Summer 2011 Mini-Session

Jul 6 – Aug 23

(unless noted)

 

Click the Course Name below for a short course overview ... or sign is as a Guest to our Moodle website by clicking "Login as a guest" then clicking  Guest Access" at the upper right of the page to preview the courses in greater detail. By clicking the next link, you can view a short Moodle Tutorial from our friends at EDC.  Most of our courses are 6-weeks long and earn 30 clock hours.

 

EDU4401E    Wequests & Hotlists for Beginners

EDU4414E    Cell Phones as Learning Tools

EDU4461E    APTPlus – A Treasure Trove of Online Resources

EDU4465E    Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and Skype

ELA2451E     Easy and Fun Ways to Unlock the 4 Modes of Writing (ES)        

ELA3411E     Using Memoir to Nurture & Inspire Successful Writers (MS)        

 

 

School and District Leaders to earn a PLU with additional work

 

EDU5503E    Internet Safety in Schools  (starts Jun 29 and ends Aug 16)

 

 

Summer 2011

Jun 1 – Jul 19

(unless noted)

 

Click the Course Name below for a short course overview ... or sign is as a Guest to our Moodle website by clicking "Login as a guest" then clicking  Guest Access" at the upper right of the page to preview the courses in greater detail. By clicking the next link, you can view a short Moodle Tutorial from our friends at EDC.  Most of our courses are 6-weeks long and earn 30 clock hours.

 

 

21st Century Classroom

 

EDU4401E    Wequests & Hotlists for Beginners

EDU4403E    Designing a Virtual Field Trip

EDU4407E    Special Students and UDL

EDU4408E    Learning and Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools

EDU4414E    Cell Phones as Learning Tools

EDU4461E    Explore APTPlus – A Treasure Trove of Digital Resources

EDU4462E    Using Google Docs in the Classroom

EDU4465E    Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and Skype

EDU4473E    Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, and Teacher Tube

EDU4499E    Teaching Your First ELLs

EDU6611E    Becoming an Online Facilitator (10 wks)

 

Early Childhood (hosted by APTV)

 

APT1102     Creating a Language Rich Environment         

APT1103     Early Childhood Book Reading Practices

 

NBCT and Intel® Courses

 

EDU4452     Intel® Classroom Assessment      

EDU4458     Intel® Collaboration in the Digital Classroom

EDU4459     Intel® Project Based Approaches      

NBCT101     National Board Pre-Candidacy Course

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary School

 

ELA2411E     Reading Comprehension Skills in Elementary Schools        

MTH2511E    Using Models to Understand Fractions

REA2451E    Reading First: Supporting Early Reading Instruction

SCI3661E      Earth Science for K-2

SCI3662E      Earth Science for 3-5

 

           

 

Middle/High School

 

ELA3411E     Reading Comprehension Skills in Middle School

HIS3712E      The Cold War - Using the Media to Teach History

MTH3511E    Proportional Reasoning for Grades 6-8

REA3465E     Make Every Teen a 21st C. Reader w/Web 2.0 Skills

SCI3653E      Life Science for 6-8

 

 

School and District Leaders

           

EDU5501E    Data-Based School Reform

EDU5502E    Planning for Curriculum Integration of Technology

EDU5503E    Internet Safety in Schools

EDU5504E    Smart Budgeting for Technology

EDU5505E    Leading Schools in a Web 2.0 World

EDU5506E    Developing and Growing Personal Learning Networks

EDU5507E    Special Students in Regular Classrooms: UDL

EDU5508E    Using Google to Become a 21st Century Administrator

 

 

Those wishing to earn PLUs for the School and District Leaders courses above must follow a     6-month, multi-step process:

 

  1. They must use STIPD to register for one of the EDU55xx courses above.
  2. They must successfully complete and receive credit in STIPD for the course.
  3. They must return to their school/district and plan for changes based on what they learned in the EDU55xx course. Those not in a position to make changes may formulate the plan as a proposal.
    1. Identify a problem in the area of the course
    2. Devise a solution to the problem
    3. Create an implementation plan or implementation proposal
    4. Use the PLU ACTION PLAN TEMPLATE to describe the entire process
    5. This project may be an outgrowth of the EDU55xx end of course project but it cannot be a repeat and reworking.
    6. The PLU is for school and district leaders – keep that in mind as you create your PLU project … creating an innovative lesson for your classroom is not sufficient (a school or grade wide innovation may be sufficient).
  4. They must prepare a presentation that showcases their plan and results  in an up-loadable multi-media format (PowerPoint, Photostory, website, video, Wiki, etc.)
  5. They must use STIPD to register for the corresponding 3-week PLUACLDxxx showcase course listed below 6-months after taking the EDU55xx course (EDU55xx  in Feb, Jun, or Oct ; PLUACLDxxx in Aug, Dec, or Apr, respectively).
  6. The PLUACLDxxx course requires them to:
    1. Post their end of course project for the original EDU55xx course in week 1.
    2. Post their showcase (plan and presentation) on their small group discussion forum in week 1.
    3. Review and Critique the showcases of their classmates in their assigned small groups (no more than 3) in week 2.
    4. Revise their showcase and project as required in week 2.
    5. Post their revised showcase and project in week 3.
    6. Review and critique at least two of the revised showcases in week 3.

Upon completion of all these requirements, they will receive 1 PLU credit in STIPD … eLearning can create STIPD accounts for those who do not have access to STIPD.

Upon completion of all these requirements, they will receive 1 PLU credit in STIPD.. eLearning can create STIPD accounts for those who do not have access to STIPD.

 

 

PLUACLD020     PLUASIL 1 ACLD, e-Learning for Educators, EDU5501E

PLUACLD038     PLUASIL 6 ACLD, e-Learning for Educators, EDU5502E

PLUACLD039     PLUASIL 6 ACLD, e-Learning for Educators, EDU5503E

PLUACLD040     PLUASIL 6 ACLD, e-Learning for Educators, EDU5504E

PLUACLD021     PLUASIL 6 ACLD, e-Learning for Educators, EDU5505E

PLUACLD073     PLUASIL 6 ACLD, e-Learning for Educators, EDU5506E

PLUACLD041     PLUASIL 6 ACLD, e-Learning for Educators, EDU5507E

PLUACLD072     PLUASIL 6 ACLD, e-Learning for Educators, EDU5508E

 

 

School Counselors (4 week courses – 20 hours)

 

CCTI101E     Building a College-Going Culture for All Students (Jun 1)

CCTI202E     College, Career, and Academic Planning (Jul 6)

CCTI303E     Financial Aid and College Applications (Aug 3)

 

 

 

Keys to Success Taking eLearning Courses

 

The courses are structured in weekly sessions (one orientation week plus six academic weeks) - each week begins on Wednesday. Each session has assignments for you to complete ... readings, activities, discussion questions. After you finish the reading assignments (Wed, day 1), sit back and reflect on what you’ve read. Complete the activities (Thu, day 2) and spend some more time reflecting on what you already knew and what you may have learned from the readings and activities. On Fri, day 3, contemplate your original post (thread) to the discussion question and post it to the weekly discussion forum. On Sat, day 4, read posts of your classmates and reply to two or three that appeal to you. That's how the learning is done. No need to be online at any given time on any given day - but you should spend about 3-4 hours a week reading, doing activities, reflecting, composing, posting, replying. You must complete the weekly assignments in the assigned week. You must successfully complete 6 of 7 weekly assignments AND complete the course project to receive credit for the course – course projects are due within 30 days of the course end dates (extensions can be granted on a case-by-case basis).

 

 

Registration Procedures

 

You can register online through STI PD for any of our online teacher professional development courses by following these simple instructions (or contact us if you do not have STI PD access):

 

  1. Go to https://pdweb.alsde.edu/pdweb/ for the STI PD registration page.
  2. Enter your USERNAME (you can obtain it from your central office).
  3. Enter your PASSWORD (you can obtain it from your central office).
  4. Choose the correct LEA from the drop-down list.
  5. Select the PD TITLES tab from those across the top of the page.
  6. Select the link SEARCH THE PD TITLE CATALOG.
  7. Enter the course number in the box along the right margin labeled PD TITLE NUMBER then click the SEARCH NOW button at the bottom of the page.
  8. After the course description appears, select the link LIST under VIEW SCHEDULE along the right hand margin.
  9. Scroll down the list of sessions until they find the session you wish to enroll in.
  10. Select the ENROLL NOW button associated with your chosen session.