Do you teach courses or training for professionals on these topics?
- social, group, team, and/or collaborative learning
- developing teams and partnerships
- teaching and learning theories
- instructional design
- learning activity, project, or assignment design
- mapping for learning project design
- teaching roles and practices
- facilitation roles and practices
- assessment strategies
- teaching online, blended, and/or face-to-face
- teaching in a flipped classroom
- teaching workshops or seminars outside of academia
- problem- or project-based learning
- experiential learning
- community internships, field, or service-learning
Learning to Collaborate, Collaborating to Learn offers theoretical foundations educators need to understand and situate collaborative learning within program and curricular goals. It offers the practical, step-by-step guidance educators need to design, plan, map, facilitate, and assess collaborative activities.
Knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with being able to work with others across geographical, organizational, social and cultural boundaries are now more important than ever. Help current and future educators prepare to use collaborative learning and enable their students to learn to collaborate, while collaborating to learn!
Try a fountain pen to liven up your writing!
If you are looking for a pen to start with, these pens are tried and true. They are modestly priced, good quality, fun to use and easy to maintain. They all come in multiple colors, and have steel nibs.
Patronize your local pen shops! In Boulder? You can find these pens at Two Hands Paperie. If you don’t live near a pen shop, follow the links.
- Kaweco Sport. Small plastic pen from Germany, with selection of nib options, including extra fine, fine, medium, broad and calligraphy. Easy to switch nibs if you want to use more than one size. International standard cartridge only.
- Lamy Safari, Al-Star or Vista. Lamys include both plastic and metal models. These German pens are available with extra fine, fine, medium, broad nibs. Lamy also makes the Joy, a calligraphy pen. Lamys come with a converter and sample cartridge. Lamys use a proprietary cartridge.
- Pilot Metropolitan. The Metropolitan has a metal body. Japanese nib options include fine, medium, medium italic. The pen comes come with a squeeze converter and sample cartridge. It uses a proprietary cartridge.
- Pilot Kakuno. The Kakuno has a plastic body. Japanese nib options include extra fine, fine, or medium. It uses a proprietary cartridge; converter is sold separately.
Two of these pens are from Germany, and two are from Japan. Here are some writing examples on Baron Fig paper. As you can see, the Japanese Pilot nibs are considerably finer than the German Lamy nibs. The choice is one of personal preference.
Related blog post:
Academic Writing with Pen in Hand. A blog post about my hybrid digital/analog writing style.
Resources and Guides:
Save the Date: Join Hands-On Fountain Pens at Two Hands Paperie in Boulder, November 15, 2019. Registration will be online early fall.
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Wish You Were Here – Postcards on the Go!
Sometimes we are inspired by travel or a hike in the beautiful Colorado outdoors. But when the temperatures hover at freezing, I look for inspiration at home, and opt for the kitchen table instead of plein aire.
Join me for a workshop at Two Hands to learn some basic watercolor and penmanship techniques you can use for art cards that will stand out in our email/text/information overload world and brighten your friends’ mailboxes!
Saturday, April 13, 1- 4 pm
at Two Hands Paperie in Boulder, Colorado.
Register for the class. Note: FOUR spaces left as of March 6.