mi PLACE Update for May 2016

Michigan Professional Learning & Collaboration Environment

What's new in mi PLACE?

This digital newsletter gives you the latest on
  • new offerings in the Hub,
  • new groups in the Collaboratorium,
  • and professional learning offerings that will be released in the coming months.

Community Updates

Since rolling out the platform in October, the mi PLACE community has grown significantly! We currently have:

1,606 mi PLACE members

100 groups in the Collaboratorium

130 learning offerings in the Hub

Thanks for being part of this virtual learning community!

The Hub - New Learning Offerings

Engaged. Connected. Self-directed. Learning for Educators

Teaching with Technology in the K-12 Classroom

Format: self-paced modules

SCECHs: yes (4 hours)

Consultant: Andrea Zellner (andrea.zellner@oakland.k12.mi.us)

Description: Teaching with Technology in the K-12 Classroom begins by laying a theoretical understanding of why we use technology to support learning, and the best practices surrounding teaching and learning with technology. The second learning objective is to have a bit of fun (and enjoy lots of elephant gifs). Finally, users will engage with real world examples and case studies as they build their own resources and contribute to the larger conversation about teaching and learning with technology.

Introduction to Formative Assessment

Format: self-paced modules

SCECHs: pending (6 hours)

Consultant: Les Howard (les.howard@oakland.k12.mi.us)

Description: Introduction to Formative Assessment contains six hour-long modules. The first is an introduction to the five strategies of formative assessment, and the subsequent modules provide a deeper exploration of each of the five. In this course you will learn about:

  • the five strategies of formative assessment,
  • clarifying and sharing learning intentions,
  • providing effective feedback to students,
  • engineering effective discussions and tasks,
  • activating students as learning resources for one another, and
  • activating students as owners of their own learning.

Launching the Reader's & Writer's Notebook with Secondary Students - Curated Collection

Format: curated collection

SCECHs: no

Consultant: Delia DeCourcy (delia.decourcy@oakland.k12.mi.us)

Description: This curated collection provides classroom resources and professional development materials for educators launching the workshop model in secondary classrooms. The notebook is a fundamental part of the workshop model that helps to establish the class as a community of readers and writers. This culture also prioritizes student voice, choice in books and writing topic selection, experimentation, and a love of the written word.

4T Virtual Conference 2016 Recorded Webinars

The 4T Virtual Conference happens from May 21-23. This three-day virtual extravaganza involves teachers teaching other teachers about best practices in tech integration via interactive webinars. Can't make it to the live sessions? These hour-long recorded webinars will be available in mi PLACE in early June.

The Collaboratorium - New Groups

Dialogue. Discover. Design. Connecting for Growth

Open to all mi PLACE members

  • Oakland Connects - Launched at MACUL 2016 by Andrea Zellner, Oakland Connects is a way for educators across Oakland County to network around issues of Technology Integration and other best practices with teaching and learning with technology.

  • OS PLN4UDL - This public group launched by Oakland Schools consultants Bryan Dean and Laura Cummings is for sharing resources, strategies, artifacts of work, and develop dialogue around Universal Design for Learning.
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