Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Upcoming Courses: Oct. 1-Nov. 15, 2016

See below for a list of upcoming online professional learning opportunities. 

To register, click on the activity number listed with each course. To conduct your own search for professional development classes, click here to go to the AEA PD Online catalog.

Increasing Student Collaboration by Going Paperless
Register at 22033799991702
Course Dates: Oct. 1-Dec. 1, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Technology in the Common Core Mathematics Classroom
Register at 22037399991701
Course Dates: Oct. 1-Dec. 1, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Integrate Technology with 8 Simple Tools
Register at 22021899991704
Course Dates: Oct. 2-Oct. 30, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Advancing Minds: Collaborative Teaching-Making it Work
Register at 22031699991702
Course Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 28, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Advancing Minds: How to Thrive as a Teacher Leader
Register at 22035399991702
Course Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 28, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Earth Science for Elementary Teachers
Register at 22031999991702
Course Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 20, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Introduction to Google Apps
Register at 22007899991702
Course Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 2, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Introduction to Google Apps in the Classroom
Register at 22029199991701
Course Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 7, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Reading in the Content Areas
Register at 22022499991702
Course Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 4, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Total Participation Techniques
Register at 22020199991702
Course Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 4, 2016
Credit(s): 2

App Smashing: Using Universal Constructs to Benefit the 21st Century Learner
Register at 22035499991702
Course Dates: Oct. 5-Nov. 9, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Cortical Visual Impairment
Register at 22031199991701
Course Dates: Oct. 5-Nov. 1, 2016
Credit(s): 1

MOLLIE: Blended Learning
Register at 22015099991703
Course Dates: Oct. 5-Nov. 8, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Pinterest: Using Pins, Boards, and More in Your Classroom
Register at 22022299991706
Course Dates: Oct. 5-Nov. 1, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Effective Formative Assessment Using Tech Tools
Register at 22030699991704
Course Dates: Oct. 9-Nov. 6, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Physical Science for Elementary Teachers
Register at 22031499991703
Course Dates: Oct. 10-Dec. 2, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Online Effective Programing for Integrated Students on the Autism Spectrum
Register at 22031299991702
Course Dates: Oct. 17-Dec. 16, 2016
Credit(s): 1

Supporting Technology Literacy in Elementary Classrooms with Scratch Programming
Register at 22024299991702
Course Dates: Oct. 17-Nov. 28, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Doing more with Goggle Drive-Classroom Application
Register at 22029499991702
Course Dates: Oct. 23-Dec. 11, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Google Classroom: Beyond the Basics
Register at 22034699991703
Course Dates: Oct. 23-Nov. 13, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Intro to Google Classroom
Register at 22033399991704
Course Dates: Oct. 24-Nov. 21, 2016
Credit(s): 1

MOLLIE: Designing Online Lessons, Including SoftChalk
Register at 22017999991702
Course Dates: Oct. 24-Nov. 30, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Examining Dyslexia Remediation that Works
Register at 22022899991702
Course Dates: Oct. 26-Jan. 6, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Examining Differentiated Instruction: Taking Learning to a Whole New Level
Register at 22030999991702
Course Dates: Oct. 26-Jan 6, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Examining: I Understand! Checks for Understanding in the Classroom
Register at 22030799991701
Course Dates: Oct. 26-Jan. 6, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Examining: The Secrets of the Teenage Brain
Register at 22019199991702
Course Dates: Oct. 26-Jan. 6, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Examining: The Gifted Brain: Science, Secrets, and Synapses
Register at 22022199991702
Course Dates: Oct. 26-Jan. 6, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Pinterest: Using Pins, Boards, and More in Your Classroom
Register at 22022299991707
Course Dates: Oct. 26-Nov. 22, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Advancing Minds: Helping Our Students with Behavioral Challenges
Register at 22029799991702
Course Dates: Oct. 31-Dec. 26, 2016
Credit(s): 3

iEvaluate 1.2
Register at 22017299991705
Course Dates: Oct. 31-Dec. 23, 2016
Credit(s): 2 (renewal only)

Pinerest in the Classroom
Register at 22019999991706
Course Dates: Oct. 31-Nov. 30, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Integrate Technology with 8 Simple Tools
Register at 22021899991705
Course Dates: Nov. 6-Dec. 4, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Using Google Docs to Improve Student Writing
Register at 22032599991703
Course Dates: Nov. 6-Dec. 4, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Graphic Novels in the Classroom
Register at 22036699991701
Course Dates: Nov. 7-Dec. 16, 2016
Credit(s): 2

How Do You Teach Reading-Speaking the Language of the Book Whisperer
Register at 22019399991703
Course Dates: Nov. 7-Dec. 2, 2016
Credit(s): 2

iPods and iPads for the Classroom
Register at 22004199991702
Course Dates: Nov. 7-Dec. 2, 2016
Credit(s): 2

What Great Teachers Do Differently
Register at 22020399991703
Course Dates: Nov. 7-Dec. 16, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Effective Formative Assessment Using Tech Tools
Register at 22030699991705
Course Dates: Nov. 13-Dec. 11, 2016
Credit(s): 2

ADHD and Learning Disabilities: Classroom Interventions
Register at 22033999991701
Course Dates: Nov. 15-Dec. 31, 2016
Credit(s): 3

ELL's: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
Register at 22037599991701
Course Dates: Nov. 15-Dec. 20, 2016
Credit(s): 3


New Course for Students Digital Citizenship 6-8: Digital Protection

A new course has been added to the Student Personalized Learning System for middle level Digital Citizenship.  This course "Digital Citizenship 6-8: Digital Protection", students will understand the definition of Digital Security, learn to keep their technology systems safe, learn to create safer passwords, learn to keep their personal data safe, understand what identity theft is and why it is important to guard against it, learn to recognize strategies that scam artists use to access private information and learn how to guard against phishing and identity theft.

This course has been added to the list of courses for middle level students on Digital Citizenship:

Digital Citizenship 6-8: Digital Literacy
Digital Citizenship 6-8: Cyberbullying and Online Safety
Digital Citizenship 6-8: Netiquette 

If you are interested in checking out this modules go to the Student Personalized Learning System and log with the credentials from the Teacher Training SystemOnce logged in to find the content, click Modules, Technology Literacy and find the module to preview. Click the icon to the far right of the title to review.  

If you wish to have your students work in this content please contact Denise Krefting or Melissa Wicklund

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Updates to Social Media Course for Teachers

The Social Media self paced content in AEA PD Online's Teacher Training system has been updated and now also includes the social media tool Snapchat.  If you have already taken the content for credit and want to learn more about this you are welcome to take the self paced module (not for credit or cost) called "Social Media: Instagram and Snap Chat".

Friday, September 2, 2016

OER Science Opportunity

I would like to share an opportunity for your school district, especially, those looking to engage  Elementary teachers in online course development. Dan McGuire of the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum asked me to share an opportunity with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade science teachers. The Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum is a grassroots initiative to promote the creation of open digital curriculum. The goal is to leverage the power of collaboration and digital resources to launch teachers and students into new learning frontiers.

Dan is looking for elementary teachers who want to incorporate OER (Open Education Resources) lessons into their teaching. He works with the coordinators of the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC) curriculum effort in Minnesota, which has some money to pay teachers who would like to help finish the 4th and 5th grade content. Iowa teachers would work on lessons that are similar to Minnesota standards; there’s not a lot of difference. This video is an introduction to the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum.

He is also looking for 3rd grade science teachers to test out the 3rd grade science curriculum.

The teachers who will get paid by the MPCC for creating the first editions of 4th and 5th grade science are the ones who raise their hands first, and jump the very low hurdles that the MPCC has for bringing on writers. The content is platform neutral but, ideally, development will be done with Moodle and in a 1:1 classroom environment or classrooms with regular access to laptops or tablets. Teacher pay is based on the number of lessons or units developed.

Here are slides to the presentation Dan made at the Mn eLearning Summit. Dan will work with you to address the current standards vs NGSS issue. The work Dan has done so far will work for both current standards and NGSS with minimal tweaking. That's the beauty (one of them, anyway) of OER - things can get tweaked, modified, changed as needed.

If you are interested or know of a teacher interested in this opportunity you can contact Dan McGuire directly or you can contact me to help you make the connection with Dan and the MPCC curriculum effort.

Dan McGuire
Email: danmcguir@gmail.com
Phone: 612-889-3482

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Upcoming Course Offerings: Sept. 1-Oct. 15, 2016

See below for a list of upcoming online professional learning opportunities. 

To register, click on the activity number listed with each course. To conduct your own search for professional development classes, click here to go to the AEA PD Online catalog.

The Flipped Classroom
Register at 22032699991701
Course Dates: Sept. 1-Nov. 1, 2016
Credit(s): 3


Effective Formative Assessment Using Tech Tools
Register at 22030699991703
Course Dates: Sept. 4-Oct. 3, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Computational Thinking with Scratch
Register at 22025099991701
Course Dates: Sept. 5-Oct. 10, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Pinterest in the Classroom
Register at 22019999991704
Course Dates: Sept. 5-Oct. 5, 2016
Credit(s): 2

"Write" On Ways to Meet the ICC K-5 Writing Standards
Register at 22020299991701
Course Dates: Sept. 5-Oct. 7, 2016
Credit(s): 2


MOLLIE: Blended Learning
Register at 22015099991703
Course Dates: Sept. 7-Oct. 11, 2016
Credit(s): 2


OLLIE: Introduction to the Online Learner
Register at 22001399991703
Course Dates: Sept. 7-Sept. 28, 2016
Credit(s): 1


OLLIE: Online Assessment, Feedback, and Evaluation
Register at 22001399991703
Course Dates: Sept. 7-Oct. 11, 2016
Credit(s): 2


OLLIE: Technology for Online Instruction: MOODLE
Register at 22005399991701
Course Dates: Sept. 7-Oct. 11, 2016
Credit(s): 2


Pinterest: Using Pins, Boards, and More in Your Classroom
Register at 22022299991705
Course Dates: Sept. 7-Oct. 4, 2016
Credit(s): 2


Using Blended Learning/Technology to Teach Comprehensive Musicianship
Register at 22033599991701
Course Dates: Sept. 7-Oct. 12, 2016
Credit(s): 2


Managing Literacy Instruction: Integration of R-B Best Practices, MtSS and GRR
Register at 22037099991701
Course Dates: Sept. 8-Oct. 21, 2016
Credit(s): 3 Google Sites
Register at 22012899991702
Course Dates: Sept. 11-Nov. 6, 2016
Credit(s): 2


Intro to Google Apps: Tools to Integrate
Register at 22014599991702
Course Dates: Sept. 11-Nov. 6, 2016
Credit(s): 2


Using Google Docs to Improve Student Writing
Register at 22032599991703
Course Dates: Sept. 11-Oct. 9, 2016
Credit(s): 2

17,000 Classroom Visits Can't be Wrong
Register at 22026999991703
Course Dates: Sept. 12-Nov. 4, 2016
Credit(s): 3


What Great Teachers Do Differently
Register at 22020399991702
Course Dates: Sept. 12-Oct. 21, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Exploring Iowa's Natural Resources
Register at 22007499991701
Course Dates: Sept. 18-Jan. 15, 2017
Credit(s): 3 (renewal only)

iEvaluate 1.2
Register at 22017299991703
Course Dates: Sept. 19-Nov. 11, 2016
Credit(s): 2 (renewal only)

Renewable Energy from Agriculture and the Science of Sustainability
Register at 22031099991701
Course Dates: Sept. 21-Nov. 27, 2016
Credit(s): 2

App Smashing: Using Universal Constructs to Benefit the 21st Century Learner
Register at 22035499991702
Course Dates: Sept. 21-Oct. 26, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Life Science for Elementary Teachers
Register at 22036599991701
Course Dates: Sept. 26-Nov. 18, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Pinterest in the Classroom
Register at 22019999991705
Course Dates: Sept. 26-Oct. 26, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Examining: 7 Keys to Comprehension
Register at 22007099991702
Course Dates: Sept. 28-Dec. 4, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Examining: Engaging Troubling Students: A Constructivist Approach
Register at 22003299991701
Course Dates: Sept. 28-Dec. 4, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Examining: Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas
Register at 22012999991702
Course Dates: Sept. 28-Dec. 4, 2016
Credit(s): 3


Examining: Managing Noncompliance and Defiance in the Classroom
Register at 22002999991701
Course Dates: Sept. 28-Dec. 4, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Examining: Overcoming Dyslexia
Register at 22003399991701
Course Dates: Sept. 28-Dec. 4, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Integrate Technology with 8 Simple Tools
Register at 22021899991704
Course Dates: Oct. 2-Oct. 30, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Introduction to Google Apps
Register at 22007899991702
Course Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 2, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Reading in the Content Areas
Register at 22022499991702
Course Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 4, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Total Participation Techniques
Register at 22020199991702
Course Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 4, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Pinterest: Using Pins, Boards, and More in Your Classroom
Register at 22022299991706
Course Dates: Oct. 5-Nov. 1, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Effective Formative Assessment Using Tech Tools
Register at 22030699991704
Course Dates: Oct. 9-Nov. 6, 2016
Credit(s): 2

Physical Science for Elementary Teachers
Register at 22031499991703
Course Dates: Oct. 10-Dec. 2, 2016
Credit(s): 3

MOLLIE: Blended Learning in the Elementary
Register at 22031899991703
Course Dates: Oct. 12-Nov. 15, 2016
Credit(s): 2

OLLIE: Introduction to the Online Learner
Register at 22001399991704 
Course Dates: Oct. 12-Nov. 1, 2016
Credit(s): 1

OLLIE: Online Learning Instructional Design
Register at 22002799991701
Course Dates: Oct. 12-Nov. 15, 2016
Credit(s): 2