Virtual Course Offering Strategies for Mobile Learning
The Verizon Mobile Learning Academy (VMLA) is a free, 10-week virtual professional development experience designed to help teams, schools, or districts implement or improve their mobile learning strategy. Delivered by ISTE, in partnership with The Verizon Foundation, VMLA supports various approaches to mobile learning, such as 1:1 and BYOD. Proven, practical, and grounded in the ISTE Standards, VMLA prepares teams to supercharge mobile initiatives by discovering how to design creative learning experiences, identify effective management strategies, gauge student readiness, and teach safe online practices. Participants will benefit from connection to other teams and VMLA alumni in a private Google+ community and have access to experienced ISTE faculty and instructional coaches who will facilitate the online course. Participants will also earn 2.5 Continuing Education Units from Johns Hopkins University, as well as a digital badge to showcase their skills. The next course cycle will run from September 25 through December 8, 2017.
The Shadow a Student Challenge is an engaging, illuminating, and supportive journey where school leaders come together to empathize with their students and take new kinds of action at their school. The challenge is an initiative of IDEO’s SchoolRetool, a professional development fellowship that helps school leaders redesign their school cultures using the small, scrappy experiments called “hacks” introduced in the Shadow a Student Challenge.
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation offers Teaching Fellowships in the areas of biological sciences, mathematics, technology, and physical sciences. The fellowships are designed to lead new high school math and science teachers through the first and second years of their career and provide financial and professional resources for successful STEM teaching.
Quill.comhelps educators launch the new school year with fresh lesson plans and activities, as well as products, supplies, and technology to create engaging and positive learning environments. Teachers can put their students’ creativity into high gear with 3D models and other STEM activities. They can brush up on their professional growth efforts (and receive a CE certificate) with relevant webinars on topics such as “Teaching with Technology,” “Tech As a Learning Tool,” and “Creating Brain-Friendly Classrooms.” Quill’s Educator Resource Center grows by the day with sources to enrich STEM projects, grants to expand special programs, and links to access more than 85,000 classroom essentials.