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Join us to connect with innovative educators and Entrepreneurs who are working to solve problems in education!

The create strand of the ED Collabitat invites educational entrepreneurs to develop an idea or product that has the promise of bringing a fresh, new, innovative experience to educational settings. This Is their time to shine.

UMSL Ed Collabitat || This is a free event

 
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MEET EDPRENEUR COHORT ONE!

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Tony Davis

Tony Davis

The M.A.D.E MOGULS Youth Program is a weekly 12 week program that consists of a series of informative exercises, guest speakers, presentations, and hands on activities. Our program uses fun and engaging tools such as sports and pop culture to teach students the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, and the basics of starting a business. The objective of this program is to provide a unique experience for youth to gain valuable hands-on experience in entrepreneurship, while building character and developing valuable transferable life skills.
Galicia Guerrero

Galicia Guerrero

Two Degrees connects teens to STEM professionals, opportunities and resources. We help students bridge the STEM gap by providing tools to identify and develop strengths, assistance with creating an actionable STEM plan, and connections to a network of STEM professional across the country. Bridge Coaches are professionals in STEM careers that provide informal guidance and support as students explore STEM opportunities.
Susan Kelly

Susan Kelly

EnTeam serves schools by providing educational games that build academic skills and improve the learning environment by measuring cooperative performance. Students learn how to study together and bring out the best in each other.
Keisha Mabry

Keisha Mabry

Bridgit2College turns college dreams into reality by bridging the gap between college acceptance and college attendance…college-intending students have 50-60 tasks to complete when transitioning from high school to college; Bridgit makes it easy to navigate this complex process by empowering students, counselors and adult influencers with research-based tools and resources.
Mike McQueen

Mike McQueen

Hundreds of K-12 schools across the country are battling accreditation problems, including 13 school districts in Missouri. Teachers in these schools don’t often get enough support or professional development. Sadly, only about 20% – 30% of students in these schools are proficient in reading. To address this literacy crisis, I am planning to create an online, self-paced course for teachers called, “Project-Based Learning for Struggling Readers.” The goal of my course is to help teachers learn how to implement Project-Based Learning through techniques that will specifically increase student achievement in reading. I want to show teachers how to improve reading performance by connecting students with real-life topics that promote self-directed learning, guided inquiry, and innovative technology. Ultimately, I want my course to help struggling schools avoid the nightmare of losing accreditation. This online course will help many struggling students and teachers along the path of lifelong literacy.

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ED Collabitat Makes its Debut


On September 30, 2015 the ED Collabitat officially opened as a habitat for intentional collaborating. Over 300 people from the UMSL campus and wider community joined us in celebrating the launch of our bold vision. When ideas from diverse disciplines and sectors collide, unforeseen and innovative solutions emerge. The ED Collabitat embraces a radical leap forward to address our greatest educational challenges. Join us in upcoming events or let us help you produce an bold adventure of your own.




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Cultivate

Cultivate

  • Bring a favorite lesson or idea and join a group of educators gathered to apply design thinking and discovery mapping to renovate or re-design lessons for a new audience
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  • When: Nov. 4; Dec. 2; 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Where: TBA
  • Contact: Phyllis Balcerzak, balcerzakph@umsl.edu
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    Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch statups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. the ED Collabitat will host a special event that week. Stay tuned!

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    When: November 18
    Where: UMSL, S. Campus, ED Collabitat
    Contact: Amber Bell-Christian at BellChristianA@umsl.edu

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    EDpreneur Application

    The create strand of the ED Collabitat invites educational entrepreneurs to develop an idea or product that has the promise of bringing a fresh, new, innovative experience to educational settings.

    APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS

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    InnoLabs in depth

    InnoLabs

    The InnoLab is a process where teachers collaborate around a taught lesson using a specific protocol called an ‘Inquiry into My Practice’ (IMP). InnoLabs as part of a school or district’s plan, supports continuing teacher learning through simultaneous interactions between both experienced and beginning teachers and outside expertise. InnoLabs are operating in schools near your district. You can participate as an individual or as a team ready to initiate your own InnoLab in your school or educational setting.

    In weekly meetings, groups of teachers meet in their school InnoLabs to enact Inquiries Into My Practice (IMPs). A lead teacher determines a lesson to teach colleagues with the specific focus of improving practice through intentional feedback. With support of a Thinking-Partner, the two engage in a Pre-Brief prior to teaching the lesson. The lead teacher then teaches the content using the pedagogical moves he or she seeks to study. Then after the lesson is concluded the teacher debriefs with a Thinking-Partner and listens to feedback.


    In this principled and collective process, every teacher gets better by getting better together.


    InnoLabs are thriving in:
    Missouri
  • 35 Studio Schools in UMSL’s Educator Preparation Program

  • Illinois
  • The Alton School District in Alton, IL
  • Amelia Carriel Jr. High School in O’Fallon, IL
  • Central Middle School in Belleville, IL
  • Highland High School in Highland, IL

  • California
  • Bay Area STEM Network

    • Want to start your own InnoLab? Contact Dr. Phyllis Balcerzak, Senior Program Producer: balcerzakph@umsl.edu




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    Ed Innovators’ Showcase

    Ed Innovators Showcase

    The ED Collabitat’s ED Innovators Showcase will celebrate the education innovations that are emerging out of the St. Louis region. It will be a venue for education innovators and entrepreneurs to share their original and revolutionary work. We plan to showcase inventive classroom practices, new educational products, and unique educational organizations. We welcome innovators from all sectors. The showcase will feature interactive tabletop exhibits as well as stage demonstrations.

    When: Winter 2016
    Where: UMSL, S. Campus, ED Collabitat
    Contact: Michelle Whitacre, whitacremp@umsl.edu

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    Endowed Professors Speakers’ Series

    Endowed Professors Series

    Twice per semester, a different College of Education endowed professor will be invited to present on his or her specialty.
    • On October 22, 2015 Dr. Marvin Berkowitz will share on the topic of character education.
    • On November 19, 2015 Dr. Carl Hoagland will share on the topic of educational technology.

    Where: TBA Where: UMSL, S.Campus, ED Collabitat
    Contact: Kathleen Fink at finkk@umsl.edu
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    The Pitch

    The Pitch

    The Pitch is a youth entrepreneur tech program where high school students learn to brand, package, market and pitch their product to industry professionals, and community leaders. More than twenty students from six different districts attend collaborative sessions from 1:00-4:00 pm each day and work together to produce a new technical idea or solution to an existing problem. The Pitch is designed around the idea that through creative thinking and collaboration, doers are made!

    When: SUMMER 2016
    Where: UMSL, S. Campus, ED Collabitat
    Contact: Amber Bell-Christian at BellChristianA@umsl.edu

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