Customized Learning Series Online Courses:

*Each course is free of cost to full time staff members of TIE Member districts, cost for staff members employed at Non-TIE Member district is $75 per course.

Online Course FAQ

 

Blended Learning

Instructor: Lori Goldade
Blended Learning uses the eBook Blended-Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools as our main eBook, as well as some articles and videos. I will be assigning only certain pages and videos from the eBook. (Reading the entire eBook and watching all videos within is your option.) The course incorporates four phases to help you implement a Blended Learning environment in your classroom. What is Blended Learning, what could it mean for you, and how can you move to a Blended Learning environment in your classroom? A unit on how to assess in the Blended Learning classroom is also included in this course. Register Now with TIE!
USF course #544KK

 

Digital Literacy

Instructor: Julie Erickson
Digital Literacy module uses the Common Sense Education K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum as our main text, as well as some articles and videos. The course incorporates five phases to help you implement Digital Literacy in your classroom. As education evolves toward customized learning, digital literacy skills become absolutely critical -unfortunately, most students and educators “don’t know what they don’t know.” Even the best problem solving skills can be hampered without a deep understanding of the processes for digging past surface level information often found on the web. Examine the importance of students acquiring vital digital literacy skills for better problem solving as well as implications for using these tools in a customized environment. This class will cover:

  • Search and navigation
  • Drawing conclusions and evaluation
  • Collaboration and sharing
  • Digital Footprint
  • Copyright

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USF course #544SS

 

Flexible Curriculum

Instructor: Lori Goldade
Flexible Curriculum module uses videos, articles, and websites to develop understanding of designing and using flexible curriculum. Participants will explore a variety of sites that help them consider pace, place, path, and time within their teaching environment. Register Now with TIE!
USF course #544QQ

 

Flipped Classroom

Instructor: Julie Erickson
The Flipped Classroom module uses the book Flip Your Classroom as our main resource, as well as some articles and videos and will cover what is Flipped Learning, tools to make videos, assessment, how to use the extra class time meaningfully, and the pros and cons of this method. Register Now with TIE!
USF course #544PP

 

Google Classroom

Instructor: Julie Erickson
This class covers how to set up and utilize a Google Classroom management system. We will do an overview of Google Docs and Drive and then look at the features Google Classroom offers. Participants will develop an awareness of: Google Docs and Drive; Google Classroom and offer practice using the functions for facilitating classroom instruction. You MUST have a Google Apps account to take this class. Register Now with TIE!
USF course #544JJ

 

Leaders (Geared for Administrators)

Instructor: Ryan Young
This module uses the eBook Inevitable Too! The Total Leader Embraces Mass Customized Learning by Charles Schwahn & Beatrice McGarvey as our main text, as well as some articles and videos. It incorporates strategic design, the five leadership domains of the total leader and empowering change. What will your system look like, feel like, and be like when you and your system are operating at your ideal best? Leadership development is ultimately personal development. Where are you in your development? What are the next steps in your leadership development? Register Now with TIE!
USF course #544UU

 

Learner Agency

Instructor: Lori Goldade
As education evolves toward customized learning, the need for self-directed learners become critical for the learning environment. With learners at different places in the curriculum, working on several projects and in changing physical environments, learners will need to develop a strong sense of personal responsibility.  The Learner Agency work done at TIE supports educators on implementing these ideas. This class will introduce you to tools and resources to support this work for the learners.  By the end of this course, you will complete a full 10-day curriculum to begin implementing into your learning environment right away! Register Now with TIE!
USF course #544EE

 

Learner Engagement

Instructor: Dan Henry
Learner Engagement examines common myths. Participants will learn about assessing engagement and how classroom practices impact engagement. This module also examines the relationship of engagement and out-of-school influences, as well as the relationship of higher-order thinking and engagement. We use the book Eight Myths of Student Disengagement.Register Now with TIE!
USF course #544NN

 

Learner Motivation: Teaching From Within

*We are no longer accepting registrations for this course, however current students, registered prior to June 26, 2019, are encouraged to complete the course by August 31, 2019 to receive graduate credit through USF.*

Instructor: David Scott Simpson
The challenge of motivating learner to learn has been central to the teaching profession throughout history. Unfortunately, many motivational strategies have had the opposite of their intended effect on learners. This course is built around concepts explored in Bob Sullo’s book, The Motivated Student and the 2012 TIE Media film, Teaching From Within. The film and a way of teaching that promotes an inside-out (intrinsic) approach to learning. Once we strip away intrusive motivational add-ons like rewards, fear and coercion, the natural human drive to learn, explore and grow can guide us as facilitators and as learners toward learning that is natural, sustainable, and never ending. Participants will analyze their own and their school’s approaches to motivating learners, view the film itself, explore research around learner motivation, and develop goals and approaches for beginning the shift from problematic external motivational approaches to teaching and learning that comes from within.
USF course #544MM

 

Make Learning Personal

Instructor: Lori Goldade
Make Learning Personal will utilize the book Make Learning Personal as our primary resource and we will include additional articles and videos. We will also reference the book, inevitable: Mass Customized Learning, which you are invited to read prior to this class. This class will cover the concepts of personalized learning and we will make comparisons to customized learning. We will also be discussion the concept of path, pace, time, and space in education. Register Now with TIE!
USF course #544TT 

 

Online Learning

Instructor: Julie Erickson
Online Learning module uses many articles and videos for research and the opportunity to create on online class. The module will cover what is the learning environment, active learning, real-world application, assessment, differentiation, ethics, as well as other topics. Register Now with TIE!
USF course #544LL

 

Organizing Web Content: LiveBinders

Instructor: Julie Erickson
This course helps you as an educator organize your web content via LiveBinders. Learn how to: Register Now with TIE!

      1. use LiveBinders to remember (bookmark) and organize your content, and
      2. use it to upload your content for your own personal/professional use as well as share your resources and organize pages for your students and colleagues.

USF course #544GG

 

Organizing Web Content: Symbaloo & Diigo

Instructor: Lori Goldade
This course helps you as an educator organize your web content via two complementary tools: Symbaloo and Diigo. Learn how to: Register Now with TIE!

        1. use Diigo to remember (bookmark) and organize your content and
        2. use Symbaloo to post your content for your own personal/professional use as well as share your resources and organize pages for your students and colleagues.

Once you use these tools you’ll never know how you lived without them!

USF course #544FF

 

Project-Based Learning

Instructor: Daniel Henry
Project-Based Learning is one of the modules created to support the implementation of a successful Customized Learning Model. This class uses the book Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry written by Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss as well as several articles and videos available online. The Project-Based Learning course incorporates four different units to help you implement a Project-Based Learning environment in your classroom.

  • What is Project-Based Learning?
  • Why would a teacher opt to implement the Project-based approach in their classroom?
  • How does one properly assess student projects?

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USF course #544OO