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Flyer of RESA PD on Google Applied Digital Skills

This Thursday, May 7th, RESA is hosting a professional learning opportunity on Google’s Applied Digital Skills, a free project based curriculum that gets students creating and collaborating as they practice their digital skills. The curriculum is geared toward middle school and up, but there are lots of ideas that you can glean from the lessons and modify for elementary students. The attached flier contains the times the workshop is being offered along with the registration information. There is no cost to participate.

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Free SCECHs through Edupaths

Check out the newly published courses linked below…

Starting January 24, 2020 – EduPaths MOOC for 26+ FREE SCECHs

The EduPaths MOOC is completely online. It includes short modules, videos, discussion forums, individual reflections and an opportunity to put into practice what you have learned! The MOOC can be accessed from anywhere, anytime, with any device.

MOOC allows you to participate at your comfort level. We have the following participant levels:

  • Discover – I just want to observe; check things out and see how they go.
  • Explore – I want to participate some; I want to learn and familiarize myself with the content in the course.
  • Apply – I see the benefit and will participate; I want to learn and make use of content within my own learning environment.
  • Model – I want to learn, demonstrate use of and show others how to apply the content within their own learning environment.

The EduPaths MOOC Focus: Technology Integration Models – SAMR, Triple E Framework, and T-Pack

Edupaths has many other courses that you might be interested in. Check them out.

MISTAR – Free SCECHs

Chromebook on desk with a woman in front of it.

RESA has a pilot program offering training for MISTAR. RESA is offering this pilot program from January 13th through March 13th. The focus is on teachers. Monarch is a new program for MISTAR. Free SCECHs are available with the usual caveats.

Monarch – MISTAR Teacher Tools Training
Jan 13 – Mar 13, 2020

Teachers are invited to transform their use of MISTAR by participating in our pilot offering of Monarch, an online learning experience for MISTAR teachers.

As a participant, you will complete activities designed to increase your skill and knowledge of MISTAR teacher apps such as Class Attendance, Grade Book, Seating Chart, generating reports, and more. 

Working online from any device at your own time and pace, you will have two months – Jan 13 through March 13, 2020  – to complete the learning activities.

As you finish missions and levels, you will earn digital badges in recognition of your learning. SCECH credit is also available: complete the first two levels to earn 7 SCECHs or complete all three levels to earn 11 SCECHs.  

Monarch is especially beneficial for teachers new to MISTAR, but seasoned teachers will also benefit from participating. Non-teaching staff are welcome to register and will be able to participate as space permits.  

This course is free.

Register here by January 8.

Dearborn Moodle Moot (iLearn) 2019

We are excited to bring our fantastic Dearborn Moodle Moot 2019. What is the Moodle Moot? Dearborn’s Moodle Moot will help teachers learn to leverage the awesome power of iLearn in their classroom.

Overview

The Dearborn Moodle Moot is an exciting and engaging conference for educators interested in e-learning.  Learn the skills necessary to turn YOUR classroom into a Blended Learning Classroom. We are focused on practical K-12 training that can be applied directly to your online classroom.  Develop materials for YOUR STUDENTS to use in your classroom. Collaborate with an expert.

Dearborn Moodle Moot flyer

Dearborn’s Moodle Moot 2019 is a two-day event focusing on student learning.

– Day 1 – iLearn. Learn how to effectively use iLearn.

– Day 2 – Create material for YOUR classroom. Four experts will help YOU help your students.

Blended Learning

  • Engage YOUR students in 21st-century learning.
  • REAL world examples of student assignments.
  • Create YOUR own materials.
  • Implement successful resources.
  • Install excellent teacher created resources into your course.

Learn to use:

  • Assignments
  • Workshop
  • Forums
  • Book Module
  • Glossary
  • Page
  • Lesson
  • File
  • Database
  • Labels
  • Quizzes
  • Interactive activities

Create powerful quizzes with automatic feedback (and grading). Add video and audio (students can too). Add interactive elements to your online support materials.

Discounts

We all love a discount. So, we made some available. If you are in the district, we will email a discount code for you. If you are a Wayne County teacher, email us to get a code.

FREE PD

REMC Virtual Courses 2019

The REMC Virtual Courses are free and open to Michigan school personnel. You can take courses “just to learn” or complete the course and assignments and earn SCECH credits.

All the courses are facilitated by Michigan educators.  The courses last three weeks and consists of two one-hour webinars and four to eight hours of resource review, assessment development, discussion boards, and written reflection.  SCECHs range from 6 – 10 depending on the course.

New Courses start on April 8th.

  • Literacy Instruction and Technology: Foundational Elements, Level 1
  • Inquiry and Questioning: Igniting Student Curiosity with Technology, Level 1
  • Media Literacy: Fake or Real
  • Authentic Student Learning & Gamification
  • The What, Why, and How of Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Social Media: Professional Development through Social Media, Level 1
  • Dynamic Presentations

Registration

EduPaths

EduPaths offers FREE professional development. Some have FREE SCECH’s, some are just informational.

Each summer, EduPaths works with content experts in different fields to develop courses for EduPaths. Most of our educators work directly with students and are glad to share their strategies with you.

The list below are approved courses and have been, or are waiting to be, published. The linked titles are published courses. The remaining list will be published through early Spring 2019. Use the live links below to get started!

The Arts

Arts still to be published in 2018-19 – tentative dates listed:

  • The MAEIA Arts Assessment Tools for Arts Educators – Part 4 (end of February 2019)
  • Authentic Assessment in the Arts – Part 1 (end of March 2019)
  • Authentic Assessment in the Arts – Part 2 (end of March 2019)
  • NEW EduPaths courses are published at the end of every month.

Language Courses (World Language & EL)

Language & EL still to be published in 2018-19 – tentative dates listed:

  • Effective Technology in the World Language Classroom – Part 1 (end of February 2019)
  • Effective Technology in the World Language Classroom – Part 2 (end of February 2019)
  • Technology in the World Language Classroom: Working Toward Proficiency – Part 1 (end of March 2019)
  • Technology in the World Language Classroom: Working Tow

Health & P.E.

Health & PE still to be published in 2018-19 – tentative dates listed:

  • Teaching Intersectionality in Health Education – Part 1 (end of February 2019)
  • Teaching Intersectionality in Health Education – Part 2 (end of February 2019)
  • The Physically Literate Elementary Classroom – Part 1 (end of February 2019)
  • The Physically Literate Elementary Classroom – Part 2 (end of February 2019)
  • Effective Lesson Structure in P.E. – Part 1 (end of March 2019)
  • Effective Lesson Structure in P.E. – Part 2 (end of March 2019)

Moodle Moot US

Recently, Chris Kenniburg and I were able to attend and present at the U.S. Moodle Moot.

Both of us were asked to present on the big stage. Both of our presentations were recorded and are now available.

Focus on Learning: Moodle in PreK-14

Troy Patterson

From Login to Learning

Chris Kenniburg

Free PD

It’s that time of year again! That’s right, it’s time for Free PD!

These courses and more are available through REMC:

Literacy Logo

OER to Support Early Literacy

Starts January 7, 2019
6 SCECHs available

Register for OER to Support Early Literacy»

 

Student-design OER for 21st Century Learning

Student-designed OER for 21st Century Learning

Starts January 7, 2019
6 SCECHs available

Register for Student-designed OER for 21st Century Learning »

 

Inquiry & Questioning: Igniting Student Curiosity

Inquiry & Questioning: Igniting Student Curiosity with Technology, Level 1

Starts January 7, 2019
6 SCECHs available

Register for Inquiry & Questioning: Igniting Student Curiosity with Technology, Level 1 »

 

Authentic Student Learning & Gamification

Authentic Student Learning & Gamification

Starts January 7, 2019
6 SCECHs available

Register for Authentic Student Learning & Gamification »

 

Efficiency Logo

Increasing Efficiency & Productivity

Starts January 7, 2019
10 SCECHs available

Register for Increasing Efficiency & Productivity»

 

Transforming Education - Maker Movement

Transforming Education – Maker Movement

Starts January 7, 2019
10 SCECHs available

Register for Transforming Education – Maker Movement »

 

Applying Google Apps for Education in Chrome

Applying Google Apps for Education in Chrome, Level 1

Starts January 7, 2019
6 SCECHs available

Register for Applying Google Apps for Education in Chrome, Level 1»

Free EduPaths courses.

Interested in earning 20+ FREE SCECHs? Join our MOOC!

What is a MOOC? A MOOC is a Massively Open Online Course. This course connects you with educators around the state as you discuss Technology Integration Models, participate in EduPaths courses, and put your new skills to work in your classroom or with staff.20+ SCECHs available for FREE! That equals 1 graduate credit!! Click the link below to learn more.

Register for the MOOC 2018-19.

Courses in the Arts, Health/PE & World Language/ELs

Every summer, EduPaths works with educators around the state to develop courses in certain target areas. Summer 2018 our target areas were the Arts, Health/PE & World Languages/ELs.If you have colleagues who are looking for support in these content areas, share these resources with them.

The Arts

The list below are approved courses and have been, or are waiting to be, published. The linked titles are published courses. The remaining list will be published through early Spring 2019. Use the live links below to get started!

Still to be published in 2018-19 – tentative dates listed:

  • Technology in the Music Classroom – Part 1 (mid December 2018)
  • Technology in the Music Classroom – Part 2 (mid December 2018)
  • The MAEIA Arts Assessment Tools for Arts Educators – Part 1 (mid December 2018)
  • The MAEIA Arts Assessment Tools for Arts Educators – Part 2 (mid December 2018)
  • The MAEIA Arts Assessment Tools for Arts Educators – Part 3 (end of January 2019)
  • The MAEIA Arts Assessment Tools for Arts Educators – Part 4 (end of January 2019)
  • Using Visual Arts to Showcase Student Research is Important for Student Growth (end of January 2019)
  • Using Stop Motion and Green Screens to Showcase Student Research (end of January 2019)
  • Authentic Assessment in the Arts – Part 1 (end of March 2019)
  • Authentic Assessment in the Arts – Part 2 (end of March 2019)

Health & P.E. Courses

The list below are approved courses and have been, or are waiting to be, published. The linked titles are published courses. The remaining list will be published through early Spring 2019. Use the live links below to get started!

Still to be published in 2018-19 – tentative dates listed:

  • Introduction to Lifelong Physical Activities (mid December 2018)
  • Teaching Lifelong Physical Activities (mid December 2018)
  • The Physically Literate Elementary Classroom – Part 1 (mid December 2018)
  • The Physically Literate Elementary Classroom – Part 2 (mid December 2018)
  • Fuel Your Tank with Premium: Making healthy choices to keep your body running at it’s best – Part 1 (end of January 2019)
  • Fuel Your Tank with Premium: Making healthy choices to keep your body running at it’s best – Part 2 (end of January 2019)
  • Everyday Games in Physical Education – Part 1 (end of January 2019)
  • Everyday Games in Physical Education – Part 2 (end of January 2019)
  • Teaching Intersectionality in Health Education – Part 1 (end of February 2019)
  • Teaching Intersectionality in Health Education – Part 2 (end of February 2019)
  • Effective Lesson Structure in P.E. – Part 1 (end of March 2019)
  • Effective Lesson Structure in P.E. – Part 2 (end of March 2019)

World Language & English Learners

The list below are approved courses and have been, or are waiting to be, published. The linked titles are published courses. The remaining list will be published through early Spring 2019. Use the live links below to get started!

Still to be published in 2018-19 – tentative dates listed:

  • Teaching English as a Second Language – Part 1 (end of January 2018)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language – Part 2 (end of January 2018)
  • Effective Technology in the World Language Classroom – Part 1 (end of February 2019)
  • Effective Technology in the World Language Classroom – Part 2 (end of February 2019)
  • Technology in the World Language Classroom: Working Toward Proficiency – Part 1 (end of March 2019)
  • Technology in the World Language Classroom: Working Toward Proficiency – Part 2 (end of March 2019)

 

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