Library Closed Aug 12-19

July 19, 2016
Please pardon our dust as MERIT Library has a little work done!  We are very excited to share that MERIT Library will be getting new carpeting, and the circulation desk that has been in place since the dawn of time will be replaced as well!  To complete the project, Room 350 and 350a will undergo a minor abatement project prior to the carpet change. The Library will be open during the majority of the construction, but will be closed August 12-19. All other areas of MERIT will be open. See the digital signage in Teacher Education, Education, and Lathrop for construction updates!
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SoE Graduate Staff Welcome and Orientation Program – August 26, 2016

July 18, 2016
The School of Education Dean's Office, in cooperation with the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention and MERIT is pleased to announce the annual SoE Graduate Staff Orientation and Welcome. Date:   August 26, 2016 Time:   11 am - 5:30 pm Location:  Room 159, Education Building on Bascom Hall Registration (link)   Early registration for the event is highly encouraged Program Schedule (link) Sessions are designed to help SoE graduate assistants with the following: Learn and discuss strategies to become a more effective graduate staff member Learn about resources available to graduate staff Meet other graduate staff, and SoE faculty and staff Earn 4 hours of the required 8 hours of TA training Sessions include discussion focused on multiculturalism and diversity across the SoE, classroom climate, and build community among graduate staff Sessions are designed to complement departmental training programs. As you may know, new teaching assistants are encouraged to complete 8 hours of training. For students attending the entire program, the Orientation counts as 4 hours of the required 8 hours of teaching assistant training.
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New Titles on Teaching in the MERIT Professional Collection

July 12, 2016
Flipped Learning for Social Studies Instruction, by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams. First edition. International Society for Technology in Education, 2015 Series: Flipped learning series Subjects: Social sciences -- Study and teaching Video in education Student-centered learning Professional H 62 .B474 2015 Also -- Flipped Learning for Math Instruction, by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams. Professional QA 135.6 .B47 2015 Flipped Learning for English Instruction, by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, with April Gudenrath. Professional  LB 1576 .B477 2015 Pedagogy for Restoration: Addressing Social and Ecological Degradation Through Education, by David Krzesni. Peter Lang, 2015 Series:  Counterpoints: studies in the postmodern theory of education, v. 503 Subjects: Environmental education -- Social aspects Environmental degradation -- Study and teaching Social justice -- Study and teaching Professional  GE 70 .K79 2015 A Richer, Brighter Vision for American High Schools, by Nel Noddings. Cambridge University Press, 2015 Subjects: Education, Secondary -- Aims and objectives -- United States High schools -- Curricula -- United States Educational change -- United States ( . . . and others) Professional  LB 1607.5 .N64 2015 Transformative Teaching: Changing Today's Classrooms Culturally, Academically, & Emotionally, by Kathleen Kryza, MaryAnn Brittingham, and Alicia Duncan. Solution Tree Press, 2016 Subjects: Transformative learning Effective teaching Professional  LC 1100 .K78 2016 Growing Critically Conscious Teachers: A Social Justice Curriculum ...
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Help and Resources for Migrating to Canvas

July 8, 2016
Summer 2016, MERIT staff are working closely with UW Madison campus partners to prepare for the adoption of Unizen along with Canvas, a new learning management system. Both Moodle and Desire2Learn remain on campus up until Summer 2018 to allow for a gradual approach to migrating course sites. See the UW Madison Canvas information page for up to date information, a migration timeline, Canvas workshops and help resources. Advantage to Canvas include: A clean, intuitive interface Integrated peer review functionality SpeedGrader (instructors can view, annotate, comment on, and grade submissions without downloading and re-uploading files) Course website design flexibility Easily create and update online content Intuitive assignment and grading options Group collaboration workspace Easy to integrate external learning applications Integrated Media Recorder (to easily include audio or video comments to personal messages, assignments, course discussions, and even graded work) Online rubric functionality to aid in learning assessment Ability to map student participation to learning outcomes Simpler to use on portable devices (smartphones, tablets) SoE faculty and staff are encouraged to contact MERIT staff with questions about migrating to Canvas. MERIT staff provide instructional ...
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MERIT Library Summer Hours

May 20, 2016
Summer 2016 May 25-June 10 Monday – Friday  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday – Closed Also May 30th – Closed (Memorial Day) June 13-August 5 Monday – Friday  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday – Closed Also July 4th – Closed (Independence Day) August 6th – September 1st Monday – Friday  Noon – 5:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday – Closed
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Summer Instructional Support Services at MERIT

May 11, 2016
MERIT staff offer a range of services directed at adoption of new approaches to teaching and learning. Staff are available to meet and offer instructional design, support for web tools for teaching, course and curriculum design, blended learning and design of online courses, pedagogical support, and help with adoption of new tools for teaching. MERIT staff provide class room instruction and bring expertise in tools, copyright, support for EdTPA, and a variety of trending topics. We look forward to working with you.  Please contact Jim Jonas or Catherine Stephens to arrange a consultation and learn more about MERIT services for SoE faculty, staff, and students.
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