eMINTS Weekly Update: May 21, 2012

Missouri eMINTS Certified Educators Updated on DESE Website: The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has updated the Education Technology portion of their website to include a tab about eMINTS Certified Educators. See: http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/instrtech/100%20eMINTS-METS%20Classrooms/ Please note that the listings include individuals who received certification through the successful completion of an electronic portfolio as of December 2011. Educators who just recently submitted portfolio items (in February, April and May 2012) will be added if their total portfolio scores successfully meet established criteria after all scoring has been completed. For more information about eMINTS certification see: http://www.emints.org/inside-emints/portfolio/  Educators from other states may also complete portfolios for eMINTS certification; however, they are not listed on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education site. The eMINTS Natio  nal Center maintains a database of all (in-state and other states) certified eMINTS educators.

Manage the eMINTS Discussion List over the Summer: You have several options for managing posts from the eMINTS discussion list over the summer. You could decide to unsubscribe for the summer and re-subscribe in the fall. You could select the “digest” option that gives you a single post where all emails for the day are “batched” into a single post every day instead of all of the posts as they come in to the list. Your participation on the list is “self-serve” so that you can make these changes yourself. For more information visit: http://www.emints.org/inside-emints/discussion-list/

e-Learning for Educators Summer Registration Closes May 23: Don’t miss registration for e-Learning for Educators summer session of online professional development courses! These 7-week courses facilitated by certified educators are open to teachers and others in any state. Course costs are $150 per person with graduate credit available at an additional cost. There are 20 partial scholarships available to Missouri educators (limit of 3 scholarships per district please) on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to a great line-up of courses for teachers at all grade levels and content areas, two exciting new courses will premier this summer:

*             Going Mobile K-12:  Capturing the power of Smartphones, tablets, apps and more!

*             What is the Right Blend?  Making sense of blended and hybrid learning for the K-12 classroom

Registration closes May 23. Courses begin June 12 and end July 24. For more information call 573-884-4233 or visit the website at http://www.elearningmo.org/