Castleton University Center for Schools fall offerings include:
Teaching and Learning in Digital Environments, Deanna Donza, , no class the week of , hybrid and in person dates: , , , Monument Elementary School, Bennington, Vermont.
Redefining Teaching in a Chromebook Environment, David Wells, M.Ed., face-to-face meeting , Comfort Inn & Suites at Maplewood, 213 Paine Turnpike N, Montpelier, Vermont, remainder of the required hours will be completed in an online learning environment between .
Instructional Materials Development for Your Google Classroom (to Enhance Classroom Instruction), Patricia Aigner, , remainder of class is completely online ending , Face-to-face at Rutland High School.
Writing with Chromebooks, David Wells, M.Ed., one face-to-face meeting on , remainder of the required house will be completed in an online learning environment between
Lego WeDo Robotics and Coding in the Elementary Grades, David Wells, first class in-person in Montpelier on , remainder of the course will take place in an online learning environment between .
100% online. 6-week course runs from, to with one optional in-person session in Southern Vermont on the 14th.
In this hands-on studio course, students will learn to use a variety of digital authoring tools—including but not limited to Twine, Inklewriter, and Adobe Captivate—to create instructional games and interactive educational materials. Participants will examine the intersections of gaming and learning and explore how we can push the boundaries of both forms to maximize student engagement. Topics covered in this course will include narrative structure, variables, and game mechanics. For a final project, students will produce an instructional game of their own design, using one of the tools covered in the course. Register here.
100% online. 6-week course runs from, to .
This course will serve as an in-depth exploration of high-school project based mathematics. The main objectives of the course are to guide teachers through the process of designing and implementing inquiry-driven, application-based projects in Algebra 1 - Calculus. Topics to be covered include strategies for designing daily lessons that emphasize inquiry and critical thinking, resources available for creating in-depth projects, and specific ways to plan high school math curriculum around application-based projects. Theories engaged will include Dewey (Experience in Education), Noddings (Ethic of Care), and Dweck (Mindset). Participants will learn the material through creation of curricular resources. Specifically, major assignments will include the design of several inquiry-focused, student-driven lesson plans, major unit plans, and large projects tied to specific unit plans. Register here.
Create, Make, Learn 2016
1. Create With Chromebooks
2. Create with iPads
3. STEAM Powered Learning4. Advance your Maker Skills
You’ll find greater detail about each course and access to registration on our website: www.marlboro.edu/pdi.
Let's consider a basic fact.. young animals play in order to learn survival skills as they transition to adulthood. Well, our youngsters are no different. Whether they are in the classroom, on the ball field, or at camp they are trying out skills and strategies that will bring them positive outcomes.. a great grade, a homerun, or maybe even the Survivor Badge. We want all of our students to take risks in the classroom to try something new, to stick with a program, and to increase their sense of "agency", the belief that whatever happens they have what it takes to move forward and learn from their experiences.
Teachers can incorporate game mechanics to tap into one of the most basic instincts we are born with, the ability to learn critical skills through play. This technique is sure to engage even the most hesitant learners. One simple method is to use grading and assessment to move kids from zero knowledge, or XP (experience points) through a series of learning activities where they earn XP and level up as they master facts, skills, and cognitive abilities on their learning journey. Kids can tell you that it takes lots of planning, preparation and practice to go on a boss raid and conquer all obstacles!
Check out this video that explores using game dynamics in the classroom to get your student to play hard and level up.
In January, Google launched a Classroom mobile app for iOS and Android for students who increasingly rely on mobile devices to get homework done on the go. That app has now been downloaded more than 2.5 million times. This functionality isn’t just useful for students, however. We’ve heard from teachers that they also want to be able to keep track of their classes no matter where they are or what device they’re on. Today, we’re making that even easier with several new features. Teachers can now:
Soon, you'll see a new folder in your Drive called Google Photos. If you are a Google+ user you will now be able to manage all the photos and videos in your Google+ Photos right in your Drive. You can view and manage your photos and videos in both Google+ and Google Drive. Photos that you can see in both Google+ and Drive only count once towards your storage limit. As a Google for Education user you have unlimited storage so the storage limit would only apply if you have a separate GMail account.. @gmail.com.
Why have photos in both locations? In Google+, you can create albums, edit your photos, create Auto Awesome photos and movies, and share with people you care about. If you delete photos or videos from Google Drive, they will also be deleted from Google+. If you delete photos or videos from Google+, they will also be deleted from Google Drive.
You can control this feature via Drive Settings > General > “Automatically put your Google Photos into a folder in My Drive.”
More info available under Tech Help.
It's coming soon! May 21-22, 2015. Registration for Dynamic Landscapes educational conference is open.
STEM is in the air! This year's sessions are all about Do, Make and Create. You will find a multitude of hands-on projects for the classroom, ideas for creating place-based and project-based learning opportunities, an inventor's workshop - and you can visit a makerspace. Check out tips on getting the most from Chromebooks and iPads, and learn about giving students voice and choice.
Dynamic Landscapes - Schedule for Thursday and Friday
Google Tools for Schools, Southwest Summer Institute 2015
Starts face-to-face on August first, and online with Lucie deLabruere, Fair Haven. Contact Brooke Farrell, ARSU, for details: firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-265-4905. 3 Graduate credits. Stay tuned for details.