The Summer 2018 Session is our 48th session of OPEN NH courses! 
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The Intel® Teach Elements: Designing Blended Learning course is an interactive e-learning experience that will help teachers develop an understanding of blended learning, including what it is and how it benefits students. Through many examples, teachers will consider how to create blended learning experiences for students and what to address when designing these experiences. In addition, they will see how technology tools can foster collaboration while delivering engaging instructional content. Teachers will also learn strategies for assessing students and managing a blended learning classroom.

ESOL Literacy Development Part 3 takes educators/administrators into the world of how second language (L2) learners acquire oral language skills. Participants will gain a working knowledge of philosophies behind L2 oral language acquisition, the role of socio-culture, and NH’s 2007 L2 learner oral language proficiency levels (entering, beginning, developing, expanding, bridging, and reaching). Educators will identify their philosophy of oral language acquisition for L2 learners, develop a mission statement for their classroom for supporting L2 learners, and complete a L2 Oral Language Acquisition Planner which is reflective of NH’s standards for English Language Proficiencies (ELP) and oral language proficiency levels. The planner will provide as a tool to create a classroom environment that will assist L2 learners in the acquisition of oral language skills. Although educators are the primary focus for this course, administrators will find this course a useful tool in the development of a school-wide view and practice of L2 oral language skill acquisition.

Using specific classroom scenarios, teachers and future teachers explore the practical implementation of an invention unit into their curriculum culminating in a school or classroom Invention Convention science fair style event.  The course examines useful reflective strategies, hands-on learning approaches, and the application of Project-based learning (PBL) concepts via action planning. The Design-thinking Process will be covered including effectively utilizing Model-eliciting Activities (MEAs) to help students conceptualize their ideas and be innovative!

Education has changed dramatically for both teachers and students. With mandated testing, increasingly diverse student populations, and constantly increasing professional responsibilities it is now more important than ever for each of us to use all available teaching strategies to make sure that we effectively and efficiently teach every student.  This course will take you through the process of creating a lesson plan using UDL principles for your classroom. Concepts and methods focused on and related to UDL are: (a) multiple intelligences, (b) Bloom’s Taxonomy, (c) constructivist learning theory, and the (d) gradual release model. As part of the lesson plan, you will deconstruct state standards to determine goals and objectives for your students and create pre-, formative, and summative assessments that conform to UDL principles.

Learning is dramatically changing in the 21st Century.  The ever increasing access to digital tools and technologies have redefined how students communicate, interact, and engage on daily basis.  In order to ensure that our teaching remains relevant and interesting to our new learners, we have to adapt our teaching and reach students where they live, not where we think they should live.  In this course, we will explore how digital tools can be used to engage students and promote personalized learning.  You will understand the value of integrating a variety of tools into your teaching practice to engage students and enhance learning.  You will get application experience using these tools directly to produce course projects.  This course will require that you establish free user accounts and use a variety of tools yourself, to get first hand experiences with how these tools work. Rather than a single course project, you will produce a variety of projects, each using a different digital tool.   While you will be given readings that enhance your learning, your discussions will focus on your experiences using these tools and consider their applications for teaching and learning in your classroom.

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