Enhancing Learning Through Curatr: A Social Learning Platform

Epigogy, Inc is presenting a training this weekend on using Curatr to enhance social learning in the classroom.
Go to this site for the clickable version:

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Online Teaching Q & A

HI Everyone!

I have been getting a lot of questions on my infographics. Instead of emailing individuals, I thought a video might be fun. This Q & A is in response to Sam about the first infographic below. The second infographic below is for additional explanation. I see a third infographic forming as we speak.

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Online Teaching Infographic Q &A from Shawn MacMeekin on Vimeo.

~Mia

Epigogy, Inc. Launch

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HI Everyone!

I am excited to announce that Epigogy, Inc.  launched today.

Epic + Pedagogy= Epigogy

We have been working hard the last several months to build our team and clearly map out our mission.

We had our first board meeting last week and are now official!

What are we doing and why?

The purpose of Epigogy, Inc is to provide cutting edge guidance and training to leverage current research and technology to enhance learning at all levels. 

Educators (K-12 and higher ed) and corporate managers tell us that they want to implement sound pedagogy, but they either don’t have the time or don’t know how to begin the process.

They just don’t know where to start.

BUT, We do! We love teaching the teacher, Guiding the leader, and listening for solutions. The solutions are much closer than many realize.

Over the last year our team has been training a department how to implement gamification across the curriculum… and it worked!

Students are more engaged and instructors like going to class.

It is exciting to see lost teachers have “Ah-Ha” moments.

Our newest project as an official Epigogy team.

The project is a hybrid, blended learning project entitled:

Enhancing Learning Through Curatr, a Social Learning and Game Theory Platform

We are presenting the workshop at the Lily Conference .

We Need Your Help!

We are looking for schools to partner with and revolutionize how they teach the students of the future.

Do you know a struggling school that needs guidance to turn it around?

A teacher who wants to use sound pedagogy, but just needs a little help in the classroom?

A team that seems to be lagging and needs an epic ignition?

Check out the website… Epigogy.org and the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Epigogy

Thanks!

~Mia

The Corporate Team in a Contract World

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I was recently asked, as part of a team, to help contract workers become a part of an innovative team. There are so many places to start. But our first observation and recommendation was, “you are currently a group and we need to move you into a Team.” How do we do that? Here is where I would START:

1. Read How NASA Builds Teams
2. Read The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
3. Engage in Gamestorming
4. Try new strategies

Yes, this is oversimplified, but it is just a start.
~Mia

Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping…

This is going to be fun. I think for my next exam I will have the students make a mind map of everything they know about the topic. I have tried parts of this in the past. Now I think it would get them to see their knowledge and then we can interact with it. For those that are less than artistic, here are some links to try:

Mindmeister

Bubbl.us

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