Using Technology to Explore Yardsticks: Developmental Stages from Age 4-14 (Online)
Monday, January 9 - 8 am
Tuesday, February 28 - 8 am
The book Yardsticks by Chip Wood is a must-read for educators, administrators, and parents of students ages 4-14. In this 21-hour online course, you will use the book as a tool to help you address the developmental needs of your students. The course is self-paced, with technology-based assignments corresponding to reading assignments and Discussion Board responses. You will gain experience using Excel, Word Cloud apps, Google Docs, Padlet, and explore other grade-appropriate technology for use in your classrooms. There will also be two Go To Meetings for opportunities to participate in real-time discussion on the topics in the book. Participants must choose one to "attend" virtually (via webcam or phone) either Monday, January 23rd, 3:30-4:30 pm, OR Monday Feb 6, 3:30-4:30 pm.
You need access to Virtual Blackboard, word processing, and spreadsheet application. Your incoming class lists including dates of birth would be helpful! You will need to purchase or check out from the library a copy of Yardsticks by Chip Wood, available in paperback.
Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE