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2016

Join us for #eMINTS Tweet Week!

Join us for #eMINTS Tweet Week!

Help us celebrate Connected Educator Month by joining us for eMINTS Tweet Week!

Educators everywhere are encouraged to tweet on Oct. 17-21 for this exciting opportunity to connect on Twitter. Participants will engage in collegial sharing, reflective thinking, and inspirational discussions prompted by 5 daily topics dedicated to digital education.

To follow along, simply use the search feature in Twitter to view posts with the hashtag #eMINTS! To JOIN in, tweet out each day on the following topics while using the hashtags specified:

  • Oct 17: Motivate Monday (#emints #MotivateMon)
    • Share a motivational quote!
  • Oct 18: Transform Tuesday (#emints #TransformTues)
    • Share something you tried that transformed/transforms how we teach.
  • Oct 19: Wednesday Wisdom (#emints #WedWisdom)
    • How do you use Twitter to share student success?
  • Oct 20: Throwback Thursday (#emints #TBT)
    • How much have you grown since you first started educating?
  • Oct 21: Friday Follow (#emints #FF)
    • Who should we follow? Recommend someone from your PLN.

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New ISTE Aligned Courses + Save on Fall PD

New ISTE Aligned Courses + Save on Fall PD

desigthinkingeLearning for Educators is offering three brand new courses this fall, in addition to several popular courses from recent semesters. Design Thinking in the Classroom will give K-12 teachers in any subject area a structured way to support students in approaching and solving real-world problems by teaching them the Design Thinking Model. Empowering Learners with PBL will discuss the essential elements of project-based learning, how to design student-centered PBL experiences, and how to use technology to enhance PBL. It’s designed for K-12 teachers in any discipline area and will provide the chance to connect PBL to content-area standards. Innovative Teacher Leaders in the Digital Age will enable participants to develop a personal PLN, explore the many roles teachers play in their school community, discover resources for educational trends, and more.

eMINTS eLearning professional development courses start October 5, 2016. To register or read course descriptions, visit our online registration site.

Get $20 off or BOGO 50% off

We are offering up two last-minute discounts for fall semester!

  1. Take $20 off your total by entering code KICKOFF2016 at checkout!
  2. Take one course, get a second course for 50% off! No code needed – select BOGO 50% off option during registration!
    Both discounts are good until further notice and cannot be combined.

REGISTER NOW!

For questions, contact elearning@emints.org.

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Come see eMINTS at #MOREnet2016!

See eMINTS at #MOREnet2016!

Join eMINTS from October 10-13, 2016 in Osage Beach, MO for the 2016 MOREnet Annual Conference. eMINTS staff will be presenting in room 76 on Oct 10 and Oct 12. See the full eMINTS room schedule at https://goo.gl/MCei8Y!

For more information and how to register, visit the MOREnet Annual Conference registration site at https://goo.gl/lBfQH0.

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2016

Fall Registration is now open for eMINTS Online PD!

Registration for the Fall Semester of eMINTS eLearning is now open!

Courses start October 5, 2016. Register for courses here.

Course offerings for the Fall 2016 semester include the following:

  • Going Visual: Using and Creating Infographics for Learning
  • Effective K-12 Online Instruction
  • Digital Age Learning With iPads
  • Early Childhood Learning with iPads
  • Innovative Teacher Leaders in the Digital Age (New!)
  • Design Thinking in the Classroom (New!)
  • Empowering Learners with PBL (New!)

Follow us on Twitter at @elearn4edu for discount codes and updates!

Click for more information about the eMINTS eLearning program.

Click for information about taking our courses for graduate credit.

Register for Fall eLearning Courses Starting Aug 24

Registration for the Fall Semester of eMINTS eLearning Opens August 24

Registration opens August 24, 2016. Courses start October 5, 2016.

Course offerings for the Fall 2016 semester include the following:

  • Going Visual: Using and Creating Infographics for Learning
  • Effective K-12 Online Instruction
  • Digital Age Learning With iPads
  • Early Childhood Learning with iPads
  • Innovative Teacher Leaders in the Digital Age (New!)
  • Design Thinking in the Classroom (New!)
  • Empowering Learners with PBL (New!)

Follow us on Twitter at @elearn4edu for discount codes and updates!

Click for more information about the eMINTS eLearning program.

Click for information about taking our courses for graduate credit.

2016

Register now for Code4Edu course starting Aug 24!

Register now for Code4Edu course starting Aug 24!

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Computational Thinking and Simulations in the Classroom combines technology and content using game design to teach computational/critical thinking and problem solving literacy. Participants will begin simulation design and learn how to teach it using AgentCubes Online provided by AgentSheets Inc. Teachers will develop experience, confidence, and resources for teaching students to design games and simulations.

Through this course, you will experience simulation design which will progress students ability to think critically and computationally and develop problem solving. Participants will contribute to weekly discussions with fellow participants that will build upon the week’s topic. Upon successful completion of this course you will learn how simulation creation can help in differentiating and expanding learning for students, as well as have a lesson and examples for classroom implementation.

Computational Thinking and Simulations in the Classroom begins Wednesday, Aug. 24 and runs through Oct. 11. Click to register.

Up to 30 seats and included software are available for this course at no cost to participants, thanks to a Google Grant.

This course is worth two graduate credit hours when participants enroll through a participating graduate institution for an additional fee. For more information about graduate credit, see http://elearningmo.org/graduate-credit.

Computational Thinking and Simulations in the Classroom is part of the eMINTS eLearning: eLearn to Code suite of courses. Check back for more courses and offerings in coming semesters.

2016

You’re Invited: Join us 5/11 for Gift Announcement

You’re Invited: Join eMINTS on 5/11 for Gift Announcement

GIFT ANNOUNCEMENT

Please join us for an MU gift announcement 

celebrating a public/private partnership for the 

College of Education

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Columns Room C

Reynolds Alumni Center

The University of Missouri

Reception to follow

2016

Summer eLearning registration now open! Flash sale today only!

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Registration for eMINTS eLearning is NOW OPEN.

FLASH SALE TODAY APRIL 27 ONLY: BUY ONE COURSE GET ONE 50% OFF. SELECT BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF WHEN REGISTERING.

Course offerings for summer semester include the following:

  • Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms (Intel)
  • Chromebooks in the Classroom    
  • Digital Age Learning with iPads
  • Google Tools for Schools
  • More Google Tools for Schools
  • Online Tools for Digital Age Learning
  • The Role of Questions in an Early Childhood Classroom

Register now!

These facilitated, asynchronous courses begin June 8, 2016 and run until July 26, 2016.

Follow us on Twitter at @elearn4edu for discount codes and updates!

Click for more information about the eMINTS eLearning program.

Click for information about taking our courses for graduate credit.

Roanoke eMINTS Educators Recognized by U of A

Roanoke eMINTS Educators Recognized by University of Alabama

  • Congrats to Mrs. Jennifer Gilbert Kirby! The Office of Research on Teaching in the Disciplines in the College of Education at The University of Alabama has selected a lesson plan submission by Jennifer Kirby, a teacher at Handley High School, for our 2016 Award for Excellence in Teaching Science. (She’s in #eMINTS Roanoke Cohort and wrote her lesson as part of an #eMINTS lesson planning unit.)
  • Congrats to Ms Sherry Tennant Davis! Ms Davis, a teacher at Knight Enloe School, has been selected as the recipient of an Honorable Mention Award for Excellence in Teaching Science by the Office of Research on Teaching in the Disciplines at the University of Alabama. (Ms Davis is an #eMINTS Certified Teacher)
  • Congrats Mrs Katie Tiner! The Office of Research on Teaching in the Disciplines at the University of Alabama is pleased to congratulate you as recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Social Studies Award.  Mrs Tiner is an #emints certified teacher & helps facilitate our 2nd eMINTS Cohort in Roanoke City Schools.
  • Congrats to Mrs Amanda Greer! The Office of Research on Teaching in the Disciplines at the University of Alabama is pleased to announce Ms. Amanda Greer of Handley Middle School is 2016 recipient of the Honorable Mention Award for Excellence in Cross Disciplinary Teaching. Mrs Mandi Head Greer is currently working toward becoming an #eMINTS Certified Teacher in the #eMINTS Cohort in Roanoke City Schools.

eMINTS School Spotlight: A Day in Kingston

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Featuring A Day in Kingston by student Katherine Hensley

In a little town, on a quiet road in Northwestern Missouri, sits an unassuming school building. The community has used this building for the last 140 years to provide their children with a quality education. This tradition of quality education is not only continuing, but Kingston 42 is leading the way in innovative educational practices.

Over the last two years, the teaching staff of this K-8 district has been receiving training through the eMINTS program. The staff focuses on maximizing the potential of all students through individualization, discovery learning, and integrating technology. The school has taken many steps forward. The latest example of this innovative thinking is the new schedule taking place in the 5th through 8th grade.

Gone are the days of the traditional departmentalized hourly schedule. The students are now provided a list of tasks that need to be accomplished during the school day. The students are equipped with laptops and are able to choose in what order they accomplish the assigned tasks. Students accomplish these tasks by working individually or collaboratively with peers and teachers. Throughout the day, teachers are available to provide individualized conferences, mini-lessons, and also schedule group meetings for direct instruction. Student achievement is continually monitored on a real time basis.

When the two lead teachers in this project were asked to create an article about what was happening in the school, they responded by having the students tell the story themselves. One student, reflecting on her experience at Kingston 42, wrote the following:

A Day in Kingston

By: Katherine Hensley
I have attended Kingston 42 Elementary since I was 3 years old. As I grew, so did the competence of my education. I am learning more now than I ever did last year, or any of the years prior. I feel the reason for my exceptional education is because of the constant evolution of teaching. I went from white boards to laptops, and the changes haven’t stopped there. We have no set schedules with the exceptions of recess, lunch, and any scheduled lectures/specials.  We are given assignments to complete by the end of the day. Attending this school has given me opportunities to earn my independence, teach myself how to manage my time wisely, and has given me a chance to explore new things.

With the school working toward truly maximizing the potential of all students and adults in the building, students are not only seeking and learning factual information but doing so in a manner that allows real world application. Students must seek information to accomplish a task, evaluate the information and source for validity, and then execute a plan to use that information to accomplish the assigned task. All these skills are what students of today will need to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Submitted by the staff of Kingston 42