For those who wish to use the middle school modules, Heartland and ISU’s Information Assurance (IA) program will offer two half-day workshops on August 3 and 4 in Johnston. (Participants need to come to one day’s classes or another, but not both.) Dr. Doug Jacobson, chair of ISU’s IA program, and Dr. Lance Wilhelm, director of technology for Heartland, will co-teach this workshop. There is no cost to participate, and all materials are provided free. The purpose of the workshop is to walk through the curricular modules, which can be the basis of an entire class at the middle school level, or can be split up and used in existing classes at the middle or high school levels. For those wishing to participate at a distance, these workshops will be available via the Zoom video conferencing service. Teachers participating in this pilot will be asked to provide feedback via an online survey 3-4 times during the 2015-16 school year.
For those who wish to teach the high school class, a staff development class will be offered through Heartland in the fall of 2015, so pilot schools could offer the class to high school students starting in the spring of 2016. The Heartland class will require a minimum of 15 hours of face-to-face time, and a minimum of 30 hours of “out of class” time. Staff development credit will be available for participants, but is not required.
Additional information about these classes, including how to register, and the meeting dates for the fall class, will be publicized in the coming weeks. Class space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have questions, or would like to indicate your interest in these pilots, please contact Lance Wilhelm via email at firstname.lastname@example.org