Virtual School Meanderings

June 15, 2016

Coming Soon In June – Learn More

From our good friends at Wisconsin-Stout…

E-Learning and Online Teaching
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Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in e-learning settings. Become an effective online instructor.

 

About Us: The University of Wisconsin-Stout E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program specializes in highly personalized, discussion-based training in how to teach online.

 

Accreditation

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When you think about flipping a lesson or a class, you must, on some level, embrace the messiness of a dynamic learning environment. But that does not mean you lose control or let chaos rule your classroom. In fact, because there are so many variables in the flipped classroom, you need to be even more organized, and put systems in place to help you and your students focus on the learning.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

Plan now for a better classroom experience. 100% Online professional development at UW-Stout:

 

Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom

Online Course 2 graduate credits
Instructor: Maggie Rouman
Summer: EDUC 651 960 June 20 – July 29, 2016
Fall: EDUC 651 900 September 26 – November 4, 2016

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If you are reading this article, you’re most likely a traditional face-to-face educator that seeks advice on how to shift from traditional tearning to eLearning. You won’t be surprised to hear that online teaching and learning is quickly taking over, and that you really need to adapt if you want to transition to this new(ish) trend.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

Coline Christensen’s overview of effective online teaching practices is solid advice for novice and veteran online teachers.

 

(It was a nice surprise to see his recommendation for our E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate certificate as well!)

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We’re showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.

Maggie Rouman‘s insight:

Great resource for educators of all levels!

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The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Extended Learning has combined Peter Morville’s user experience (UX) honeycomb and Richard Mayer’s theory and research on the use of multimedia for learning, to create a well-designed set of guidelines for online course design. This should be compulsory reading/viewing for all instructors moving into online learning.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

As always, Bates serves us delicious food for thought.

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“As the digital economy transforms the workplace, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills become more important. This World Economic Forum report emphasizes the importance of skills such as collaboration, communication and problem solving and says that these will become ever more important as more traditional roles are mechanized.”

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

Social and Emotional Learning is at the heart of building a community of practice in an online environment.

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You don’t “find your calling,” you fight for it — and other lessons from people who found their passion (sometimes late in life).

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

I found my calling as a teacher when I as still in high school. It kept coming back. I once had a license plate holder that said “Born to Teach”.  After 25 years in public school classrooms I was worn out by the all the demands that were draining my teaching spirit.

 

Then I found my way to teaching online. Returning to school at age 50 was the key.  I fought for a better way to teach… and found it online. ~ Dennis

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Recent advances — such as the victory over a human Go champion — raise important questions about AI’s potential role in teaching and learning.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

As an online teacher and learner I’ve been working ‘IN’ a computer 20 years.  My work place is exponentially more interesting every day. The NPR article is a resource rich overview of how technology and education are transforming teaching and learning.   (Will you be frightened or intrigued by the ideas this piece unlocks?)

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Hurry! Starting Soon in June

 

EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/flippedclassroom.cfm
Instructor: Maggie Rouman
06/20/2016 – 07/29/2016
EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/safeschool.cfm
Instructor Shannon Mersand
06/20/2016 – 07/29/2016

 

EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators

http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/elearning.cfm
Instructor: Maggie Rouman
June 27 – August 19, 2016

EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning

http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/assessonlineclass.cfm
Instructor: Dr. Datta Kaur Khalsa
June 27 – August 19, 2016

EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning  http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/onlineclass.cfm
Instructor: Dr. Kay Lehmann
June 27 – August 19, 2016

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

Don’t miss your chance for Superb Online Professional Development Classes this Summer!  — Join us!

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It’s a monumental investment of time and money when you seek to hire quality faculty. There is no magic bullet or system of guarantees when you want to add the best of the best to your team. As a 20 year educational administrator, I understand the tremendous responsibility it is to secure high performing faculty.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

Most of you are looking for online teaching work. It helps to understand the hiring process from the administrative side of the desk.  The next time you get frustrated filling out long detailed applications, remember hiring is a ‘High Stakes” operation for all involved.

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“By creating screencast videos for feedback, online faculty are able to indicate specific needs for revision within student assignments, discuss possible approaches for revision, display assignment rubrics to specify criteria that are and are not being met, direct writers to online resources, and give “voiced” affirmations to developing writers” — Jodi Whitehurst, University of Arkansas-Beebe

Maggie Rouman‘s insight:

I often use screencasts to teach and give feedback to students. It’s a great way to personalize instruction!

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Required Experience
A minimum of a master’s degree in a related field
3 years of related professional experience
3 years of teaching experience highly desired
Higher education teaching and/or curricular experience
Certification in relevant field and/or significant experience in the professional field highly preferred

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

Here’s a ‘remote’ work from home job with WGU.  Solid employment in a rigorous program.

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Take a look at these LinkedIn profile, connection, and interaction mistakes, and if any ring true for you, resolve to make good today.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

If you are working online you have to use LinkedIn!

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How to Humanize Your Online Class – 2 | Piktochart Infographic Editor

Maggie Rouman‘s insight:

Great infographic!

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The key question we face is whether online learning should aim to replace teachers and instructors through automation, or whether technology should be used to empower not only teachers but also learners. Of course, the answer will always be a mix of both, but getting the balance right is critical.

Dennis T OConnor‘s insight:

I curate digital information. To do so I build and employ filters that help me sift through to find the gold.

 

One very simple filter is “When Tony Bates Talks — Listen.

 

Love him or hate him. Agree or Disagree. Bates will get you thinking as he supplies historical context along with his thought provoking ideas.

This email was sent to mkbarbour@gmail.com
University of Wisconsin-Stout · 712 South Broadway St · School of Education · Menomonie, Wi 54751 · USA

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