Sunday, August 9, 2015

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What is the Maker Movement?
Tech Tip: 15 Mind Mapping Tools
What are the New Online Courses?
Editor: Shannnon Mersand
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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.
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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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