017
Program plan if you started August 2015
EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators August 24, 2015 
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-learning October 19, 2015 
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-Learning January 4, 2016 
EDUC 761 Collaborative Communities in E-learning - Online Facilitation February 29, 2016 
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum May 2, 2016

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Answer the Final Call for Courses Beginning on January 4th!

Something to Smile About!



Screen Capture & Casting Apps

In This Issue

Register Now to Reserve a Spot in a 2016 Online Course 

Screen Capture Applications
Final Call for Courses Beginning on January 4th
Tech Tip: Creating Screencasts of iOS Devices


Editor: Shannnon Mersand
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Web Version of this Newsletter:

http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/screen-capture.cfm

Screen Capture Applications

Screen captures can be a handy trick in all sorts of situations, ranging from sending a visual representation, providing directions of how to fix a problem, creating a tutorial or capturing a web moment to show people what you’re viewing on a screen.

Capturing Images

EverNote (app for your phone or laptop/desktop)
One feature of EverNote is the ability to capture still images on Windows, Mac, Windows Mobile, iPhone, iPad, Android and more.

EverNote stores the screen captures in your account and can be accessed from any of your devices. EverNote’s Skitch allows you to write on screen captures.

Check out our past newsletter Top Evernote Tips for Project Management, Organization, and Assessment.

Microsoft Snipping Tool (free and a favorite of our online instructors)
Microsoft’s Snipping Tool allows users to create custom-sized captures of all or part of your PC screen. You may add notes, save the snip, or email it from the Snipping Tool window. Visit theMicrosoft website and select the version of Windows. 



Capturing Video

Screencastify
Screencastify is a Chrome extension that allows you to create screencasts on Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks using the Chrome Browser. Save your screencasts locally, on your Google Drive, or upload directly to YouTube. The free version allows recording up to 10 minutes per video, with a Screencastify logo in the recording. Includes a variety of tools to annotate, spotlight information, or capture a webcam.


Dual Purpose

Jing
Jing allows you to create both still and video captures on both Windows and Macs. It is a free program and allows hosting your captures locally and on Screencast.com for sharing. Video captures are limited to 5 minutes each. Tutorials

Snagit
TechSmith’s Snagit is a paid service ($49.95 one-time fee) for Mac and Windows which offers users the ability to capture still shots and video and to edit and annotate images. Snagit also offers the ability to do a scrolling capture, which means it can capture areas not shown on the screen. The video capture allows trimming videos to edit mistakes. Great set of tutorials for new and veteran users.

iPad/iPhone

Three Simple ways to record iPad screen and create educational videos
This article provides three ways to create a screencast from an iPad.

What's New for Spring?

Math Specialist Certificate
Designed for elementary and middle school educators interested in developing focused competency as a mathematics coach, mathematics resource teacher, math intervention teacher, Title I math teacher, or teaching math as a special education teacher.
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Dates to Remember 

Spring Tuition Due Dates
February 1 - 10% due
March 2 - Balance due

Online Courses



Reserve a spot now!

List of Spring 2016 Online Courses


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

No registration fee. 10% of the tuition is due February 1.

Meet your professional development goals for continuing education, license renewal or advanced certification.
Register Now Button

Begin your Masters in January

Apply Soon!

Degree Overview and Financial Aid Options



Our Master of Science in Education is a 30-credit master’s degree that features all online courses and offers a flexible curriculum to meet your professional development goals.

Select courses (11 credits) within an interest area, earn a certificate, or mix and match courses from several areas.
 


Tech Tip: Creating ScreenCasts of iOS Devices


TechSmith’s Daniel Foster walks you through 13 Tips for recording your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
School of Education | Learn more at www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Making the Most of LinkedIn

In This Issue

Making the Most of LinkedIn

Tech Tip: Export your LinkedIn Resume as a PDF
Register Now to Reserve a Spot for 2016 Online Courses 
New Math Specialist Certificate
Featured Courses: 


  •      Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies

  •      Poverty in Schools

Begin Your Masters Degree in January 

Editor: Shannnon Mersand

Making the Most of LinkedIn

Are you using LinkedIn to its fullest potential to connect professionally?

Check out the tips on profile building, creating connections and optimizing your presence.

Building your Profile

17 LinkedIn Profile Must- Haves (Infographic)
Irfan Ahmad’s infographic shows 17 things to include on a LinkedIn Profile. This is a perfect for beginning Linkers.

The Ultimate Guide to a Perfect LinkedIn Profile 
Mike Allton gives us a very thorough guide with helpful screenshots and examples of what to include and what not to include to make a good impression on LinkedIn.


Connecting with Others


Don't Make This Mistake on LinkedIn
Steven Petrow cautions users to be careful when connecting with others on LinkedIn.

How to Protect Yourself From LinkedIn-Based Scams
Joseph Steinberg provides advice on how to spot fake profiles and protect yourself from LinkedIn scams.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Mastering LinkedIn 
Pamela Vaughan offers tips to optimize LinkedIn features for professional networking.

How to Leverage LinkedIn in Every Phase of Your Career 
Robin Reshwan discusses ways to use LinkedIn, whether you are a student, looking for a promotion or looking for a new job.


Writing Posts


How to Write an Awesome Post on LinkedIn
Laura McMullen shares advice on how and why to write posts with LinkedIn Publisher.

What's New for Spring?

Designed for elementary and middle school educators interested in developing focused competency as a math specialist, math interventionist, math coach, or math team leader. 

Featured Courses

EDUC 650 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies
March 28 - April 22, 2016
Instructor: Dr. Kay Lehmann

Effective ways to use social networks and cloud-based tools including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other personal learning networks for professional development and home/school communication. 

Our Students Say...

“In looking at my PLN, it is amazing where I was a month ago compared to today. While I am by no means even close to being proficient in using many of the social media tools we have learned about during the past four weeks, the exposure I have gained has proved valuable in so many ways already. "
~ Roger Foegen, District Administrator in the Bangor WI School District
Strategies, critical steps, and how to measure results when transforming high-poverty rural and urban schools with parent involvement, mentoring, data-based intervention, community partnerships, and high expectations. 
Our students say...

"I wish that all individuals working in human service related fields were required to take this course. The knowledge I gained is invaluable for my profession as well as my personal growth. GREAT COURSE!"

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Making a Makerspace - Online Graduate Course University of Wisconsin-Stout



100% Online: EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces September 28 - November 20, 2015




Making a Makerspace Online Course 
University of Wisconsin-Stout
How can you build a Makerspace in your school? How can you support the learning by doing maker movement in your classroom? Learn instructional strategies and how to use tools (physical or virtual) to 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.