As we approach the end of 2016...
We want to thank you for joining our site and for taking advantage of the professional opportunities provided in EduPaths. We really launched this resource to meet needs that administrators have been requesting for a number of years. Your participation in the courses and the feedback you've provided are helping us with future updates. Keep the feedback coming!
We hope that as you enter the holiday season, you take time to enjoy friends and family - those people in your lives who inspire and challenge you!
Have a wonderful break! We will see you in 2017!!
Very sincerely, The EduPaths Team
New Courses Published Since September & others in the pipeline
Courses Published Since September -
Student Goal Setting
My First Personal Learning Network (PLN)
Introduction to Minecraft
Digital Math Skills
Organization and Assessment with Google Forms
Introduction to Sketchnotes
Open Source and Amazing
Using Desmos in the Math Class
Putting the SAMR Model into Practice
SAFARI Montage - Making the Most of Video Streaming and Custom Content
Installing Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports Structures in a School
The Student Managed Classroom
Become a PowerTeacher Pro
MiSAYD Certificate and Credential Program
CS First: Coding in the Classroom
Practical Ideas for Incorporating Visuals into the Preschool Classroom
Creating Comics with Google Apps
Using Google Forms as a Formative Assessment Tool in the Math Classroom
Michigan Out-of-School Time Standards of Quality Introduction
Michigan’s Core Knowledge and Core Competencies for the Early Care and Education Workforce
How Emotional Intelligence Affects Students and School Culture
Developing Quality Classroom Discussions
Learning Targets and Success Criteria for World Language Teachers
Technology Integration and Higher Order Thinking in the Elementary
SeeSaw: A Student-Driven Portfolio Tool
Growing Up In the Digital Age
- Three Motivating Assessment Ideas
Courses in Development (published early January)
Math Journaling to Stimulate Thinking in the Elementary Classroom
An Interactive Math Workshop from Start to Finish
- Taking Oprah to the Next Level: Hosting an Online Book Club with Edmodo
- Forms, Limitations, and Improvements of Assessments
- Assessment in the Writing Workshop
- Analyzing School Initiatives for Impact
Our complete list of courses - those mentioned above and those yet to be developed - are included in this Google Doc.
A Brief Mention About Partnerships
Michigan Department of Civil Rights & Cultural Proficiency
On November 1 & 2, MDE, the Office of Civil Rights and EduPaths teamed up to collaborate with social groups to create online training courses that will empower and equip educators to become proficient with each group. The groups that participated in the 2 day training for developing online content included Native Americans, Arab Americans, African Americans, Asian-Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, People with Disabilities, and Hispanic/Latinos. The training was productive. We await content from these groups.
Early Literacy Project
EduPaths is producing modules for Michigan Literacy Coaches. The modules tentatively schedule for development:
- Early Literacy Module 1 - Overview of Essentials and Specialized Literacy Knowledge
- Early Literacy Module 2 - Adult Learning and Building Relationships
- Early Literacy Module 3 - Coaching Practices
- Early Literacy Module 4 - Coaching Practices
Storyboarding and development for the first module is schedule for January with the rest of the modules being developed in February-May 2017.
Out-of-School Time/After School Parnership
Two courses are already published for After School / OST staff. These courses are:
- Michigan Out-of-School Time Standards of Quality Introduction
- MiSAYDE Certificate and Credential Program
Representatives from MDE are really pushing EduPaths as a platform for training for afterschool/OST staff. EduPaths has presented at the Afterschool Conference in November at MDE's request, and will be presenting the to Project Director Institute in January 2017. We are working with the David P. Weikert Center for Youth Program Quality (national organization) to develop courses around Family Engagement, due to be published in February/March 2017.
Early Childhood/Office of Great Start
A course for the standandards for early childhood professionals is published on EduPaths.
We are also working with the Office of Great Start at MDE on additional orientation trainings to be housed on EduPaths in Spring 2017.
LearningForward Michigan has partnered with EduPaths to develop courses around LearningForward's Professional Learning Standards that have been adopted by MDE. LearningForward MI is creating content that provides an overview of the standards, and then focuses on each of the standards in greater depth. There will be eight 60-minute courses associated with this series. We are in the preliminary stages of course development, and have some very good content. LearningForward will also be working through EduPaths to develop a short module that introduces Inquiry-Based Learning, and a Micro-Credentialing system.