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ITEEA's STEM Center for Teaching and Learning™ is offering two micro-badging 10-hour professional learning series focusing on safety in the STEM classroom and digital learning. Participants may register for any number of sessions, from one to ten.
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Registration for the first sessions opens August 17, 2020 and can be completed any time after September 1.
2020-2021 Safety Micro-badging Series
September 1, 2020: General Safety Topics in STEM Education: Examining the progress of safety in STEM education and reviewing ten recommendations for a safer school year.
October 1, 2020: Safer Lab Design and Maintenance: A well-maintained lab is a safer lab. Explore strategies to involve students in laboratory maintenance.
November 1, 2020: Chemical Safety: Fostering a culture of STEM lab chemical safety.
December 1, 2020: 3-D Printing Safety: Can 3-D printers cause harm?
January 1, 2021: The Work Permit System; Safety in the Workplace (focus on workplace readiness): Holding students accountable for their actions.
February 1, 2021: Safety in the Robotics Lab: From drones to battle bots, students build the most ingenious things but, is safety a concern?
March 1, 2021: Handheld and Portable Tools: Enhancing technology and engineering in STEM classrooms; exploring safer tool usage.
April 1, 2021: Large Power Tools: EbD course safety videos, hand and power tool guidelines, and more!
May 1, 2021: Safer Makerspaces (focus on interdisciplinary considerations): Building in safer practices from the beginning.
June 1, 2021: Accident Reports! A blessing and a curse. An introduction to liability for technology and engineering design teachers.
2020-2021 Digital Literacy Micro-badging Series
September 1, 2020: Effective Online Teaching: Learn Best Practices When Teaching Online.
October 1, 2020: Technology Use vs. Integration: An Evaluative Model to Measure the Effectiveness of Technology Use/Integration in the Classroom.
November 1, 2020: Ethics with Computer Science and Coding: Discover a Set of Moral Principles that Cover Common Issues with Computer/Technology Usage.
December 1, 2020: Best Practices When Delivering Online Content: Best Practices When Delivering Online Content: Engage in Ways to Deliver Online Instruction Effectively.
January 1, 2021: The Flipped Classroom: Learn Cutting Edge Ways to Effectively Use Tools in the Classroom in a Collaborative Environment.
February 1, 2021: Blended Learning Tools for Teachers and Students: Engage in an Educational Style Enabling Students to Learn in a Hybrid Online/Traditional Environment.
March 1, 2021: Video Integration: Learn Different Strategies/Tools to Use Videography and Multimedia to Engage Students in Learning.
April 1, 2021: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality: Learn How to Interact with Digital Data/Tools within the Real World via Applications.
May 1, 2021: Creative Assessment and Literacy Tools to Enhance Learning: Don’t Forgot to Annotate, and be Creative with Assessing your Students! Learn to Use Different Assessment Tools While Documenting in Proper Formatting.
June 1, 2021: Computing Technology Innovation: Learn Creative Ways to Benefit the Students through Changing the Way we Use Technology for the Greater Good!
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