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Game Design & Flipping Your Class: Two New (Free!) HP Catalyst Academy mini-courses

  

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Want to bring Game Design into your K-12 classroom and increase student engagement in STEMx learning? The Learning Games Network will show you how to use their amazing Game Design Toolkit.

Want to learn a about a new tool for “Flipping” your classroom and encouraging deeper thinking and conversations? Learn how to use Classroom Salon, a free web-tool developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Check out these two new (free!) mini-courses just added to the HP Catalyst Academy catalog…

 

 

 

Game Design for Learning is a self-paced (8-12 hours) HP Catalyst Academy mini-course that will walk you through how to “Level Up” your students’ Project Based Learning using a wonderful Game Design Tool Kit and methodology created by Learning Games Network. For those who want to go deeper, this mini-course will also introduce you to the Playful Learning knowledge network. Your students will love it – and your parents will want to go back to school to learn this way.

 

 

 

Flipping Your Class: An Analytics-Based Approach will introduce you to analytics-rich tools like Classroom Salon to engage your students in deeper, collaborative conversations online. This mini-course will help you make your curriculum “flip ready”, and introduce you to an amazing tool (and free) tool for social annotation. This HP Catalyst Academy mini-course is also self-paced and available now for enrollment.

 

 

Sign up today and learn more about other HP Catalyst Academy mini-courses by visiting www.catalyst-academy.org.

 

 

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Jim Vanides, B.S.M.E, M.Ed.
Global Education Program Manager
Sustainability & Social Innovation
Hewlett-Packard

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Jim Vanides is responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of education technology innovation initiatives. His focus is...
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  • A former K-12 district administrator and adjunct professor of communication, Elliott has won over 60 state and national awards in school public relations, is a past columnist for Electronic School, School Administrator and American School Boards Journal, and has been interviewed for many leading educational publications. Recently, Elliott helped developed models for personal learning, which in testing increased successful completion of algebra from 33% to 71% versus traditional classroom instruction. His work is featured by HP at www.hp.com/makeitmatter
  • I am part of the HP Calculator team, working on the HP Prime graphing calculator. I taught mathematics for 20 years and have extensive experience in the professional development of teachers of mathematics. My area of interest is mathematics education; specifically, how technology affects the teaching and learning of mathematics.
  • Jim Vanides is responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of education technology innovation initiatives. His focus is the effective use of technology to create powerful learning experiences that help students around the world succeed. He has been instrumental in launching over 1200 primary, secondary, and higher education projects in 41 countries, including the HP Catalyst Initiative - a 15-country network of 60+ education organizations exploring innovations in STEM(+) learning and teaching. In addition to his work at HP, Jim teaches an online course for Montana State University on the Science of Sound, a masters-level, conceptual physics course for teachers in grades 5 through 8. Jim’s past work at HP has included engineering design, engineering management, and program management in R&D, Manufacturing, and Business Development. He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.
  • Mike is a passionate education advocate dedicated to helping schools design, build and deliver solutions that solve the complex instructional challenges that face K12 leaders every day. Mike is interested in working with individuals and organizations that share the same level of commitment to improving Instructional outcomes with and through the use of technology


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