Customized Learning Series Workshops:

Series Virtuoso

Flipped Classroom

Instructor: Julie Erickson

Flipped Classroom is one of the modules for the Customized Learning Virtuoso Series! The module uses the book Flip Your Classroom as our main resource, as well as some articles and videos.
The module 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!

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544PP


Student Engagement

Instructor: Kris Baldwin

Student Engagement, a module for the Virtuoso Customized Learning Series, 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!

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544NN


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. Register Now!

  • 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?

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544OO


Series Artiste

Online Learning

Instructor: Julie Erickson

Online Learning is one of the modules for the Customized Learning Artiste Series! The 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!

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544LL


Student Motivation: Teaching From Within

Instructor: David Scott Simpson

The challenge of motivating students to learn has been central to the teaching profession throughout history. Unfortunately, many motivational strategies have had the opposite of their intended effect on students. 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 teachers and as students toward learning that is natural, sustainable, and never ending. Participants will analyze their own and their school’s approaches to motivating students, view the film itself, explore research around student motivation, and develop goals and approaches for beginning the shift from problematic external motivational approaches to teaching and learning that comes from within. Register Now!

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544MM


Blended Learning

Instructor: Krista Bertelson

Blended Learning is one of the modules for the Customized Learning Artiste Series! The class 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!

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544KK


Series Guru

Self-Directed Learning

Instructor: Krista Bertelson

Self-Directed Learning is one of the modules for the Customized Learning Guru Series! Here are the books needed for this workshop: Who Owns the Learning? By Alan November and Better Learning Through Structured Teaching 2nd Edition By Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. You may wish to get the less expensive Kindle versions of both books. The module includes the stages of self-directed learning from the teacher directing the learning to the student taking ownership for their learning. We will consider a framework for teaching in a Self-Directed Learning environment using the Gradual Release of Responsibility model. We will explore examples of self- directed learning environments and ways to integrate technology in the classroom. Register Now!

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544RR


Digital Literacy

Instructor: Julie Erickson

Digital Literacy is one of the modules for Customized Learning Guru Series! The 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: Register Now!

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

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544SS


Flexible Curriculum

Instructor: Amelia Rose Meyer

Flexible Curriculum is one of the modules in the Customized Learning Series-Guru. The 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!

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544QQ


Leader Series (Geared for Administrators)

Leaders

Instructor: Jeanne Burckhard-McKenna

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!

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544UU


OTHER ONLINE COURSES

Organizing Web Content: Symbaloo & Diigo

Instructor: K. Bailey Kowalski

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

  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!

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544FF


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!

  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.

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544GG


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!

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544JJ


Make Learning Personal

Instructor: Krista Bertelson

Make Learning Personal is an awareness class designed to complement our Customized Learning Series classes. We 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!

1 credit from USF: $40, course #544TT