Welcome Spring 2015 #SEACCRs

 

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This OOC (Online Open Course) is offered by the University of Alaska Southeast School of Education. Dr. Anne Jones, Director of the Elementary Master of Arts in Teaching Program is the facilitator and creator of this OOC.

 

This is a ‘flipped’ course. This means students work independently on learning activities prior to our Twitter sessions on Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

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The “lecture” is done on your own via instructor-created materials, provided resources, interaction with our Professional Learning Network (PLN), and your own exploration. My role as the facilitator is to guide your learning. The result is an experience where students take responsibility for their own learning and become part of a sustainable PLN.  Each week you have an Essential Question to answer on your webpage and will respond to peers each week on their webpages. You also have assignments each week that build the pieces of your final (APA formatted) research project. These are shared on your webpage and submitted to LiveText.

Course Schedule an-organizing-time-line s15-for-classroom-research SEACCR spring 2015 Schedule

Organizing Timeline an-organizing-time-line s15-for-classroom-research

To prepare for the first week of class, you need to:
Read the syllabus and the course schedule SEACCR spring 2015 Schedule
Preview the course resources. All the resources for the course are on my webpage in the Classroom Research tab: http://drannejonesuas.learningspaces.alaska.edu/?page_id=70
I do add new resources as I find them or you need them. I will post them as a blog and tweet when I add anything new.

I strongly encourage you to read through all the week’s pages before the course begins. As a result, you will have a ‘lay of the land’ and understand the logic and sequencing of the course. 

I hope you will also find this organizing timeline helpful: an-organizing-time-line s15-for-classroom-research

Watch the videos on how to create and use a webpage & blogging http://learn.wordpress.com/
tweeting https://support.twitter.com/groups/50-welcome-to-twitter and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7ldJSHZeBE
set up your Tweetdeck https://about.twitter.com/products/tweetdeck
and Google Calendar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iTsxQFvQZQ.

You also need to set your Word program for APA style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcL7JG9NAMs and http://www.youtube.com/user/EMATJNU11/videos

If you like to have a textbook (they are not required), I recommend
Conducting Research Literature Reviews by Arlene Fink http://www.coursesmart.com/IR/2086513/9781452259499?__hdv=6.8
and
Teachers Doing Research (2nd ed.) Bunaford et al. http://www.coursesmart.com/IR/2086513/9780805835892?__hdv=6.8

Over the 14 week course, teachers will be invited to:
Frame a classroom problem related to implementation of the common core standards, create a plan to systematically engage in inquiry toward effective practice in this area, collaborate with peers to analyze data and determine best practices for their specific classroom setting, create and peer review a Classroom Research study, present results of research to peers for feedback, apply your technology knowledge and skills for learning.

This course moves fast, so don’t wait until Week One to get started.

I look forward to meeting everyone at our Web Meeting on Thursday September 11 at 5 pm. Please log on through the course site on Blackboard.If you cannot attend this live meeting, be certain you watch the recording which you can access through WebMeeting Archives on our Blackboard site.
If you have any questions before our first meeting, send me a tweet @DrAnneJonesUAS.  I often share resources and ideas I find on Twitter. To have easy access to these, you will want to include #uasgep or #teachAK on your TweetDeck or Twubs along with #seaccr.

Get started using Twitter:

 

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