eMINTS professional development uses interactive group sessions and in-classroom coaching/mentoring to help teachers integrate technology into their teaching using an instructional model that
- promotes inquiry-based learning
- supports high-quality lesson design
- builds community among students and teachers
- creates technology-rich learning environments
eMINTS began in Missouri – its name an acronym for the project enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies. Today eMINTS can be found in classrooms across the United States and in New South Wales, Australia.
My keynote description is:
Digital literacy today means much more than searching the Internet and using Microsoft Office. To be digitally literate, teachers as well as students need to be able to create and share online a variety of different multimedia products. These media products can be “mapped” to your curriculum, and if you’re in a Common Core state in the United States, to the Common Core State Standards. Interactive Writing, Narrated Art, 5 Photo Stories, Narrated Slideshows, Screencasts, Quick Edit Videos, and eBooks are a few of the media products learners should be able to create and safely share online. In this session, we’ll view different examples of student media products and learn about tools and strategies for helping teachers become digitally literate as “media mappers.” We’ll also explore how librarians and instructional coaches can use the “Mapping Media to the Curriculum” website as a roadmap to help teachers and students create media products as assignments for class and as artifacts in digital portfolios.
The slides for my presentation are available on SlideShare. These include a few new additions. I’m using an introductory music video from “The Lego Movie,” and I added slides from my keynote about “Visual Notetaking” at the Oklahoma A+ Schools Conference a few weeks ago.
Later in the day I’ll be sharing breakout sessions on “5 Photo Stories” as well as “Deepening our Learning Through Storytelling: creativity, STEM and stories.”
by Wesley Fryer
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On this day..
- Don't Judge the Creativity of All Chicago Teachers & PD Based On 1 Absurd Video - 2014
- Lights, iPad, Action: Original, Rich Multimedia Coming Soon to a Course Near You! - 2013
- Technology Today Enhanced ePub eBook - 2012
- Principal Evaluation System from McREL by Tony Davis and Kent Davis - 2012
- Tulsa Public Schools Teacher Evaluation Model by Jana Burk [Feb 2012] - 2012
- Danielson Framework for Teacher Evaluation in Oklahoma [Feb 2012] #oktle - 2012
- #wordpress user group 28 Feb 2011 Notes - 2011
- Good reading on Artificial Intelligence - 2011
- Message for Oklahoma Christians: Muslims are NOT our enemies - 2010
- Posting iPhone Photos from Email to Facebook - 2010