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Professional learning series | spring 2014
a School of Innovation and Design
Innovation and design go hand in
hand when creating a flexible and sustainable digital age learning environment.
Explore what one school community is doing to help equip students for
Digital Storytelling in Classrooms
Plan a successful digital storytelling lesson that helps students use
analysis and critical thinking skills to develop a story arc, write a
screenplay, and direct and produce a final product.
Mobile, Makers, and Science Education
When mobile learning meets making, sparks fly. Help students engage with STEM
through problem-based learning, discovery, exploration and hands-on building.
the Core: Assessing Minecraft for Learning
Harness the power of Minecraft with strategies for aligning learning in this
virtual envionronment to the Common Core and ISTE Standards — all while
developing students' computational thinking skills.
Students Globally with Video Everywhere: BYOV
Learn how to create global learning experiences using both traditional and
emerging collaborative technologies, and discover the latest research about the
impact of global collaboration.
in Education: Just A Fad or a Taste of the Future?
Explore the cutting edge of 3D design, 3D printing and stereoscopic 3D in
education. Is it just a fad or the future of interactive learning? You
Innovation: Stories of Four Teacher Preparation Programs that Teach Mobile
Should teacher educators use unproven disruptive innovations such as mobile
learning to prepare teachers? See what a national study on the use of mobile
devices in teacher prep programs uncovered.
Learning Technology Initiative: When Does an Initiative Stop Being an
Get an inside peek at the evolution of Maine's statewide 1:1 initiative, now in
its 12th year, and see where this long-running program is heading.
All Learners with the iPad
Explore the iPad's Universal Design for Learning features — including text to
speect, screen reader, closed captioning support and more — and learn how to
leverage this powerful device to meet the needs of all learners.
The LA Story
You've heard about the famed Los Angeles iPad rollout. But do you know all
the facts? Get the inside scoop from the initiative's director, Bernadette
Not Too Little to Learn: Using Technologies with
From interface to content, learn what to look for when choosing and applying
technology in an early learning environment.
Taking the First Steps Toward Integrating Technology
into Your Elementary Classroom
In what areas are you ready to weave technology into instruction? Get your
feet wet with tech integration by discovering easy ways to start going
Someday/Monday: From Incremental to Transformational
Incremental steps toward tech integration lead to big transformation. Find
out how to apply models such as the flipped classroom to begin moving toward a
bigger vision of transformed education.
Computational Thinking for All
Most career paths involve computer science to some
degree. Discover why computational thinking is a critical part of every
curriculum and explore how it might affect K-12 education.
What is Augmented Reality and How Does it Support
Special Education Students?
Explore the power of augmented reality in supporting students with special
needs, and find tools to help you meed the needs of all