Granite State Project Partnership

A place where Granite State College faculty and advisors developed OER courseware in a project partnership as part of the launch of the Library Media Specialist certification program.
23 members | 40 affiliated resources

Year 1 - Faculty Resources

Cognitive STEAM: Environments

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This segment expands the role of library services and spaces in alternative K-12 curriculum. Using STEAM as a model for our discussion, we will review learning styles and how to plan libraries to complement pedagogy. Prior to taking the course you should review student learning styles and multiple intelligence theory. To incorporate all learners into our discussions on space we will look beyond STEM to STEAM including art and design into the process as well. We will investigate a future school library influenced by cognitive research, learning styles and pedagogy. The primary goal in the course is to give educators alternative concepts for educational space design that focuses on pedagogy and the individual learner.

Material Type: Module

Author: Margaret Sullivan

Introduction to Technology Integration for Educators

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This module is an introduction to integrating technology in K-12 classrooms for the pre-service and in-service teacher. The goal of this module is to give teachers an overview of the basic considerations concerning integrating technology in the classroom to meet the needs of all learners. The learner will assess their access to technology and their personal beliefs and attitudes about technology The learner will examine two models of technology integration. TPACK - Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge SAMR Model of Technology Integration The Common Core Standards that are related to technology and digital media will be examined. Learners will choose a common core standard that suggests using technology and/or digital sources of information and identify technology(s) that will support the standard and enhance the learning environment. The focus will be on selecting technology for the content area (TK and CK) and determine the level of SAMR addressed in the application of the technology Learners will reflect on best practices for maximizing using technology Learners will use a technology evaluation rubric to evaluate a technology tool selected to meet a specific learning goal. Learners will examine the important considerations regarding ethical and safe use of technology and Internet use. Learners will examine and evaluate the “Privacy Policy” of two educational game companies. Learners will develop a Technology Integration Professional Development Plan that will include their areas of need and a timeline and resources (network/PLC).

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Teaching/Learning Strategy, Unit of Study

Building Teacher Questioning Skills Through Lesson Modeling

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In this module, middle and high school teachers explore a model inquiry-based STEM social justice lesson involving statistics and its implementation to understand the role of questioning techniques in delivering inquiry-based lessons, building depth of knowledge and understanding student thinking. In this module, teachers will: -- Evaluate their own questioning skills -- Report, monitor and reflect on their own questioning skills -- Learn new questioning skills while gaining exposure to an inquiry-based, social justice STEM lesson -- Understand the role of questioning skills in building student exposure to Depth of Knowledge levels 3/4 level thinking

Material Type: Module

Author: Lauren Provost