Registration for summer eLearning now open


Registration is officially open for the eMINTS eLearning summer. Courses begin June 10, 2015.

Course offerings for summer semester include the following:

  • Chromebooks in the Classroom (New!)
  • More Google Tools for Schools (New!)
  • Going Visual: Using and Creating Infographics for Learning (New!)
  • Classroom Management
  • Designing Meaningful Digital Learning (New Winter 2015)
  • Early Childhood: Learning with iPads (updated for iOS 8)
  • Getting Started in the School Library Profession
  • Going Mobile K-12
  • Google Tools for Schools
  • Project Based Approaches (Intel)
  • The Role of Questions in an Early Childhood Classroom(New Winter 2015)

Click for more information about the eMINTS eLearning program.

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eLearning: Register for summer starting 4/29

Summer is right around the corner, which means registration will be opening soon for the summer semester of eMINTS eLearning for Educators online courses. Registration will officially open on April 29, 2015 and courses will begin June 10, 2015. See course list below. Courses are now $200 per courseFor more information, visit theeLearning website or contact

Online Courses Offered for Summer 2015*:

  • More Google Tools for Schools — NEW!
  • Chromebooks in the Classroom — NEW!
  • Going Visual: Using and Creating Infographics for Learning — NEW!
  • Designing Meaningful Digital Learning: Not Your 90s Webquest — NEW!
  • Getting Started in the School Library Profession
  • Going Mobile K-12: Capturing the Power of Smart Phones, Tablets, Apps and More
  • Google Tools for Schools
  • Early Childhood: Learning With iPads (Updated for iOS 8)
  • Classroom Management
  • Project-Based Approaches (Intel)

*Course list and names subject to change



Digital Learning Day is March 13

The eMINTS National Center is proud to support Digital Learning Day on March 13! Each year, thousands of teachers and education leaders, and millions of students from all fifty states and the District of Columbia participate in an activity on Digital Learning Day.

From classroom activities to district-wide initiatives, Digital Learning Day events are diverse and share the goals of encouraging innovation, supporting teachers, and spreading best practices for the use of technology in schools.

Here are a few resources to help you celebrate Digital Learning Day:

Thanks for helping celebrate!


Celebrate CSEdWeek with the Hour of Code and AgentCubes!

Next week, Dec 8-14, 2014, begins Computer Science Education Week and “The Hour of Code”, a global movement giving every student an opportunity to try computer science for one hour.

For the second year in a row, our partners at the University of Colorado Boulder invite you to participate in the Hour of Code with AgentCubes, an easy-to-use 3D game design & programming tool. In the one hour AgentCubes activity, every child age 10 and up can create a 3D “Frogger” game, even without any prior 3D programming experience. Teachers require minimal preparation before using the activity in class.

In as little as one hour, your students will code, play, and share their games with children from around the world, all guided by the interactive instructional video. Students start programming in the first couple of minutes of the activity. Check out AgentCubes Hour of Code activity page for more information and to access the activity planning sheet for teachers and the printable tutorial.

For more information on the hour of code and how to participate, visit

Hour of Code AgentCubes animated gif


eMINTS Welcomes Dan Rothstein as Keynote in 2015

eMINTS is excited to announce that the keynote speaker for the 15th Annual eMINTS Conference will be renowned author and educator Dan Rothstein.

Dan RothsteinDan Rothstein, Co-Founder of the Right Question Institute (RQI), has spent many years learning from the people with whom he has worked all over the U.S. and beyond. Dan’s work in the field has been complemented by academic experiences as a student at Harvard College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he also was a Teaching Fellow and an Editor of the Harvard Educational Review. Dan was also a Fulbright Scholar and one of very few non-academics to be chosen as a National Academy of Education Spencer Fellow.  Dan is co-author of Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Rothstein & Santana, 2011), one of Harvard Education Press’ all-time bestsellers.  Dan’s unusual, interactive keynote sessions are universally valued for how they combine active learning opportunities with theoretical analysis and concrete examples of how the Right Question Strategy helps teachers gain greater joy from their teaching as students become more engaged and thoughtful learners.

2015 Keynote sessions with Dan Rothstein:

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1 pm: “An Overlooked Foundation for Educational Success: Students Learning to Ask Their Own Questions”
  • Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9 am: “A Simple Decision-Making Framework that leads to Widespread Commitment to School Improvement”

In addition to Rothstein’s two keynote addresses, there will also be many engaging, hands-on workshops and breakout sessions to choose from. Registration opens soon!

Visit the 2015 Conference page for more information.

eMINTS Conference: Submit presentation proposals by 11/10/14

It’s not too late to submit a proposal to present at the 2015 eMINTS Conference! 

Join eMINTS as a presenter at the 15th Annual eMINTS Conference, taking place February 26-27, 2015, in Columbia, MO. We are looking for 1-hour and 2-hour presentations.  Don’t miss your chance to present! Proposals must be submitted by Monday, November 10, 2014. For more details and to submit, visit the Call for Presentations page. 

Benefits of presenting?

  • Presenters receive one free registration to the conference!
  • Certified eMINTS instructional specialists can earn 2 recertification units by presenting at the eMINTS conference.
  • Present alongside the 2015 Keynote Speaker, Dan Rothstein, author of Make One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions!

Thank you for your submissions! We look forward to seeing you in 2015!



eMINTS at the MOREnet Conference!

Join eMINTS at the MOREnet Conference 2014 on October 27 & 28 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO. We will be leading a number of exciting sessions:

Monday, October 27, 2014 in the Polo Room

  • The Amazing App Smashing Challenge (9:30 – 10:20) – Amy Blades
  • Shake Things up with Maker Camp (10:30 – 11:20) – Jen Foster
  • eMINTS Academy (12:30 – 1:20) Doug Caldwell and eMINTS staff
  • Geocaching for the Classroom (1:30-3:20) – Michelle Kendrick

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in the Polo Room

  • Questioning for Active Classroom Engagement (9:00am – 9:50) – Debbie Perkins & Terri Brines
  • Engagement through Inquiry (10:00 – 10:50) Doug Caldwell & Carla Chaffin
  • Got Game? (Coding with Kids) (11:00am – 11:50) – Carla Chaffin
  • LEGO Cinema (1:00-1:50) – Christie Terry
  • Curation & Creation with YouTube (2:00pm – 2:50pm) – Amy Blades

Click here to register and for more information about the sessions and times.

Register before September 29, 2014 to get the early bird discount!

Call for presentations: 2015 eMINTS Conference

Got a bright idea? We want to hear it!

Submit a presentation proposal for the 15th annual eMINTS conference, held February 26-27, 2015, in Columbia, MO. We are looking for 1-hour and 2-hour presentations that both inform and captivate.

Click here to submit your presentation proposal.

Please direct questions to the eMINTS National Center office at (573) 884-7202 or