Friday, April 28, 2017

June Online Classes: Have some fun, jump in and learn!

Learn by Doing! Great Professional Development




TUITION

There is no tuition increase for Summer 2017. Tuition remains at $435 per graduate credit hour ($1305 per course). Tuition is due in mid-July.

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EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/flippedclassroom.cfm
Instructor: Maggie Rouman
0619/2017 - 07/28/2017

EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/elearning.cfm
Instructor: Maggie Rouman
June 5 - July 28, 2017

EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/assessonlineclass.cfm
Instructor: Maggie Rouman
June 26 - August 18, 2017

EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/onlineclass.cfm
Instructor: Dr. MaryRuth Hicks
June 26 - August 18, 2016

EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/safeschool.cfm
Instructor: Shannon Mersand
June 19 - JUly 28, 2017

EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/maker.cfm 
Instructor: Shannon Mersand
Summer: June 5 - July 28, 2017

EDUC 640 Poverty in Schools: Working with At-Risk Students
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/poverty.cfm
Instructor: Jamison Patrick
Summer: June 19 - July 28, 2017

EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/games-for-learning-and-assessment.cfm
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning
Summer: July 5 - July 28, 2017

EDUC 653 Middle School Through Adult Writing Instruction
EDUC 654 PK Through Elementary Writing Instruction
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/traits.cfm
Instructor: Renee Williams
Summer: June 26 - August 18, 2017

EDUC 659 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math (gr. 6-8)
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/middlemath.cfm
Instructor: Alan Campbell
Summer: June 5 - July 28, 2017

EDUC 664 Teaching K-12 Computational Thinking
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/computer-coding.cfm
Instructor: Shelley Lee
Summer: June 12 - August 4, 2017

EDUC 652 Universal Design - Accessibility
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/universal-design.cfm
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning
Summer: June 12 - July 21, 2017

EDUC 642 Teaching Digital Media Literacy  - The Power of Primary Sources
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/primarysources.cfm
Instructor: Mary Alice Anderson
Summer: June 12 - July 28, 2017

How to Apply

E-Mail me (oconnord@uwstout.edu) or
E-Mail Darci Ward (outreachreg@uwstout.edu)
or Register Online  http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/register.cfm

Frequently Asked Questions

Don't hesitate to email (oconnord@uwstout.edu ) or call my cell: 530-318-1145

I'm looking forward to hearing from you tonight or tomorrow.

Have a wonderful week!

Dennis,

Dennis O'Connor
Program Advisor
E-Learning & Online Teaching
School of Education
Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Wisconsin's Polytechnic University
530-318-1145 (West Coast Cell)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Take the Plunge! Summer Online Professional Development

Summer Time: Dive In!

Enroll today for great online professional development

Hurry! Starting Soon! Enroll Today!





































Just a small sample:

EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/flippedclassroom.cfm Instructor: Maggie Rouman 

EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/safeschool.cfm Instructor Shannon Mersand 

EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/elearning.cfm Instructor: Maggie Rouman 

EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/assessonlineclass.cfm Instructor: Maggie Rouman 

EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning   http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/onlineclass.cfm Instructor: Dr.MaryRuth Hicks

Comprehensive List of All Summer Courses: 

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Instructional Design for E-Learning

    Instructional Design for Online Learning

    EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-Learning

    Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
    Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning

    Summer: EDUC 763 960 May 1 – June 23, 2017
    • Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.
    • There is no registration fee and no program application.
    • E-textbook provided after you login to the course.

    You will

    • Write measurable instructional objectives.
    • Generate assessment ideas for online or blended course.
    • Select tools and strategies that support engagement.
    • Apply principles of brain processing.
    • Evaluate best practices in design.
    • Incorporate universal design and accessibility principles.
    • Design with Horton’s three types of activities: absorb, do, connect.
    • Design conceptually powerful curriculum materials.
    This course focuses on instructor-led and facilitated methods more than self-paced/ computer-based training.
    Enroll in the course to meet your goals for 
    • professional development
    • continuing education
    • license renewal
    • graduate credits to transfer to another university
    • an elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree.
    This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program and is the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate.

    E-textbook

    An e-textbook will be provided after you login to the course. 

    Description

    Learn how to create online courses that work efficiently. By understanding how people learn and how to design the experience conceptually and aesthetically, you can shape an effective and engaging learning experience. The course also addresses blended learning environments, synchronous and asynchronous concerns, the use of a variety of media such as video and audio along with accessibility concerns, and effective evaluation of online course design.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1. Analyze and evaluate exemplary models of course design (blended and fully online) using case studies and actual courses.

    2. Demonstrate skills as the architect of e-learning experiences and establish strategies for building a design team.

    3. Understand how online students differ in their approaches to learning and the barriers that impede learning and adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of students, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities.

    4. Apply instructional design theory and research, universal design, usability concepts, and analyze learning styles in the development of e-learning activities.

    5. Integrate multimedia, learning objects, social networking concepts, and synchronous technologies in the design of course content and activities.

    6. Design an e-learning unit/module based on quality online course design principles.

    Alignment with Teaching Standards

    Course objectives are aligned with the Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure(WI DPI) 1, 3, 4, 9 and the International Society for Technology in Education, National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, NETS-T.
    No travel to campus required.
    The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
    All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
    Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week.
    Optional "live" chats are scheduled and recorded for those who are unable to login.
    This is not a self-paced course.
    Because this class is online and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.

    SIGN UP SOON!

    Register online
    The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

    For More Information

    Request Information Online
    Contact Us: Dennis O'Connor, Program Advisor
    E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate
    University of Wisconsin - Stout
    Telephone: 530-318-1145
    Menomonie, WI 54751
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    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Creating Collaborative Communities

    Online Classroom: Creating Collaborative Communities

    EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning

    Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
    Instructor: Dr. Maryruth Hicks 
    Spring: February 27 - April 21, 2017
    Summer: June 26 - August 18, 2017
    • Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.
    • There is no registration fee and no program application.
    • E-textbook provided at no additional cost.
    • Includes full access to lynda.com self-paced video tutorials to help develop course management and other technology skills.

    You Will

    • Design orientation activities for the first week in an online course.
    • Manage electronic communications.
    • Recognize characteristics of strong and weak discussion facilitation.
    • Apply facilitation techniques to deepen critical thinking.
    • Analyze, assess, and encourage learner participation in online discussions.
    • Demonstrate collaboration in online environments.
    • Analyze how Web 2.0 “tools” build online and blended community.
    • Represent your understanding of collaborative communities in your professional e-portfolio.

    Description

    Concepts, methods, and research for creating and facilitating a collaborative online community of practice.

    Who Should Enroll

    Educators and trainers interested in using blended or fully online delivery for courses or training, or adding web-based components to enhance face-to-face instruction.
    Participants may include:
    • Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full-time)
    • College and university professors (adjunct and full-time)
    • K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools)
    • Clinical healthcare educators involved in patient education, healthcare education, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, or academic healthcare education
    • Trainers in corporations, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, government, and military
    • Curriculum consultants, professional development coordinators, and distance education and continuing education leaders
    Enroll in the course to meet your goals for 
    • professional development
    • continuing education
    • license renewal
    • graduate credits to transfer to another university
    • an elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree.
    This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program and is the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate.
    The course is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
    All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
    Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there is one required live chat session in Week 7. Participants will determine a time that is convenient for all.
    This class is essential for those who are interested in a career as an online instructor.
    This is not a self-paced course.

    e-Textbook

    An e-textbook will be provided when you login to the course. You may open the e-book to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.
    Lehmann, Kay and Lisa Chamberlin (2009). Making the Move to eLearning: Putting Your Course Online. Rowman & Littlefield Education Publishers. (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1-60709-041-0.
    If you prefer to read a paperback textbook, instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from amazon.com. 
    Additional readings and lectures will be available online within the text of each module.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1. Develop a personal philosophy that reflects learning theory and guides online instruction that creates an environment for reflection, critical thinking, and collaboration.
    2. Analyze the role of the online facilitator and develop strategies to implement, encourage and manage interaction in the online classroom.
    3. Demonstrate appropriate planning considerations, guidelines and procedures to establish a productive, engaging e-learning environment.
    4. Frame critical thinking questions and design discussion prompts that lead to effective learning in the online classroom.
    5. Apply understanding of learner differences when facilitating an online community of practice.
    6. Evaluate application ideas for online discussions using recognized criteria and professional references and apply current research about successful teaching strategies to guide students before, during and after case scenarios, brainstorming, role playing and reaction postings.
    7. Develop a facilitation eportfolio of useful tools, tips, and facilitation techniques as well as the beginnings of 70-30 course preparation developed during the course.

    Alignment with Standards

    Course objectives are aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education, National Educational Technology Standards, (NETS-T) III, VI
    No travel to campus is required. You may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule.

    SIGN UP SOON!

    Register online
    The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

    For More Information...

    Request Information Online
    Contact Us: Dennis O'Connor, Program Advisor
    E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate
    Telephone: 530-318-1145
    University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI 54751
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    Saturday, February 18, 2017

    6-Traits Writing Instruction

    Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits

    EDUC 653 Middle School Through Adult 6-Traits Writing Instruction

    EDUC 654 PK Through Elementary 6-Traits Writing Instruction

    Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
    Instructor: Renee Williams
    Summer: June 26 - August 18, 2017
    Try the course for five days to determine if it meets your goals and needs. 

    You Will Learn How to

    • Enhance student writing by teaching and assessing ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions
    • Build the reading/writing connection using mentor texts
    • Use digital tools in the writing process
    • Use the writing process with multiple ways to teach
      Prewriting/Brainstorming
      Organizing and developing a message/drafting
      Revising/changing, rewriting, clarifying, deleting and regrouping text
      Editing/grammar, punctuation and spelling corrections
      Preparing product for publication/sharing
    • Engage students in the art of writing well
    • Develop time-saving assessment and feedback strategies using rubrics
    • Make connections between the 6-Traits, Common Core and writing across the curriculum

    Who Should Enroll?

    • ESL/ELL teachers
    • Middle school and high school English and language arts teachers
    • Elementary teachers
    • K-12 teachers interested in writing across the curriculum, special education teachers
    • Technical and community college writing instructors
    • Curriculum coordinators
    You may enroll in this course for
    • professional development
    • license renewal
    • graduate credits
    • transfer credit to another university
    EDUC 653 Middle School Through Adult 6-Traits Writing Instruction   
    Course Description: Concepts, instructional methods and assessment strategies for improving writing instruction, middle school through post-secondary. Self-assessment strategies, application of 6-traits, technology and software applications, and writing across the curriculum.
    EDUC 654 PK Through Elementary 6-Traits Writing Instruction 
    Course Description: Application of the 6-Traits approach to assessment and instruction of student writing in PK through grade 5. Study of the continuum of primary and elementary language arts skills and writing across the curriculum.

    Textbook

    An e-textbook is included as part of your course tuition.
    Textbook for PK-3 teachers:Spandel, Vicki, (2011). Creating Young Writers: Using the Six Traits to Enrich Writing Process in Primary Classrooms (3rd Edition) (Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors Series), Pearson Education.ISBN: 978-0132685856
    Textbook for Grades 4*, 5, Middle School, High School, and Adult Ed teachers:Spandel, Vicki. (2012). Creating Writers: 6 Traits, Process, Workshop, and Literature (6th Edition). Pearson. ISBN: 978-0132944106
    *4th grade teachers, ESL, Special Ed, and teachers working in 'inclusive' classrooms could benefit from using both books.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1. Articulate an understanding of the historical foundations of the 6-traits writing movement and its relevance to classroom instruction.
    2. Analyze writing samples based on the critical attributes of each trait.
    3. Apply a variety of composing and revision techniques used in the writing process.
    4. Apply the 6-traits rubrics to analytically score writing samples and describe reasoning behind scoring decisions based on the point scale rubrics of Education Northwest (formerly NWREL).
    5. Utilize online databases to practice and calibrate analytical scoring for each of the 6-traits.
    6. Demonstrate effective strategies for teaching writing and differentiate 6-traits instruction based on a wide range of academic diversity including English language learners and special needs students.
    7. Redesign current writing lessons and integrate the 6-traits approach with developmentally appropriate learning activities.
    8. Analyze the impact of standardized testing on writing instruction and how 6-traits assessments help prepare students for Common Core state and national writing tests.
    9. Apply collaborative learning theory, model the technique with writing classes, and demonstrate technology use such as discussion forums, online writing centers, and blogs for writing assignments.
    10. Incorporate integrated technology activities and opportunities into writing lessons.
    11. Increase the frequency of student writing and strategic integration by carefully designed writing tasks.
    12. Practice providing in-depth and meaningful feedback to student writing.
    13. Write reflectively about the themes, topics, and issues involved in teaching with the 6-traits.
    14. Synthesize current research, contemporary theories, teaching strategies, and instructional technology to teach writing in content areas.

    Alignment with Teaching Standards

    Course objectives are aligned with the following:
    Wisconsin Teaching Standards
    (WI DPI) 1, 3, 7, 8, 9
    National Board for Professional Teaching Standards 3 - Teachers are Responsible for Managing and Monitoring Student Learning
    National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers
    (NETS-T) 2, 3
    No travel to campus required. Because this class is online and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.

    The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox. Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there are no required "live" chat sessions.

    SIGN UP SOON!

    Register online
    The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

    For More Information

    Request Information Online 
    Contact Us: School of Education
    Online Professional Development
    University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI 54751
    Phone: 715-232-2693
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    UW-Stout Online Newsletter

    Did You Know . . .
    The offices of Stout Online and Graduate School got a new home in early November 2016, just in time to celebrate Stout Distance Learning Week.
    Our new address is:
    First Bank & Trust Building
    200 Main Street East

    Menomonie, WI 54751
    All staff phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.

    Picture of Stout Online and Graduate School staff in front of new location


    CI Graduates' Stories Shared
    Among the graduates attending the fall 2016 commencement ceremonies were three CI graduates, each with a special story to tell.
    Christine Brown and Shelena Brown, first-generation college students, juggled family and work commitments while earning their undergraduate degrees — Christine in career, technical education and training, and Shelena in management. Their mother/daughter relationship made their accomplishments even more special.
    Mary Rahman crossed the stage twice: first, to receive her degree in management, and, then, to accept her husband's degree posthumously.


    ANN VOGL, REFERENCE/DISTANCE LEARNING LIBRARIAN
    Spotlight Feature 

    Ann Vogl

    Reference/Distance Learning Librarian
    How long have you worked for the university and in what capacity?
    I have worked at UW-Stout for almost 4 years as the reference/distance learning librarian.
    In what ways do you support the CI programs?
    I reach out to students so they have the support they need to find, access, evaluate and use information for their research. Hopefully my emails have helped. I have been embedded in some classes to lend research support at the time of need and also can provide live library orientations. It can be a challenge to navigate the library resources and I try to make sure distance students and instructors know the library staff is available to help.
    What other professional information would you like to share?
    I was an accountant for 10 years before I received my master’s degree and switched careers to become a librarian. I have worked in libraries now for 11 years. It was a good career change.
    What place in the U.S. would you most like to visit and why? 
    Alaska — I like to be outdoors and in nature and I’ve heard Alaska has beautiful, pristine natural areas. I’ve been told it is so awe-inspiring every other place in the U.S. pales by comparison.
    What are five goals on your life’s to-do list?
    (1) Try to keep an open mind. (2) Try to not make the world worse. (3) Live mindfully. (4) Start a green/sustainable cemetery. (5) See a rhinoceros in the wild before they are all gone.
    Is there anything else you would like to share?
    Get to know a librarian. It can make your life easier.


    Helpful Tips, Strategies and Methods to Becoming a Successful Online Student
    This is the first in a series of five mini-articles to help you succeed.
    Find a balance in your work, life and school commitments

    • It is best to plan fully when thinking about adding online education in your life. Consider that a single online course will take 6-10 hours per week.

    • Incorporating family and friends into your pursuit of an online education will be helpful in many ways.

    • If you are a working student, you may find it helpful to talk with your supervisor.

    • Remember to give yourself a break, allowing yourself time for other things you enjoy.



    Instructional Designer eTips
    Jamison Patrick, Stout Online's instructional designer, and his ID team members offer helpful tips for online instructors.

    This issue's eTips were compiled by Tatjanna Williams, student-member of the ID team.
    10 Ways to Conduct an Effective Online Discussion
    1. Forum rules and topic instructions should be clearly explained on the front-end of the discussions.
    2. Make certain all students feel comfortable sharing within the group, which includes establishing online etiquette.
    3. Encourage students to be both active and consistent in their contributions.
    4. Provide questions on different knowledge levels.
    5. Occasionally include multimedia at the beginning of a discussion to encourage a higher level of content-learner engagement and peer-peer interactions.
    6. Instructors should strike a balance between too little and too much participation in discussion topics.
    7. Model the type of contributions you want from your students when monitoring discussions.
    8. Interject new ideas (with questions) into the discussion IF the dialogue becomes too agreeable between peer learners.
    9. Provide feedback when grading discussions, so students can further explore areas they may have missed in dialogue.
    10. Instructors should go out of their way to provide positive, personal feedback to every student at least once or twice during the duration of the course, to instill a heightened sense of identity/confidence within the learner.