EduPaths eNewsletter

June 20 - July 10, 2016 It certainly is SUMMERTIME!

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Summer PD Launch

Summer PD kicked off the week of June 20 and things are going well! We were at Oakland Schools on June 21-22, Muskegon ISD on June 22-23, and Clinton County RESA on June 29-30! The sessions went well and we await feedback from participants about their experiences.

We kicked off the sessions with EduPaths Minute-to-Win-It challenges, and moved into a series of mini-clinics through the rest of the day. The mini-clinics highlight the major components of EduPaths course development and walk participants through to successful completion in Storyboarding, Scripting and Recording. Participants can self-select the sessions they need - some need little direction, others need a lot of support. Work time was also provided during the 2 day session which allowed participants to collaborate and focus on their own projects. Feedback from one participant - "Work time built in was wonderful (and necessary), particularly with all of you there to answer our questions on the spot! :) Thanks for all of your support!"

Courses are coming in from participants in our earliest sessions. Solid work & very interesting content!!

Next week we will be in Alpena and Wayne County. So many good ideas for courses are on the docket for development at these sites, and we look forward working with participants as they use the process to complete their projects.

If you are interested in joining us this summer and have an idea you would like to share with other educators statewide, check out the Summer PD opportunity. We have availability at a few of our sites, but you will need to register soon!


In this issue:

  • Summer PD Opportunity - Check it Out
  • Twitter Chats - We are Tweeting LIVE from our PD sites
  • More About EduPaths - Join Today!

Summer PD Opportunity - Check it out!!

EduPaths is still looking for talented Michigan educators because we believe that the best PD (strategies, activities, resources) comes from teachers, administrators and consultants at all levels and areas of expertise. Without reservation!

Our Pilot Summer PD will walk you through the process of developing a 1-hour online professional development course. Consider joining us. You will be paid for the course you develop for EduPaths. Click the flyer below to learn more about this summer learning opportunity!

6 of our 10 sessions have closed to new registrations, but we have 4 sites located around the state that are still accepting applications. Check out the sites and dates for these sessions. We hope to see you there!

Twitter Chat - Join Us LIVE

During the school year, EduPaths hosts weekly Twitter Chats. They are lively and easy to access and our following is growing. Due to our busy summer PD schedule at different sites around Michigan, EduPaths will be Tweeting LIVE on July 11-12 from Wayne RESA and Alpena (AMA) ESD.

Follow us using our Hashtag - #EduPaths

More About EduPaths

The EduPaths website has several helpful tools and resources. Go to https://edupaths.org To learn about EduPaths, if this is new to you, see the video below. Also, click on the ABOUT page. To get started on EduPaths, check out the RESOURCES page. You will find several HELPs documents that can guide your getting started on EduPaths.

EduPaths has several opportunities for SCECHs that are built within the site. EduPaths also links you to other experts in the field - where you can access their content by clicking on the links in any of the 9 pathways. To find our courses on EduPaths that are offered for SCECHs, see the quick video below.
Seaching for SCECH Courses on EduPaths
EduPaths User Weekly Update

Since our launch on February 17, 2016, we have 2,678 registered users. Educators are submitting worklogs and transcripts daily as they take advantage of the professional learning opportunities on EduPaths. Twitter followers increase daily - currently at 313 - as we host our Twitter Chats. The Chats are LIVE from our summer events, and weekly during the school year.