Did you know you can participate in BPS Teaching and Learning Latte Sessions and earn graduate credit?
Latte Sessions are a means to provide just-in-time support to BPS staff in a relaxed environment. These 1.5 hour training sessions are provided by BPS staff on a variety of relevant educational topics.
Latte Sessions are optional, but staff are required to register for sessions in Staff Tracker. After completing 10 Latte Sessions (or 15 hours), participants may register for graduate credit in December and May of each year.
This blog area has been created for participants to post their required reflection and list the latte sessions they attended. All posts will be public and available for comment by others. This will help us all learn and grow!
Applying for credit:
- Participants will write a reflection about one or a combination of the strategies and tools they learned during their sessions. The reflection will explain the context for the use (curriculum/learning reason), will briefly outline the strategies, and will reflect critical and deep thought on the experience. Your reflection should be created in Google Drive. See rubric below. Archived reflections can be found here: https://goo.gl/WfGpgZ
- Participants will provide a link within their reflection showing evidence of how they implemented or used what was learned in at least one of the latte sessions (e.g., link to a student product, evidence of twitter chat participation, etc.).
- Participants will copy and paste or type their list of ten completed latte session at the bottom of their reflection (or sessions equaling 15 hours total – in rare cases some latte sessions were more than 1.5 hours). Sessions must be completed within five years at the time of your graduate credit registration. For example:
Class 1: Latte (Admin) - Planning Effective Training (9/17/20XX) Hours: 1.5
Class 2: Latte - Latte – Effective Questioning (5/19/20xx) Hours: 1.5
- Apply for the credit using the UND online registration process. Choose Bismarck for the district and search for the class "21st Century Strategies and Tools: Latte. Registration timeframes are December and May.
|Setting the stage||Clearly indicates the context on which the reflection is written. Provides information on the grade-level, content focus, and learning objectives.|
|Purpose for learning||Clearly indicates why you were interested in learning this topic.|
|Strategies/implementation steps||Enough steps regarding the strategies for implementation are provided such that another staff member could read the reflection and the overview and learn from your experience.|
|Technology use and integration (if applicable)||Technology use and integration is happening with both the teacher and students. Students are using technology as part of the lesson in an inquisitive and creative way.|
|Public Audience||Blog post is written professionally, complete with formal language and free from mechanical errors.|