Study Suggests Video Lessons Result in Higher Retention, Engagement, via EdWeek

According to this EdWeek article , "New research suggests that video lessons result in higher levels of retention and engagement among students, compared to lectures."
If you aren't using video in your classroom, you may be interested in the course " Effective Video Production (EDU 921) ," created by Wilson College in partnership with Eduspire, to learn how to deliver intended messages in multiple content areas (connected with the ISTE standards for student learning and creativity). Through shooting, editing, and producing both original and existing material, teachers will examine the ways in which video content can effectively deliver instruction to the classroom — increasing engagement and transforming learning. 

The course is offered twice this July, both as a face-to-face course in Troy, PA and as an online course.

As part of your tuition, a GoPro Hero5 will be included! We think it is important for you to have the tools you need in order to return to your classroom, fully ready to implement all you have learned in this course.
Congratulations to our MET Program Graduates!
The end of the spring 2018 semester saw the first set of graduates from the Wilson College Master of Educatonal Technology degree program in partnership with Eduspire. The program continues to grow, with approximately 250 students now having applied for the MET degree and/or the ITS certification program.
MET Spotlight: Alison Bieber
MET participant,
Alison Bieber
Meet Alison. A first grade teacher from Virginia, she is almost finished with her coursework and will soon be completing her Master of Educational Technology degree through Wilson College.

Here's a glimpse of Alison's feedback about her experience in the MET program:

We asked Alison, "What have you most enjoyed about the MET program?"
Alison said, "I really enjoy the flexibility that the MET program provides. With this program, I like being able to look through the different courses and find what I am most interested in and what I find would be most applicable for my development as a teacher as well as what works for the students I work with. I have enjoyed being able to schedule courses that run at different times throughout the semesters, and find the six weeks courses to be manageable and relevant during teaching and in the summer months."

We also asked, "How has the MET program helped you to achieve your career goals?"

Alison said, "Using technology in education is an area where I really wanted to learn more and grow, and I think this program provides me with ways to learn and try new things in education that I would not have done before. I also think this program is setting me up for a possible career as an instructional technology coach or school technology specialist which I something that I might be interested in pursuing."
Instructor Spotlight: Ken Kay
Eduspire Instructor,
Get to know us better: Eduspire's top-notch instructors combine experience, skill, insight, and a passion for education. This week's interview features Ken Kay —  click here  to read his instructor spotlight profile and learn his favorite EdTech app and ice cream flavor!

Ken teaches ePublishing this July, Coding and Computational Thinking in October, and STEAM-azing: The Interdisciplinary Lens for Instruction (co-taught with Teresa Finegan), available this September.
Cutting-Edge Summer Online Courses
It's never too early to think about your goals for the next school year! Let us help you with our wide selection of EdTech courses for K-12 educators. Registration deadlines can sneak up on you, so don't delay!
Online | July 11 | Instructor: Michelle Krill | Hurry! Register by July 1
In this infographic from EdSurge, titled "Optimizing Professional Learning for Educators," learn what the most common obstacles are, and how an LMS could be the solution you're looking for.

This course is also offered in a face-to-face setting later in July in York, PA.
Online| July 8 | Instructor: Katie Wagaman | Register by July 5

This course will research appropriate classroom technology for students with Autism. It provides instruction and practice utilizing a variety of tools, and how to monitor and modify instruction for student success.
Online | July 14 | Instructor: Jeff Mummert | Register by July 3

Survey emerging technologies that will have applications in the classroom environment. Students will study educational technology integration and the “ed tech” business model and how implementing new technologies will impact the classroom.
Online | July 15 | Instructor: Ken Kay | Register by July 5

This course will appraise the impact of ePublishing on learning communication and information transfer. Identify and examine the capabilities of ebook formats, understand the visualization of data and gain an understanding of copyright and publishing issues.
Online | July 14 | Instructor: Carol Roth | Register by July 4

This course focuses on transforming instruction for a 1:1 class environment. Strategies will be presented for developing daily instructional plans that embed local-level technology into the curriculum content and ISTE standards.
Any many more excellent options!
Click below to see other courses being offered in July!
Eduspire Again Sponsoring KTI Summit in July
Eduspire is excited to sponsor the Keystone Technology Innovator (KTI) 2018 Summit on the campus of Shippensburg University July 23 through July 27.

Here's what KTI Chair, Scott Snyder, has to say about the event:

“KTI Summit attendees often call the experience life-changing. Many cite this singular week-long experience as the event that changed the course of their life and career.”

Congratulations to all of the educators who have been selected as this year's Keystone STARs!
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