All Posts by @danmcguirempls

Full Course OER via a LMS

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When well-designed full course Open Education Resources (OER) like OpenUpResources about to be released Illustrative Mathematics are used with a learning management system along with the professional development and training for this type of learning all kinds of possibilities open up for teaching and learning. Assessment of learning is powerfully transformed. Here’s a potential CBE […]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=sabier.wordpress.com&blog=7270428&post=192&subd=sabier&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
When well-designed full course Open Education Resources (OER) like OpenUpResources about to be released Illustrative Mathematics are used with a learning management system along with the professional development and training for this type of learning all kinds of possibilities open up for teaching and learning. Assessment of learning is powerfully transformed. Here’s a potential CBE […]
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Customized, Personalized, Individualized, Competency Based, Project Based, etc.

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SABIER, The Stone Arch Bridge Initiative for Education Resources, welcomes the Feb. 22nd announcement by the Bush Foundation that it will devote most of the $7 million-plus it spends annually on education to the “School Design for Individualized Learning” initiative. The Bush Foundation awarded the MPCC, The Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum, the Local Government […]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=sabier.wordpress.com&blog=7270428&post=168&subd=sabier&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
SABIER, The Stone Arch Bridge Initiative for Education Resources, welcomes the Feb. 22nd announcement by the Bush Foundation that it will devote most of the $7 million-plus it spends annually on education to the “School Design for Individualized Learning” initiative. The Bush Foundation awarded the MPCC, The Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum, the Local Government […]
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Language to include OER in Minnesota Law

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I met this past Wednesday with Minnesota State Senator Patricia Torres Ray to discuss how to increase the opportunities for Minnesota teachers and students to use Open Education Resources – Creative Commons licensed curriculum. We decided to not add to try to add it to this bill, SF 158, dealing with STEM COURSE GRANTS; APPROPRIATION  which […]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=sabier.wordpress.com&blog=7270428&post=128&subd=sabier&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
I met this past Wednesday with Minnesota State Senator Patricia Torres Ray to discuss how to increase the opportunities for Minnesota teachers and students to use Open Education Resources – Creative Commons licensed curriculum. We decided to not add to try to add it to this bill, SF 158, dealing with STEM COURSE GRANTS; APPROPRIATION  which […]
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OER Platform* Comparisons

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I was at Venture Academy in Minneapolis for the viewing of Most Likely To Succeed on Monday evening, Feb. 6. The following day, Tuesday, we got a tour of Venture Academy and then about four hours of workshop/discussion with a team from Summit Learning which Venture Academy is using. Venture Academy also got money from […]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=sabier.wordpress.com&blog=7270428&post=125&subd=sabier&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
I was at Venture Academy in Minneapolis for the viewing of Most Likely To Succeed on Monday evening, Feb. 6. The following day, Tuesday, we got a tour of Venture Academy and then about four hours of workshop/discussion with a team from Summit Learning which Venture Academy is using. Venture Academy also got money from […]
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For-Profit Involvement in OER – Part 5

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 Below is a re-posting from http://developingprofessionalstaff-mpls.blogspot.com/2017/01/for-profit-involvement-in-oer-part-5.html Wednesday, January 25, 2017 For-Profit Involvement in OER – Part 5 This is a continuation of a discussion from Part 4 In a blog post yesterday, David Wiley said: “The conversation needs to be larger, the sense of urgency needs to be greater, and the vision and imagination of what’s […]
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My initial post to the Open Learning Hub

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Below is a copy of a blog post that I made on another blog  June 15, 2016. Here’s a link to that blog For-Profit Involvement in OER – Part 4 I’m genuinely glad that Lumen is doing what they’re doing, and I applaud the announcement this past Monday of the Major National Initiative to Help […]
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SMS and wireless internet free to Minneapolis students

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The fact text messaging actually costs carriers nothing  combined with the fact that free wireless internet service is also available to connect students in Minneapolis with the servers at Minneapolis Public Schools means that students and teachers in Minneapolis should be able to use Twitter and Moodle in their “classrooms”  which could be anyplace in […]
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AT&T to start offering $50 netbooks

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With a two year contract, of course. see Stribune article from 4/18/09 http://www.startribune.com/business/43208492.html?elr=KArks:DCiU1OiP:DiiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU This is a big deal because it means that there will likely be a more significant source for internet devices.  If the trend keeps up people and businesses will want a place to unload their ‘old’ netbooks.  Sabier will be there to […]
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