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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 />
[[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!
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[[File:Facebook.png|15px|left]] '''[https://www.facebook.com/groups/698592486826462/ Join the KNILT group on Facebook]''' for updates and networking with fellow educators.  
 
   
 
   
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'''Announcement''' (November 10, 2021): During the pandemic, 500,000 users from 223 countries have accessed the mini-courses that serve the needs of educators of all levels. [[Teaching Children Affected by Family Violence]] (designed by Catherine Sadowski) was recommended by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on its Child Welfare Information Gateway [https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/domviolence/collaboration/schools/]. National Dropout Prevention Center recommended [[Effective Use of Self-paced Learning in the Classroom Environment]] (designed by Roger Wistar).  (More... [[Archived announcements]])
  
'''Announcement''' (August 24, 2021): The KNILT mini-courses are freely available to all educators, who can view/read without needing to login. Currently only users who are associated with our programs/projects at the University at Albany can request accounts for creating/editing pages. If you are not associated with UAlbany but would like to create a mini-course here, please contact [https://www.albany.edu/education/faculty/jianwei-zhang Dr. Jianwei Zhang].  (More... [[Archived announcements]])
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==Overview of KNILT==
  
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<big>'''Welcome to KNILT, an open online knowledge space where educators can find, share, and develop new ideas to improve education for the 21st century contexts.'''</big>
  
==Overview==
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This long-term, ongoing project is situated in the graduate courses and research projects led by [https://www.albany.edu/education/faculty/jianwei-zhang Dr. Jianwei Zhang] at the University at Albany, SUNY.  Students enrolled in these classes (e.g. systematic design of instruction and learning technology in [https://www.albany.edu/education/programs/ms-curriculum-development-and-instructional-technology the MS CDIT program]) carry diverse expertise as PreK-12 teachers, college instructors, technologists, instructional designers, curriculum coordinators, online education specialists, and other professionals. Their expertise is brought to bear in an authentic, semester-long project. Each class member goes through the systematic processes of learning design to create an online mini-course targeting teacher learning of a high-need topic, which may focus on a new pedagogical approach, a subject-specific teaching/assessment strategy, or a new technology tool.
  
<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>
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Since its inception in September 2007, KNILT has accumulated more than 550 mini-courses; this number grows each semester. The mini-courses are continually used by students for peer learning within each class and across different cohort groups. The mini-courses are further made freely available to educators from all around the world, who search for new ideas, strategies, and tools to renovate their teaching. During the pandemic from January 2020 to October 2021, close to 500,000 users have accessed the mini-courses from 223 countries. See [[KNILT:About]] for more information about the history, development, and outreach of the KNILT site.
 
 
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. 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.
 
  
  
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* [[Dorla Grant]]: [[Using Google Classroom as a collaborative  tool in the classroom]]
 
* [[Dorla Grant]]: [[Using Google Classroom as a collaborative  tool in the classroom]]
 
* Adam Langworthy: [[Promoting Student Metacognition in the Classroom]]
 
* Adam Langworthy: [[Promoting Student Metacognition in the Classroom]]
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* Joy Stephenson: [[Incorporating Virtual Field Trips]]
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* Ryann Conlan: [[Integrating Google Classroom in the Classroom]]
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=== Improve STEM learning and teaching ===
 
=== Improve STEM learning and teaching ===
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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])
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* Tim Vatovec: [[Creating a Geographic Information Systems-based Learning Activity]]
 
* Tim Vatovec: [[Creating a Geographic Information Systems-based Learning Activity]]
  
*[[Brooke Ebersold]]: [[Incorporating Computer Science K-12]]
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* [[Brooke Ebersold]]: [[Incorporating Computer Science K-12]]
  
 
* [[Danielle Greene]]: [[Danielle Greene's Mini-Course|Strategies for Promoting Scientific Inquiry Skills in the K-12 Curriculum]]
 
* [[Danielle Greene]]: [[Danielle Greene's Mini-Course|Strategies for Promoting Scientific Inquiry Skills in the K-12 Curriculum]]
  
 
* [[Gërt Arnold Portfolio Page|Gërt Arnold]]: [[Creative Engineering in the Classroom]]
 
* [[Gërt Arnold Portfolio Page|Gërt Arnold]]: [[Creative Engineering in the Classroom]]
 
*[[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]]
  
 
* [[Gordon Lake]] : [[College Biology Curriculum and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) | Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)]]  
 
* [[Gordon Lake]] : [[College Biology Curriculum and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) | Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)]]  
* [[User:Jpenney|Jaclyn Penney]] [[Using Literacy in the Science Classroom]]
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* [[User:Jpenney|Jaclyn Penney]]: [[Using Literacy in the Science Classroom]]
  
 
* Annie Cartie: [[Including Personal Finance When Teaching Exponential Functions]]
 
* Annie Cartie: [[Including Personal Finance When Teaching Exponential Functions]]
  
 
* [[Becca Goess]]: [[The Design Thinking Process]]
 
* [[Becca Goess]]: [[The Design Thinking Process]]
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* [[Eric Fana]]: [[Engineering Design for All]]
  
 
* [[Stephanie Quill]]:  [[Problem-Based Learning in the Biology Classroom]]
 
* [[Stephanie Quill]]:  [[Problem-Based Learning in the Biology Classroom]]
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===Improve literacy, language, and arts classrooms===
 
===Improve literacy, language, and arts classrooms===
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* Alicia Mari: [[Keeping Imaginative Play In the Kindergarten Classroom:How to conduct observations of play behaviors to identify and understand individual student development and integration of skills within authentic play contexts | Keeping Imaginative Play In the Kindergarten Classroom]] (''used  by the Colorado Department of Education (Office of Standards and Instructional Support) as a resource to build instructional samples for teachers. See links [https://www.cde.state.co.us/standardsandinstruction/muk-showmethewayto-pdf] and [https://www.cde.state.co.us/standardsandinstruction/dan1-exploreourenvironmentsthroughmovement-pdf].)''
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* Lara Kelley: [[Lara Kelley Mini-Course: Art Integration In Every Classroom | Art Integration In Every Classroom]]
  
 
*[[User:Mzuccardo|Marissa Zuccardo]]: [[Incorporating Pragmatic Instruction for ELLs]]
 
*[[User:Mzuccardo|Marissa Zuccardo]]: [[Incorporating Pragmatic Instruction for ELLs]]
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=== Support social and emotional learning ===
 
=== Support social and emotional learning ===
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* [[Catherine Sadowski]]: [[Teaching Children Affected by Family Violence]] ('''''Recommended by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on its Child Welfare Information Gateway '''''[https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/domviolence/collaboration/schools/])
  
 
* [[Chelsea Cummings]]: [[Developing a Growth Mindset Within the Classroom]]
 
* [[Chelsea Cummings]]: [[Developing a Growth Mindset Within the Classroom]]
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*[[About_Cheryl_DePra|Cheryl DePra]] | [[Positive Discipline in the Classroom|Positive Discipline in the Classroom]]  
 
*[[About_Cheryl_DePra|Cheryl DePra]] | [[Positive Discipline in the Classroom|Positive Discipline in the Classroom]]  
  
*Christopher Poulopoulos: [[Creating a Bully Free Environment]]
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* Christopher Poulopoulos: [[Creating a Bully Free Environment]]
  
 
* Krystal Nugent: [[Creating an Anti-Racist Classroom]]
 
* Krystal Nugent: [[Creating an Anti-Racist Classroom]]
  
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* Alex Baule: [[Strategizing for Family and Community Involvement]]
  
 
===How to learn/teach online===
 
===How to learn/teach online===
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* Mary Huffman: [[Assessing for Understanding in Online Courses]]<br />
 
* Mary Huffman: [[Assessing for Understanding in Online Courses]]<br />
 
* [[Suzanne_Hayes | Suzanne Hayes]]: [[Developing_Learning_Communities_Through_Blended_Learning_Activities | Developing Learning Communities Through Blended Learning Activities]]
 
* [[Suzanne_Hayes | Suzanne Hayes]]: [[Developing_Learning_Communities_Through_Blended_Learning_Activities | Developing Learning Communities Through Blended Learning Activities]]
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* Jennifer Boisvet: [[E-portfolios for Post-Secondary Educators]]
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* [[Katherine Watson]]: [[Multimedia in Online Courses]]
  
 
===New learning technologies, competencies and environments ===  
 
===New learning technologies, competencies and environments ===  
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* [[User:Bwest|Brandon West]]: [[Reflective Teaching: Evaluating Your Own Instruction]]
 
* [[User:Bwest|Brandon West]]: [[Reflective Teaching: Evaluating Your Own Instruction]]
 
* [[Theresa.Cetnar]]: [[Differentiation in the form of Choice Boards within any discipline]]
 
* [[Theresa.Cetnar]]: [[Differentiation in the form of Choice Boards within any discipline]]
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* [[Jessica Zmiyarch's Mini-Course: Formative Assessment in the Math Classroom]] ''(recommended by Ohio Resident Educator program's Mentor Toolkit as a mentor resource, 2020, see [https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Teaching/Resident-Educator-Program/The-Mentoring-Years/Mentor-Tool-Kit/Mentor-Tool-Kit-2020_06.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US]
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=== Special education & diverse learners ===
 
=== Special education & diverse learners ===
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* [[Libby Wideman]] : [[Creating Safe and Healthy Classroom Environments that Respect Diversity]]
 
* [[Libby Wideman]] : [[Creating Safe and Healthy Classroom Environments that Respect Diversity]]
 
* [[Amber Ho]]: [[Supporting Visual-Spatial Processing Needs in a Mathematics Classroom]]
 
* [[Amber Ho]]: [[Supporting Visual-Spatial Processing Needs in a Mathematics Classroom]]
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* Roger Wistar: [[Effective Use of Self-paced Learning in the Classroom Environment]] ''(National Dropout Prevention Center recommended this mini-course as a resource on how to engage at-risk students. [https://dropoutprevention.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/student-engagement-2016-09.pdf])''
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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>
 
<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 08:52, 11 November 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 the KNILT group on Facebook for updates and networking with fellow educators.

Announcement (November 10, 2021): During the pandemic, 500,000 users from 223 countries have accessed the mini-courses that serve the needs of educators of all levels. Teaching Children Affected by Family Violence (designed by Catherine Sadowski) was recommended by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on its Child Welfare Information Gateway [1]. National Dropout Prevention Center recommended Effective Use of Self-paced Learning in the Classroom Environment (designed by Roger Wistar).  (More... Archived announcements)

Overview of KNILT

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

This long-term, ongoing project is situated in the graduate courses and research projects led by Dr. Jianwei Zhang at the University at Albany, SUNY. Students enrolled in these classes (e.g. systematic design of instruction and learning technology in the MS CDIT program) carry diverse expertise as PreK-12 teachers, college instructors, technologists, instructional designers, curriculum coordinators, online education specialists, and other professionals. Their expertise is brought to bear in an authentic, semester-long project. Each class member goes through the systematic processes of learning design to create an online mini-course targeting teacher learning of a high-need topic, which may focus on a new pedagogical approach, a subject-specific teaching/assessment strategy, or a new technology tool.

Since its inception in September 2007, KNILT has accumulated more than 550 mini-courses; this number grows each semester. The mini-courses are continually used by students for peer learning within each class and across different cohort groups. The mini-courses are further made freely available to educators from all around the world, who search for new ideas, strategies, and tools to renovate their teaching. During the pandemic from January 2020 to October 2021, close to 500,000 users have accessed the mini-courses from 223 countries. 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 & diverse learners




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.