Designing Posters with PowerPoint

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

Individual Technology Plans with SoE Faculty

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 work that you may not be able to do?
5. Who are some of the others you turn to for help with your teaching and research?

Through dialogue and discovery, typical ways we respond:
1. We listen, answer questions, and then recommend specific solutions that address faculty work around teaching, research, outreach, and service.
2. We identify individuals who can help support faculty needs and resolve issues.
3. We point to campus partners, and offer to help introduce faculty to help outside of MERIT.
4. We don’t over-promise, and acknowledge issues that will require more time and resources.  We offer to help explore possible alternatives and solutions.

Strategic Initiative aligned with MERIT’s mission
MERIT (Media, Education Resources and Information Technology) stewards the School of Education’s Information Environment.
The Information Environment (IE) is composed of services that enable discovery, access, design and use of resources for teaching and learning, research, and outreach

New Titles in MERIT’s Professional Collection

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 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

Effective Assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage, by Jan Dubiel.
Sage Publications, 2014

Subjects:
Educational tests and measurements — Great Britain
Early childhood education — Great Britain

Prof  LB 3056.G7 D83 2014

The Socially Just School: Making Space for Youth to Speak Back, by John Smyth, Barry Down, and Peter McInerney.
Springer, 2014
Series: Explorations of educational purpose ; v. 29

Subjects:
Educational sociology
Education — Philosophy

Prof LC 189 S58 2014

Stories of Men and Teaching: A New Narrative Approach to Understanding Masculinity and Education, by Ian Davis.
Springer, 2015
Series: SpringerBriefs in education

Subjects:
Gender identity in education
Male teachers — Psychology

Prof LC 212.9 D38 2015

Never-Ending Stories: Adaptation, Canonisation and Ideology in Children’s Literature, edited by Sylvie Geerts and Sara Van den Bossche.
Academia Press, 2014

Subjects:
Children’s literature — Adaptations — History and criticism
Canon (Literature)

Prof PN 1009.5 A33 N48 2014