On May 31st, over 70 Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind teachers and instructional staff learned about eNetColorado’s professional development courses, the DREAM resource and about how to use Moodle, a learning management system. The teachers were guided in how the DREAM (Digital Resource Exchange and Marketplace) could benefit and support their teaching. DREAM provides a secure place for searching, creating and incorporating high quality lessons tied to the Colorado Academic Standards and Common Core Standards and allows teachers to create activities that can be rated and used by teachers across the state and country. DREAM provides free instructional resources from various providers and organizations that are working with eNetColorado. Some of the collections available include Khan Academy, PhET simulations from the University of Colorado, America Museum of Natura History, NASA, Smithsonian Education, and Colorado Lessons on Local Government from the Colorado Municipal League. Teachers can signup for a free DREAM account at: eNetColorado DREAM
Dan Morris, Jane Brown and Carolyn Gardner shared eNetColorado’s vision of providing high quality courses, resources, and training for all teachers in the state of Colorado. The School for Deaf and Blind staff learned about the free and low cost opportunities that eNetColorado currently provides as well as what is being planned for this fall. eNetColorado has numerous online courses which are available and college credit can be obtained from Adams State University . More courses are being developed and will be offered this fall. The teachers were excited to learn all about what eNetColorado can offer. (Graduate level courses, DREAM, Colorado iTunes University, Adobe Connect web conferencing, face-to-face trainings, and additional professional development)
If you would like to learn more about what eNetColorado can provide for your school district, please contact us by going to http://www.enetcolorado.org or emailing email@example.com
SUMMER is here!! Time to expand on your professional development opportunities and register for eNetColorado’s blended-learning facilitated online course offerings. We offer 30 continuing education units as well as optional graduate credit from Adams State College.
Our summer course offerings include:
- Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom – Class begins on June 6th. The online course demonstrates how assessment can benefit teaching practices and students’ learning. You will learn how to plan, develop, and manage student-centered assessment. This course offers opportunities to apply the assessment concepts with action planning exercises
- Collaboration in the Digital Classroom – Class begins on June 6th. This course is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at collaboration with a focus on online collaborative tools, incorporating state standards and developing an in-depth action plan to be used within your classroom.
- Using Cell Phones as Learning Tools in the Classroom – Class begins on June 6th This blended-course will highlight meaningful ways that cell phones can be used as learning tools in and out of the classroom, while also addressing the challenges that many educators face when trying to integrate cell phones into learning activities. Participants will learn how even the most basic cell phones can be used as powerful tools for teaching and learning.
- Thinkfinity Online for Colorado Teachers - Class begins on June 1st. This course will present an overview of Verizon Thinkfinity’s resources and provide instruction on locating and integrating online educational resources effectively into instructional activities to support student learning.
Click here to register for our summer courses For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Don’t delay in getting registered for these superior professional development opportunities!!
Big Sandy School District is providing great professional development through eNetColorado. Their high school staff just completed the Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom. Because of the great demands on rural teachers to wear many hats and take on multiple roles, time and resources are high priority. High school principal, Sammie Swennes felt that eNetColorado online professional development was just the key for her staff. She really appreciated the fact that eNetColorado worked to make this course special for her staff. A face-to-face orientation was requested to begin the course and a special celebration was also held to hand out certificates and also enjoy some refreshments as well. The following picture is just a part of the staff that completed the course.
Sue Snyder, Principal Sammie Swennes, Jeanne Gieck, Whitney Zimmerman, and Doug Cox.