Connected Learning Camps @Arcadia
It's Summer Camp for Educators: Connect, Create, Rejuvenate
Introducing: The Connected Learning Camp
Connected Learning Camps are special-topics courses in connected learning that are designed and taught by educators. Participants earn one graduate course credit, which counts towards ACT 48 credits in PA. Check out the offerings for Summer 2015 below:
Philadelphia: The City as Your Resource
Description: How can sites of learning act as a pathway to community coalitions of academic, civic, and career opportunity? During this course, participants will survey, evaluate, and synthesize sites of learning across the Philadelphia community (schools, community centers, home, cultural institutions, web-based, etc.) to construct open networks of shared resources and community relationships that can be used in inquiry-based learning experiences. Expect to take a few field trips across the city in this Camp!
Dates: June 22nd - June 25th, 9AM-12PM
Course code: ED 676C.3, Summer Session 1
Joining the Crowd: Contributing to Wikipedia As an Educational Experience
Description: This course will survey the variety of skills students can learn through contributing to Wikipedia, such as avoiding plagiarism, evaluating whether a source is trustworthy, avoiding bias in writing, writing in a formal style, and grammar. Learners will also investigate the content of the articles they are editing. Course activities will involve learning how to make edits, familiarizing ourselves with the site’s policies and the tools it offers for teachers, and making a small contribution to the site by editing an article.
Dates: June 29th - July 2nd, 9AM-12PM
Course Code: ED676C.4, Summer Session 2
Digital Storytelling with WHYY and Arcadia University
Instructor: Craig Santoro, Director of Educational Programs at WHYY
This fifteen-hour course guides teachers, pre-service teachers, and other educators through the basics of video production in the classroom. Educators will learn project-based techniques that teach 21st-Century skills through student media production. Participants will be guided through a series of media projects, including an audio slideshow, a short documentaries, and a narrative scene. The format of the course closely mirrors the hands-on environment teachers would create in their classrooms.
This is a hands-on course, in which teachers will be recording and editing media.
Dates: August 3rd - August 7th, 9AM-12pm
Please Register Directly with WHYY: Whyy.org/teachers
(ED676C.1, Summer Session 3)