MERIT Workshop Schedule

February 17, 2015
MERIT will be offering a variety of drop-in workshops during the spring semester. Our workshops are designed to support teaching and learning with technology, with a focus on the needs of School of Education students, faculty, and staff. Sessions are open to the greater UW campus and community as well. No registration is required, so please stop by! Full list of workshops and descriptions available Topics this semester include: Creating Teacher Observation Videos Managing your Citations with Zotero Act 31 Resources Google Apps for the Classroom Teaching Outside the Box: Building Makerspaces to Support Teaching, Research and Community Building Teaching with Primary Resources Interactive Whiteboards Personal Privacy in the Digital Age Designing and Printing Posters with PowerPoint Free Education Apps for iPad Concept Map Tools to Support Teaching and Learning
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Linda Endlich’s “Journey” Featured in Art on Bascom Gallery

April 20, 2015
Linda Endlich, MERIT's Senior Graphic Artist  shares new work in the Art on Bascom Gallery in the Education building.   The theme of the show is “Journey”, and the show runs from April 20 to May 22. Linda is an Art alumna of UW-Madison and creates work with a focus on oil painting, portraiture and drawing. She has previously shown work at UW Madison, and local venues. Her current work explores digital photography and image manipulation. Linda explains that Journey is an “exploration visually, physically and metaphorically of mine. The show focuses on merged photographs crafted into something ‘new.’ Sometimes very realistic while other times abstract, they all emerge from two or more photographs playfully coming together. I have such a wonderful time creating them and am honored to have an opportunity to share them with you.” Congratulations to Linda, and please join her for an opening reception on Thursday, April 23, from 5 to 7 p.m.
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Make a personalized READ! Poster with MERIT, April 13-17

April 6, 2015
It’s that time of year again!  MERIT Library will be celebrating LIBRARY WEEK with our annual READ! Poster creation. Bring yourself, your friends, or even your dog.  All are welcome.  We will provide a selection of books for you to choose from but feel free to bring your own books if desired.  We will provide a variety of exciting backgrounds for you to choose from. The photo shoot will take place in the studio in room 109 of the Teacher Education Building (225 N. Mills St.).  Doors will be open for the READ! Poster shoot from Monday, April 13 to Friday, April 17 from noon until 6 p.m. Cost is $5 per pose and $2 for each additional copy.  Payment is accepted via campus print card or exact cash. Posters are tabloid sized (11x17).  Posters may take up to one week to finish
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Staff Present at Campus Showcase Event

April 3, 2015
School of Education staff head to the campus Showcase event on April 14, 2015 to present on two exciting initiatives: Catherine Stephens, MERIT's Senior Education Technology Consultant shares a poster describing this year's special grant project focused on Replicable Instructional Technology Infusion.   Two of the twelve projects are highlighted at Showcase:  "First Person Video" and use of GoPro cameras for patient assessment in Occupational Therapy, and "Popular Music for Educators" and teaching with digital audio workstations in MERIT's Macintosh teaching lab. Curriculum & Instruction Ph.D. candidate Lindsay Stoetzel shares a poster describing Teach-ology, a student led initiative based at MERIT library. Faculty and staff are encouraged to register and attend this special campus event.
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Encyclopedia of Science Education

New Addition to the Campus Database Library: Encyclopedia of Science Education A comprehensive international reference work covering the range of methodologies, perspectives, foci, and cultures of science education, via contributions from leading researchers from around the world. Because of the frequent ways in which scholarship in science education has led to developments in other curriculum areas, the encyclopedia has significance beyond the field of science education. Covers all areas of science education including biographical entries on science educators and educators whose work has had an impact on science education as a research field. View the entire Database Library
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New Books in the MERIT Children’s Collection

April 2, 2015
Get a Jump on the Holidays! The Mayflower, by Mark Greenwood; illustrated by Frané Lessac. First edition. Holiday House, 2014 Summary: "The three-thousand-mile trip was crowded and dangerous, and there was trouble when the passengers settled in Plymouth for a bitter, cold winter. However, their determination was ultimately rewarded; the Pilgrims adjusted to the New England climate thanks to help from local Native Americans and soon celebrated their first harvest in the New World."—Amazon PreK-12 F 68 .G795 2014 Frankenstein's Fright Before Christmas, story & pictures by Ludworst Bemonster. 1st ed. Feiwel and Friends, 2014 Summary: This parody of "The Night before Christmas" sees Santa visiting the castle of Miss Devel where a very excited Frankenstein and his monster friends live. PreK-12 PZ 3 .B4239 Fr 2014 And Then Comes Christmas, by Tom Brenner; illustrated by Jana Christy. First edition. Candlewick Press, 2014 Summary: A story to celebrate the signs of the approaching season--from icicles clinging to roofs and houses strung with colorful lights to visiting Santa and hunting for the perfect tree. PreK-12 PZ 3 .B75626 And 2014 The Animals' Santa, by Jan Brett, author and illustrator. G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin ...
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Finding Past News Posts from MERIT

March 27, 2015
MERIT has a new look!  We realize that we have a great deal of important information on our previous news blog.  We plan to add most previous posts to our archive on the new website, until that project is complete, we will have the archived news available for your review.  You can find the old archive at meritnews.education.wisc.edu. Our most current news will be posted on the new MERIT website.  As always, we welcome your feedback!
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