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Design Thinking Workshop from Teach Thought Professional Development
Schedule a one- or two-day workshop to learn how design thinking can be use to improve classroom instruction and school wide issues. More details...
Creating Inclusive Maker Programs and Environments
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
3 hours | 40 participants maximum
2:00 – 5:00 | University of California, Irvine. Student Center. Room TBA |
The maker movement emphasizes learning through making. With its roots in the do-it-yourself culture, making can span low-tech activities, such as crafting and sewing, to high-tech activities such as 3D printing or laser cutting. Maker activities and programs have been used in
schools, in libraries, in museums, and in a variety of other environments. This workshop focuses on how to leverage such making to be inclusive of a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. It is a hands-on workshop to design maker activities, opportunities, and environments that connect to a variety of non-dominant communities, and will explore a variety of ways that programs and
spaces can be designed for inclusive learning.
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The conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, focused on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialog and linking theory, empirical study, policy, and practice.
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Taking Charge of Social Media
KQED Teach Self-Paced Online Course
5 Lessons in Module
"The ultimate goal of KQED Teach is to inspire teachers to integrate media literacy into their learning environments in meaningful and engaging ways, and share the stories of those experiences with the KQED Teach community.
Here you will find resources to begin thinking about the ways in which the media literacy concepts you learned about in the Taking Charge of Social Media course fit with your curriculum, as well as some strategies for aligning media with the instruction you are already providing. Dive in. Take a chance. Embrace the opportunities that present themselves to learn with your students. And, tell us about it."
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How to Learn Math: for Teachers
Stanford Online -- Open
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to Saturday, December 31, 2016
The course is $125 for individuals who self-register using this website. No other materials or textbooks need to be purchased.
Group registration is available by sending a list of participants' names and email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups are eligible for discounted tuition based on the number of participants, as outlined below:
Explore the new research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Whether you are a teacher preparing to implement the new Common Core State Standards, a parent wanting to give your children the best math start in life, an administrator wanting to know ways to encourage math teachers or another helper of math learners, this course will help you. The sessions are all interactive and include various thinking tasks to promote active engagement - such as reflecting on videos, designing lessons, and discussing ideas with peers.
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Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections
Insights drawn from neuroscience not only provide educators with a scientific basis for understanding some of the best practices in teaching, but also offer a new lens through which to look at the problems teachers grapple with every day. By gaining insights into how the brain works—and how students actually learn—teachers will be able to create their own solutions to the classroom challenges they face and improve their practice.
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Nano-Professional Development: 20 Quick Courses For Teachers
Short on time! These curated short courses from Teach thought is an awesome way to start professional development for teachers at all levels.
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Introduction to PBL & Best Practices
This course "is a self-paced, stand-alone PD course that introduces teachers to the principles, practices and instructional benefits of Project Based Learning (PBL). Available for teachers at all levels of training, you will learn the basics of PBL and best practices for putting the principles of PBL to work in your classroom for student success."
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Understand the theory and practice of negotiation and conflict resolution to build a practical framework.
Modestly Priced, Online Basic Social Media Courses
Storytelling for Change
Instructor: Richard Richards,
A free course from Acumen
Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design
A free course from Acumen
Creating Effective Online and Blended Courses
Self-paced modules with no deadlines! "Materials will be available indefinitely for you to work through on your own schedule. The eight modules can be completed in any order and should serve as a resource for you during the creation of your online course."
Creativity, Innovation and Change
The Pennsylvania State University
Now we’re back to help you develop your creative potential, so you can enhance and transform your business, your community, and your personal life.
Self-paced Course (Coursera)