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PT3 Projects

PT3@NAU Workshops
Technology Tutorials
Instructional Technology Toolbox
Best Practice Video Cases

PT3@NAU Workshops [top]: PT3@NAU personnel conducted dozens of workshops for various audiences such as university faculty, K-12 teachers, and teacher-education students at NAU. These workshops included topics such as: Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations, Creating Instructional Web Sites, Evaluating WebQuests, and many more. In addition, the following highly-popular workshops were offered several times throughout the duration of the PT3@NAU project:

Using Portable Computer Labs Using Portable, Wireless Computer Labs: This workshop will present the new wireless computer lab resources available to NAU education faculty. Check-out procedures, available resources, and in-class instructional strategy examples will be presented.
Using Computers to Support Learning Academic StandardsUsing Computers to Support Learning Academic Standards: Behavioral and Constructivist Approaches: This workshop will present information related to accessing national and state standards and suppport resources. In addition, both behavioral and constructivist-oriented instructional strategy addressing specific standards will be presented.

Beyond Course Management - Making the Most of our Web-Supported InstructionCreative, Instructional & Reflective Electronic Portfolios:
This workshop will present strategies for using electronic portfolios in the teaching and learning process, including the use of electronic portfolios to define meaningful contexts, provide opportunities for reflection and assessment, and organize the instructional planning process. Available electronic portfolio resources at NAU will also be discussed.

Technology Tutorials [top]: Several web-based technology and technology integration tutorials have been produced by project personnel to support faculty and students in their efforts to integrate technology. The most recent versions of these tutorials are flash animations with voice-over narration. These tutorials can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

File Management:
1) My Computer
2) Directory Structure
3) Paths

File Transfer:
1) FTP Using Internet Explorer

Microsoft Word:
1) Saving Files

SPSS Statistical Analysis Software:
1) Introductory Comments
2) Getting Started
3) Creating Your Data File
4) Quick Tour of the SPSS Screen
5) Defining the Variables
6) Entering the Data
7) Running Analyses

Instructional Technology Toolbox [top]: The Instructional Technology Toolbox is a set of instructional design aids for educators and education students. The Instructional Technology Toolbox focuses on the integration of technology, yet the strategies and methods presented here are applicable to many styles of teaching and delivery. Click on the image below to visi the Instructional Technology Toolbox.

Best Practice Video Cases [top]:

Rodgers lesson
    Page USD

Theodore Roosevelt and Progressivism
Rich Mayorga
Sunnyside High School
Sunnyside Unified School District

  • Primary Sources
  • Five-Minute Drill
The students are expected to analyze primary sources to identify the central concepts and ideas from the progressive era and the presidential administration of Theodore Roosevelt.
lomeland lesson
    Page USD

Westward Expansion and the Transcontinental Railroad
Sandra Lomeland
Desert View Elementary
Page Unified School District, Page, AZ

  • Usage of primary sources
  • Importance of viewing historical events from multiple perspectives
  • Utilize a variety of graphic organizers
Ms. Lomeland uses a variety of primary source documents to help her 5th grade students analyze the different perspectives of the European American settlers and the Native American population through the lens of the construction of the transcontinental railroad.

Creating an Invention
Sharla LaBelle
Sunset Ridge School, Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix, AZ

  • Nonlinguistic Representations: Concept Maps and Multimedia
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Technology Integration
The lesson "Creating an Invention" makes extensive use of non-linguistic representation to teach students about geometric shapes while integrating science, mathematics, science, and language arts. A block of 2 1/2 hours is allotted for this lesson, which is part of a unit on Ideas and Inventions.





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This project will receive $648,000 from the U.S. Department of Education, which is 36% of the total cost of the project.
Six percent ($105,884) of the total cost of the project will be financed by nongovernmental sources.
The remaining 58% ($1,056,307) will be funded by departments within Northern Arizona University's College of Education.
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