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TEC1213: Station Rotation 1: Intro & Background

Implement station rotations in a secondary classroom and leverage the power of differentiation. The strategies taught in this course allow the teacher to create an engaging environment where students get to practice independently while the teacher works on targeted skills with a small group of students.

TEC1214: Station Rotation 2: Grouping Students

Continuing the theme of differentiation from the first course (Station Rotation 1: Intro & Background), the second course in this series will teach you how to group your students. You will learn how to assess your students to identify common needs. Using the assessment data, you will be able to group students in smaller numbers to target specific needs.

You must be registered for a "Station Rotation 1: Intro & Background" course that can be completed prior to the start of this course in order for your registration to be accepted.

TEC1215: Station Rotation 3: Managing and Creating Engaging Stations

Continuing the theme of differentiation and grouping from the first two courses, this third course will discuss strategies to create a structure that is engaging and student centered during your station rotation time. A large part of student engagement is the design of the task. We will leverage the use of technology to create engaging stations for your students.

You must be registered for both a "Station Rotation 1: Intro & Background" and a "Station Rotation 2: Grouping Students" course that can be completed prior to the start of this course in order for your registration to be accepted.

TEC1204: Getting Started with Screencasting

Screencasting can be a powerful way for teachers- and students- to demonstrate knowledge of content and problem-solving skills. Teachers can use screencasts to "flip" lessons, while students can create their own screencasts to demonstrate mastery of skills. In this online course, delivered through Canvas, you will learn how to create your own screencasts. The objective of this course is to discover screencasting tools and apply screencasting tips to create a screencast that you will be able to use with your students. This course is intended to take about 75 minutes, but could go longer or shorter. It can be completed in one sitting or can be broken up into smaller sessions.

TEC1158: Using YouTube in the Classroom

Learn all about YouTube and maximizing its use in the classroom. Discover tips and tricks to easily locate relevant videos to use in the classroom including creating playlists.

TEC1207: PBL 1: What is PBL?

In this course, participants will understand what Project-Based Learning (PBL) is, get to know its essential elements and explore sample PBL projects in order to start thinking about their own ideas for a project.

TEC1208: PBL 2: Choosing Your Project and the Driving Question

After having learned the essential elements of PBL, it's now time to start developing a project. In this course, participants will develop their project ideas, use technology to support their idaes, and develop their project's Driving Question.

You must be registered for a "PBL 1: What is PBL?" course that can be completed prior to the start of this course in order for your registration to be accepted.

TEC1209: PBL 3: Assessments, Evaluation, and Project Completion

Assessments are an integral part of PBL. In this course, develop assessments for your project, as well as self-evaluations for your students. Finally, tie all the pieces together and complete your project.

You must be registered for "PBL 1" and "PBL 2" courses that can be completed prior to the start of this course in order for your registration to be accepted.

TEC1297: Basic Gamification 1: Theory

Research based ideas behind educational gamification. Conceptual structure of a gamified instructional unit with a view to development for the individual teacher.

End Product: Participants will complete a basic design for a gamified instructional unit.

TEC1298: Basic Gamification 2: Assets

Organizational and graphical technology skills that enable teachers to develop and publish their own materials for classroom gamificaiton.

End Product: Participants will start a working document for planning and recording development of a gamified unit. Participants will create a set of graphic assets to be used in their gamified units.

We highly recommend completing "Gamification 1: Theory" prior to the start of this course.

TEC1299: Basic Gamification 3: Delivery (Elementary)

Construction and delivery of a gamified unit through Google Classroom; recommended for K-6 teachers.

End Product: Each participant will end the course with a complete online gamified instructional unit, ready for classroom application.

We highly recommend completing both "Gamification 1: Theory" and "Gamification 2: Assets" prior to the start of this course in order to get the most out of it.

TEC1300: Basic Gamification 3: Delivery (Secondary)

Construction and delivery of a gamified unit through Canvas; recommended for 7-12th grade teachers.

End Product: Each participant will end the course with a complete online gamified instructional unit, ready for classroom application.

We highly recommend completing both "Gamification 1: Theory" and "Gamification 2: Assets" prior to the start of this course in order to get the most out of it.

TEC1301: Gamification: Applying Concepts

This course provides a brief overview of gamification, but its focus is translating concepts from four game theorists into practical classroom application. The first three Gamification courses are not a prerequisite for this course, although it is recommended to complete them in order to derive maximum benefit from this course.

TEC1296: Gamifying PBL

PBL and Gamification are both effective engagement strategies. This course shows you how to merge them for maximum effect.

The first three Gamification courses are not a prerequisite for this course, although it is recommended to complete them in order to derive maximum benefit from this course.