Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Blended Learning

Below is the slideshare for our Blended Learning presentation at Keystone TIC:

Keystone TIC Sessions

We are presenting at the Keystone TIC conference!  Come check out our booth, or attend one of our sessions:

Blended Learning - 10:15 Tuesday in Salon A
Description: Schools across Iowa are transforming their classroom by blending online and face-to-face learning. In this session we will give an overview of the basic features of blended learning and demonstrate several blended classes from Iowa teachers.

Moodle in Your Classroom - 10:00 Wednesday in Meeting Room 6
Description: This session will demonstrate the AEA K-12 Online Moodle learning management system (LMS), which is available for free to all Iowa teachers. By the end of the session, participants will have their very own course-space, and access to the statewide e-curriculum. For experienced Moodle users, we will also demonstrate the new features on the Moodle system.

Personalized Learning and the New Student Learning System - 1:15 Wednesday in Salon C
Description: AEA PD Online is debuting its first-of-its-kind student personalized learning system this fall. This system allows schools to create a variety of online, personalized learning opportunities for students, accessing the statewide catalog of content, assessments, and performance tasks. Participants attending this session will come away with access and the knowledge on how to set up their own personalized learning opportunities for students.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Examining Series of Courses Start June 11

One week from today, a large set of Candice Benjamin and Frank Ogden's "Examining" online courses start.  There is still room in the courses, so be sure to check them out!

Those familiar with AEA PD Online will recognize Candice and Frank.  They are pioneers in the area of online professional development in Iowa, having created online courses for over 7 years.  They also have been offering courses through AEA PD Online since our inception in May of 2011.

The series of courses have a well-built pattern that makes them a favorite of teachers.  Indeed, many teachers have liked their initial online learning experience so much that they then take the rest of the series!

Each course examines a hot topic in education, and supplements extensive participant discussion with a book from a leading researcher.  Courses are typically 3 credit hours (though some are smaller).

For more information on Candice and Frank, check out their website.  To register for the courses, click on the links below (all start June 11th!):

Examining: Bullying from Both Sides
Examining: Engaging Troubling Students -- A Constructivist Approach
Examining: Fierce Teaching
Examining: How the Special Needs Brain Learns
Examining: Overcoming Dyslexia
Examining: Secrets of the Teenage Brain
Examining: Words to Life -- Robust Vocabulary Instruction

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Self-Paced Courses are here!

Today is the day!  AEA PD Online introduces its first two Self-Paced Courses: Digital Citizenship and Using Iowa AEA Online's Resources.

You can start these courses any time you would like.  There is no need to wait for the next section.

And you can proceed at any pace you would like as well.  Want to finish it all right away in a weekend?  You can!  Or want to come back to it as you have time throughout your summer?  You can do that as well.

Each course has several self-paced modules on different topics, as well as different cumulative activities to explore your learning.  And each course is available for one license renewal credit for a low price of $60.

See our online training system for details on how to register!