This wiki page describes ISKME's Teachers as Makers Professional Development Academy.A two day professional development teacher training for the Maker inside each of us. We will explore how Maker-Teacher collaboration can facilitate innovation in the classroom. The Makers’ Projects are points of inspiration for Teachers as they experience DIY inquiry and design. Teachers will have time to brainstorm, create, reflect, and share how their experiences at Maker Faire and with Make Teacher Academy can translate into their teaching using online resources and collaborative tools. This page includes links, activities, photos, video, and group presentations from the Academy.
The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchED) and ISKME have partnered to offer an eight week Open Educational Resource (OER) train-the-trainer intensive to support teacher educators at Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to utilize and develop high quality OER. During the Summer Institute, participants will develop an OER module, a three part webinar series, and an OER workshop to train 12+ teachers. The Summer Institute will provide an introduction to OER; practice with discovery, collaboration, curation, and quality evaluation; exploration in design, authoring, and remixing; development of an OER Training plan; peer review, reflection, and refinement of resources; and advocacy and leadership.
ISKME's Design Lab 2011: Make an OER Maker Faire participants collaborate in ISKME's Design Lab to brainstorm, prototype, and present new ideas in teaching and learning. This wiki page showcases photos and video from the Design Lab and a step by step guide through the design process used.
This wiki page describes the goals and tenents of improv, as well as four different improv activities (Name Gesture Circle, Yellow Ball, Vacations, and Thank You) used in ISKME's Professional Development Teacher Academy: Teachers as Makers June 15-16 2010 at San Mateo County Office of Education.
Maker Faire participants collaborate in ISKME's Design Lab, using digital stories and salvaged materials to design an innovative school of the future. The Design Lab features Makers Mauro ffortisimo Di Nucci's deconstructed piano and INKA Biospheric Systems' Vertical Garden; as well as Student and Teacher project examples that integrate art, science, sustainability, and green design inspire the creation of shareable open-source learning resources. This wiki page showcases photos and video from the Design Lab, open educational resources for teachers, and a step by step guide through the design process.
ISKME's OER Commons Teacher Training Initiative offers teachers a collaborative professional development model centered on engagement with Open Educational Resources (OER). The OER Commons Teacher Training Initiative is rooted in the idea that equitable access to high-quality education is a global imperative. Open Educational Resources, or OER, offer opportunities for systemic change in teaching and learning through accessible content, and importantly, through embedding participatory processes and effective technologies to engage with learning for all.
This wiki page describes the DIY Design Challenge Activity used during ISKME's Teacher Academy. Design a DIY Project for students that meets the following design principles:The design must meet a need for their school community. The design must use collaboration between teacher, student, and community. The design must be multidisciplinary. The design must use low cost and/or no cost materials. Group examples are included.
This OER campus administrator guide, officially entitled "OER & Online Learning: Administrator Quick Start Guide, Strengthening the Shift to Online Learning in California Community Colleges Through the Use of OER", is an outcome of a project by ISKME, supported by a grant from the Michelson 20MM Foundation, to conduct a study and develop a set of resources to accelerate OER use for distance education, especially the urgent shift to remote learning during the pandemic in 2020.
The Guide, created in collaboration with a selection of OER and online education champions across California community colleges (CCC), seeks to support community college administrators in California and beyond in more effectively supporting faculty use of OER as they work to address the reality of online learning in response to COVID-19 and future disruptions. The guide provides quick tips and starting points for campus administrators as they work to create the policy and practice environments needed to foster increased OER use for online learning.
See the associated OER and Online Learning: Faculty Quick-Start Guide for more in-depth tools and resources targeted to faculty and instructional design support, at: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/oer-online-learning-faculty-quick-start-guide
This document is an evidence-based guide that outlines the practical and policy supports needed to enable K-12 school librarians to take on leadership roles around OER, and to support OER curation efforts by librarians and all educators.
This guide is based on a study led by ISKME (iskme.org) in collaboration with Florida State University's School of Information. The study is titled “Exploring OER Curation and the Role of School Librarians". ISKME designs guides and toolkits that help educators navigate and implement new teaching and learning practices. Grounded in research, our evidence-based guides and toolkits help articulate what actually works in real education settings—and are tailored to the unique professional learning needs of our clients and their stakeholders.
The study was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (www.imls.gov), under grant number LG-86-17-0035-17. The findings and recommendations expressed in this document do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Checklist of best practices for creating accessible resources.The Accessibility Checklist is adapted from BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit, CC-BY 4.0 International License.
The Summer Institute session covered the following:1.Share what high-quality resources look like in your work2.Explore quality evaluation tools3.Determine your own quality evaluation criteria
The Summer Institute webinar and practice activities covered the following:1.Share what collaboration looks like in your work2.Explore tools and workflows for collaboration and curation–Create folders and subfolders–Save resources to folders
The Summer Institute webinar and practice activities covered the following:- Explore the opportunity for OER to address our current needs / challenges / opportunities- Discover how to find OER that you can use in your work–Browse collections in the digital library and hubs–Utilize search, advanced search, refine search
During this week's session, we brainstormed our plans for our workshop trainings, shared some structure to draft outreach communication ideas, and discussed next steps.
The Summer Institute session covered the following:1.Share any changes we made to our proposals 2.Explore designing and iterating for continuous improvement–Share best practices and get inspiration from other educators3.Get an overview of OER authoring tool, Open Author–Discover how to edit, describe, and publish a resource
The Summer Institute session covered the following:1.Share your first draft of your module2.Get feedback from peers3.Take notes so you can refine your module based on feedback
This Summer Institutute kick off webinar and reflection in group discussion covered the following:Connect and get to know each otherDiscuss Institute Goals, Outcomes and ExpectationsOpen Educational Resources and Practices OverviewExplore the What and WhyDiscover how Open Educational Resources and Practices can support our work
The Green Design Challenge is to brainstorm, prototype and present a design idea for a social entrepreneurship project focusing on green design that meets the design principles. Photo examples from ISKME's Teacher Innovation Workshop are included.