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MOOC-Ed | Current & Upcoming Courses

MOOC-Ed | Current & Upcoming Courses | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
Spring 2015 Courses

We are excited to announce that we will be offering six courses this coming spring! They include:

Fraction FoundationsLearning DifferencesDigital Learning TransitionsDisciplinary Literacy for Deeper LearningCoaching Digital Learning | Cultivating a Culture of ChangeNew! Teaching Statistics Through Data Investigations

Click here for a description of each course and its start date. Registration will open in January.

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Expert Webinar Series - Hatch

Expert Webinar Series - Hatch | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
  Join us for these exciting webinars featuring invited experts covering the latest trends and best practices in early learning! A few hours after the
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FREE webinars that start at 2:00 EST

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SmartBlog on Education - A problem with success - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - A problem with success - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports -- PBIS -- has become a permanent, organizing structure for more and more schools. For schools where behavio
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A thought provoking article...

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Social Content Curation for Learning Communities

Social Content Curation for Learning Communities | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
An infographic I created for a MOOC at Stanford: Designing New Learning Environments. Made with too little space, too little skills, too little time and too little research. Lots of fun though.

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, June 19, 2013 11:26 AM

Interesting take on a few forms of curation that can be used.  Infographic is, as the creator remarked, a little crowded, however the information is useful.

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:22 PM

do we know the actual size of what we're traying to make?

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, June 20, 2013 8:59 AM

Love this graphic.

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Honors Colloquium - University of Rhode Island

Education shapes the nation's future and the life path of every individual in powerful ways. In this series, we will explore how education still matters and debate key issues central to understanding the future of public schools and higher education.

Tuesday evenings, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 – Dec. 10, 2013
Edwards Auditorium, URI Kingston Campus

Join us! The public is invited to attend this series of free events in person or online.

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There are some great topics here and they are FREE to watch.

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20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students.

20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it

"Today we are going to look at 20 great tips every teacher and student should be using to get the most of the collaborative learning opportunities Google Doc’s offers."


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RitaZ's curator insight, April 16, 2013 7:37 AM

for Google fans..., a feast!

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32 summer professional development opportunities | eSchool News

32 summer professional development opportunities | eSchool News | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
It’s a common misconception that education professionals have summer vacation like their students. But anyone who’s been a teacher, administrator, or even superintendent knows that summer is the perfect opportunity for professional development.
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This is a great list of sites with information on potential PD opportunities this summer.

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Closing the Gap: Professional Development Toolkit

Closing the Gap: Professional Development Toolkit | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
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According to CoSN and AASA, the Closing the Gap project "provides schools with best practices for reviewing and implementing student information systems (SIS) and learning management systems (LMS) solutions to become a more data-rich culture." The Toolkit is designed for educators at all levels and can be implemented at the district, school, team, or individual level.

The training curriculum is divided into five sections:

Building a Culture for the Effective Use of Data;Establishing Professional Learning Communities (PLCs);Supporting Evidence-Based Practices Through the Use of Educational Data;Analyzing Data; andIdentifying and Selecting Technologies That Enable the Use of Data.


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Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning?

Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning? | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it

Lately, there have been a bunch of buzzwords floating around the education world that all seem to mean the same thing. You’ve probably heard them: problem-based learning, project-based learning and inquiry-based learning. Is there a difference? How will you know which one to do in your classroom?

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Blended Schools Network To Launch MOOC for Online Teachers -- THE Journal

Blended Schools Network To Launch MOOC for Online Teachers -- THE Journal | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
Blended Schools Network, a non-profit focused on online learning, will launch a massive open online course to help teachers improve their curation of online learning materials and strengthen their professional networks.

The five-week course, Today's Blended Teacher: A MOOC Made for Community and Curation, will feature panel discussions and free course materials. According to a news release about the MOOC, weekly topics will include:

The State of Blended Learning: How Do We Define Blended Learning?;Student Centered Learning: Using Inquiry and Project-Based Learning;Objective Assessment: Using Tests To Improve the Classroom;Digital Citizenship: Modeling Ethical Behavior to Students; andDisruptive Innovation: Flip Your Instruction.
Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/03/27/blended-schools-network-to-launch-mooc-for-online-teachers.aspx?=THENU#xiXoLQh1g6i5tHQG.99 
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Blended Learning & Technology Conference

The Highlander Institute is hosting its 2nd Annual Blended Learning and Technology Conference in Providence, RI on Saturday, April 27th and we’d love to have you there. Our Blended Learning Conference will convene local, regional, and national experts sharing their models, products and insight to support innovative classroom practices around Blended Learning and Technology Integration.

We will have a lunch time keynote presentation and two breakout sessions. The breakout sessions will showcase current best practices around blended learning and technology integration in schools.

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8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network

8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
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edWeb.net - Registration

edWeb.net - Registration | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
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Join the free Connected Teaching and Learning Community on edWeb.net sponsored by SmartBrief. Members have access to free webinars, resources, online discussions, and more to help connect with peers and collaborate on best practices for today's classroom.

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Workshops - Microsoft Store

Workshops - Microsoft Store | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
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Workshops are free and include topics for lesson planning in Math, Science, and English.  Closest workshop to us is Danbury CT.

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Register for Webinars - New England ISTE

Register for Webinars - New England ISTE | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
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Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education

Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education

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WOAH flash back from last year thanks Dannielle :P
Vincent Prasad's comment, March 24, 2014 10:32 AM
WOAH flash back from last year thanks Dannielle :P
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Equipartitioning - Course

The Mathematics Learning Trajectories MOOC-Ed series presents Learning Trajectories (LT) as a framework for interpreting and implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M). Our first course introduces the Equipartitioning LT. Grounded in fair sharing activities that create equal-sized groups (from collections) or parts (from single wholes), Equipartitioning provides a robust foundation for students’ conceptual understanding of division, multiplication, fraction, and ratio. We recommend this course for elementary and middle grades educators seeking a deeper understanding of students’ learning of fundamental mathematics for their own instructional practice.

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MOOC: Mathematics Learning Trajectories (MLT) Series, Course 1: Equipartitionin

MOOC: Mathematics Learning Trajectories (MLT) Series, Course 1: Equipartitionin | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it

Equipartitioning provides a robust foundation for students’ conceptual understanding of division, multiplication, ratio, and fractions. We recommend this course for elementary and middle grades educators seeking a deeper understanding of students’ learning of fundamental mathematics for your own instructional practice.

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RIDE announces free Social Studies Institute at Rhode Island College on June 1

RIDE announces free Social Studies Institute at Rhode Island College on June 1 | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it

RIDE, the RI State Panel on Civic Education (SPCE), and the American Democracy Project will host the 2013 RI Social Studies Summer Institute on June 1, 2013 at Rhode Island College. This conference will provide teachers with opportunities to hear first-hand from their peers about successful strategies and resources for teaching the newly expanded RI Social Studies GSEs (SS GSEs), integrating social studies content with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and topics in Rhode Island History and civic education. 

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Schools of Education To Offer Free Teacher Professional Development on Coursera -- Campus Technology

Schools of Education To Offer Free Teacher Professional Development on Coursera -- Campus Technology | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
Seven schools of education have banded together to work with massive open online course provider Coursera to offer free online professional development courses for teachers and others.
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These sound like great resources for teachers to improve curriculum and pedagogy.

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The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture

The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
Due to Khan Academy's popularity, the idea of the flipped classroom has gained press and credibility within education circles. Briefly, the Flipped Classroom as described by Jonathan Martin is: Fli...
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Highlander Institute's 2nd Annual Blended Learning Conference April 27, 2013 in Providence RI

Highlander Institute's 2nd Annual Blended Learning Conference April 27, 2013 in Providence RI | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it
The Highlander Institute is hosting its 2nd Annual Blended Learning and Technology Conference in Providence, RI on Saturday, April 27th and we'd love to have you there.
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Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift

Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it

The best ways of using videos are not always obvious. Teachers want to know: Among all the millions of videos out there, how do you find the great ones? How do you evaluate the quality of a video? Who are the great content creators, and what are the best curation sites? Which kinds of videos work as fun supplements, and which are best for actual instruction? How do you get students engaged in discussion after watching videos? How do you blend videos into your curriculum?

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Adobe Education Exchange now features free professional development

Adobe Education Exchange now features free professional development | Professional Development Possibilities | Scoop.it

Billed as “one of the largest communities of creative educators in the world,” the Adobe Education Exchange is a free online platform for educators using Adobe’s photo, video, and web design software to find, share, and discuss their projects and ideas.

Now, the newly relaunched site also features a series of free, self-paced professional development workshops that go well beyond product training.

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