Thank you to everyone who participated in the Closer Challenge. There were several GREAT entries! In fact, TWO MORE winning activities will be featured in 2020 eMINTS materials, one in the SEED program and one in Yr 1 Comprehensive eMINTS. Watch for those winning announcements! We'll keep you posted.
Many workers and students have been required to make an unexpected pivot to connecting remotely. These two eMINTS Tip Cards contain suggestions to help make the transition to working & learning outside your norm a little more productive. What are your ideas for making online learning more effective? What are your tips for working remotely?
The annual eMINTS Closer Challenge is now open! Accept this challenge for a chance to be featured in an upcoming eMINTS module! It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Do you want to structure learning experiences where students develop content, social, and communication skills? These cooperative learning strategies will help! This pack includes directions for 70 cooperative learning structures. Purchase for $9.95 per pack at http://bit.ly/BuyPack.
Please take a minute to JOIN the eMINTS Educators Facebook Group and connect other educators with your same passion for innovative teaching and learning. Make sure to FOLLOW the group so that you get updates when new content is added.
You can continue to find tips, connections, and a supportive network of professional educators interested in instructional technology and best practices in education as well as our many other friends of eMINTS. Enjoy the ease of sharing and increased connectedness that Facebook will provide. We look forward to seeing you there!
eMINTS National Center Staff
Get Your eMINTS Fix with #eMINTSTips
What educator doesn’t love quick tips, tricks, and shortcuts to help increase creativity, expertise, and productivity? Since July 2018, eMINTS has been publishing #emintstips every Tuesday on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ eMINTS communities.
Tip cards are color-coded by the eMINTS Instructional Model (eIM) and/or eMINTS Facilitator Model (eFM). Cards range in content from designing materials to maximizing the use of favorite tech tools. You will also find facilitation strategies that can be instantly incorporated to engage learners. There is even a set of Tip Cards that summarize the foundational elements of the eMINTS Comprehensive PD program. Watch for upcoming Tip Cards overviewing the eMINTS Facilitator Model.
Next July, eMINTS will share a Tip Card Mini eBook that will include all Tip Cards posted throughout the year! As an eMINTS Newsletter recipient, you have exclusive access to view all Tip Cards published to date.
Do you have the perfect and idea for the next #emintstips? Share your ideas with either Brooke Higgins (email@example.com) or Debbie Perkins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
eMINTS Receives $22.4 in New Grants
University of Missouri College of Education officials announced October 24, 2018, that the college’s eMINTS National Center has received two U.S. Department of Education grants, including the largest one in the history of the college. The grants total more than $18.6 million in federal funds and $3.8 million in private sector matching funds. The money will be used to expand a successful educational technology professional development program into rural schools in Missouri and Kansas.
The $22.4 million total includes:
“At eMINTS, we strive to help schools and educators bring together technology and effective teaching practices,” said Christine Terry, director of eMINTS. “Students use the knowledge and skills they are learning to solve problems that are meaningful. That means technology is not an “add-on” to learning but a tool for communicating ideas, collaborating with peers, collecting data and analyzing information.”
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