Teach Educators to Teach Collaboratively

Teach Educators to Teach Collaboratively

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

If so, you might want to consider Learning to Collaborate, Collaborating to Learn as a course text!

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!

 

Author Webinar Recording Available

Author Webinar Recording Available

Getting along with others is foundational to success in personal and professional life. In an increasingly diverse and complex world, we need to overcome distance and tight schedules to achieve shared goals. But how do we learn to work together if our learning experiences focus on individual performance? In this webinar we’ll use Janet Salmons‘ Taxonomy of Collaboration as a framework for understanding dynamics of the collaborative process. We’ll discuss ways to embed collaborative skills-building into assignments, courses, and/or curricula that engage students of all ages.

 

 

View recording now if you missed this Stylus webinar

Want to offer a webinar about collaboration & learning for your colleagues, department, or teaching and learning center? Join the virtual book tour! Details here

 

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Host the Virtual Book Tour!

Host the Virtual Book Tour!

We need to be able to get things done with other people, whether close at hand or across boundaries of distance and culture.  Learning to Collaborate, Collaborating to Learn is a practical guide for educators at all levels, in any discipline, who want to design courses or workshops, projects or assignments, to intentionally develop skills essential to collaboration – while teaching content.

 

As a tour host you are responsible for:

  • Selecting the webinar topic from two available options:
    • Design for Collaborative Learning
    • Facilitate Collaborative Learning
  • Coordinating and scheduling the event with me. We can use your platform or my Zoom.
  • Confirming attendance of at least 10 educators, curriculum or instructional designers.
  • Sharing suggested resources and readings with attendees
  • Attending the webinar and participating in the discussion.

Ask about book discounts!

Contact me to discuss event options!

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Update your methods course!

Update your methods course!

If you are looking for a cutting-edge qualitative text, search no more!

Help your students broaden and update their ideas about qualitative research. Offer learning experiences that help them learn how to reach across the globe– or across town– to collect data with visually-rich, interactive online interviews.

Find teaching materials including syllabi, videos and worksheets here!

 

Companion Sites & Ancillary Materials

Writing a book doesn’t end with the manuscript!

See Resources and Websites Mentioned in the Webinar. These links offer examples for different kinds of materials and book sites.

1) Authors’ sites-linked from the publisher’s page for the book:

Key questions to discuss with the publisher:

  • Will the publisher agree to including a link that takes the viewer away from the publisher’s website?
  • Are you committed to creating and maintaining the page? Do you have the technical skills needed to do so?

2) Password-protected resources on the publisher’s site (note that you may not be able to view all materials on these sites):

Key questions to discuss with the publisher:

  • Can you as author give input into the site design or format, organization, or presentation of resources?
  • Can readers who are not instructors gain access to the site?

3) Companion sites with interactive features on the publisher’s site and third-party applications:

  • Doing Research in the Real World 
Note: If you create an account in VitalSource, you can request electronic review copies of texts and view interactive features.

Add-on subscription to access technical feature and apps:

4) Special features that won’t work on a page

Key questions to discuss with the publisher:

  • What is the author’s role in designing and producing these features?
  • Can you as author act as the subject matter expert for technical or media features? If not, do you have final approval?
  • If your visuals, diagrams, etc. are being used, can you retain your intellectual property/copyright?
  • If a third party or additional subscription is involved, do you receive payment or royalties?

Visit SAGE Methodspace for an article: “Reimagining Ancillary Materials for Texts and Academic Books.” Visit the Textbook and Academic Authors Association site for a webinar recording. (Not a member? Consider joining this community of writers!)

Teach with Moodle

You are invited to join our 10th bi-annual Moodle MOOC (MM10) from May 1 – June 4, 2017. The MOOC is completely free with live online sessions via WizIQ and teacher training on Moodle for Teachers Moodle 3.2.2 site.

I will be presenting a session on A Hybrid Moodle Model on Thursday, May 11
11:00 AM EST/3:00 PM UTC. Your time zone is here.

Click to enroll now and on the syllabus for further information. The MOOC is suitable for beginners and current and past Moodle teachers and managers. The badges and a certificate of completion will be awarded to everyone who completes course tasks. The course and badges are free of charge.

Learning to Research, Researching to Learn: SAGE Methodspace Posts

How can we teach students to be inquisitive? Critical thinking and mindsets open to inquiry are needed, whether or not students are preparing to conduct empirical research. In this webinar, we will explore ways to use updated inquiry models of instruction (Weil, Joyce, & Calhoun, 2015) and experiential research activities in curricular or methods courses.

 

 

Learning to Research, Researching to Learn

Creating a Culture of Inquiry in the Classroom

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It is essential in this time to change the ways we teach– whether we work with children or adults. They need the opportunity to develop skills needed to scrutinize, dig deeper, and ask hard questions! In the process, perhaps they avoid taking information they receive at face value, and can better understand the importance of scientific, evidence-based approaches. And these skills and mindsets prepare them to be future researchers!

See this post on SAGE Methodspace: http://bit.ly/2kQXgUA

Join me for a free webinar, part of the Connecting Online conference: Friday February 3 at 11 AM EST 4 PM UTC. No registration needed! Just log in http://bit.ly/2iTJWBg