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''''' A Network of Knowledge Created by and for 21st Century Educators '''''<br /><br />
 
''''' A Network of Knowledge Created by and for 21st Century Educators '''''<br /><br />
Announcement (May 19, 2020): Our Spring 2020 class members have created a rich set of new mini-courses, covering exciting and timely topics such as: health education, mindfulness, learning to code, games for knowledge building, collaboration, and new technologies, strategies, and assessments for STEM, literacy, art/dance, social studies. Check these out at [[Featured mini-courses from Spring 2020]]. (More... [[Archived announcements]])
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'''Announcement''' (December 15, 2020): Our Fall 2020 class members have created a rich set of new mini-courses for teacher learning, covering timely topics such as: safe and supportive education during COVID-19, socio-emotional learning and wellbeing, culturally responsive teaching, innovative literacy teaching and learning, STEM and computer science education, collaboration using new technologies, and effective support for students with special needs. Check out these [[Featured mini-courses from Fall 2020]]. (More... [[Archived announcements]])
  
[[File:Facebook.png|15px|left]] [https://www.facebook.com/groups/698592486826462/ Join our group on Facebook] for updates and networking with fellow KNILT members and educators. Continue contributing and tapping in, wherever you are!
 
 
  
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
  
<big>'''Welcome to KNILT, an open online knowledge space where educators can find, share, and develop new ideas to reform and improve education in the 21st century.'''</big>
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<big>'''Welcome to KNILT, an open online knowledge space where educators can find, share, and develop new ideas to reform and improve education for the 21st century contexts.'''</big>
  
There is a growing demand for schools to continually improve and innovate in order to better prepare students for productive careers and social lives in a rapidly changing world. The Knowledge Network for Innovations in Learning and Teaching (KNILT) project, directed by [https://www.albany.edu/education/faculty/jianwei-zhang Dr. Jianwei Zhang], is an open knowledge network created by/for educators to share and advance our collective know-how about productive learning in the 21st century.  
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There is a growing demand for schools to continually improve and innovate in order to better prepare students for productive careers and social lives in a rapidly changing world. The Knowledge Network for Innovations in Learning and Teaching (KNILT) project, directed by [https://www.albany.edu/education/faculty/jianwei-zhang Dr. Jianwei Zhang], is an open knowledge network created by/for educators to share and advance our collective know-how/know-why about productive learning in the 21st century.  
  
A core group of contributors in this wiki-based network are graduate students in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany (e.g. students in ETAP 623 Systematic Design of Instruction). Our contributors share expertise as teachers and instructors, teacher educators, curriculum coordinators/developers, instructional technologists and designers, online learning specialists, and other professionals. Our goal is to use our knowledge of learning, teaching, and technology to produce a suite of professional development resources and opportunities.  
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A core group of contributors in this wiki-based network are graduate students in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany (e.g. students in ETAP 623 Systematic Design of Instruction). Our contributors share expertise as teachers and instructors, teacher educators, curriculum coordinators/developers, instructional technologists and designers, online learning specialists, and other professionals. Our goal is to use our knowledge of learning, teaching, and technology to produce a suite of professional development resources and opportunities. Since its inception in September 2007, KNILT has accumulated more than 550 mini-courses, which have been created using systematic processes of learning design.  
  
Since its inception in September 2007, KNILT has accumulated more than '''550 mini-courses,'''  which have been created using systematic processes of instructional design. These mini-courses as Open Education Resources can help educators of different levels to understand new learning approaches, environments, tools, and assessments in support of their efforts for educational improvement. As of August 19, 2019, KNILT has received a total of 17,462,411 page views from around the world.
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Efforts are made to further extend this network to a broader community of teachers who are committed to educational innovation. The open resources and interactions in this network will support teachers' learning, collaboration, and inquiry as they explore new visions and practices to meet the 21st century needs. See [[KNILT:About]] for more information about the history, development, and outreach of the KNILT site.
  
Efforts are made to further extend this network to a broader community of teachers who are committed to educational innovation. The open resources and interactions in this network will support teachers' learning, collaboration, and inquiry as they explore new visions and practices to meet the 21st century needs.
 
  
 
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Below are <u>a few examples</u>. Check out the [[Repository of Mini-Courses and Instructional Cases]] for many more mini-courses and cases.
 
Below are <u>a few examples</u>. Check out the [[Repository of Mini-Courses and Instructional Cases]] for many more mini-courses and cases.
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=== Safe and productive education during the COVID 19 Pandemic ===
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* [[Mark Gillmeister]]: [[Reaching and Teaching Learners in a Hybrid School Model]]
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* [[Allison McElheran]]:  [[How can students work together while being 6 ft apart?]]
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* [[Sarah Sweazy]]: [[Hands on Learning Benefits Through Virtual Science Labs]]
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* [[Alivia Clark]]: [[Incorporating Virtual Field Trips within Elementary Science Instruction]]
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* [[Max Burman]]: [[Utilizing Microsoft Teams to Design Instruction]]
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* [[Dorla Grant]]: [[Using Google Classroom as a collaborative  tool in the classroom]]
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=== Improve STEM learning and teaching ===
 
=== Improve STEM learning and teaching ===
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*[[Brooke Ebersold]]: [[Incorporating Computer Science K-12]]
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* [[Danielle Greene]]: [[Danielle Greene's Mini-Course|Strategies for Promoting Scientific Inquiry Skills in the K-12 Curriculum]]
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* [[Gërt Arnold Portfolio Page|Gërt Arnold]]: [[Creative Engineering in the Classroom]]
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*[[Joseph Russo]]: [[Designing_a_Culturally_Responsive_Geometry_Curriculum|Designing a Culturally Responsive Geometry Curriculum]] (* cross-linked by [https://www.ams.org/education/inclusive-classrooms American Mathematical Society] 
  
 
* [[Rosalie Forrester]] : [[Cognitive Apprenticeship in Health Professional Education]]
 
* [[Rosalie Forrester]] : [[Cognitive Apprenticeship in Health Professional Education]]
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===Improve literacy, language, and arts classrooms===
 
===Improve literacy, language, and arts classrooms===
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*[[User:Mzuccardo|Marissa Zuccardo]]: [[Incorporating Pragmatic Instruction for ELLs]]
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*[[Ashley Stapon]]:[[Guided Reading in the Elementary Classroom]]
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* [[Kim Kather]]: [[Revamping Writing for a Digital Age]]
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* [[Hope Connors]]: [[Incorporating Movement into Read Alouds|Incorporating Movement into Read Alouds Mini-Course]]
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* [[Ali Marshall]] : [[Project-Based Learning in the Music Classroom]]
 
* [[Ali Marshall]] : [[Project-Based Learning in the Music Classroom]]
  
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=== Support social and emotional learning ===
 
=== Support social and emotional learning ===
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* [[Chelsea Cummings]]: [[Developing a Growth Mindset Within the Classroom]]
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*[[Kristie Guerriero]]: [[The Zones of Regulation in the Elementary Classroom and Beyond]]
  
 
* [[Melanie Gifford]] | [[Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports]]
 
* [[Melanie Gifford]] | [[Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports]]
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===New learning technologies, competencies and environments ===  
 
===New learning technologies, competencies and environments ===  
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* [[Andrew Wierl]]: [[Teaching Critical Literacy and Effective Research Skills]]
  
 
* [[Carrie Kagan]] : [[Digital Reading for Comprehension]]
 
* [[Carrie Kagan]] : [[Digital Reading for Comprehension]]
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=== Special education & diversity ===
 
=== Special education & diversity ===
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* [[Megan Proper]]: [[Students with Schizophrenia and Supporting them in the Classroom and at Home]]
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* [[Crystal Velez]]: [[Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism]]
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* [[Kaylee Fallat]]: [[Understanding and Applying Basic Behavior Components]]
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* [[Michael VanDoren_ Biography and Course Details]]: [[Understanding and Using Learning Modalities]]
 
* [[Chelsea Brandimarte]]: [[Special Education in the Secondary Setting]]
 
* [[Chelsea Brandimarte]]: [[Special Education in the Secondary Setting]]
 
* [[Caroline Carros]] : [[Universal Design for Learning]]
 
* [[Caroline Carros]] : [[Universal Design for Learning]]
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<small>This network is designed and coordinated by The [https://tccl.arcc.albany.edu Technology-Augmented Co-Creativity Lab (TACCL)] directed by [https://www.albany.edu/education/faculty/jianwei-zhang Dr. Jianwei Zhang] at the University at Albany's School of Education. Special thanks to the staffs of UAlbany's Academic and Research Computing Center (ARCC) for their strong ongoing support.</small>
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<small>This network is designed and coordinated by [https://www.albany.edu/education/faculty/jianwei-zhang Dr. Jianwei Zhang] who directs the [https://tccl.arcc.albany.edu Technology-Augmented Co-Creativity Lab (TACCL)] at the University at Albany's School of Education. Special thanks to the staffs of UAlbany's Academic and Research Computing Center (ARCC) for their strong ongoing support.</small>

Latest revision as of 16:59, 15 February 2021

KNILT has got a new look with a new logo (designed by Hope Zhang, 11th-grader)



A Network of Knowledge Created by and for 21st Century Educators

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Join our group on Facebook for updates and networking with fellow KNILT members and educators. Continue contributing and tapping in, wherever you are!


Announcement (December 15, 2020): Our Fall 2020 class members have created a rich set of new mini-courses for teacher learning, covering timely topics such as: safe and supportive education during COVID-19, socio-emotional learning and wellbeing, culturally responsive teaching, innovative literacy teaching and learning, STEM and computer science education, collaboration using new technologies, and effective support for students with special needs. Check out these Featured mini-courses from Fall 2020. (More... Archived announcements)


Overview

Welcome to KNILT, an open online knowledge space where educators can find, share, and develop new ideas to reform and improve education for the 21st century contexts.

There is a growing demand for schools to continually improve and innovate in order to better prepare students for productive careers and social lives in a rapidly changing world. The Knowledge Network for Innovations in Learning and Teaching (KNILT) project, directed by Dr. Jianwei Zhang, is an open knowledge network created by/for educators to share and advance our collective know-how/know-why about productive learning in the 21st century.

A core group of contributors in this wiki-based network are graduate students in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany (e.g. students in ETAP 623 Systematic Design of Instruction). Our contributors share expertise as teachers and instructors, teacher educators, curriculum coordinators/developers, instructional technologists and designers, online learning specialists, and other professionals. Our goal is to use our knowledge of learning, teaching, and technology to produce a suite of professional development resources and opportunities. Since its inception in September 2007, KNILT has accumulated more than 550 mini-courses, which have been created using systematic processes of learning design.

Efforts are made to further extend this network to a broader community of teachers who are committed to educational innovation. The open resources and interactions in this network will support teachers' learning, collaboration, and inquiry as they explore new visions and practices to meet the 21st century needs. See KNILT:About for more information about the history, development, and outreach of the KNILT site.



Featured Mini-Courses

Below are a few examples. Check out the Repository of Mini-Courses and Instructional Cases for many more mini-courses and cases.

Safe and productive education during the COVID 19 Pandemic


Improve STEM learning and teaching

Improve literacy, language, and arts classrooms

Support social and emotional learning

How to learn/teach online

New learning technologies, competencies and environments

New approaches to assessment and evaluation

Special education & diversity




This network is designed and coordinated by Dr. Jianwei Zhang who directs the Technology-Augmented Co-Creativity Lab (TACCL) at the University at Albany's School of Education. Special thanks to the staffs of UAlbany's Academic and Research Computing Center (ARCC) for their strong ongoing support.