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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School of Education Graduate Staff Welcome and Orientation

July 2, 2015
School of Education Graduate Staff Welcome and Orientation Friday, August 21, 2015 11:00 am - 5:30 pm Union South TITU The orientation is free, includes lunch and an afternoon reception. The program is highly recommended for all new Teaching Assistants (TAs), Project Assistants (PAs), and Research Assistants (RAs). Review the program agenda, and register to attend. We look forward to seeing our new graduate staff on August 21st. On behalf of the Orientation Planning Team, please let us know if you have any questions. Aaron Bird Bear Catherine Stephens Walter Williams
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Third Thursday Openness Meetup

June 18, 2015
  Thursday, June 18 12:30-1:30 pm Wisconsin Idea Room - Rm 159, Education Bldg (on Bascom Mall) Feel free to bring your lunch. We'll provide some treats! The topic: Open access, open data, open educational resources . . . Information and programs related to these topics seem to be cropping up all over campus. Time to start a community to share information, interests, and energy around "openness" and the academy. We'll continue to meet every third Thursday at 12:30 for community building and information sharing. What we'll do: As the community develops, we can add some topics or structure to our meetups, but for this month, we'd like to focus on getting to know a bit about each other and the activities we're involved with. If there's value in developing a shared space online or an email list to collect or share information between meetups we might organize that this month too. Who should come: Anyone with any interest in how or why we might collect, share, and access information in ways that make it easier for more people to use that information in more ways. No need for specialized knowledge ...
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Current Interest Topics in the MERIT Professional Collection

May 31, 2015
The Teaching Profession: Present and Future, by A. Reis Monteiro. Springer, 2015 Series: SpringerBriefs in education Subjects: Teaching Teachers Educational evaluation Education Education -- Study and teaching Education -- Aims and objectives Prof LB 1775 .M684 2015 Stop Leading Like It’s Yesterday!: Key Concepts for Shaping Today’s School Culture, by Casey Reason. Solution Tree Press, 2015 Subjects: Educational leadership School management and organization Prof LB 2806 .R34 2015 PPP Paradox: Promise and Perils of Public-Private Partnership in Education, by Pritha Gopalan. SAGE Publications, 2013 Subjects: Privatization in education Public schools Education and state Educational change Prof LB 2806.36 .G69 2013 Education's Flashpoints: Upside Down or Set-Up to Fail, by Jim Dueck. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015 Subjects: School improvement programs Education and state Prof LB 2822.8 .D83 2015 Building Trust in Teacher Evaluations: It's Not What You Say; It's How You Say It, by Shelly M. Arneson; foreword by Charlotte Danielson. Corwin, 2015 Subjects: Teachers -- Rating of -- United States Communication in education -- United States Trust -- United States Prof LB 2838 .A763 2015 Deliberate Optimism: Reclaiming the Joy in Education, by Debbie Silver, Jack C. Berckemeyer, Judith Baenen. Corwin, 2015 Subjects: Teacher morale Teachers – Job satisfaction Teaching Motivation in education School management and organization Prof LB 2840 .S55 2015 Queer Teachers, Identity and Performativity, edited by Anne Harris and Emily M. Gray. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 Series:  ...
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Overview of UW Madison Media Space Offered June 2

May 13, 2015
SoE Faculty and Staff are invited to attend an overview of UW Madison's Kaltura and MediaSpace on June 2 from 10-11:30 am. MERIT Library Instruction practicum student, Kaitlin Springer will lead an informational session about MediaSpace.  The session will include time to consider course and program objectives, and time for specific questions about the video space and set of tools designed for instructional use. Please RSVP to Catherine Stephens if you plan to attend.
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MERIT Library Summer Reserves Requests due by May 26th

Please note that reserves requests for the Summer Semester are due at MERIT Library by May 26th, 2015 in order to be available at the start of the semester. EReserves appear online as part of a web resource called "Library Course Pages".  Within the MyUW portal, students will find EReserves, along with library resources posted by library instruction staff.  "Library course pages" are intended to be collaborative between faculty and library staff, and serve as a web vehicle to post both EReserves and library instruction resources online. Contact Jim Jonas with questions about posting library instruction resources for students. Keep the following in mind when submitting Reserves requests: -- Provide complete citations for items being placed on electronic reserves.  We need the author & title of the book/journal, copyright date and copyright holder.  For books, you can simply photocopy the title page and (usually) the back of the title page, which gives the copyright information.  If you need assistance in identifying the citation for these materials, please ask MERIT Library reference staff for assistance. -- If you would like items that are currently on reserves ...
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Finding Past News Posts from MERIT

May 12, 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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News Archive

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