This course is designed for educators who want to explore various grading policies, approaches, and strategies that align with principles of equity and support student growth. Participants will critically evaluate their current grading policies, reflect on their impact, and explore alternatives. They will examine the role of communication, feedback, and transparency in promoting equitable grading practices. By the end of the course, participants will have developed a deeper understanding of equitable grading, identified biases in their own practices, and created an action plan to create grading policies that support student success.
This course is fast-paced and fun-filled and will tap into the limitless creativity of Adobe Express for BEGINNING users. Adobe Express is a "Free Forever" program for educators and students. Participants will develop classroom S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) lessons by delving into Adobe Express's features. You will create professional-looking graphics, slideshows, presentations, infographics, and thematic S.T.E.M. (Spark) video stories exploring S.T.E.M. careers and professionals who have shaped, changed, and inspired worldwide change.
Are you wondering how to generate a STEM buzz in your classroom? Tinkercad is an amazingly easy-to-use, powerful program for creating 3D digital designs that are ready to be 3D printed. This 3D modeling program empowers students to design all kinds of things, from custom homes to Mayan statue replicas, to cell models and engineered 3D-printed fidget spinners.
In this practical, hands-on course, I’ll show you how to harness the power of AI to engage your students and transform their learning experience. I’ll introduce you to AI tools and techniques that help you teach everything from math to rap battles (yes, you read that right).
Design Thinking is a critical skill needed for our students to be prepared to solve life skills they will encounter throughout life in any circumstances. Design Thinking is the non-linear iterative process in which to solve problems. The engineering design process includes the following:
1) Define the Problem
5) Test and
Code.org and Scratch are two free online programs that teach students basic coding skills and allow them to create various projects of their choice, including games, animations, stories, and art.