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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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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Designing Posters with PowerPoint

March 23, 2015
April 10, noon-1:00 pm, 348 Teacher Education Whether you need it for a class or a conference, this workshop will walk you through the basics designing a poster with Microsoft PowerPoint. We will cover basic options, settings and techniques for this easy-to-use program, as well as preparing your design for printing. Instructor: Jim Jonas
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Individual Technology Plans with SoE Faculty

March 18, 2015
MERIT staff have reached out broadly to tenure-track School of Education faculty with an invitation to meet and take time to share an overview of faculty work focused on teaching, research and outreach.  Individual technology plan sessions are designed as listening sessions as faculty draw attention to approaches to technology integration and highlight progress, opportunities, and challenges.  MERIT staff take the time to highlight ways in which MERIT staff can assist, and help point faculty to MERIT, SoE and campus resources. As the first round of interviews winds down, we extend a thank you to all faculty who have taken time to meet.  We look forward to future conversations.  SoE faculty are invited to contact Catherine Stephens to arrange time to meet and reconnect. Questions posed to individual faculty: 1. What are your current teaching, research and outreach interests? 2. Do you have the resources (technology, spaces, knowledge, access to consultants) to teach, research, and provide outreach efficiently and effectively? 3. Can you share any current obstacles, barriers, challenges to efficient/effective use of technology at UW-Madison? 4. What would you like to be doing in your ...
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New Titles in MERIT’s Professional Collection

March 10, 2015
Selected Issues in Contemporary Education Authority and the Teacher, by William H. Kitchen. Bloomsbury Academic, 2014 Summary:  Seeks to overturn the notion that authority is a restrictive force within  education, serving only to stifle creativity and drown out the voice of the student. Subjects: Teacher-student relationships Education--Philosophy Authority Prof LB 1033 K533 2014 The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, PreK-5: Choosing and Using the Best Instructional Materials for Your Students, edited by Cary I. Sneider. Corwin, 2015 Subjects: Science -- Experiments -- Study and teaching (Elementary Science projects -- Study and teaching (Elementary) Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Activity programs -- United States Prof LB 1594 G68 2015 Men Who Teach Young Children: An International Perspective, by David Brody; foreword by Tim Rohrmann. Institute of Education Press, 2014 Subjects: Male teachers Early childhood education Prof LB 1775.6 B76 2014 Doing the Right Thing for Children: Eight Qualities of Leadership, by Maurice Sykes; foreword by Thomas Schultz, Ed. D. First edition Redleaf Press, 2014 Subjects: Early childhood education -- United States -- Administration Educational leadership -- United States Early childhood teachers -- Training of -- United States Early childhood educators -- United States Prof LB 2822.6 S95 2014 Queer Teachers, Identity and Performativity, edited by Anne Harris and Emily ...
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Teaching Trends – New Titles in the Collection

February 17, 2015
Teaching Today and in the Future.  Explore the new titles in MERIT's collection. Math is a Verb: Activities and Lessons from Cultures Around the World, by Jim Barta, Ron Eglash, and Cathy Barkley. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 2014 Subjects: Ethnomathematics. Mathematics -- Social aspects. PROF GN 476.15 B37 2014 Teaching Grammar & Punctuation in the Twenty-First Century, by Marion Terry. Oxford University Press, 2014 Subjects: English language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching English language -- Punctuation -- Study and teaching PROF LB 1576 T48 2014 Preparing for the Classroom: What Teachers Really Think About Teacher Education, by Kevin O. Mason. Rowman & Littlefield, 2014 Subjects: Teachers -- Training of -- United States. Teachers -- Attitudes. PROF LB 1707 M27 2014 Leading Schools in an Era of Declining Resources, by J. Howard Johnston and Ronald Williamson. Routledge, 2014 Subjects: Educational leadership -- United States. Education -- United States -- Finance. PROF LB 2805 J638 2014 #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education, by Grant Lichtman. Jossey-Bass, 2014 Subject: School improvement programs. PROF LB 2822.8 L54 2014 Queer Teachers, Identity and Performativity, edited by Anne Harris and Emily M. Gray. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 Series: Palgrave studies in gender and education Subjects: Gay teachers. Lesbian teachers. Sexual minorities -- Identity. PROF LB 2844.1 G39 Q43 2014 The Handbook ...
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