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2019 - 2020 Graduate Credit

2019 - 2020 Graduate Credit

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You can earn graduate credit from Lindenwood University through your participation in Connected Learning Events!

In order to earn credit, you will complete the following steps:

1. Visit https://applylu.lindenwood.edu/applicationws.asp to complete the Enrollment Form and

pay with your credit card. (Tuition fees are non-refundable)

2. Fully participate in conference activities

3. Complete the assignments and return by the deadline

You can access an official grade report through the student portal by visiting www.Lindenwood.edu.

The password will be provided from the university within 3-5 business days after registering. Go to My

Grades on the left column under Administrative Services. Grade Type – select Final Grades. The

document populated is printable. If it is not sufficient for your school district, a transcript will need to be

requested through this link http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/support-resources/transcript-

request/.

The attached information will provide you with the requirements to earn graduate credit. If you have

questions regarding the process, your username/password, how to request transcripts, or have

additional questions, please feel free to contact me at jedler@lindenwood.edu or by phone at 636-949-

4612.

Resources:

STEAMcamp wrap up

STEAMcamp wrap up

Thank you to educators for joining us for Connected Learnings first STEAMcamp. Teachers from different school districts across the region had a chance to collaborate and share resources on how to integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics into their lessons. Session were created by teacher that focused on novel engineering, riddles, grant writing, aquaponics, STEM gardening, and many more. Professionals were also able to build new learning networks with teachers from other school districts. These professional learning networks will be used during the upcoming school year to help teachers to connect and innovate in their classrooms

Special Thanks to ITEF and MySci for helping us make an amazing day for educators come to life.

Personalizing Learning Space event wrap up

Personalizing Learning Space event wrap up

First of all I’d like to say a special “Thanks” to Kelly Hardy (khardy@color-art.com) and the team at Color Art. They do amazing work and would LOVE to work with you!

Now, about our event:

In an evening that brought together educators, architects, and designers, Connected Learning partnered with local education furniture dealer, Color Art to continue the conversation about the importance of physical space design in schools. The evening was highlighted by Jolene Levin, designer for Norva Nivel. Norva Nivel, who began as an Australian based company, has been now working in the US for the past few years to design furniture that solve the issues in classrooms around movement, flexibility, and choice. This event, like the previous two that Connected Learning has supported this school year, featured active learning through design activities. Participants designed some amazing spaces with the help of Color Art Designers. They presented some incredible ideas based on this design sprint. The event concluded with two local speakers discussing projects that have enhanced schools locally. Jim Brockmann, assistant principal at CBC High School, talked about the genius of their Innovation Commons including pictures of how the space is being used by the young men at CBC. Dr. Robert Dillon discussed his work at Saint Louis Public Schools to enhance their pre-k classrooms to enhance literacy through creative spaces. Both projects showcased how the design process was essential for building momentum for the projects. Color Art and Connected Learning look forward to future events that help to cross-pollinate ideas around design and support innovation throughout the Saint Louis community.  

Photos from the event

Schedule

5:30 - Network (15 minutes) - K-12 showroom

5:45 - Speaker 1 - NorvaNivel (20 minutes) - Classroom

6:05 - Design Sprint (30 minutes) - Groups will meet in Various Spaces in Color Art

6:35 - Share Designs (15 minutes) - Classroom

6:50 - Speaker 2 - Jim Brockman (20 minutes) - Classroom

7:10 - Speaker 3 - Dr. Dillon (20 minutes) - Classroom

7:30 - End

Speaker Info

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Jolene Levin, NorvaNivel Director

Topic "How Purposeful Space design impacts learner autonomy and engagement"

Bio:

'Jolene is passionate about designing creative and innovative spaces that allows all students' needs to be met for learning success. Since NorvaNivel was founded in Australia in 2010, she has personally partnered with hundreds education leaders to help their schools navigate from traditional teaching and classroom design to create agile learning spaces to support the pedagogy of today and tomorrow. With a view to the direction of education, Jolene creates the vision of learning spaces of the future. She brings with her hundreds of successful case studies and a commitment to improving education in the United States with inclusive learning spaces. She is inspired by her children and transforming the world in which they learn'


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Jim Brockman, Assistant Principal and Director of Admission as CBC High School

Topic "Why Innovation? Why Now?"

Bio:

I graduated from the University of Missouri in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in the Science of Education. I earned my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Lindenwood University in 2009. I have been at CBC for 16 years. I spent the first 5 as a Social Studies Teacher. The next 7 years were spent growing and improving the Admissions Program as the Director of Admissions. The last 4 have been spent in my current role as Assistant Principal for Enrollment Management. During this time, I have been part of several projects and the creation of programs and processes at CBC, both big and small. The latest project was the redesign of the library into the Dunne Family Innovation Commons, an 8,000 square foot space completely dedicated to innovative thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, and connected learning though experiences that cannot be replicated in the "traditional" classroom setting.

Design Sprint

We will break up into 5-7 small groups. Each group will move to a different area within Color Art and be grouped with one our designers/application specialists with technology to share and create. In our furniture designing software, each designer will have a prebuilt classroom with preselected 'inventory' of furniture (located outside of the classroom to begin) to be placed and arranged in the room. The groups will be able to use whiteboards to sketch out ideas. Each group will be able to watch their classrooms and ideas come to life 3-dimensionally. At the end of the sprint, each designer will send Ashley and I a 2D & 3D of their classroom. We will then gather back in our classroom and share these with the group and have a little time to discuss. I am super excited about the design sprint and the ability to let our guests design in 3D!

Book Release Event Programs of Change: Volume 2

Book Release Event Programs of Change: Volume 2

A small group of passionate educators gathered in August to begin a journey. Each telling their story of innovation, creativity, change and personal growth. These stories, with the help of Dr. Robert Dillon, have come together to truly highlight our amazing region. Without a publishing company, without pre-sales, without financial support from many foundations, we persisted. Our region's educators deserve to be published, we are so excited to tell their stories!

Order

Volume 1 and 2 are available here. Preorder Volume 3 or the complete series here.

Outline of the event:

10:30 - 11:00 Welcome and networking

11:00 - 12:00 8, 6-minute presentations with a short break in between, TED-style delivered by the authors of Volume 1.

12:00 - 12:15 Throughline of the stories and setting up of the next storyline found in Volume 2 delivered by Dr. Robert Dillon

12:15 - 12:45 Book signing by authors/educators.

Slide Deck from the Event:

Photos From The Event

Connected Learning at MADE

Connected Learning at MADE

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Makers. Artists. Designers. Entrepreneurs. All have a space in MADE.

We had a great time with educators around our region touring this amazing space, playing on the laser cutter, CNC router, embroidery machine and having fun MAKING together. Learning, light dinner, and drinks were included.

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About MADE:

MADE is the place where St. Louis Makers, Artists, Designers, and Entrepreneurs create and collaborate. Our co-founders, Jim McKelvey and Doug Auer (the guys who brought you Third Degree Glass Factory), acted quickly when a makerspace chain went bankrupt in St. Louis, leaving over 500 local makers in the lurch. Our friends at Cortex gave Jim and Doug the tools they needed to get started, literally. We snagged all the machinery from the old place and hustled on out of there. After a year spent rehabbing a 100-year old brick bunker of a building on Delmar, we plugged in our gear, polished up the terrazzo floors, and opened our doors in November 2018. There is work in this world only you can make. Your side hustle, your bright idea, your passion project. MADE is where it’s going to happen. From the ground up. With your own two hands.



We Enjoyed:

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  • Demo on the laser cutter

  • Demo on CNC router

  • Demo on the embroidery machine

  • Create with a hands-on activity


We also:

  • Toured the amazing space

  • Learned more about MADE and the thriving Maker community

  • Walked away with something YOU made

  • Learned about how you and/or your school can become members of MADE