Course Catalog (header image contains teachers in a professional development workshop)
  • DCIU's department of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation is proud to bring you over 35 courses this fall to help your school or classroom embrace the latest research, practices, and technology to help your students perform and meet the needs of a 21st century world. If you have any questions about any of the trainings offered in this catalog or would like to learn more about DCIU's Department of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, please email tli@dciu.org.

     

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Fall 2018 Course Catalog

  • Unboxing Innovation (fee)

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 8/1/2018

    A series of professional development trainings where you'll not only learn how to use devices, but get to take them home with you, too!

    Trainings include:

    • Micro:bit
    • Sphero
    • Puzzlets
    • Dash
    • Cue
    • Ozobots
    • Rasberry Pi
    • Arduino
    • Bloxels
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  • AR/VR Workshop Series

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 8/1/2018

    In this workshop series, participants will be immersed in augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality tools. Participants will learn about the considerations necessary for successful implementation, how to connect the use of these tools to instructional practice, and how to create engaging, meaningful experiences for all learners. A variety of tools will be used throughout the workshop series so that participants develop a familiarity with numerous tools that can be used interchangeably depending upon the available resources within the school environment. Participants will be creating augmented reality experiences that can be used with students in the classroom immediately following the workshop conclusion. 

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  • An Introduction to Design Thinking (fee)

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 8/1/2018

    Participants will be introduced to design thinking by engaging with the terms, techniques, and thought patterns of successful innovators. This provides participants with the opportunity to rapidly experience design thinking and key innovation concepts in a short timeframe. Participants will come away with a real experience in design thinking, and the ability to apply these principles to the challenges of today.

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  • OER Workshop Series (fee)

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 8/1/2018

    In this workshop series, participants will receive an overview of the benefits of Open Educational Resources and how to implement those resources effectively. Over the course of the three session workshops, participants will work as district level teams to generate an action plan for evaluating, selecting, and implementing OER resources into the curriculum. District teams will identify targeted grade levels, subject areas, or courses to use as a starting point in launching OER, as well as work to create a structure for housing a curriculum repository that can be easily accessed by all faculty.

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  • An Introduction to Micro:bits

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 8/1/2018

    Participants will learn how to code using BBC/s tiny, programmable computer - Micro:bit. We will explore basic coding using your new Micro:bit. Bring a laptop or tablet to connect. Make it light up, create a game, or just explore all the cool things it can do! Micro:bit can be combined with accessories and making in the classroom to engage students in strong computational and design thinking. We will examine some of the many ways to bring Micro:but into your school and classroom.

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  • Tinker Before you 3D Print

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 8/1/2018

    Have you head and seen all the great things you can make with a 3D printer? Aren't sure where to start? This workshop will introduce you to Tinkcad, an easy, browser-based 3D design and modeling tool. Learn the basics of 3D design and let your imagination and creativity guide you through this session. Develop the skills and understanding necessary for bringing 3D printing into your classroom.

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  • Introduction to PBL Kits

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 8/1/2018

    This workshop will introduce participants to the Project Based Learning Kits available for lending through the STEM Lending Library. Participants will receive an overview of the PBL and how it can be used in the classroom. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to walk through the PBL kit materials and practice creating solutions to the challenge presented in each kit. This training will satisfy the requirement for lending once a signed policy document has been received from the school or district.

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  • Storytelling through Game Design: Bloxels in the Classroom (fee)

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 8/1/2018

    Participants will jump right in and explore Bloxels by examining pre-built games and building a starter game of their own. We will continue to build and play as we discuss how Bloxels can be used as a trans-disciplinary storytelling tool in any classroom.

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  • GameSalad: App Building for All

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 8/1/2018

    This workshop is designed to give teachers an introductory experience with the GameSalad platform. Principles of gamification will be discussed, teachers will experience the tutorial to create an app which can be pushed out to Apple, Android, and Amazon devices. No programming experience is needed!

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  • An Introduction to LocoRobo

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 8/1/2018

    Participants in this session will learn how to use the LocoRobo tools such as the LocoDrone and LocoExtreme robot in the classroom. Participants will gain practice in blocked-based coding and/or Python as they create programs to control the LocoDrone and LocoExtreme robot. Suggestions for classroom implementation and integration will be shared.

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